Reporting verbs & patterns
To provide clarification, review and practice of reporting verbs & patterns in the context of job responsabilities
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a reporting verbs & patterns in the context of job responsabilities
To provide scan reading practice using a text about reporting verbs & patterns in the context of job responsabilities
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
T asks sts to look back at the article and at the highlighted verbs. T elicits the meaning of all the reported verbs. T asks sts if those verbs have sth in common. While eliciting T uses WB to clarify the meaning of reporting verbs. T gives personalised example followed by object and infinitive form of the verb and elicits the form. T asks sts for more examples.
T asks sts to scan the text and underline the verbs that follow the higlighted reporting verbs. They will also underline object if there are any. T gives example and highlights that verbs may be in different forms. T sets time limit of 1 minute and monitors. When they have finished they check their answers in pairs.
T aks sts to add the reporting verbs from the text to the appropriate list of verbs in the grammar box. T sets time limit of one minute and monitors. Sts work in pairs. In feedback, T shows the answers laid out in tables.
T uses the table from the previous stage to highlight and clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the reporting verbs and patterns. T highlights the different verb construction. T highlights the place of "not" in negative sentences. T asks CQs. (eg. Is the reporting verb mention followed ba an infinitive? Is the reporting verb offer followed by verb + -ing? Does not comes before the verb?
T asks sts to do the exercise 2. They will change the sentences in direct speech into reported speech using verbs from the grammar box. T demonstrates by doing the first one herself. T sets time limit od 3 minutes and monitors. Sts work in pairs. When they have finished they check answers from the sheets placed around the classroom.
T asks sts to do the exercise 3. Sts look back at the sentences they have changed to reported speech in exercise 2, and answer the questions. Sts work in groups. T demonstrates by answering the questions for the first sentence.
T gives sts a topic to discuss (Jobs). Sts should listen carefully to each other and make notes. After a few minutes of conversation T splits up the groups and hands out a list of all reporting verbs from the lesson. Sts meet up in pairs or group of three with people from other groups. They must report what they heard other people say in the previous discussion. T demonstrates and asks CQs.