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 18 ~ Talking About the Past ~

Talk ~ Role Play


A) Where did you grow up?


B) I grew up ___________________________________________ .


A) What did you used to do after school before you were a teenager?


B) Well, I used to _______________________________________ .


A) How about when you became a teenager?


B) Well, during that time, I used to _________________________.


A) In your culture, what was important 100 years ago?


B) Difficult to say, but I think ______________________________ .


A) Where were your grandparents from?


B) They were from _____________________ .


A) Did you used to meet them often?


B1) Well, I met my mom¡¯s parents _____________________________ .

      And I met my dad¡¯s parents ________________________________ .

B2) No,  I didn¡¯t. (Extended Q: Why not?)


A) What did you used to do together?


B) I used to ___________ with my grandma/grandpa on my mom¡¯s side.

      And I used to ____________ with my grandma/grandpa on my dad¡¯s side.


A) Right now, as we speak, what¡¯s the first memory that pops up from your youth?


B) Well, let me see ____________________________________ .


A) __________________________________________________ .



TLW ~ Basic English ~ Role Plays and Structures

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Pre-Talk ~ Used to + Present Verb ~ Print: .docx /.doc


¡°Used to¡± expresses our routine actions that happened in the past

but are no longer the case in our present situation.


Example questions:


Q1: Where did you used to play when you were young? 

Q2: What did you used to eat for breakfast? Or is it the same?

Q3: Who did you used to meet before school? Tell.

Q4: What celebrity did you used to admire? Why?

Q5: What snack did you used to buy as a child? Still today?

Q6: Where did you used to go on a date? Tell a story. 

Q7: What did you used to enjoy on Friday night? Still today?

Q8: Who did you used to fight at school? Why?

Q9: What sports team did you used to cheer for? Still today?

Q10: Who did you used to hang out with in university?


Make some of your own questions using this form¡¦