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Ex 42 Study the chart, and use Reported Speech in the following sentences.


Direct Speech Reported Speech
1. He asked: (a) "What are you discussing?" (b) "Will you be seeing her?" 2. She said: "The children were playing in the garden when it started raining." 1. (a) He asked what we were discussing. (b) He asked if I would be seeing her. 2. She said that the children were playing in the garden when it started raining.

1. "Don't wait for me. I'll be dining out," he said. 2. "The weather is changing for the worse," the guide said. "It will be raining in a minute." 3. "Our office will be moving to a new building, won't it?" the secretary asked. 4. "All the passengers were looking out of the compartment window when the train was passing the lake," the porter said. 5. "What big cities shall we be passing?" the fellow-traveller asked me. 6. Hurry u. The train will be starting in a minute," I shouted after him. 7. "What were they broadcasting when he turned on the radio?" she asked. 8. "The baby is waking up, quiet," Mother said to me. 9. "She was wearing a new dress at the party and looked very beautiful," he said.



Direct Speech Reported Speech
1. He asked: "What will you do, if you don't get the ticket for the train?" 2. 2. She said: "I'll leave as soon as I get a telegram."   1. He asked what I would do if I did not get the ticket for the train.   2. She said (that) she would leave as soon asshe got a telegram.  


1. "Will it be safe to stay in the mountains for the night if the weather doesn't change for the better?" we asked the guide. 2. The porter said: "I'll wake you up, when the train arrives in Smolensk." 3. My wife said to me: "While you are away, I'll do the packing." 4. "Don't leave until I phone you," he asked me. 5. "After he leaves hospital, they'll take him to the South," the doctor said. 6. "They'll wait for the fisherman to return until it gets dark," the local man explained to me. 7. "As soon as I hear from him, I'll let you know," my neighbour said to me. 8. "I'll live in town till my husband returns from the expedition and when he returns, we'll go to the sea-side together," she said.


Ex 43 Open the brackets and paraphrase the dialogue for Reported Speech.




Last week at a dinner party the hostess (ask) me to sit next to Mrs Rumbold. She (be) a large unsmiling lady in a tight black dress. She (not look) up when I (take) my seat beside her. Her eyes (be fixed) on her plate and in a short time she (be) busy eating. I (try) to make conversation.

"A new play is coming to the Globe soon," I said, "Will you be seeing it?"

"No," she answered.

"Will you be spending your holidays abroad this year?" I asked.

"No," she said.

"Will you be staying in England?" I asked.

"No," she answered.

In despair I (ask) her whether she (enjoy) her dinner. "Young man," she answered, "if you eat more and talk less, we shall both enjoy our dinner."

(After "An Elementary Course" by L. G. Alexander)

Ex 44 Rewrite (or retell) in narrative form the following passage from the text. From: "As soon as the train started ..." up to: "... I am from Poland."

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