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TLW ~ Basic English ~ Role Plays and Structures

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures                                                             Print Role Plays: .docx / .doc


1)   To begin with, as a class, in groups, in pairs, look up, talk about, and practice the role play vocabulary

2)   Then, fill in the blanks according to the topic (assisted by students, the teacher, and the internet)

3)   After that, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, practice the role plays you have created

4)   Next, try to make variations in your responses (remember role plays don¡¯t have to be true)

5)   Finally, perform your role play in front of the class with a partner or several partners

       (Challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues. Enjoy the process)

~ Contents ~ Basic Text Talk ~ Topic 6 ~ Vacation ~

Pre-Talk ~ Comparative Adjectives ~ Print: .docx /.doc


A comparative adjective is used to compare two things.


List of  comparative adjectives:


1) One syllable or ending in y:

old – older / young – younger  / pretty – prettier  / happy – happier


2) Two or more syllables:

respectable – more respectable  / beautiful – more beautiful

preferable – more preferable  / hardworking – more hardworking


3) Different forms:

good – better  /  bad – worse


Example questions:


Q1: Are you smarter than your parents? How?

Q2: Are some people luckier than others? Why? 

Q3: Is it better to be rich and dumb or to be poor and smart?

Q4: Is it worse to be hungry or to eat too much?

Q5: Which is more delicious, Japanese or Italian food?

Q6: Is your friend more friendly/friendlier than you? Tell.

Q7: Are some families happier/sadder than yours? Explain.

Q8: Is it better to study hard or to enjoy your time? Tell.

Q9: Is it worse to sleep too much or to little? Why?

Q10: Which is less expensive, Chinese or American clothes?


Make some of your own questions using comparative adjectives¡¦


Talk ~ Role Play


A) Where did you go on your last vacation?


B) I went to _____________________________ .


A) Who did you go there with?


B) I went there with __________________________________________ .


A) How did you travel there?


B1) I/We went there by bus/train/ship.  It was _______________________.


B2) I/We used _______________ Airlines. It was ____________________.


A) Where did you stay?


B) I/We stayed _______________________________________________ .


A) How long did you stay?


B) I/We stayed _______________________________________________ .


A) Tell me one of the things you enjoyed.


B) Well,  ____________________________________________________ .


A) Was there anything that you didn't enjoy?


B) Well, _____________________________________________________ .


A) Overall, it sounds like a pretty good time.


B1) Yes. I'd like to go there again sometime.

B2) No, I¡¯d like to go somewhere else.