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5. Write these sentences in indirect speech.

a. Im very tired, she said.


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b. Ill see them soon, he said.
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c. Im going to the cinema, she said.
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d. I see the children quite often, he said.
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e. Im having a bath, she said.
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f. Ive already met their parents, she said.
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g. I stayed in a hotel for a few weeks, she said.
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h. I must go home to make dinner, he said.
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i. I havent been waiting long, she said.
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j. Im listening to the radio, he said.
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k. Ill tell them the news on Saturday, she said.
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l. I like swimming, dancing and playing tennis, he said.
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m. I can drive, she said.
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n. I walked home after the party, he said.
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o. Im going to be sick, she said.
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p. I must go out to post a letter, he said.
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q. I spoke to Jane last week, she
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r. Im trying to listen to the music, he said.
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s. Ill phone the office from the airport, she said.
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t. I cant speak any foreign languages, he said.
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6. Write these sentences in indirect speech, changing words where necessary.


a. Ill see you tomorrow, she said.
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b. I saw her today, he said.
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c. I dont like this film, she said.
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d. She said, We went swimming today.
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e. I met her about three months ago, he said.
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f. Ill see Mary on Sunday, she said.
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g. Pete and Sue are getting married tomorrow, she said.
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h. Stephens bringing some records to the party tomorrow, she said.
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i. I really like this furniture, she said.
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j. My parents are arriving tomorrow, she said.
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k. We visited her this morning they said.
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l. Well see her next summer they said.
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m. They were here three months ago, he said.
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n. Im meeting them at four oclock today, he said.
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o. I can see you tomorrow, she said.
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QUESTIONS
7. Report the police-officers questions to the shop owner.
a. Whats your name?
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b. Did you see the robbers?
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c. What were they wearing?
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d. How do you think they got in?
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e. What did they take?
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f. Has this ever happened before?
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8. Write these sentences as reported questions using the words given.
a. Whats your name?, he asked. (wanted to know)
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b. Do you like Marlon Brandon?, she asked.
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c. How old are you?, she said. (asked)
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d. When does the train leave?, I asked.
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e. Are you enjoying yourself?, he asked.
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f. How are you?, he said. (asked)
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g. Does your father work here?, she asked.
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h. Do you live near your father?, he asked.
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i. Who did you see at the meeting?, my mother asked.
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j. Why did you take my wallet?, he asked.
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k. How did you get to school?, she asked.
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l. Are you a foreigner?, she asked.
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m. Where do you live?, the boy asked.
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n. Have you met Danny before?, he asked.
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o. Are you hungry?, he asked.
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p. Why wasnt Judy at the party?, she asked.
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q. Why didnt you telephone?, my father asked.
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r. Did you borrow my dictionary?, he asked.
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s. Why are you so late?, the teacher asked.
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t. Have you finished your exams?, she asked.
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u. Did you invite Judy and Mitch?, he asked.
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v. Does your brother live in London?, she asked.


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w. Why didnt the police report the crime?, the judge asked.
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x. Do you know who broke the window?, he asked.
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y. Why you wont let me in?, he shouted.
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COMMANDS, REQUESTS AND ADVICE
9. Rewrite these sentences in reported speech.
a. Make some coffee, Bob, Carol said.(ask)
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b. You must do the homework soon, Jane, she said.(tell)
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c. Remember to buy a map, Ann he said.(remind)
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d. You should see a doctor, Mrs Clark, he said.(advise)
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e. Keep all the windows closed, Bill they said.(warn)
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f. Go home, Paul, Francis said.(tell)
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g. Please stay for supper, Bob, he said.(try to persuade)
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10. Report the following sentences.
a. Dont try to be funny.
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b. Wait here till I come.
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c. Go to bed and dont get up till youre called.
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d. Be a good girl and sit quietly for five minutes.
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e. Watch the milk and dont let it boil over.
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f. Dont take your coat off.
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g. Dont forget to thank Mrs Jones when youre saying good bye to her.
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h. Stop that dog.
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11. Write the sentences in reported speech using the words given.
a. Sit down, Mary. (he told)
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b. Would you pass my suitcase? (he asked)
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c. Dont go near the sea, children. (the childrens mother warned)
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d. Dont be late, Tim. (Tims father told)
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e. Be quiet, children. (the librarian told)
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f. Have your tickets ready, please. (the inspector told us)
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SAY AND TELL


