A simple cloze exercise for ESL/EFL or even English Language Arts students to learn or review how verbs backshift in reported speech or indirect speech. The same sentences is presented in multiple verb tenses in direct speech and students fill in a reported speech version with the correct verb tense, one step in the back.
Includes all verb tenses and some modals as well.
Suggestions for how to use it also included.
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.