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Ex.6 Turn the following sentences into reported speech.

Grammar Assignment 1 Reported Speech

Ex.1 Fill in: say or tell in the correct form.

1 Can you ______ me what lime the film starts?

2 She ______ she would never speak to him again.

3 I promise to ______ the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

4 Who ______ you I wasn't going to the party?

5 Bob promised to ______ nothing about it to anyone.

6 Sometimes it's hard to ______ one twin from the other.

7 She always ______ good morning to her neighbours.

8 I couldn't believe what he ______ to me.

9 Please ______ me what happened!

10 Go and tidy your room," she ______ to her son.

 

Ex.2 Report what the Jones family said when they came home from their holiday.

 

Mrs Jones said (that) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Grandmother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Judy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mr Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Danny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Ex.3 Turn the sentences into Reported Speech.

 

"Koalas live in Australia," the teacher said

"If you had worn your jacket, you wouldn't have got cold," she said.

Mum says,' Dinner is ready."

"If you mix red and blue, you get purple," the Art teacher said.

"I'll meet you at the bus stop at three o'clock," he said.

 

Ex.4 Yesterday, reporter Frank Baxter interviewed a marine biologist at the Paiko Lagoon Wildlife Park in Hawaii. He asked her the following questions. Turn them into reported speech using the verbs provided.

 

1 "What exactly does a marine biologist do?" (want to know).

2 "Why did you choose to become a marine biologist?" (ask)

3 "What kind of marine plants and animals do you protect at the park?" (wonder)

4 "Do you look after any endangered species?" (ask)

5 "Are there any interesting observations you have made?" (wonder)

6 "Have you published any of your research?' (want to know)

 

Ex.5 Fill in the gaps with the introductory verbs from the list below in the simple past.

 

tell(x2) advise order (x2) ask beg suggest



 

1 "Don't be afraid," he said to his son.

2 "Bring me a glass of water, please," she said to him.

3 "Please, please, don't tell my parents," he said to me.

4 "You should always wear your helmet when riding your bike," her father told her.

5 "Let's go to the bowling alley," Jeff said to Tom.

6 "Be quiet!" she said to her students.

7 "Slowly add the sugar, butter and flour," the cook said.

8 "Get out of the car!" the police officer said to the thieves.

 

Ex.6 Turn the following sentences into reported speech.

 

1 "How shall I tell Tom the bad news?" she said.

2 "Can I go home now?" he asked.

3 "You can come in but you'll have to be quiet." he said to her.

4 "What time shall we arrive in Cairo?" he asked.

5 "She must try harder it she wants to succeed," he said.

6 "My father will be angry with me if he finds out," she said.

7 "You shouldn't drive so fast," he said to her.

8 "I can meet you on Friday," he said.

9 "You'd better ask your parents," she said to him.

10 "I may not be able to meet you at the train station," he said to her.

 

Ex.7 Report the following using an appropriate introductory verb from the list below:

 

complain advise refuse warn beg exclaim offer accuse

 

"You should take more exercise," the doctor.

"Don't get dirty in the garden," she said to him.

"I've got a sore throat," he said.

"I'm not going to tidy Helen's bedroom," Tim said.

"Please, please let me go out and play, Mum," she said.

"What a silly thing to say!" she said.

"Shall I open the door?" he said to her.

"You broke my CD player," she said to him.

 


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