Klassenarbeit: Indirect speech 1
Decide which indirect speech corresponds to the given direct speech.
- My penfriend: “School in Britain usually starts at 9 o’clock.” - My penfriend told me that ...
- school in Britain usually starts at 9’clock.
- school in Britain usually started at 9 o’clock.
- Tom: “How did you like New York last spring?” - Tom asked his friend ...
- how had he liked New York the previous spring.
- how he had liked New York the previous spring.
- Jack: “I was ill two weeks ago.” - Jack says that ...
- he was ill two weeks ago.
- he was ill two weeks before.
- Tina: “John, help me! The milk is boiling over.” - Tina wanted ...
- John to help her because the milk was boiling over.
- John that he has to help her because the milk is boiling over.
- Mr Edwards: “Do you like dancing?” - Mr Edwards asked the lady...
- if she likes dancing.
- if she liked dancing.
Use the verbs in the correct tense.
- John told me that Fiona (already / to go) by nine.
- Dave asks me if I (to think) that it (to rain) tomorrow.
- The guests complained that the coffee (to be cold) the day before.
- Mum tells me that Sue (to phone) two hours ago and she (to phone) again.
- The man said that a lot of children (to wait) in front of the gate then.
Convert the following sentences back to direct speech.
- Henry told his friend that he had met the most beautiful woman the previous night. Henry: .
- Mum told me to get up and not to be late for breakfast. Mum: .
- Robert asks if I prefer strawberry ice cream to cherry ice cream. Robert: .
- Our teacher complained that we had been too late for lessons twice so far. Our teacher: .
- The tourist said he had seen the most interesting things there that day. Tourist: .
Translate this dialogue into German.
- Chemist: Hello, may I help you?
- Customer: Yes, please. My little daughter has a terrible cough. I’ve got a prescription.
- Chemist: Let me see. You’re lucky, I’ve got the medicine here. Let me get it for you.
- Customer: Thank you very much. Can you tell me how often she has to take it?
- Chemist: Yes, how old is your daughter?
- Customer: She’s three years old.
- Chemist: Okay, then you have to give her the medicine three times a day: in the morning after breakfast, in the afternoon and before you put her to bed in the evening. It’s a juice, so give her one spoonful. She shouldn’t drink anything afterwards.
- Customer: Thank you very much for all your help.
- Chemist: You’re welcome. Good bye. And get well soon, little girl.
Translate the following sentences.
- Jill sagte ihren Eltern, dass sie die Polizei anrufen sollten.
- Jeff erzählte seiner Mutter, dass er seine Englischlehrerin gestern getroffen hätte.
- Unser Lehrer wollte wissen, ob wir jemals Musik heruntergeladen hätten.
- Sandras Mutter bat ihre Tochter, das Handy nicht zu vergessen.
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