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Bài Tập Câu Tường Thuật (REPORTED SPEECH)

A. Choose the correct answer among A , B C or D.

1. She asked me where I_____________ from.

A. come                      B. coming                    C. to come                   D. came

2. I asked Martha________ to enter law school.

A. are you planning                                         B. if she is planning  

C. was she planning                                         D. if she was planning

3. Nam wanted to know what time _________ .         

A. the movie began                              C. the movie begins    

B. did the movie begin                                    D. does the movie begin

4. Julia said that she ________ there at noon.

A. is going to be           B. was going to be       C. will be                     D. can be

5. Paul asked her, “Have you got 20 pounds?”    

à Paul asked her ________ 20 pounds.

A. if she got                                                     B. if she had got         

C. whether she got                                           D. whether had she got

6. He told me __________ him up at six o'clock.

A. please pick  B. to pick                     C. should pick D. I can pick

7. He said that Linda and John ________ married ________ .

A. were getting / tomorrow                  B. are getting / the next day

C. were getting / the next day               D. will getting / the day after

8. They asked me when _________ .

A. did I arrive  B. will I arrive  C. I had arrived            D. I can arrive

9. The farmer said, “ I didn’t see her.”

---> The farmer said ____ her.

A. he had seen                                                 B. I hadn’t seen          

C. she didn’t see                                             D. he hadn’t seen

10. I wondered________ the right thing.

A. if I am doing                                               B. was I doing             

C. am I doing                                       D. whether I was doing

11. Charlie __________ that his father was in hospital.

A. told me                    B. told to me                C. said me                    D. asked me

12. Mr Brown said, “I watched TV last night.”

-- -> Mr Brown said that he _______ TV the night before.

A. was watching                                              B. watched                  

C. had watched                                                D. has watched

13. The teacher said Columbus ________ America in 1492.

A. discovered                                      B. had discovered       

C. was discovering                                           D. would discover

14. “ Please don't tell anyone what happened," Ann said to me.

A. Ann said to me please don't tell anyone what happened.   

B. Ann told me didn't tell anyone what had happened.

C. Ann said me not to tell anyone what happened.                 

D. Ann told me not to tell anyone what had happened.

15."Would you like to go to the cinema with me tonight?" he said.

A. He invited me to go to the cinema with him that night.       

B. He offered me to go to the cinema with him tonight.

C. He asked me if I'd like to go to the cinema with him tonight.

D. He would like me to go to the cinema with him this night.

16.'Remember to pick me up at 6 o'clock tomorrow afternoon," she said.

A. She told me to remember to pick her up at 6 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

B. She reminded me to pick her up at 6 o'clock the following afternoon.

C. She reminded me to remember to pick her up at 6 o'clock the next afternoon.

D. She told me to pick her up at 6 o'clock the next day afternoon.

17." Let's have a picnic next Saturday," Julia said.

A.   Julia said that let's have a picnic the next Saturday.

B.   Julia suggested having a picnic the following Saturday.

C.   Julia advised how about having a picnic the next Saturday.

D.   Julia told that why they didn't have a picnic next Saturday.

18. "If I were you, I'd tell him the truth," she said to me.

A. She said to me that if I were you, I'd tell him the truth.      

B. She will tell him the truth if she is me.

C. She suggested to tell him the truth if she were me.  

D. She advised me to tell him the truth.

19. “ Stay in bed for a few days," the doctor said to him.

A. The doctor said to him stay in bed for a few days. 

B. The doctor said him to stay in bed for a few days.

C. The doctor told him to stay in bed for a few days. 

D. The doctor told to him stay in bed for a few days.

20. “ Why don't you have your room repainted?" said Viet to Nam.

A Viet suggested that Nam should have his room repainted.

B. Viet suggested having Nam's room repainted.

C. Viet asked Nam why you didn't have your room repainted.

D. Viet wanted to know why Nam doesn't have his room repainted.

21. Mary said, “ I want to give up my job.”    -> Mary said that ...........................

A. she wants to give up her job.                       C. she wanted to give up my job.

B. I wanted to give up her job.             D. she wanted to give up her job.

22. His wife said to him, “ write to me as often as you can”

A. His wife told him to write to her as often as he can           

B. His wife told him to write to her as often as he could

C. His wife told him writing to her as often as he can 

D. His wife told to him to write to her as often as he could

23.Mary said ,”I have not seen Peter since last month .”

