12 Rocking Role Play Listening/Speaking Activities for Language Learners
This is an elementary English ESL role play exercise for practicing requests and phrasal or two part verbs. Students complete the conversations with suitable expressions. Then they can compare answers and carry out the role play.
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Easily the most popular and appealing role play activity is the celebrity interview role play. I suggest that the teacher models this activity with a student as a warm-up and to get students in the mood. Then students can be put in pairs and groups to carry out the interviewer-celebrity role play themselves. The teacher can roam the room to monitor grammar and language. At the end of the role play exercise, it may be a good idea to get the students to write out the complete questions and answers so the teacher can check on accuracy. This is a fun communicative exercise that allows students to to be creative and to improvise. This activity can also be done as a listening activity. Listen to the interview and take notes of Selena’s answers
This is a role play about a bad vacation
This is a listening/speaking exercise for English language learners to talk about personality and first impressions. This exercise focuses on a woman. Students look at the pictures and try to create a story about how they got to know this woman. Or, the exercise can be used as a listening activity. Students listen to the audio and fill in the answers.
This is another first impressions role play exercise. This exercise focuses on a man. As above the exercise can be used to try to create a story or role play about how they got to know this man. Or again, the exercise can be used as a listening activity. Students listen to the audio and fill in the answers.
This is a fun “Ordering in a Restaurant” gap fill speaking activity for an English language class. Students listening to audio and complete the conversation. Then the students can practice the conversation, perform role plays and/or write their own “Ordering in a Restaurant” dialogues.
This is a listening/speaking telephone dialogue activity. A job candidate telephones a company manager and asks about he requirements for a job position. It includes language and vocabulary commonly used during the job application process. Students listen and try to complete the conversation.
This is an ESL or English language role play lesson for practicing conversational English. I suggest that the teacher models this activity with a student as a warm-up and to get students in the mood. Then students can be put in pairs and groups to carry out the detective customer role play themselves.
This is a lesson appropriate for pre-intermediate and intermediate ESL/EFL students. It would be a suitable activity for using with career vocabulary or with comparative adjectives and nouns.