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“These scripts will give students the opportunity to confidently practise language in a safe and structured setting where they can enjoy playing roles and bringing the story to life. … they’ll be having so much fun that they won’t even realise that they are learning!”
—David Farmer, NILE training consultant, theatre director, and author, Learning Through Drama and 101 Drama Games and Activities
In Introducing Rob, a career woman at a tech company brings home a boyfriend to meet her family. But all is not as it seems. Rob is actually a robot! Students will get to discuss the future of AI and social communication. Plus as students read and perform this original short play, they practice speaking skills such as dealing with an awkward situation, sharing emotions, and showing empathy.
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Dedicated careerwoman, Lola, thrills her family when she brings home a boyfriend. But when they meet him, they realize something is wrong with Mr. Right. This engaging and suspenseful comedy will get students talking about how we choose our partners and how well they should get along with our family. However, this play was written for English students to improve their communication and speaking skills.
Introducting Rob contains 5 characters, 5 scenes, about 15 minutes to perform. The script is graded to A2+/B1 (intermediate) level.
As students read, practice, and perform these plays, they will learn:
- communication in cultural contexts
- conversational moves, such as sharing feelings and expressing empathy
- use of intonation and body language
- high frequency lexical phrases and grammar patterns
Short enough for a project in a speaking class, but expandable to fill a whole elective class, drama unit, or theater club production, Introducing Rob makes drama in the classroom a good thing! Do it as a full performance, reader’s theater, or even a video!
In addition to the script, this book contains:
- Preview activities
- Pragmatics lesson on answering a false accusation
- Advice on producing a play
- Pronunciation tips
- Glossary of theater vocabulary