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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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186 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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Emotional Reported Speech

Emotional Reported Speech

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This is a game to pracice reported speech. Students have to take one "tell-card" and one "adverb" card and then say one or two sentences (about what is written on the card) emotionally, trying to ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: 100 Year Old BFFs (Practise the Reported Speech)

Movie Worksheet: 100 Year Old BFFs (Practise the Reported Speech)

Reported Speech,
Activities to practise the reported speech based on a funny video from Steve Harvey's show where 100-year-old best friends share their thoughts on today's pop culture. At first, students answ ...
12 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reported Speech

Reported Speech

» Reported Speech
A powerpoint about how to turn direct speech sentences into indirect reported speech sentences. It contains the rules for normal sentences, questions, questions with question words, imperatives, a ...
5 Intermediate
Reported Speech

Reported Speech

Vadim
» Reported Speech
It's just an exercise for intermediate and upper-intermediate students to practise reporting phrases using reporting verbs followed by gerund, infinitive and/or preposition. Hope this will be of s ...
4 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Wild Target

Movie Worksheet: Wild Target

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Reported Speech,
This is a worksheet that can be filled in by intermediate students once they have watched the film "Wild target"; a British comedy. They have to find information about the film, actors, film direc ...
1 Intermediate
Superstitions PPT

Superstitions PPT

Reported Speech, ,
this PPT lesson is suitable to be used for a multicultural class. This one hour reading & speaking lesson introduce superstitions and is supplemented with a short group activity and presentati ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Reported Speech Worksheet II

Reported Speech Worksheet II

» Reported Speech
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising reported speech at pre-intermediate level. There's a complete explanation followed by two different activities in which students are asked to rewrite t ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Reported Speech Memory Game

Reported Speech Memory Game

» Reported Speech
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 ...
7 IntermediateUpper 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 ...
3 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 ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Report Speech

Report Speech

» Reported Speech
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 ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
12 Intermediate
Reported Speech Lesson

Reported Speech Lesson

» Reported Speech
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 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Reported Speech 2

Reported Speech 2

» Reported Speech
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 ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Reported Speech

Reported Speech

» Reported Speech
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 ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Telling It Like It Is or Was

Telling It Like It Is or Was

» Reported Speech
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)

» Reported Speech
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)

» Reported Speech
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

» Reported Speech
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 ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Reported Speech Backshift

Reported Speech Backshift

» Reported Speech
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 ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
7 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

» Reported Speech
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 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reporting Conversations

Reporting Conversations

» Reported Speech
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 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reported Speech Interview List

Reported Speech Interview List

» Reported Speech
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 ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech: Statements for Adult Students

Reported Speech: Statements for Adult Students

» Reported Speech
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 ...
5 Pre-Intermediate

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