Christy Christy

Grammar Lesson TP 3 - Reporting Verbs (presented version)
Upper-Intermediate B2 level


This lesson aims to provide knowledge and understanding and the application of Grammar's reporting verbs.


Abc • Life Upper Intermediate, Workbook. National Geographic, Cengage. Paul Dummet, John Huges.
Abc Grammar For English Teachers

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a In the context of utlizing Reporting Verbs in the context of a review about "Afghan Girl

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about photography and exposure and update on the Afghan Girl in the context of reporting verbs within the reading


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

T --> Introduction to the article by showing the pictures asking the class if they knew the famous photo and its relationship with the National Geographic. --> Aim to connect how the National Geographic and the Afghan photo relate to a reporter's perspective and interviewee. -->Focused (now knowing too heavily) on reporting speech as the lesson plan instead of introducing the REPORTING VERBS --> Students worked through the lessons reading various parts of reporting speech. (again emphasis should have been on the REPORTING VERBS found in the article.

Text Work (3-4 minutes) • to provide and introduction to terms in context of Reporting Verbs within the reading.

This section involved meaning form and pronunciation of the following reporting verbs Agreed Persuaded Complain SS- conduct and individual word wall activity where they match several examples of reporting verbs in general (this was overlooked because I thought it would consume too much time) Introduce reading (which if I were to repeat, I would have them read at the beginning of this portion so that way when practicing the activities with meaning and form, they would have already been exposed to the terms.)

Meaning (4-9 minutes) • To provide and opportunity for the students to work on a matching activity that familiarize the context of introduced Reporting Verbs.

T- Split the class into breakrooms to allow groups to match meanings with introduced 2. OFCB (Should have created a matching exercise on WordWalll that introduce all the reporting verbs that are in the text)

Form (6-8 minutes) • To provide additional context and practice with chosen reporting verbs associated through the reading

- Provide an opportunity for students to work in breakrooms to organize different reporting verb forms with their respected examples. Reporting verb +sb + to+infitintive Reporting verb + preposition + ING Reporting Verb + ING Reporting Verb + someone + preposition + ING Paired them up with ambiguous examples for each - OFCB (If redone, I would design a table on WordWall that would include We agreed to let him take your picture; National Geographic persuaded McCurry to return to Pakistan; he admits thinking at the time that the picture would be nothing special; she does not complain about having a hard life; her brother blamed the warm for forcing them out of their homeland. ) ; he

Pronunciation (3-5 minutes) • to guide students to identify pronunciation in target language.

SS- Students repeat words that were introduced within the lecture and practice sentences that were created SS-- asked to identify how many syllables each word had. (Display the terms at the beginning and ask the student to select the correct reporting verb. ) OFCB (Should have created an exercise where the students had to tell me whether the reporting verb was asking, telling or saying in the phrase. each type of phrase would have different stressors on different words)

Language Practice - Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

ss- Worked in groups w/n breaker rooms and chose the correct reporting verbs for the statement OFCB to discuss the answers (If Revised, I would create a JamBoard activity/WordWall activity that incorporates both writing and selecting the proper reporting verbs for various statements related to the text provided.

Language Analysis --Freer practice (6-7 minutes) • To allow students to work independently on tasks related to the the previous stages.

T- Students work in breaker rooms to answer questions posed ss would be told to pay attention to their peer's answers ss would come back, and in the main room, T would ask them to report on what their group members said. Ideally, I would ask them to type it out to ensure they are putting the sentence together. (for revised purposes, I would narrow it down to 2 questions. The questions should use the words that were introduced relating to reporting verbs. Did you ever persuade someone to do something?)

Feedback (5-0 minutes) • To gather and discuss the group’s ideas, as well as give feedback on their answers and use of English

Ask students to share experiences Praise work and patience with the lesson

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