This is a set of 20 cards, each has a situation on it, a role to act out regarding their attitude to learning. I find it a lot of fun to hand one to each student and have then let them think about their role for 3-5 minutes. After that have you can have them mingle - walk around and find themselves a partner to talk to. It may be a good idea to have some sort of bell ready that you would chime every couple of minutes - tell them that when they hear the bell they should change partners.
1) You want more tests. They are important to know how you are doing and what you need to correct in your English.
2) You hate drills and the phonetic chart – why waste your time on symbols aren’t even English?
You are more than welcome to use these role play cards any other way you like - please tell us in the comments if you come up with some nice idea for this activity!