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  • Aufgabe 1

    Dauer: 3 Minuten 6 Punkte


    Match the expressions used in direct speech (1-6) with their equivalents used in indirect speech (a-f).

    1. today a. the following week
    2. yesterday b. the current week
    3. the day before yesterday c. the current (same) day
    4. tomorrow d. the next / following day
    5. this week e. two days before
    6. next week f. the day before / the previous day
  • Aufgabe 2

    Dauer: 5 Minuten 6 Punkte


    Complete the sentences.

    1. Bill: I don't want to go to the movies.
      Bill said that he _______________ to go to the movies.
    2. Chris: I was sleeping when the fire started.
      Chris said that he _______________ when the fire _____________.
    3. Carol: George, when would it be convenient for you to visit?
      Carol asked George when it _____________ convenient for him to visit.
    4. Dave: Who won the darts match?
      Dave asked who _________________ the darts match.
    5. Mike: I'm going to write some letters before noon.
      Mike said that he ________________ to write some letters before noon.
  • Aufgabe 3

    Dauer: 10 Minuten 14 Punkte


    Rewrite this dialogue as reported speech. You can leave out the underlined words.

    1. Jim: Have you been shopping, Jane?
    2. Jane: Yes. Will you help me carry some bags from my car, please?
    3. Jim: Sure, I will. Where shall I take them?
    4. Jane: Just put them on the kitchen counter.
    5. Jim: Can I help you put everything away?
    6. Jane: Do you know where it all goes?
    7. Jim: Of course. The tins go in the cupboard and everything else goes in the fridge.
    8. Jane: Please leave it. I've got my own system and you'll just get everything muddled up.
  • Aufgabe 4

    Dauer: 12 Minuten 9 Punkte


    You are writing an article titled The way we live for a school newspaper. The article should tell about the lives of your classmates, their families, hobbies, dreams, etc. Ask your classmates the following questions, and write down their answers (1-2 sentences for each question) using indirect speech.

    Classmate 1.

    1. What is your favourite subject?

    2. Where did you spend your last holiday?

    3. What do you want to become?

    Classmate 2.

    1. What is your favourite food?

    2. Do you have a pet?

    3. Have you ever been abroad?

    Classmate 3.

    1. What is your favourite movie?

    2. Tell me about your family.

    3. What do you enjoy doing at the weekend?

  • Aufgabe 5

    Dauer: 15 Minuten 20 Punkte


    The Lakeside Hotel

    You and your friend Linda are on holiday in the Lake District, and have just arrived at your hotel. You want to get some information on your holidays from your tour guide. While Linda is having a rest, you are listening to the travel club representative's welcoming speech. Later you want to tell your friend everything you have found, out so you need to write down all the important information. 


    Write the information in the appropriate spaces. Make sure you use indirect speech.

    1. The travel club representative said that he  ______________________ in his office every morning from 9 till _______ and in the afternoon from ________ until _________.

    2. He said that we _____________________ him on his mobile phone at any time if there ______________ a serious problem.

    3. He said that breakfast ______________ from 7:30 to 11 o'clock in the Lakeview Lounge.

    4. He added that the lunch buffet ________________ from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the __________________.

    5. The travel club representative asked us _______________ see him at his office if we  ____________________any activities like ______________, ________________ in the countryside or ___________________.

    6. He also added that the hotel sports facilities ________________a fitness centre, a games room, a sauna, and an ____________________.

    7. The travel club representative said that there ______________ a special event on ______________________.

    8. He said that the guests were invited to spend the evening on board a ________________ for the price of _______________ per person.