Category Archives: Scenarios

This category is for role-playing or story-telling posts. The purpose of this post should focus on learning something new about English in some way — vocabulary, sentence or speech patterns, idioms, phrasal verbs, etc.

Flood Disaster!

A Flood Disaster Experience A newspaper office received a call that the Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border had developed a crack and that water was leaking past the dam and flooding the downstream land area. The editor of the … Continue reading

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Hotel Experience 1

A friend and I are going to stay for two nights at the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort. It is located on the coast and has a nice beach. We have just pulled up in front of the hotel in … Continue reading

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Medieval Times Dinner Theater

Scenario Angie is an American college student who has volunteered to take a couple of international exchange college students out for a night on the town. She is taking them to a dinner theater show in Orlando, Florida, USA, called … Continue reading

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Scenario – New Hire in the Office

Role Dialog  Narrator This setting is a newspaper printing office going about their daily routine. The editor-in-chief (Chief) manages his secretary Tess and the newspaper staff. Tim is a new hire who has just joined the staff as a writer. … Continue reading

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Tech Support Call

Role Dialog  Narrator  A computer technical support desk, commonly called the Help Desk, is serving customers who call in with computer problems.  Mike  Help Desk, this is Mike. How may I help you?  Kathy  My computer has a problem. Mike … Continue reading

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Mall Experience

Role Dialog Narrator Darla, Cindy, and Evan have just arrived at a new shopping mall. They are on the lower level. Darla Wow, what a humongous mall! Its going to take us a while to explore all the nooks and … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Adventure

T.Lee recording Group Recording by students Teabag (Taiwan), Shelley (Japan), and David Wang (China). This team added some snazzy sound effects. The result was very impressive! If desired, you may watch a demo video at https://www.padi.com/padi-courses/open-water-diver Narrator Four friends decide … Continue reading

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QC Problem-Solving Experience

Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction I wrote this exercise for a student who works in a supply chain company so he could practice job-related vocabulary. This exercise is provided here to challenge you to leave your … Continue reading

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Planetarium Visit – Constellations

Role Dialog  Narrator  Betty has invited Jerry to visit a planetarium show at a local college.  They have just arrived at the entrance to the planetarium. A class of high school students are also attending as part of a school … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Role Dialog  Narrator  Vicky has invited three friends to go to a tourist attraction in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. They have just arrived at the ticket counter. It is 5:30 pm. (Website: https://semgulf.com/ ; introduction video available)  Vicky  Okay, everyone, … Continue reading

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Mountain-Climbing Adventure

Role Dialog  Narrator  A group of friends who are into extreme sports meet once a year to work on their bucket list. This year they decide to go mountain-climbing in the dead of winter. The weather is predicted to be … Continue reading

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Interstellar Journey – Part 5

Recording T.Lee Saga – Outside the Solar System Ship’s Outer Hull Blueprint Narrator The ship is outside the Sol solar system traveling towards Tau Ceti at 90% of light speed. Captain XO, give me a status report on all ship … Continue reading

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Interstellar Journey – Part 4

Recording T.Lee Text-to-Speech Saga – Going to Light Speed Narrator The Captain is making a ship-wide announcement. Captain May I have your attention, please. All department heads are requested to meet in the Pegasus Meeting Room in one hour. I … Continue reading

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Interstellar Journey – Part 3

Recording T.Lee Text-to-Speech Saga – Choosing a Destination Captain (ship-wide announcement) May I have your attention, please. All department heads are requested to meet in the Gemini Meeting Room in one hour. I repeat, all department heads are requested to … Continue reading

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Interstellar Journey – Part 2

Recording T.Lee Text-to-Speech Saga – Leaving the Solar System Captain (ship-wide announcement) May I have your attention, please. All department heads are requested to meet in the Orion Meeting Room in one hour. I repeat, all department heads are requested … Continue reading

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Interstellar Journey – Part 1

Escape to the Stars – Prelude Today is January 1, 2017. Scientists have determined that the Earth’s days are numbered. Earth’s populace can see the handwriting on the wall. The scientists predict with a high level of confidence that a … Continue reading

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Family Dinner Dialog

One student asked for a family dialog. Here it is. Role Dialog Narrator In this scenario the players are Mom, Dad, Tasha (16 years old), and Nikky (19 years old). Tasha is in the 10th grade in high school and … Continue reading

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Desert Hiking Adventure Part 2

Role Dialog Narrator Three friends on a hiking adventure are lost in the Sahara Desert due to an unexpected sandstorm that threw them off course. Dee has just been through a harrowing experience and is still a bit shaken. Dez … Continue reading

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Desert Hiking Adventure Part 1

Scenario Three friends who are into extreme sports decide to go hiking in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Their names are Desdemona (Dez), Elysia (or Elly), and Deirdre (Dee). They have traveled to a small village called Mhamid El Ghizlane … Continue reading

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Beach Experience

A Beach Experience Role Dialog Narrator Sally and Zach have just parked in a parking lot across the road from a public beach with a concession stand, a beachwear store called Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, and a small water sports … Continue reading

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