1. Mrs Smith is giving her cleaner instructions about what to do for the day. Report them.
“Clean the bathroom.”
“Make the beds.”
“Don’t forget to tidy the bedroom.”
“Feed the dogs.”
“Sweep the kitchen floor.”
“Don’t leave the rubbish in the kitchen.”
“Remember to water the plants.”
“Do the washing up.”
“Hoover the sitting room.”
“Don’t let anyone into the house.”
2. Report the following using an appropriate introductory verb from the box below.
advise, suggest, order, tell, beg, remind, offer, insist, ask,
“You should take more exercise,” the doctor said.
“Now go to sleep and stop worrying,” mother said softly.
“Shall I carry your shopping for you?” he said to her.
“Put on your clothes!” she said gruffly.
“Don’t rush into marriage,” Jack said.
“You should get a job and settle down,” she said to him.
“Don’t get dirty in the garden,” she said to Jane.
“You really must get your hair cut,” she said to him.
“Let’s go to Jamaica for our holiday,” he said to her.
“I think you should go on a diet,” she said to him.
“You are probably run down. You need a holiday,” Clarissa said.
“Please, stop making that noise! I can’t concentrate,” she told her children.
“Don’t take my ring. It was a present,” she said to him.
“You should relax more,” the doctor said to him.
“Leave now or I’ll phone the police,” she said to the salesman.
“Why don’t we have chicken for dinner?” he said.
“You should consult a lawyer,” he said.
“Please, please let me go out to play, Mum,” she said.
“Will you have dinner with me?” he asked.
“Don’t forget to phone me back later,” she told him.
“Don’t be shy of telling them what you think,” she said.
3. First read, then report what the teacher told the students before the exam.
Please, leave your bags at the front of the door.
Don’t talk during the exam.
Raise your hand if you need anything.
Write all your answers in pen.
Answer all the questions.
Don’t forget to write your name at the top of the page.
Check your answers again before you hand the paper in.
Tie the sheets together.
Don’t take any paper out of the room.
Please, leave quietly when you finish.
4. Change the following direct commands into reported commands using the verbs: tell, order, ask, beg, advise, remind, warn, etc.
“Switch off the radio,” he said to her.
“Come closer to me,” she said.
“ Fill in the application form, please,” the secretary said.
“Obey my orders,” the commander said.
“Do it as I say, Mary,” he said.
“Don’t be late for dinner,” she said.
“It’s time to buy a new house,” he said.
“Don’t drive too fast. It’s dangerous,” she said.
“Come to the theatre with me,” he asked her.
“Don’t argue with me,” the teacher said to the boy.
“Don’t lend him money,” he advised her.
“Pay at the cash desk,” the salesman told the customer.
“Remember to phone me as soon as you get there,” she said.
“Think well before you do it,” the doctor warned her.
“Do whatever you like,” she said to us.
“Don’t leave me now,” she asked him.
“Don’t believe everything he says,” he warned me.
“Get out of my way,” he said furiously.
“Don’t look at me like that,” she said.
“Do it right now,” he said to me.
5. Put the following into Reported Speech using ask, advise, invite, offer, remind, tell, warn.
“Would you like to join our club?” he said to me.
“Would you like a cappuccino?” said a friend of mine.
“Would you mind not smoking at my presence?” said their hostess.
“Take these letters to the post, will you?” said the manager.
“Will you help me, please?” she said. “I can’t find the documents.”
“This is a horrible house. Why don’t you find something better?” he said.
“If I were you I’d try this dress on,” she said.
“I’ll wait for you if you like,” he said.
“Remember to switch off the light when you leave,” he said.
“You’d better apologize for being so rude,” said my mother.
“Why don’t you travel on foot? It’s much more exciting,” I said.
“You must see this movie! It’s worth it,” said all my friends.
“Don’t leave your room till I let you do it,” he said.
“I’d be very grateful if you’d forward my letters while I’m away,” she said.
“Would you mind moving your car?” he said. “It’s blocking my door.”
“Would you like to wait outside?” said the receptionist.
“Don’t say anything to make him angry,” she said.
“Write to me as often as you can,” said his girlfriend.
“Don’t go near the water,” mother said to her children.
“Don’t forget to feed the dog in time,” he said.
6. Report the following using the simple past of the verbs in brackets.
“Don’t wait for him. He won’t come,” I said to her. (tell)
“Go on holiday when the weather gets a little bit warmer,” she told him. (advise)
“Keep out of this house at all times,” she said to them. (warn)
“Remember to water the flowers once a week,” she said to me. (remind)
“Don’t enter my study while I’m working,” he said to them. (ask)
“Please, please don’t tell him about it,” she said. (beg)
“Let’s have a walk in the park,” he said to her. (invite)
“Leave the child alone,” she said to him. (order)
“You should go to bed and have some rest,” she said. (advise)
“You’d better slow down. There’s a speed limit here,” she said. (suggest)
“Follow that bus,” the policeman said to the taxi-driver. (ask)
“You must come with us. You won’t regret it,” he said. (insist)
“Do make the coffee a bit stronger,” he asked her. (beg)
“Don’t forget your sandwiches,” she said to him. (remind)
“Put down that gun. It’s loaded,” he said. (warn)
J: Oh, hello, Bill, how are you?
