Reporting verbs speaking activity

This speaking activity will help to practise reporting verbs in conversation. It is part of a lesson on reporting verbs. This lesson is part of our Upper-Intermediate English Course.

Reporting Verbs Speaking activity Conversation Questions

  1. Have you ever agreed to do something and later regretted it?
  2. If someone in front of you in the supermarket didn’t have enough money to pay for their shopping, would you offer to pay the difference?
  3. What type of work would you refuse to do?
  4. Has anyone ever threatened to tell a person in authority about something bad that you did?

  1. What would you advise someone to do to improve their English?
  2. Did or do your parents allow you to do everything that you want to do?
  3. Does your English teacher allow you to use your native language in class?
  4. has anyone ever encouraged you to follow your dreams?
  5. Has anyone ever persuaded you to try a new food that you ended up liking?
  6. Has anyone ever persuaded you to do something that you shouldn’t have done?
  7. has anyone ever invited you to go a party that you didn’t want to go to?

  1. If someone was visiting your city for the first time, what would you recommend doing?
  2. Have you ever admitted to doing something wrong even though you knew it would get you in trouble? What was it? What happened?
  3. Do you believe it when companies claim that their products are environmentally friendly?
  4. Have you ever denied being responsible for a mistake that you made or something bad that you did? What was it? What happened
  5. Can you explain how to solve this math problem step by step?
  6. Do or did your parents insist on you doing anything to help with the housework?
  7. What was the last thing that you asked someone to do for you?
  8. Do you think it’s fair to ask someone to work overtime without paying them extra?