Teens|Grammar activating|Int|8. What did she say?

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Listen to the song and complete the lyrics with the missing words

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
What we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

If you toss and you turn and you just can’t fall asleep
I’ll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Everyday I will remind you

Find out what we’re made of
What we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry
I’ll never let go, never say goodbye

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh

You can count on me
’cause I can count on you

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Watch the video and answer the questions

So, right around 7:40, I wake up to my room being a mess from the night before. I don’t know how this happens, but it’s literally always messy. Then I go downstairs and I pour myself cereal and zumo de piña. Then I do all that morning routine stuff like hair, face washing, tooth brushing, but, honestly, I don’t think that you guys really care about all that. Then I spend a few minutes and attempt to clean my room. Keyword: attempt. Then I get my backpack ready and I’m good to go. And at 8:10, I hear the first bell at my school and that’s usually my cue to start the world’s shortest pool. Honestly, it’s so short, it literally takes me less than a minute to walk over to Instituto de Educación Secundaria Jorge Manrique, my beautiful school.

And — we’re here.

[Speaking Spanish]

These are the people that I usually spend my recreos with. Recreos usually consist of bocadillos de jamon and me and Diego taking selfies. That’s basically it.

[Speaking Spanish]

The day is over.

[Speaking Spanish]

And then I, once again, commute back home. And after walking home from school, I usually have the luxury of being greeted with my clothes nicely folded and my bed nicely made. I don’t deserve this kind of treatment honestly. Then we have lunch, which is usually something really delicious like this. Then for post today, I get a piece of fruit and I do a little bit of studying. My favorite Spanish custom is the siesta. I literally take a nap every single day. After about 2 hours of napping, I change into semi-sporty clothes and I walk on over to the pool, which is also a very short commute as well. So, yeah. Obviously, I’m not going to record inside the locker room or the pool, because that’s awkward. I don’t know if you guys can see me — it’s probably for the better. I just finished swimming and it’s raining and I’m walking home. Yeah.

And by this time of day, my room is somehow messy again. This somehow happens to me every single day.

  1. Where is the student from and where is he studying?
  2. What is his typical routine like? What did he say about his room?
  3. Is this day much different from yours?
  4. Would you like to be an exchange student?
  5. Where might you go? Why?
  6. Are you likely to study abroad at the university?

Read the text and match the headings to the paragraphs

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Read the text again and answer the questions

  1. Which types of holiday does the writer mention?
  2. What should you find out in advance, according to the text?
  3. What significant advantage of camping did the writer talk about?
  4. What did the writer say about package holidays?
  5. Why can volunteer holidays get expensive?
  6. How did the writer describe advantages of independent travelling over package holidays?

Read and remember the rules

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Direct speech Indirect speech
Present Simple

«I never eat meat,» he explained.

Past Simple

= He explained (that) he never ate meat.

Present Continuous

«I’m waiting for Ann,» he said.

Past Continuous

= He said (that) he was waiting for Ann.

Present Perfect

«I’ve found a flat, » he said.

Past Perfect

= He said (that) he had found a flat.

Present Perfect Continuous

He said, «I’ve been waiting for ages.»

Past Perfect Continuous

= He said (that) he had been waiting for ages.

Past Simple

«I took it home with me,» she said.

Past Perfect

= She said (that) she had taken it home with her.

Future Simple

He said, «I will/shall be in Paris on Monday.»


= He said (that) he would be in Paris on Monday.

Future Continuous

«I will/shall be using the car myself on the 24th,» she said.

Conditional Continuous

= She said (that) she’d be using the car herself on the 24th.


I said, «I would like to see it.»


= I said (that) I would like to see it.

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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
Present Simple

«Finding accommodation is not easy here.»

Past Simple

He said that finding accommodation was not easy there / wasn’t easy there.

Present Continuous

«I am looking for some work to make the ends meet.»

Past Continuous

She said she was looking for some work to make the ends meet.

Present Perfect

«He has done / ‘s done much research before choosing this place»

Past Perfect

He told me that he had done much research before choosing that place.

Past Simple

«We did some terrific volunteer projects on holiday.»

Past Perfect

They said they had done / ‘d done some terrific projects on holiday.

Past Continuous

«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.

Future Simple

«It will be more adventurous than staying at home.»

Future in the past

She said it would be more adventurous than staying at home.

Modal verbs

«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

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Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one

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Listen to the recording and match the dialogues to the sentences

Narrator: One

Speaker 1: Listen, you really must get going now. It’s getting close to five.

Speaker 2: Yes, things will get really busy if you leave it much longer.

Narrator: Two

Speaker 1: Yes, it’s here. I always have it with me. Here you are.

Speaker 2: Thank you, sir. Are you aware that this is out of date?

Speaker 1: What?

Narrator: Three

Speaker 1: I really wish you wouldn’t drive like this. We’re in no hurry.

