Character Opposites Roleplays

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
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Published: 1st Jun 2017

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Character Opposites Roleplays
One of you has just recruited a new member of staff but they are the opposite of what was 
needed. The other person should criticise them for picking that person, giving all the 
reasons why they weren’t suitable.

Two people have applied for jobs in your company. There are good and bad things about 
each person. One of you thinks that overall one is better and the other person thinks the 
other is better. Take turns saying how your person is good and the other person is bad. 
When you run out of ideas, try to agree on who actually would be best. 

Talk about who would be the best and worst romantic matches for someone (imaginary) 
who you both know, talking about things like compatibility (“opposites attract” or not, etc) 
and previous failed relationships. You should mainly talk about personality, but you can 
also talk about looks etc. 

Reminisce about people who you both knew at junior high school (fellow students, 
teachers, etc). You both remember their personalities differently, so discuss why you 
describe them the way you do, including sometimes describing them in ways which are the
complete opposite of how your partner describes them. 

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Character opposites roleplays
One of you has just recruited a new member of staff but they are the opposite of what was 
needed. The other person should criticise them for picking that person, giving all the 
reasons why they weren’t suitable.

Two people have applied for jobs in your company. There are good and bad things about 
each person. One of you thinks that overall one is better and the other person thinks the 
other is better. Take turns saying how your person is good and the other person is bad. 
When you run out of ideas, try to agree on who actually would be best. 

Talk about who would be the best and worst romantic matches for someone (imaginary) 
who you both know, talking about things like compatibility (“opposites attract” or not, etc) 
and previous failed relationships. You should mainly talk about personality, but you can 
also talk about looks etc. 

Reminisce about people who you both knew at junior high school (fellow students, 
teachers, etc). You both remember their personalities differently, so discuss why you 
describe them the way you do, including sometimes describing them in ways which are the
complete opposite of how your partner describes them. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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