Teens|Grammar activating|Int|8. What did she say?
Listen to the song and complete the lyrics with the missing words
Watch the video and answer the questions
- Where is the student from and where is he studying?
- What is his typical routine like? What did he say about his room?
- Is this day much different from yours?
- Would you like to be an exchange student?
- Where might you go? Why?
- Are you likely to study abroad at the university?
Read the text and match the headings to the paragraphs
Read the text again and answer the questions
- Which types of holiday does the writer mention?
- What should you find out in advance, according to the text?
- What significant advantage of camping did the writer talk about?
- What did the writer say about package holidays?
- Why can volunteer holidays get expensive?
- How did the writer describe advantages of independent travelling over package holidays?
Read and remember the rules
When we retell another person’s words we usually use reported speech.
- When we report speech with a verb in present, we don’t change tenses.
✔️ She says there is much work in the camp.
- When we retell in the past, we must change all tenses to the past
|Direct speech||Reported speech|
«Finding accommodation is not easy here.»
He said that finding accommodation was not easy there / wasn’t easy there.
«I am looking for some work to make the ends meet.»
She said she was looking for some work to make the ends meet.
«He has done / ‘s done much research before choosing this place»
He told me that he had done much research before choosing that place.
«We did some terrific volunteer projects on holiday.»
They said they had done / ‘d done some terrific projects on holiday.
«I wasn’t studying / was not studying much in the camp.»
|Past Perfect Continuous
He said he hadn’t been studying much in the camp.
«It will be more adventurous than staying at home.»
|Future in the past
She said it would be more adventurous than staying at home.
«I can’t stay / cannot stay any longer.»
«You must ask your parents.»
|Сould, had to, etc
She told us she couldn’t stay any longer.
They told us we had to ask our parents.
Change direct speech into reported
Match the verbs to their meanings
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one
Listen to the recording and match the dialogues to the sentences
Roll the dice and move. Make the reported sentences
Watch the videos and report the questions and the answers
Сhoose the topic and read the given instructions
The things you have learnt today
- talk about independent life and travelling;
- use reported speech while interviewing about holidays, future life expectations and being an exchange student;
- use reporting verbs while retelling other people’s words;
- listen to and understand texts better;
- read and understand texts better.
Read the text and complete the sentences
University students in England currently pay £9,000 a year tuition fees; this money pays for the students’ education and doesn’t cover living costs such as rent, food or books. When these other costs are considered, the average English student leaves University with £44,000 of debt.
The left-wing Labour party has just announced that if it wins the General Election in May, the £9,000 tuition fee will be reduced to £6,000 per year. University fees is an important subject in British politics. The last General Election in 2010 was won by the right-wing Conservative party. One of the first things they did was increase university fees to £9,000 per year. Before 2010, university fees were £3,250 per year.
University students in England start to repay their student debt when they find a job after they graduate. If they do not find a job that pays more than £16,910 per year, they do not have to repay their loan.
Interestingly, university fees are different in different parts of the UK. Scottish students who study at a Scottish university do not have to pay tuition fees at all. In Wales university fees are £3,810 per year and in Northern Ireland they are £3,805. English students currently pay three times more than students in other parts of the UK.
Complete the sentences with the reported speech
Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first one
Complete the reported questions
Read the task and prepare a 2-minute speech on the topic «Being a grown-up»
Think about how your life would change in the future. Share your feelings about your possible future.
Cover the topics:
- studying abroad;
- living away from home;
- possible advantages/ disadvantages;
- student life.
Allow your browser the access to the microphone, press the button «Click to record» and record the speech you have prepared
- Holiday without parents
- What did he say?
- Easier with the verbs
- What do they want to say?
- Let's play
- Retell the interview
- Try to speak
- What I can do
- Paid education?
- I've told you
- Direct to indirect
- Reporting questions
- Being a grown-up
- 1. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|1. Eating habits
- 2. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|2. Olympic stories
- 3. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|3. Changing life
- 4. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|4. I've done something extreme
- 5. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|5. I'd done it before
- 6. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|6. I will go around the world
- 7. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|7. What your future might be
- 8. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|8. What did she say?
- 9. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|9. Power of mind
- 10. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|10. Learning experience
- 11. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|11. Science and technology
- 12. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|12. Crime and punishment
- 13. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|13. Internet has changed our life
- 14. Teens|Grammar activating|Int|Revise and check