4. He said there had been a hold-up

Select the correct options to complete the following sentences:

  1. A newsletter
  2. Billboards are placed
  3. The title of a newspaper article is
  4. When very important events happen, they appear on TV as
  5. Newspaper content is printed on paper
  6. Prime time refers to
  7. generate(s) the most substantial income for TV stations.
  8. A spokesman
  9. A one man show
  10. When two people present the TV news together, they are called

Turn the following sentences from Direct Speech into Reported Speech. We will practise the backshift of verb tenses.

  1. "There is a traffic jam on the highway", announced the news anchor.
    The news anchor announced that there a traffic jam on the highway.

  2. "Jeremy is watching breaking news", Clara told me.
    Clara told me that Jeremy watching breaking news.

  3. "I sent the material to the typography", said Sarah.
    Sarah said that she sent the material to the typography.

  4. Reporter: "Mr.Doe has left the building."
    The reporter informed that Mr. Doe left the building.

  5. My colleague: "They had covered the story before us".
    My colleague said that a rival TV station covered the story before us.

  6. "Yesterday, at 8 o'clock, I was presenting the evening news", he said.
    He said that yesterday, at 8 o'clock, he presenting the evening news.

  7. "We have been waiting for half an hour for the show to start", they complained.
    They complained that they been waiting for half an hour for the show to start.

  8. Walter: "Mary had been working on the article all day. She was obviously tired afterwads."
    Walter said that Mary been working on the article all day and that she had obviously been tired afterwards.

  9. "The audience will be thrilled!" said the host.
    The host said that the audience be thrilled.

  10. "I am going to leave the editorial office", admitted John.
    John admitted that he going to leave the editorial office.

  11. "You can wash the dishes during the commercial break", my husband suggested.
    My husband suggested that I wash the dishes during the commercial break.

  12. "May I change the channel?" he asked.
    He asked if he change the channel.

  13. "We must broadcast our sponsor's advertisment", Lilly complained.
    Lilly complained that we to broadcast our sponsor's advertisment.

  14. "Could we inform the press about this?" asked Tim.
    Tim asked if we inform the press about that.

Turn the following sentences from Direct Speech into Reported Speech. We will practise the backshift of other grammatical structures.

  1. "This is our favorite TV show", she told me.
    She told me that was their favorite TV show.

  2. "These articles are a shame for the newspaper", complained the editor-in-chief.
    The editor-in-chief complained that articles were a shame for the newspaper.

  3. "Here are the victims", he showed me.
    He showed me that were the victims.

  4. The spokesman: "We can't make any comments now."
    The spokesman said that they couldn't make any comments .

  5. The Chief of the Police: "We will have new information later today."
    The Chief of the Police said that they would have new information later day.

  6. "Let's save this article for tomorrow", suggested the editor.
    The editor suggested that we saved that article for the day.

  7. "I sent the newsletter yesterday", said Suzy.
    Suzy said that she had sent the newsletter the day.

  8. "You will receive your paychecks the day after tomorrow", said our boss.
    Our boss mentioned that we would receive our paychecks in two days' .

  9. "The publishing company closed the day before yesterday", announced Roger.
    Roger announced that the publishing company had closed two days .

  10. "My show aired for the first time last morning", Julia told us.
    Julia told us that her show had aired for the first time the morning.

  11. Mike: "We are going to have lunch with them next week."
    Mike said that we were going to have lunch with them the week.

  12. Alice: "The printing house opened one year ago."
    Alice said that the printing house had opened one year .

Choose the correct option:

  1. I am because this TV show is very .
  2. This is an experience. I am about it.
  3. I feel . The situation is .
  4. The outcome was . We were .
  5. What a event! We are all really .