2-mime-in-a-box-exercises - The Word Up Project Level Green Unit 2 Mime in a Box 2A Introduction A mime is a street performer who entertains people on

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Unit 2 - Mime in a Box2A IntroductionA mime is a street performer who entertains people on sidewalks and in parks. Unlike other performers, a mime never speaks while performing. Instead, a mime will act out a scene using only his or her hands and body. The classic mime paints his or her face white, and might wear a striped shirt. One of the most famous moves mimes do is to pretend they are stuck in a box.2B Song LyricsNow I remember back in ‘99,I’d striveand try to be the best mime alive.For those who don’t know, let me lay it down:A mime makes moves, but doesn’t make a sound.I was talented, it’s like my fingers could talk,I’d stay out on the streets, lingertill dark.I would ignitethe crowd, spark flames,They’re excited now, “Wow,” they’re so amazed.I’d go on for days, other performers I’d dominate,Rule over them, I’m on a holiday.I had my own distinctstyle, there was nothing like it,Other mimes would watch me, they couldn’t stop me.They’d try to mimicwhen I’d get on my tip-toes,They tried to copy it like Kinko’s.I was the thing they repeat like a parakeet,They’re just a funny imitation or a parody.He’s just a mime in a box.Oh-oh.Now sometimes I feel… like I’m in a box.Oh-oh.His world is invisible.I started out in the country, ruralNebraska,What did Delaware? Idaho, Alaska.I moved to New Jersey, and not for the weather,For more diversity, different kinds of things together.Then I moved to Brooklyn, which was urban,A city with buildings and taxis swerving.I was better than most, but my objectiveand goal Forever was to be the best mime ever to blow.One day I saw another mime, and I almost died,Her style was superior, better than mine!She was going wild, she had amplemoves,More than enough, she could give out samples, dude.My dream was through, but as I walked away, she said, “Wait, you want to work together and collaborate?”So to keep it short, and be concise:I was cool alone, but together we were cold as ice.12The Word Up Project: Level Green
Hook2C Words DefinedBelow you’ll find each vocabulary word that was used in the song. Each word is followed by the part of speech, a simple definition and a meaningful sentence. Some words will also have synonyms, antonyms and other forms of the word listed.1. ample(adj)plenty; more than enoughMs. Vanessa is very nice; she provided us with ampletime to finish the test. Synonyms: plentiful, fairly large2. collaborate(verb)to work together, especially on a piece of work or artThe four scientists collaborated to write a paper on black holes.Other forms: People who collaborate are collaborators; they form a collaboration(noun), and they show off a collaborative(adj.) spirit. 3. concise (adj)short and to the point; saying a lot in a few wordsUnlike her husband, who often rambled on about random things, Lee kept storiesconciseand to the point.

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