TP 7 - Vocabulary - Reporting Verbs
B2 level


In this lesson, students learn about reporting verbs through guided discovery based on 3 short reading texts. The lesson starts with reading three dialogues and discussing who the dialogues belong to. This is followed by reading for gist and matching the dialogues to the texts. Students then fill the gaps in the texts using the vocabulary provided by the teacher. Finally, there is a controlled practice through sentence reformation and a freer speaking practise by jigsaw story telling.


Main Aims

  • Vocabulary

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking


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

Sts read the three dialogues and discuss in pairs who the people in the dialogues could be.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

Sts read the three texts given by the T and match the texts with the three dialogues given previously.

Highlighting - Gapfill (8-10 minutes) • To highlight the meaning of the vocabulary in a text

T writes the vocabulary on the board and tells the sts to fill the gaps in three texts using these vocabulary. When finished, peer check. Following peer check, t tells the sts that the answers are in the reception area. The sts check their answers.

Clarification (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation of the target language

T uses the list on the board for drill & stress check.

Semi-Controlled Speaking Practice (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for free practice

T gives instructions to sts - Work in pairs and take turns. St A: read one of the conversations in Ex 1. St B: report the conversations. T demos the first one with a student.

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

T places the flashcards (containing all the repoerting verbs) face down on the table. The first student picks up a card and starts a story. The second student picks up another card and continues the story. Continue in this way until all the words have been used.

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