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Reporting Questions Lesson
B1-B2 level


In this lesson students learn the grammar and usage rules to report an action that happened in the past


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Reporting questions in the context of Workplace dialogue

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice (e.g. retelling a story)


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

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.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

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)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ex C, p61. Pairwork. Checking as whole class

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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

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