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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 166 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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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 ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam 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 ...
1 Intermediate Upper 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 Intermediate Upper 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 ...
2 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 ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Rephrasing - Reported Speech

Rephrasing - Reported Speech

• » Reported Speech
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 ...
4 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 ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech (All Tenses)

Reported Speech (All Tenses)

• » Reported Speech
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 ...
4 Intermediate
Direct/ Indirect Speech

Direct/ Indirect Speech

• » Reported Speech
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

• » Reported Speech
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

• » Reported Speech
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 ...
10 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Direct Speech Intermediate Worksheet

Direct Speech Intermediate Worksheet

• » Reported Speech
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising direct speech at pre-intermediate level. Students are asked to write fifteen different sentences given in the direct speech. The answer key ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Indirect Speech - Questions

Indirect Speech - Questions

• » Reported Speech
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising indirect speech-questions at elementary level. There are 2 easy different activities in which students are asked to complete the reported question ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Reported Speech with Other Verbs

Reported Speech with Other Verbs

• » Reported Speech
It is an enjoyable powerpoint with pictures and suitable exercises. The students are expected to change sentences into reported speech by using some reporting verbs such as deny / admit/ claim / o ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Validation

Movie Worksheet: Validation

This worksheet contains vocabulary and questions connected to a short film called Validation. It contains pre-watch vocabulary activity and questions which should be asked while watching. It can b ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes

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This worksheet contains 10 quotes of famous people. The students match the quotes and the people, put the quotes into indirect speech and discuss the content. Thus the worksheet can be used as gra ...
8 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Song Worksheet: She Said by Plan B (Reported Speech Warmer)

Song Worksheet: She Said by Plan B (Reported Speech Warmer)

A popular song “She Said” by Plan B can be used as a warmer to start a lesson on reported speech or a fun activity to finish it with. Ss enjoy listening to the song and singing the fir ...
8 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Fairy Tale :The Old Fisherman and His Ambitious Wife

Fairy Tale :The Old Fisherman and His Ambitious Wife

A story you can learn from with questions you can discuss or write about after the reading. I used this story for home reading and later in classroom kids tell me the story with their own words an ...
12 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reporting Ooops!

Reporting Ooops!

• » Reported Speech
A worksheet to be used in "noticing" or "guided discovery" to find out how reported speech works and the changes that are necessary. It starts with an outrageous and evidently wrong quotation to s ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Movie Worksheet: Friends - the One with Ross's Wedding (Part 1)

Movie Worksheet: Friends - the One with Ross's Wedding (Part 1)

Taken from TV series 'Friends' episode 23 (season 4) will come in handy to those busyteachers who want to revise reported speech and have a good laugh as well. There are pre-, while- and post-watc ...
12 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Reported Speech: Questions

Reported Speech: Questions

• » Reported Speech
This is a worksheet for revising reported speech at intermediate level. There's a brief explanation at the top of the page followed by an activity in which students are asked to report the questio ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reporting Verbs Scramble

Reporting Verbs Scramble

• » Reported Speech
A word scramble on reporting verbs in a nice way to recollect them. Of course, first they should be pre-taught , for that I use this worksheet. It will be even more interesting if you make this a ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reporting Verbs

Reporting Verbs

• » Reported Speech
A great worksheet on reporting verbs to practice indirect speech. Students look at speech bubbles and match them to corresponding verbs. They also have to rewrite the sentences into reported spee ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reporting Verbs to Use instead of 'Said' Worksheet

Reporting Verbs to Use instead of 'Said' Worksheet

• » Reported Speech
 This is a worksheet for revising reported speech at intermediate level. Students are asked to reported the sentences given using one of the verbs given. The answer key is included.
9 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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