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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
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N
T
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89
REPORTED SPEECH
7 7
1. Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is 
determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from 
George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class 
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let 
me go?
(a) "I've told you. You are not going camping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said that last year.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do 
every year!"
Oh! Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding 
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again. 
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best 
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw - ow!"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
I
N
T
U
89
REPORTED SPEECH
7 7
1. Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is 
determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from 
George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class 
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let 
me go?
(a) "I've told you. You are not going camping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said that last year.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do 
every year!"
Oh! Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding 
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again. 
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best 
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw - ow!"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
90
"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and 
Barry's going too. Why don't you let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She 
made me jump. 
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's 
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie 
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"
Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with 
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I 
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip. 
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping, adding that he was far 
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous 
year.
 She felt that (a) _________________________________________________________
older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply 
ordered (b) ______________________________________________ for tea.
He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________
when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d) 
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother 
clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e) 
___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be 
with us 
     Affectionately 
     Tony.
1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry. 
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
I
N
T
U
89
REPORTED SPEECH
7 7
1. Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is 
determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from 
George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class 
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let 
me go?
(a) "I've told you. You are not going camping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said that last year.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do 
every year!"
Oh! Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding 
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again. 
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best 
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw - ow!"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
90
"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and 
Barry's going too. Why don't you let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She 
made me jump. 
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's 
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie 
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"
Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with 
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I 
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip. 
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping, adding that he was far 
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous 
year.
 She felt that (a) _________________________________________________________
older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply 
ordered (b) ______________________________________________ for tea.
He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________
when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d) 
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother 
clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e) 
___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be 
with us 
     Affectionately 
     Tony.
1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry. 
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
91
2. Reporting Verbs
Did you know? 
Sometimes it is not necessary to report everything that is said word for word. It 
may be better to use "reporting verbs" which summarise what was 
communicated. Below are some of the most commonly used verbs of this kind.
accept advise apologise ask assure blame
complain compliment congratulate explain greet hope
introduce invite offer order persuade promise
refuse regret remind say suggest tell
sympathise thank threaten answer warn encourage
A B C
Can you hear me?
(speaker)
What did she say?
(you)
She asked if you 
could hear her.
(friend)
                       (ask)      
What did he say?
(you)
You should go 
to the doctor 
now.
(speaker)
He advised you 
to go to the doctor 
now. 
(friend)
                 (advise)      
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
I
N
T
U
89
REPORTED SPEECH
7 7
1. Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is 
determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from 
George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class 
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let 
me go?
(a) "I've told you. You are not going camping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said that last year.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do 
every year!"
Oh! Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding 
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again. 
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best 
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw - ow!"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
90
"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and 
Barry's going too. Why don't you let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She 
made me jump. 
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's 
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie 
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"
Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with 
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I 
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip. 
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping, adding that he was far 
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous 
year.
 She felt that (a) _________________________________________________________
older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply 
ordered (b) ______________________________________________ for tea.
He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________
when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d) 
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother 
clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e) 
___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be 
with us 
     Affectionately 
     Tony.
1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry. 
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
91
2. Reporting Verbs
Did you know? 
Sometimes it is not necessary to report everything that is said word for word. It 
may be better to use "reporting verbs" which summarise what was 
communicated. Below are some of the most commonly used verbs of this kind.
accept advise apologise ask assure blame
complain compliment congratulate explain greet hope
introduce invite offer order persuade promise
refuse regret remind say suggest tell
sympathise thank threaten answer warn encourage
A B C
Can you hear me?
(speaker)
What did she say?
(you)
She asked if you 
could hear her.
(friend)
                       (ask)      
What did he say?
(you)
You should go 
to the doctor 
now.
(speaker)
He advised you 
to go to the doctor 
now. 
(friend)
                 (advise)      
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
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92
3. Fill in the empty bubbles in Column C with reports of what was said in 
Column A, as in the box given on page 87.
A (First speaker) B (Questioner) C ("Reporter")
Get out!
What did he say?
(order)
(regret)
I wish I wasn't 
so rude to my 
teachers.
What did she say?
(warn)
Don't touch
the wire.
What did the 
notice say?
(refuse)
I won't go to
your party.
What did she say?
1.
2.
3.
4.
(persuade)
What did she say?
5.
You can do well in 
the competition. 
Go ahead.
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
I
N
T
U
89
REPORTED SPEECH
7 7
1. Read the conversation between a young boy and his mother. The boy is 
determined to go to camp, despite his mother's refusal to let him (from 
George Layfon's short story "The Holiday").
