Mini-Plays

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    Football fanatics

    This mini-play features a father and son from Yorkshire, who are on a long-distance journey to a football match. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes.

  • Photo of two people chatting in a clothes shop
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    The clothes shop

    This mini-play is set in a clothes shop in Manchester, where two friends are chatting to each other as they shop. 

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    The pub

    This mini-play features two men playing darts in a pub in Swansea. The lesson contains a downloadable mp3 audio file and a lesson plan with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Merry Christmas

    This mini-play features two women in a toy shop talking about what to buy their loved ones for Christmas. The lesson contains a downloadable mp3 audio file and a lesson plan with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    The bus stop

    This mini-play features a man and an elderly woman talking about mobile phones and the environment while waiting for a bus. The lesson contains a downloadable mp3 audio file and a lesson plan with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    The supermarket

    This mini-play features a mother and daughter who are shopping for food. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Air travel

    This mini-play features a couple who are waiting for their flight at Birmingham airport. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Relationships

    This mini-play features two friends chatting about relationships in a Bolton cafe. The lesson contains a downloadable audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Nightmare neighbours

    This mini-play features two next-door neighbours talking over the fence in Norfolk. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Nip and tuck

    This mini-play features two women talking about plastic surgery in a café in Croydon, south London. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    The bank

    This mini-play features two women who are gossiping while waiting to be served in a bank in Essex. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes.

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    Dog owners

    This lesson plan provides listening and language exercises for students. It focuses on relationships we have with our pets as well as British culture.

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    The train

    This mini-play features a middle-aged couple, who are on a train from London Bridge to Dartford, on their way to a doctor's appointment. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes.

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    Celebrities

    This mini-play features two workmen, who are sitting in a roadworks truck near Dartford, reading the paper. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes.

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    Mini-plays

    Our authors talk about the concept behind the mini-plays on onstopenglish and give a detailed explanation of the format of the plays and associated lesson plans.