Grammar & Reading
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will be learning reported speech based on a reading context. The students will be reading a text and answering questions. This activities will help me to get into my main aim. After focusing on the form & meaning of the TL, with the following activities the students will be practising as well as producing.


Abc Hand outs, cut ups. Reading text
Abc Straightforward Intermediate Student book

Main Aims

  • To help students to review / learn the reported speech.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To get students to practice their reading in a context of a magazine article story about a couple.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will focus Ss' attention to the photos of a homeless and ask them what could be more important for this person.

Gist Reading (5-7 minutes) • to get Ss to read for an overall idea of the text

I will give HO#1 and get them to read the text to get the overall idea of it.Then, it will be a short FB session as a whole class.

Grammar (post reading) (5-8 minutes) • To measure students' prior knowledge of the target language

I will give HO #2 and ask them to do the Ex 1, underlining the reported speech sentences related to TL. FB: Put the text on WB ( by projector) and ask them to come up to WB to underline the sentences. Then I will use another slide to show them the direct speech & reported speech sentences in the same text to elicit the idea of these two (=eliciting meaning of TL). "What is the difference between the sentences in blue and the sentences in red?" Then I will ask them to do Exercise 2a with a partner. FB: WC Ss will be asked to come to WB for answers.

Form & Pronounce of TL (8-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

i will show two sentences to Ss and ask them: "What are the differences in two sentences?" (eliciting the form of the TL) Then Ss will be asked to do Ex 2b in pairs. This is followed by CCQs: 1.Do we change pronouns, time expressions and tenses when we report? Yes 2.Do we use reported speech for our own sentences? No 3.Do we use it when we tell someone what another person said? Yes Then I will drill it.

Practising TL (7-10 minutes) • To check students' use of the target language again

I will ask them to do Exercise 3 on HO#2 with a partner. FB: WC I will get them to come to WB to put the answers, Error correction will be made.

Free practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will give them some quotations said by famous people and ask them work in a group and report these sentences back to their group mates. ( 20 quotations in total). FB: WC If time allows, I will also get them to do some freer activities such as asking them report their partner about their longest conversation recently, (who did they talk to, what did they talk about.)

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