Reported Speech and Say and Tell
To provide a review on reported speech and teach the use and function of the verbs 'say' and 'tell'.
To develop the students' reading and writing skills through exercises.
Procedure (28-48 minutes)
Each student gets a sentence. Student A reads out their sentence to the whole class, others write it down. Student B reads out their sentence to the whole class, others write it down and this continues until all of the sentences have been read out. A student will be picked at random to report what one student said. The response will be corrected as appropriate, presenting /eliciting the form. This will be repeated with another student until the end of the activity.
T will share gap-fill handout with the students. Ss will be instructed to complete the blank spaces with the appropriate verbs or pronouns. Answers will be checked as a whole class.
Ss will read the first part of the story. Then they will read the rest of the story below it (in past simple). CCQ may be helpful: "What did Anthony H find"? "Where did he find it? "Where did Feifer see Hopkins? Using the second part of the story ss will then complete it with reported speech.
Ss will be given six celebrities of which they will have to choose four from. Once they have chosen their celebrities they will read the questions and answer them anyway they like using reported speech. The second part of the exercise will have the students get in pairs: Student A will tell student B the question they asked along with the answer the famous person gave
Teacher will tell the class a joke: Why was the world's best footballer asked to tidy up his room? ----> Because he was Messi! T will then elicit what he just did from the students. T will draw a diagram listing words that follow the word 'Tell' T, then asks why the word 'say' isn't used for jokes. T clarifies the reason and draws another diagram with words that follow the word 'say'. Students will differentiate the use of 'tell' and 'say' and read the sentences in 1a In pairs students will fill out the gaps in 1a with either 'say' and 'tell' Answers will be checked whole class.
T will draw spider map for 'Say' and 'Tell' and try to elicit phrases from the students before writing examples down. T will clarify the meaning and function of phrases unknown to learners.
Ss will be asked to get in pairs Each pair will ask and answer eight questions from exercise 1a. Pairs will take turns to ask and answer the questions.