Element FORM/USE: CITATION, PRESENT SIMPLE
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can use the present simple form of the reporting verb to report information from a written source and a present tense verb in the reported clause.
Corrected Learner Example First of all, your advertisement says that you have got two great nights in a hotel for us. (Turkey; B2 VANTAGE; 1997; Turkish; Pass)

It says you are asking for people to help in a summer camp for foreign school children. (B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

Firstly, your advertisement tells us that hotel has two great nights in a wonderful 3-star hotel (Turkey; B2 VANTAGE; 1997; Turkish; Fail)

The guidebook says that we can get there by train from London. (Korea, South; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Korean; Fail)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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