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REPORTED SPEECH WITH HARRY POTTER




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CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION TO COMPLETE THESE RETOLD DIALOGUES FROM HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE.
Ron and Harry were discussing inviting dates to the Yule Ball. Ron thought it mad! He said that the two of them �probably be the only ones in their year without dates. Them and Neville. But Hermione said that Neville �someone.�Ron said that �him really depressed.
Hermione was angry with Harry because he told her he �the egg out weeks before that. She asked Harry if he really �to figure out the egg. Harry asked her what that �to mean. She was only worried about him, because she said she �sure�just his courage�would be enough any more.
Dumbledore asked the man if he �who Dumbledore was. The man replied that it �Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore then asked the man if he �Alastor Moody. The man replied that he .


TICK ONLY THE CORRECT SENTENCES IN INDIRECT SPEECH. PAY ATTENTION TO THE TENSES.
1. Moody: What's it like?
Professor Moody asked Harry what was it like.
2. Harry: It was you who put my name in the goblet!
Harry said that it had been Moody's imposter who had put Harry's name in the goblet.
3.�Hermione: Is that you, Harry?
Hermione asked Harry if that was him.
4. Hermione: Harry, how are you feeling?
Hermione asked Harry how was he feeling.
5. Voldemort: Kill the spare!
Voldemort told Peter�that he�kill Cedric.
FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE APPROPRIATE WH-WORD OR IF FOR INDIRECT OR DIRECT QUESTIONS.
1. Voldemort asked Harry �he wanted to know what had happened so many years before that.
2. Hermione asked Ron �was wrong with his wand.
3. Harry wondered �Snape had made the potion - by magic or chemistry.
4. Ron was wondering about the reason - �they were brewing the potion.
5. McGonagall asked Harry he was ready.
NOW TRY TO MAGICALLY TRANSFORM VERB FORMS ACCORDING TO THE TENSE SWITCH FROM DIRECT SPEECH INTO THE INDIRECT SPEECH (when the introductory verb is in past- see example).
example: go - went

will go

do

played

has swum

will be working

had done

were

am

can jump

are going to sing

THE FINAL TASK IS A GAME YOU CAN PLAY WITH A FRIEND, YOUR TEACHER OR SIMPLY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF. IT WILL NOT EARN YOU POINTS IN THIS TASK, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY USEFUL AND FUN TO DO. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH SOME ACTORS AND THEN TRY TO RETELL WHAT YOU HEARD TO YOUR TEACHER OR FRIENDS. HAVE FUN!
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