What did she say?

Reported speech

We use reported speech when we are saying what other people say, think or believe.

 

Tense

Direct Speech

Reported Speech

present simple

“I like ice cream”

She said (that) she liked ice cream. (Simple Past)

present continuous

“I am living in London”

She said she was living in London. (Past Continuous)

past simple

“I bought a car”

She said she had bought a car. (Past Perfect)

past continuous

“I was walking along the street”

She said she had been walking along the street. (Past Perfect Continuous)

present perfect

“I haven’t seen Julie”

She said she hadn’t seen Julie. (Past Perfect)

past perfect*

“I had taken English lessons before”

She said she had taken English lessons before.(no change)

will

“I’ll see you later”

She said she would see me later.

can

“I can speak perfect English”

She said she could speak perfect English.

may

"I may be late"

She said she might be late

must

"I must study at the weekend"

She said she must study at the weekend OR She said she had to study at the weekend

Grammar: Reported Speech (Statements)

 

1: Report what other people said:

A: "I'm going to the cinema this evening", said Kim.
 

B: Kim said____________________________________
 

A: "I left school at 15", Mark explained.
 

B: Mark said _________________________________
 

A: "I'll pay the bill today", said Kathy.
 

B: Kathy _____________________________________
 

A: "I've never been to France", said Michelle.
 

B: __________________________________________

 

A: “ I may go to that party”, said my father

B:__________________________________________

A: They have all left the room, said my mother.

 

2: Complete the following sentences using Reported Speech

 

1a) "I'll be at work till late tonight", said Gill.
1b) Gill said _____________________at work late that night.
2a) "I don't eat fish", said Corinne.
2b) Corinne said she ________________________ fish.
3a) "I broke the mirror", said Miguel.
3b) Miguel __________________________________ the mirror.
4a) "I've passed my English exam", said Carl.
4b) Carl_____________________________ his English exam.

 

 


3: Sentence Transformation

For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

1. "I've left some food in the pot", said Sue.
Sue said she ........................................ some food in the pot.

 

2. "I'll ask Andrew to give me a lift", said Fiona.
Fiona said she ........................................ Andrew to give her a lift.

 

3. "I finish work early today", said Anna.
Anna said she finished work early .........................................

 

4. "I booked the tickets this morning" said Claire.
Claire said she ........................................ the tickets that morning.

 

5. "I'll try to be there on time", said Louisa.
Louisa said she ........................................ to be there on time.

 

6. "The car has broken down", said Steve.
Steve said the car ........................................ down.

 

 

When reporting questions: We have to change the word order:

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/reported_speech/questions2.htm

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?05

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?06

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/questions2/exercise6.swf

Reporting questions and commands:

http://www.e-grammar.org/reported-speech/test2-exercise2/

http://ingles.iesboliches.org/activities/grammar/reported/commands_and_requests.htm

Fecha: 24/9/2017 | Creado por: Maria Gabriela
Categoria: Unit 8