B: Fine, Jim. Listen, could you lend me your food processor for a couple of hours? Mine has stopped working.
J: Sure. Do you know how to work this one? Is yours the same make?
^ Let’s see. No, it isn’t. Could you give me a demonstration?
J: Sure, just sit down. I’ll make some breadcrumbs, I need them for tonight. Or why don’t you make them?
B: OK, what do I do first?
J: Put the bowl on and turn it until it clicks. Yeah, then put the blade in and push it down.
B: Does it matter which way I put it in?
^ No, just put it in any way. But don’t forget to push it down until it clicks.
B: Now what?
J: Cut the bread into squares – about six squares per slice, and put them in. OK, now put the top on with the tube to the left of the front, and then turn it to the right to start it.
B: Well, it’s easy enough. Mine is much more complicated.
^ Yeah, well, I don’t think you’ll have any problems. Do you think you could bring it back when you’ve finished with it?
B: Sure, don’t worry. I’ll have it back by eight, if that’s OK.
J: Fine, see you then. Bye, Bill.
B: Bye, Jim, and thanks a lot.
“Get up, Jo-Lea,” Mr Bingham said.
“Daddy – oh, Daddy,” the girl said, “oh, let me stay.”
“Martha!” he called in a loud, commanding voice that echoed up and down the corridor. “Martha, come back here!”
“Gretta, please say something,” he begged. “I’ve got to know if you are all right.”
“Both of you come with me,” Conder said, “and have a drink at the Fidzroy.”
“Now you go and get me my hammer, Will,” he would shout. “And don’t you go, Maria.”
She went to the window and looked out. “Do come and look, Arthur,” she said.
“And now, mamma,” said Sylviane, “let us have this wonderful news.”
“Lilly, Lilly,” he said, “don’t go away!”
He turned to her with a rough gesture. “Don’t worry, Savina!”
“Do me a last favour, Betteredge,” said Mr Franklin, “get me away to the train as soon as you can!”
Where shall we have our picnic then?
This looks all right. Shall we sit here?
Oh, I’ve forgotten the sausages. They are in the car.
Shall I get them?
Oh, thanks, Matthew.
We could sit by those trees. It looks nicer over there.
No, it’s fine here.
Yes, it’s better here, I think.
Would you like a sandwich, Vicky?
Oh, thank you.
Will you have one, Rachel?
And here are the sausages. Would anyone like one?
Would you mind making some tea, Alan?
You must inform me of any developments, Susan.
Could I have the latest sales figures, please?
Would you like to arrange a meeting some time next week, Fiona?
I want everyone to read the report.
Can I see the file, please, Mark?
Would you mind putting it in writing, Alan?
I wonder if you could translate this letter, Linda.
Could you meet our customer at the Airport, Frank?
Can you keep me informed, Mark?
Can everyone be quiet for a minute, please?
Would you mind sending me a copy of the catalogue, Linda?
“Will you meet me at the station?” she asked. “Yes, of course,” he said.
“Wow!” they said as the fireworks exploded in the sky.
“You’ll try to come to the meeting after work, won’t you?” he said to us.
“How delicious!” she said as she tasted the pie.
“What a surprise!” he said when he unwrapped the present.
“Splendid!” she said when she saw the play.
“Well, good luck, then,” she said to him.
“Can you repair the bike?” she asked. “No,” he said.
He politely declined my invitation to dinner.
He offered me to look after my kids.
We were given a warm welcome by our relatives.
The teacher reprimanded the student for failing to do the task.
My cousin suggested we all go and have a drink.
We were warned not to go near the edge of the cliff.
The hotel porter offered to carry my cases.
The doctor inquired after his daughter’s health.
He expressed great satisfaction with the way things had turned out.
He complimented his girlfriend on the way she looked that night.
He expressed his gratitude for what we had done.
Он попросил меня никому об этом не рассказывать.
Она посоветовала мне не есть так много сладостей.
Марта напомнила мне, чтобы я купил продукты по дороге домой.
Он ей сказал, чтобы она не запирала дверь.
Хозяйка квартиры предупредила нас, что мы должны платить за квартиру вовремя.
Мы его предупредили, чтобы он нас не ждал.
Доктор попросил их не будить больного.
Секретарь настоял на том, чтобы они не отправляли письма.
Мой приятель предложил, чтобы мы сходили на вечеринку.
Она предложила нам провести день за городом.
Доктор посоветовал мне поехать на юг.
Она предложила перевести для нас статью.
Мы ему сказали, чтобы он пришел к пяти часам.
Полицейский приказал водителю следовать за белой машиной.
Жена попросила меня уделять ей больше времени.
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