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REPORTED SPEECH

COMMANDS AND REQUESTS

1. 1.Dont put sticky things in your pocket, said his mother.


2. Please, dont do anything dangerous, said his wife.
3. Would you please wait in the lounge till your flight number is called? she told
us.
4. Dont lend Harry any money, I said to Ann. He never pays his debts.
5. Could you please ring back in half an hour? said the secretary.
6. Would you mind moving your case? said the other passenger. Its blocking the door.
7. Remember to book a table, said Ann to her sister.
8. 8 Get into the right lane, told me the driving instructor.
9. Hold the ladder, he said to his son. Its rather unsteady.
10. Read the questions twice, said the teacher, ad dont write in the margin.
11. Dont take more than two of these at once, said the doctor, handing me a bottle of
pills.
12. Could I speak to Albert, please? I said.
13. Could I see your driving licence? the policewoman said to Helen.
14. Fasten your seat belts; there may be a little turbulence, said the air hostess.
15. Please dont drink any more, said his wife. Dont forget that we have to drive home.
16. Would you please fill in this form and then join the queue by the door? said the clerk.
17. Reduce speed now, said a huge notice.
18. Will you help me to move the piano, please? said my aunt.
19. Even if you feel hungry dont eat anything between meals, said the dietician.
20. Is it all right if I open the window? said the woman, looking at us.
REPORTED SPEECH: QUESTIONS / 1

1. Where is my purse? said our mother.


2. Do you want to see the cathedral said the guide to the flock of tourists.
3. Do you mind working in the night shifts? he asked Helen.
4. Would you like to come with us? they said to me.
5. Who did you give the money too? Ann asked her little son.
6. How long does it take to get to Edinburgh by coach? asked the tourist.
7. How much do you think it will cost? he said to his wife.
8. What did you miss most when you were in prison? Mary asked the ex-convict.
9. Another passenger came in and said, Is this seat taken?
10. How do you get on with your mother-in-law? Paul asked Ron.
11. How did you get into the house? they asked him.
12. What were you doing with these keys? Mrs Jones asked the stranger.
13. Did you sleep well? asked my hostess.
14. Have you been here long? the other students asked him.
15. Can you tell me why Paul left the University? Pauls sister asked me.
16. How many people know the combination of the safe? said the detective.
17. Are there any letters for me? said Mary.
18. How long have you been learning English? the examiner said to the nervous
students.
19. Why arent you taking the exams? Paul asked them.
20. Are these fresh eggs? said the customer.
21. Where are you going for your summer holidays? I asked them.
22. Will it be all right if I come in a little later tonight? asked the au pair girl.
23. Have you ever seen a flying saucer? said the man.
24. Where can I park my caravan? she asked the policeman.
25. Would you like a lift? said Ann.
Which way are you going? I said.
26. Who do you want to speak to? said the telephonist.
27. Does anyone want tickets for the boxing match? Charles asked us.
28. What are you going to do with your old car? I asked him.
29. Do you grow your own vegetables? I asked her.
30. What train are you going to get? my friend inquired.
31. Could you change a five-pound note? Im afraid I havent got anything smaller,
said the passenger to the conductor.
32. How many sleeping pills have you taken? said the night sister to the man.
33. Could we speak to the manager, please? said the two men.
34. Do you think you could live entirely on your own for six months? said Tom.
35. Did any of you actually see the accident happen? said the policeman, looking
at us.
36. What did you do last night? she asked her friend.

REPORTED SPEECH: STATEMENTS 1

1. I like ice-cream, she said.


2. My wife has left me, he said.
3. I feel very tired, she said.
4. The train arrived an hour ago, my father said.
5. I have a shower and then shave myself every morning, he said.
6. Ill take the car tomorrow, Jenny said.
7. The weather has been fine lately, I said.
8. I wouldnt mind meting Brad Pitt, she said.
9. We were on our way to school, the children said.
10. She spent two weeks in Majorca, Sheila told me.
11. Ill see her tomorrow, he said.
12. We decided to stay at home, John and Susan said.
13. My father has asked me to look after my little sister, she said.
14. They drank too much and got drunk, the barman said.
15. It had all started the day before yesterday, Mark said.
16. There were too many people in there, I said.
17. The car swerved and crashed into a tree, the policeman said.
18. There will be trouble if you dont change that attitude, the teacher told her.
19. She sings beautifully, Jack said.
20. We dont understand the way you explain, the pupils told the teacher.
21. It doesnt matter if you dont have any money, I told her.
22. Ive been busy, she said.
23. I built this boat myself, the old man said.
24. I really had fun yesterday, Pat said.
25. The road is closed because there has been an accident, she said.
26. Its mine, Susan said.
27. Ill be working at my office all morning, she said.
28. We dont want to travel on our own, her grandparents said.
29. We can finish the rest of our bread tomorrow, they said.
30. Vienna is beautiful. We were there at Christmas, he said.
REPORTED SPEECH / STATEMENTS

1. I have something to show you, I said to her.


2. Nothing grows in my garden. It never gets any sun, she said.
3. Im going away tomorrow, mother, he said.
4. Ive been in London for a month but so far I havent had time to visit the
Tower, said Rupert.
5. It isnt so foggy today as it was yesterday, I remarked.
6. The new underpass is being officially opened the day after tomorrow, said the
BBC announcer.
7. We have moved into our new flat. We dont like it so much as our last one, said
my aunt.
8. We have a lift but very often it doesnt work, they said.
9. From one of the windows of my flat I can see the Eiffel Tower, he said.
10. Ive no idea what time it is but Ill deal 8081 and find out, said his daughter.
11. He said, My wife has just been made a judge.
12. Ill come with you as soon as Im ready, she replied.
13. I have a German lesson this afternoon and I havent done my homework yet,
said the small boy.
14. If you let the iron get too hot you will scorch your clothes, I warned her.
15. You havent given me quite enough. The bill is for 14 and youve paid me
only 13, he pointed out.
16. He said, I am quite a good cook and I do all my washing and mending too.
17. You got my umbrella, I told her crossly. Yours is in your bedroom.
18. Ill sit up till she comes in, but I hope she wont be late, he said.
19. We like working on Sundays because we get double pay, explained the
builders.
20. Im going fishing with mother tomorrow, said the small boy, and we are going
into the garden now to dig for worms.

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