Hi More about Direct and Reported Speech

6. Rewrite the reported conversation below in Direct Speech using the exact
words of each speaker.

Mary confessed to George that she loved him very much. George said that he knew it, but he wondered why her father was so obdurate. Mary replied that art was folly to her father as he only understood groceries, but he always meant well. She said that her father was worried about her future. He had ne­ver had any problems with money in his life and he was afraid that George would starve her to death. George exclaimed that it would never happen and promised to do his best to earn money.

Mary admired his new statue of America and admitted that he was a di­vinely-gifted artist. George was very pleased to hear that but said he would prefer to be a money-making grocer instead of being a poor artist.

Mary advised him not to give up hope. She suggested showing his new sculpture to a famous art critic. She said that she had met the critic at a party a few days before and she was impressed by his intelligence. She added that the critic had offered his help. Suddenly George became very jealous and said that he would never accept any help from anybody. He asked Mary if her father knew about her conversation with the critic.

Mary denied saying even a word about it to her father. She burst into tears and George apologized for being so stupid.

7. Now report Chapter II of the story. You can use the following construc­
tions: 'promise to do something', 'threaten to do something', 'suggest
that someone should do something'.

Unit six

!k 8. Make sentences beginning with 'Having...'.

Example: John finished his job. Then he returned with a car. Having finished his job, John returned with a car.

1. After he finished his work he went home.

2. They had spent all their money. They couldn't afford to go to restau­

3. We bought the tickets. Then we went to see the exhibition.

4. John smashed the statue. Then he departed.

5. After Mary had cleaned her flat, she went shopping.

6. I had already seen the film twice, so I refused to go to the cinema with
my friends.

7. They signed the contract. Then they congratulated everybody on their

8. Mark Twain had worked for several newspapers and magazines and
travelled with his lectures all over America. Soon he became very
popular with the public.

Phrasal verbs with 'come'

come across- find by accident (натолкнуться, найти случайно) come down- be reduced in price (снижаться (о ценах))

syn. go down, ant. go up

come up with- produce, suggest (выступить с идеей) come round- visit (навестить, заглянуть)

9. Translate the following into Russian.

1. I came across this old photo in my Mum's diary.

2. I'd be happy if you came round to have a cup of tea with us.

3. People hope that the price of petrol will come down some day.

4. Listen to Mike carefully. He always comes up with something very

0. Translate the following into English using the phrasal verbs with 'come'.

1. Разве они не обещали заглянуть к нам сегодня вечером?

2. Когда я просматривал старые газеты, я случайно нашел полезную
информацию, которую я решил использовать в своем докладе.

3. Один из партнеров выступил с идеей создания совместного пред­

4. Похоже, что цены всегда растут и никогда не снижаются.