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10 He said, she said

unit

they should stop and figure out the best order and then
Aims continue.
Practice reporting things people say and questions
5. As students are working, walk around to monitor the
they ask.
activity and help as needed. In the reporting phase, check
that students make other changes, such as changing
Language focus
pronouns, in the reported speech. Make note of any errors
Grammar
or problems to review later.
Reported statements and yes / no questions
6. If time allows, ask students to continue the conversation
by themselves. What did Julie need to tell Mike? How did
Set-up he respond? What is the end of the story for this couple?
Pair work

Lesson link Answer Key


For use after Unit 10, Lesson C [Order for conversation]
Mike: Julie, I have something I want to ask you.
Time Julie: Im sorry, but Im in a hurry because I have to
25 minutes finish a project.
Mike: I know that. But its a quick question.
Preparation Julie: OK. I need a break anyway.
Duplicate one worksheet per pair. Cut the worksheet Mike: So my question is . . .
in half for Student A and Student B. Julie: Wait one minute. Ill order some coffee. Do you
want some?
Mike: I dont think so, but Ill have a glass of iced tea.
Julie: OK. So, you say you have a question for me.
Mike: Yes. Will you marry me?
Procedure Julie: Are you serious?
Mike: Yes, I have never been more serious in my life.
Julie: Mike, before I answer that, theres something I
1. Tell students that they are going to put a conversation think you should know.
between two people in order and then report what the
[Conversation in reported speech]
people said.
Mike told Julie (that) he had something he wanted to
2. Put students in pairs. Give each student half the
ask her.
worksheet, Student A or Student B. Tell them not to
Julie said (that) she was sorry, but she was in a hurry
show their half of the worksheet to their partner. Read the
because she had to finish a project.
introduction to the situation with the whole class. Invite a
Mike said (that) he knew that, but that it was a quick
Student A to read Mikes first sentence. Ask a Student B
question.
to read Julies reply. Then ask Students A: What do you
Julie said OK and that she needed a break anyway.
think Mike says next? (I see that, but Im in a bit of a
hurry right now.) Have Students A write the number 2 in Mike said (that) his question was
the space before the sentence. Julie asked Mike to wait a minute. She said (that) she
would order some coffee. She asked him if he wanted
3. Students continue working in pairs to put the conversation some.
in order. They write the correct numbers in the blanks.
Mike said (that) he didnt think so, but hed have a glass
4. Have students change and work with a new partner, still of iced tea.
in Student A / Student B pairs. Students now report the Julie said (that) he had said he had a question for her.
conversation to the new partner. Student A reports what Mike asked Julie if she would marry him.
Mike said, and Student B reports what Julie said. Student Julie asked Mike if he was serious.
A begins by saying: Mike told Julie that he wanted to ask
Mike said yes. He said (that) he had never been more
her a question. Student B says: Julie said that she was serious in his life.
sorry, but she was in a hurry because she had to finish a
Julie said (that) before she answered, there was
project. Students continue to report the conversation. If something that Mike should know.
students dont agree about the order of the conversation,

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10 He said, she said
unit

Student A
Mike
Julie and Mike are dating. They work in the same office. Julie is working
hard on a project. She wants to finish it by 5: 00 p.m. Mike wants to ask
Julie a question. They meet at a coffee shop.
Mike said:
So my question is . . .
Yes. Will you marry me?
1 Julie, I have something I want to ask you.
Yes, I have never been more serious in my life.
I dont think so, but Ill have a glass of iced tea.
I know that. But its a quick question.

Student B
Julie
Julie and Mike are dating. They work in the same office. Julie is working
hard on a project. She wants to finish it by 5: 00 p.m. Mike wants to ask
Julie a question. They meet at a coffee shop.
Then Julie said:
Are you serious?
1 Im sorry, but Im in a hurry because I have to finish a
project.
OK. I need to take a break anyway.
Mike, before I answer that, theres something I think
you should know.
Wait one minute. Ill order some coffee. Do you want
some?
OK. So, you say you have a question for me.

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