This activity gets students paying attention to direct and reported speech and their meaning. Students are presented with three sentences and have to decide which two mean the same thing. To do so, they will have to pay attention to verb tense, pronouns, word order and other nuances that the native speaker is attune to all the time.
One of my individual activities for teaching reported or indirect speech. Buy them all for the discounted price of $9 total at: What Did you Say?: Fun Activities to Teach Reported Speech, a 22 page book of activities and ideas of teaching reported or indirect speech.