Delta Publishing Catalogue

Role Plays for Today

Photocopiable activities to get students speaking

Author: Jason Anderson

ISBN: 9783125017276

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

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Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson is a teacher, teacher educator, educational consultant, and multiple award-winning author of books for language teachers.

He has taught languages, trained teachers, and developed materials to support teachers in primary, secondary and adult education for over 20 years. He has taught English in 8 different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, and his work as a consultant has taken him to over 20 countries, including projects for UNICEF, the British Council, the Commonwealth of Learning and VSO.

He is twice winner of British Council Elton Awards (2016, 2017) both for his writing and his research, and is also winner of the King’s College London Hans Prize in Education and the Trinity College London Chairperson’s Award.

Jason Anderson’s materials for Delta Publishing include photocopiable resource books, suitable for use in adult and teen ELT classrooms, as well as resource books for teachers, such as the Trinity CertTESOL Companion.

His research interests include pre-service and in-service teacher education, multilingualism in language teaching, and issues of appropriacy of methodology and social context. As well as his work for Delta Publishing, Jason has developed a wide range of free resources for teachers and teacher trainers, available from his website

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

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