Talk Show Role Play (ESL/ELA Speaking Activity!)

A simple and versatile role play activity which can be used with any reading book. In small groups, students work together to create their own talk show to demonstrate their knowledge of an assigned chapter/scene. On the back of the worksheet, students have space to brainstorm and write a dialogue before acting it out in front of the class.

Depending on your own personal teaching situation, you may need to explain to students what a talk show is. I recommend showing your class a short clip from Ellen Degeneres or Oprah Winfrey on YouTube and pointing out that the traditional talk show follows a simple Question & Answer format (usually with a fun introduction and conclusion which fits the host’s personality). You could instruct groups to elect one student to be the host and the other students to represent characters, or all group members could act as hosts and discuss the book from an outsider perspective - it’s up to you to modify the activity to suit your text!

Make sure to leave a comment below if you download this product and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or doubts. Happy teaching!

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