Direct and Indirect Speech Narration Exercise 1&2

By | October 30, 2017

Following are the English grammar exercises of direct and indirect speech in paragraph form with answers. They are also known by many names like reported speech exercises, indirect speech narrative exercises, simple past tense exercises,  mixed tenses exercises, convert dialogue into reported speech, past perfect simple exercises, narrative tenses story, reported speech dialogue exercises, change the sentences into indirect speech, present and past tenses mixed exercises, reported speech in dialogue form. These exercises also include direct object examples,  verbs with two objects, subject of sentence examples, narrative in a sentence, object pronouns English, These are reported speech mixed exercises. These files can be downloaded and used as reported speech ESL worksheet in pdf.

                                                                 EXERCISE-1

Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follows. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.                                                                                                              

Anne :     I want to order a big pineapple cake for my birthday.

Confectioner :  When is your birthday?

Anne :   It is tomorrow.

Confectioner : You can collect it by noon.

 

Anne told a confectioner (a)…………………….. a big birthday cake for her birthday. The confectioner asked (b)……………………. Anne replied it was the following day. The confectioner told her (c)………………..   by noon.

Answer-

(a) that she wanted to order

(b) when her birthday was

(c) that she could collect it/to collect it

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EXERCISE-2

 Read the following conversation and complete the passage. Write your answers in the space provided.

Mother : Why are you late from school, Amit ?

 Amit :    While coming from school to bus stop, slipped by stepping on a banana peel.

Mother :  O, my son! Did you hurt yourself ?

Amit :       I got a bad bruise on my left knee.

Mother asked Amit (3.1)…………………..   Amit replied that while coming f’rom school to bus stop(3.2)……………….peel. Mother was shocked to hear this. She further asked (3.3)………………   . Amit answered that (3.4)……………… .

Answers- .3.1  why he was late from school ?

3.2  he had slipped by stepping on a banana

3.3  if he had hurt himself

3.4  he had got a bad bruise on his left knee

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