ESL Role Plays


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Topic

Student A

Student B

1

Goals

You want to get a degree in music.  Your mom disagrees and you want to convince her to support you.

Your son/daughter wants to study music.  You think this is a bad idea and want to talk her out of this.

2

Beauty

You think you are very beautiful/handsome and love to talk about how beautiful/handsome your are.  Your roommate doesn’t seem to realize how lucky she/he is to have such a beautiful/handsome roommate.

You think that your roommate is average looking.  You are also sick of your roommate talking about how beautiful/handsome he/she is all the time and are going to tell him/her the truth.

3

Health

 

 

4

School

Your English teacher has flunked you and you are in his/her office trying to convince your teacher to pass you.

A student has come to your office and is arguing for you to pass him/her.  The student’s scores are very low but the student is a senior and if your flunk the student then the student will not graduate.

5

Conflict

 

 

6

Cars & Driving

You have been stopped by a police officer for not wearing your helmet while driving your scooter.  You want to convince the police officer not to give you a ticket.

You are about to give a college student

7

Transportation

 

 

8

Meeting People

 

 

9

Traveling

You want to hitchhike from Taipei from Kaoshung but your boyfriend/girlfriend thinks this is a very bad idea.

Your boyfriend wants to hitchhike from Taipei to Kaoshung and you want to talk him/her out of the idea.  Taking bus is a better idea.

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12

Money

Your spouse has “maxed” out your joint credit card and you are trying to get her to spend less.

You feel your spouse is a “cheapskate” and disagree that you spend too much.`

13

Jobs

You are applying for a job at McDonald’s to pay for school.

You are the manager of a McDonald’s and student is applying for a job at your restaurant.

14

Gender Roles

You are a female college student and plan to join the army after your graduate.  You want to get your mother to understand your point of view.

Your daughter has apparently lost her mind and wants to join the army.  You want to convince her this is a terrible idea.

15

Restaurant

 

 

16

Classroom

 

 

17

Sports

 

 

18

Art

 

 

19

Food & Eating

 

 

20

Discrimination

 

 

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23

Old Age

 

 

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25

Memory

You meet an old classmate and can’t remember their name.  You don’t want to insult the classmate and admit you don’t remember their name.

You meet an old classmate and you are slowly but surely getting the idea that your old classmate has forgotten your name.

26

Disaster

 

 

27

 

 

 

28

Family

 

 

29

Death & Dying

 

 

30

 

 

 

31

Immigration

 

 

32

Teenagers

 

 

33

Stress 1

 

 

34

Drugs

 

 

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37

Thanksgiving

You are Captain Smith.  You are trying to tell her you are a friend but she doesn’t understand English.

You are Pocahontas.  You are a little scared of this stranger but are trying to understand what he is trying to communicate.

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39

Stress 2

 

 

40

Goals 2

 

 

41

Culture

 

 

42

Music

 

 

43

Dreams

 

 

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45

Love

You no longer love your boyfriend/girlfriend and want to tell him/her this without hurting their feelings.

You are on a date with your boyfriend/girlfriend and suspect he/she wants to tell you something important.  Maybe he/she wants to propose marriage!

46

Friends

 

 

47

Children

You are four years old and full of energy.  You are at a coffeehouse and your mean parents are trying to get you to behave.

Your four-year old is acting crazy and you want your child to behave.

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One response to “ESL Role Plays

  1. i found this very ineteresting. if only it were complete

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