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179 FREE Reported Speech Worksheets

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Reported Speech?
In grammar, indirect or reported speech (also indirect discourse; Latin ōratiō oblīqua) is a way of reporting a statement or question. A reported question is called an indirect question. Unlike direct speech, indirect speech does not phrase the statement or question the way the original speaker did; instead, certain grammatical categories are changed. In addition, indirect speech is not enclosed in quotation marks. Person is changed when the person speaking and the person quoting the speech are different. In English, tense is changed.
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Welcome to the part of the site dedicated to worksheets on reported speech. There are many creative ways to practice this with your students and some of the 179 available reported speech activities might be perfect for your classes. This writing worksheet has students work in pairs to complete a funny story. You can have students focus more on the topic by having them underline the sections of reported speech once they have completed the story. For an additional activity ask students what they would say in response to Lucy if they were Pete. For students of a different age range or level, think about using another activity to fit your students’ needs and interests. Reported speech is an intermediate and advanced topic. Addressing this in lower level classes will limit what you can discuss and what the students will gain from talking about reported speech. Once students understand the basic principles of reported speech, ask them to pick out reported speech in an article and then talk about the different examples. When talking about giving suggestions or advice, include a review of reported speech because many people, when presenting their problems, will refer to something another person said. For example He said that if I didn’t get the money together by Friday, I would never see her again. Or My mom said I should ~. What do you think? This is a perfect chance to review reported speech while introducing new words and phrases. Make sure that students focus on the new material during the practice exercises though because you do not want to distract them from the target of the lesson.

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Reported Speech Memory Game

Reported Speech Memory Game

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Hopefully, this will be useful for you as a quick solution for practice or time-filling activity in an upper-intermediate (perhaps even intermediate) adult learner setting. The title is self-expla ...
5 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Diagnostic Test Level 4

Diagnostic Test Level 4

A set of grammar tasks to revise different grammar points learned in the previous level (3): supply the right options of varied tenses and linkers+report 3 direct statements +change to passive voi ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Direct and Indirect Questions

Direct and Indirect Questions

•Reported Speech,
This is a simple scheme to introduce the difference between direct and indirect questions. To be filled by students themselves. Mind that the terms may differ, so you can change "information quest ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Report Speech

Report Speech

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This pdf file "reported speech" was done in order to help the students to easily remember or to learn "Reported speech" tenses. It is a basic chart with all tenses from direct speech to repor ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Perfect, Simple and Continuous

Perfect, Simple and Continuous

A number of sentences to complete. I use this for a revision of the past simple, past continuous, present perfect simple, present perfect continuous, and past perfect simple. Reported speech also ...
5 Intermediate
Reported Speech Lesson

Reported Speech Lesson

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This document is not a language activity per se, but rather a recap chart about reported speech, showing how to use reporting verbs and the main transformations with tenses & modals as well. I ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reported Speech 2

Reported Speech 2

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If you want to go on working with reported speech, in this file you will find a series of activities to work with reporting speech exercises. They are based on Garfield's character comic. You can ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reported Speech

Reported Speech

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If you are looking for some interesting ideas to work with reporting speech, here you will find a set of parts from Garfield's comic so that your students can work with reported speech or indirect ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Telling It Like It Is or Was

Telling It Like It Is or Was

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This is a power-point lesson for grade 8 learners, with rules, examples and exercises based on Peanuts cartoons, reporting in correct format the words in speech bubbles. They role-play the cartoon ...
2 Intermediate
English Resource - Relative Pronouns (2)

English Resource - Relative Pronouns (2)

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The most common relative pronouns are who/whom, whoever/whomever, whose, that, and which. This English resource was created for KS2 elementary/primary students. There are 12 sentences to complete. ...
4 Elementary
English Resource - Relative Pronouns (1)

English Resource - Relative Pronouns (1)

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The most common relative pronouns are who/whom, whoever/whomever, whose, that, and which. This English resource was created for KS2 elementary/primary students. There are 12 sentences to complete. ...
5 Elementary
Reporting Verbs

Reporting Verbs

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Reporting verbs are a quite good tool to improve speaking and lead it into a higher stage. People, kids and students, just usually use "say",above all, and "tell", but they don´t know about ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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Reported Speech Backshift

Reported Speech Backshift

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Reported speech is usually a hard task to give in class, perhaps due to the huge framemark you have to work with. And many times, problems appear when you have to "put into the past" time adverbs ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

A single page containing the basic information your students need to remember about reported speech. It includes definitions of direct and reported speech, the 6 changes involved in reported speec ...
5 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

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This is a worksheet for revising direct speech at intermediate level. The fun part comes when students discover that they are writing the lyrics of two very popular songs. You will see your studen ...
7 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Reporting Conversations

Reporting Conversations

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This is a speaking activity intended for intermediate students. The aim is to practise reporting conversations, using different introductory verbs. The activity is based on a set of humorous conve ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Reported Speech Interview List

Reported Speech Interview List

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This speaking and writing activity focuses on reported speech (statement, question and request). Half of the class will be reporters and the other is a famous person. They go around the class and ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech: Statements for Adult Students

Reported Speech: Statements for Adult Students

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This is a simple worksheet which is aimed to revise and practise reported speech. There are two different tasks in which students are asked to put the correct pronouns and determiners into th ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Rephrasing - Reported Speech

Rephrasing - Reported Speech

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These are two worksheets about reported speech. Students must rephrase sentences by using the three basic verbs used in this type of exercise: say (statements), ask (questions)and tell (orders). E ...
5 Intermediate
Reporting Verbs: Say and Tell Worksheet

Reporting Verbs: Say and Tell Worksheet

•Reported Speech,
This is a worksheet for teaching reporting verbs at pre-intermediate level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences with said or told, complete ...
9 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech (All Tenses)

Reported Speech (All Tenses)

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This simple Power Point provides a quick oral revision of reported speech that can be used with a whole class letting students guess in turns. It includes examples of all tenses in affirmative, ne ...
5 Intermediate
Direct/ Indirect Speech

Direct/ Indirect Speech

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This worksheet will let your kids practice indirect (reported) speech using speech bubbles set in the classroom. The picture is of a classroom with numbered speech bubbles coming from each of the ...
9 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley (Reported Questions)

Song Worksheet: Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley (Reported Questions)

The first part of the song “Are you lonesome tonight?” by Elvis Presley consists only of questions that he asks his loved one. When ss already know the rules of reporting questions it ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reported Speech Present

Reported Speech Present

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This is a worksheet for revising the reported speech. There are 2 exercises for your students to do transformations. Each of them contains 20 sentences. Exercise 1 contains statements, orders and ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech - Exercises

Reported Speech - Exercises

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This Power Point Presentation consists of twenty-eight sentences to be changed into reported speech. It can be used as a great oportunity to review the subject as well as extra exercises to provid ...
11 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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