Reported Speech Activity

This is a downloadable communicative ESL activity to present or practise reported speech, and practise listening.

Activity to practise reported speech

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Aim To practise reported speech.
Activity Students listen and write down a sentence which they later report back to the teacher.
Organisation Individual / whole class
Preparation Make one copy of the sentences below and cut them up.
What do I do?
  1. Give one sentence to each student.
  2. Students A reads out their sentence to their whole class, others write it down.
  3. Student B reads out their sentence to the whole class, others write it down and this continues until all of the sentences have been read out.
  4. Pick a student at random to report what one student said. Correct the response as appropriate, presenting / eliciting the form. Repeat with another student.

She’s studying in Paris
She went there 5 years ago
They have travelled all over the world
I will meet you at 6 o’clock
We have a class every Monday
They’re going to Barcelona next week
I can come on Tuesday
He had seen the movie before

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