Nov 17, 2016

UNIT 47 • Reported speech (2)

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  • Here are some things that Ann said to you previously. But later Ann says something different to you. What do you say?
    • Dave is lazy.
      Ann:       Dave works very hard.
      You:       

      • I’ve never been to the United States.
        Ann:       I think New York is a fantastic place.
        You:       But you said

        • I don’t have any brothers or sisters.
          Ann:       My sister lives in London.
          You:       But you said you

          • I don’t like fish.
            Ann:       Let’s have fish for dinner.
            You:       But

            • I can’t drive.
              Ann:       I’m going to buy a car.
              You:       But you said

              • Jane is a friend of mine
                Ann:       I’ve never spoken to Jane.
                You:       But you

                • Jane has a very well-paid job.
                  Ann:       Jane is always short of money.
                  You:       

                  • I’m working tomorrow evening.
                    Ann:       Let’s go out tomorrow evening.
                    You:       But

                  • Complete the sentences with ‘say’ or ‘tell’ (in the correct form). Use only one word each time.
                    • Ann  . . . 
                      said
                      goodbye to me and left.
                      • said
                      • told

                    •  . . . 
                      Tell
                      us about your holiday. Did you have a nice time?
                      • Say
                      • Tell

                    • Don’t just stand there!  . . . 
                      Say
                      something!
                      • Say
                      • Tell

                    • I wonder where Sue is. She  . . . 
                      said
                      she would be here at 8 o’clock.
                      • said
                      • told

                    • Jack  . . . 
                      told
                      me that he was fed up with his job.
                      • said
                      • told

                    • The doctor  . . . 
                      said
                      that I should rest for at least a week.
                      • told
                      • said

                    • Don’t  . . . 
                      tell
                      anybody what I  . . . 
                      said
                      . It’s a secret just between us.
                      • telltold
                      • saysaid

                    • ‘Did she  . . . 
                      tell
                      you what happened?’ ~ ‘No, she didn’t  . . . 
                      say
                      anything to me.’
                      • saytell
                      • tellsay

                    • George couldn’t help me. He  . . . 
                      told
                      me to ask Kate.
                      • said
                      • told

                    • George couldn’t help me. He  . . . 
                      said
                      to ask Kate.
                      • said
                      • told

                  • (Section C) Read the following sentences which are direct speech. Choose one of these to complete each sentence below. Use reported speech.
                    • ○ Hurry up!
                      Bill was taking a long time to get ready, so I

                      • ○ Please slow down!
                        Sarah was driving too fast, so I asked

                        • ○ Don’t worry, Sue.
                          Sue was very pessimistic about the situation. I told

                          • ○ Do you think you could give me a hand, Tom?
                            I couldn’t move the piano alone, so I

                            • ○ Can you open your bag, please?
                              The customs officer looked at me suspiciously and

                              • ○ Could you repeat what you said, please?
                                I had difficulty understanding him, so I

                                • ○ Don’t wait for me if I’m late.
                                  I didn’t want to delay Ann, so I

                                  • ○ Will you marry me?
                                    John was very much in love with Mary, so he

                                    • ○ Mind your own business!
                                      He started asking me personal questions, so

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