Games, simulations and role-playing

This 1977 booklet from the ELT Documents series contains four main chapters and a postscript which introduce communicative techniques, still at that time in an early stage of development, to a wider audience.

The first chapter briefly defines ‘games’ and ‘simulations’ in the ELT context and offers advice regarding elements necessary in the design and management of such activities. Three further authors then discuss the value of various activities in some detail – simulations, role plays and dramatic techniques – ranging from those focused on controlled language practice to those offering freer practice. In the Postscript there is further commentary on definitions and the value of different approaches.

This book is free to download below as a pdf file.

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