In this unit you will learn:
to play various roles, in a variety of situations and settings
to use language to perform various functions
many words/idiomatic expressions in English that can be used in day-today life
In a role play, participants act out various characters or parts. Study and act out the dialogues/conversations given in this unit. They will help you function efficiently in a variety of situations and settings. Practise them with your friends, family members and others. You must act out the roles and also keep changing your roles as you practise. Each role play should be acted out, at least twice, with the participants changing roles. Audio or video recordings of role plays can be a very useful tool for getting feedback, or you can ask others to observe you and evaluate your performance.
Give more importance to how you say your dialogues. Stressing, pausing and intonation are very important. Be clear about the vocabulary and key sentences used in various dialogues. Read aloud the dialogues many times, and know what is expected of you, to make it sound natural as you act it out.
As you practise the dialogues below, you will learn the ability to use language for a variety of functions like greeting, leave taking, asking for information, giving advice, warning, asking for directions, answering telephone calls, expressing delight, expressing displeasure, congratulating, expressing pain and expressing fear.