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He Said She Said Circle – tefl activity

He Said She Said Circle is a simple activity for students to practice their reported speech‏‎ (also known as indirect speech).

Ideally you should run this activity after a lesson where students have been working on reported speech. If not, you should quickly run over the rules and principles of turning direct speech into indirect speech.

The nice thing about this activity is that it takes no preparation time…

Indirect/Reported Speech in English Grammar

We use Indirect Speech (sometimes called Reported Speech) to repeat and report what someone has said earlier. This is in comparison with Direct Speech‏‎ which is what the person actually says.
“Live long and prosper,” said Spock.
This is direct speech; these are the actual words spoken. Contrast this with indirect speech which is reporting what the person said at a later date:
Spock said we should live long…