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Direct and Indirect Speech Narration Exercise – 3 & 4 (Solved)

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Exercise-3

1.Report the following dialogues in the indirect form of narration:

Reporter: Congratulation Sachin! You have now another world record to your credit.

Sachin: God is great. I only enjoy my cricket.

Reporter: After 200 not out in an ODI, what next? Can we hope for 400 plus innings in a test match?

Sachin: The love of my countrymen is my greatest strength.

 A press reporter congratulates Sachin and tells him that (a)…………………………………………. Sachin thanks God’s greatness and adds that (b) …………….The reporter asks Sachin what they should expect next from him after his scoring 200 not out in an ODI and further asks (c) ……………  Sachin replies that the love of his countrymen is his greatest strength.

2. Read the following conversations and complete the passages given below:

Patient: Can I have an appointment with the doctor this evening? I am very sick.

Receptionist: I’m sorry. There’s a long waiting list. You will have to wait for at least two weeks.

Patient: But by then I can die.

 Receptionist: No problem. If your wife informs me, I can cancel the appointment.

A patient went to his doctor’s clinic and asked the receptionist (a) …………………………..with the doctor that evening. He said to the receptionist that he was very sick. The receptionist apologised saying that there (b)……………………………………. She further added that (c) ………………………………….for at least two weeks. When the patient said that he could be dead by then, the receptionist calmly replied that there was no problem.

Answers:-

1.(a) he has another world record to his credit

(b) he only enjoys his cricket.

(c) whether they can hope for 400 plus innings in a test match.

2. (a) whether he could have an appointment

 (b) was a long waiting list

(c) he would have to wait

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Exercise-4

1.Report the following dialogues in the form of narration:

Doctor: Stop taking junk food, oils, sweets, alcohol, salt and you will live a longer life.

Patient: What if I take all of them regularly?

Doctor: You will die after a year.

The doctor asks the patient (a)   ………… The patient asks the doctor (b)………….. The doctor replies that (c)………….

2. Read the conversation between a counsellor and Sasha, the mother of Dakshin and Daksha, the twins, and complete the passage which follows:

Counsellor: What do they fight about normally?

Sasha: It is anything and everything.

Counsellor: Give me an instance

Sasha: Well, Dakshin always tries to bully Daksha.

Counsellor: Have you ever told them that Daksha is the older one?

 Sasha: How does that alter the situation?

The Counsellor started the conversation with the question (a)______ . The mother replied it was anything and everything. The Counsellor asked her (b) ______   Sasha said that Dakshin always tried to bully Daksha. The Counsellor asked (c) ______  the older one. Sasha shot back asking (d) ______

Answers:-

1.(a) to stop taking junk food, oil, sweets, alcohol, salt and he will live a longer life

(b) what will happen if he takes all of them regularly

(c) he will die after a year

2. (a) what they fought about normally.

(b) to give him an instance.

(c) if she had ever told them that Daksha was.

(d) how that altered the situation.

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