Use at least two words from each box of the mind map on the opposite page to sum up what you know about GoT or Shakespeare.
Idiom of the week!
At daggers drawn
A dagger is a short knife used as a stabbing weapon. This expression is usually said of two people or groups of people ready or about to fight one another verbally and / or physically. The figurative meaning of the phrase dates back to the 1800s and has become part of everyday vocabulary.
The Battle of Winterfell, Game of Thrones, season 8, 2018.
A Game of Words
lawful ≠ illegitimate (adj.)
powerful / mighty (adj.)
heir/ˈɛə/ to the throne (exp.)
monarch /ˈmɒnək/ (n.)
reign / rule (supreme) (v.)
wield / exercise power (v.)
undaunted /ʌnˈdɔːntɪd/ / bold / brave (adj.)
feisty / determined (adj.)
fiendish /ˈfiːndɪʃ/ (adj.)
merciful ≠ merciless / ruthless (adj.)
righteous /ˈraɪtʃəs/ (adj.)
vengeful (adj.) → revenge (n.)
bear a grudge against s.o. (exp.)
seek revenge / avenge oneself (exp.)
wage war on (exp.)
foes / sworn enemies (n.)
rivals → rivalry (n.)
rival s.o. /ˈraɪvəl/ (v.)
evil / wicked / malevolent (adj.)
treacherous / duplicitous (adj.)
overthrow a king / a queen (exp.)
betrayal / (high) treason (n.)
conspiracy / plot (n.)
betray / deceive /dɪˈsiːv/ (v.)
gory / bloody (adj.)
warlike / belligerent (adj.)
slaughter /ˈslɔːtə/ (v.)
slay / murder (v.)
historical drama (exp.)
plot line (exp.)
revenge play (exp.)
adapt to / into (v.)
On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1
Improvise a conversation between a Shakespeare enthusiast and a GoT fan.
❯❯ Step 2
Present your favourite female character from either Shakespeare or GoT.
❯❯ Step 3
Write a film or TV series review.
❯❯ Your final project
Create your own Game-of-Thrones-inspired story based on characters and plays by Shakespeare.