Reported speech is not easy but when it comes to reported questions students go mad. “There are so many rules to apply,” they whimper. “First, you have to change the question into an announcement and then you have to shift the tenses.” That was why I tried to simplify this procedure.
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In this post, you will find an infographic which simplifies reporting questions and then there is a worksheet with three exercises, where your students can practise this grammar.
Reported questions – infographic[/su_heading][su_spacer] Display the infographic below and explain how it works.
The first two columns are important. The third and the fourth columns contain just examples.
If the students are asked to report a question, they start with the green column. Their first task is to find and destroy the words in this column. They look at the question they should report and search for one of the words. Once they find it, they destroy it and move to the right. They place the appropriate word from the orange column behind the subject and they are done.
They might need to make one more step, though. If the question does not start with a WH… word, they have to add IF or WHETHER at the beginning of the question.
Reported questions – worksheet[/su_heading][su_spacer] Print the following worksheet for your students. The pdf file contains the exercises and the key. [su_button url=”https://engames.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/reported-speech-questions-worksheet.pdf” target=”blank” background=”#f56b68″ size=”6″]Reported questions worksheet[/su_button]
In the first exercise, students match the reported questions with the direct questions.
In the second exercise, students should report the questions.
In the third exercise, students transform the reported questions into direct questions.[su_spacer][su_heading]
More materials[/su_heading][su_spacer] If you liked this post, you may like two more posts on reported speech which I created. The first one is called Reported speech Backshifting and the other is called Reported speech.
Recently one of my readers asked me to write a post on USED TO, GET USED TO and BE USED TO. He wanted a clear infographic and some exercises to practise the grammar. So I did exactly that. I created an infographic, an online quiz and a simple worksheet to help you learn these phrases.
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Infographic[/su_heading][su_spacer] The following infographic tries to explain the difference and usage of these phrases:
Phrases BE USED TO and GET USED TO are followed by the gerund (-ing form) while USED TO is followed by an infinitive. BE USED TO and GET USED TO mean to be/get accustomed to. BE USED TO describes a state and GET USED TO describes a change in state.
USED TO is used to speak about repeated actions or states in the past which usually are not true any more.[su_spacer][su_heading]
QUIZ[/su_heading][su_spacer] To practise the grammar, try the following online quiz. Choose the correct answers and click them. Then you can see how well you understand the grammar.
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If you prefer using a paper worksheet, here is one which you can use.
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In the first activity, your students should read the sentences and tick the ones that are grammatically correct. In the second exercise, students should fill in the verbs in the correct form.
You can download the pdf file with the worksheet here:
I hope you find these materials useful and that you will use them in your classes. If you are looking only for some materials to teach only USED TO for past actions, you can try our post on this grammar here. Moreover, you can find more activities to practise the grammar in our post USED TO additional grammar activities here.