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This activity takes very little prep work. First you just make copies of each situation for the role plays. Divide your groups up into groups of three and assign the role plays. I usually allow my students around 10 minutes to prepare to act them out in front of the class.

K.G
Wuhan, China
I got these 5 role plays off of the BBC web page.

Role play 1
Student A
Youíve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour. Youíre worried about
money and so youíd like to find a cheap hotel to stay in. Try and convince your friends that this is the
best option.
Student B
Youíve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour. You want to start your
holiday in style and stay in a nice hotel. Try and convince your friends that this is the best idea.
Student C
Youíve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour. Your friends have got
different ideas about where they would like to stay. Listen to them and decide who you agree with.


Role-play 2
Student A
Youíre now in your second country but unfortunately youíve just been mugged and have lost your bag
with your passport, air tickets and money in it. Youíre at the police station to report the theft.
Student B
Youíre now in your second country but unfortunately your friendís bagís been stolen. Youíre at the
police station to help your friend.
Student C
Youíre a police officer. Two westerners are in your police station to report a theft. You donít believe
their story. Ask them a lot of questions to find out if they are telling the truth.


Role-play 3
Student A
Because of the mugging you phone home to talk to your parents. You want your parents to send you
some money urgently because you have no money left. Reassure your parents that everything is OK
and get as much money as possible.
Student B
You are Mum. You are upset about what has happened to your child. You donít want to send him/her
any money because you want him/her to come back home immediately.
Student C
You are Dad. You are upset about what has happened to your child. You donít want to send him/her
any money because you want him/her to come back home immediately.
Role-play 4
Student A
Youíre in Malaysia and youíve fallen in love with Asia. Now you really want to go to Thailand because
youíve heard theyíve got the best beaches in the world. Try and convince your friends to come with
you.
Student B
Youíre in Malaysia and feel quite happy. Your two friends have got very different ideas about where to
go next. Listen to your friends and then tell them what you would like to do.
Student C
Youíre in Malaysia but you want to leave. You are tired of travelling and you miss your home and your
home cooking. Try and convince your friends to come home with you.

Role-play 5
Student A
Youíre ecstatically happy. Youíve fallen in love with a boy/girl from the country you are visiting and
youíve decided you want to buy a house on the beach and live there forever. Tell your friends about
your big decision.
Student B
Your friend has something important to tell you. Listen carefully and then respond: You think your
friendís gone mad and he/she is going to make a terrible decision. Think of all the reasons why his/her
plan is crazy and convince him/her to come back home with you.
Student C
Your friend has something important to tell you. Listen carefully and then respond: You think your
friendís gone mad (crazy) and he/she is going to make a terrible decision. Think of all the reasons why his/her
plan is crazy and convince him/her to come back home with you.

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