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Competency-Based Reported Speech Worksheet | Board Exam 2024

Updated: Jan 15


Solve the following questions on Reported Speech based on instructions given against each question.


Q1. What did Sara ask Shabnam?

Sara: Can you explain why you are interested in this specific field?

Shabnam: Certainly! I can clarify that my passion for this field has grown over the years.


Select the correct option to complete the reporting of the above dialogue.


Sara asked Shabnam _________________________________ in that specific field.


A. if she could explain why she was interested

B. to explain her interest

C. why her interest had grown

D. if she was interested in explaining






Q2. Report Shabnam's response in reported speech.


Sara: "How did you learn about this internship opportunity?"

Shabnam: "I learned about it through an online career portal."


Q3. Select the correct option to complete the reporting of the dialogue between Alex and his colleague, Emma, discussing a recent project presentation.


Emma: "Why did you decide to incorporate those particular graphs into the presentation?"

Alex: "I believed they would visually illustrate the data trends more effectively."


Emma asked Alex _________________________________ into the presentation.


A. why did he decide to incorporate those particular graphs

B. about deciding to incorporate those particular graphs

C. why he had decided to incorporate those particular graphs

D. if he decided to incorporate those particular graphs







Q4. Report the employee's response in reported speech.


Manager: "Can you please explain why the project deadline was not met?"

Employee: "I encountered unexpected challenges that required additional time for resolution."


Q5. Select the correct option to complete the reporting of the following dialogue.


Teacher: "Why did you choose this topic for your research project?"

Student: "I find the subject fascinating, and there's a gap in the existing research that I want to address."


The teacher inquired why the student _________________________________ for the research project.


A. had chosen that topic

B. chose this topic

C. is choosing this topic

D. chooses that topic


Q6. Report the dialogue between a vendor and his customer, by completing the sentence: (CBSE Sample Paper 2023-2024)


Vendor: It is nice to see you, Sir!

Customer: Yes, indeed! Unlike last month, I have been away for quite some time this month.


The vendor greeted his customer respectfully and mentioned that he was pleased to see him. The customer answered in the affirmative and explained that ______________________





Q7. Report Neha's question following her discussion with Abhilash regarding the preparation for the upcoming dance performance.


''Did you manage to secure the venue for the event?''


Q8. Lisa and James talked about their upcoming travel plans. Select the correct option to complete the reporting of the following dialogue.


Lisa: "Have you decided on the destination for our vacation?"

James: "Yes, I've been considering a tropical beach resort."


Select the correct option to complete the reporting of the above dialogue.


Lisa asked James if he _________________________________ for their vacation.


A. had decided on the destination.

B. was deciding the destination.

C. decided the destination.

D. would decide the destination.





Q9. Report Jenny's response in reported speech.


Sam: "Did you inform the team about the change in the meeting schedule?"

Jenny: "Yes, I sent out an email to everyone this morning."


Q10. Report Emily's response in reported speech following her discussion with George about a new book release.


George: "Have you read the latest novel by your favorite author?"

Emily: "Yes, I finished it last night, and it's absolutely fantastic!"


Answer Key
  1. A. if she could explain why she was interested.

  2. Shabnam responded that she had learned about it through an online career portal.

  3. C. why he had decided to incorporate those particular graphs.

4. The Employee responded that he had encountered unexpected challenges that required. additional time for resolution.

5. A. had chosen that topic

6. unlike the previous month, he had been away for quite some time that month.

7. Neha asked Abhilash if he had managed to secure the venue for the event.

8. A. had decided on the destination.

9. Jenny responded in the affirmative and further said that she had sent out an email to everyone that morning.

10. Emily replied in the affirmative and said that she had finished it the previous night and that it was absolutely fantastic.



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