Laura Laura

Lesson 6
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about the reported speech and the main differences between SAID/TOLD that are used in the reported speech. Students will have two grammar based activities which will be followed by productive skills activity (speaking and writing).


Main Aims

  • To review the MFP of the reported speech and give controlled and semi-controlled practice in the context of Gossip and celebrities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give productive skill - writing- practice in the context of Gossip and celebrities


Lead - in (1-2 minutes) • To set the lesson context

T on a phone "Guess what! Yesterday I had dinner with Tarkan's classmate. He told me that Tarkan came to Berlin every year. Sorry, have to run, bye!" T "what is it called when you talk about famous people with your friends?" Elicit GOSSIP T"Who is Tarkan, Julia Roberts?" elicit CELEBRITY

Test 1 (5-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the reported speech

T shows two sentences on WB - projector at work "What differences can you see between these two sentences?" WC discussion HO1 on WB "Match direct speech sentences with reported speech sentences" ICQ - if you have one direct speech sentence, how many indirect speech sentences will you match to it? (One or two?) PW-Check FB -on WB answer key to check Mention "One step backwards" rule

Pre-teach grammar (4-5 minutes) • To introduce the difference between said/tell

slide on WB of two sentences "iS there a difference between SAID and TOLD" T tries to elicit the difference We choose SAY when the person who was spoken to is unimportant or already known. We choose TELL when we wish to draw attention specifically to the person who is being addressed. SAY Do we use SAY when we already know the person who spoke? Yes Do we use SAY when the person who spoke is unimportant or important? Unimportant Do we say HE SAID THAT or HE SAID TO ME THAT? Both TELL Do we use TELL when we don’t want anyone to know the person who spoke? No Do we say HE TOLD TO ME THAT or HE TOLD ME THAT? He told me that T "What is the same about these sentences?" T tries to elicit the form, helps if needed Subject + said / said to sb / told sb + that clause Do the drilling of the sentences and mark stressed parts

Test 2 (4-5 minutes) • To check students understanding about SAID/TOLD

HO2 on WB Correct the mistakes. There are correct sentences too. PW - check WCFB - Ss write answers on the WB

Celebrity party (20-25 minutes) • To practice productive skills

Imagine you are a journalist and you are going to a party You will meet Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Beren Saat and Kadir Inanir. Show pictures on WB Write 2 questions you want to ask for each of these people For example: Brad when is your wedding with Angelina? ICQ: how many questions will you write for one celebrity? How many questions in total? T divides class into celebrities and journalists "journalists - you need to find celebrities, ask them your questions and write down the answers" ICQ - journalists - how many questions will you ask? Will you talk to 2 or 4 celebrities? Will you write their answers in direct or reported speech? T monitors and collects mistakes for delayed feedback After this part is finished, T appoints new journalists and new celebrities as the point is that all students would be journalists and get their answers "Now you all have your answers, In groups of 2, choose two celebrities and write what did they say to you. iF YOU DONT LIKE THE ANSWER - CREATE YOUR OWN AND MAKE IT INTO GOSSIP!" For example: Brad Pitt: "No comments" journalist: Brad Pitt told me that he was going to marry Angelina in 2015. After everybody is finished, groups exchange their paragraphs and checks each other mistakes. T puts answer key to HO1 on WB as a helping hand for error correction T asks couple of students to read their paragraphs WCFB - T does some delayed error correction on WB For example: She says that she ...

if time (5-7 minutes) • To practice speaking

Student A whispers a sentence to student B (for example: I kissed Brad Pitt in 2012) Student B has to repeat the same sentence in the reported speech (You said that you had kissed Brad Pitt in 2012.) Students monitor each other for the mistakes

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