12. Use the correct form of SAY and TELL in these sentences.
a. She _______________________ me she didnt agree.
b. He _______________________ , Have we met before?
c. I _______________________ them I wasnt happy with their work.
d. She smiled and _______________________ to me, Im very pleased to meet you.
e. She _______________________ me a story about her parents.
f. He _______________________, Are you feeling OK?
g. I didnt hear. What did he _______________________?
h. Could you _______________________ me the time, please?
i. They _______________________ me they were going to a meeting.
j. I _______________________ the police my address.
k. I _______________________ I wanted to buy a magazine.
l. He _______________________ he wasnt interested in politics.
m. Could you _______________________ me your name again?
n. Do you think he is _______________________ the truth?
o. Would you _______________________ him to come early tomorrow?
p. If he _______________________ that again therell be trouble.
q. I _______________________ them it was dangerous to swim here.
r. Did you _______________________ anything to him about your problem at work?
s. _______________________ me what happened.
t. I think he is _______________________ lies.
u. The policeman _______________________ the man was lying.
v. Philip _______________________ it would probably rain tomorrow.
w. Susan _______________________, Lets go out for dinner tonight.
x. Jim _______________________ me about the party last night.
y. Our teacher _______________________ he was pleased with our work.
z. Stop _______________________ lies!
OFFERS AND SUGGESTIONS
13. Rewrite the sentences with the gerund or the infinitive and the in reported speech.
a. Ill bring my CDs to the party.
He promised to bring his CDs to the party.
b. Lets go to the cinema tonight, shall we?
She suggested
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c. Yes, I stole the wallet.
He admitted

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d. Be careful! The water is boiling.
She warned us
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e. You must apologise to your teacher.
My father insisted (on)
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f. All right! Ill share the expenses with you.
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MIXED REPHRASING
REPHRASING

1.- It's not necessary for you to do the test.


You

2.- The teacher didn't allow the class to leave before 4:30.
The teacher made

3.- They arrived very late because they had a flat tyre
If

4.- If he doesn't apologize we will never invite him here again.


Unless

5.-Many people still remember the assassination of President Kennedy.

President Kennedy

6.- If you want my advice, get a good lawyer.


You

7.- A university degree isn't necessary for that job.


You

8.-Perhaps my father will pick you up.


My father

9.- My car needs cleaning. Ill take it tomorrow.


(must)

10.- Do you want to go to Saint Moritz this winter ?


(like)

11.- We expect her to pass her driving test. She drives well.
She

12.- The government should pass a law against pollution.


A law

13.- She didn't tell anyone about the phone call.


No one

14.- Never underestimate the importance of a good education.


The importance

15.- That house is still up for sale.


Nobody

16.- Would it be possible for me to take the car?.


Would it be alright if

17.- Can I read one of your books?


Is it

18.- The teacher said the report must be finished by next week.
The teacher insisted on.

19.- Be careful not to drop the vase.


Whatever

20.- There were 100 redundancies in that company last summer.


100 workers

21.-I would prefer if we attended a late show.


Id rather

22.-1 won't let you forget about your appointment.


Ill

23.- They crossed the Atlantic in three days.


It

24.- She isn't old enough to play in the championship.


She is too

25.- Someone almost certainly stole the car during the night.
The car must

26.- He didn't become an accountant because he failed his exams.


If

27.- He gave up cigarettes when he was thirty.


He stopped

28.- Few people speak Gaelic in Ireland.


There aren't

29.- My elder sister doesn't speak Spanish, nor does my other sister.
Neither of

30.- Running a big car like that can't be all that cheap.
It must

31.- Jennifer started teaching six years ago.


Jennifer has

32.- What do you find most interesting about the film?


What interests

33.-I was amazed by the things he said.


