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Vocabulary

Choose the best option to complete the sentences about a newspaper. (Elegir la opción correcta para cada
oración - borrar la incorrecta-)

1. The printer / publisher owns the newspaper and employs a lot of people.
2. The reporter / journalist reports the news while the reporter / journalist investigates the news.
3. The designer / photographer takes pictures to illustrate the stories. The graphic artist / cartoonist
creates other visuals, like graphs and diagrams.
4. The author / editor decides which stories to include in tomorrow’s paper.
5. The designer / photographer creates the final pages.
6. The printer / cartoonist adds some visual fun to the news while the gossip columnist / blogger writes
about funny things about famous people. Today he’s writing about the famous author / reporter of a
bestselling book.
7. When the newspaper is ready to print, it goes to the printer / publisher.
8. While the paper is being printed, the designer / blogger is writing for the digital edition of the paper.

Grammar
Read the conversation.
TENSE DIRECT SPEECH TENSE REPORTED SPEECH

PRESENT “I work hard.” PAST SIMPLE He said that he worked hard.


SIMPLE

PRESENT “I am working hard.” PAST He said that he was working


CONTINUOUS CONTINUOUS hard.

PAST SIMPLE “I worked hard PAST PERFECT He said that he had worked
yesterday.” hard the previous day / the
day before.

PAST “I was working hard at PAST PERFECT He said that he had been
CONTINUOUS six this morning.” CONTINUOUS working hard at six that
morning.

PRESENT “I have worked hard.” PAST PERFECT He said that he had worked
PERFECT hard.

PRESENT “I have been working PAST PERFECT He said that he had been
PERFECT hard.” CONTINUOUS working hard.
CONTINUOUS

PAST PERFECT “I had worked hard.” PAST PERFECT He said that he had worked
hard.

FUTURE “I will work hard.” CONDITIONAL He said that he would work


SIMPLE hard.

MODALS “I can work hard.” He said that he could work


hard.
“I could work hard.”
He said that he had been able
“I may work hard.” to work hard.

“I must work hard.” He said that he might work


“I shall work hard.” hard.

“I should work hard.” He said that he had to work


hard.

He said that he should work


hard.

He said that he should work


hard.

A. Completar las oraciones → pasar la primer oración al REPORTED SPEECH

1. “I read a book per month”.

James said -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2. “I go to the cinema on Saturdays.”

Peter said ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3. “Teachers don’t like noise.”

Maria said ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4. “We are very calm.”

They said ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5. “We don’t want to watch TV.”

The children said ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6. “I don’t like horror films.”

Charles said ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7. “I don’t like TV. I prefer cinema.”

Joshua said ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8. “The church is just around the corner.”

Mrs. Robins said -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


9. “This is my favourite film.”

Barbara said ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10. “Sara likes to chew gum when she is at the cinema.”

Peter said ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11. “Girls prefer fashion magazines.”

He said ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12. “Boys like to buy car magazines. They don’t like girlish magazines.”

Tom said -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

13. “I buy this magazine every weekend.”

Brenda said ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14. “We enjoy our classes.”

They said ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

15. “This place is absolutely fabulous.”

Samantha said -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

16. “These cars don’t work.”

Daniel said -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

17. “Today is my birthday.”

Carl said -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

B. Rewrite the sentences using reported speech. Reescribir las oraciones utilizando el REPORTED
SPEECH.

1. John: “Mandy is at home”.

John said that ...................................


2. Max: “Frank often reads a book”.

Max told me that ...............................

3. Simon: “David was ill”.

Simon said that .................................

4. Jean: “My mother will be 50”.

Jean said that ....................................

5. Peggy: “I am watching a film”.

Peggy said that ..................................

6. Charles: “ I didn’t have time to do my homework”.

Charles said that ......................................................................

7. Sarah: “I have cleaned my bedroom”

Sarah told me that .............................

8. Paul and Mark: “We went out last night”.

They said that..........................

9. Philip: “ I didn’t say that”.

Philip told his father that .............................................................................