A role play area is a fun and a ‘playful’ activity but also a key component in language learning. It is a safe space that develops speaking and listening skills, as well as giving us the opportunity to become more confident with a new topic, vocabulary item or grammar structure.
All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find vocabulary and role play materials which we use during our Conversation Club sessions in Zoom, but which you can also use on your own.
For A1-A2 Levels
Please, review the vocabulary related to the topic. It will help you feel more confident when role-playing and – if you find any words that are entirely new to you, make sure you write them down and use them in the Conversation Club meeting.
PART 1: Warm Up – Dating Know How
- Do you “go Dutch” when dating? (share the cost of something, especially a meal, equally)
- Do you remember any dates that went REALLY BAD? Tell us about them!
- What do you think most people talk about when dating?
Role Play 1: Dating Do’s and Don’t’s
You and Your Partner are journalists and work for the New Your Times. Your publisher asked you to write a Dating Manual. Brainstorm and come up with 2-3 DOs and 2-3 DON’Ts for single people who want to find their ideal partner on a date.
- What are the 2-3 things they SHOULD do to have a successful date? Why?
- What are the 2-3 things they SHOULDN’T do if they want the date to be a success? Why?
Part 3: First Impressions
- Are your first impressions correct most of the times?
- What do you pay attention to when you meet someone for the first time?
- If you are currently in a relationship, tell your partner about the 1st time you saw your partner. If you are currently single, tell your partner about your recent 1st date.
Date – Date or Date?
What’s the date (today)?
What date is it?/What’s today’s date?
PART 4: Blind Date Role Play
You are both single and want to meet someone new. Your friends organised you a blind date in Zoom.
You can ask the person you’ll meet in the Break Out Room any question you want if you think it will help you get to know them better. Need Inspiration? 36 Questions to Fall In Love
DISCLAIMER: If you meet a person to whose gender you are not physically attracted, just say it at the start and then agree to go on with the date hoping to find a new friend, not a partner.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming
Self Study Suggestions:
Here is a short video encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss it in our Whatsapp Group! It’s certainly easier to make assumptions about people than it is to spend time getting to know someone. The creators wanted to put assumptions to the test to see what we’re missing out on because we’re so busy assuming we already “know” a person. Join us as we discover why you should never judge a book by it’s cover in our series ‘Tell My Story, Blind Date.’