Hilal Hilal

Grammar lesson - Reported Speech
Upper-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn about the Reported Speech in the context of a musician's story. The lesson will start with a lead-in where the students look at pictures of Sixto Rodriguez, an American rock star and shown an example of reported speech by elicitation. They will continue with exposure to the target language via a short exercise. They will be presented the target language. Then they will do three controlled practices. And they will finish with a freer practice about bands/musicians they like and concerts they have been to.

Materials

Abc Empower - Upper Intermediate - Page 151
Abc Empower - Upper Intermediate - Page 108
Abc Google Slides

Main Aims

  • To learn the Reported Speech in the context of the story of an American rock star

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice with a focus on accuracy

Procedure

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

- T show SS two pictures of American rock star Sixto Rodriguez and elicits an example of the reported speech. - SS respond to T.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To expose SS to the TL through a small exercise tied to the context

- T gives SS a short gap filling to expose them to the TL - T elicits the answers from SS - T shows AK

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the TL in detail

- T explains the rules of TL to SS by showing a page from the coursebook - T elicits reporting verbs from SS

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T puts SS in pairs and asks them to fill in the gaps in an exercise by making the given questions into the reported speech. - SS fill in the gaps in pairs. - T shows SS the AK

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T puts SS in pairs and asks them to complete the sentences in reported speech based on the given sentences that are in direct speech. - SS work in pairs and do the task. - T shows AK so that SS can check their answers.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide practice of making questions into reported speech in the context of a job interview

- T puts SS in pairs and asks them to fill in the gaps by turning questions into reported speech. - SS work in pairs to do the task. - T shows SS the AK.

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

- T puts SS in groups and tells them to answer questions about their favorite band individually. - T asks SS to take turns, say the teacher's question and the speaking S's answer in reported speech. - SS do the task in groups. - T monitors, helps SS when they need it and takes notes.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback to SS to show their correct/incorrect use of TL

- T writes the correct and incorrect usage she heard in the group activity on the board. - T asks SS to discuss.

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