My main aim of my lesson is grammar. Using the context of compensation culture I will teach how to use tell/ask + infinitive to report questions or orders.
My sub aim will be lexis. I will teach new reporting verbs again following the compensation culture context.
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
Ask students what they think "compensation culture" means. Link in with the stories that they have just read by explaining in England & America it has be come very common for people, if they have an accident, to try and get compensation (money) from people who's fault they think it is! Ask Ss if this kind of thing happens in Istanbul? Can they think of any accidents that have happened to them?
Tell Ss that before I was a teacher I worked in a restaurant. A customer actually tried to sue me. Read Ss my story then give them H/O 1, In pairs ask them to match the definitions to the words. Peer check answers, Drill & check pronunciation.
Give Ss handout of sentences and ask them to match them to match the new verbs to the sentences. Peer check the answers.
Tell students the verbs they have just looked at are reporting verbs. Ask the class how they think we report back questions. For example this is some direct speech from the text in Methi's lesson "can you show me the mens room" how would I report this back using the verb ask? Elicit the answer if possible. Do the same process with request again using direct speech from the text "don't go back for three weeks" Explain about tell being irregular & elicit the formula
Give Ss some direct speech I have taken from the text in Methi's lesson, ask them to turn it into reported speech using tell/ask + infinitive. CCQ; what is the infinitive of watched? Give Ss answer key. Any Ss that finish early give them a HO 2 and use the new verbs to make the sentences into reported speech.
In pairs get the Ss to report three sentences about things I have asked/told them to do in this lesson. Using ask & tell. ICQ; who are you reporting on?
Put Ss into 2 groups, get each Ss to read out their question to the other group, who will them have to convert it into direct speech.