My dear 1st year students! I would like to offer you several references that can be helpful tools in your learning Reported Speech in English.
Following the steps already taken at our lessons, I would advise you to start from the revision of such verbs as “say” and “tell”. Used in various collocations they also serve as the most common introductory verbs. Learn more about how to use them and practise them together with Jase in his Collo Tune.
Watch the tutorial by Seonaid who gives a very thorough analysis on how to put statements into reported speech. This will help you revise the theoretical material in detail.
Then, listen to a song accompanied slide show from Teacher Frank. I am sure you will enjoy it: nice pictures and music make learning much more pleasant and effective. You can download the transcript and study it beforehand, but the other way is … just listen and watch. If you find it a bit difficult to follow, listen to it several times. During your 1st listening read the text at the top of each slide, during your next listening – look at the centre of each slide, and finally (3d listening) – the bottom of the slides.
Enjoy yourselves! And have a good weekend!
See you next week.