Grammar and vocabulary unit 9

Indirect requests
1 Order the words to make sentences. the boys / I / away / asked / to go

Reported and indirect questions
3 Tick (9) the correct sentences. Mum asked if I wanted anything to eat. 1 The police asked Ben how long was he staying. 2 The girl asked Joe where he came from. 3 Sue asked Anna whether she was going to the party. 4 The boys asked I if they could borrow my football. 5 Polly asked Dan where does he live.


I asked the boys to go away.
1 the truth / me / asked / she / to tell ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 2 us / told / noisy / the teacher / not to be ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 3 to tidy / asked / I / her / her bedroom ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 4 to stay / the doctor / him / told / in bed ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 5 him / not / anything / she / to say / asked ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

Verbs: honesty and morals
4 Complete the text with the verbs in the box. break felt keep made pretended tell

People tell lies for all kinds of reasons. When Joe lost his job he decided to (1)_______________ quiet about it and not tell his wife. Every morning he (2)_______________ to go to work. But after a week, he (3)_______________ really guilty. He decided to tell his wife the truth. ‘I’ve (4)_______________ a mistake,’ said Joe. ‘I promise I won’t lie to you again.’ ‘Don’t (5)_______________ that promise!’ she said.

Reported speech: tense changes
2 Choose the correct words in the reported sentences. ‘I’m hungry,’ he said. He said that he is / was hungry. 1 ‘We’re baking a cake,’ they told me. They told me that they ’re / were baking a cake. 2 ‘Your mum has just phoned,’ said Dan. Dan said that my mum had / have just phoned. 3 ‘I took the money,’ admitted Lucy. Lucy admitted that she had / has taken the money. 4 ‘I’ll speak to your teacher,’ said Dad. Dad said that he had / would speak to my teacher. 5 ‘You must eat your dinner,’ Grandma told us. Grandma told us that we must / had to eat our dinner. 6 ‘You can borrow my mp3 player,’ said Luke. Luke said I could / would borrow his mp3 player.

Reporting verbs
5 Complete the sentences with the reporting verbs in the box. admitted agreed complained convinced invited refused Jack complained that his meal was cold. 1 Holly _______________ me to buy the shoes. 2 The boys _______________ that they had broken the window. 3 Tom _______________ to eat his carrots because he didn’t like them. 4 Jessica _______________ Luke to stay for dinner, but he had to go home. 5 The girls _______________ to be friends again. 


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