Reported Speech Requests

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Reported Speech Requests

India

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Instructions: Read the text. Look at the words in bold.

I beg you please tell me about India.

India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multi-ethnic society, the country is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

India. Retrieved and adapted May, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India

Getting started: Indus Valley Civilisation

Instructions: Read the text. Then do the activity suggested.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Gradually brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi that was marked by non-violent resistance. Upon the promulgation of its constitution, India became a republic on 26 January 1950.

India. Retrieved and adapted May, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India

True of False

Instructions: Choose T (true) or F (false) for the following statements.

StatementTF
India was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation.

It is a region of historic trade routes and vast empires.

The Indian subcontinent was not identified with its cultural wealth.

India was not gradually brought under the administration of the British East India Company.

It was administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Let’s learn about Reported Speech Requests.

Instructions: Read about Reported Speech Requests.

- When someone asks us in a polite way to do something, we don´t report every word when we tell another person about it.

- We simply use “ask me + to + infinitive”

Examples:

Direct Speech:

  • “Make a research about India, please”
  • “Could you make a research about India please?”
  • “Would you mind making a research about India, please?”

 

Indirect Speech:

  • He asks me to make a research about India.

- To report a negative request, use 'not':

Direct speech: "Please don't touch that old book."

Reported speech: The teacher asked us not to touch that old book.

Quiz

Working conditions

Instructions: Read the text about working conditions in India to complete the Reported Speech sentences.

Working culture and conditions are extremely diverse in India and depend on the industry Hindus work in, the location and the type of company you work for.

It explains that the average working week in India is 48 hours, Monday to Friday; however in reality with overtime, this can be much longer. Holiday entitlement usually falls between 15 and 20 paid days per year.

While living costs in the country may be low in comparison to other countries, salaries are still a fraction of those you'd find in the west. If you're aiming for a salary comparable to your UK counterparts, try securing work with a multinational company that outsources employees to India as they are more likely to pay a UK equivalent salary.

In general foreign workers often earn more than their Indian counterparts but this depends on whether you work for an international or Indian company.

  1. The author reminded us working culture and conditions extremely diverse in India and on the industry Hindus in, the location and the type of company people for.
  2. He explained that the average working week in India 48 hours, Monday to Friday; however in reality with overtime, this be much longer. Holiday entitlement usually between 15 and 20 paid days per year.
  3. He also reminded us that while living costs in the country be low in comparison to other countries, salaries still a fraction of those we find in the west.
  4. He convinced us that in general foreign workers often more than their Indian counterparts but this on whether we for an international or Indian company.
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Quiz

Women in India’s Construction Industry

Instructions: Make Reported Speech Request sentences with the prompts given.

  1. Women/ask/the Construction Industry/get better salaries. .
  2. Women workers/ask/them/receive skilled instruction. .
  3. They also/ask/them/have opportunities in male-dominated skilled trades: carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical wiring. .
  4. They/invite/them/consider their work is relevant for Construction Industry. .
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Evaluation

Taj Mahal

Instructions: Choose the best option to make reported speech requests.

  1. They _______ us _______ them why The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  2. They _______ us _______ the history of Taj Mahal that adds a soul to its magnificence.

  3. They _______ us _______ them about the soul that was filled with love, loss, remorse, and love again.

  4. They _______ us _______ what was Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife’s name.

  5. They _______ us _______ she was a Muslim Persian princess.

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