Reported speech is when we express or say things that have already been said by somebody else.

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Reported Speech Exercises for Class 6 CBSE With Answers Pdf

When we do not quote the exact words of a speaker while we report what he said – it is known as reported speech.
e.g.

  • Rama said, “I am very busy now.” can be reported as
  • Rama said that he was very busy then.

Reported Speech Exercises for Class 6 With Answers

Read the following conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows. Write the answers against the correct blank numbers. Remember do not copy the whole sentences.

  • Alok: Where are you going to?
  • Tirath: I am going to the kitchen.
  • Alok: Can you get me a glass of juice?

Alok asked Tirath (a) ______________ Tirath told him (b) ______________ to the kitchen. Alok requested (c) ______________.
Answer:
(a) where he was going
(b) that he was going
(c) could he got him a glass of juice

Reported Speech Practice Exercises for Class 6

1. Complete the sentences in reported speech

(i) John said, “I love this town.”
John said ________________________
(ii) “Do you like soccer?” He asked me.
He asked me ________________________
(iii) “I can’t drive a lorry,” he said.
He said ________________________
(iv) “Be nice to your brother,” he said
He asked me ________________________
(v) “Don’t be nasty,” he said.
He urged me ________________________
(vi) “Don’t waste your money” she said.
She told the boys ________________________
(vii) “What have you decided to do?” She asked him”
She asked him ________________________
(viii) “I always wake up early,” he said.
He said ________________________
(v) “You should revise your lessons” he said
He advised the students ________________________
(vi) “Where have you been?” he asked me.
He wanted to know ________________________

2. Read the following conversation and complete the passage given below.

Rajeev: I have invited my friends to our anniversary party.
Renu: Then, I will invite my friends too.
Rajeev: That will be a good idea.
Renu: So, what should we have for lunch?
Rajeev: Let us decide the menu now.

Rajeev told Renu that he had invited his friends on their anniversary party. Then Renu said that (a) ______________ which Rajeev thought (b) ______________ When Renu asked (c) ______________ Rajeev replied that they should decide the menu then.

3. Read the conversation given below and complete the following paragraph that follows.

Major: Tuck your shirt in! What’s your name?
Soldier: My name is Vijay.
Major: I will be addressed as Major. And I don’t address lower ranks by their first names. What is your last name?
Soldier: My name is Vijay Singh, Major.
Major: All right, Vijay. Let’s talk about that shirt.

A Major once ordered a soldier to tuck his shirt in. He further asked (a) ______________. The soldier replied that (b) ______________. The Major immediately ordered that he shall be addressed as Major and said that (c) ______________ and demanded to know his last name. The soldier promptly told him that his name was Vijay Singh.

4. Choose the correct option.

(i) “Be quiet!”
(a) I told her be quiet
(b) I told her to be quiet

(ii) “Do you play chess?”
(a) He asked me do I play chess
(b) He asked me if I did play chess
(c) He asked me did I play chess
(d) He asked me if I played chess.

(iii) “Where are my keys?”
(a) He wanted to know where were his keys
(b) He wanted to know where his keys were.

(iv) “Why don’t you start again?”
(a) He suggested me to start again
(b) He suggested that I start again
(c) He suggested why didn’t I start again

(v) “I’ll drive you to the airport”
(a) She offered that she would drive us to the airport.
(b) She offered to drive us to the airport.

(vi) “Can you help me, please?”
(a) John wanted me to help him
(b) John wanted that I helped him.
(a) John wanted that I help him

(vii) “What’s she doing
(a) I wondered what was she doing.
(b) I wondered what she was doing.

(viii) Do not tell her what I said.
(a) He begged me to not tell her what he had said.
(b) He begged that I didn’t tell her what he had said.
(a) He begged me not to tell her what he had said.

(ix) “Never use my computer without my permission!”
(a) He shouted that I should never use his computer without his permission.
(b) He shouted to never use his computer without his permission.

(x) “How did you get on in this quiz?”
(a) How did I get on in this quiz is my business, not yours!
(b) How I got on in this quiz is my business, not yours!

5. Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows.

Write the answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. Do not copy the whole sentence.
Raghav: I am going to watch a cricket match tomorrow. Would you like to join ‘ me?
Ramit: I would love to but I will have to take my father’s permission first.
Raghav: You must let me know by this evening because I have to arrange for the passes.
Ramit: I will do so.

Raghav informed Ramit (a) ______________. He asked Ramit if he would like to join him. Ramit replied (b) ______________ permission first. Raghav told him (c) ______________ for the passes. Ramit said that he would do so.

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