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Reported Speech exercises
REPORTED SPEECH STATEMENTS (B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
REPORTED SPEECH all you need to know about
INDIRECT SPEECH - STATEMENTS
Reported Speech or... The Art of Gossip
1.- CHANGE INTO REPORTED SPEECH:
a) "We're leaving tomorrow"
He said that
b) "Did you listen to what the teacher said?"
Andrew asked me
c) "Don't forget your lunch"
My mum told me
d) "Let's study Biology"
e) "Please, show me your passports"
The policeman asked us
f) "What time is it?"
Ann wanted to know
g) "We were watching TV all night"
The children said that
h) "I am sure I can do it"
He said that
i) "Don't try to deceive me or I'll punish you"
My mother ordered me
j) "Do you know the reason why Tommy is not coming today?"
My boss wanted to know
2.- CHANGE INTO DIRECT SPEECH:
a) My friends told me not to worry because they would help me
" My friends said
b) John asked when my parents had come
" John asked
c) She said that he hadn't seen Andrea since 1998
d) Tim's mother told us not to turn on the television because we were making much noise
e) Everyone asked Susan what she had done the day before
3.- DO OR MAKE? CHOOSE THE RIGHT ANSWER
a) What are you
b) If you want to
a complaint, please see our manager
c) My youngest daughter wants
English at university
d) This is a great chance for you. Please,
e) She could hear her neighbour
cruel remarks about her mother
4.- REPHRASE THESE SENTENCES:
a) She has got red hair
b) "We arrested him for illegal entry in the country"
The police officer said that
c) The policeman begged us to show him our passports
d) It's half an hour now since they started shouting
e) It's ages since he last played the viola
5.- CLICK ON THE RIGHT WORD:
a) I have much ________ to do
b) Have you sent in your ____________?
c) I want to ______ from my job at the age of 60
d) M y cousin has found a new _______
e) Our ____________ was founded 10 years ago
6.- GERUND OR INFINITIVE
a) I have decided
a new car
b) John hates
to get up
c) He insisted on
a phone call
d) They must
f) You should
7.- COMPLETE WITH A SUITABLE TENSE:
a) She (COME)
while we (HAVE)
b) I (not SEE)
her since we (BE)
c) It usually (RAIN)
d) Look! It (SNOW)
e) After they (HAVE)
breakfast, they (GO)
to the zoo
f) ANN: There's no sugar left
TOM: Don't worry. I (GET)
some from the shop
g) We (HAVE)
a party next month
8.- PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS OR PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS:
a) Tom is tired because he (STUDY)
b) We (DRIVE)
for three hours when the car ran out of petrol
c) I'm calling the police. The fire alarm (RING)
for twenty minutes
d) My cousin (WAIT)
there for more than two hours when I finally arrive
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