A. Mary said she has not seen Peter since the previous month.

B. Mary said she had not seen Peter since the previous month .

C. Mary said she was not seen Peter since the previous month.

D. Mary said she doesn’t see Peter since the previous month

24. “ I want to go on holiday but I don’t know where to go.”

---> Tom said that _________________________________________

A. he wanted to go on holiday but he doesn’t know where to go.

B. he wants to go on holiday but he didn’t know where to go.

C. he wanted to go on holiday but he didn’t know where to go.

D. I wanted to go on holiday but I didn’t know where to go.

25. Mary said : “ What will you do this evening, John ?”

A. Mary asked John what would he do that evening.  

B. Mary asked John what John did that evening.

C. Mary wanted to know what she and John would do that evening.

D. Mary wanted to know what John would do that evening.

26. He said to them, “Don't tell me such a nonsense!”

A. He told them not to tell him such a nonsense.        

B. He told them to tell him such a nonsense.

C. He told them not to tell them such a nonsense.      

D. He told them to tell them such a nonsense.

27. "If I were you. Bill, I'd buy the house, " Stephen said.

A. Stephen suggested Bill to buy the house.                          

B. Stephen advised Bill to buy the house.

C. Stephen promised Bill that he would buy the house.         

D. Stephen forced Bill to buy the house.

28. “Don’t forget to feed the chicken twice a day.”

A. He said don’t forget to feed the chicken twice a day.

B. He told not to forget to feed the chicken twice a day.

C. He reminded me to feed the chicken twice a day.      

D. He suggested me to feed the chicken twice a day

29. “Never borrow money from friends,” my father said.

A. My father told me never to borrow money from friends.

B. My father said to me never borrow money from friends.

C. My father suggested me never borrowing money from friends.

D. My father advised me not borrow money from friends

30. “Please don’t leave until I come back,” Sarah said.

A. Sarah told us do not leave until she comes back.   

B. Sarah asked us do not leave until she came back.

C. Sarah told us not to leave until she came back.      

D. Sarah said to us not to leave until she comes back

31. "Could you lend me your pen? " Tom said to Jerry.

A. Tom asked Jerry to lend him her pen.                                

B. Tom asked to lend Jerry's pen.

C. Tom asked if Jerry could lend you her pen.            

D. Tom asked if Jerry could lend her his pen.

32. "Right. I'll take the brown pair, "Andrew said.

A. Andrew promised to take the brown pair.                           

B.         Andrew wanted to take the brown pair.

C.         Andrew agreed to take the brown pair.                                  

D. Andrew asked to take the brown pair.

33. "I will ring you up after I get home." Peter said to Mary.

A. Peter promised to give Mary a wedding ring after he got home.

B. Peter asked Mary to pay him a visit after he' got home.

C. Peter promised to visit Mary after he got home.

D. Peter promised to telephone Mary after he got home.

34 . “I’ve been playing tennis a lot lately," John said.

A. John said that I have been playing tennis a lot lately.

B. John said that he has been playing tennis a lot lately.

C. John said that he had been playing tennis a lot lately.

D. John said that she had been playing tennis a lot lately.

35. “Tom had an accident last week, but he wasn't injured," said Mary.

A. Mary said Tom had an accident last week but he wasn't injured.

B.   Mary said Tom had had an accident last week but he wasn't injured.

C. Mary said Tom had an accident the last week but he hadn't been injured.

D. Mary said Tom had had an accident the week before but he hadn't been injured.

36. “I don't know what Fred is doing," said my sister.

A. My sister said that she didn't know what Fred was doing.

B. My sister said she doesn't know what Fred is doing.

C. My sister said that I don't know what Fred is doing.

D. My sister said that she hasn't known what Fred was doing

37. I suggested that he should paint the house light blue.

A. "Shall we painted the house light blue?" I said to him.

B. "How about to paint the house light blue?" I said to him.

C. "Let's paint the house light blue," I said to him.

D. "Why don't you paint the house light blue?" I said to him.

38 . He invited me to have dinner with him.

