Clase digital 8. Phone conversations

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Phone conversations

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Hi once more, I hope you are having a great day!

Welcome to the final English VI lesson. In today’s class, we will develop the fascinating world of reported speech and explore the proper usage of the verbs «say» and «tell». These are essential skills for effective communication in English. Remember, improving your English language skills opens doors to new opportunities and connections.

On one hand we have Reported speech as a crucial aspect of English, allowing us to convey what someone else has said without quoting them directly. Today, we will learn how to change pronouns, verbs, and even adjust the location in reported speech. In the other hand we will practice reported speech using various tenses, including:

  1. Present Simple
  2. Present Continuous
  3. Past Simple
  4. Past Continuous
  5. Present Perfect
  6. Past Perfect
  7. Future Simple
  8. Future Continuous
  9. Future Perfect

Mastering these tenses in reported speech will enhance your ability to convey conversations accurately, but effective communication does not stop at reported speech; it extends to telephone conversations. We will explore both formal and informal expressions that will prove invaluable when you are on the phone with Formal and Informal Expressions.

By the end of this lesson, you will feel more confident in using reported speech and engaging in telephone conversations, both formally and informally. These skills are not only essential for everyday communication but also for personal and professional growth.

So, let’s get started! Prepare to enhance your English language abilities, engage actively, and let’s make this class productive and enjoyable!

Objetivo didáctico de la clase

By the end of this class, you will be able to use Reported Speech to communicate information using a variety of tenses in English, including present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect, past perfect, simple future, future continuous and future perfect. Additionally, students will be able to distinguish between the use of the verbs «say» and «tell» in different contexts.
They will also be able to apply expressions related to telephone conversations in both formal and informal situations, allowing them to communicate effectively in various telephone scenarios.

Contenido didáctico

A continuación, se presenta el contenido didáctico de acceso abierto o institucional para profundizar en el tema.

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1How to use “say” and “tell”Explanation of use of “say” and “tell”.Blog[Acceder]
2Indirect speechExplanation of the use of indirect speech in various tenses.Blog[Acceder]
3How to make and take phone callsPresentation on how to make and take telephone conversations in English.Presentation[Acceder]

Material didáctico complementario

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Reported speechExplanation of the use of Reported speech with examples.Video[Acceder]
2Telephone conversationsQuiz on the use of expressions in telephone conversations.Quiz[Acceder]

Resumen e ideas relevantes de la clase digital

This class aims to empower you as a student with the linguistic tools necessary for effective communication in a technologically driven world. Through the study of grammar, question forms, and an extensive technology-related vocabulary, students will be equipped to engage in discussions about modern innovations and effectively express their thoughts on the subject

So. remember that we reviewed:

Reported speech, use of “say” and “tell”.

  • Change the pronoun
  • Change the verb
  • Substitute the location if necessary

Indirect speech using:

  • Present simple
  • Present continuous
  • Past simple
  • Past continuous
  • Present perfect
  • Past perfect
  • Future simple
  • Future continuous
  • Future perfect 

Expressions linked to telephone conversations: 

  •  Formal

Hello, May I speak to …?, May I take a message?, This is … ; … (John) speaking, Hold on, How can I help you?, One moment please…, I’ll put you through, Call back later, Could you repeat please?, I’m afraid he’s in a meeting /out, Do you mind spelling that for me?, May I know who is calling?

  • Informal

Can I talk/speak to…?, Can I leave a message?, Can you call me back?, Is…(subject) there?, Just a sec…, I’ll get back to you, Who is speaking?, Hang up, Cut off, Speak up please, Sorry I got the wrong number.

I hope that you have achieved all the skills necessary to succeed.

It was great having you on board, do not forget about the final assignment and the last exam. Until next time.