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ميقا قول 6 | حل تدريبات فقرة القواعد Grammar | كتاب الطالب - الباب الرابع

A. Write sentences that quote the speaker’s exact words. Use said along with correct punctuation and capitalization.

🎈Professor Jin: There will be no written exams.
   Professor Jin said, “There will be no written exams.”

1. Rebecca: They should mind their own business.
Rebecca said, “They should mind their own business.”

2. Albert: Can I have the check, please?
Albert said, “Can I have the check, please?”

3. Me: He deserves praise for all of his accomplishments. have been greatly exaggerated.
I said, “He deserves praise for all of his accomplishments.”

4. You: I promise that I won’t tell your secret.
You said, “I promise that I won’t tell your secret.”

5. Mark Twain: The rumors of my death
Mark Twain said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

B. Change the quoted speech to reported speech.

🎈 Taro said, “Albert and I are going to form a writers’ group.”
     Taro said that he and Albert were going to form a writers’ group.

1. Mrs. Jackson said, “I have taught at this school for 15 years.”
Mrs. Jackson said (that) she had taught at this school for 15 years.

2. He said, “My cell phone isn’t working.”
He said (that) his cell phone wasn’t working.

3. The teacher asked John, “Why are you late?”
The teacher asked John why he was late.

4. My brother said, “I think I’m going to grow a beard.”
My brother said (that) he thought he was going to grow a beard.

5. They said, “We don’t want to go out tonight.”
They said (that) they didn’t want to go out tonight.

6. My sister promised, “I’ll tell you my secret later.”
My sister promised (that) she would tell you her secret later.

7. Peter said, “There’s a brilliant lecturer speaking tonight.”
Peter said (that) there is a brilliant lecturer speaking tonight.

8. We said, “We’ll help them move into their new apartment.”
We said (that) we would/will help them move into their new apartment.
9. The waiter said, “There will be a 20-minute wait for a table.”
The waiter said (that) there would/will be a 20-minute wait for a table.

10. Pedro said, “I was watching TV when the earthquake began.”
Pedro said (that) he was watching TV when the earthquake began.



C. Circle the correct verb to complete each sentence. If both verbs are possible, circle both.

1. They said that they (might / might have) join us later.
2. She says that she (likes / liked) her classes.
3. The weatherman said that there (will / would) be a storm tonight.
4. He said that criticism (is / was) hurtful.
5. My aunt said that I (should / should have) call her this week.
6. The teacher said that a full moon (appears / appeared) once a month.
7. He said that he (has been / had been) to both London and Paris.
8. He asked his friends not (call / to call) him at work.
9. He said that he (will / would) try to come to the meeting.
10. Her friend warned that she (will / would) get in trouble.



D. Change each sentence to reported speech with if or whether.

🎈My friend asked me, “Will you buy a laptop soon?”
    My friend asked me if I would buy a laptop soon.
    My friend asked me whether I would buy a laptop soon.

1. They asked him, “Is the rumor true?”
We asked him if/whether the rumor was true.

2. My sister asked me, “Are you going to tell me your secret?”
My sister asked me if/whether I was going to tell her my secret.

3. The waiter asked the customer, “Do you want milk for your coffee?”
The waiter asked the customer if/whether he wanted milk for his coffee.

4. I asked him, “Did you vote in the last election?”
I asked him if/whether he voted in the last election.

5. They asked us, “Do you need directions?”
They asked us if/whether we needed directions.
6. She asked her sister, “Can you get some groceries from the supermarket?”
She asked her sister if/whether she could get some groceries from the supermarket.



E. Write 6 to 8 more lines of dialogue for the phone conversation.
Then change each line of dialogue to reported speech.

🎈Tom: I heard that Ahmed and his wife are flying to Jeddah this week.
    Tom said he heard that Ahmed and his wife were flying
    to Jeddah this week.

   Faisal: I thought Ahmed didn’t like flying.
   Faisal said that he thought Ahmed didn’t like flying.

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A. Match the problems with the advice. Complete the gaps with a modal verb. Then practice
with your partner.

A: Ali is always making fun of my younger brother.
B: You should talk to Ali and explain how hurtful his behavior is.

Problem المشكلة 
1. I heard a rumor about you.
2. We’re very tired.
3. Miriam is always gossiping.
4. Ahmed has a toothache.
5. The children have a sore throat.
6. Faisal cheated on the test.

Advice النصيحة
a. You take a rest.
b. He go to the dentist.
c. You tell the teacher.
d. You tell me what you heard!
e. She about other people.
f. They drink warm liquids.

1. d You ought to/had better/should tell me what you heard.
2. a You ought to/ had better/ should take a rest.
3. e She shouldn’t talk about other people.
4. b He ought to/had better/ should go to the dentist.
5. f They ought to/ had better/should drink warm liquids.
6. c You ought to/ had better/ should tell the teacher.

B. Imagine your friend has started a rumor which they now regret. Give your friend some advice and tell them what they should, shouldn’t, had better and ought to do.

A: I told Ali’s brother that Omar had cheated on the text. But it wasn’t
true and I was only angry because he got a better mark than me.
Now the whole school thinks Omar cheated and I’m afraid Ali’s brother
will tell Omar it was me that started the rumor. What should I do?

B: You had better tell Omar what you did and apologize. You shouldn’t ….

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C. Circle the correct verb to complete each sentence. If both verbs are possible, circle both.

1. My grandmother said that we (should / might) call her this week.
2. The teacher told us we (may / could) have a test this week.
3. Ali said after he passes his test, he (can / will be able to) drive his father’s car.
4. The news reporter said the missing helicopter (can / could) be in the Atlantic Ocean.
5. The teacher explained that students (have to / shouldn’t) gossip about other students.
6. Faisal and Omar said they (may / might) play football later. We (ought to/must not) go and play, too.
7. My brother said he (may / might) go to Dubai on vacation this year.
8. That (can’t / must) be the man we saw yesterday. The man we saw was much taller.
9. My father has to work late today and so he (won’t be able to / can’t) join us for dinner.
10 . Excuse me, (can / need to) you help me find the accounts department?


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