Exercise on Reported Speech

Reported Speech without backshift – Change of Pronouns

Helen is in front of the class holding a presentation on London. As Helen is rather shy, she speaks with a very low voice. Your classmate Gareth does not understand her, so you have to repeat every sentence to him.

Complete the sentences in reported speech (no backshift). Note the change of pronouns and verbs.

  • Helen: I want to tell you something about my holiday in London.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: I went to London in July.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: My parents went with me.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: We spent three days in London.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: London is a multicultural place.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: I saw people of all colours.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: Me and my parents visited the Tower.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: One evening we went to see a musical.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: I love London.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that
  • Helen: The people are so nice there.
  • Gareth: What does she say?
  • You: She says that