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With the increasing importance of speaking-centric communication skills in Korean education, more and more interest has been invested in functional grammar in recent years. Grammar appears when language is actually used during a conversation from the perspective of functional grammar, being formed by various discourse factors outside the language structure. When taking that perspective to look at grammar, it is required to offer speech acts in which indirect quotation expressions are implemented and promote their natural uses instead of restricting them to sentence grammar. One of the important goals of grammar education is to help the students increase the ability to express a sentence of their intent by making proper use of a grammar item after studying it. If the students in the intermediate or advanced level fail to make proper use of indirect quotation expressions even after studying them, the teacher should check if there is any deficiency with educational content and method. In that sense, this study set out to examine what functions indirect quotation expressions would implement in spoken language with drama scripts and discuss what should be supplemented in the method by which to teach indirect quotation expressions in the current teaching materials for Korean education.