This exercise was designed as extra practice when I taught verb to be in the past. You can also use to review the same verb. I tried to keep the vocaulary very simple, but if you think some words will be difficult, it's a good idea to pre-teach the vocabulary. It's a grammar exercise, some writing and speaking. I included the teacher's page with answers and some ideas on how to carry out. I used in a one-to-one class without the role-play and it was still fun.