Element FORM: REPORTED STATEMENTS, PRONOUN AND TENSE SHIFT
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can report statements using a reporting clause with 'say' or 'tell' + 'that-'clause, with a pronoun and tense shift where relevant.
Corrected Learner Example I immediately called her to see if everything was o.k. and she said that she had won the lottery and she wanted to give some of the money to me. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

He said that she was in big trouble because the phone was a bomb. (Peru; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

They said that our school was the most suitable school for that movie. (Turkey; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Turkish; Pass)

He said that it was his phone and he had left it in a cafe. (Uzbekhistan (Republic of); B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Uzbek; Pass)

He said that he was a nuclear scientist and we had met before. (Hong Kong; B1 THRESHOLD; 1999; Chinese; Pass)

Mary told me that she was dating John. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2004; Portuguese; Pass)

In the letter, he told me that he was coming to Madrid on the first of June and he asked me if I was free. (Spain; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - European; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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