A.   "Would you like to have dinner with me?" he said.

B.   "Do you like having dinner with me?" he said.

C.   "Would you like dinner with me?" said he.

D.   "Will you like to have dinner with me?" said he.

39. They wanted to know where I came from.

A.   "We want to know where do you come from," they said.

B.   "Where did you come from?" they asked.

C.   "Where do you come from?" asked they.

D.   "We wanted to know where I came from," they said.

40 . He reminded me to buy him some stamps.

A. "Don't forget to buy me some stamps," he said.     

B. "Remember buying me some stamps," said he.

C. "Remind to buy me some stamps," said he.

D. "Don't deny buying me some stamps.," he said.

41.   "I'll definitely return it to you tomorrow, " John said.

A. John said that he'll return it to me the next day.                 

B. John promised to return it to me the next day.

C. John told that he'll return it to me the next day.                  

D. John decided to return it to me next day.

42.   "Shall I carry your suitcase, Mary? " said Peter.

A. Peter promised to carry Mary's suitcase.                            

B. Peter decided to carry Mary's suitcase.

C. Peter wanted to carry Mary's suitcase.                                 

D. Peter offered to carry Mary's suitcase

43. “ I'll never make that mistake again.”, Robert said.

=> Robert promised _____ that mistake again.

A. no making                           B. not made                            

C. never to make                                 D. never made

44. 'I'd like you to tell me the truth,' Lara said.

=> Lana wanted ___________ her the truth.

A. I to tell        B. me to tell                 C. me telling                D. I telling

45. 'You should quit smoking and eat more vegetable,' said the doctor.

=> The doctor advised him _________ more vegetable.

A. to quit smoking and eat                   B. quit smoking and eat

C.   to quit smoking and to eating        D. quitting smoking and eating

46. 'Please come and join our party tonight', said Lana.

=> Lana invited us____________ .

A. to come and join our party tonight              B. to their party that night

C. to come and join their party that night         D. to our party tonight

47. "Be aware of the dog,” said Tom.

=> Tom warned us ___________ .

A. to be aware of the dog                                             B. being aware of the dog

C. we should be aware of the dog                    D. aware of the dog

48. "I'm really sorry for being late again," said Ann.

A. I felt sorry for Ann's being late again.        

B. Ann was sorry for my being late again.

C. Ann excused for my being late again.                     

D. Ann apologized for being late again.

49. "How about spending the day at the beach? " said Tom.

A. Tom said he wanted to spend the day at the beach.

B. Tom suggested spending the day at the beach.

C. Tom insisted on spending the day at the beach.                  

D. Tom advised us to spend the day at the beach.

50.  "I am sorry I didn't wait for you," Mary said to John.

A. Mary apologized for not waiting for John.             

B. Mary insisted on not waiting for John.

C. Mary sorry for not waiting for John.                                   

D. Mary denied not waiting for John.

51.  "You mustn't call the police," he said to his wife.

A. He accused his wife of calling the police.               

B. He warned his wife calling the police.

C. He stopped his wife from calling the police.                       

D. He apologized his wife for calling the police.

52. “Please don’t leave until I come back,” Sarah said.

A. Sarah told us do not leave until she comes back.             

B. Sarah asked us do not leave until she came back.

C. Sarah told us not to leave until she came back.                

D. Sarah said to us not to leave until she comes back.

53 .     "Let's go to Ba Vi next weekend", Mai said.

A. Mai insisted on going to Ba Vi next weekend.                    

B. Mai suggested going to Ba Vi the next weekend

C. Mai wanted to go to Ba Vi the next weekend.                     

D. Mai dreamed of going to Ba Vi the next weekend.

54. "It was so kind of you to give me the flowers," Lan said to Minh.

A. Lan thanked Minh to give her the flowers.            

C. Lan thanked Minh on giving her the flowers.         

D. Lan thanked Minh for giving her the flowers.              

B. Lan thanked Minh to be kind to give her the flowers.

55.  "It's me. I made your dress dirty," Jane said to Ann.

A. Jane accused Ann of making her dress dirty.                 

B. Ann prevented Jane from making her dress dirty.

C. Jane denied making Ann's dress dirty.                    

D. Jane admitted making Ann's dress dirty.

56. "Don't go near that deserted house," Tuan said to me.

