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Speaking: Reported speech

Level: Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: General lesson plan

Fari Greenaway's winning lesson revises reported speech, introducing a fun mingling activity to help make the structure memorable.

Age: Teenagers and adults
Level: Upper intermediate - advanced
Objective: To revise reported speech, introducing several reporting verbs. To provide fun and memorable practice and real use of reported verbs outside of a course book
Time: Approx. 1 hour
Key skills: Speaking
Materials: One copy of the worksheet for each student plus one for the board, blank question cards / pieces of paper.

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Readers' comments (4)

  • Hi Anders,

    Thank you for your feedback. This particular lesson plan is part of a teacher lesson share. If you would like to see some more resources on reported speech I would recommend going to these pages too:

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  • Hi,
    This activity really needs to be supported with resources. In particular, asking students to write down what they are going to say at the fictional cocktail party is a task in itself. For this activity I would expect there to be ready made sentences for students to use. The focus on the lesson is reported speech not casual conversations or writing. Whilst the idea for the class is sound, it's nothing that I couldn't have found on any number of free sites.

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  • Hi there,

    The link to this lesson is located under Related resources and is entitled
    Speaking: Reported speech: Lesson plan

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Where's the link?

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