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Name: __________________ Date: _____/ _____ / ______

Mark: Teacher:

Tom ________ to his mother that he had told some lies about A) Complete the sentences below with one of these reporting verbs in the correct form. his cousins. Martha ________ she would come with me as soon as she was ready. In the courtroom the man ________ the charge of stealing $850 from the womans handbag. Even though I had seen the film before, my friends, ________ me to go with them. I ________ to my friend that I couldnt have that dog as a pet. My flat is too small. The customs officer ________ where I had come from and whether I was staying for more than a week. Emma ________ me not to drive too fast because the road was icy. If you dont leave the room immediately, Ill call the police. B) Change the sentences below from the direct to reported speech, using one of the Mrs. Davidson ____________________________________________ George ________ that he had never see the woman before. reporting verbs in the list. Begin the sentences with the words given. Ill phone you as soon as I have news about Richards state of health. Paul _____________________________________________________ inquire suggest threaten ask Would you mind not smoking in the room? promise hope remind refuse Sally _____________________________________________________ Dont forget to buy the tickets for next Saturdays concert. Melissa ___________________________________________________ Why did you replace our director? Mr. Williams _______________________________________________ Id like to spend a couple of days in a charming little hotel in the No, I will not speak to Tom. Laura ____________________________________________________ You might catch the 8 oclock train if you hurry. Steve ____________________________________________________ explain deny warn confess answer insist persuade inquire

Rebecca ___________________________________________________ Name: __________________ Date: _____/ _____ / ______ Mark: Teacher:

Tom ________ to his mother that he had told some lies about his A) Complete the sentences below with one of these reporting verbs in the correct form. cousins. Martha ________ she would come with me as soon as she was ready. In the courtroom the man ________ the charge of stealing $850 from the womans handbag. Even though I had seen the film before, my friends, ________ me to go with them. I ________ to my friend that I couldnt have that dog as a pet. My flat is too small. The customs officer ________ where I had come from and whether I was staying for more than a week. Emma ________ me not to drive too fast because the road was icy. If you dont leave the room immediately, Ill call the police. B) Change the sentences below from the direct to reported speech, using one of the Mrs. Davidson ____________________________________________ George ________ that he had never see the woman before. reporting verbs in the list. Begin the sentences with the words given. Ill phone you as soon as I have news about Richards state of health. Paul _____________________________________________________ inquire suggest threaten ask Would you mind not smoking in the room? promise hope remind refuse Sally _____________________________________________________ Dont forget to buy the tickets for next Saturdays concert. Melissa ___________________________________________________ Why did you replace our director? Mr. Williams _______________________________________________ Id like to spend a couple of days in a charming little hotel in the No, I will not speak to Tom. Laura ____________________________________________________ You might catch the 8 oclock train if you hurry. Steve ____________________________________________________ explain deny warn confess answer insist persuade inquire

Rebecca ___________________________________________________

Answer Key A 1. confessed 2. answered 3. denied 4. persuaded 5. explained 6. inquired 7. warned 8. insisted B

1. Mrs Davidson threatened to call the police if the man didnt leave the room immediately. 2. Paul promised her that he would phone as soon as he had news about Richards state of heath. 3. Laura refused to speak to Tom. 4. Steve suggested that I might catch the 8 oclock bus if I hurried. 5. Sally asked people not to smoke in the room. 6. Melissa reminded him to buy the tickets for the following Saturdays concert. 7. Mr. Williams inquired why they had replaced their director. 8. Rebecca hopes to spend a couple of days in charming little hotel in the country side.

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