Speaker 2: Sorry! Yes, you’re right. We don’t need to go so fast. I’m just looking forward to getting there. Switch on some music, can you? Maybe that’ll help me relax.

Narrator: Four

Speaker 1: OK. A nice straight road. Now’s the perfect opportunity. Go on! You’ll never get a better chance! We don’t want to be stuck behind this forever.

Speaker 2: Here goes! Mirrors, indicators, and we’re off.

Narrator: Five

Speaker 1: If I were you, I would wait until after seven before you leave. The buses are very crowded around six o’clock when everyone’s coming home from work.

Speaker 2: OK. I’ll wait till a bit later and leave at about seven then.

Narrator: Six

Speaker 1: Is everything back on time or are there still delays on certain lines?

Speaker 2: I’m afraid there are still delays on some routes.

Narrator: Seven

Speaker 1: Good evening, sir. Do you have your licence on you?

Speaker 2: No, no, I don’t, but I know I was going a bit fast back there. I’m sorry.

Narrator: Eight

Narrator: Right, just go straight on here. You’re doing well but you really shouldn’t keep slowing down so much. Try to keep a steady speed.

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Roll the dice and move. Make the reported sentences


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Watch the videos and report the questions and the answers

Int: And for you, a character like this– because a lot of these old tales, I don’t know what you call that. Uhm, fairy tales! This character probably wouldn’t be something would be attractive to you– This character is very strong and different, you know?

Emma: Yeah, no, she is. I mean, Belle singing Belle Reprise, the song she sings after Gaston proposes to her and has every expectation that she will accept, is the ultimate, uhm, it’s kind of a– yeah– one of the most amazing, I think, ever written «I want» songs. It’s– I want more, I want something different, I want beyond what people’s– where people’s expectations of me lie, uhm, I want to see the world, I wish I wasn’t so limited by people’s perceptions of what my life should be like. And, uhm, it’s a killer, it’s a real– I mean, it’s really one of the ultimates. So, doing that scene for me was just a joy.

Jimmy: How old were you, when you started making those movies?

Emma: I was 9.

Jimmy: Nine years old, wow! And– beforehand, did you know about the books? Was that a part of your life?

Emma: Oh my god, it was a huge part of my life.

Jimmy: It was a huge part of your life?

Emma: Yeah. My– yeah.

Jimmy: So, so, and then you get involved in this thing and–little do you know–it would take you all the way to adulthood, which is really crazy. I mean, nobody has that experience.

Emma: No. I mean, yeah, noone goes from the first audition they’ve ever been to in their entire life and then makes those movies for over a decade. That’s–

Jimmy: No, it just does never happen.

Emma: It doesn’t happen to people.

Jimmy: It’s almost like you have magic powers or something.

Emma: Almost.

Jimmy: In a way, literally. Now, there’s a video tape that– I don’t know, somebody here on the show found this. This is like an outtake from the movie.

Emma: Oh yeah?

Jimmy: And, do you– now, I don’t– I want to encourage people to watch… Watch very closely, watch Emma’s lips very closely here, throughout this. Because I– and I’ll ask you to explain this.

Harry: A stone that makes gold and stops you from dying? No wonder Snape’s after it. Anyone would want it.

Ron: Something doesn’t make sense. If all Snape wants is the Sorcerer’s Stone, why did he try and kill you during the Quidditch match?

Jimmy: You’re helping them with their lines!

Emma: I– This– you laugh, this is actually quite traumatic for me, because I created issues because of this.

Jimmy: Oh really?

Emma: Yes.

Jimmy: What issues?

Emma: Because I would ruin takes. Chris would be like «Cut! Emma, you’re doing it again! You’re mouthing– you’re mouthing Dan’s lines.» And I’d be like «Ooh, I’m so sorry! So sorry! Oh, I feel so bad!» But, like, I couldn’t help myself, it was like– I was– I was such a loser, I really loved those books, I really wanted to do my job well and I kind of overdid it.

Jimmy: Don’t worry about it, Guillermo does that with me all the time. When I go off script, he corrects me. You can see, he hides it with his mustache. You know, if you’ve had a mustache, it probably wouldn’t be noticeable to anybody, so–

Emma: Oh. Great.

Jimmy: Well, hey, congratulations on all your success.

Emma: Thank you so much!

Jimmy: And the big movie.

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Сhoose the topic and read the given instructions

1. Ask your teacher questions about

  • holiday plans;
  • the first year at the university;
  • advantages and disadvantages of independent life.

2. Report the answers

✔️ You told that …

1. Answer your teacher’s questions.

2. Report the questions.

✔️ You asked why …

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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.

1. announce
2. suggest
3. confess
4. protest
5. claim
6. point out
7. admit
8. persuade
9. encourage
10. enquire into
11. recommend
12. criticise
13. insist

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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.

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Complete the sentences with the reported speech

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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»

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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

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Lead-in
  • 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