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: Art
How often do you go to art museums?
Do you consider yourself to be artistic?
What do you think about modern art paintings?
How many forms of art can you name? What is your favorite form of art?
I’m convinced that…
I’m sure that…
I have no doubt…
There’s no doubt in my mind that…
I’m quite certain that…
Well, if you ask me…
I’d like to point out that…
As I see it…
In my opinion…
I feel that…
My impression is that…
I am not sure but I am leaning towards…
I tend to think…
Part 2: Books
- Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction books?
- Who is an author that you like? Why do you like their books?
- Do you like reading the traditional literature of your country?
- Did your parents read to you when you were a child? if so, what books do you remember them reading?
Vocabulary To Use
- action-packed: full of action. | My brother loves action-packed movies.
- thought-provoking: a book or film that makes you think of new ideas or that changes your attitude to something. | Ray Bradbury’s novel “Fahrenheit 451” is deeply thought-provoking.
- bedtime reading: a book you read in your bed before going to sleep. | I’m really addicted to books! I can’t even fall asleep without an hour of bedtime reading.
- page turner: a book which is so good that you cannot stop reading it | My sister recommended me a great book. It was such a page turner that I read it in one day!
- from cover to cover: from the first page to the last | I am a slow reader so it takes me a lot of time to read a book from cover to cover
don’t judge a book by its cover: a metaphorical phrase which means “you shouldn’t judge someone or something by its appearance alone”. | When I first met Sam I didn’t find him handsome. But, as people say, don’t judge a book by its cover.
to flick through: to look quickly through a book. | I flicked through my notes to prepare for the exam as didn’t have time to study properly.
to know like a book: to know something extremely well. | I live in this city for my whole life and I know it like a book.
Part 3: I really (DON’T) want to watch that movie! – Role Play
Check out the list of movies currently in theatres (see the photo below) In order to decide what movies you would be willing to see read the instructions on your card:
At the end of the role play the group must decide on just one movie to see.
Vocabulary To Use:
creepy: producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, scary.
| Noah finds Stephen King’s stories creepy.
dreary: gloomy or depressing.
| I can’t stand dramas, thrillers and other dreary movies.
entertaining: funny and enjoyable.
| Comedies are very entertaining.
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!