Reported Speech- Extended Speaking


Level: Advanced
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Direct & Indirect Speech
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Published: 24th May 2016

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Reported Speech Extended Speaking

Choose one of the situations below and talk about it without interruption for one or two 
minutes, particularly talking about what you and other people said in that situation. When 
you finish, your partner will ask questions to find out more details about that situation and 

Suggested questions to ask after your partner’s presentation

Did anyone ask any questions (about…)? What did they ask?

Did anyone mention…?

Did anyone say anything about…?

Did anyone complain about/ apologise for/ disagree with/ ask/ say/ compliment/ criticise/ 

recommend/ suggest/ offer/ request/ demand/ promise/ admit/ deny/ agree/ refuse/…?

Did you agree about…?

Did you talk about…?

Did… say…?

Had you discussed… before?

How did… reply (to…)?

What did you talk about (after that/ during…)?

What did you think about… before…?

What did… say (about…)?

What had you heard about… before?

Who first mentioned…?

Who said…?

Who spoke about…?

Who started the conversation?

Who told you that…?

Why did you say that…?

Why did you think that…?

Written by Alex Case for © 2016

Reported Speech Extended Speaking Topics

A celebration

A ceremony (e.g. graduation ceremony)

A club event

A committee (e.g. a local resident’s association meeting)

A complaint

A conversation with a relative/ a colleague/ a teacher/ a classmate/ a bus driver/ cabin

crew/ a coach/ an immigration officer/ a boss/ a doctor/ an in-law/ a friend/ a police of-

ficer/ a shop assistant/ station staff/ a passer-by/ an acquaintance/ a stranger/ a for-

eign visitor/ a tourist/…

A conversation exchange

A date/ A group date

A debate

A discussion on a website (e.g. in the comments section)

A lesson/ A workshop/ A lecture

A meal

A meeting

A negotiation

A networking event

A party (e.g. a housewarming party)

A phone call

A picnic

A political event

A presentation

A protest/ A demonstration

A pub conversation

A radio programme

A request

A Skype conversation

A speech

A teleconference/ A video conference

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A trade fair/ A trade show/ A conference

A wedding/ A wedding reception

An academic discussion

An apology

An argument/ A quarrel/ A disagreement/ A fight

An email exchange

An enquiry (= asking for information)

An interview

An offer

Being introduced to some people

Going out for drinks

Group brainstorming

Staying at someone’s house

The first day at…

Trying to sell something


Written by Alex Case for © 2016

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