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 ofthree and assign the role plays. I usually allow my students around 10 minutes to prepare to act them out in front of the class.
Role play 1
You’ve just arrived in your first country atthe beginning of your world tour. You’re worried about
money and so you’d like to find a cheap hotel to stay in. Try and convince your friends that this is the
You’ve justarrived 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.
You’ve 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 agreewith.
You’re now in your second country but unfortunately you’ve just been mugged and have lost your bag
with your passport, air tickets and money in it. You’re at the policestation to report the theft.
You’re now in your second country but unfortunately your friend’s bag’s been stolen. You’re at the
police station to help your friend.
You’re apolice officer. Two westerners are in your police station to report a theft. You don’t believe
their story. Ask them a lot of questions to find out if they are telling the truth.
Role-play 3Student 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 OKand get as much money as possible.
You are Mum. You are upset about what has happened to your child. You don’t want to send him/her
any money because you want him/her to come back home...