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  1. Reported Speech

  2. Reported Speechwe use when we want to tell another person about a conversation that took place in the past. We often use reported speech to . . . 1. Give someone a telephone message 2. Tell someone news that we heard from someone else: 3. To report something that happened:

  3. How to use reported speech: When we use reported speech, we are usually talking about the past. Therefore, verbs usually change to the past tense in reported speech. for example:

  4. am / is was were are have / has had could couldn’t can / can’t would wouldn’t will / won’t

  5. Reported speech typicallyuses the following structure: Someone said (that) she was very happy OR Someone told me (that) they were talking on the phone

  6. SIMPLE PRESENT----SIMPLE PAST Shawn said: “I want to buy a new dress” Reported speech: Shawn said that she wanted to buy a new dress.

  7. PRESENT CONTINUOUS--PAST CONTINUOUS Tina said: “My sister is coming to visit me soon.” Reported speech: Tina told me that her sister was coming to visit her soon. be careful with pronouns!

  8. Simple Past--Past Perfect Tina said: “I saw a movie.” Reported speech: Tina told me that she had seen a movie

  9. Present perfect -- Past Perfect Edu said: “I’ve read interesting books” Reported speech: Edu saidthathehadread interesting books

  10. Will ---- Would Carla said: “The new computer will help you” Reported speech: Carla told me that the new computer would help me.

  11. CAN--COULD Susan said: “They can learn a lot” Reported speech: Susan saidthattheycouldlearn a lot.

  12. REPORTED INSTRUCTIONS • The nurse said: bequiet! Reported speech: • The nurse told me tobequiet!

  13. REPORTED QUESTIONS • André asked : Where are you? • He asked me where I was.

  14. Rewritethesentences in Reported Speech 1- ‘I want a bite of your sandwich!’ she said. She said that she wanted a bit of my sandwich 2- ‘They are waiting outside the museum for hours’ she said. She said that they were waiting outside the museum for hours. 3- ‘A florist prepares the bouquets,’ she said. She said that a florist prepared the bouquets

  15. 4- I’ve been to the theatre five times’ he told them. He told them he had been to the theatre five times 5- ‘They will get into trouble’ he said. He said that they would get in trouble. 6- ‘I’m studying martial arts,’ she said. She said that she was studying martial arts

  16. 7- “Leave the building!’ he ordered. He ordered them to leave the building. 8- “Don’t cross the road there!’ she said to us. She said to us not to cross the road on that place. 9- ‘ Close the windows immediately!’ she ordered. She ordered to us to close the windows immediately 10- He asked: Who is that girl? He asked me which girl was that

  17. Correção p. 95 n 4 • 1 The tests with dolphins didn't teach us anything. (Dr. Henry Smith) He said the tests with dolphins hadn’t taught them anything • 2 My work has been very useful. (Professor Silvia Black) She said her work had been very useful. • 3 Humans.will never be able to talk to animals. (Dr. HemySmith). He said humans would never be able to talk to animals.

  18. 4 In the future, I will learn to understand all animals. (Professor Silvia Black) She said that in the future she would learn to understand all animals. • 5 I can copy bird song, but I can’ t communicate with birds. (Dr. Henry Smith) He said that he could copy bird songs, but he couldn’t communicate with birds.

  19. Correção p. 95 n 6 • 1 Give the bananas to me. She told him to give the bananas to her. • 2 Don’t eat the flowers. She told him not to eat the flowers. • 3 Show your picture to me. She told him to show his pictures to her. • 4 Don’ t bite me. She told him not to bite her.

  20. 5 Don’t climb on the table. She told him not to climb on the table. • 6 Put me down! She told him to put her down.