Role Play

  • Photo of a blackout, ideally in New York.
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    Blackout

    A speaking activity with emphasis on oral fluency; students role-play a series of mobile phone calls that all take place during a blackout in New York.

  • Photo of a wedding party.
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    The wedding party

    A speaking mingle activity with emphasis on oral fluency; students practise making small talk at a wedding, share secrets and do some gossiping.

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    Amnesty

    New president offers amnesty. Who will be released?

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    Castaway students

    Students practice oral fluency by talking about uses for everyday objects in a difficult situation.

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    Censored

    Students role-play a discussion about censorship on a television talk show.

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    Exploring space

    The following activities are all connected to the theme of space and space travel.

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    Heatwave

    Students role-play a series of arguments that take place on a hot summer's day.

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    The office party

    A speaking mingle activity with emphasis on oral fluency; students practise making small talk at an office social event and share secrets.