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Reported Speech Quiz

Change quoted speech to reported rpeech

runners

 

 

 

Interview

REPORTER: Congratulations on winning the marathon.   How long have you been preparing for this race?

RUNNER:   Thank you. About five years, running twelve miles, three times a week.

REPORTER: Why do you like to run?

RUNNER:   I haven't always been a runner.  I started running when my doctor told me I was over-weight and needed to improve my over-all health.  At first, it was hard to go a few miles, but now, I'm in better shape and I love it.  I can't wait to get out in the morning and run.

REPORTER: What is your favorite part of a marathon?

RUNNER:   You might expect me to answer "crossing the finish line", but actually it's when I get to the 20-mile point of the race.  I think I can't go on, and then I do!  That's my most challenging moment.  It's "mind over matter"

REPORTER: Are you planning to run more marathons in the near future?

RUNNER:   Yes, I am looking forward to running one in Seattle next month.

REPORTER: Can you give me some advice about getting in shape?

RUNNER:   Well, I guess I would tell you to keep moving.  Eat healthy food and keep moving.

REPORTER: Wonderful!  Thank you for talking to us today and please thank your coach as well.  Get some rest!

RUNNER:   Thank you. I'm honored to be here on your show.  

challenging (adj.) – difficult;
over-all (adj.) – general, covering everything
marathon (n.) – a race of 25+ miles;
in shape (expression) – good health;
mind over matter (expression) – the mind is more powerful than the body

 

 

 

Change the interview above to reported speech.  Pay attention to tense, pronoun, and adverb agreement.

 

1.
The reporter asked ________. 
2.
The runner replied that _______________. 
3.
Next, the reporter asked him ____________. 
4.
The runner said ____________.  
5.
He added that __________ to get out in the morning and run.  
6.
Next, the reporter asked him ___________
7.
The marathoner replied ______________to the 20-mile mark in the marathon race.  
8.
He added ___________________.   
9.
The reporter inquired _____________more marathons in the near future. 
10.
The athlete answered ___________________.  
11.
The reporter asked ________________ about getting back in shape. 
12.
The athlete advised ___________________.  
13.
The reporter thanked him and _________ his coach as well. 
14.
The reporter suggested that _______________ some rest. 
15.
The athlete responded ___________________. 
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