Explain that the class will be rewriting this report as a description of the actual conversation.
A useful mnemonic for the order of punctuation with direct speech is:
66 What they say (Punctuation) 99
Make a class list of verbs that can be used to describe people speaking. For example:
The first part may be rewritten as:
"What exactly does your job involve?" enquired Kavita.
"My job's a brand new job in the government and I've got responsibility for children, young people and families," answered Margaret Hodge.