I thought what
MIXED REPHRASING - KEY
1.- It's not necessary for you to do the test.
You NEEDN'T DO THE TEST/ YOU DONT HAVE TO DO THE TEST

2.- The teacher didn't allow the class to leave before 4:30.
The teacher made. THE CLASS STAY UNTIL 4:30/ THE CLASS LEAVE AFTER 4:30

3.- They arrived very late because they had a flat tyre
If THEY HADN'T HAD A FLAT TYRE, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ARRIVED LATE

4.- If he doesn't apologize we will never invite him here again.


Unless HE APOLOGIZES WE WILL NEVER INVITE HIM HERE AGAIN

5.-Many people still remember the assassination of President Kennedy.


President Kennedy S ASSASSINATION IS STILL REMEMBERED (BY MANY PEOPLE)

6.- If you want my advice, get a good lawyer.


You SHOULD GET A GOOD LAWYER

7.- A university degree isn't necessary for that job.


You DONT NEED ( TO HAVE) A UNIVERSITY DEGREE FOR THAT JOB .

8.-Perhaps my father will pick you up.


My father. MAY PICK YOU UP

9.- My car needs cleaning. Ill take it tomorrow.


(must) MY CAR MUST BE CLEANED BY TOMORROW

10.- Do you want to go to Saint Moritz this winter ?


(like) WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO SAINT MORITZ THIS WINTER?

11.- We expect her to pass her driving test. She drives well.

She IS EXPECTED TO PASS HER DRIVING TEST, AS SHE DRIVES WELL

12.- The government should pass a law against pollution.


A law AGAINST POLLUTION SHOULD BE PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT

13.- She didn't tell anyone about the phone call.


No one WAS TOLD ABOUT THE PHONE CALL

14.- Never underestimate the importance of a good education.


The importance OF A GOOD EDUCATION SHOULD NEVER BE UNDERESTIMATED

15.- That house is still up for sale.


Nobody HAS BOUGHT THAT HOUSE YET

16.- Would it be possible for me to take the car?.


Would it be all right if I TOOK THE CAR.?

17.- Can I read one of your books?.


Is it OK IF I READ ONE OF YOUR BOOKS?

18.- The teacher said the report must be finished by next week.
The teacher insisted on FINISHING THE REPORT / HAVING THE REPORT FINISEHD BY
NEXT
WEEK

19.- Be careful not to drop the vase. Whatever HAPPENS, DONT DROP THE VASE

20.- There were 100 redundancies in that company last summer.


100 workers. WERE MADE REDUNDANT IN IN THAT COMPANY LAST SUMMER

21.-I would prefer if we attended a late show.


Id rather ATTEND A LATE SHOW/ ID RATHER WE ATTENDED A LATE SHOW

22.-1 won't let you forget about your appointment.


Ill REMIND YOU OF YOUR APPOINTMENT

23.- They crossed the Atlantic in three days.


It TOOK THEM 3 DAYS TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC

24.- She isn't old enough to play in the championship.


She is too YOUNG TO PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

25.- Someone almost certainly stole the car during the night.
The car must HAVE BEEN STOLEN DURING THE NIGHT

26.- He didn't become an accountant because he failed his exams.


IF HE HADN'T FAILED HIS EXAMS, HE WOULD HAVE BECOME AN ACCOUNTANT

27.- He gave up cigarettes when he was thirty.


He stopped SMOKING AT THE AGE OF 30

28.- Few people speak Gaelic in Ireland.


There aren't MANY PEOPLE WHO SPEAK GAELIC IN IRELAND

29.- My elder sister doesn't speak Spanish, nor does my other sister.
Neither of MY SISTERS SPEAKS SPANISH.

30.- Running a big car like that can't be all that cheap.

It must BE EXPENSIVE TO RUN A BIG A CAR LIKE THAT

31.- Jennifer started teaching six years ago.


Jennifer has BEEN TEACHING FOR 6 YEARS

32.- What do you find most interesting about the film?


What interests. YOU THE MOST ABOUT THE FILM ?

33.-I was amazed by the things he said.


I thought what HE SAID WAS AMAZING
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