Sarra Cherif Sarra Cherif

Celta 2015- LP- TP 6
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will identify, learn and practise using "reported speech" in different context.


Abc Answer Key
Abc Blu Tack
Abc Cutting Edge student's book

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will identified and learnt the meaning and form of " reported speech".

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will have practised reading to identify reported speech and practised speaking using it.


Lead-in (3-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Teacher asks students if it ever happened to them to think or remember someone and then they bump into them or the person calls - T asks if they think it is simple coincidence or there is more in it .... like things are meant to happen for a reason - T to let students give examples

Exposure (5-5 minutes) • To set a context for the Target language meaning

- Teacher explains that we will read a true story about a strange coincidence. - T to ask students to look at question 1 and gives them three minutes to read and answer it - T lets students check in pairs first - Teacher corrects as a WC activity and checks if everyone agrees

Reading follow up activity (5-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- Teacher to set students in groups of three ( depending on the number) - Teacher to give students different sentences to organize to in order to finish the story - T puts the beginning of the actual conversation and the first sentence - T puts answer key in the white board

Useful Language Meaning and function (5-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- Teacher writes the sentences from paragraph one and paragraph two - Teacher asks students what happened to the verb in the second sentence ( moved back into the past) - T asks why and confirms or corrects according to students suggestions - T gives handouts and ask students to fill in the table from the analysis box - T asks students to check in pairs and then collect answers from above the coffee machine

Productive Task: controlled practise (10-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Teachers gives instruction about task A - T explains to students that they will have sentences and they need to find out who said each - Ss check in pairs - T names students for answer - T gives instructions for the second part - Students check in pairs - T names students for answers

Freer activity • To get students to relate to the topic and freely use the newly learnt language

- T explains game rule ( One student is a famous star the other is a reporter: reporter ask a questions and turns the answer into reported speech, one sentence and then they change role) - Some students will play the role as a class activity - T to give feedback

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- T gives content and language feedback - T thanks students and let them go on a break

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