Grammar lesson - Reported Speech
To learn the Reported Speech in the context of the story of an American rock star
To provide speaking practice with a focus on accuracy
Procedure (34-47 minutes)
- T show SS two pictures of American rock star Sixto Rodriguez and elicits an example of the reported speech. - SS respond to T.
- T gives SS a short gap filling to expose them to the TL - T elicits the answers from SS - T shows AK
- T explains the rules of TL to SS by showing a page from the coursebook - T elicits reporting verbs from SS
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- T writes the correct and incorrect usage she heard in the group activity on the board. - T asks SS to discuss.