ROLE PLAY ACTIVITIES
Role plays are important because they are the nearest you can get to real life English in the classroom. The criterion of success in the performance of a Role Play should not be "Did you get the grammar right? Did you get all the vocabulary in?" but simply "Did you get your ticket? Did the doctor give you the right treatment?" Language, in the ultimate analysis is communication and used to get a job done. If the job has been done - it worked. Even a weak student should finish a Role Play thinking that he might, after all, be able to survive in Bradford, even if his present perfects are still dodgy!
As well as Role Plays proper there are a couple of variants to look at. Click on them one by one.
Role plays in Groups
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