Reported Questions Games

Level: Intermediate

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Direct & Indirect Speech

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Reported Questions Games

1. Reporting personal questions

Work in twos or threes. Take turns asking each other questions until one of you repeats 
the same question or gives up.

Take turns trying to remember questions that your partner asked you. Continue until one of
you gives up. 

Useful language for playing the game

“You asked me when/ where/ what/ which/ how/ how often/ how long/ how far/ when…”
“You asked me if/ whether…”
“Yes, that’s right”
“I’m not sure. Maybe.”/ “I can’t remember. That might be right.”
“Actually, I asked you…”

2. Reported questions bluffing game

Choose one of the people below. Decide if you can really remember some questions that 
they should ask you or if you will make up something. Take something small like a pen cap
and hide it in your right hand if you will say something true or in your left hand if you will 
use your imagination. Report the question to your partner. Perhaps after asking questions 
like 
“What did you say?”“How did you reply?” your partner will guess if your answer was 
true or false. Show them the pen in one of your hands so they can see if they guessed 
correctly or not. 

Suggested people to report questions from
babysitter

brother

bus driver

cabin crew/ air stewardess

captain

check-in clerk

child

classmate/ school friend

coach

customs officer

father

foreign person

friend

grandfather

grandmother

immigration officer

manager/ boss

mother

old man

old woman

police officer

receptionist

security guard

shop assistant

sister

stranger/ passerby

taxi driver

teacher

teenager

tourist

waiter/ waitress/ server

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016