Just some ESL ideas

When my students don't understand why they need to use Reported Speech, I suggest them write something like that:
She asked me if I liked strawberry icecream but she gave me a fish that is alive and nothing else.
She asked me if I liked peanut butter but she gave me a fried snail and nothing else.
She asked me if I liked ice cream soda but she gave a fresh carrot and nothing else.
She asked me if I liked a spicy spanish burrito but she gave me a fresh chili pepper and nothing else.
She asked me if I liked chips but she gave me a fresh slice of garlic and nothing else.
She asked me if I would like pancakes with polyfloral honey but she gave me a sour broccoli soup and nothing else.
She asked me if I liked lemonade but she gave me a dried lemon and nothing else.
Please, remember! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ask your students to rewrite their exercises, writing again and again.
It ruins appetite, their burning desire for getting new skills and knowledge.
Better suggest them choose from 5 different tasks and ask what kind of tasks they would like to complete. Some really diligent students will complete them all. Some will do only some part. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER correct more than 2 mistakes/errors/typos in works of schoolchildren and more than 4 mistakes/errors/typos in works of adolescents. Avoid too much criticism and judgemental thinking!
Encourage your students to believe that learning languages can be captivating, positive, challenging but thought-provoking and thrilling! Help them build up their confidence and belief in themselves!
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  1. OlgaHelga 18 march 2020, 12:16 0
    1. OlgaHelga 16 march 2020, 20:17 0
      ONE MORE WORKSHEET (REPORTED (INDIRECT) SPEECH).

      Do you like ice cream?
      Do you like pizza?
      Do you like sandwiches?
      Do you like chips?
      Do you like chocolate cupcakes?
      Do you like pineapple pie?
      Do you like strawberry cake?
      Do you like ice cream soda?
      Do you like blueberry milkshake?
      Do you like cranberry jelly?
      Do you like homemade gooseberry jam?
      Do you like raspberry buns?
      Do you like floral honey?
      Do you like hot dark chocolate?
      Do you like hot milk chocolate?
      Do you like orange juice?
      Do you like pomegranate juice?
      Do you like peach pies?
      Do you like black currant?
      Do you like white currant?
      Do you like red currant?

      Reported Speech (Indirect) PLUS

      1) SOUR = SWEET;
      2) SWEET = SOUR.
      3) NOT SOUR, NOT SWEET = WITHOUT CHANGES.

      For example:

      He asked me if I liked ice cream, but gave me a glass of lemon juice.
      He asked me if I liked orange juice, but gave me two table spoons of honey.

      VOCABULARY:

      SOUR: grapefruit, lime, sour cream, gooseberry, cranberry, lemon, orange, pineapple, sour milk.
      SWEET: milk chocolate, honey, strawberry jam, watermelon, banana, apricot, peach, candies.

      PLUS:



      Task: write down the most difficult titles of fruit (positive sentences, interrogative sentences, reported speech sentences).

      The result may look like that:

      I like strawsberries. Do you like strawsberries? He asked me if I liked strawsberries.I like pineapples. Do you like pineapples? He asked me if I LIked pineapples. I like plums. Do you like plums? He asked me if I liked plums. I like melon. Do you like melon? He asked me If I liked melon. I like watermelon. Do you like watermelon? He asked me if I liked watermelon.



      Task: write down the most difficult titles of vegetables (positive sentences, interrogative sentences, reported speech sentences).

      The result may look like that:

      He loves broccoli.Does he love broccoli? She asked him if he loved broccoli.He loves eggplants. Does he love eggplants? She asked him if he loved eggplants.He loves mushrooms.Does he love mushrooms? She asked him if he loved mushrooms.He loves corn. Does he love corn? She asked him if he loved corn.He loves celery. Does he love celery? She asked him if he loved celery.He loves peas. Does he love peas? She asked him if he loved peas.He loves green peppers. Does he love green peppers? She asked him if he loved green peppers.