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Answer the questions

1. Can Stock eat the


Foxs soup?
2. What would you
talk to Fox if you
were Stork
?

A. I love you, Fox. You are so nice


B. I am not hungry, Fox. I am going home
now

Reported Speech

Stock said, I am not hungry now.


Stock said that he was not hungry then.
What are the changes?
1. No speech markers (, ) in the Indirect
Speech.
2. We added that (optional)
3. Pronoun change (I He)
4. Tense change ( am was)
5. Time change (now then)

FORM:

S1 + said (that) + S2 + V .
S1 + told + O (that) + S2 + V .
USAGE:
- Reported Speech is used to tell what
someone said

Pronoun change
The doctor said, You are getting better.
she
The doctor said that
was getting
better.
You are
getting
better!

Jane said, They are my friends.


they
her
Jane said . were .friends.

They are my
friends

Tense Change
She said: "That man is trying to get away!"
was trying get away.
She said the man__________to

Time change
They said: "We are getting married this
afternoon!"
They said they were getting
that
married _____afternoon.

Exercise 1: Complete the sentences

1. I can do this for you.

He said he could do that for me.


2. You can come and stay at my place tonight.
Sophia saidI could come and stay with her that

night.
3. I wont go
with you.
He told herhe
wouldn't go with
her.
4. I'm not enjoying
my job very much.
She saidshe wasnt enjoying her job very

5. Thesemuch.
are the shoes I will buy tomorrow.
Mary saidthose

were the shoes she would buy the


day
6. I don'tnext
know
what Frank is doing.
Ben saidhe
didnt know what Frank was doing.

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
GROUP 1 GROUP 2

Choose the best answer


Ill tell you about this tomorrow, Mary. said Tom.
A. Tom said to Mary that he will tell her about
that the next day.
B. Tom told Mary that I would tell you about that
the next day.
C.
C Tom told Mary that he would tell her about
that the next day.
D. Tom told Mary that she would tell him about
that the next day.

Change into reported speech


3. There isnt any milk in this bottle, Lan said.
Lan said that there wasnt any milk in that bottle.

Change into reported speech


5. Im doing my homework now, Nam
said.
Nam said that he was doing his homework then.

didnt meet Susan last week

A. He said he didnt meet Susan the week before.


B. He said he hasnt met Susan last week.
C.
D He said he hadnt met Susan last week.
D. He said he hadnt met Susan the week before.

Choose the best answer


She asked me if he wants to buy any second-hand books.
A
B
C
D
B.

Choose the best answer


Peter said that he had lived in London four years ____.
A. now
B. ago
C. before D. later

PRACTICE SPEAKING

Im cleaning my room now.

He said ________________

My grandpa has been skiing for


two hours.

Nick said_______________

Ive just cooked the soup.

She said _______________

I love you, granny.

Mary said________________

My grandma was knitting at that


time.

We watch a very interesting film


yesterday.

Jane said to me _____________

They said to him_____________

I had washed up by 4 oclock.

At that time Kate had been


picking apples for an hour.

Mum said to us__________

We said to them___________

REP. VERBS:

SAY, TELL,
THINK

1. PRONOUN
CHANGES
2. TENSE
CHANGES

STATEMENTS

S+VREP+(THAT)
+S+V+CCS

3. TIME/PLACE
COMPLEMENT
CHANGES

Mind map of
Reported
Speech