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 Grammar 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
- Do you have a Dream Holiday? Tell us about it!
Part 2: Role Play – Your Next Holiday
You have just won an AMAZING prize in a raffle organised by MPEC (raffle – a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or some of which are subsequently drawn at random, the holder or holders of such tickets winning a prize)
It’s a HOLIDAY FOR 2! There is only one condition, you need to convince your Club Partner to go with you. Tell them why they should accept and include all of the following aspects of that vacation: destination, duration, transport, accommodation, activities, food and drink, weather, language, dates
Part 3: If we had to spend €20k on a Dream Holiday, we would…
You and Your Club Partner are thinking about writing an article for National Geographic describing the Dream Journey you would embark upon if you had €20k budget (10k per person). The writers of the best articles will be invited to realise their Dream Journey and their €10k holiday bill will be footed by the Organisers (Disclaimer: This might be pure fiction…)
The Instructions Are:
Brainstorm the itinerary of your Dream Holiday – the requirements are that you visit at least 3 different countries
Explain why this is the BEST possible Holiday you could wish for
VOCABULARY TO USE:
- What do you think about…
- How about we (+Past Simple)
- We could….
- What if we (+Past Simple)
- I guess the best way would be to…
PART 4: Let’s Get Serious For A Moment!
Choose 1 Question from the list below to ask your Club Partner
1. Would you like to go on a cruise? Why or why not?
2. Would you consider travelling around the world on your own? Why? Why not?
3. Are there any countries you wouldn’t want to visit? Why? Why not?
4. Have you ever rejected an invitation to travel with someone? Why?
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:
We encourage you to read the article: 15 Travel Documentaries That Tell Inspiring & Compelling Tales Of WanderersLINK and watch this short video which explains The Point of Travel