Hi there,

I am preparing for the IELTS exam and I am a bit unsure about a question which is sometimes used in the speaking session (at least according to my preparation books.) The question is: "Have you ever been in a school play?" What does the expression school play mean? I already looked it up in the free dictionary and in the Merriam Webster dictionary, but I didn't get any results.

I think a school play is similar to a play in a theatre, but it is performed at school. However, I was also thinking that the expression could mean to play games at school. Maybe it just means that children play together at school in a playground and it does not have to do anything with theatre. Can it have both meanings? Which one is the appropriate?

Best regards,
Patrick