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.
- He said that he was going to leave Rome.
- He asked if Peter had been to Berlin.
- Kate said she was thirsty.
- My boss asked her if she liked having her meals alone.
- She told me to revise everything for the examination.
- My sister says he was in Paris 2 years before.
- She asked her son if he would be back early that day.
- They answered that they had to go to the library after lessons.
- The son asked his mother to pass him the salad.
- The doctor said the patient could not walk alone because he was weak.
- They asked me how I got to the station.
- He told us he had two children, his son was three and his daughter was five.
- She asked whether I was ready to go.
- She explained it would take her ten minutes to pack.
- He asked the children not to make so much noise.
Ex. 3. Make the direct speech indirect.
- ‘He hasn’t eaten breakfast’.
- ‘I won’t see you tomorrow’.
- ‘She is smoking right now’
- ‘I can help you tomorrow’.
- ‘I visited my parents at the weekend’
- ‘Everybody must try to do their best”
- ‘How are you?’
- ‘When does the train leave?’
- ‘Who did you see at the meeting?’
- ‘Are you hungry?’
- ‘Why wasn’t Judy at the party?’
- ‘Make some coffee, Bob’
- ‘Don’t forget to thank Mrs. Jones!’
- ‘Have your tickets ready’
- ‘Stop the dog’
Ex. 4. Change the direct speech into reported speech.
- “I work hard,” Jillian said.
- “I am planning to go to Kenya,” Sally said.
- “I take my little sister to school every day,” little Anthony said.
- “You may take my textbook,” Nonna said.
- “They are playing in the gym now,” Nick said.
- “I don’t like chocolate,” Mary said.
- “My sister is ready to go” Helen said.
- “My mother usually goes shopping on Saturday,” the girl said.
- “The birds build their nests among the trees,” the teacher said.
- “I am not married,” Jimmy said.
- “I can’t read these books. I don’t like them,” Petra said.
- Kristy asked me, «Do you want to stay outside?»
- She asked us, «Why have you come so late?»
- She said, «I don’t know where my shoes are.»
Ex. 5. Change the direct speech into the indirect speech.
- I have already finished the test.
- We have gone on holiday.
- Nelly can’t write; she has cut her finger.
- The Ivanovs have travelled to many places.
- Sam has already learnt the poem.
- My sister has broken my pencil.
- My dad has never travelled by plane.
- Andrew has lost his keys.
- Jill has never slept in a tent.
- The party finished late.
- They lived in a camp when they were on holiday.
- My brother got up early this morning.
- Li was a famous sportsman.
- The couple agreed to meet at six.
- Yesterday, I saw Mary in the street.
- Sammy arrived by train.
- Nicky went home early yesterday.
- The kids played tennis in the yard.
- I’ll meet them at school.
- The match will take place next week.
- This work will take little time.
- My parents will come at 3.
- Mike will do this exercise later.
- My friend won’t be able to come.
- They’ll build a new hotel here.
- It will rain tomorrow.
- Sandy won’t be able to come.
- We’ll have examinations next year.
Ex. 6. Imagine that you met your friend and he told you something. Writе what he told you.
- I haven’t seen you for a long time.
- I was away from school because I was ill.
- I phoned you many times but you were out.
- Some of the schoolmates came to see me.
- I had a cold and stayed in bed.
- I watched TV.
- I’ll come to school next week.
- I’ll be better I hope.
- The doctor has given me many pills.
Ex 7. Transform the sentences into the direct speech.
- He said the meeting had finished.
- He said that his bus hadn’t come in time the day beforе.
- The boys said they would go to the football match.
- He said their team hadn’t won the last game.
- Molly said that she had gone to the library after school.
- Liz said that she would go home early.
- 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.
- Do you sleep well?
- Is anything wrong with you?
- Do you sometimes have headaches?
- Are you taking any medicine now?
- Do you spend much time out- of-doors?
- Do you do sports?
- Have you a good appetite?
- Do you usually go to bed late?
- Will you follow my advice?
Ex. 9. Report the questions.
- Are you glad to be back?
- How are you?
- How long have you been away?
- Are you going away again?
- What will you do in future?
- Why did you come back?
- What are you doing now?
- Have you made new friends?
- Where are you living now?
- Are you English?
- Can Molly speak English?
- What impressed you most in England?
- When did Rick come home yesterday?
- Does Megan like travelling?
- Will you come to my place on Friday?
- Is it your second visit to England?
- Why have you come to scotland?
- Will Molly stay at the hotel long?
Ex 10. Write the reported questions.
- “Who is he?” she asked.
- “Why is she working so late?” he asked.
- “Is she British?” he asked.
- “What’s her name?” he asked.
- “What did she buy?” he asked.
- “Will you have something to eat?” she asked.
- “Have they got any money?” she asked.
- “How did you do that?” she asked.