A. Tuan advised me not going near that deserted house.    

B. Tuan insisted me going near that deserted house.

C. Tuan warned me against going near that deserted house.

D. Tuan suggested me not to going near that deserted house.

57. "How beautiful the dress you have just bought is!" Peter said to Mary.

A. Peter promised to buy Mary a beautiful dress.

B. Peter said thanks to Mary for her beautiful dress.

C. Peter complimented Mary on her beautiful dress.

D. Peter asked Mary how she had just bought her beautiful dress.

58. "Hello, Mary!" Peter said, " _______________"

A. Peter said hello Mary.                                             B. Peter said Mary hello.

C. Peter told Mary hello                                               D. Peter greeted Mary.

59. "Why don't you ask the teacher for help?" Peter asked me.

A. Peter advised me to ask the teacher for help.

B. Peter recommended me not to ask the teacher for help. ,

C. Peter told me the reason why I did not ask the teacher for help.

D. Peter suggested that he should ask the teacher for help.

60. He asked me _______ Robert and I said I did not know _______.

A. that did I know / who were Robert

B. that I knew / who Robert were

C. if I knew / who Robert was                        

D. whether I knew / who was Robert

61. The mother asked her son _______.

A. where he has been                                      B. where he had been

C. where has he been                                       D. where had he been

62. Martin asked me _______.

A. how is my father                                         B. how my father is

C. how was my father                                      D. how my father was

63. The host asked Peter _______ tea or coffee.

A. whether he preferred                                               B. that he preferred

C. did he prefer                                                           D. if he prefers

64. . "You damaged my bicycle, Tom!" said John.

A. John accused to Tom for damaging his bicycle.

B. John accused with Tom to have damaged his bicycle.

C. John accused Tom of damaging his bicycle.

D. John accused Tom to damage his bicycle.

65. "Don't walk on the grass" the gardener said to us.

A. The gardener said to us don't walk on the grass.

B. The gardener told us not to walk on the grass.

C. The gardener suggested us not to walk on the grass.

D. The gardener advised us not to walk on the grass.

66. John often says he _______ boxing because it _______ a cruel sport.

A. does not like / is                                          B. did not like / were  

C. not liked / had been                                                 D. had not liked / was

67. He asked _______ him some money.

A. her to lend                                       B. her lending

C. she has lent                                                 D. she lends

68. Andrew told me that they _______ fish two _______ days.

A. have not eaten / ago                                    B. had not eaten / previous

C. did not eat / before                          D. would not eat / last

69. “Can I bring a friend to the party?” Nancy wanted to know.

A. Nancy asked if she could bring a friend to the party.         

B. Nancy wanted to ask someone to bring her friend to the party.

C. Nancy knew that bring a friend to the party was good.      

D. Nancy wanted to invite her friend out and to the party.

70. She asked me, "How high was the church?"

A. She asked me how high the church was.                

B. She asked me how high is the church.

C. She asked me how high the church had been.        

D. She asked me how the church had been.

 

B. Choose the word or phrase in each of the following sentences that needs correcting.

71. I asked(A) him how far was it(B) to the station if(C) I went there by taxi(D).

72. All of(A) my students wondered(B) how many(C) people lived in Tokyo?(D)

73. They asked me that(A) I could(B) do the(C) shopping for(D) them.

74. Her mother ordered(A) her do not go(B) out with him(C) the night before(D).

75. The traffic warden(A) asked me(B) why had I parked(C) my car there(D).

76. He said that(A) he will pick(B) me up at(C) 8 am the following(D) day.

77. She said(A) that the books in(B) the library would be(C) available tomorrow(D).

78. He advised(A) her thinking about(B) that example again(C) because it needed correcting(D).

79. The(A) receptionist said I must(B) fill out that form(C) before I attended(D) the interview.

80. Marty said a(A) good friendship is(B) like a diamond(C) – valuable, beautiful and durable(D).

C. Change each of the following sentences into reported speech.

1) John said, “I want to attend a famous university.”

  John said                                                                                      

2) “I’m looking for the book you gave me last week,” Mary said to Peter.

  Mary told Peter                                                                             

3) Alfred said to John, “I did not promise to send you a telegram.”

  Alfred                                                                                          

4) "I will get myself a drink," she said.

  She said                                                                                       

5) "I cannot drive them home," he said.

