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TP3_Reported speech
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about reported speech.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of reported speech statement in the context of gossiping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of gossiping and what they like.


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

Students will see a picture of two persons in a Google Slide, follow with one question for them to think about. What do you think Vicky and Steve are talking about? After this, they would have to work in pairs and predict two things they are saying to each other in breakout rooms for two minutes. This to begin the lesson by engaging them with the topic. ICQs: writing or speaking? Students will be nominate to share their predictable answers. (1 min)

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher asks students to read the conversation for one minute and answer the question below to get the overall idea of the text for task 1. Teacher will review with the students to elicit the answer from them. Teacher asks students to look at the example in task 2 and answer the questions below with the correct answer based on the example, for 3 minutes working in pairs in breakout rooms. Teacher does question C to model the exercise. ICQs: speaking or writing? Individually or pairs? While in breakout rooms teacher monitors. Teacher will review the questions with the whole class and discuss the answers.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher shows students a Google slide for them to work in pairs to define the meaning of 'Direct speech' and 'Reported speech' for two minutes. Teacher also will model the exercise. Teacher will explain students the meaning of 'Direct Speech' and 'Reported speech', use an example to elicit some reported speech from the students, and explain the form. Teacher also will ask students which part of speech some lexis are and use pictures to create a visual context.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Teacher explains students the task in which they have to convert what Steve said in reported speech and work in groups. Teacher does question 1 to model the exercise. Teacher sends students to breakout rooms for 5 minutes to complete the task. While in breakout rooms teacher monitors. Teacher asks students to discuss their answers with the whole class.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Teacher asks students to play telephone where they will have to work in breakout rooms and share something about them with the peers in round 1. While in breakout rooms Teacher will be moving students around so they can share more. This for them to practice reported speech and the teacher will explain the activity and model the exercise. (3 minutes) Teacher will ask students to share what their where told about the other peers. While Teacher monitors breakout rooms for free practice, Teacher takes notes for delay error correction. T. shares whiteboard to write down errors heard during the practice and correct them with the students

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