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Chapter 7: Reported Speech

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CBSE solutions for Class 9 English - Communicative Chapter 7 Exercise [Pages 89 - 101]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 89

1 Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let
me go?
(a) "I'vetoldyou. Youarenotgoingcamping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said thatlastyear.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do
every year!"
Ohl Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again.
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw- owl"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.

"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and
Barry's going too. Why don'tyou let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She
made me jump.
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"

1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry.
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.

Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip.
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping. adding that he was far
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous
year.
She felt that (a)____________________________________________________________________ older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply ordered (b)_______________________________________________________________________ for tea. He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________________ when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d)_______________ George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e)______________________ _________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be with us
Affectionately
Tony.

Exercise | Q 1.1 | Page 90

1 Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let
me go?
(a) "I'vetoldyou. Youarenotgoingcamping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said thatlastyear.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do
every year!"
Ohl Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again.
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw- owl"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.

"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and
Barry's going too. Why don'tyou let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She
made me jump.
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"

1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry.
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.

Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip.
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping. adding that he was far
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous
year.
She felt that (a)____________________________________________________________________ older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply ordered (b)_______________________________________________________________________ for tea. He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________________ when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d)_______________ George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e)______________________ _________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be with us
Affectionately
Tony.

Exercise | Q 2 | Page 91

Reporting verbs

Did you know?
Sometimes it is not necessary to report everything that is said word for word. It may be better to use “reporting verbs” which summarise what was communicated. Below are some of the most commonly used verbs of this kind.

accept advice apologise ask assure blame
complain compliment congratulate explain greet hope
introduce invite offer order persuade promise
refuse regret remind say suggest tell
sympathise thank threaten answer warn encourage

 

can you hear me? (speaker)

what did she say? (you) she asked if you could hear her? (friend)                     (ask)
you should go to the doctor now? (speaker) what did he say? (you) he advice you to go to the doctor now? (friend)         (advice)
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 92

Fill in the empty bubbles in Column C with reports of what was said in Column A, as in the box given above.

Exercise | Q 4 | Page 93

Interactive practice
Individually, write down four senteEnglish Workbook Class 9 Solutions Unit 7 Reported Speech 5nces as in column A in 3.

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 93

Allen of MES Indian school has been asked to interview the Minister for Environment and Forests about the world's first zero - carbon city. Here is an extract of the taped interview. Write a short report in the given space.

 

Allen : It’s remarkable! A city of fifty thousand people and no cars!
Minister : I agree with you. Masdar city in Abu Dhabi will be the world’s first zero- carbon city.
Allen : How will you achieve this?
Minister : Our city will soon run entirely on renewable energy, including solar panels to trap the abundant resources offered by the desert sun.
Allen : So, you will be a shining model for other Governments. Congratulations, Sir.
Minister : Thank you. We are investing in our future. You may wonder how people would go about the city, don’t you?
Allen : I have wondered about it, Sir.
Minister : Our futuristic city will have people moving about in automated pods.
Allen : It’s unbelievable. Forgive me if I find it so fantastic.
Minister : Our Government assures you that this unique city will be ready for people to settle in by 2015. It will have a light railway line, transport pods and no carbon footprints.
Allen : We need air conditioners, don’t we? It’s impossible to live without them here.
Minister : Masdar city will take full advantage of the sea breezes. The city will have a perimeter wall that will protect it from the hot air.
Allen : I wish other countries could plan their expansion in this way.
Minister : In addition to what I have mentioned earlier, the city will be protected from the noise of the nearby Abu Dhabi Airport.

Uae plans futuristic city
by Allen Kuwana

The Zero-Carbon City Project, initiated by the government of the United Arab Emirates, is a milestone in mankind’s efforts to save its planet from the ravages of climate change. The Minister for Environment and Forests, Abu Dhabi, assures our readers that __________________

Exercise | Q 6 | Page 95

Reporting 'Questions' and 'Requests'
The words in these sentences have been mixed up. Put them in the correct order. Direct questions (?) are followed by reported questions ( • ). Study the examples first.

Your seat comfortable is (?)
Is your seat comfortable?
Seat he if asked your comfortable was (•)
He asked if your seat was comfortable.

feeling are you better (?)
___________________________
she if feeling better were asked you (•)
___________________________
did kalias live where the (?)
___________________________
asked he the kalias where lived (•)
___________________________
they will be leaving when (?)
___________________________
asked be he when they leaving would (•)
___________________________
can open the please you window (?)
___________________________
you open asked window could she whether the (•)
___________________________
model how have finished that quickly so you (?)
___________________________
that model quickly so how had finished they asked you (•)
___________________________

Exercise | Q 7 | Page 96

Report the following questions. (Use if/whether or why, as appropriate.)

