Basim Basim

Reported Speech
Untermediate level


In this lesson, sts learn about the reported speech based on a reading text. Sts listen and check answers to questions related to reported speech. The lesson includes some activities to be done in pairs.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of reported speech in the context of coincidence

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about free time in the context of travel and work
  • To provide detailed and specific information listening practice using a text about coincidence in the context of travel and work


Warmer/Lead-in: T talks about what other people said about what happened to him when he first came to Istanbul (3-5 minutes) • To use the reported speech

Sts read a text about some coincidences people face in their lives. Then sts listen to the same text and guess what happened to them

Exposure to a reading text and a listening task (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Sts read and answer questions. Sts listen and add more information

Highlighting the use of reported statements (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T gives some direct speech senetences on the board to be changed to reported speech.

Clarification of form of reported speech senetences. (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Sts change some sentences into reported speech on the board.

Controlled Practice of direct speech sentences on sheets of paper. (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T monitors while they ate answering the sentences.

Semi-Controlled Practice of changing sentences working in pairs (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T lets sts work on their own

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Sts work freely to write a paragraph about a coincidence they had before.

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