Eddy Salgado Eddy Salgado

TP8. LP Eddy Salgado
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about reported speech affirmative in simple present and simple past using the Test, Teach, Test approach.


Abc Guess the answer, Baamboozle.

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of reported speech, simple present and past simple in the context of commands

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of commands


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

-T. presents image to introduce content -T. provides language and gives instruction -Ls. give their own ideas in Break out rooms -T. gives feedback

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

-T. presents controlled practice activity in baamboozle -Ls. get into two groups and give the reported speech per each statement. 1) The boss said: I am going to give you extra work. 2) The students said: We love playing during classes. 3) The presenter said: Many people visit Nicaragua in Holly Week. 4) The teacher confirmed: I like this English group. 5) Mirtala said: I am not sure about that option. 6) John said: I don't like Monday mornings. 7) Mario said: I am an English student. 8) Samantha said: I have a new job. 9) The doctor said: you have to drink more water. 10) The teacher said: repeat after me. T. provides feedback

Teach (5-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

-T. covers MFP -Ls. answer CCQs, identify form and practice pronunciation Example: The doctor said: you have to drink more water. The doctor said that I had to drink more water CCQ: Is the speaker reporting a piece of advice? -yes. Is the speaker talking about the past? -Yes. Form: Identify the verb changes from direct speech to reported speech. - The boss said: I (am) going to give you extra work. - The boss said he (was) going to give us extra work. -T. elicits sentence stress and linking -Ls do choral and individual practice -T. gives feedback

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

-T. provides link to second controlled practice activity through Kahoot -Ss play -T. gives feedback

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Ss choose a topic to talk about in breakout rooms Options: My hobbies, activities to relax... -T. Demoes: (conversation): I enjoy running. -T. monitors -Ss report what their classmates told them using reported speech: He said he enjoyed running. -T. gives feedback

DEC (3-5 minutes) • To help students recognize their mistakes and improve them

-T. highlights language to praise, correct and reformulate. -Ss work on correcting and reformulating language -Ss do pair check through messages -T. provides DEC

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