Role Plays for Today

Photocopiable activities to get students speaking

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Author: Jason Anderson
Level:Elementary - Advanced / A1-C2
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Key features

Role Plays for Today is a photocopiable resource book for use with adult and teenage students of English. It provides extensive speaking practice, and can be used both in EFL and ESOL classes from elementary to advanced levels.

Role Plays for Today provides teachers with an instant resource of all the role play activities they will ever need on a day-to-day basis. It provides students with enjoyable speaking practice activities in up-to-date contexts they can relate to.

Role Plays for Today:

  • is guaranteed to get students speaking in natural, real world contexts.
  • includes Target Language boxes on all of the role play cards providing students with a convenient selection of key expressions and functional language appropriate to the role play.
  • includes all the ‘classic’ classroom role plays, such as the Job Interview, Visiting the Doctor, the Clothes Shop and the Restaurant – with plenty of creative ideas thrown in!
  • includes lots of new role play ideas and contexts, such as Enrolling at a Gym, Breaking Bad News, TV Chat Show, Internet Café, University Interview and Passport Control.
  • has Lead In and Follow Up suggestions with each role play to provide a fully rounded lesson.
  • contains clear guidelines and suggestions for adaptation to different class sizes, lesson lengths and learning environments
  • clearly indicates grammar, functional language and vocabulary areas for each role play in the teacher’s notes, in the detailed contents and in quick reference indexes at the back of the book


This attractively designed photocopiable resource book will prove invaluable for anyone who would like to use role plays in their classroom.

Nora Delphine

English Teaching Professional, January 2007 PDF

With such normal and useful situations set up quite creatively and geared to adult learners, Role Plays for Today is a resource you'll turn to again and again.

Paula Swenson, December 2006 PDF

Component ISBNs

Photocopiable Resource Book 978-1-900783-99-6

5 responses to Role Plays for Today

  1. Joan says:

    I’m using Role Plays for Today with teenagers in a conversation group. I liked it first because it was reasonably priced. A lot of photocopiable books are extremely expensive. Many of the situations are very applicable to teenagers’ lives e.g. the fast food restaurant and they have really done well with this book. It has brought a new dynamic into the classroom. Acting and role play allow the less academic students to shine sometimes
    So now I’m going to try using it in a adult class I have.

    • Paul Lössbroek says:

      Dear Joan
      I am interested in your view on Role Plays for Today in an adult class. So, I am grateful to hear your experiences.

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