Role-play is a powerful way to enhance your fluency in a language and encourage you to speak in a flexible way.

Imagine that one of you is a teacher and the other is a student. The student is not doing well at school/university and the teacher is talking to them about their progress.


Useful questions:



  • How do you think you are doing at the moment?
  • Are you happy with your progress?
  • What grades did you get last term?
  • Have you failed any exams recently?
  • Are there any problems at home?
  • Would you say that you are trying your best?
  • How do you think you could improve?
  • Is there anything I can help you with?
  • Do you need some extra support in any of the subjects?
  • Is there an issue with any of the other teachers that I should be aware of?



  • Can you help me to understand ___?
  • Would it be ok if I had some extra classes on ___?
  • Could you help me get my head around ___?
  • How can I improve my grade in (subject)?
  • What advice could you give me?
  • Is it ok if I stay behind at school from time to time?



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