Exercise on Reported Speech

Reported Speech without backshift – Change of Pronouns and Places

Your friend is an exchange student in the USA at the moment. You are speaking with him on the phone and your friend Sue is standing next to you. She is very excited - you have to repeat every sentence to her.

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

  • Tom: I'm fine.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: The weather here is great.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: My host family is very nice.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: I have my own room.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: We have a national park here.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: We went there yesterday.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: It was great.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: I'd love to go there again.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: The teachers at my school are very nice.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that
  • Tom: My English has improved.
  • Sue: What does he say?
  • You: He says that