Indirect speech (2)
Choose the correct verb: to say or to tell.
- Sonia me that you were ill.
- What did you the police?
- Anne goodbye to me and left.
- us about your holiday. Did you have a nice time?
- Don’t just stand there! something!
- I wonder where Sue is. She she would be here at 8 o’clock.
- Ralph couldn’t help me. He me to ask Kate.
- Sonia told me that you were ill.
- What did you tell the police?
- Anne said goodbye to me and left.
- Tell us about your holiday. Did you have a nice time?
- Don’t just stand there! Say something!
- I wonder where Sue is. She said she would be here at 8 o’clock.
- Ralph couldn’t help me. He told me to ask Kate.
Yesterday you talked to Judy. Today you tell your best friend what you were talking about.
- Judy said her parents ...
- Then I told her ...
- Judy said her parents weren’t very well.
- Then I told her I was going to learn Spanish.
- She said her brother John had given up his job.
- She told me that she couldn’t come to my party on Friday.
- Judy said she wanted to go away for a holiday, but she didn’t know where to go.
- I said that I was going on a school trip for three days.
- I told her I would phone her when I got back.
Translate the following sentences.
- Jeff sagte mir, dass Sue krank sei.
- Anne und Michael sagten, dass sie Tennis spielen wollen.
- Tom sagte mir, dass er keinen Tee mag.
- Mrs Brown sagt, dass sie jeden Tag früh aufstehe.
- Julias Eltern sagten ihr, dass sie dieses Kleid nicht in der Schule tragen könne.
- Jeff told me that Sue was ill.
- Anne and Michael said they wanted to play tennis.
- Tom told me that he didn’t like tea.
- Mrs Brown says that she gets up early every day.
- Julia’s parents told her that she couldn’t wear this dress for school.
Match the German and English phrases for letters.
- Enjoy your … - Genieß deine(n) …
- Thank you for your … - Danke für deine(n) …
- Dear … - Liebe(r) …
- I hope to hear from you soon. - Ich hoffe, ich höre bald von dir.
- I’m glad to hear from you. - Ich bin froh, von dir zu hören.
- Love, … - Alles Liebe, …
- All the best, … - Alles Gute, …
- Yours, … - Dein(e), …
- Bye, … - Tschüss, …
- Best wishes, … - Viele Grüße, …
Sarah wants to write a letter to her German friend Tina. Here are her notes. Write the letter and use these notes.
- thank her for letter
- good that she enjoyed holidays
- we’re back at school, too
- ask Tina if I told her that I’m at new school – first day yesterday – really nervous
- mum and dad took me by car – first had to go to head teacher – nice, name: Mrs Thompson – showed me how to get to new class
- all kids in class new – we’re in secondary school now – like German “Gymnasium” (so far I attended primary school, stayed there for 6 years)
- great: to be old enough – new school – lots of cute older boys
- new classmates: nice
- teachers: seem OK, too – only chemistry teacher (Mr Whitehead) strange – old – smells. Yuck!
- later: went to cafeteria (have lunch), some older girls pushed us around, said we were sitting at their table. Samantha – really ugly & terrible, took bottle of ketchup & squeezed it all over my chips – couldn’t eat them anymore, but was lucky – chemistry teacher saw it, shouted at her
- she had to buy new chips for me & he sent her to detention (= you have to stay longer at school after lessons/extra work/think about what you have done wrong). Ha-ha!
- Mr Whitehead not so bad after all?
- Ask Tina to tell – about her first day at school – hope she had better start
- write soon
Thank you for your letter. I’m glad you enjoyed your holidays. We are back at school, too. Did I tell you that I’m at a new school now? It was my first day yesterday and I was really nervous. My mum and dad took me to school by car in the morning. First I had to go to the head teacher. She is really nice. Her name is Mrs Thompson. She showed me how to get to my new class. All the kids in the class are new, because we are in secondary school now. This is a school like your Gymnasium. So far I attended primary school, where I stayed for 6 years. It’s great to be old enough to go to the new school, because there are lots of cute older boys. My new classmates are really nice. Our teachers seem to be OK, too. Only the chemistry teacher Mr Whitehead is very strange. He is old and smells. Yuck!
When we went to the cafeteria to have lunch, some older girls pushed us round. They said we were sitting at their table. One girl, Samantha, is really ugly and terrible. She took a bottle of ketchup and squeezed it all over my chips. I couldn’t eat them anymore. But I was lucky. The chemistry teacher saw it and shouted at her. She had to buy me new chips and he sent her to detention. That is when you have to stay longer at school after your lessons to do some extra work. There you can think about what you have done wrong. Haha. Maybe Mr Whitehead is not so bad after all. Tell me about your first day at school. I hope you had a better start than me. Please write back soon.
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