Literacy Task - Direct and Indirect Speech
Read these sentences carefully. They are all examples
of indirect speech.
You must copy the sentences neatly into your book
and write a sentence underneath it using speech marks like in
The chef told his staff to work faster.
"Work faster!" shouted the chef.
The farmer said one of his cows was going to have
"One of the cows is going to have a calf,"
said the farmer to his wife.
Now you must do the same for these sentences.
- The policeman said the car was going too fast.
- My brother Bob told me he was feeling sick.
- Peter could hear Jenny shouting her name from
- Mr Cockcroft told the class that if they behaved
they would be going on a trip next week.
- Mr Pitchford explained that if the fire alarm
sounds there was no need to worry because it was only a test.
- Mum told Shane to turn the heater on at 11
- Bill was told to sit down or get out by the
- Grandma whispered that she was really hungry
- Peter Rabbit told Harry Hare to be careful
as he had seen Freddy Fox hanging around the vegetable patch.
- The fireman said that the fire had started
in the kitchen.
- You could hear Ted shouting about winning the
lottery as he ran up and down the street.
- The shopkeeper told Roger to wash the apples
before he ate them.
- Piglet had to tell Pooh that he had no honey
left in the honey pot.
- The football manager explained he had dropped
the player because he was not fit enough.
- Luke told Dave to put the toys away because
mum was coming upstairs.
Choose a book and look for examples of indirect
speech. Can you list down as many words as you can that give you
the clues so you know someone is talking.