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
- What’s your favorite thing about the spring?
- Do you like to plant flowers?
- Have you ever planted vegetables? Which ones?
- How does spring make you feel?
Part 2: Seasons
What are some things your family did when you were a child in spring?
What is the worst season in your country?
What is your favorite thing to do in summer?
What festivals or celebrations does your country have during the changing of the seasons?
Do you ever go hiking when the leaves change in fall?
Where is the best place to be in summer? How about winter?
Does your country have a special food for any of the seasons?
The Use of Articles with Names of Months, Days, Seasons
As a rule, they are used without articles. E.g. ∅ December, ∅ January and ∅ February are winter months.
Good bye. See you on ∅ Tuesday. Most of all I like ∅ spring.
They are also used with the article (definite/indefinite) according to the general rule.
a/an: 1. When they are modified by a descriptive attribute.
E.g. It was a bitter, cold winter with long, hard frosts.
When we mean “one of many” E.g. Robinson Crusoe found his servant on a Friday.
Note: a/an is not used with names of seasons modified by “early” and “late”. E.g. It was ∅ early spring.
the: 1. When they are modified by a particularizing attribute.
E.g. The summer of 1980 was unusually cold.
I recollect the Monday we met. When the situation makes them definite (= “this” / “that”) E.g. In March came the first break in the winter.
Part 3: 8 Idioms
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!