Упражнения на косвенную речь.

Ex. 1. Replace these words and phrases with the necessary expressions in the reported speech.

1. here –

2. today –

3. that –

4. yesterday –

5. tomorrow –

6. this –

7. a week ago –

8. last weekend –

9. those –

10. next week –

11. these days –

12. last week –

13. now –

14. these –

15. this morning –

Ex. 2. Make the indirect speech direct.

  1. He said that he was going to leave Rome.
  2. He asked if Peter had been to Berlin.
  3. Kate said she was thirsty.
  4. My boss asked her if she liked having her meals alone.
  5. She told me to revise everything for the examination.
  6. My sister says he was in Paris 2 years before.
  7. She asked her son if he would be back early that day.
  8. They answered that they had to go to the library after lessons.
  9. The son asked his mother to pass him the salad.
  10. The doctor said the patient could not walk alone because he was weak.
  11. They asked me how I got to the station.
  12. He told us he had two children, his son was three and his daughter was five.
  13. She asked whether I was ready to go.
  14. She explained it would take her ten minutes to pack.
  15. He asked the children not to make so much noise.

Ex. 3. Make the direct speech indirect.

  1. ‘He hasn’t eaten breakfast’.
  2. ‘I won’t see you tomorrow’.
  3. ‘She is smoking right now’
  4. ‘I can help you tomorrow’.
  5. ‘I visited my parents at the weekend’
  6. ‘Everybody must try to do their best”
  7. ‘How are you?’
  8. ‘When does the train leave?’
  9. ‘Who did you see at the meeting?’
  10. ‘Are you hungry?’
  11. ‘Why wasn’t Judy at the party?’
  12. ‘Make some coffee, Bob’
  13. ‘Don’t forget to thank Mrs. Jones!’
  14. ‘Have your tickets ready’
  15. ‘Stop the dog’

Ex. 4. Change the direct speech into reported speech. 

  1. “I work hard,” Jillian said.
  2. “I am planning to go to Kenya,” Sally said.
  3. “I take my little sister to school every day,” little Anthony said.
  4. “You may take my textbook,” Nonna said.
  5. “They are playing in the gym now,” Nick said.
  6. “I don’t like chocolate,” Mary said.
  7. “My sister is ready to go” Helen said.
  8. “My mother usually goes shopping on Saturday,” the girl said.
  9. “The birds build their nests among the trees,” the teacher said.
  10. “I am not married,” Jimmy said.
  11. “I can’t read these books. I don’t like them,” Petra said.
  12. Kristy asked me, “Do you want to stay outside?”
  13. She asked us, “Why have you come so late?”
  14. She said, “I don’t know where my shoes are.”

Ex. 5. Change the direct speech into the indirect speech. 

  1. I have already finished the test.
  2. We have gone on holiday.
  3. Nelly can’t write; she has cut her finger.
  4. The Ivanovs have travelled to many places.
  5. Sam has already learnt the poem.
  6. My sister has broken my pencil.
  7. My dad has never travelled by plane.
  8. Andrew has lost his keys.
  9. Jill has never slept in a tent.
  10. The party finished late.
  11. They lived in a camp when they were on holiday.
  12. My brother got up early this morning.
  13. Li was a famous sportsman.
  14. The couple agreed to meet at six.
  15. Yesterday, I saw Mary in the street.
  16. Sammy arrived by train.
  17. Nicky went home early yesterday.
  18. The kids played tennis in the yard.
  19. I’ll meet them at school.
  20. The match will take place next week.
  21. This work will take little time.
  22. My parents will come at 3.
  23. Mike will do this exercise later.
  24. My friend won’t be able to come.
  25. They’ll build a new hotel here.
  26. It will rain tomorrow.
  27. Sandy won’t be able to come.
  28. We’ll have examinations next year.

Ex. 6. Imagine that you met your friend and he told you something. Writе what he told you.

  1. I haven’t seen you for a long time.
  2. I was away from school because I was ill.
  3. I phoned you many times but you were out.
  4. Some of the schoolmates came to see me.
  5. I had a cold and stayed in bed.
  6. I watched TV.
  7. I’ll come to school next week.
  8. I’ll be better I hope.
  9. The doctor has given me many pills.

Ex 7. Transform the sentences into the direct speech.

  1. He said the meeting had finished.
  2. He said that his bus hadn’t come in time the day beforе.
  3. The boys said they would go to the football match.
  4. He said their team hadn’t won the last game.
  5. Molly said that she had gone to the library after school.
  6. Liz said that she would go home early.
  7. Wе said that we hadn’t made any plans yet.

Ex. 8. Imagine that you saw your doctor yesterday because you had a bad headache. Tell your partner what questions the doctor asked.

  1. Do you sleep well?
  2. Is anything wrong with you?
  3. Do you sometimes have headaches?
  4. Are you taking any medicine now?
  5. Do you spend much time out- of-doors?
  6. Do you do sports?
  7. Have you a good appetite?
  8. Do you usually go to bed late?
  9. Will you follow my advice?

Ex. 9. Report the questions.

  1. Are you glad to be back?
  2. How are you?
  3. How long have you been away?
  4. Are you going away again?
  5. What will you do in future?
  6. Why did you come back?
  7. What are you doing now?
  8. Have you made new friends?
  9. Where are you living now?
  10. Are you English?
  11. Can Molly speak English?
  12. What impressed you most in England?
  13. When did Rick come home yesterday?
  14. Does Megan like travelling?
  15. Will you come to my place on Friday?
  16. Is it your second visit to England?
  17. Why have you come to scotland?
  18. Will Molly stay at the hotel long?

Ex 10. Write the reported questions.

  1. “Who is he?” she asked.
  2. “Why is she working so late?” he asked.
  3. “Is she British?” he asked.
  4. “What’s her name?” he asked.
  5. “What did she buy?” he asked.
  6. “Will you have something to eat?” she asked.
  7. “Have they got any money?” she asked.
  8. “How did you do that?” she asked.

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