Introducing Rob: Has Lola found Mr. Right?

Alice Savage (Author) Walton Burns (Editor)
& 1 more


These scripts will give students the opportunity to confidently practise language in a safe and structured setting where they can enjoy playing roles and bringing the story to life. ... they'll be having so much fun that they won't even realise that they are learning

--David Farmer, NILE training consultant, theatre director, and author

Dedicated careerwoman, Lola, thrills her family when she brings home a boyfriend. But when they meet him, they realize something is wrong with Mr. Right. This engaging and suspenseful comedy will get students talking about how we choose our partners and how well they should get along with our family. However, this play was written for English students to improve their communication and speaking skills.

As students read, practice, and perform these plays, they will learn:

  • communication in cultural contexts
  • conversational moves, such as sharing feelings and expressing empathy
  • use of intonation and body language
  • high frequency lexical phrases and grammar patterns

Short enough for a project in a speaking class, but expandable to fill a whole elective class, drama unit, or theater club production, Introducing Rob makes drama in the classroom a good thing!

About the Play

  • 5 characters, 5 scenes, about 15 minutes to perform.
  • Language of the play is graded to A2+/B1 (intermediate) level, although the demands of performance may be higher

In addition to the script, this book contains:

  • Preview activities
  • Pragmatics lesson on answering a false accusation
  • Advice on producing a play
  • Pronunciation tips
  • Glossary of theater vocabulary

Product Details

$7.00  $6.44
Alphabet Publishing
Publish Date
February 11, 2019
5.5 X 0.1 X 8.5 inches | 0.14 pounds
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About the Author

Alice Savage comes from a family of theatre people. Her grandfather was a professor of theatre arts, and her father is a playwright. The Integrated Skills Through Drama series has given her the opportunity to bring together this family experience in the theatre with her love of teaching. In addition to the three plays in that series, Her Own Worst Enemy, Only the Best Intentions, and Rising Water, Alice has written many ELT books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Wayzgoose Press. Alice has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is currently a professor of ESOL at Lone Star College System, in Houston, Texas where she also does some teacher-training. She is grateful for the opportunity to spend time with young people who are exploring their own decisions about career and life.
The senior editor at Alphabet Publishing, Walton Burns began teaching English in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. He has taught Russian oil executives, middle-school children, and Kazakh scholarship recipients. Burns began selling lesson plans and classroom activities in 2007. After placing third in the BESIG business lesson plan content and winning the monthly One Stop Lesson Share contest, he began working for the Nick Robinson Agency as well as independently. Since 2014, Burns has served on the leadership team of the Materials Writing Interest Section of the TESOL Association. He continues to publish his own lesson plans. His clients have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Compass Publishing, 2LTI Testing, and New Horizons Language Schools. Besides his books with Alphabet Publishing, he is the author of Inside Writing Intro (OUP), Clue by Clue (Pro-Lingua), and a number of course books with Compass Publishing.
Steve Hirschhorn MA., PGCHE., FHEA., has been teaching and training teachers since around 1980. He has worked in many countries and continues to deliver workshops and training events to teachers and others all over the world.