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 14 ~ Common Idioms  ~

Talk ~ Role Play


A) When do you feel under the weather?


B) Let¡¯s see, usually when I hear some bad news or ___________________.


A) How often do you catch a cold?


B) About once/twice/three times a month/year. (Every ____ months/years).


A) What do you eat or drink or what medicine do you take?


B) Well, I sometimes/usually/always ___________________________ .


A) Do you ever go to the doctor for a cold?


B1) Yes, I do. I ___________________________________ .

B2) No I don¡¯t. (Extra Q: Why not?)


A) How long does your cold usually last?


B) It usually lasts _______________________ .


A) What do you do when you get bad news?


B) Well, I sometimes/usually/always ___________________________ .


A) Do you know someone who isn¡¯t playing with a full deck?


B) Yes, I do.


A) Without giving names, tell me about that person...


B) Well, he/she ___________________________________________ .


A When he/she makes a mistake, do you give him/her the benefit of the doubt?


B1) Yes, I do. I usually ______________________________________ .


B1) No, I don¡¯t. I never _____________________________________ . 



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TLW ~ Basic English ~ Role Plays and Structures

Pre-Talk ~ Common Idioms ~ Print: .docx /.doc


Idiom: Expressions whose meanings are not the same as the definition of its words.

              Idioms often ¡°paint a picture¡± in the mind and are often visual in nature.


Example questions:


Q1: A penny for your thoughts. What are you thinking right now? 

Q2: What is the hot potato in the news these days? Tell.

Q3: What do you think is the best thing since sliced bread? Explain.

Q4: What costs an arm and a leg these days? Can you buy it? 

Q5: What time do you usually hit the sack? Always the same time?

Q6: What do you do once in a blue moon? Tell.

Q7: Who do you often see eye to eye with? Why do you think so?

Q8: What chore is a piece of cake for you? Really?

Q9: What decisions force you to sit on the fence? Why?

Q10: What wouldn¡¯t you be caught dead doing? Explain


Make some of your own questions using this form¡¦