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Reported Speech exercises
Several exercises about DIRECT and REPORTED SPEECH that might also be used as a quiz.
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Grammar explanation on reported speech statements (use, changes of tense, pronouns, adverbs of time/place, use of "say" and "tell")Then students have to report some statements and match them with the right pictures. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a nice Thursday and big hugs!
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REPORTED SPEECH all you need to know about
Reported Speech / change of tenses/ no change in tenses/ R. Speech and modals/conditionals/ reported questions/reported commands, requests, proposals, etc./Common reported verbs/Verbs in reported question i.e. all you need to know about the reported speech. Don´t forget to give me your precious feedback!!!
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
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Reported Speech
Reported Speech rewriting exercises.
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Age: 14-17
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Reported Speech or... The Art of Gossip
We need to gossip to come to terms with the pressures of everyday life. That’s the reason why sense of humour is so important to the art of gossip. Let’s not give it up! :) Students use it to report some cartoon characters’ speeches. Have a lovely week!
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Reported speech
This worksheet explains reported speech, plus exercises.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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Reporting statements: grammar rules and exercises. I hope you like it! Thank you for downloading!
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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                             Direct  speech and reported speech

Ex. 1  Turn into reported speech.
1 “It’s hot”                                        Tom said that
2 “I have done my homework.”        Tom said that
3 “I  will give you a book”                Tom said that
4 “Do you smoke?”.                           Tom asked me if
5 “Where does Bob live?”                 Tom asked me where
6 “ Jane has not arrived yet”        Tom told us that
7 "I’m very worried”                        Tom told us that
8 “I want to go away”.                      Tom told us that
9 “You should eat less.”                   The doctor told me that
10 “Don’t shout”                               The teacher told me 
Ex 2 Turn into direct speech.
1 Mary said she was very tired.   Mary said:""
2 The teacher told the boys to open their books.    The teacher said to the boys: "  "
3 Tom's mother told him not to eat any icecream.   Tom's mother said to Tom: ""
4 My friend said that he was going  skiing at the weekend. My friend said: " at the weekend." 
5 Bob's mates told the teacher that Bob was ill that day. Bob's mates said: "Teacher,   today"
6 Mary told Jane she would help her .    Mary said to Jane:" "
7 I said I would have bought a new car if I had had the money. I said: ""
8 My father told me to look for a job if I wanted more money .    My father said:" "
9 Tim wrote to his brother that their cat had died that day. Tim wrote to his brother: " "
10 The teacher informed the students that the break lasted ten minutes.                The teacher said to the students:""
Ex. 3 Turn the following questions into reported speech.
1 "Where do you live?"                                                       Mary asked Tom .
2 "How are you going to travel to Italy?"                      Mary asked Tom .
3 "Why did you buy that book?"                                                   Mary asked Tom
4 "What's the time?"                                                                        Mary asked Tom
5 "Who helped you with your work?"                                          Mary asked Tom .
EX. 4 Choose the right option
1 I  her not to disturb me.
2 My friend never  me about his plans.
3 The teacher  that we had to study harder.
4 Don't  me what I have to do.
5 He didn't  why he was late.



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