Reported Speech – Free ESL Lesson Plan Make a Copy

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When should you teach “Introduction to Reported Speech”?

“Introduction to Reported Speech” is an ESL lesson plan download aimed at students with advanced proficiency levels. To fully grasp the material, students must be very comfortable with changing verbs between various tenses including the perfect, simple and continuous tenses.

How to teach the “Introduction to Reported Speech” lesson?

To help students understand this concept, this lesson breaks down the components of transforming direct speech into reported speech: pronouns, tenses, time and the removal of quotation marks. It also spends a substantial portion of slides going over how to backshift by “going back a tense” and how to employ possessive adjectives successfully.

The slides are playful and illustrated with many pictures and fun examples to keep your students engaged and motivated.

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