Reported Speech Worksheet for Class 10 CBSE

This reported speech worksheet is helpful for students preparing for their class 10 English exam. If you want to learn about reported speech before doing this worksheet, go to the reported speech study page.

Reported speech worksheet for class 10

1. Rahul meets Shyam at the bus stop. Shyam was absent from school yesterday.

Rahul: Why were you absent yesterday?

Shyam: I went to see my grandmother. She has been ill for a while.

Complete the sentence by reporting the question and the reply correctly.

While meeting Shyam at the bus stop, Rahul asked why he …………………………………….. to which Shyam replied that ……………………………….

Answer:

Rahul asked why he had been absent the previous day to which Shyam replied that he had gone to meet his grandmother who had been ill for a while.

2. Rani is speaking to her hairdresser.

Hairdresser: Hi Rani, what can I do for you?

Rani: Well, I would like a nice short haircut for the summer.

Report the conversation by completing the sentence.

The hairdresser asked Rani ……………………………………………. Rani replied that ……………………………………………

Answer:

The hairdresser asked Rani what she could do for her. Rani replied that she would like a nice short haircut for the summer.

3. Meera can’t find her kitten. He has been missing since morning. She goes to her neighbours’ house and asks them if they had seen her kitten.

Meera: Have you seen my cat? He has been missing since morning.

Neighbour: No, I haven’t but I will let you know if I find him.

Report the conversation by completing the sentence.

Meera asked her neighbor ……………………………………………………….. who ……………………………………………. Her neighbour replied that ………………………………………………….. but she ……………………………………………………….

Answer

Meera asked her neighbour if/whether she had seen her cat who had been missing since morning. Her neighbour replied that she hadn’t seen the cat but she would let her know if she found him.

4. Mother: Ammu, did you eat your lunch?

Ammu: No. I wasn’t hungry.

Report this conversation.

Mother asked Ammu …………………………………………………..  to which Ammu replied that ………………………………………… because ………………………………………………

Answer

Mother asked Ammu if / whether she had eaten her lunch to which Ammu replied that she hadn’t because she was not hungry.

5. Rani would like to go to the movies. She asks her friend Priyanka if she would like to come with her.

Rani: I would like to watch a movie tonight. Would you like to come with me?

Priyanka: I would like to but I can’t. I have an important assignment to complete.

Report this conversation.

Rani told Priyanka that she would like to watch a movie and asked her …………………………………………………….. Priyanka replied that ……………………………………………………. because ……………………………………………………….

Answer

Rani told Priyanka that she would like to watch a movie and asked her if she would like to go with her. Priyanka replied that she would like to but she couldn’t because she had an important assignment to complete.

6. Gauri: Mummy, I can’t find my calculator.

Mother: Where did you leave it?

Gauri: I left it on the table.

Mother: Ask Ravi if he has taken it.

Report this conversation.

Gauri told her mother that ………………………………………………………. to which mother asked ………………………………………………….. Gauri replied that she ………………………………………………… and then mother told her ……………………………………………………………..

Answer

Gauri told her mother that she couldn’t find her calculator to which her mother asked where she had left it. Gauri replied that she had left it on the table and then mother told her to ask Ravi if he had taken it.

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