Упражнения на тему косвенная речь

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Упражнение 1.

Передайте следующие предложения в косвенной речи.

1. “Have you got a Russian-English dictionary?” he asked me. “Can you let me have it for this evening? I must do some very difficult translation.” “All right,” I said. “I won’t need it tonight.”

2. “I thought about you last night, Lydia,” said Nellie. “Have you decided to go to Omsk with your parents or will you remain here with your aunt until you finish school?”

3. “Have you done your homework or did you leave it till the evening, Bob?” asked Mike. “ I thought of inviting you to go to the theatre with me, but I remembered that you nearly always do your homework in the evening.”

4. “I am fond of Dickens,” said Jack. “ I have been reading ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ the whole week. I like the novel very much. I am reading it for the second time.”

5. “I think my friend has finished reading ‘Jane Eyre’ ,” said Tanya. “I hope she will give it to me soon: I am eager to read it.”

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Упражнение 2.

Восстановите прямую речь в предложениях.

Образец:

1. Mary wondered if Jane would be busy the next day. — Will you be busy tomorrow?

2. John asked Mary if she was afraid of thunderstorm.

3. He asked her if she had ever walked in rainy weather.

4. Mary told John that she preferred sunny days.

5. The woman asked her son if he was in a hurry.

6. Ann asked if they would go to the country the next day.

7. Kate asked her friend what she liked to do on her days off.

8. I asked the secretary if I might speak to the headmistress.

9. Nick wanted to know if Helen would give him her book.

10. Tom asked if Jane would come to the Philharmonic with him. Jane asked at what time he was planning to go. Tom said that it would take them long to get there. Jane asked where they would meet.

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Упражнение 3.

Передайте следующие предложения в косвенной речи.

1. «Do you know where the Browns live?» we asked a passerby.

2. «There are a lot of trains to my station on Sunday,» said Andrew to us. «You will have no problems getting to my country place.»

3. «Do you often meet my sister at the library?» he asked me.

4. «Will the teacher return our exercise books today?» asked Nick.

5. «My nephew is a very capable young man,» said the woman. «He has just graduated from college, but he is already a very skilful specialist.»

6. «Sit still and don’t move your head,» said the doctor to me.

7. «I want to know how your cousin likes working at this hospital,» said Vera to Helen.

8. «Don’t forget to bring your exercise books tomorrow,» said the teacher to us. «You are going to write a very important paper.»

9. «How can I get to the circus?» asked the girl. «Take tram number five,» said the man.

10. «I am very sorry, Kate,» said Mike, «I have forgotten to bring your dictionary.»

11. «When does your mother go shopping?» asked the neighbour.

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Упражнение 4.

Передайте следующие предложения в косвенной речи.

1. Не said to me: «Come at nine o’clock, I shall be free at that time and we shall have a nice cup of coffee.»

2. Nina asked her friend: «What did the professor speak about in his lecture?»

3. Ann said: «He is one of the best speakers I have ever heard.»

4. He said: «I haven’t yet seen the film you are talking about.»

5. He said: «I seldom went to see my friend in May as I was very busy.»

6. She asked her brother: «Will you manage to get tickets to the Philharmonic on Sunday?»

7. My friend said: «We arrived in Kiev on Saturday and the next day we went to have a look around the city.»

8. She said to me: «Did you live in St. Petersburg ten years ago?»

9. She said to me: «Are you going to leave St. Petersburg for the summer?»

10. My friend said to me: «The discussion will still be going on when you return.»

11. He said: «I am proud of my brother who took the first prize at the competition.»

12. She asked me: «How long have you been living in St. Petersburg?»

13. She said: «He has just left.»

14. He asked me: «When will your parents arrive in St. Petersburg?»

15. She said to me: «Were you present at the meeting yesterday?»

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Упражнение 5.

Переделайте предложения из прямой в косвенную речь.

1.

Tom. What would you do if you were in my shoes?

Tim. I would polish them.

2.

Teacher. What’s wrong in the sentence “Ann didn’t go to the library yesterday as she had had a birthday”?

Student. If the sentence which had “had had” had had “had”, it would have been correct.

3.

A nervous passenger approached the captain timidly. “What would happen,” she asked, “if we struck a large iceberg?” “The iceberg would pass on as if nothing had happened,” replied the captain. The old lady was very much relieved.

4.

Wife. Darling, where would you go for a holiday if you could afford it?

Husband. I would go somewhere I’ve never been to.

Wife. Well, how about the kitchen?

5.

Roger. Why do you think your marriage has lasted so well?

Jeff. My wife and I always have dinner out on Saturdays.

Roger. How very romantic! I wish Laura and I had done so too, maybe we wouldn’t have parted. Where do you go?

Jeff. Well, I go for a Chinese. I haven’t the foggiest idea where she goes.

Roger. Well, well, sometimes two is a crowd, too.

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