One of your students could be a famous personality visiting their town/city. Other students interview him/her and report back." Rama
quote Example A Student 1: Are they happy? Student 2: Yes, they are. Student 3: What did he ask you? Student 2: He asked me if they were happy.
Example B Student 1: What is your name? Student 2: My name is Sami. Student 3: What did he ask you? Student 2: He asked me what my name was." Khalid
I use a timeline: I put the reporting verb in the "PAST" on the line in regard to "NOW". ---PAST (reporting verb)---NOW--- This is to better understand the logics of English, to see e.g. why the present tense in direct speech becomes the past tense in reported speech, in fact to show that it stays in the past together with the reporting verb.