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REPORTED SPEECH REPHRASING (1)
EXERCISE 1. Write the following STATEMENTS in reported speech.
1. “I have something to show you” I said to her
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2. “Nothing grows in my garden”, she said.
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3. “I’m leaving tomorrow”, he informed his mother.
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4. “It is so foggy today as it was yesterday”, I remarked.
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5. “My wife has just arrived here”, the husband affirmed.
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6. “I have a German lesson this afternoon and I haven’t done my homework yet”, said the boy.
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EXERCISE 2. Write the following YES/NO QUESTIONS in reported speech.
7. “Are you going to study for the next exam?”, the teacher asked us
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8. “Do you like the Rolling Stones?” the fan wondered
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9. “Did your father work here?” the boss asked me
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10. “Are you feeling better?” the doctor asked the patient
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11. “Were you alone last Saturday?” the policeperson asked me
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EXERCISE 3. Write the following WH-QUESTIONS in reported speech.
12. One of the men asked everyone “What happened to Mr Budd?”
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13. “Who is going to live in the big house? the girl asked us
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14. He wanted to know, “What platform does the train leave from?”
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15. The man wondered, “Why has the 2.30 train been cancelled?”
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16. Mary asked me “Who is playing the next week?”
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EXERCISE 4. Write the following COMMANDS/ORDERS in reported speech.
17. “Don’t worry!” I said to her.
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18. “Take the books to the library!” she said to the pupil.
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19. “Please, be quiet!” the teacher said to them.
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20. “Don’t make any noise!” the nurse said to the visitors.
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21. “Don’t forget to post the letter!” the boss said to the secretary.
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REPORTED SPEECH REPHRASING (2)
EXERCISE 1. Write the following STATEMENTS in indirect speech.
22. “I forgot to take my briefcase” my friend said.
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23. “He didn’t arrive on time last week”, she said.
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24. “Life-support systems were tested by researchers several years ago”, he informed.
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25. “I had my flu vaccination yesterday”, the pupil said.
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26. “The telephone bill must also be paid this month”, she added.
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27. “We are moving to our new house today”, my neighbour said.
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28. “Alice wasn’t playing the piano at yesterday’s concert”, Peter said.
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29. “The castle will be closed to visitors tomorrow”, the guide said.
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30. “The schools weren’t closed yesterday morning”, the teacher said.
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31. “The accountants are checking all our accounts now”, the boss said.
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EXERCISE 2. Write the following YES/NO QUESTIONS in indirect speech.
32. “Have you ever visited the Louvre in Paris?” he wanted to know.
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33. “Was Lord of the Flies written by William Holding? he wondered.
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34. “Did anyone try to call an ambulance?” she asked.
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35. “Can we leave tomorrow morning?” she wondered.
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36. “Are you going to work now?” she wanted to know.
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37. “Will the students be on holiday next July?” she asked.
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38. “Haven’t you ever used a word processor before?” he wanted to know.
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39. “Does the United States have a written constitution?” he asked.
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40. “Do people still play cricket?” we wondered.
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41. “Did you hear the news last night?” he asked.
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EXERCISE 3. Write the following WH-QUESTIONS in indirect speech.
42. “Who assassinated John F. Kennedy?” he asked.
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43. “When did the government decide to raise taxes?” he wondered.
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44. “Where is the Grand Canyon?” she asked.
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45. “Why are these people queuing up?” he enquired.
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46. “How far is your house from the centre town?” the boy wanted to know.
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47. “Whose book is this?” she enquired.
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48. “Who was playing the piano just now?” he asked.
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49. “What have you prepared for our meeting?” she asked him.
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50. “Which hotel do you think is best?” she enquired.
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51. “Where will you be next Sunday at four o’clock?” he asked.
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EXERCISE 4. Write the following COMMANDS/ORDERS in indirect speech.
52. “Don’t worry!” I said to her.
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53. “Take the books to the library!” she said to the pupil.
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54. “Please, be quiet!” the teacher said to them.
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55. “Don’t make any noise!” the nurse said to the visitors.
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56. “Don’t forget to post the letter!” the boss said to the secretary.
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57. “Wash your clothes in warm water!” the assistant recommended
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58. “Put down that suitcase!” she warned me
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59. The father reminded his kid, “Don’t forget to feed the goldfish”
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60. My mother advised me, “Don’t eat so much, you’ve eaten enough!”
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61. “Will you stop complaining now?”, yelled my dad
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