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Mini-dramas 1: situations for short role plays (theme: WORK)

Put students into pairs. Ask the pairs to role play the first situation with their partner, then change partners for the next situation. Pick some of the most interesting mini-dramas to perform for the whole class at the end of the activity.

 

STUDENT A

Situation 1: Youíre really worried about a job interview. Tell your friend about it. (What job is it? When is the interview? Why are you worried?)

 

Situation 2: You are your partnerís boss. Your employee is going to ask you a favour. Itís a very busy time at work at the moment.

 

Situation 3: You are late for work. Explain to the boss why you are late, and apologise.

 

Situation 4: Your friend has a problem. Ask some questions and give some advice. Try to make your partner feel better about the problem.

 

 

 

STUDENT B

Situation 1: Your friend is telling you about a problem. Ask some questions and give advice. Try to make your partner feel better about the problem.

 

Situation 2: You want to go to a friendsí wedding next week. Ask your boss if you have some time off. Tell them about how long you need and why itís important to you.

 

Situation 3: You are your partnerís boss. This employee is always late. Ask questions about why and listen to his / her answers.

 

Situation 4: You really want to change your job. Tell your friend why you are fed up and ask for advice.

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