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 15 ~ Talking About Money ~

Talk ~ Role Play


A) Are you able to save money easily?


B1) Yes, I can. I ________________________________________________________ .


B2) No, I can¡¯t. I ______________________________________________________ .


A) How often do you use your credit card(s)?


B) About once/twice/three times a day/week. (Every ______ day(s).


A) What kind of things do you buy when you have extra money?


B) Well, I ________________________ when I _____________________________.


A) Do you ever buy things you don¡¯t need?


B1) Yes, I do. I _______________________________________________________ .

B2) No I never buy anything I don¡¯t need.


A) Do you ever spend money on other people? Who? When?


B1) Yes, I usually/sometimes/occasionally ___________________________________ .

B2) No, I never do that. (Extra Q: Why not?)


A) Do you ever borrow money? Who from? For what reason?


B1) Yes, I do. Well, _____________________________________________________ .

B2) No, I never borrow money.


A) Do you ever lend money to a friend or relative? Who? When?


B1) Yes, I do. Well, _____________________________________________________ .

B2) No, I never lend money.


A) What does the saying, ¡°You can¡¯t take it with you¡± mean to you?


B) Let me see... I think it means _____________________________________________ .

TLW ~ Basic English ~ Role Plays and Structures

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


Compound adjectives are adjectives that contains two or more words.

We use hyphens ( - ) to show connection in meaning.


Notice the difference in these sentences:


1) I saw a man-eating fish

2) I saw a man eating fish


Example questions:


Q1: Do you know anyone who is money-minded? Why so?

Q2: Are you open-minded, close-minded, or between? Explain.

Q3: Do you know anyone who is narrow-minded? Tell.

Q4: Do you know anyone who is absent-minded? Give a story.

Q5: Where would you like to go on a one-year adventure?

Q6: What things are old-fashioned in your country? Can they change?

Q7: What food do you consider mouth-watering? Describe.

Q8: What is your run-of-the-mill day like? Give details.

Q9: Who would you like to go with on a one-month vacation? Where?

Q10: What do you do at least three-times-a-day? Why? Prefer not?


run-of-the-mill = normal, average, ordinary


Can you make questions of your own? Give it a try.