81 Verbs Meaning 'Said'

How many verb do you know that have the same (or nearly the same) meaning as 'to say'?

This worksheet contains 81 (!) of such verbs - each on a separate card. It's up to you how you are going to use them. Here's just a few ways:

1) Cut up, put them into a hat or a bag, have each student pull one out and make a logical sentence with it. 

2) Have Ss come up with a story using at least five of these verbs. Best works if the students are working in groups.

3) Have Ss explain the difference between a few verbs that you choose.

4) Have Ss group the verbs according to certain criteria (positive/negative, etc).


You can also make good use of these cards when teaching or practising Reported Speech.


If you have any other ideas on how these cards can be best used, you're most welocme to share them in comments.