It wasn't fair. Tony and Barry were going. In fact, nearly all of them in Class 
Three and Four were going, except me. It wasn't fair. Why wouldn't my mum let 
me go?
(a) "I've told you. You are not going camping. You're far too young."
Huh! She said that last year.
"You said that last year."
"You can go next year when you're a bit older."
She said that last year, too.
"You said that last year and all."
"Do you want a clout?"
"Well you did, Mum, didn't you?"
(b) "Go and wash your hands for tea."
(c) "Aw, Mum, everybody else is going to school camp. Why can't I?"
(d) "Because you're going to Bridlington with me and your aunt Doreen, like you do 
every year!"
Oh! Every year my mum, me and Aunt Doreen stay at Mrs. Sharkey's boarding 
house. I suppose we'll have that same room again. 
"Don't be cheeky! Mrs. Sharkey saves the room for me every year. It's the best 
room in the house facing the sea."
"Aw, Mum, I never get any sleep - the sea splashing on one side."
My mum gave me a clout right across my head.
"Well, you've done it now. You've dislocated my jaw - ow!"
She clouted me again, right in the same place.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
90
"It's not fair. Tony's mum and dad are letting him go to school camp, and 
Barry's going too. Why don't you let me go?"
She suddenly bent down and put her face right next to mine, right close. She 
made me jump. 
(e) "Now listen to me, my lad. What Tony's mum and dad do, and what Barry's 
mum and dad do, is their look out. You will come with me and your Auntie 
Doreen to Bridlington and enjoy yourself, like you do every year!"
Dear Barry,
It's just two weeks more for our school camp! I can't wait to have a great time with 
our class mates. I was hoping you, George and I get to share a tent together! But I 
was at George's place and got to hear what his mother felt about our trip. 
To start with his mother said he wasn't going camping, adding that he was far 
too young for it. George reminded his Mum that she had said that the previous 
year.
 She felt that (a) _________________________________________________________
older. He protested that she had said the previous year, too. To this, she simply 
ordered (b) ______________________________________________ for tea.
He wanted to know why (c) _________________________________________________
when every body else, was going. She reasoned with him saying (d) 
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
George objected to being disturbed by the splashing sea, waves. But, his mother 
clouted him twice and in a threatening manner, told him (e) 
___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________ so, that's it. Probably, George won't be 
with us 
     Affectionately 
     Tony.
1.1 Suppose Tony overheard this conversation, and wrote a letter to Barry. 
Write and complete Tony's letter for him.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
91
2. Reporting Verbs
Did you know? 
Sometimes it is not necessary to report everything that is said word for word. It 
may be better to use "reporting verbs" which summarise what was 
communicated. Below are some of the most commonly used verbs of this kind.
accept advise apologise ask assure blame
complain compliment congratulate explain greet hope
introduce invite offer order persuade promise
refuse regret remind say suggest tell
sympathise thank threaten answer warn encourage
A B C
Can you hear me?
(speaker)
What did she say?
(you)
She asked if you 
could hear her.
(friend)
                       (ask)      
What did he say?
(you)
You should go 
to the doctor 
now.
(speaker)
He advised you 
to go to the doctor 
now. 
(friend)
                 (advise)      
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
92
3. Fill in the empty bubbles in Column C with reports of what was said in 
Column A, as in the box given on page 87.
A (First speaker) B (Questioner) C ("Reporter")
Get out!
What did he say?
(order)
(regret)
I wish I wasn't 
so rude to my 
teachers.
What did she say?
(warn)
Don't touch
the wire.
What did the 
notice say?
(refuse)
I won't go to
your party.
What did she say?
1.
2.
3.
4.
(persuade)
What did she say?
5.
You can do well in 
the competition. 
Go ahead.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
7 7
93
4. Interactive Practice
Individually, write down four sentences as in column A in 3.
A (First speaker) B (Questioner) C ("Reporter")
What did he say?
What did she say?
What did the 
notice say?
1.
2.
3.
5. Allen of MES Indian school has been asked to interview the Minister for 
Environment and Forests about the world's first zero - carbon city. Here is 
an extract of the taped interview. Write a short report in the given space.
Allen : It's remarkable! A city of fifty thousand people and no cars!
Minister: I agree with you. Masdar city in Abu Dhabi will be the world's first zero-
carbon city. 
Allen : How will you achieve this?
Minister: Our city will soon run entirely on renewable energy, including solar 
panels to trap the abundant resources offered by the desert sun. 
Allen : So, you will be a shining model for other Governments. Congratulations, 
Sir.
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