Passage Narration

Passage Narration: Board Question

JS—Passage Narration

1. Change the following passage into indirect speech. 

"Why did you not go to school yesterday?" said the mother to the girl. 

"I was ill," the girl replied. 

“How are you today?" the mother asked again. 

“I am well,” said the girl, “Don't worry for me.” [JSC English Question: All Board-2013]


2. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"My sons, a great treasure lies hidden in the land there. I am going to leave it as I shall die soon," said the old father. 

Being curious, the sons said, "How shall we find it?" 

"You must dig the land for it,” said the old man. [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2014]


3. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Why were you absent?" said the teacher. "The Head teacher is very angry with you. Go to him at once." 

"I was seriously ill," said Papia. [JSC English Question: Comilla Board-2014]


4. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Why don't you attend the classes?" the teacher said to the boy. "You cannot expect good results unless you attend classes as I tell you." 

"I am sorry, sir, for I’ve offended you," said the boy. 

"Thank you” said the teacher. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2014]


5. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" 

The boy said, "Yes, sir, I think so.” 

"Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. 

"Thank you, sir," said the boy. [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2014]


6. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"I came here yesterday from my town," Fatema said. 

"Why did you come here?" I asked. 

"My mother sent me to you with this letter." 

"How is your mother?" [JSC English Question: Jessore Board-2014]


7. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I have been starving for two days." 

The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" [JSC English Question: Chittagong Board-2014]


8. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to Kamal, "Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself."

Kamal replied, "Sir, I am sorry. I am asking Jamal to lend me his pen. My pen has run out."

The teacher said, "Be attentive and listen to my lecture." [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board-2014]


9. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

My friend said to me, "Why are you reading at this hour? It is time for prayer. Let us go out for a walk after saying prayer." 

"Yes, I agree with you," said I. [JSC English Question: Barisal Board-2014]


10. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Have you taken your meal, Tania?" said the mother. 

"Yes, I have taken my meal," replied Tania. 

“Will you eat any fruit? Eat some mangoes", the mother said. [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2015]


11. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Lubna said to me, "Have you finished reading the book I gave you yesterday?" 

"Yes, I have finished reading the book" I replied. "What an interesting book it is! I wish I could borrow the book earlier," I said. 

"Will you return the book to me today?" she asked. [JSC English Question: Comilla Board-2015]


12. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The father said to his daughter, "Do you know why I have sent you to school?" 

The daughter said, "Yes, I know. I have been sent to school to learn to read and write." [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2015]


13. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The traveller said to the peasant, "Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?" 

The peasant said, "Yes, I can. Do you want one in which you can spend the night?" 

The traveller said, "I do not wish to stay there, but I only want a meal." [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2015]


14. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

“Have you offered your prayer today?" said my father. 

I replied, "No, I have forgotten." 

"Go to the prayer hall now. May the creator bless you," said he. [JSC English Question: Chittagong Board-2015]


15. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Sakif said to his brother, "Where are you going? I want to go with you." 

"No, you cannot go with me. Stay at home and study attentively for the ensuing examination," said his brother. [JSC English Question: Jessore Board-2015]


16. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Father said to Saima, "Read attentively in order to get GPA-5." 

"I am reading seriously. Please pray to Allah for my success," said Saima. 

"May Allah bless you.” [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board-2015]


17. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"I've lost my tooth," said Samira. "How ugly I will look!" 

"Don't worry," said Mina. "Just put your tooth into a rat's hole and a rat will give you one of its finest teeth." [JSC English Question: Barisal Board-2015]


18. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

“Have you offered your prayer today?” I said to my cousin. 

“No, I have forgotten," he said. 

“That's bad” I said. “We must pray to Almighty every day." [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2016]


19. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to the student, "Have you prepared your lesson today?" 

"No, sir," replied the student. 

The teacher said, "Why have you not prepared?" 

“I was suffering from headache yesterday” replied the student. [JSC English Question: Comilla Board-2016]


20. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Father said to Rina, "Do you know why I have sent you to school?" 

Rina said, “Yes, I know. I have been sent to school to receive education." 

“Right” said he. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2016]


21. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Rojina, have you done your English lesson today?" said the teacher. "Yes, Sir, I did it. But I haven’t understood some grammatical points” replied Rojina, “Where is the problem?" said the teacher. [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2016]


22. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Shamim said to Karim, "How are you? I went to your house yesterday, but did not find you." “I went to the station," said Karim, "I had to receive my maternal uncle there." [JSC English Question: Jessore Board-2016]


23. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"I came here yesterday from my village," he said. "Why did you come?" I asked. My mother sent me to you with this letter." "How is your mother? I have not seen her for a long time. I hope she is quite well." [JSC English Question: Chittagong Board-2016]


24. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"What's your programme after the examination?" asked Shiam. Kamal said, "I've not yet decided." "Let us go on a picnic," said Salam, "What an excellent idea it is!" said Kamal. [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board-2016]


25. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Takrim said to Srabon, "When does your JSC Examination commence?" "It commences on the 1stNovember," said he. "Your JSC Examination is knocking at the door and you don't have a lot of time," said Takrim. "You're right," said Srabon."And I'm learning my lessons with profound attention." [JSC English Question: Barisal Board-2016]


26. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The man said to the boy, "Are you going to sit for JSC Examination this year?” "Yes," said the boy. The man said, "How is your preparation?" "To Have a good preparation," replied the boy. [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2017]



28. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"What is a puppet show?” Sabu asked his father. Father said, "Let's go inside and you can see for yourself." Inside the tent Sabu said, "How Strange! A doll is dancing and talking!" Father said, "A man behind the screen is moving the doll." [JSC English Question: Comilla Board-2017]


29. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The beggar said to me, "Will you give me some money? I have been suffering from fever for seven days.” I said, "What will you do with the money” “I want to buy some medicine for myself. I am unable to move," he said. [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2017]


30. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to the student, "Have you prepared your lesson today?” "No, Sir,” replied the student. The teacher said, “Why?” “I was suffering from headache yesterday. I shall do my work tomorrow,” the student said. [JSC English Question: Jessore Board-2017]


31. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

“Have you prepared your lesson?” "Yes, sir. I have," I said. "Thank you. I like your sincerity,” my teacher said to me. [JSC English Question: Chittagong Board-2017]


32. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Fahad, can you tell me what I am teaching?” the teacher asked. "I am sorry, I can't follow," replied Fahad. "You can’t because you are not attentive. Be serious," the teacher said. [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board-2017]


33. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

I said to my friend. "Where are you going in the summer vacation?” My friend said, "I have not yet decided. Let us go to my village home together." "I will think about it,” I said. [JSC English Question: Barisal Board-2017]


34. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

My friend said to me, "Why are you reading this hour? It is time for prayer. Let us go out for a walk after saying prayer.” "Yes, I agree with you,” I said. [JSC English Question: Comilla Board-2018; Barisal Board-2014]


27. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Once I asked a sweet little girl, "What is your mother's name?" She replied cleverly, "I know my mother's name but I won't tell you that”. I said, "What a clever girl you are!" I said. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2018]

35. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to the boy, "Why are you making a noise in the class? You are not attentive to your lessons”. The boy said, "Sir, I am sorry. I was asking for a pen to my friend”. The teacher said, "Be attentive and listen to me carefully”. [JSC English Question: Jessore Board-2018]


36. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for three days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?” "No, I'm unable to work." the old man replied. [JSC English Question: Chattogram Board 2018; 2014]


37. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Once I asked a sweet little girl, "What is your mother's name?" She replied cleverly, "I know my mother's name, but I won't tell you that”. I said, "What a clever girl you are!" "I don't tell my mother's name to anybody whom I don't know," she spoke with an air of confidence. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2018]


38. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Ratul said to me, "Where are you going now? I am going to the stadium to watch a cricket match. Do you want to go with me?" said I. Ratul said, "Yes." I said, "Let's go together." [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2018]


39. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Mother said to Samia, "What are you doing now?" "I am watching television, mother.” Samia replied. "Have you prepared your lesson?" "Yes, mother," "It's late at night. Go to bed,” mother salad. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board 2018]


40. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"I came here yesterday from my town," Rudra said. "Why did you come here?” I  asked. "My mother sent me to you with this letter." "Oh, what a good news! Let me read the letter," said I. [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2018]


41. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"What do you take as lunch in school, Shafiq?" Shafin said. "I always take junk food. Don't you like it at all?" "No," Shafin said. "Why don't you like it?” “I don't like it because it does not contain any food value,” Shafin said. [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board 2018]


42. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

“Give me a few grains of corn. I am dying of hunger," said the Grasshopper. "But what did you do in the summer? Didn't you store up any corn?" asked the Ant. "No, I was too busy in singing.” [JSC English Question: Barisal Board-2018]


43. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"What were you doing?" said he to me. I said, "I was doing my assignment." "You should play in the afternoon. It will keep you fit." "Thank you for your advice." [JSC English Question: Dhaka Board-2019]


44. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Will you come to my house tomorrow?" I asked the boy. "We can discuss terms and conditions then,” I said. "I shall be very happy to meet you at your house. Thank you so much," he replied. [JSC English Question: Mymensingh Board-2019]


45. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

The teacher said to Hasan. "Have you read the story of Shamima?" "Yes, sir. I have read it," said Hasan. The teacher again said, "Tell me the story." Hasan said, "I am telling it now." "What a good student you are!" said the teacher. [JSC English Question: Rajshahi Board-2019]


46. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

My friend said to me, "Why did you not attend my birthday party?" "I was in Dhaka at that time," said I." I missed you so much,” said he. "Take this gift, please." said I "How nice it is!" said he. [JSC English Question: Dinajpur Board-2019]


47. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

I said to my friend, "Where are you going after the examination?" "I've not yet decided," said my friend. "Let's go to my village home together. What a great time we will have there!" ""I’ll discuss it with my parents," my friend said. [JSC English Question: Jashore Board-2019]


48. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Ruma, have you done your English lesson today?" asked the teacher. "Yes, sir, I have. But I haven't understood some grammatical points", replied Ruma. "Where is the problem?" said the teacher. "Let us try again." [JSC English Question: Cumilla Board-2019]


49. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

Once I asked a little girl, "What's your mother's name?" "I know my mother's name but I won't tell you that. I never tell my mother's name to anybody whom I don't know." I said, "How clever you are"! [JSC English Question: Chattogram Board- 2019]


50. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

"Good morning. Emon. Why did you miss the most important class on the rules of the passage narration yesterday?” said the teacher. “What a fool I am! Please help me sir." "Don't miss the class and let's discuss the topic," said the teacher. [JSC English Question: Sylhet Board-2019]


51. Change the following passage into indirect speech.

My friend said to me, "Where are you going?” "I am going to the tree fair," said I. “Will you take me with you?” "Yes," said. "Let's walk together," he said. [JSC English Question: Barishal Board -2019]


 

SSC English Board Questions

52. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Father said to his son, "Why are you making late? Go to school now." "No, I am not going to school today. I feel dizzy", said his son. [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2007]


53. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"My sons listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you." "How'll we find it?" said the sons. “You must dig the land for it," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2007]


54. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Have you killed the rats?" said the Mayor. “Yes, I have," said the Piper. "Give me the promised money." "How funny!" said the Mayor. "We cannot give you so much money. Take only fifty." [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2007]


55. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Zaman said to me, "Have you finished reading the book I gave you yesterday?" “Yes, I have finished reading the book," I replied. "What an interesting book it is! I wish I would borrow the book earlier!" I said. "Will you return the book to me today?" he asked. [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2007]


56. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Ratan, have you done your English today?" asked the teacher. “Yes, sir, I did it. But I haven't understood some grammatical points," replied Ratan. "Where is the problem?" said the teacher. "Let us try again." [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2007]


57. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Great king of the genies" called the monster, "I will never again disobey you." Hearing those words, the fisherman became brave and said, “Tell me why you were locked up in the vase." The giant angrily looked at him and said, "Speak to me more politely or I shall kill you." [SSC English Question: Barishal Board -2008]


58. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Rashed said to Karim. "How are you? I went to your hostel yesterday, but did not find you. Where did you go?" "I went to the station,” said Karim. "I had to receive my maternal uncle there." [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2008]


59. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Did people use stamps in those days?" asked Rafiq. "Yes!" answered Mr. Jamil. "The first stamps were used in 1840." "Are they easy to get now?" asked Shafiq. “They are very difficult to get," his uncle replied. [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2008]


60. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"We would like to go on an excursion. Can we have your permission, sir?" said the students. “Yes, you can arrange it after the examination is over. And you should choose a historical place for that, replied the headmaster. "Thank you, sir." [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2008]


61. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for two days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" "No, I am unable to work," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2008]


62. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for two days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" "No, I am unable to work," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2008]


63. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Once I asked a sweet little girl, "What is your mother's name?" She replied cleverly, "I know my mother's name but I won't tell you that." I said, "What a clever girl you are!" "I don't tell my mother's name to anybody whom I don't know." she spoke with an air of confidence. [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2008]


64. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"What is the time by your watch?" he said. "It is half past nine." I said. He said, "I want to go to the college. Would you accompany me, please?" "No, I am sorry," replied I. [SSC English Question: Barishal Board -2009]


65. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, 'Yes, Sir, I think so." 'Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, Sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy. [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2009]


66. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The man said to the manager, "May I come in, sir?" 'Yes, come in. What do you want?" Said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank," said the man, "Can you tell me how I can open a saving account?" [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2009; JB-2012, DINAJPUR-11]


67. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"What's your programme after the examination?" asked Salam. Kamal said, "I've not yet decided. Can you suggest any?" "Let us go on a picnic," said Salam. "What an excellent idea! I shall certainly join you," said Kamal. [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2009]


68. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, 'Yes, Sir, I think so." 'Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, Sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy. [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2009]


69. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The man said to the manager, "May I come in, sir?" 'Yes, come in. What do you want?" Said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank," said the man, "Can you tell me how I can open a saving account?" [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2012, DIN-11,CTG-2009]


70. Change the narrative style of the following text.

A fruit seller said, "Which fruits do you want to buy? I have apples from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes form Kashmir." The customer said, "What fruits of our country do you have?" The seller said, "I have coconut, guava and jackfruit." The customer said, "Give one kg of guava as it will be the substitute of Australian apples." [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2009]


71. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, 'Yes, Sir, I think so." 'Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, Sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy. [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2009]


72. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Where do you like to go, sir?" said the ticket officer to the passenger. "I want to go to Chittagong," said the passenger. "How many tickets do you need?" "l need five tickets." “Here are the tickets. They will cost one thousand taka," said the ticket officer. [SSC English Question: Barishal Board -2010]


73. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for two days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" "No, I am unable to work," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2010]


74. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for two days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" "No, I am unable to work," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2010]


75. Change the narrative style of the following text.

“What are you doing now, Jack?” I said. “I am watching an interesting programme on television." "Aren't you wasting your time?" I said. “No, I don't think so" he said. [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2010]


76. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Rina said to me, "Have you finished reading the book I gave you yesterday?" "Yes, I have finished reading the book." I replied, "What an interesting book it is! I wish I would borrow the book earlier!" I said, "Will you return the book to me today?" he asked. [SSC English Question: Dinajpur Board - 2010]


77. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The class teacher of class X said to the students, "Do you like to go on a study tour?" "Yes" said all the students to their class teacher. Then he said, "Take the permission from your parents.” One of the students said, "Where will we go, sir?" it will be decided after a discussion” said the teacher. [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2010]


78. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, 'Yes, Sir, I think so." 'Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, Sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy. [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2010]


79. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"My sons listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you." "How'll we find it?" said the sons. “You must dig the land for it," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2010]


80. Change the narrative style of the following text.

My friend said to me, "Why are you reading this hour? It is time for prayer. Let us go out for a walk after saying prayer.” “Yes, I agree with you,” said I. [SSC English Question: Barishal Board -2011]


81. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Ratan, have you done your English today?" asked the teacher. “Yes, sir, I did it. But I haven't understood some grammatical points," replied Ratan. "Where is the problem?" said the teacher. "Let us try again." [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2011]


82. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, 'Yes, Sir, I think so." 'Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, Sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy. [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2011]


83. Change the narrative style of the following text.

I said to the old man, "What are you doing?” “I’m watching the boys swimming in the pond," he said. "How happy they are! May Allah bless them.” “Let me sit by you and enjoy the scene," I said. [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2011]


84. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The man said to the manager, "May I come in, sir?" 'Yes, come in. What do you want?" Said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank," said the man, "Can you tell me how I can open a saving account?" [SSC English Question: Dinajpur Board - 2011]


85. Change the narrative style of the following text.

“Have you completed your assignment?" said Rumana. “No, I haven’t completed yet.” replied Farah. "But you must submit it timely," said Rumana. “I worked on it for several hours yesterday,” replied Farah. [SSC English Question: Jessore Board -2011]


86. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"My sons listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you." "How'll we find it?" said the sons. “You must dig the land for it," said the old man. [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2011]


87. Change the narrative style of the following text.

 A fruit seller said, "Which fruits do you want to buy? I have apples from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes form Kashmir." The customer said, "What fruits of our country do you have?" The seller said, "I have coconut, guava and jackfruit." The customer said, "Give one kg of guava as it will be the substitute of Australian apples." [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2011]


88. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Why did you not go to school yesterday?" said the mother to the girl. "I was ill, mum," the girl replied. "How are you today?" the mother asked again. "Well," said the girl. "Don't worry for me." [SSC English Question: Barishal Board -2012; Chittagong Board-2007]


89. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The traveler said to the peasant, "Can you tell me the way to the nearest hotel?" The peasant said, "Yes, do you want one in which you can spend the night?" The traveler said, " I do not want to stay here but I only want a meal." [SSC English Question: Comilla Board -2012]


90. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Why did you not go to school yesterday?" said the mother to the girl. "I was ill, mum," the girl replied. "How are you today?" the mother asked again. "Well," said the girl. "Don't worry for me." [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2007; BB—2012]


91. Change the narrative style of the following text.

I said to the passerby, "What are you seeing now?" "I am seeing the people running here and there," he said. "How happy they are! May God help them. Let me enjoy this," I said. [SSC English Question: Chittagong Board -2012]


92. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Have you ever been to Cox's Bazar?" asked Shabab. "No, I have never," replied Labib. "But I desire for visiting the place." ''I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year," said Shabab. "Let us go there this week," said Labib. [SSC English Question: Dhaka Board -2012]


93. Change the narrative style of the following text.

The teacher said to the student, “Have you prepared your lesson today?” “No, sir.” Replied the student. The teacher said, “Why?” “I was suffering from headache yesterday. I shall do my work tomorrow,” Replied the student. [SSC English Question: Dinajpur Board - 2012]


94. Change the narrative style of the following text.

“I came to Bogra this afternoon. I sent you a message before starting from home,” Roka said. “Did you receive it in time?” she asked. “No, I did not receive it,” I replied. [SSC English Question: Rajshahi Board -2012]


95. Change the narrative style of the following text.

"Have you ever been to Cox's Bazar?" asked Shabab. "No, I have never," replied Labib. "But I desire for visiting the place." ''I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year," said Shabab. "Let us go there this week," said Labib. [SSC English Question: Sylhet Board -2012, DB-2012]

Narration: Test Question

1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Where are you going?" said the merchant. "I was coming to see you, Sir." "Why?" "To earn my bread by the labour of my hands." "Do you really want work?" said the merchant. "Yes, if you have any." Ok, follow me and carry a box from a shop to my house." "I do not see how I can do that," said the youth.

2. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "You've cut off your hair ?" asked Jim. "Cut it off and sold it", said Della. "Don't you like me just as well, anyhow ? I'm me without my hair, aren't I?"

3. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "What kind of stories did Aesop tell?" asked Anwar. "Fables", replied Mrs. Amin. "Do you know what fables are?" "No", replied Anwar." Well", continued Mrs. Amin. "Fables are stories with a message or a moral". 

4. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"What's your programme after the examination?" asked Tahmina. Rupa said, "I have not yet decided. Can you suggest any?" "Let's go on a picnic," said Tahmina. "Instead, let's do a computer course," said Rupa. "Excellent!" Tahmina exclaimed.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
A fruit-seller said, "Which fruits would you need? I have apple from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes from Kashmir etc." The customer said, "What fruits do you have of our country?" The fruit-seller said, "Yes, I have coconut, guava, jackfruits etc." The customer said, "I want one kg of guava as it will be the substitute of Australian apple.

6. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Himi said to Rimi, "Why don't you get up early from sleep?" Rimi said, "It is tough to me to leave bed early." "Alas! It's a bad habit", said Himi. "If you leave bed early you can enjoy sound health". "Follow my advice." "I will try my level best to do this", said Rimi.

7. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Mr Fox is very clever" the other foxes said. "What's he going to tell us?" Mr. Fox said, "Listen to me my friends. I have made a discovery. Do you want to know about it?" "Yes, of course, what the discovery?" 

8. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The teacher said to the boy, "Do you thing that honesty is the best policy"? The boy said, "Yes sir, I think so." Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank your sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy.

9. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  Sufian said, "Happy birthday to you." "Thank you so much," said Omio, "Where is Sazid?" "I don't know. Let's find him out," said Sufian. 

10. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Why are you reading this hour? Don't you think that it is a time of prayer?" said mother. "I've forgotten," I said. "Remember, prayer is always good both for body and mind. Let's go out for a walk after saying prayer," she said.

11. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Dear friend," Monju said, "How can we get peace in our life?" "It's only possible by following the path which is shown by the creator," said Anwar. "I think we can find peace following the modern life." "How narrow your thinking is! Is it possible to operate an instrument without following the instruction of the catalogue?"

12. Change the narrative style of the following text.
 Ria said to Amena, “Happy birthday. You are looking beautiful.” “ Thanks for your appreciation”, said Amena, “Where is Menka? Won’t she come?” “Sorry, she has gone to hospital with her mother,” she replied. “ But why” she asked. “ She fell on the road and broke her arm,” said Ria. “Let’s go to the hospital,” said Amena. 

13. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Have you seen your mother, Jerry?" "I see her every summer. She sends gifts for me". I wanted to cry out. "Why are you not with her? How can she let you go away again?" He said, "She comes up here from Manville whenever she can. She does not have a job now".

14. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Where do you like to go?" said the ticket officer. "To Chittagong", said the passenger. "How many tickets do you need?" "Four tickets", "Here are the tickets that cost one thousand taka".

15. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Whom can I trust with my riches during our absence?" asked Mostofa to his son. "My friend, the Armenian of course. He is the most honest man in Damaskas," his son said. "Ok, I'll accept your suggestion for once."

16. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Why are you putting up the food in your pocket, Sir? Why don't you eat?" asked the noble man. "I am doing the right thing. My dress deserves these rich dishes," replied Sheikh Saadi. "I do not understand what you mean to say," said the noble man. "And I am sorry."

17. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The teacher said to the girl, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The girl said, “Yes, sir, I think so,” “Then learn to be honest from your childhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you sir,” said the girl. “May Allah bless you,” said the teacher. 

18. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Great king of the genies" called the monster, "I will never again disobey you." Hearing those word, the fisherman became brave and said, "Tell me why you were locked up in the vase." The giant angrily looked at him and said, "Speak more politely or I shall kill you."

19. Change the narrative style of the following text.
A hawker said to me, "Do you want any newspaper? I have all types of newspapers. Please take one." I said, "I want a weekly magazine. Do you have any magazine?" He said, "Yes, I have a magazine named Jai Jai Din." "What is the price of it?" I asked.

20. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Sufian said, "Happy birthday to you." "Thank you," said Kamal. "Where is Sajib?" "I don't know. Let us find him out," said Sufian.

21. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  “Rina, why are you talking in the class? You should know that you are disturbing the class.” said the teacher angrily. “Sorry sir, I am asking Meena for a pen. My pen has run out.” replied Rina. “Be attentive to your lesson.” said the teacher. 

22. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"How lovely the toy is! I'll buy it." "No, Pinto. It is not durable. Tomorrow we will visit another village fair. Then you can buy another toy. Let's go now," said mother. "You must buy me a good toy." "Yes," replied she.

23. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"What's a puppet show?" Momo said to her father. Father said, "Let's go inside and you can see yourself." Inside the tent, Momo said, "How strange! A doll is dancing and talking." Father said, "A man behind the screen is moving the doll. Do you understand who is talking?"

24. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"How is your mother, Hamid?" asked Mrs. Jamil. "She is very well. Thank you", Hamid replied. "I am very glad to hear that she is better", said Mrs. Jamil.

25. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The old man said, "Can you give me some food? I've been starving for two days." The maid said, "Why do you beg? Can't you work?" "No, I am unable to work," said the old man.

26. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Do you know why you are sent to school?" "For playing with friends, father." No, you are sent to learn, to read and write." But I won't read and write," replied Robi sulkily. "yes you will."

27. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Porus! You have fought against me seriously but what a poor fellow you are now in my hand!" Alexander smiled and said, "What kind of behaviour do you expect from me?" "Like a king", said the captive king. "You are a great emperor and I believe you, of course, know very well how to treat with an honourable prisoner". Turning to the captive king, Alexander said, "Your bold reply has caught my attraction. I set you free for your courage."

28. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "I have got GAP-5 in the S.S.C Examination" said Nehal. "Congratulation" what do you intend to do now?" asked Email. "I want to study in a reputed college. I try to get myself admitted in Notre Dame College" said Nehal. "Well, you will do better in the long run but it's difficult to do" said Email.

29. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Alif said to Abdullah, "You had a blue pen." "No, No, that was green," "You say, it was green but where is it now?" "By God, I don't know." "What a nice pen it was!" Alif said to Abdullah.

30. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  “Where are you going" Rana said to his friend. “I am going to the field. We have a cricket match today,” replied Monir, “Who are you playing against?” “Ranipur High School.” “Good luck.” 

31. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Rana, have you done your English lesson today?" asked the teacher, "Yes, sir, he replied. But I haven't understood one grammatical point. Would you please explain it to me?" "The teacher assured him saying, "I'll help you to understand the point."

32. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "What are you writing?" The angel looked up and replied in a sweet tone. "The names of those who love the Lord". "And is mine one?" asked Abu. "No, your name is not included here." replied the angel. Then Abu said "Please write down my name as one who loves his fellowmen."  

33. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  Suddenly a voice called out, "Good morning gentlemen. Where are you going and what are you doing here?" "Oh, nowhere and nothing." "But you look so pensive why?" "Yes, you are right. We are looking for something," replied the six blind men.

34. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Can I have a look at your paper for a moment?" asked the man next to me. "I just want to see the cricket result." "I haven't quite finished it, "I said. "Could you wait for a moment?" "No, I can't wait long," he said. "I'm getting off at the next stop." "Ok. You can have a glance, but return it before you get down," said I with an unsatisfied tone. 

35. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Stop writing now. The time is over." "Sir, please wait a few more minutes. I came late." the student said. "That can't be an excuse. The school is not responsible for your delay," said the teacher. "Sorry, Sir".

36. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Good morning, students," said the English teacher. "How are you today?" "We are fine, madam. What about you? "I am fine too. Please, sit down, Have you prepared your lesson?" The teacher asked. "Sorry, madam, we have not prepared our lesson," they replied.

37. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The man said to the manager, "May I come in, Sir?" "Yes, come in. What do you want?" said the manager. "I want to Open a bank account in your bank," said the man. "Can you tell me how I can open a current account?"

38. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "My sons, listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you." "How will we find it?" Said the sons. "You must dig the land for it." said the old man.

39. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Good morning" said the tourist. "Have you any room vacant?" "Yes, sir. Double or single? "I want one double" said the tourist. The receptionist said, "We have a double room on the second floor."

40. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"I have got GPA-5 in the S.S.C examination" said Sadia. "Congratulation. What do you intend to do now?" asked Alpona. "I want to study in a reputed college. I try to get myself admitted in Holy Cross Girls' College", said Sadia. "Well, you will do better in the long run but it's difficult to do" said Alpona.

41. Change the narrative style of the following text.
One afternoon, I was walking along the road, suddenly a bearded man jumped from a rickshaw and said, "Good afternoon Sir. How are you? Where are you going". I was at a loss but said "Good afternoon, I am well and I am just walking." "Can't you recognize me, Sir? I am Real and was a student of 2009 batch," said the bearded man.

42. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "You look a little bit like my mother" he said, "Especially in the dark by the fire." "But you were only four, Jerry, when you came here" Have you remembered how she looked all these years?", said the authoress. "My Mother lives in Mannville," said he.

43. Change the narrative style of the following text.
The doctor said to the patient, "What is your problem?" "Last month my blood pressure was too high. Since then I have changed my food habits." The doctor said, "How?" "I'm taking fruits and more vegetables and very little fat in my diet."

44. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"How can I believe you? perhaps you're a man from the Sheriff of the town," the leader of the gang of robbers growled. "Believe me," the poor man yelled. "I've come here just by change. By God! I know none of you."

