EXERCISE 1: Turn these sentences into reported speech: 1. “You took the money”, he said.(accuse) 2.

“I stole his bicycle”, he said to the police.(admit) 3. He said to the police, “I didn’t steal the bike”.(deny) 4. He said, “I’m sorry I’m late”. (apologize) 5. “I’ll drive you to the airport. I insist.”, John said to Linda.(insist) 6. “I’m happy to hear that you have passed the final exam. Congratulations!”, Jim said to me. (congratulate) 7. “It was nice of you to invite me to dinner. Thank you.”, Miss White said to George. (thank) 8. Don’t play with the matches.”, I said to Jack. (warn….. against) 9. “I’m sorry I didn’t phone you earlier.”, Margaret said to him. (apologize) 10. “I’ve always wanted to be a pilot.”, Paul said to his friends. (dream) 11. “You didn’t do what I said.”, the mother said to her son. (accuse) 12. The police said to the thief, “You broke the traffic rules.” (blame) 13. The student said , “I didn’t cheat in the exam.” (deny) 14. Tom said to Kate, “I would drive you to the station.” (insist) 15. Ba said to his father, “I broke the window glass this morning.” (admit) 16. “We should go for a picnic on Sunday.”, said Linda. (suggest) 17. “I always want to be a rich man.”, said David. (dream ) 18. The manager told the visitors, “Don’t stay at the hotel near the airport.” (warn…… against / warn …to-inf) 19. “Let’s eat out tonight.’, said Tom. (suggest) 20. “It’s too expensive to have dinner at a restaurant.”, Tom objected. (object) 21. “I must have made a mistake in the calculations.”, said Mr Forest. (admit) 22. “I’ll pay for the meal.”, Sarah insisted. (insist) 23. Neil told us, “Perhaps we can go to Paris for the weekend.” (suggest) 24. “I’m sorry. I couldn’t come to visit you last summer.”, Kate said to her parents. (apologize) 1

... “You should lose weight.. “I can’t go to your birthday party next Saturday evening.............. (deny) EXERCISE 6: Complete the following sentences without changing their meanings: 1....... “Would you like to come on a picnic with us?  They invited .”  They reminded . 2.... “We should take the jumper back to the shop.......... “You mustn’t drink too much caffeine.. 6. 12........” She advised..”  John promised ........ Gray said............. Gray warned the children not ............ “You are selfish..... said Tom.... “You told a lie... Joe said........ “Don’t forget to go to the supermarket after work. The doctor said to me.......... “It’s not true! I have never been arrested by the police......”......................... 13... Jack”.. “I won’t help you with your homework............. (warn…… against / warn …to-inf)) 29. James said to Daisy.... “Stay away from me.. 7.....”....... (regret) 27.. Never ! ” Jane said to me.. “You ought to take a break.... 4..... 8.. Andrew.... 15.............. said Mary. Tom”.......... “If you don’t give me a pay rise...  Bill denied .. 14...........” (accuse) 28........”.......  Jane refused ... I’ll resign.”  The doctor advised me .. “I’ll finish the work by the end of this week... Marta said to Martin......25... Larry said......................... (congratulate) 26....... “Why don’t we sing a few songs?” He suggested .”  Joe invited.. Congratulations!”...........”  He asked ............................ Mr...... “Please come to my party.. 3....”  Mr. “I wish I’d asked for his name and address.............. 10. 2 ........ she said........... 5.....”  She threatened .. Mary apologized for........... “Let’s go to a movie....” Tom warned .....”  Mary suggested . Mary said.. Jack said to us..... 9............  She accused Tom ...... 16.......... “Don’t play in the street...”.. “Please don’t tell anybody what happened...... Bill said...... “I didn’t break the windows”..... 11.......... “I hear you won the championship.... (recommend + O + to-inf / recommend + gerund) 30.. Said Dane.

...........” Daisy said. Kelly said to the children............ “I’ve been spending a lot more time with my children. 23.” She told me .. 18. Mum........... “Please give me some more money.................21......” He said . 3 .....”  He said 22... Daisy? Congratulations!” said Bill..... Kelly prevented the children ...... “You can stay in my house when I am on holiday.....” Ms........... ..... “John left here an hour ago.......  Ms..  Daisy insisted her mother 20..  Bill congratulated.. 19.. I’m too hot....17.... ...... “You can’t run out of the garden.... “Oh............ “Are you the new manager.....”  Jim told us ..

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