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Task 2. Fill the gaps using the verbs in the box. Use each verb once only.

B2 Lesson 18. Reported Speech. Reporting verbs

Task 1. Listen to the news devoted to online banking fraud. Complete the following statements with up to two words or a digit

1. Online banking provides the consumers with ____________ in accessing

2. ___________ percent of people have started to hesitate about using online banking due to the fear of losing their money and identity

3. ___________ is the most rapidly growing trend in crime in the US

4. Over _________ citizens suffered from it over the last year

5. In order to prevent the fraud committed online banks are now implementing two strategies: stronger __________ and fraud monitoring


Task 2. Fill the gaps using the verbs in the box. Use each verb once only.

advise hope promise suggest
beg insist remind threaten
deny invite refuse warn


"I didn't do it," she said.
  She ________________ doing it.
"Have lunch with me," she said.
  She ________________ me to have lunch with her.
"Why don't you buy one?" said Tom.
  Tom ________________ I buy one.
"I promise I'll take you to Prague," said Mary.
  Mary ________________ to take me to Prague.
"I hope Andy phones tonight," said Clare.
  Clare ________________ Andy would phone that night.
"Please, please don't tell anyone!" he said.
  He ________________ me not to tell anyone.
"I won't do it," he said.
  He ________________ to do it.
"You should have lessons," she said.
  She ________________ me to have lessons.
"We really must go with you," they said.
  They ________________ on going with me.
"Don't forget to phone Granny," said Mum.
  Mum ________________ me to phone Granny.
"If you wear my T-shirt again, I'll pinch you very hard," said Maggy.
  Maggie ________________ to pinch me very hard if I wore her T-shirt again.
"Don't fly kites near electric overhead cables," said my father.
  My father ________________ me not to fly kites near electric overhead cables.



Task 3. Choose a suitable reporting verb for each case:


1) Direct = “Why don't we go to the cinema?” he said. Indirect =

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indirect = He Susan.

a) refused

b) thanked

c) promised

d) explained

7) Direct = “Robert, welcome to our city!” the Lord Mayor said.

Indirect = The Lord Mayor Robert.

a) explained

b) admitted

c) thanked

d) greeted

8) Direct = “Look, he is a thief!” the greengrocer said.

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.

Indirect = The teacher to help Tom.

a) promised


c) suggested

d) regretted

10) Direct = “Stay with us until tomorrow, OK. ?

Indirect = The uncle on our staying with them for the night.

a) admitted

b) explained

c) begged


11) Direct = “How about having a swim?” they said.

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.

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.

Indirect = They not meeting the president.

a) warned


c) regretted

d) accused

14) Direct = “Look out! Timber!” the foreman said.

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.

Indirect = The biology teacher Roger to start learning for the exam.

a) promised

b) advised

c) suggested

d) denied

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