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Direct speech and reported speech

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Direct and Indirect Speech_Complete Guide
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
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Verb tenses and reported speech - Upper Intermediate and Adnanced students
Level: advanced
Age: 13-17
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Direct and Indirect / Reported Speech - Part 1
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
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Reported speech in context (based on comic strip, Garfield). Direct speech provided. Word and phrase learnt i.e. to hold a grudge, hubba-hubbas
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 185

Reported Speech: Direct and Indirect Statements
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 156

Binge drinking (a cartoon, a written comprehension, exercises : Preterit / Past perfect - Time markers - punctuation for the dialogue and introductory verbs - direct speech and reported speech). INCLUDES KEY ANSWERS.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 144


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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.