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1. What has been the best part of your stay in California?

a. "I have met a lot of interesting people here."—Alfonso, male,


b. "I've made wonderful new friends during my stay here."

—Masahiko, male, Japan

c. "I learned how to surf."—Veronica, female, Brazil

d. "I got married."—Sulaiman, male, Saudi Arabia

2. What do you like best about Boston?

a. "I really enjoy the incredible variety of people here."

—Odelmo, male, Venezuela

b. "I'm leaning more every day! This city has a lot to offer."

—Soheila, female, Iran

c. "I can do almost anything here. This afternoon I may see a

movie—there are at least ten good ones to pick from. Or, I

may go to a museum—there are several excellent ones. If

I want to see sports, there's always something going on."

—Frank, male, Switzerland

3. How did you like the experience of spending a winter in


a. "We were extremely cold at first! We weren't used to cold

weather at all. Now, my family is learning to adapt to

it."—Lijia, female, Nicaragua

b. "I love winter, so it hasn't bothered me."—Patricia, female,


c. "It was difficult at the beginning. Some days, I almost froze

while I was walking home. I'm finally getting used to it."

—Bedi, male, Mauritania


Exercise 62:

Change the following quotes to reported speech.

Make any necessary changes. If you feel that these statements can

be true at any time, include both present and past forms.

Example:Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The only way to have a

friend is to be one."

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have

A friend was (is) to be one.


1. Wilson Mizner remarked, "The best way to keep your friends

is not to give them away."

2. Charles Colton wrote, "True friendship is like sound health; the

value of it is seldom known until it is lost."

3. Elbert Hubbard said, "Your friend is the person who knows all

about you, and still likes you."

4. Ned Rorem remarked, "Sooner or later you've heard all your

best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love."

5. Kurt Vonnegut wrote, "Love is where you find it... it's foolish to

go looking for it."


Exercise 63:

Change the following quotes to reported speech.

Be sure to change modals, verbs, or pronouns when necessary.

If you feel that these statements can be true at any time, include both

past and present forms.

Example:In her book Emma, Jane Austen wrote, "Business may

bring money, but friendship hardly ever does."

In her book Emma, Jane Austen wrote that business

Might (may) bring money, but that friendship hardly

Ever did (does).


1. In his journals, Emerson remarked, "It is one of the blessings

of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."

2. Shakespeare said, "A friend should bear his friend's infirmities."

3. In Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche wrote, "A friend should

be a master at guessing and keeping still."

4. La Rochefoucauld wrote in his Maxims, "However rare true love

may be, it is less rare than true friendship."

5. In the first century, a Roman author wrote, "The friendship that

can come to an end never really began."

On Your Own Share your own thoughts with your classmates.

Do you agree with the statements from Exercises C and D? Can

you think of other sayings about love or friendship from your



Exercise 64:

Answer the following questions in your own words,

using reported speech where appropriate.


1. When did you last talk to your best friend or another friend

who you hadn't seen for a while? What did you talk about? What

news did your friend tell you? What did you say about that?

What news did you tell your friend?

2. Have you made a promise lately? To whom did you make the

promise? What did you promise?

3. Have you had an argument lately? What was it about? Whom

did you argue with? What did you say to each other? How did

you settle the argument?

4. Have you had to make a decision or solve a problem lately?

What was the situation? Did you discuss it with anyone? What

did you talk about? What advice did the person give you?


Exercise 65:

Do you have a final assignment or test in the next

few days? Take this opportunity to ask your teacher for more

information about the final days of this session. Change the

following direct questions to noun clauses. Be sure to use correct

word order. Begin your questions with the following: Would (could,

can, will) you tell me . . . ? I would like to know. . . .

Example:Will there be any more homework this quarter (semester)?

I would like to know whether (if) there will be any

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