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All cheesiness aside, reported speech can be a little confusing for some ESL students, but it’s simple to teach if you have the right tools. Just about every language involves some form of reported speech - so once your students get the general idea, they should be off and running with any activities you give them. The question is, how can you make sure you give them a solid foundation in English reported speech?
By starting with BusyTeacher.org worksheets, of course! When you use some of these 186 worksheets along with the more rigorous exercises in your textbook, your students will quickly gain experience in all the ways English can be used to report speech. Then it’s time to turn them loose on some of the fun activities and games you’ll find on this page, so they can start using reported speech in sentences and descriptions.
It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching basic reported speech to ESL level-one beginners, or practicing advanced reported speech with your level-five students - you’ll find worksheets here that are perfectly adapted for your students’ skill and experience. And whether you want to quiz them with some fill-in-the-blank or multiple-choice worksheets, help them analyze reported speech in English-language movies and TV shows, or get them up and active with some reported speech games, BusyTeacher.org has got the right worksheets for you.
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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.