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1. 'What do you think of the college?' she asked me. ASKED She ......................................................................of the college. 2. 'I'll call you later tonight,' Keith promised. WOULD Keith promised that ............................................................ night. 3. 'I didn't break the window,' said the boy. DENIED The boy ........................................................................ the window. 4. 'Why don't you come this evening?' SUGGESTED She ............................................................................ that evening. 5. 'You look really tired,' he told her. SAID He ......... really tired. 6. 'You must do your homework tonight.' the teacher said. TOLD The teacher .... my homework that night. 7. 'What's your name?' he asked. KNOW He ................................................. what my name was. 8. 'I might be late for dinner.' he told me. INFORMED He ..... might be late for dinner. 9. Youve broken my radio, Frank! said Jane. (Test 1) ACCUSED Jane .... her radio. 10. Do you remember what you have to do? the teacher asked her class. (Test 2) WHAT The teacher asked her class if .. to do. 11. Where have I left my sunglasses, David? asked Susan. (Test 3) WHERE Susan asked David .. sunglasses. 12. Why dont you wait by the phone box, Brenda? said Leslie. (Test 4) BRENDA Leslie suggested .. by the phone box.

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13. Can you tell me the time? (Test 2) WHAT Do . Is? 14. Shall we go to the cinema? said Maisie. (Test 3) SUGGESTED Maisie . the cinema. 15. Did you leave a tip for the waiter, Dad? I asked. (Test 1.2) HE I asked my father a tip for the waiter. 16. I wont tell anyone what you did, George said. (144) PROMISED George what I had done. 17. Ill buy the theatre tickets, Peter said. (145) INSISTED Peter .. the theatre tickets. 18. Im sorry I forget your birthday, said Carlos to me. (225) APOLOGISED Carlos ________________ my birthday. 19. Stop running, Lucy! said her father. (249) TOLD Lucys ___________________ running. 20. I didnt hit your car deliberately! Emily said to the man. (253) DENIED Emily __________________________ car deliberately. 21. The weatherman forecast that there would be sunshine all day. (265) SHINE The weatherman said: The _______________________ all day. 22. I havent heard from Helen for a long time, Paul said to me. (266) TOLD Paul ______________________________ heard from Helen for a long time. 23. Did you book a room with a balcony? I asked my mother. (268) IF I asked my mother __________________________ a room with a balcony. 24. Jack wanted to know what time they would leave the next day to catch the train. (269) WE Jack asked: What time ___________________________ to catch the train?

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25. The little boy said he could dress himself without any help. (270) I The little boy said: _______________________________ without any help. 26. Are we meeting David in the morning or the afternoon? Karen asked. (271) WHETHER Karen wondered __________________________________ in the morning or the afternoon.

27. The tourist guide said to us: Take a map if you go walking in the hills. (280) ADVISED The tourist guide ________________________________ a map if we went walking in the hills. 28. Will I be paid soon? asked Lynda. (299) IF Lynda wondered ___________________ paid soon. 29. Can you help me? the old lady asked. (319) COULD The old lady asked ________________________ help her. 30. Mary said, I do not want to get married yet. (327) RATHER Mary protested that she ____________________________ married yet. 31. Have you been on holiday recently, Jane? asked Tony. (370) BEEN Tony asked Jane ____________________________ on holiday recently. 32. Why dont you come over for dinner at the weekend? he asked her. (377) SUGGESTED He ____________________________________ for dinner at the weekend. 33. Do you know the way to the Italian restaurant? Julie asked Maria. (395) WHERE Julie asked Maria ______________________________ the Italian restaurant was. 34. Did you go to the tennis tournament on Saturday? David asked me. (399) BEEN David wanted to know ________________ the tennis tournament on Saturday. 35. Dont do that again, or youll be in trouble! said the teacher. (404) WARNED The students ____________________________ do that again. 36. Why dont we go to the cinema? (412) GOING Daniel _______________________________________ to the cinema.

