Reported Speech – Printable Worksheets

by on 09/06/10 at 9:45 am

When we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or request.

Use these printable worksheets with students that are studying Indirect/ Reported Speech.
Reported Speech Statements Download Worksheet

ANSWER TO Reported Speech Statements

1. They said that that was their problem.
2. She said she had gone to the doctor the day before.
3. He said he was doing an exam the next day.
4. You said you would do that for me.
5. She said she was not hungry then.
6. They said they had never been there before.
7. They said they had been to Paris the week before.
8. He said He would have finished that by the next day.
9. He said he wouldn’t go to the party.
10. She said that it was very cold in there.

Reported Speech Questions Download worksheet

ANSWER TO Reported Speech Questions

1. She asked me where the bank was.
2. She asked me what time it was.
3. She asked me where Robert worked.
4. She asked me what time the buses left.
5. She asked me what time the stores closed.
6. She asked me how often the teacher went there.
7. She asked me where my friend was going.
8. She asked me where he had gone.
9. She asked me what time my friend had arrived.
10.She asked me when the classes finished.

Reported Speech Requests Downlaod worksheet


ANSWER TO Reported Speech Requests

1. She told me to go upstairs.
2. He told me to close the door behind me.
3. He advised us not to be late.
4. She told him to stop staring at her.
5. He asked her not to be angry with him.
6. She told me to leave her alone.
7. She warned us not to drink and drive.
8. She told John to stop smoking.
9. They told her not to worry about them.
10. He asked me to meet him at the cinema.

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17 Responses to “Reported Speech – Printable Worksheets”

  1. giridhar .r

    Mar 11th, 2014

    nice and great worksheet but…… need more videos

  2. GetEnglishLessons

    Mar 7th, 2014

    Posting ANSWERS GUYS!

  3. François Cardis

    Nov 29th, 2012

    Thanks for the worksheets. Not having the answers available makes sure that I get to correct my student’s work

    I appreciate everything you’ve done here

  4. apoorva rehan

    Mar 16th, 2012

    yaa I agree should be published with answers…no use of doing this without answers…

  5. muzeeb

    Mar 5th, 2012

    ok………………………………best for grade 2

  6. Anonymous

    Mar 4th, 2012

    can be better, it could be a little tricky to make the students understand better.And also could be published with answers

  7. kate

    Mar 4th, 2012

    Good ,could be published with answer.But it is really helpful.

  8. koke

    Mar 1st, 2012

    there shld be answers too

  9. reet

    Mar 1st, 2012

    really bad

  10. Anonymous

    Feb 29th, 2012


  11. RAMYA

    Feb 27th, 2012

    excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. RAMYA

    Feb 27th, 2012

    very excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Suhaas

    Feb 6th, 2012

    Not really innovative!!

  14. meghna

    Feb 2nd, 2012

    t was ok, but not enough to learn and understand the concepts and was not tricky.

  15. mehdi

    Dec 16th, 2011

    foul say we hate it
    because they dont want to study
    so we are not foul
    and we love it

  16. ruqia sultana

    Dec 10th, 2011

    it should be a bit tricky so that we can evaluate student’s concept.

  17. reeya

    Feb 5th, 2011

    not so good

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