What is role-play?
Role-play is any speaking activity when you either put yourself into somebody else's shoes, or when you stay in your own shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation!
Imaginary people - The joy of role-play is that students can 'become' anyone they like for a short time! The President, the Queen, a millionaire, a pop star …….. the choice is endless! Students can also take on the opinions of someone else. 'For and Against' debates can be used and the class can be split into those who are expressing views in favour and those who are against the theme.
Imaginary situations - Functional language for a multitude of scenarios can be activated and practised through role-play. 'At the restaurant', 'Checking in at the airport', 'Looking for lost property' are all possible role-plays.
Why use role-play?
It is widely agreed that learning takes place when activities are engaging and memorable. Jeremy Harmer advocates the use of role-play for the following reasons:
It's fun and motivating
Quieter students get the chance to express themselves in a more forthright way
The world of the classroom is broadened to include the outside world - thus offering a much wider range of language opportunities.
Gajera Vidhyabhavan Sachin conducted Role Play Competition of Primary Section on 12th August 2021.
In this competition , our learners took part with eagerly and enthusiastically. And Learners were divided into 3 groups based on thier age group. In group A std 1 and 2 included, in group B std 3 and 4 included and in group C std 5 to 7 included.
Anchoring was done Dave Aneri from std 7th. Her Anchoring was remarkable and she delivered speech which was superb.
The programs was awesome due to our learners gave their best performance by playing different- different roles like Rani Laxmi Bai, Narendra Modi , Teacher , Advocate , Corona , Computer ,Swami Vivekanand , Farmer etc. Our learners were glad and enjoyed a lot while performing even the parents were happy to see their children performing on the stage.Our judges Patel Vandana and Patel Sweety announced the result of this competition.
Our Principal sir and Vice Principal mam gave a speech to encourage the students for their achievement and gave thanks speech for the parents for giving their valuable time to this competition. Parents also gave support to this competition by giving speech and also encouraged others to participate in all the competition.