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37. Does English bore you? the teacher asked Fredrick. (437) IF The teacher asked Fredrick __________________________ him. 38. Have you seen my gloves anywhere, Eric? asked Mrs Noble. (441) SEEN Mrs Noble asked Eric ________________ __________________ her gloves anywhere. 39. Will you lend me the car, Dad? asked Jules. (504) BORROW Jules asked his father ____________________________________ the car. 40. Im sorry Im late, said Peter. (505) APOLOGISED Peter ______________________________ late. 41. Im not going to tell you the answer! he told me. (507) REFUSED He ________________________________ the answer. 42. Its the best chocolate in the world, said the sponsor. (509) CLAIMED The sponsor _________________________________________ the best chocolate in the world. 43. Dont open your present until you get home, Jorge told Peter. (510) NOT Jorge told Peter ___________________________________ until he got home. 44. Kazuo, would you please make the living room tidy? asked Sue. (552) UP Sue asked Kazuo ______________________________ the living room. 45. It was Andy who took the pen! said Helen. (576) ACCUSED Helen __________________________________ the pen. 46. Jaime said to me, I dont think you should go out. Its very cold. (593) ADVISED Jaime ______________________________ out because it was so cold. 47. Would you like to come for dinner at our house? asked Ruth. (601) INVITED Ruth ________________ come for dinner at their house. 48. Ill be home by midnight, said Isadora. (618) GET Isadora promised she ___________________________ midnight.

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49. Do you want to come over and watch a movie? she asked. (654) IF She asked me ______________________________ to come over and watch a movie. 50. Where do you buy most of your clothes? she asked. (655) KNOW She wanted to __________________________________ most of my clothes. 51. Can I borrow your leather jacket? he asked. (656) IF He asked me _____________________________________ my leather jacket. 52. I have to get a new laptop tomorrow, she said. (657) THAT She said _________________________ a new laptop the next day. 53. I wont be here next week, she explained. (658) THERE She explained that she ________________________________ the following week. 54. Were going to paint the living room yellow, she announced. (659) THAT She announced _____________________________ to paint the living room yellow. 55. I havent ever been on a plane before, she said. (660) NEVER She explained that __________________________ on a plane before. 56. Who did you see at the party? he asked. (661) KNOW He wanted to _____________________________ at the party. 57. Were you living in London when you met Celia? she asked. (662) IF She asked him _____________________________ in London when he met Celia. 58. You should get more sleep, the doctor told me. (663) ADVISED The doctor ____________________________________ more sleep. 59. Eating more fruit is good for you too, she said. (664) RECOMMENDED She ___________________________ more fruit. 60. Why dont you come for a coffee? Nigel said to me. (665) INVITED Nigel _____________________________ for a coffee.

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61. I wasnt anywhere near the bank that day, he said. (666) DENIED He ___________________________ anywhere near the bank that day. 62. I wont be able to finish the assignment, she said. (667) EXPLAINED She __________________________________ be able to finish the assignment. 63. I am not going to let you in, she told him. (668) REFUSED She _____________________ in. 64. You won the match. Well done! the coach said to them. (669) CONGRATULATED The coach __________________________ the match. 65. If you dont turn that down, Ill call the police, said the man downstairs. (670) THREATENED The man downstairs ________________ the police if we didnt turn the music down. 66. Dont walk around alone after dark. Its dangerous, the teacher told us. (671) WARNED The teacher _______________________________ around alone after dark.. 67. Where do you work, Sue? asked Pete. (736) KNOW Pete wanted ______________________________ now. 68. Alright, I stole the money. I admit it, she said. (755) THAT She admitted ___________________________ the money. 69. Would you like to stay for dinner? she asked. (758) INVITED She _________________________ for dinner. 70. Whats the time? he asked. (760) TELL He asked me ___________________________ the time. 71. Ill send you a postcard from Greece. He said. (762) PROMISED He ________________________ a postcard from Greece. 72. I wont speak to Tom, she said. (764) REFUSED She ________________________________ to Tom.

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73. I have never seen the woman before, he said. (765) DENIED He _____________________________ the woman before. 74. Yes, I think we should invite Sue to the party too, she said. (766) AGREED She ___________________________ invite Sue to the party. 75. Well look after your cat while youre away if you like, he said. (768) OFFERED He _____________________________ our cat while we were away. 76. OK. Ive been going out with another girl, he said. (770) ADMITTED He ________________________ out with another girl. 77. Im sure you stole that money, he said. (778) ACCUSED He _________________________ the money. 78. Do you want to have a drink, Peter? asked Jane. (874) LIKE Jane asked Peter ____________________________ have a drink. 79. Who borrowed my book, Mary? asked Andrew. (879) HAD Andrew ________________________________ his book. 80. Ill come with you tomorrow, said Jaime. (887) PROMISED Jaime __________________________________ the next day. 81. Dont touch the wet paint Eddie, said Kate. (914) WARNED Kate ____________________________ the wet paint. 82. I wouldnt stay out in the sun too long, if I were you, he said. (961) ADVISED She ___________________________ out in the sun too long. 83. You must see the traditional dancers theyre excellent, he said. (963) MISS He told me I should ________________ the excellent traditional dancers. 84. I wouldnt buy Dave a book if I were you,Pete, said Laura. (1015) ADVISED Laura ______________________________ Dave a book.

