Class Act

Short plays with activities for young learners

  • Resource Book
Class Act  Cover
Authors: Danièle Bourdais, Sue Finnie
Level:CEF A1/A2
Published:Forthcoming Spring 2014
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Key features

Class Act is a photocopiable collection of 12 short plays aimed at young learners of English, aged 7-11. The plays cover a variety of topics and genres, including traditional and modern tales, comedy and fantasy. The plays offer an age-appropriate and fun way for young children to practise useful language in English through enjoyable and motivating storylines.

The plays are graded in order of difficulty to suit a range of levels. The plays involve listening, speaking, watching and plenty of movement and are suitable for mixed-abilities and different learning styles.

While boosting pupils ‘ linguistic skills, the plays also build their confidence, by providing  the opportunity to practise a number of skills such as  listening, reading, expressive reading/speaking, memorising through listening and repetition, and writing.

Each of the 12 plays in Class Act is accompanied by:

  • an audio version (on CD)
  • advice provided in the introduction
  • individual notes with specific details of key vocabulary, functions      and grammar covered
  • ideas for preparatory work and step-by-step suggestions for work on      the play plus suggestions for related cross-curricular activities and      extension work
  • details of costumes, props, sets and sound effects, if needed
  • a photocopiable script
  • three photocopiable worksheets (a scene setting picture, a      listening activity and an activity to help pupils learn their lines).



Component ISBNs

Photocopiable Resource Book with audio CD 978-1-905085-95-8

2 responses to Class Act

  1. Cristina Sita says:

    I’m really interested in your book “Class Act” .
    I’m a teacher in a primary school in Bologna, Italy and this year I’ve started a new lab in my school for 7-8-year-old pupils where we only play in English using drama and emotions. How can I have a copy of this book?
    This is my address:
    Via Vittoria 10
    40133 BOLOGNA (ITALY)
    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Helen Beesley says:

      Hello Christina, Thank you for your interest in this title. I have asked our local rep there in Italy to get in touch with you so you can place an order for the book. Do let us know how you get on with it with your pupils. Best wishes, Helen Beesley

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