45. Change the narrative style of the following text.
My friend said to me, "Why are you reading this hour? It is time for prayer. Let us go out for a walk after saying prayer." "Yes, I agree with you. Let's have our ablution," said I.

46. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The teacher said to the boy, "Do you know that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, "Yes, sir, I think so." Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, "said the boy. "May Allah help you," said the teacher.

47. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "What are you doing, Smriti?" "I am watching an interesting programme on television." "Aren't you wasting your time?" I said '"No I don't think so," she replied.

48. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"I will pay for it," said he. "I brought the axe handle down careless. "But no one  hits accurately every time, Jerry. Moreover, the fault was in the wood of the handle. I will see the man who I have bought it from," I told him.

49. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Please, don't go out now as it is raining outside. If you have to go, you should take your umbrella," Raima said to Tumpa. "No, I have a raincoat so I shall not carry it." "You may do whatever you like."

50. Change the narrative style of the following text.
"Will you buy my hair?" asked Della. "I buy hair," said Madam. "Take your hat off and let us have a sight at the looks of it." "Twenty dollars," said Madam "Give it to me quick," said Della.

51. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  Jim said to Della, "You had a blue pen. " " No, No, that was green. ". "You say it was green but where is it now?" "By God, I don't know." "What a nice pen it was!" Jim said to Della.

52. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Rihan said to me, "Have you finished the book I gave you yesterday?" "Yes, I have finished reading the book," I replied. "What an interesting book it is! I wish I could borrow the book earlier." I said "Will you return me the book today?" he said.

53. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  "Sir," he said, "May I ask you a question?" "Of course." "I was absent from your class yesterday and could not understand the lesson." "Ok, if you are free after this class, meet me in the teacher's room. I will help you". "Thank you, sir." "You're welcome, son".

54. Change the narrative style of the following text.
  The stranger said to  the boy, “Will you tell me the way to the nearest inn?” “Yes, I will. Do you want a residential a re in which you can spend the night?” said the boy. “I do not want to stay  there but I only want a meal”, replied the man. 

55. Change the narrative style of the following text.
The teacher said to the student, "Have you prepared your lesson today?" "No, sir," replied the student. The teacher said, "Why?" "I was suffering from headache yesterday. I shall do my work tomorrow," said the student.

56. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"I have lost my axe," the woodman said. "It fell into the deep water." The fairy showed him a gold axe and said, "Is this yours?" "No, "said the woodman. The fairy then showed him a silver axe and said again in her clear voice, "Is this yours?"

57. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  The new teacher entered the classroom and said, "Can you tell me what I should do now?" "No, sir." said one of the students. The teacher smiled and said," Try to guess."  "You should introduce yourself to us," another student said. "Thank you." said the teacher." You are really brilliant."

58. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Good morning, students," said the teacher, "How are you?" "Fine, sir. What about you?" "I'm fine too. Please sit down." "Have you prepared your lesson?" the teacher asked. "Sorry, sir. We were a little bit busy with our practical classes, "they replied.

59. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
My mother said to me, "Your progress in studies is very slow. You are frequently moving about with a group of friends. Are you not wasting your time in this way? Can't you be more serious?" I am very sorry. I will mend myself." I replied.

60. Change the narrative style into indirect speech. 5
"Will you not go to school today, Mamun?" "No, it's raining cats and dogs. All the roads have gone under knee-deep water." "Let's finish reading the last part of Harry Porter. Today is the most suitable day for reading," said Rana.

61. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
Mother said to Mery, "Don't you see that a storm is arising? Call the cattle home. Go and call the cattle home." Mery said, "Mother, I am going to call the cattle home. Don't worry for me."

62. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Ratan, have you done your English today?" asked the teacher. "Yes, sir. I did it but I have not understood some grammatical points," replied Ratan. "Where is the problem?"  said the teacher." "Let us try again."

63. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  “You look a little bit like my mother,” he said, “specially in the dark by the fire.” “But you were only four, Jerry when you came here. Can you remember how she looked all these years?” said the authoress. "My mother lives in Mannville.” he said. 

64. Re-write the following passage in the reported speech. 5
  Ripa said to me, "Have you finished the book I gave you yesterday?" "Yes, I have finished reading the book. "I replied." What an interesting book it is! I wish I would borrow the book earlier." I said. "Will you return me the book today?" She said. 

65. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  Once a rich banker said to a poor cobbler. "How much do you earn a year?" the cobbler said laughingly. "I never count in this way. I earn barely enough money to pass a day. And I'm happy." "Are you really happy?" said the banker.

66. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  “Give me a few grains of corn. I am dying of hunger,” said the Grasshopper. “But what did you do in summer? Didn’t you store up any corn?” asked the Ant. “No, I was too busy,” replied the Grasshopper. 

67. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Follow my example," she said as we shook hands, "and never eat more than one thing for luncheon." "I'll do better than that," I retorted. "I'll eat nothing at dinner tonight." "I'll do better than that," I retorted. "I'll eat nothing at dinner tonight." "Humorist!" she cried gaily, jumping into a cab. 

68. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Jim, darling, don't look at me this way." "I had my hair cut off and sold it because I could not have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. I just had to do it," said Della." Say, "Merry Christmas' Jim and let's be happy".

69. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
 “When will you start for Bogra and why?” Said father. “Tomorrow, to visit the historical place," said Sadat.” "What do you require? Only money?” “Yes, father.” “ Don’t go alone. Now time is not going well. Take Shohel with you and come back soon.” "Yes, father we will come back day after tomorrow.”

70. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Have you offered your prayer?" I said to my brother "No I have forgotten." he said, "That's bad," I said, "We must pray everyday."

71. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  I'll pay for it" he said. "I broke it. I brought the axe down careless." "But no one hits accurately every time." I told him. "The fault was in the wood of the handle. I'll see the man from whom I bought it."

72. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
I said to the old man, "What are you doing here?" Watching the boys swimming in the pond. If I could be a young like one! he said. How happy they are!" "Let me sit by you and enjoy the scene," I said

73. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  Sohel asked Salma, "Friend, have you ever visited the National Memirial at Savar in Dhaka? Wow, how splendid it is!" "Yes, I haven't yet gone there. But I must visit there after SSC exam is over." "It has been built in memory of the martyrs of our Liberation War. May Allah bless the souls of them," Sohel said.

74. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "What is this strange outcry?" said Socrates. "I sent the woman away mainly in order that she might not offend in that way for I have heard that a man should die in peace. Be quiet and have patience.

75. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"I think you will cut a good figure in the current examination". Lima said "It is your belief" said Munira. "Actually my preparation is not satisfactory" "I heard you were suffering from typhoid". "Yes, really."

76. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "What is the time by your watch?" he said. "It is half past nine", I said. He said, "I want to go to the college. Would you accompany me please?" "No, I am sorry", replied I.

77. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "May I come in, sir?" "Yes, come in. What do you want?" said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank." said the man. "Can you tell me the process of opening a savings account?"

78. Change the following passage into in direct speech. 5
The passer-by stopped me and said, "Sir, can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?" "Yes, I can" I said."
"Go straight about 100 yards and turn left. You will find it." "Thank you sir", he said.

79. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
Sohel asked Alok, "Friend, have you ever visited the National Memorial at Savar in Dhaka? Wow, how splendid it is!" "Yes, I have not yet gone there. But I must visit there after the SSC Exam is over." "It has been built in memory of the martyrs of our Liberation War. May God bless the souls of them," Sohel said.

80. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The new teacher entered into the classroom and said, "Can you tell me what should I do now?" "No, sir," one of the students said. The teacher smiled and said, "Try to guess." "You should introduce yourself to us." another student said. "Thank you," said the teacher. "You are really brilliant."

81. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  “"Good morning, Rifat," said Rani. “How much preparation have you taken for the test examination?” “A great preparation” he replied. "I must get A+.” “How, what a lucky boy.” said Rani. “But my preparation is not so good.” 

82. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
'Jim, darling' cried Della. 'Don't look at me that way. I had my hair cut off and sold it because I couldn't have lived through Christmas without giving you a present.'
'You have cut off your hair?' asked Jim laboriously. 'Cut it off and sold it,' said Della. 'Don't I look like as before, any how? I'm me without my hair.'

83. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Have you ever been to Cox's Bazar?" asked Lovely. "No, I have never" replied Tania, "But I desire for visiting the place." "I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year," said Lovely. "Let us go there this week," said Tania.

84. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  The teacher said to Ahsan, "Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself." Ahsan replied, "Sir,I am sorry. I am asking Rahim to lend me his pen. My pen has run out" The teacher said, "Be attentive and listen to my lecture.

85. Rewrite the following in the reported speech. 5
The teacher said to the student, "Have you prepared your lessons today?" "No sir," replied the student. The teacher said, "Why" "I was suffering from headache yesterday. I shall do my work tomorrow," replied the student.

86. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The man said to the manager, "May I come in, sir?" "Yes, come in. What do you want?" said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank," said the man. "Can you tell me how I can open a current account?"

87. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  “My sons, listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you.” “How’ll we find it?” said the sons. “You must dig the land for it”, said the old man. 

88. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"What's your programme after the examination?" asked Tahmina. Rupa said, "I have not yet decided. Can you suggest any?" "Let's go on a picnic," said Tahmina. "Instead, let's do a computer course," said Rupa. "Excellent!" Tahmina exclaimed.

89. Re-write the following sentences in the reported speech. 5
The teacher said to the boy, "Do you thing that honesty is the best policy"? The boy said, "Yes sir, I think so." Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank your sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy.

90. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Why are you reading this hour? Don't you think that it is a time of prayer?" said mother. "I've forgotten," I said. "Remember, prayer is always good both for body and mind. Let's go out for a walk after saying prayer," she said.

91. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The teacher said to the girl, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The girl said, “Yes, sir, I think so,” “Then learn to be honest from your childhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you sir,” said the girl. “May Allah bless you,” said the teacher. 

92. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Rina, why are you talking in the class? You should know that you are disturbing the class.” said the teacher angrily. “Sorry sir, I am asking Meena for a pen. My pen has run out.” replied Rina. “Be attentive to your lesson.” said the teacher. 

93. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Srijon, happy birth day to you. You are looking very smart." 
"Thanks for your appreciation." has said Srijon to Monisha, "Where is Srija? Won't she come?"
"Sorry, she has gone to hospital with her mother." "But Why?"
"She fell on the bathroom and lost sense."
"Let's go to the hospital."

94. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Good morning" said the tourist. "Have you any room vacant?" "Yes, Sir. Double or single?" "I want one double", said the tourist. The receptionist said, "We have a double room on the second floor".

95. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  Asif said to his sister, "Do you want me to help you?" "No, I need not take others help. You can go now," said his sister. Asif said, "Good night. May God help you."

96. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
"Why did you not come to school yesterday?" asked the teacher. The girl replied, "I was ill, sir." "What is your condition today? How feel you now?" the teacher asked again. "Through and through today," said the girl. "You must follow the rules of health".

97. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Have you killed the rats?" said the Mayor. "Yes, I have. Give me the promised money," said the Piper. "How funny you are!" said the Mayor. "We cannot give you so much money. Take only fifty."

98. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
A fruit seller said, "Which fruits would you need? I have apple from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes from Kashmir etc". The customer said, "What fruits do you have of our country?" The seller said. "Yes, I have coconut, guava, jackfruits etc." The customer said, "I want one kg of guava as it will be the substitute of Australian apple."

99. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  The teacher said to the student, "Have you prepared your lesson today?" "No, Sir," replied the student. The teacher said." "Why?" "I was suffering from headache yesterday. I shall do my work tomorrow," said the student.

100. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Have you ever been to Cox' Bazar?" asked Samim. "No, I have never," replied Sakib. "But I desire for visiting the place." "I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year," said Samim. "Let us go there this week," said Sakib.

101. Change the speeches: 5
  "Dear friends, will you tell me how I can go to the nearest hospital?" "Go straight and turn left, then you will find the hospital." "Thank you friends." "You are welcome," we said to the man.

102. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "Will you not go to school today, Masud?" "No, it's raining cats and dogs. All the roads have gone under knee-deep water." Let's finish reading the last part of Harry Potter. Today is the most suitable day for reading," said Rana.

103. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  Asif said to me, "Have you finished reading the book I gave you yesterday"? "Yes, I have finished reading the book," I replied. "What an interesting book it is! I wish I could borrow the book earlier," I said. "Will you return me the book today?" he said.

104. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "How lovely the toy is! I'll buy it," said Tamim. "No, it is not durable. Tomorrow we will visit another village fair. Then you can buy another toy. Let's go now," said mother. "You must buy me a good toy," said Tamim. "Yes," replied she.

105. Change the following passage into indirect speech. 5
"What's puppet show?" Mila asked father. Father said, "Let us go inside and you can see for yourself inside the tent." Mila said, "How strange! A doll is dancing and talking!" Father said, "A man behind the screen is moving the doll. Do you understand who is talking?"

106. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
  "What's a puppet show?" Rahim asked his father. Father said, "Let's go inside and you can see yourself." Inside the tent Rahim said, "How strange! A doll is dancing and talking." Father said, "A man behind the screen is moving the doll. Do you understand who is talking?"

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Returning home Robin's father said to him, "Your progress is very slow. You are always seen with a group of friends. You are idling away time with them. Can't you be more serious? Remember, if you fail in the coming examination, I will stop paying your tuition fees." "I am sorry, father, I shall change myself," Robin replied.

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The teacher said to the girl, "Why are you disturbing the class in the way? Don't you know that is an important class? Get out of the room and don't' come back." "Excuse me sir" said the girl, "I'll never disturb in the  class", She promised.

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  "Great king of the genies," called the monster. "I'll never again disobey you." Hearing those words fisherman became brave and said, "Tell me why you were locked up in the vase." The giant looked at him and said, "speak to me more politely or I shall kill you."

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  “Excuse me, are you Jack?” said Saimon. 
“No, I am not. He is over there,” said Hamid
“Oh, I am sorry,” said Saimon. “Are you a new student here?” said Hamid, “Yes, I am.” 

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  "Good morning, Rubi," said Rassel, "How much preparation have you taken for the Test Exam?" "A great preparation," replied Rubi. "By Allah I will get GPA5", "How, What a lucky girl you are!" said Rassel. "But my preparation is not up to the mark Pray for me."

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  "Good morning, students" said the teacher. "How are you?" "We are fine, Sir. What about you," "I am fine too. Please sit down. Have you prepared your lesson?" The teacher asked. "Sorry, sir. We have not prepared our lesson," they replied.

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  The man said to the manager, "May I come in, sir?" "Yes, come in. What do you want?" said the manager. "I want to open a bank account in your bank," said the man. "Can you tell me how I can open a current account?"

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  My father looked at me in anger and said to me "Where have you been so long and why are you wasting your time?" After a moment he said, "Will you not appear in the final examination?" I said, "I went to my friend's house to borrow an essential book, but he was not at home. So I had to wait for him." 

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  "Good morning" said the tourist. "Have you any room vacant?" "Yes, sir. Double or single?" "I want one double." said the tourist. The receptionist said, "We have a double room on the second floor."

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"What's your programme after the examination?" asked Salam. Kamal said, "I've not yet decided. Can you suggest any?" "Let us go on a picnic," said Salam, "What an excellent idea! I shall certainly join you," said kamal.

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 The man said to the manager, “May I come in sir?” “Yes, come in what do you want?” said the manager, "I want to open a bank account in your bank", Said the man, “Can you tell men how I can open a savings account?” 

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"Have you said your prayer today?" I said to my brother.
"No, I have forgotten," he said." "That's bad," I said, "We must pray to Allah every day."

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"You have been promising to visit me for three years," mother said to his son over telephone. "I am sorry, mother. I was thinking of visiting you this Christmas. But I'm not sure. Manju wants to go to her parents' place. So, I am not in a position to visit you," said the son.

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 “What is this strange outcry?” said Socrates. “I sent the woman away manly in order that she might not offend in that way for I have heard that a man should die in peace. Be quiet and have patience.”  

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"My dear friend," said the stranger. "I have come here because I have a message to give you. Lend me your cars please." "Let him say whatever he likes." said the old man. "Oh! What a joy the message has brought for us."

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"Why didn't you go to school yesterday"? said the mother to the girl. "I was ill mum," the girl replied. "How are you to day?" the mother asked again. "Well", said the girl, "Don't worry for me."

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 “Great king of the genies” called the monster. “I will never again disobey you.” Hearing those words, the fisherman became brave and said. “Tell me why you were locked up in the vase”. The giant angrily looked at him and said, "Speak to me more politely or I shall kill you.”

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  Hasan said to Sabina, "I went to your house yesterday but did not find you. Where did you go?" Sabina said, "I went to the railway station to receive my maternal uncle."

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  "Good morning, Nabila", said Sharmila. "How much preparation have you taken for the Test Exam?" "A great preparation," replied Nabila. "By Allah I will get GPA-5.00." "How, what a lucky girl you arel" said Sharmila. "But my preparation is not up to the mark. Pray for me." 

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  The book-seller said to the customer, "What do you want?" The customer said. "I want to buy some books." "'What kinds of books do you like?" he said. "I like to buy some novels" "Yes. I have many novels in my book-shop. Take some books as you like" I intended to buy Chokher Bali. Pother Pachali and Rikter Bedon' he said.