Business English- Chairing Meetings Roleplay

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Profession, work or study

Grammar Topic: General

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Chairing a meeting problem roleplays
Choose one the situations below (either from the list or by taking a card). Your 
partner(s) should act out the situation, and then you should try to solve the problem 
by using suitable language for chairing a meeting. 

Two people are arguing

A discussion is going on and on with no conclusion

The people who you are trying to start small talk with just reply with very 

short answers

People won’t stop chatting

No one will contribute to the discussion

Discussing the agenda is taking up too much time

One person is dominating the conversation.

No one wants to take minutes.

People keep leaving and/ or arriving late.

Someone wants to make major changes to the agenda.

People are having separate discussions in groups/ Several people are 

speaking at the same time

Someone is always whispering to the person next to them rather than 

speaking out

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011