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Role Play

Role Play

Format: Paperback

This book is ideal for developing fluency and offers a focal point for lessons integrating the four skills.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437095-0
  • Price: $ 19.50

This book is ideal for developing fluency and offers a focal point for lessons integrating the four skills.

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Key features

  • Provides guidance on the use of role play to develop fluency and to train students to deal with the unpredictable nature of language.
  • Offers a focal point in lessons integrating the four skills.
  • Gives experienced teachers fresh ideas, and less experienced teachers lots of practical support.

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This book is ideal for developing fluency and offers a focal point for lessons integrating the four skills.

Contents

Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level and approximate time for each activity, and a description of what students are required to do. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.

The author and series editor
Foreword
Introduction
How to use this book

1 Preparing the ground (11 activities)
Activities which introduce students to the concept of role, particularly useful for classes in which students are self-conscious and reticent.

2 Off the cuff (17 activities)
Improvised role plays, with particular attention paid to making sure students are not lost for words.

3 Now tell me (13 activities)
Role plays based on an information gap, ensuring there is a good reason for communication to take place.

4 Make up your mind (15 activities)
Role plays based on tasks which involve the students in reaching a group decision.

5 Simulations (4 activities)
This section includes a complete simulation, followed by guidelines for writing simulations in a particular context. There are also descriptions of experiments by teachers who have adapted simulations to their own teaching environment.