GRAMMAR
PRESENTATION
AND
PRACTICE
UNIT 9
COMPUTERIZED SUPPLEMENT TO ENTERPISE 3
© S.I. KALININA
REPORTED SPEECH
Reported Statements
Reported Questions
Reported Statements
Unit 9/1
I’m very happy with
your results in the
History exam.
What did Mr Reed tell his class yesterday?
He told the class (that) he was very happy
with their results in the History exam.
EXERCISES
Turn the following sentences into
reported speech.
Reported Statements
1
Exercises 1
Sorry, I can’t meet
you because I’m
very busy.
He said (that) ___________________
he couldn’t meet her
________________________
because
he was very busy.
Reported Statements
2
Exercises 1
I’m 17.
He said (that) ________________
he was seventeen.
Reported Statements
3
Exercises 1
I’m typing
that report now.
She said (that) _________________
she was typing the
report then/at that time.
_____________________
Reported Statements
4
Exercises 1
I haven’t eaten
anything all day.
He said (that) ______________
he hadn’t eaten
anything all day.
______________
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Ben: ‘I didn’t do very well in the test.’
Ben said that ____________________
he hadn’t done very well
in the test.
_________
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Joe: ‘We won’t get the results until next week.’
Joe said that _______________________
they wouldn’t get the results
until the following week.
___________________
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Tania: ‘I’ll be very disappointed if I fail.’
Tania said that ______________________
she would be disappointed
if__________
she failed.
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Meg: ‘I had done a lot of revision.’
she had done a lot of revision.
Meg said that ________________________
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Ben: ‘My roommate is having a party at the
weekend. You’re all invited.’
Ben said that his
__________________________
roommate was having a party
_______________________________
that weekend and they were all invited.
Reported Statements
Exercises 2
Meg: ‘I’d love to come to the party.’
Meg said that ______________________
she would love to go to the
party.
_____
Reported Statements
Exercises 3
Turn the following sentences into
reported speech.
1. Robin said, ‘These biscuits taste delicious.’
_____________________________________
Robin said (that) the biscuits tasted delicious.
2. ‘I can’t see you this afternoon because I’ve got
a lot to do,’ Ann told me.
Ann told me she couldn’t see me that
______________________________
afternoon because she had got a lot to do.
__________________________________
3. ‘Those were good times for my family,’ Jack
said.
Jack said (that) they were/had been good
__________________________________
times for his family.
________________
Reported Statements
Exercises 3
Turn the following sentences into
reported speech.
4. Fiona said, ‘That picture was painted by my
grandmother.’
Fiona said (that) the picture was/had been
__________________________________
painted by her grandmother.
_______________________
5. ‘I received a parcel this morning, but I haven’t
opened it yet, ’Tom said.
Tom said he received/had received a parcel
___________________________________
that morning, but he hadn’t opened it yet.
_________________________________
Reported Statements
Exercises 3
Turn the following sentences into
reported speech.
6. ‘Sorry, I can’t meet you because I’m very busy,’
she said to Tom.
She said to/told Tom (that) she couldn’t meet
_____________________________________
him because she was busy.
_______________________
7. ‘I’m working on my project now,’ Billy said.
Billy said (that) he was working on his project
_____________________________________
______________
at that time/then.
8. ‘We went to the beach last weekend,’they said.
They said they went/had gone to the beach
___________________________________
the previous weekend/the weekend before.
___________________________________
Reported Questions
Have you had
any experience?
Why do you
want this job?
Unit 9/2
Yesterday, Eric had
a job interview.
The manager asked
Eric if/whether he
had had any
experience.
He also asked him
why he wanted the
job.
Reported Questions
Unit 9/2
Do you speak any
foreign languages?
The manager asked if
he knew any foreign
languages.
Reported Questions
Unit 9/2
Do you work well
under pressure?
He also asked if Eric
worked well under
pressure.
Reported Questions
Unit 9/2
How long have you
been working for the
present company?
He also asked how
long he had been
working for the
present company.
EXERCISES
Turn the following into
reported questions.
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
1. ‘How did the fire start?’
The reporter asked ______________________
how the fire (had) started.
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
2. ‘Who called the fire brigade?’
The reporter wanted to know ______________
who (had) called
______________
the fire brigade.
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
3. ‘Did you ask people to leave the building?’
The reporter asked if
______________________
they (had) asked people
__________________
to leave the building.
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
4. ‘Was anybody injured?’
The reporter wanted to know __________
if anybody
was/had been injured.
____________________
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
5. ‘How many fire-fighters are here now?’
The reporter asked ____________________
how many fire-fighters
were there at that time.
____________________
Reported Questions
Exercises 1
There has been a fire in a busy area of your town.
Read the reporter’s questions and turn them into reported speech.
6. ‘Have any of the houses been damaged?’
The reporter wanted to know ___________
if any of the
_____________________________
houses were/had been damaged.
Reported Questions
Exercises 2
Turn the following into reported questions.
1. ‘Where do you live?’ I asked her.
I asked her where she lived.
_______________________
2. ‘How old will you be on your next birthday?’ he
asked me.
He asked me how old I would be on my next
____________________________________
birthday.
________
3. ‘Do you like playing football?’ John asked us.
John asked us if/whether we liked playing
__________________________________
football.
_______
Reported Questions
Exercises 2
Turn the following into reported questions.
4. ‘Who broke my vase?’ I asked.
I asked who had broken my vase.
___________________________
5. ‘Where is the tourist information centre?’ we
asked.
We asked where the tourist information centre
_____________________________________
was.
____
6. The boss asked, ‘What time are you going
home today?’
The boss asked what time I was going home
____________________________________
that day.
________
REVIEW OF REPORTED SPEECH
Reported Statements:
• Reported stataments are usually introduced with
say (that) or tell (that)
• Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives
change according to context
• Tenses also change
Reported Questions:
• Reported questions are introduced with ask,
want to know
• Tenses, pronouns change as in statements
THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK
END OF
UNIT 9
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