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Reported Speech Review 3 (Author-Bouabdellah)




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Technicum Si-Tarek Of Relizane
Third Year Students
Technological Streams 2003/2004
Structure Practice: DIRECT AND REPORTED SPEECH

Exercise Seven:  Rewrite each sentence in reported speech using the verb in capitals.

1) “I'll definitely return it tomorrow,” he said.                          PROMISED
  He promised to definitely return it the following day                                                              .
2) “Did you invite Tom to your party?” he asked.                    ASKED
  He asked me .
3) “You should stop worrying about his exams,” she said.       ADVISED
  .
4) “Yes, I'll come with you,” he said.                                        AGREED
  .
5) “Why don't you come with us?” my parents asked.              SUGGESTED
  .
6) “Don't believe anything he says,” she said.                           WARNED
  .
7) “Write your names at the top of the exam paper,” he said.   TOLD
  .
8) “Don't forget to take the car to the garage,” he said.             REMINDED
  .
9) “I won't talk to him until he apologizes,” she said.                 REFUSED
  .
10) “I have to be there before she arrives,” he said.                   SAID
  .

Exercise Eight: Write indirect questions from these questions.

1) Where is the post office?                         Could you tell me where the post office is                     ?
2) What does this word mean?                     Do you know ?
3) What time is it?                                        I wonder .
4) Where did you park your car?                 Don't you know where ?
5) Where does Jack live?                             Do you have any idea ?
6) What time did he live?                             Do you know ?
7) Where can I change some money?           Could you tell me ?
8) What qualification do I need?                  I want to know .
9) Why didn't Tom come to the party?         I don't know .
10) How much does it cost to park here?      Do you know ?

Exercise Nine: Choose the correct completion a, b or c. Write the correct ltter in the box.

 1)
Mary: "I will go downtown tomorrow."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she would go downtown ."
  a. on Friday   b. tomorrow   c. the following/next day
2) Mary: "I am going to play tennis today."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to play tennis ."
  a. that day   b. today   c. tomorrow
3) Mary: "I went shopping yesterday."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she had gone shopping ."
  a. yesterday   b. the day before   c. on Saturday
4) Mary: "I am enjoying life now."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she was enjoying life ."
  a. now   b. at that time   c. today
5) Mary: "I will cook dinner later this evening."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she would cook dinner later .
  a. that evening   b. in the evening   c. this evening
6) Mary: "I'm going to class in three hours."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to class ."
  a. three hours before   b. three hours later   c. in three hours
7) Mary: "I went to bed early last night."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she had gone to bed early ."
  a. the night before   b. last night   c. the night prior
8) Mary: "I am going to go to London in 10 days."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to go to London ."
  a. in 10 days   b. 10 days later   c. on Wednesday
9) Mary: "I had lunch at noon."
    Jill: "Mary said (that) she had had lunch .
  a. at 12 o'clock   b. at noon   c. that noon
10) Mary: "I will play cards the day after tomorrow."
      Jill: Mary said (that) she would play cards ."
  a. in two days   b. on Thursday   c. two days later
11) Mary: "I bought it three years ago."
      Jill: "Mary said (that) she had bought it ."
  a. in three years   b. three years ago   c. three years before