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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the difference between direct speech and indirect speech and how to punctuate direct speech correctly.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Arkell said “You should boil the pasta like this.”
Arkell said, “you should boil the pasta like this.”
Correct answer: Arkell said, “You should boil the pasta like this.”
Arkell said, “You should boil the pasta like this”
Arkell said, “You should boil the pasta like this”.
Q2.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Ellie said “Stop playing that awful song"
Ellie said “Stop playing that awful song".
Correct answer: Ellie said, “Stop playing that awful song."
Ellie said, “Stop playing that awful song”
Ellie said, “Stop playing that awful song”.
Q3.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Shaquille said "Tennis practice has been cancelled."
Shaquille said "tennis practice has been cancelled"
Shaquille said “Tennis practice has been cancelled".
Correct answer: Shaquille said, “Tennis practice has been cancelled.”
Shaquille said, “Tennis practice has been cancelled"
Q4.
Which sentence contains indirect speech?
Correct answer: Arkell said that pasta should be boiled a certain way.
Ellie said, “Stop playing that awful song."
Shaquille said, “Tennis practice has been cancelled.”
Q5.
Indirect speech contains the exact words used by the character/speaker.
Correct answer: False
True

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UnitEnglish / Writing accurate, correctly punctuated and paragraphed dialogue, using personal pronouns

English