  1. Have you met my sister?
    She asked _________________ (use you and her)
  2. Do you want a drink?
    He asked _________________ (use you)
  3. Why didn’t you study for the Unit test?
    She asked _________________ (use he)
  4. Can you help me with my homework this evening?
    He asked _________________ (use she)
  5. Have you had lunch yet?
    They asked _________________ (use he)
Exercise | Q 8 | Page 96

SAID and TOLD
Be careful with the use of said and told. Look at these examples.

(a) He told me to stop work.
They told us they had four children.
She said (that) they were finished.
We said (that) we were leaving at 6 o’clock.

What would you use when ordering somebody to do something: told or said?

(b)

Fill in the blanks using said or told.
Add any other words that you think are necessary.

  1. He ________ to sit down and I did.
  2. She ________ the weather would be hot and it was.
  3. They ________ about the disaster and we listened carefully.
  4. He ________ to go away and they did.
  5. She ________ there was no other way to do it.
Exercise | Q 9 | Page 97

Thinking about changes in Reported Speech.
Look at the cartoon and read the dialogue.

Now read the following paragraph, which reports what happened in the cartoon.

A customer walked into a bakery and complained that the bread he had bought the previous day had too much baking powder in it. The man at the counter told him that that was because they only served those people who wished to rise and shine.

Note the choice of tense in reported speech.

bought (simple past) → had bought (past perfect)

In the box below list the words that have been changed

List the two verbs of speaking that have been added.

  1. __________ that …..
  2. __________ that ….
Exercise | Q 10 | Page 98

Reported speech in Extended practice.

Read the dialogue between Mr Coomer (Mr C), the British Scholarship Officer, and an applicant, Miss Reena Banerjee (R).

Mr C : Come in, Miss Banerjee.
R : Thank you.
Mr C : Please sit down. Can I get you a cup of coffee or a cold drink?
R : Yes thank you. A cold drink, please.
Mr C : I’m just going to ask you a few questions. How long have you been studying English?
R : I’ve had private as well as school lessons for 14 years.
Mr C : Just as background information, what do you do in your spare time?
R : I’ve always enjoyed drama, and also debating.
Mr C : Why do you wish to obtain a scholarship to study in Britain?
R : Well, I’m interested in studying Immigration Law, and there are several good colleges in Britain dealing with his.
Mr C : Very interesting. Finally, do you know that the grant only covers teaching fees?
What about your living expenses?
R : My sister will pay for my personal expenses.
Mr C : Well, Miss Banerjee, we’ll be writing to you next week. Thank you for coming.

Reena meets her friend, Latha, after the interview. She is very excited and tells Latha exactly what happened. Fill in the spaces using reported speech.
Fill in the [boxes] with reporting verbs.

Exercise | Q 11 | Page 100

Look at the pictures of people talking to each other. With your partners, discuss what they are telling each other. Share your ideas with the class.

Exercise | Q 12 | Page 101

Read the following dialogue

Raghu : I think one of my snakes has escaped.
Sheela : Isn’t it dangerous? You really must stop collecting snakes, Raghu.
Raghu : But I like snakes – they are unusual pets.
Sheela : But I think it’s a dangerous thing to keep such pets.
Raghu : No, they’re not dangerous; they are really… .er… .quite friendly.
Sheela : Huh, snakes require a great deal of careful handling and are still a risk.
Raghu : i don’t mind. What matters is that I like them.
Sheela : Well, quite frankly, I hate them. They are awfully frightening to look at.
Raghu : Look, I am very careful and I handle them very gently. In fact, I don’t have many.
Sheela : Have you ever been bitten?
Raghu : Well, it’s true I’ve been bitten once or twice, but…

You are a friend who has overheard this conversation between Raghu and Sheela. Write to your sister reporting it. Give the conversation an interesting, unexpected or humorous ending. (The first part has been done for you.)

Janpath
5 January 2016
Dear Varsha

As you’re very interested in Raghu and his snakes, I thought I’d tell you about a conversation I heard between him and Sheela.

He told her he thought one of his snakes had escaped and, as usual, she told him to stop collecting them because they were dangerous. (Typical of Sheela, don’t you think?)

                                                                    Pronouns

Direct speech                  indirect speech                       

  masculine feminine plural
i he she they
you he she they
you him her them
your his her their
me him her them
my his her their
myself himself herself themselves
we     they
use     them, their

                               WORDS DENOTING TIME AND POSITION
When the reporting verb is in the past tense, certain words denoting nearness of
time and place are changed into words denoting distance.
It is treated necessary to change the words denoting nearness to words denoting
distance because, when we report the words of a person to somebody, the place
and time of the reporting is changed.
So the reported speech must be in line with the modified time and place.

DIRECT SPEECH INDIRECT SPEECH
this that
these those
now then
ago before
last night

the previous night

the night before

next day

the following day

the day after

today the day
tonight that night
yesterday

the previous day

the day before

tomorrow

the next day

the following day

the day after

day before yesterday the day before the previous day or two days before
day after tomorrow the day after the next day ot in two days
week the following week
now then
here there

Chapter 7: Reported Speech

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