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Reported speech


Reported speech
I just want to share with you an idea that I did with my students today to help them practise reported speech.
The class sat in pairs in rows as if they were at a cinema. Each pair had a hearing person and a deaf person
The deaf person had a pair of headphones or earplugs (we used blue tak) so that they could not hear anything.
I played short clips from Friends available on youtube. The hearing person had to report to the deaf person what was being said in the clip.
It was hilarious and illustrated the purpose of reported speech in a natural way.
Try it.

5 Nov 2010      

United Kingdom

That is excellent Joy

5 Nov 2010     


Excellent idea! thanks a lot my colleague.

5 Nov 2010     


Great idea!  Thanks =)

5 Nov 2010     


Cool! Thanks for the idea!

5 Nov 2010