Test 3


  1. Turn the following sentences into Reported speech.

Eg. The clerk said to them: “You can leave the key with the maid upstairs.” – The clerk said that they could leave the key with the maid upstairs.

1) Masha said: “I usually spend my holidays in the south.”    – Masha said that she spent her holidays in the south, as a rule.

2) She said: “I spent my holidays in the Crimea last year.” – She said she had spent her holidays in the Crimea the year before.

3) Boris said: “I go to the south every year”. – Boris informed that he went to the south every year.

4) He said, “I am going to a rest-home tomorrow.” – He announced that he was going to a rest-home the next day.

5) Ann said to us: “They haven’t yet come.” – Ann said to us that they hadn’t yet come.

6) She said to us: “They arrived in St. Petersburg yesterday.” – She told us that they had arrived in St. Petersburg the day before.

7) I said: “I was in London last year. My friends in London sometimes invite me to spend my holidays with them.” – I said I had been to London the year before. My friends in London used to invite me to spend my holidays with them.

8) Nick said: “I have never been to London. I think I shall go there next year.” – Nick said he had never been to London. He was going to visit it the following year.

9) He said: “I shall not stay with my friends too long.” – He supposed he wouldn’t stay with his friends for too long.

10) He said to me: “They are staying at the Europe hotel. – He confessed that they were staying at the Europe hotel.

  1. Change the following from Direct into Reported Speech:

1) He said to me: “I want to see you today.” – He said to me he wanted to see me that day.

2) She said: “I am free tonight”. – She said she was free at the evening.

3) Mother said to me: “I feel bad today.” – Mother complained she was feeling bad.

4) The pupil said to the teacher: “I can do my homework after dinner.” – The pupil said to the teacher he could do his homework after dinner.

5) The teacher said to Jack: “You work hard, I know. You are a good boy.” – The teacher praised Jack for hard working and called him a good boy.

6) The teacher said to the pupils: “Next year we shall have six hours of English а week.” – The teacher assured the pupils that they would have six hours of English a week the following year.

7) The old man said to the girl: “You can sing perfectly. I think you will be a famous singer.” – The old man said to the girl that she could sing perfectly and that he believed her to become a famous singer.

8) My sister said to me: “You look very well, much better than you looked yesterday. I think you have recovered after your illness.” – My sister said to me that I looked much better than the day before. She supposed I had recovered after my illness.

9) My brother said to me: “I am going to become a doctor.” – My brother confessed that he was going to become a doctor.

10) My uncle said to us: “I buy several newspapers every day.” – My uncle told us that he bought several newspapers every day.

  1. Look carefully at each line and try to understand if a line has a word which should not be there:


Dear Harry, Do you remember me?  
We have met last year when you were on holiday. 0
In Brighton. I’m sorry I haven’t been written to you. 1
Since by then. I have been working abroad and 2
I have only just come back home to England. 3
Next week I am planning is to be in Bristol, and 4
I was thinking about that we could meet. 5
Do you remember Shirley, the girl we have met 6
In Brighton? We are getting married next month, 7
And we are want you to come to the wedding. 8


  1. Put each verb in brackets in the suitable tenses:

I am 20 now but I like fairy-tales very much. I have always (to like) liked them. I think I (can read) could read at the age of 5. And since those years I (to be) have been fond of books, especially fairy-tales. When a child, I (to read) read a lot. Wherever I (to go) went or (to fly) flew with my parents I always (to take) took my favourite books with me. They (the books) were often (to buy) bought for me or were just (to give) given as presents. “You (to read) are reading again, my dear!” my mother used to say (to come) coming into my room. “It is late. I am (to put) putting out the candle.” I usually (to object) objected in the following way, “But I haven’t (not to finish) finished the paragraph yet. If I stop (to stop) (to read) reading I will never find out (to know) what the end is. Please don’t (not to make) make me (to close) close the book.” But she usually (to do) did. She said I would be (to be able) able to finish it the next day and added I had (to read) already read a lot.

  1. Translate into English:


Наконец мы прибыли в Лондон.

Я так счастлив.

Я всегда хотел посетить столицу Великобритании.

Мы только что прилетели в аэропорт и собираемся взять такси, чтобы доехать до центра.

Мы планируем остановиться в небольшом отеле.

Если погода будет хорошая, мы сможем посмотреть чудесные парки и улицы города.


Если бы я говорил по-английски, я смог бы сходить в театр или в кино.

Finally we have arrived to London.

I am so happy.

I have always wished to visit the British capital.

We have just flown to the airport and are going to take a taxi to get to the centre.

We are planning to stay at a small hotel.

Should the weather be good, we will have a chance (we will be able) to see the wonderful parks and streets of the city.

If I could speak English, I would be able to visit a theatre or cinema.




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