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  1. reported speech

  2. rules for tense change

  3. rules for tense change

  4. use reported speech • when you talk about what somebody said or what you read. • might, could, would, should, and ought tostay the same. • The past simple does not have to change to the past perfect. It can stay the same. • Certain time expressions often change: today – that day; tomorrow – the next day next week – the following week last week – the week before this – that ; here - there

  5. The plane took off at 14.30. She said… • We won’t be able to pay until next week. They said… • She left the hotel at ten twenty. The receptionist said … • I’m taking my holidays in August. Kate said … • I’ve never seen anything like ti. He said … • You can’t take photos here. The guide told them… • The lift doesn’t go to the top floor. The receptionist said… • You should get to the airport early. The travel agent told them …

  6. The plane took off at 14.30. She said the plane had taken off… • We won’t be able to pay until next week. They said they wouldn’t be able to pay… • She left the hotel at ten twenty. The receptionist said she had left the hotel … • I’m taking my holidays in August. Kate said she was taking her holidays in August. • I’ve never seen anything like it. He said he had never seen anything… • You can’t take photos here. The guide told them couldn’t take photos… • The lift doesn’t go to the top floor. The receptionist said the lift doesn’t go… • You should get to the airport early. The travel agent told them they should get to …