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Reported Speech exercises
Several exercises about DIRECT and REPORTED SPEECH that might also be used as a quiz.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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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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Level: intermediate
Age: 11-14
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Reported Speech
Reported Speech rewriting exercises.
Level: intermediate
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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Age: 13-17
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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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Reported Speech

Special reporting verbs

Activity: Choose the suitable verb.
1) Direct = “Why don't we go to the cinema?” he said. Indirect =
Question Indirect = He                          to the cinema.
a) suggested going
b) thanked for going
c) promised to go
d) warned against going
2) Direct = “Watch out! The bull looks dangerous,” they said
Question Indirect = They                           the dangerous bull.
a) denied going to
b) warned us against
c) accused us of coming to
d) promised not to come
3) Direct = “Daddy, I'm going out with John,” she said.
Question Indirect = Sue                           with John.
a) denied going out
b) confessed that she was going
c) apologized for going out
d) regretted going out
4) Direct = “What a pity I didn't see the ceremony,” he said.
Question Indirect = He                           not seeing the ceremony.
a) regretted
b) accused
c) denied
d) advised
5) Direct = “You are right. it was a mistake to get up so early,” Chris said.
Question Indirect = Chris                          early was a mistake.
a) admitted getting up
b) begged getting up
c) denied to get up
d) advised getting up
6) Direct = “Thank you very much indeed,” he said.
Question Indirect = He                           Susan.
a) refused
b) thanked
c) promised
d) explained
7) Direct = “Robert, welcome to our city!” the Lord Mayor said.
Question Indirect = The Lord Mayor                           Robert.
a) explained
b) admitted
c) thanked
d) greeted
8) Direct = “Look, he is a thief!” the greengrocer said.
Question Indirect = The greengrocer                           him of being a thief.
a) accused
b) advised
c) greeted
d) regretted
9) Direct = “I will help you, Tom, for sure,” the teacher said.
Question Indirect = The teacher                           to help Tom.
a) promised
b) denied
c) suggested
d) regretted
10) Direct = “Stay with us until tomorrow, OK. ?
Question Indirect = The uncle                           on our staying with them for the night.
a) admitted
b) explained
c) begged
d) insisted
11) Direct = “How about having a swim?”  they said.
Question Indirect = They                           having a swim.
a) suggested
b) wam
c) refused
d) accused
12) Direct = “Mummy, buy me that toy, please, please,” the kid said.
Question Indirect = The kid                           her Mum to buy him a toy.
a) advised
b) suggested
c) begged
d) confessed
13) Direct = “It's a pity we didn't meet the president,” they said.
Question Indirect = They                           not meeting the president.
a) warned
b) promised
c) regretted
d) accused
14) Direct = “Look out! Timber!” the foreman said.
Question Indirect = The foreman                           the other workers against the falling tree.
a) promised
b) insisted
c) suggested
d) warned
15) Direct = “You'd better start learning for the exam, Roger,” the biology teacher said.
Question Indirect = The biology teacher                            Roger to start learning for the exam.
a) promised
b) advised
c) suggested
d) denied



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