Verb Patterns with Reporting Verbs Activities

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Level: Advanced
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Direct & Indirect Speech
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Published: 27th Jul 2020

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Verb Patterns with Reporting Verbs Activities
Put the words that you are given into columns by what follows them (“to + verb” etc). Some
columns should be longer than the others. 

Use the verb pattern heading cards to help check your columns, then check with an un-
cut-up copy of the worksheet or as a class.

Test each other on the words:
-

Read out a card and see if your partner can complete it

-

Read out just the verb on the card (without “someone”, “of”, etc) and see if your partner
can complete it

-

Choose one category and help your partner make as many examples as they can

-

Choose one of the four categories in the table below and help your partner make 
examples

Brainstorm verbs into these four categories:

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

Verb patterns with reporting verbs pelmanism
Turn all the verb cards face down and take turns trying to find pairs of cards which take the
same verb pattern. Stop when only the cards without matches are left. 

Verb patterns with reporting verbs snap
Deal out the cards and take turns putting the top card from your pack face up on the table, 
without looking at it beforehand. If the last two cards take the same verb pattern, race to 
shout 
“Snap!” If you are right, you can take all the cards on the table. If you are wrong, the 
cards stay there and you need to give a card to the other player(s) as punishment. 

Verb patterns with reporting verbs storytelling 1
Use the verb cards as you take turns continuing a story, making sure that you use the 
correct verb pattern each time. 

Verb patterns with reporting verbs storytelling 2
Use the verb patterns cards as you take turns continuing a story, making sure that you use
a correct verb with each. 

p. 1

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2020

Cards to cut up/ Suggested answers
The easiest words at the top or most difficult at the bottom can be left out.

+ to do

+ doing

ask someone

tell someone

thank someone for

agree with

encourage someone

invite someone

apologise for

complain about

offer

promise

recommend

suggest

beg someone

command someone

reject

admit to

order someone

encourage someone

blame someone for

confess to

remind someone

warn someone not

propose

support

threaten

claim

object to

insist on

persuade someone

profess

justify

advocate

Verb patterns cards

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

+ someone to do

+ to do

+ … + doing

+ doing

p. 2

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2020

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