Time for Tea Role Play

efljumble 2021-02-22 08:33:06

If you have students who work with a lot of Brits, or are moving to the UK, this might be helpful for them. It's a role play about how to offer and accept a cup of tea. There are a few tasks presenting and practicing the target language before the role play task itself.


You can use the illustrations to explain 'kettle', 'sugar lump' and 'pot' if the students get stuck.

Point out that these are the general phrases but that some regions may have their own unique slang. It's all right, because no one except locals will be expected to know it.

During the role play in exercise 4, if you have access to a kettle, you could actually make the drinks for authenticity. Why not?

Answer Key

1 As a morning drink, on an office break, when guests come round, with meals etc.

2 Sophie takes her tea with just a dash of milk. Mike takes his tea milky with two sugars. Fred doesn't drink tea at all.

1) Fancy a ...?
2) cuppa
3) I've just put the kettle on.
4) How do you take it?
5) I like it
6) Milky
7) two sugars
8) I'm not much of a tea drinker.

NB: In certain situations, we stop using partitives. Here, we can say 'sugars' instead of 'lumps/spoonfuls of sugar'.

a 2
b 5
c 4
d 1
e 3

The above downloadable worksheet is intended for at Pre-intermediate (A2) level. It is excellent for honing your learners' Speaking skills. It features the vocabulary topic of American/British English.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by efljumble under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License

Upload date: 2021-02-22 08:33:06

Author: efljumble

from United Kingdom

Hi, I'm an English teacher, ELT materials writer, and occasional illustrator.

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