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Sometimes the same old exercises and games get a little too boring for your class - and that’s normal. The learning process requires some switching up from time to time. Too much repetition and structure make it much harder for students to absorb and work with a new language - but a relaxed and playful environment lets them know it’s safe to play around with what they’re learning, and use their grammar and vocabulary in new and creative ways.

Some teachers aim to address this problem with games like “hot seat” and “telephone” - and there’s nothing wrong with those games, in and of themselves. But repeating the same games every few days will bore students quickly, and make them feel like even the “fun” aspects of your classroom are still too rigid to really engage them. This is why new ESL teachers often find themselves looking for games and activities that break through those worn-out routines and breathe some fresh air into the class atmosphere.

If that’s where you’re stuck, why not help your students switch up their identities a little? BusyTeacher.org’s 262 free role playing game worksheets will help bring your students out of the everyday, and put them in all kinds of situations that’ll challenge them to use their language skills in unusual ways. Our community of ESL teaching experts has done all the hard work for you - each worksheet provides clear and complete directions on how to set up and manage a role playing activity, so you’ll be ready to go as soon as you print it off.

These 262 worksheets offer role playing activities of every shape and size. Some put the students in various roles to act our common real-life situations - while others invite them to imagine voyages to foreign cities, challenge them to take on different jobs, or even cast them as characters in movies and fictional stories. From everyday dialogues to far-flung adventures, you’ll find a role playing activity for any occasion among the 262 worksheets we have to offer.

What’s more, BusyTeacher.org’s worksheets cover an abundance of ESL levels and topics. Whether you’re practicing basic sentence structure with students around levels two and three, or pushing for fluency with advanced students at level five, we’ve got a worksheet for you. In fact, many of the 262 worksheets you’ll find here can easily be adapted for a variety of levels. And the topics they focus on range from pronunciation to grammar to vocabulary - and beyond.

How can you be sure that these worksheets will work in your classroom? Because every single one of them was created by an ESL teacher like you, and used successfully in a classroom somewhere in the world. All the worksheets on BusyTeacher.org are contributed by our community of hard-working ESL teachers all over the globe - and they’ve made their resources available to you for free. That’s right - you don’t have to pay, or even register, to download, print, use, or duplicate any of the worksheets on this site.

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Jobs

Jobs

Luda
It will help you to improve students' speaking skills. You will know how to prepare for a job interview, what job you want to do, how to find a job, what your dream job is, what different types o ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Ordering Food

Ordering Food

, , Role Playing Games
This power-point presentation can be used for teaching and modeling how to order food in the class. It contains some pictures and names of different food you can ask your students to change the co ...
8 Elementary
Dialogue and Role Play Exercise (Friend Wants to Borrow Money)

Dialogue and Role Play Exercise (Friend Wants to Borrow Money)

, Role Playing Games
This is a dialogue and role play exercise. The dialogue sets the pattern of talking in English, and leads gently into the role play exercises. The whole thing took 1 hour for my Chinese middle sch ...
4 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
The Turtle and the Hare (Script)

The Turtle and the Hare (Script)

, Role Playing Games
This is a script based on the famous fable "The Turtle and the Hare". It's fun to make your students perform a play. Also it gives them a morale for life: work hard for our goals. You can ask your ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Smoking Role-Plays

Smoking Role-Plays

Sarah May-Stein
, , Role Playing Games
This is a sheet of 5 role plays dealing with interesting scenarios one might encounter when dealing with a smoker or being a smoker. While the sheet gives some details about the character to be pl ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

, Role Playing Games
This worksheet is a fun role-play to practice the passive voice (either past simple passive or present perfect passive). Students are to play a role of an infuriated parent, boss or teacher a ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
3 Days in Toronto: Suggested Itineraries

3 Days in Toronto: Suggested Itineraries

Ana Carvalho
, , Role Playing Games
This class involves reading, writing and speaking skills. Students are supposed to read the website page that shows options of travel packages, choose the ones they consider interesting and build ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Speaking Club Lesson Plan

Speaking Club Lesson Plan

, Role Playing Games
A lesson plan for a speaking club meeting at the end of which students will make a presentation of their project and film an advertising campaign video. The topic of the project is how to imp ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Hedbanz Cards

Hedbanz Cards

These are 45 printable and editable Hedbanz(R) cards. This game provides a lot of fun while allowing kids to practise question forms.For this game you will also need headbands, some chips and prob ...
21 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
At the Restaurant - Listening Exercise and Phrases

At the Restaurant - Listening Exercise and Phrases

Listening comprehension exercise (taken from: http://www.passporttoenglish.com/Beginning-English/Lesson7/Listening.html and http://www.esl-lab.com/pie1/pierd1.htm) plus phrases to be complete ...
11 Pre-Intermediate
At the Information Desk

At the Information Desk

, , Role Playing Games
At the Information Office is an activity inspired by one of the functional language lessons of Challenges 2 (Pearson coursebook). The procedure I used was the following: 1. Give your ss a chance t ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Let's Visit Dublin!

Let's Visit Dublin!

This is a pairwork using "want to" and "would like to". Students imagine themselves in Dublin City. One student is a tourist guide advising nice places to visit and the other one is a touris ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Jobs - Presenting a Job

Movie Worksheet: Jobs - Presenting a Job

A visual comprehension exercise, done in the middle of a lesson plan, that gets the students talking about what they saw. Body language plays a very important role in this activity and really mak ...
8 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Frozen Easy Role Play

Frozen Easy Role Play

» Role Playing Games
This is a role play 3-4-5- graders love to do. They dress up like prince and princess, they use swords and pixie dust. They can practise the modal can, must, present progressive and present simple ...
3 Elementary
The Mystery of Boscombe Valley

The Mystery of Boscombe Valley

Role Playing Games,
This worksheet will be good when reading Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The learning will be more interesting when using drama and roleplays. First, you should read with students "The Mystery ...
9 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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