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85. Take that chewing gum out, Claire! the teacher said. (1016) TOLD The teacher ___________________ the chewing gum out of her mouth. 86. Can you speak Spanish, John? asked Marie. (1017) ASKED Marie ______________________________ speak Spanish. 87. Ill pick you up from work if you like, Tracy, said Jason. (1018) OFFERED Jason ____________________________ from work. 88. See you after class, Angie! said Mike. (1019) SAID Mike ______________________________ Angie after class. 89. It wasnt a good idea to go to bed so late, said Justin, yawning. (1036) EARLIER I wish I ____________________________, said Justin, yawning. 90. Id love to be the same height as my sister, said Jodie enviously. (1037) TALL Jodie wishes _________________________ her sister. 91. Where did you buy your coat?, my friend asked me. (1081) WHERE My friend asked me _________________________ coat. 92. Do you think well win? Jack asked me. (1091) IF Jack asked me ________________________ win. 93. Dont put your feet up on the chair, please, Jack. (1138) TOLD His father ________________________ his feet up on the chair. 94. Did you buy a bandage, Ray? asked Graham. (1232) HE Graham asked ___________________ a bandage. 95. I wouldnt go to that restaurant if I were you, Matt, I said. (1234) ADVISED I _____________________________ to that restaurant. 96. Cany you swim, Sarah? asked her teacher. (1236) HER Sarahs teacher asked ________________________ to swim.

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97. Ill drive you to the station, Dawn, he said. (1237) OFFERED He _______________________ a lift to the station. 98. Therell be very few people at the party, she told Roger. (1238) NOT She told Roger there ________________________ people at the party. 99. Lets eat out tomorrow, said Chris. (1239) SUGGESTED Chris ____________________________ day. 100. Im sorry Im late, said Adrian. (1241) APOLOGIZED Adrian ________________________________ late. 101. Dont stay out for too long, his father told him. (1280) WARNED His father _________________________ out for too long. 102. Youve broken my watch! said her father. (1286) ACCUSED Her father ____________________________ watch. 103. How tall are you? Peter asked me. (1289) WHAT Peter asked ______________________________.

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ANSWERS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. asked me what I thought he would call later that denied breaking suggested coming said she looked told me to do wanted to know informed me (that) he accused Frank of breaking/having broken they remembered what (they had) where she had left her (that) Brenda waited/(should) wait or to Brenda she should wait // (that) she wait(ed) you know | what time it // what the time suggested | (that) we go / went // going to promised not to tell anyone insisted on buying apologised for forgetting father told her to stop denied hitting the mans sun will shine told me he had not if she had booked will we leave tomorrow I can dress myself Whether they were meeting David Advised us to take If she would be If I could Would rather not get If she had been Suggested coming over If she knew where If I had been to were warned not to suggested going if English bored if he had seen if he could borrow apologised for being refused to tell me claimed (that) it was not to open his present to tidy up accused Andy of having taken advised not to go invited us to would get home by if I wanted 50. know where I bought 51. if he could borrow 52. that she had to get 53. wouldnt be there 54. that they were going 55. she had never been 56. know who we have seen 57. if he had been living 58. advised me to get 59. recommended me I (should) eat 60. invited me 61. denied being 62. explained she wouldnt 63. refused to let him 64. congratulated them on winning 65. threatened to call 66. warned us not to walk 67. to know where Sue worked 68. that she had stolen 69. invited me to stay 70. to tell him 71. promised to send us/them 72. refused to speak 73. denied (ever) having seen 74. agreed we should 75. offered to look after 76. admitted to going 77. accused me of stealing 78. if he would like to 79. asked Mary who had borrowed 80. promised to come with me 81. warned Eddie not to touch 82. was advised not to stay 83. not miss seeing 84. advised Pete not to buy 85. told Claire to take 86. asked John if he could 87. offered to pick Tracy up 88. said He would see 89. had gone to bed earlier 90. where I had bought my 91. if I thought we would 92. told him not to put 93. Ray if he had bought 94. advised Matt not to go 95. her if she was able 96. offered to give Dawn 97. would not be (very) many 98. suggested eating out the next 99. apologized for being 100. warned him not to stay 101. accused her of breaking 102. me what my height was

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