|Direct speech||Reported speech|
| present simple →
I play the guitar
| past simple
He said he played the guitar
| present continuous →
They are watching a film
| past continuous
He told us they were watching a film
| will →
I'll call you later
She said she would call me later
| can →
He can work until 9.00
She told me he could work until 9.00
He told me (that) he was hungry.
He told that he was hungry.
She said she worked in France.
She said me she worked in France.
I get up at 6 a.m. → She said that she gets up at 6 a.m.
I'd like to
Would it be possible to ...?
Would you be able to ...?
Could you recommend ...?
Yes, of course.
Would you like me to ...?
Do you want me to (get a) ...?
Shall I ...?
A: Could you recommend a good cafe?
B: Yes, got to The Cafe on the Bridge. It serves great coffee! Do you want me to take you there?
I totally disagree...
I'm not sure about that...
I don't think so...
I'm afraid... I totally disagree.
I'm sorry, but ... it's just not possible.
I don't think...
In my opinion... we should...
If we see Ann, we'll ask her to call you.
We'll ask Ann to call you if we see her.
If we will see Ann, we'll ask her to call you.
If I pass my driving test today, I'll be very surprised.
When I pass my driving test, my father will buy me a car.
If it's sunny, we might have a picnic later.
When they arrive, they should call to tell us.
If I knew way to museum, I would tell you.
(I don't know the way to museum)
If I won the lottery, I would never work again.
(I'm very unlikely to win)
If I were you, I'd tell him your plans.
was you ...
If I could sing, I would start a band