I still continue the same topic. I've collected some statements made by different people concerning the volcano eruption. All of them are in direct speech in quotation marks.
This way you can combine the volcano topic with practising Reported Speech. Students can connect the two clauses with a past introductory verb in the first clause and report the remarks.
It's a quick and useful task.
My favourite news sites are:
- The Times - www.timesonline.co.uk
- BBC - www.bbc.co.uk
Perhaps The Times is a bit more academic. If you want an easier reading then BBC will suit you best.