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Change the direct speech into reported speech:

1) "He works in a bank" 


She said that ………………………………………………………………….
2) "We went out last night" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
3) "I was waiting for the bus when he arrived" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
4) "I'd never been there before" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
5) "I didn't go to the party" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
6) "Lucy will come later" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
7) "He hasn't eaten breakfast" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
8) "I can help you tomorrow" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
9) "You should go to bed early" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….
10) "She's living in Paris for a few months" 
She said that ………………………………………………………………….

Make reported questions:

1) "Where is he?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
2) "What are you doing?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
3) "Why did you go out last night?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
4) "Who was that beautiful woman?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
5) "How is your mother?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
6) "Do you live in London?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
7) "Did he arrive on time?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
8 "Have you been to Paris?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
9) "Can you help me?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….
10) "Have you studied reported speech before?" 
She asked me ………………………………………………………………….

REPORTING STATEMENTS
Put the following sentences into Reported Speech. Pay attention to the tense of the reporting
verb.

1. “We’re going to have a new Philosophy lecturer next month,” Alison said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
2. “I was sleeping when you called yesterday,” Anna said to Marie.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
3. “James has downloaded a great dictionary from the Net,” Ben told me.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
4. “I watched an amazing documentary about Shaolin monks last night,” Ian said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
5. “I’m really tired so I’ll work on my project tomorrow,” Sheila said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
6. “Larry studies in the library in the afternoons,” Marge said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
7. “Amanda is thinking of becoming a journalist,” Stephen has told Lisa.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
8. “Lucy borrowed my History book three days ago and she hasn’t returned it yet,” Claire
said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
9. “We’ll get our new computer next week,” Clark and Alec said.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………...

REPORTING QUESTIONS

Put the following sentences into Reported Speech. Pay attention to the tense of the reporting
verb.
1. ‘Did you enjoy the concert last night?’
I asked my sister ………………………………………………………………………………...
2. ‘Are you experiencing any pain?’
Grandmother, the nurse is asking you …………………………………………………………..
3. ‘When do you have to hand the essay in by?
My father asked me ……………………………………………………………………………..
4. ‘How many ‘Pokemon’ cards have you collected?’
My friend looked at my cards and asked enviously …………………………………………….
5. ‘What is happening in this country?’
The politician asked …………………………………………………………………………….
6. ‘Which charities are helping with the relief report?’
The reporter has asked the minister …………………………………………………………….

REPORTING IMPERATIVES

Put the following sentences into Reported Speech


1. ‘Don’t give the dogs sweets, John’
John’s mother told him …………………………………………………………………………
2. ‘Make sure you always have change in the cash register’
The area manager asked us ……………………………………………………………………..
3. ‘Don’t swim in the river’
Our parents forbade us ………………………………………………………………………….