Worksheets: reporting verbs
Twelve dominoes. Verbs: admit, confirm, encourage, persuade, claim, advise, convince, suggest, explain, complain, reassure, announce Revised, March, 2010
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.
Direct speech statements for oral transformation using specialized reporting verbs: remind reassure suggest announce explain threaten warn