Reporting verbs guessing and story telling

Landmark Advanced Unit 4.3

Part A- Guessing game

 

Describe something that someone said to you and see if your partner can guess where it was said and/ or who you were speaking to

 

Suggested places

 

  1. In the street
  2. A supermarket
  3. A market
  4. A department store
  5. A convenience store/ corner shop
  6. A club
  7. A bar/ A pub
  8. A fast food restaurant
  9. A posh restaurant
  10. A cinema (= movie theater)
  11. A theatre
  12. A hospital or surgery
  13. At home
  14. In or near someone else’s house
  15. On the phone
  16. By email
  17. By text (= SMS)
  18. On your blog/ Facebook page
  19. A bus, coach or train
  20. A spa or sauna
  21. A taxi
  22. A spa, public baths or sauna
  23. A swimming pool or gym
  24. A train station or underground station
  25. A library or bookshop
  26. A stadium or other sporting venue
  27. A museum or art gallery
  28. A concert or music venue

 

What verbs could you use to report speech?

 

Check your answers on the next page:

Part B- Storytelling

 

state

 

admit

 

acknowledge

 

point out

 

explain

 

concede

 

confess

 

declare

 

spell out

 

observe

 

suggest

 

accuse

 

apologize

 

ask

 

claim

 

congratulate

 

deny

 

insist

 

maintain

 

promise

 

tell

 

advise

 

demand

 

forbid

 

object

 

predict

 

propose

 

recommend

 

refuse

 

request

 

warn

 

reply

 

thank

 

invite

 

introduce

someone

 

agree

 

suggest

 

complain

 

compliment

 

ask for permission

 

encourage

 

offer

 

say goodbye

 

greet

 

Use the verbs above to tell an imaginary story about John and Jane (obviously a story with lots of dialogue!)

 

What things might they actually have said to express the functions in bold above?

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PDF version for easy printing: ReportingVerbsGame

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3 Responses to Reporting verbs guessing and story telling

  1. Chakib says:

    Really interesting.

  2. Lourdes says:

    Practical and easy production activity for large classes like mine. Thanks

  3. alexcase says:

    I mainly have quite small classes, so good to hear they work with large classes too, thanks!

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