Dec 5, 2014

Zookeeper: Reported Speech

Watch the segment. Then write the letter that corresponds to the character who said the following lines in the segment.


Giraffe: G
Lion: L
Lioness: FL
Coyote: C
Bear: B

1 ( G ) We are having a meeting.

2 (    ) I'm excited about this.

3 (    ) I have a very busy schedule.

4 (    ) You sleep 20 hours a day.

5 (    ) This is not good.

6 (    ) Oh, I like muffins.

7 (    ) Griffin saved my life.

8 (    ) You don't break the code.

9 (    ) How do we know that?

10 (    ) We're helping a human.

EX: The giraffe said they were having a meeting.

2 ________________
3 ________________
4 ________________
5 ________________
6 ________________
7 ________________
8 ________________
9 ________________
10 _______________

Answer key:

1. We are having a meeting. (G)

2. I'm excited about this (G) The giraffe said she was excited about that.

3. I have a very busy schedule (L) The lion said he had a very busy schedule.

4. You sleep 20 hours a day. (FL) The lioness said that he slept 20 hours a day.

5. This is not good (C) The coyote said that that was not good.

6. Oh, I like muffins (G) The giraffe said she liked muffins.

7. Griffin saved my life (FL) The lioness said Griffin had saved her life.

8. Don't break the code. (B) The bear told another coyote not to break the code.

9. How do we know that? (L) The lion asked how they knew that.

10. We're helping a human (E) The elephant said they were helping a human.




Becky G said...

What a great idea! We teach non native speakers and this could be a fun exercise. We use Phil Williams book The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide, and that is a fantastic resource! His site is, it's very useful for what we are trying to teach.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the resource!

I think #10. is actually the elephant not the lion :)

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for warning me.