Nov 15, 2009

Love Actually: Reported x Direct Speech

This is a very romantic scene. For this segment, I decided to work on reported speech differently from the previous exercises. Here the students have to rewrite the indirect sentences in direct speech.

Talk to a partner:

1. Are you a romantic person? Do you like romantic lovers? Why?

2. What kind of things does a romantic person do? Make a list of at least five different things.

3. What was the most romantic scene someone has ever done for you? Describe it.


B. Read the sentences below. They are indirect speech. Rewrite them using direct speech, supposing the guy in the movie segment is talking directly to the girl he loves.





1. He told her to say it was Carols Singers.

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2. He said he would be going out with one of those girls.

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3. He said that she was perfect to him.

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4. He said that his wasted heart would love her until she looked like that.

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5. He wished her Merry Christmas.

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C. Talk to a partner:


1. What is your opinion about this scene? Is it romantic or tacky?

2. Would you like your sweetheart to be more or less romantic? Why?

3. What do you consider important in a relationship? Rank the five most important things for a romance to work out.

4. Share your list with he rest of the class. Which one was the most voted?


Answer Key:
B.
1. Say it’s Carol Singers.
2. I will be going out with one of these girls.
3. You are perfect to me.
4. My wasted heart will love you until you look like this.
5. Merry Christmas!






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13 comments:

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Judy Tanka said...

Hi Claudio,
I think there's an error in your lesson for "Love Actually." You're teaching direct/indirect speech, but your exercise says: "Change the passive voice to active." Your sentences aren't really passive. They're examples of indirect speech.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Judy. You are absolutely right. I have already changed it. Thanks for the feedback. See you.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That was fast. Just want to say these movie clips and the lessons are terrific. I'm letting all the teachers know here at UCLA Extension's American Language Center. Nothing like real movie clips to bring grammar points to life...

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Elena said...

Thank you very much, Claudio! Your site makes my lessons much more interesting and students get more motivated:)

I try to use some video almost every lesson!!!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Dear Elena,

I'm glad you think they are useful. Our students deserve appealing lessons. See you.

Elena said...

Thanks again, Claudio! I've used some of the movies several times already.
One little thing: in the task there's a mistake "Are you a romantic A person?" and on the worksheet you haven't corrected the mistake with the passive/active voice instead of direct/indirect speech:)

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for warning me. See you.

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