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Main Aims

  • Developing reported speech grammar and productions skills

Subsidiary Aims

  • Introduction and written reporting activity, followed by spoken practice in the form of a questionnaire


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T show a pictures of a news journalist this help me to Introduce/review reported speech by making simple statements and asking students to tell you the work of a journalist. T. give example of what the conversation about and I will make sure they emphasize the reporting speech in the past (i.e., "the teacher said", NOT "the teacher says") or (‘I enjoy doing yoga at home’. and the reported speech:Tom said he enjoyed doing yoga at home.)

Exposure (0-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T, provide students with worksheet to work individually and fill in the blanks with reported (indirect) speech using the text given. Students compare their worksheet answers with their partner as a class. Finally, T. shows the feedback.

Highlighting (0-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T.presents the ppp of a reading text base and the target language are highlighted to draw students attention on the topic.Have students looked at the highlighted sentences to differenciate if they are in directed speech or indirect speech.

Clarification (0-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: T. share meaning of some TL of the speech such as: 1."If I continue this diet I should lose twenty pounds” Does it mean he is on diet or likes food? and 2."I'm terribly sorry," he apologized. Is he asking for apology or render an apology? these are used in CCQs for students to discover their meaning in the context. T. shares a worksheet link with students in which they are to choose the meaning for the following sentences. T. asks students to share answers via chat box. Form: T. shows the timline chart of reported speech that will help learner to remember their tenses. She asks and guides students do an activity on PPP to cover the form and its usage in a table. Pronunciation: T. covers pronunciation with students and they show the stressed parts of the sentences. T.uses the approach backward pronunciation for students to repeat afterward and chorally drill individual.

Controlled Practice (0-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice a worksheet to students to work their hand on them to practice the reported speech.Have students get individually and convert the direct speech dialogue into the direct speech reported speech form. Students compare their answers in pairs or chart box. T. shows feedback to students to cheeck if they got their answers correctly.

Semi-Controlled Practice (0-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Have students divide into new pairs and ask them to (a)Write an email about fitness. (b) The swap email to be reported by their partner. Students checklist their partner reported speech if they were accurate in use of the TL.

Free Practice (0-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask students to divide up into new pairs and give them a communicative task sheet which contains questionnaire which the have controlle over it to ask question. Remind them to take notes on what their partners say. Finally, reported it to another person. If time allows I'll help students on DEC.

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