FCE Use of English

Part 3: 'Key' Word Transformation

3) Direct and Indirect Speech

You are sometimes asked to transform a sentence from direct speech to indirect speech or from indirect to direct speech.

For Questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words.

1. 'What do you think of the college?'
ASKED
She ......................................... of the college.

2. 'I'll call you later tonight,' Keith promised.
WOULD
Keith promised that ................................................ night.

3. 'I didn't break the window,' said the boy.
DENIED
The boy ..................................................... the window

4. 'Why don't you come this evening?'
SUGGESTED
She ........................................................ that evening.

5. 'You look really tired,' he told her.
SAID
He ....................................................... really tired.

6. 'You must do your homework tonight.' the teacher said.
TOLD
The teacher ...................................................... my homework.

7. 'What's your name?' he asked.
KNOW
He ........................................................ what my name was.

8. 'I might be late for.' he told me.
INFORMED
He ........................................................ might be late.

 
 


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