Practise using a range of verbs for reported speech at Level B2.
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Complete the reported speech below by typing in the most suitable reporting verb.
DIRECT: “I’ll text you when I get home, so you know I’m safe!”
REPORTED: I to text when I got home so she knew I was safe.
DIRECT: “Please help me! I don’t understand this project at all!”
REPORTED: He me to help with the project because he said he didn’t understand it at all.
DIRECT: “I’m joining the gym because I need to lose some weight!”
REPORTED: She has to join the gym because she needs to lose some weight.
DIRECT: “You’re always late! It’s so annoying.”
REPORTED: He that I am always late and that he finds it annoying.
DIRECT: “Did you cheat in the test?”
REPORTED: He me of cheating in the test.
DIRECT: “Well done passing all your exams!”
REPORTED: I her on her excellent exam results.
DIRECT: “Don’t forget about the party on Saturday!”
REPORTED: He me about the party on Saturday.”
DIRECT:“I don’t know anything about the security breach.”
REPORTED: The politician knowing about the security breach.
DIRECT: “You must take a helicopter ride when you go to the Grand Canyon!”
REPORTED: Julie taking a helicopter tour when we visit the Grand Canyon.
DIRECT: “We may need to make some staff redundant, but I am doing my best to avoid that.”
REPORTED: Our boss that some redundancies may be necessary but that he was trying to find ways to avoid that.