Reporting Questions Lesson
To provide clarification and practice of Reporting questions in the context of Workplace dialogue
To provide fluency speaking practice (e.g. retelling a story)
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Quick discussion about politicians and gossiping in general (e.g. do you gossip, what about? is gossiping more of a negative or positive thing? why?) Questions are shown on a slide.
Ss are shown the main dialogue introducing grammar and developing context. They are first asked to listen to the dialogue and identify roles and subject of conversation
Ask ss about the grammar difference between two highlighted sentences. Elicit the fact that there is no question mark at the end of the second one, hence direct question order. Stress the fact that past tenses are used throughout (in the second one)
Students are shown slide with grammar rules and peculiarities of reported questions. They are then asked a series of questions to elicit the information from the slide.
Ex C, p61. Pairwork. Checking as whole class
Watch a 40-sec video and report every question that the cool teacher asks their students. Done together in the main room, pairwork check + whole class check with video