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B1/B2 Questions in reported speech

Basically speaking, we use two different sentence structures for reporting questions in reported speech. This depends on the type of answer that the speaker expects: Wh-questions and Yes-No questions. Wh-questions want information about: Who for a person Example: “Who is your partner?” She asked me who my partner was. When for a time Example: “When…… Continue reading B1/B2 Questions in reported speech

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B2 Reported Speech classroom activity

Here’s a sample of an activity that I’ve done quite a few times with intermediate students, although the one I’ve prepared here is more on the serious note as I usually prepare this activity with funny or rather dumb things that politicians or celebrities have said. The instructions for the flipping card activity are: Look…… Continue reading B2 Reported Speech classroom activity

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B1/B2 How to make guesses using modal verbs

https://youtu.be/ffBGrwPwi8E Serena’s blog This is a fun (real fun, promise!) grammar lesson about one of the uses of modal verbs. I know that students usually find modals boring, so this video is an activity that I thought up for my intermediate levels. We’ve done this one quite a few times, but with the exception that…… Continue reading B1/B2 How to make guesses using modal verbs