How does silence make you feel?

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Grammar - reported speech

reported speech practice

PRE-CLASS VIDEO

IN-CLASS VIDEO

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson students discover the power of silence, work on improving their listening skills and focus on reported speech practice.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
60 minFlipped LessonUnlimited Plan

This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that the first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in these lesson plans in our post.

PRE-CLASS ACTIVITIES

Listening practice & revision of reported speech

Before the lesson, students on their own look at a box with words and expressions which they’ll later hear in a video and check if they understand their meanings. Next, they watch the video about the benefits of silence and list six ways that silence can change a person’s life for the better. The following exercise allows them to check what they remember about reported speech in English. Their task is to study eight sentences and change them into reported speech.

IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

Further listening & reported speech practice

The in-class part of the lesson starts with the vocabulary box students already worked on in the pre-class part and a gap-fill exercise. They look at eight gapped sentences and complete them with one of the words/expressions from the box. Afterwards, they engage in a discussion about silence and how it’s related to being successful. Then, they move on to another video. They listen to it for the first time to answer a general question and then watch it again and complete seven sentences with one or two missing words each. The last two exercises allow students to focus on reported speech practice once again. First, they look at the sentences from the video and change them into reported speech. Finally, they get to practise reported speech orally. They work in pairs, choose two out of six statements related to silence and in turns express their opinions. Their partners listen to them, take notes and then summarise what they said using reported speech.

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    Really enjoyed this lesson plan. Thank you. A question mark is needed on the first slide 🙂

    1. Justa

      Thanks! Just added it 🙂

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    An excellent lesson plan. Thanks!

    1. Kasia

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