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Adv 3 Unit 5 Quiz - Quiz

Reported Speech


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  • 1. 

    Rewrite the reported commands and questions in the direct speech:1. He asked me what I wanted from him.2. Nicol asked me to join her.3. Lily asked me not to eat so much.4. He wondered if I had received his message.5. He wanted to know how long I had been wating. 

  • 2. 

    Read this short extract about a funny incident in the park. Then,  rewrite the story with reported (indirect) speech using the text above. Guess Who I Bumped Into? Tim wandered along the path thinking aloud, "If I continue this diet I should lose twenty pounds by the end of..." when BOOM! he bumped into another city dweller out for a day's walk in the park. "I'm terribly sorry", he apologized. "I was so caught up in my thoughts I didn't see you!" he managed to stammer. Smiling, Sheila responded, "It's OK. Nothing's broken... No really, I wasn't watching my step either." Suddenly they both stopped making excuses and stared at each other. "Don't I know you from somewhere?" inquired Tim while Sheila exclaimed, "You're Tim, Jack's brother, aren't you?!" They both began to laugh as they had met each other the week before at a party that Jack had given.  Still laughing, Tim suggested, "Why don't we have a cup a coffee and donut?" to which Sheila replied, "I thought you wanted to continue your diet!" They both were still laughing by the time they reached the Swimming Donut cafe.

  • 3. 

    When we use reported speech, we usually talk in  ___________ tenses, because it happened before we say it.

    Explanation
    When we use reported speech, we usually talk in past tenses, because it happened before we say it. The repetition of "past, PAST, Past" emphasizes that the tenses used in reported speech are always in the past.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct word to complete this indirect speech sentence: I told them I ________ just going out for a walk.

    • A.

      Would

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    C. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". In indirect speech, we use the past tense to report what someone said in the past. Therefore, "was" is the appropriate word to complete the sentence as it indicates that the speaker had already gone out for a walk at the time they told the other person.

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  • 5. 

    "Do you like soccer ?" He asked me.He asked me _______ .

    Correct Answer
    if I liked soccer, IF I LIKED SOCCER
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if I liked soccer, IF I LIKED SOCCER". In reported speech, we change the tense of the verb to match the tense of the reporting verb. In this case, the reporting verb is "asked" which is in the past tense. Therefore, the verb "like" is changed to "liked" to match the tense. Additionally, the pronoun "me" remains the same in reported speech.

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  • 6. 

    Report this statement"Can you have it done for next Friday, please?"

    • A.

      He told me that I had to have it done for next Friday.

    • B.

      He said me to have it done for next week.

    • C.

      He asked me if I could have it done for the following week.

    • D.

      He told me if I could have it done for the next week.

    Correct Answer
    C. He asked me if I could have it done for the following week.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He asked me if I could have it done for the following week." This is because the original statement includes a question, "Can you have it done for next Friday, please?" The correct answer accurately reflects the question by using the phrase "if I could have it done" and specifying "for the following week." The other options either do not accurately reflect the question or use incorrect grammar.

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  • 7. 

    Change the sentence given in direct speech into reported Speech. 

    Correct Answer
    Silver is my favorite horse, Silver is my favorite horse., "Silver is my favorite horse."
    Explanation
    The given sentence is already in reported speech.

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  • 8. 

    Change the sentence given in reported speech into direct  Speech.

    Correct Answer
    I want my hair cut short, I want my hair cut short., "I want my hair cut short."
    Explanation
    The given sentence is already in direct speech. There is no need to change it into reported speech.

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  • 9. 

    Check the indirect speech statements.

    • A.

      My sister told me to wait for her.

    • B.

      "I was really bored," he said.

    • C.

      "We really hope to see you soon," Tom told us.

    • D.

      "What have you done?," she asked me.

    • E.

      Mark told me he was going to Mexico the following week.

    • F.

      Sammy asked if I wanted to go with him.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. My sister told me to wait for her.
    E. Mark told me he was going to Mexico the following week.
    F. Sammy asked if I wanted to go with him.
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the statements that are in indirect speech. In indirect speech, the speaker's words are reported or paraphrased rather than being quoted directly. In the given statements, "My sister told me to wait for her," "Mark told me he was going to Mexico the following week," and "Sammy asked if I wanted to go with him" are all examples of indirect speech. The other statements, "I was really bored," and "We really hope to see you soon," are not in indirect speech as they are not reporting someone else's words.

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