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BASIC JOURNALISM - Direct and Indirect Speech 1

1. 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 teacher asked the student why he was late., The teacher asked the student why she was late., , ,
2. %22The steering wheel is best divided mentally into two halves and each should be controlled by one hand.%22
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3. %22Leave by that door,%22 the usher said.
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4. %22Most drivers tend to allow their hands to cross while making a turn.%22
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5. %22One day you%27ll be sorry,%22 said her aunt.
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6. %22The practice will be cancelled Ii it rains this afternoon,%22 said the coach.
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7. %22Why aren%27t your boots polished?%22 asked the sergeant.
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8. %22Please pay at the counter,%22 said the salesgirl.
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9. %22Why are you late?%22 the teacher asked the student.
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10. %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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11. %22Why are you crying?%22 asked her mother.
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12. %22The average driver,%22 affirms Joe Speed, %22cannot even handle the steering wheel properly.%22
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13. %22Don%27t call me after three,%22 my friend said.
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14. %22If you want tickets for the concert, book early,%22 said the organiser.
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15. %22I meant to invite you to the party but I forgot your address.%22 said Ahmad.
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16. %22Why are there so many books in your house?%22 the old lady asked her.
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17. %22Don%27t open the box, Dollah,%22 shouted his mother.
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18. %22Come out with your hands up,%22 shouted the police sergeant.
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19. ACTIVITY 2 Convert the remarks made by racing ace, Joe Speed, into indirect speech.
He felt that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., He also felt that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., He said that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., He also said that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., He added that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., He also added that that was dangerous and sometimes even fatal., , ,
20. %22Such a two-hand co-operation makes for better turning.%22
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21. %22I will talk about how to take corners in my next lesson.%22
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22. %22Have you gotten out of your mind?%22 asked the man.
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23. %22I%27m afraid I don%27t have the answer,%22 replied the library officer.
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