  He said                                                                                         

6) "Peter, do you prefer tea or coffee?" she said.

  She                                                                                               

7) "The film began at seven o'clock," he said.

  He said                                                                                         

8) The father said, “I was on a business trip the whole day yesterday.”

  The father

9) “My brother will get married next month,” James said.

  James                                                                                           

10) Henry said to his mother, “Come and spend a week with us.”

  Henry told                                                                                    

11) He said to me, “Keep a seat for me in the lecture hall.”

  He                                                                                                

12) Mike said to Henry, “Give me my book back, please.”

  Mike                                                                                            

13) "Don't play on the grass, boys," she said.

  She                                                                                               

14) He said, "Don't go too far."

  He                                                                                                

15) "Don't make so much noise," he said.

  He                                                                                                

16) The mother said to her son, “Don’t move, please.”

The mother                                                                                  

17) My sister said to me, “Don’t open the window.”

  My sister                                                                                      

18) Jane said to Williams, “Will you be free tomorrow?”

  Jane asked                                                                                   

19) Fred asked the postman, “Are there any letters today?”

  Fred                                                                                             

20) Richard asked the Browns, “What are you going enter?”

  Richard                                                                                        

21) "I was very tired," she said.
→ She said                                                                                         

22) "Be careful, Ben," she said.
→ She told Ben                                                                                  

23) "I will get myself a drink," she says.
→ She says                                                                                         

24) "Why haven't you phoned me?" he asked me.
→ He wondered                                                                                 

25) "I cannot drive them home," he said.
→ He said                                                                                           

26) "Peter, do you prefer tea or coffee?" she says.
→ She asks Peter                                                                                

27) "Where did you spend your holidays last year?" she asked me.
→ She asked me                                                                                 

28) He said, "Don't go too far."
→ He advised her                                                                               

29) "Have you been shopping?" he asked us.
→ He wanted to know                                                                        

30) "Don't make so much noise," he says.
→ He asks us
 

KEYS:

 

A.

1. D           2. D         3. A              4. B            5. B       6. B          7. C      8. C          9. D

10. D          11. A       12. C           13. A            14. D           15.A          16. B.         17. B

18. D           19. C           20. A            21. D          22. B            23. B          24. C       25. D

26. A        27. B         28. C         29. A           30. C           31. A           32. C          33. D

34 . C           35. D          36. A             37. D            38 . A            39. C            40 . A            41. B

42. D         43. C            44. B            45. A             46. C           47. A              48. D

49. B        50. A           51. C          52. C           53 . B          54. D         55. D          56. C

57. C         58. D            59. A      60. C            61. B          62. D           63. A        64. C

65. B       66. A             67. A          68. B            69. A           70. C

B.

71. B        72. D         73. A           74. B           75. C          76. B           77. D        78. B

79. B     80. B

C. Change each of the following sentences into reported speech.

 

1) John said he wanted to attend a famous university.

 

2) Mary told Peter she was looking for the book he had given her the week before.

 

3) Alfred told John he had not not promised to send him a telegram.

 

4) She said she would get herself a drink.

 

5) He said he couldn’t drive them home.

 

6) She asked Peter if/whether he preferred tea or coffee.

 

7) He said the film had begun at seven o’clock.

 

8) The father he had been on a business trip the whole day the day before

 

9) James said his brother would get married the following month.

 

10) Henry told his mother to come and spend a week with them.

 

11) He told me to keep a seat for him in the lecture hall.

 

12) Mike told Henry to give him his book back.

 

13) She told the boys not to play on the grass.

 

14) He told me not go too far.

 

15) He told me not to make so much noise.

 

16) The mother told her son not to move.

 

17) My sister told me not to open the window.

 

18) Jane asked Williams if he would be free the day after.

 

19) Fred asked the postman if there were any letters that day.

 

20) Richard asked the Browns what they were going to enter.

 

21) She said she had been very tired.

 

22) She told Ben to be careful.

 

23) She says she will get herself a drink.

 

24) He wondered why I hadn’t phoned him.

 

25) He said he could not drive them home.

 

26) She asks Peter if he prefers tea or coffe.

 

27) She asked me where I had spent my holiday the year before.

 

28) He advised her not to go too far.

 

29) He wanted to know if/whether we had been shopping.

30) He asks us not to make so much noise.