Reported speech lesson , grammar
To provide clarification and practice of the reported speech in the context of to report an information they have heard or read.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of sharing information.
Procedure (38-46 minutes)
They will have a picture of a conversation of two people a journalist and a firefighter. to set the context i will ask them to talk in group or in pairs and to make the difference between this two sentences.
I will try to elicit as much as possible the target language. I will try to give clear instruction before the exercise. I will make them focus on the tenses.
They will have to work in pairs to match some direct speech sentences with some indirect speech.
They will have another exercise to change direct speech to indirect speech alone. After i will to correct their answer in pairs or in group.
I will give the students a copy of the worksheet . they will go through the items on the worksheet and elicit the questions that the students need to ask in order to do the activity, e.g. Did you do some sport or exercise yesterday? I will demonstrate the activity by writing the first item on the board and adding the name and more information. I will write the name in the appropriate column on the board and ask the follow up question e.g what sport or exercise did you do? example; somebody told me that they played badminton in the park yesterday