Every year, I ask you to make a final Project to get an extra point in your final mark. So, this year, I am going to ask you to write a role play, since it is one of the best ways to learn English, to use the target language in a real context, and it is also a good way to encourage you to speak up and practice your English in real situations. It is very simple, you must follow these steps:
1st step: You have to work in pairs. By email, you must send your English teacher, me, your dialogue and your role play cards of your characters. Deadline or final date: 17th June.
2nd step: Choose on the following situations:
1. Taxi driver – passenger.
2. At a hotel: Receptionist – Customer.
3. At a restaurant: waiter – customer.
4. At home: mother – child.
5. At school: teacher – pupil.
6. At the airport: flight attendant – passenger.
7. At the supermarket: shop assistant – customer.
8. At the computer shop: shop assistant – customer.
9. At the disco: two friends (casual talk and using slang words).
10. Telephone conversation: boss – wrong person.
11. Job interview: employer – employee
12. At the hospital: doctor – patient.
13. At a soccer stadium: opponent supporters.
14. A celebrity interview: TV host – famous person.
15. Holidays – two strangers on a train.
16. Finding a roommate: owner – new possible mate.
17. Sport interview: a popular sport man/woman – a TV journalist.
3rd step: Briefly, introduce and describe your two characters in two different cards. Then, add some ideas for the conversation. See the examples below.
A taxi driver (a middle aged man/woman driving a cab in London)
A passenger (a young teenager who is visiting London for the first time)
1. Greet the passenger and ask him / her where he / she wants to go.
2. Say the price. Make some comments on the weather. Ask the passenger if he / she likes this weather.
3. Answer the passenger's questions. Boast that your son has recently travelled to Spain to learn Spanish.
4. Say what places and monuments the passenger should go and see.
1. Greet the taxi driver and say where you want to go. Ask what the price will be.
2. Answer the taxi-driver's question and ask what kind of weather he/she likes.
3. Say that you like travelling and make some comments about the importance of learning languages.
4. Ask the taxi-driver what places to visit in London.
4th step: Write down a dialogue between these two characters. Underline the most relevant sentences or key words for these different situations.
5th step: Perform the role play in class as best as you can (in 5 -10 min). You must take into account your English pronunciation, you must learn and study your dialogue, you can add some gestures to make your role playing game more believable and funnier. Enjoy it!!!
- William Shakespeare, As You Like It