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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(6), 749-752
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-6-13
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Teaching English Reported Speech to Engineering Students

Irina-Ana Drobot1,

1Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania

Pub. Date: May 27, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Perspectives on L2 Acquisition)

Cite this paper:
Irina-Ana Drobot. Teaching English Reported Speech to Engineering Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(6):749-752. doi: 10.12691/education-3-6-13

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to underscore some common difficulties that Romanian engineering students face in learning English reported speech. The paper will consider situations in which students will need both to use and to understand reported speech, and will also suggest teaching activities that can help to improve students’ communications skills.

Keywords:
ESP ELT tenses visualization activities

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