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Notes
Notes: reported speech (1411)
Detailed notes with links to online activities.
 


Worksheets for reported speech - general
 
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Reported speech dominoes (774)
Twelve-card reported speech dominoes, all showing backshift
 
 

 

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Reported speech practice (586)
Small groups. One student picks up a card with a direct speech statement or question written on it. S/he changes this into reported speech. The first of the other students to reconstruct the original direct speech statement or question 'wins' the card.
 
 

 

 

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Reported speech quiz (329)
Fifteen-question multiple-choice quiz focusing on: (1) tense and time (2) ask / tell that vs ask / tell smbdy to do sthg
 
 

 

Reported speech transformation quiz 01 (765)
Fifteen-question transformation quiz.
 
 

 

Reported speech transformation quiz 02 (913)
Twelve question direct->reported speech quiz. Includes questions, same time - same tense, and special reporting verbs (remind etc.)
 
 

 



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General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 9 Soap  Pages 74 - 76
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 134 
Matching quotes to famous people and reporting them.
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 12 Media mania  Pages 128 - 129
Consolidation modules 9 - 12  Pages 136 - 137
consolidation
Module 4 The mind  Page 46   A formal letter
Students listen to an advertisement for a product and then a letter complaining about the product
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
31 - Tact  Page 31 
Role play. Small groups. Role cards for two parties + a go between who has to negotiate for them.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
19 Reported speech 1: say. tell and ask  Pages 107 - 112
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
23 Battlefield or bed of roses?  Page 23 
Ss prepare 'Love is...' statements; interview each other and report what they've heard.
24 Who asked me that?  Page 24 
Reported speech questions
Progress check 21 - 25 Hexagon race  Pages 21 - 25
Category revision quiz for: reported speech; adverbs; phrasal verbs and vocab. (Hexagon sheet could be used for any questions.)
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
20b Neighbours  Page 20 
Jig saw story containing reporting verbs. Students dictate to each other in pairs.
 


 

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Notes
Notes - reporting verbs (369)
Comprehensive and printable set of notes. reporting verb + (that) clause reporting verb + object + (that) clause reporting verb + object + infinitive
 


Worksheets for reporting verbs
 
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Reporting verb dominoes (796)
Twelve dominoes. Verbs: admit, confirm, encourage, persuade, claim, advise, convince, suggest, explain, complain, reassure, announce Revised, March, 2010
 
 

 

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Reporting verbs oral practice (doc) (85)
Groups of three. Twelve cards with statements etc in direct speech. Divide these. The twelve reporting verb cards are spread on table. One student whispers one of his cards to the anther. That student has to choose a reported speech card and report the information. The tird student has to guess the original direct speech statement.
 
 

 

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Reporting verbs (260)
Direct speech statements for oral transformation using specialized reporting verbs: remind reassure suggest announce explain threaten warn
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for reporting verbsPage top ↑
 
Reporting verbs quiz 1 (278)
12-question multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

Reporting verbs quiz 2 (504)
MC quiz focusing on syntax with reporting verbs
 
 

 


 
Book references for reporting verbsPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 8 Escape  Pages 70 - 71
(1) Ss order sentences in a summary of the reading A day at the seaside (Bill Bryson)
(2) Focus on reporting verbs in the above exercise. Ss divide these into two lists: 'say' type and 'tell' type i.e. those that do and do not take a direct object.
(3) Dictionary reading exercise as follow up (dictionary extracts are printed on the page)
(4) Reading passage Where's my car : son steal's mum's car with multiple choice exercise focusing on reporting verbs.

Unit 14 Review 2  Page 131 
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 12 Media mania  Pages 132 - 133
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Gold  Page 27   Where's my car?
News article on woman's car stolen by her son leads into reported speech.
Unit 7 Escape  Page 70   Reporting verbs
 

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Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
60 - 61 Reporting verbs  Pages 60 - 61
(60) ask, warn, suggest, invite, order, insist, remind, tell (61) advise, agree, think, want, ask, insist, say, suggest, tell, persuade, remind
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
20 Reported speech 2: reporting verbs  Pages 113 - 118
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
25 Reported speech dominoes  Page 25 
Dominoes with 'refuse', 'remind', 'invite' etc.
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
20b Neighbours  Page 20 
Jig saw story containing reporting verbs. Students dictate to each other in pairs.
 




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