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BASIC JOURNALISM - Direct and Indirect Speech 1

1. %22I meant to invite you to the party but I forgot your address.%22 said Ahmad.
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2. %22If you want tickets for the concert, book early,%22 said the organiser.
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3. %22Please pay at the counter,%22 said the salesgirl.
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4. %22Most drivers tend to allow their hands to cross while making a turn.%22
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5. %22Such a two-hand co-operation makes for better turning.%22
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6. %22The practice will be cancelled Ii it rains this afternoon,%22 said the coach.
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7. %22That%27s dangerous and sometimes even fatal.%22
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8. %22Have you gotten out of your mind?%22 asked the man.
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9. %22Why aren%27t your boots polished?%22 asked the sergeant.
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10. %22I will talk about how to take corners in my next lesson.%22
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11. ACTIVITY 2 Convert the remarks made by racing ace, Joe Speed, into indirect speech.
The police sergeant ordered the men to come out with their hands up., The police sergeant told the men to come out with their hands up., , ,
12. %22Leave by that door,%22 the usher said.
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13. %22I%27m afraid I don%27t have the answer,%22 replied the library officer.
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14. ACTIVITY 1 Change the questions, statements, requests, commands and warnings into indirect speech. Example: Direct: %22What is the time?%22 the man asked. Indirect: The man asked what the time was.
The organiser said that if we wanted tickets for the concert we had to book early., The organiser advised us to book early if we wanted tickets for the concert., The organiser told us to book early if we wanted tickets for the concert., , ,
15. %22Come out with your hands up,%22 shouted the police sergeant.
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16. %22The left hand should make a continuous downward motion while gripping and releasing the steering wheel for a left turn.%22
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17. %22Why are you late?%22 the teacher asked the student.
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18. %22The steering wheel is best divided mentally into two halves and each should be controlled by one hand.%22
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19. %22Don%27t open the box, Dollah,%22 shouted his mother.
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20. %22One day you%27ll be sorry,%22 said her aunt.
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21. %22Don%27t call me after three,%22 my friend said.
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22. %22The average driver,%22 affirms Joe Speed, %22cannot even handle the steering wheel properly.%22
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23. %22Why are you crying?%22 asked her mother.
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