P a s s a g e N a r r a t i o n
Change the following passage into indirect speech
[পূর্ব প্রকাশের পর]
27. “Don’t you understand what I discuss in the class?” said the teacher. “Yes, sir but we are afraid of reading English. So we are weak in English,” replied the students “Read attentively and you will overcome your fear,” said the teacher.
28. “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.
29. The boy said to the teacher, “Sir, I shall be much obliged if you kindly lend me the book you praised highly in the classroom yesterday.” The teacher said, “I am very glad to know that you are eager to read this book. You are welcome to any of my books that you like.”
30. “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.”
31. Rakib said to me “I have come to Dhaka this afternoon. I have sent you a message before starting from home. Have you received that in time?” “No, I have not received it,” said I.
32. 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?”
33. The Headmaster said to the boy, “Why are you late today? You should attend school in time. Remember, punctuality is essential in every walk of life, I think you will not be late on any other day. Go to your class. I wish your success. May Allah bless you.”
34. “Have you done your homework?” mother said to the daughter. “No, I’ve forgotten.” “By doing so, you can’t expect to do well in your studies,” said the mother.
35. “Where are you going?” said the merchant. “I was coming to see you. What do you want?” To earn my bread by the labor of my hands.” “Do you really want work?” said the merchant. “Yes, if you any.” “Then follow me and carry a box from a shop to my house.”
27. The teacher asked the students if they understood what he discussed in the class. The students respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that but they were afraid of reading English. They added that for that reason they were weak in English. The teacher advised them to read attentively and they would overcome their fear.
28. The old man told his sons affectionately to listen to him and said that a great treasure lay hidden in the land. He further said he (o) was going to leave it to them (s). The sons asked the old man how they would find it. The old man told his sons that they had to dig the land for it.
29. The boy told the teacher respectfully that he (b) would be much obliged if he (t) kindly lent him (b) the book he (t) had praised highly in the classroom the previous day. Then the teacher said that he (t) was very glad to know that he (b) was eager to read that book. He (t) added that he (b) was welcome to any of his (t) books that he (b) liked.
30. The mother asked the girl why she (g) had not gone to school the previous day. Addressing her mother as mum, the girl replied that she (g) had been ill. The mother again asked her how she (g) was that day. The girl replied that she was well and requested her mother not to worry for her.
31. Rakib told me that he had gone to Dhaka that afternoon and added that he had sent me a message before starting from home. Then he asked me if I had received that in time. I replied in the negative and said that I had not received it.
32. My father looked at me in anger and asked me where I had been so long and why I was wasting my time. After a moment he asked me if I would not appear at the final examination.
33. The Headmaster asked the boy why he was late that day. He (H) told the boy that he (b) should attend school in time. He (H) also advised him to remember that punctuality is essential in every walk of life. He (H) also said that he (H) thought he (b) would not be late on any other day. He (H) then told/ordered him (b) to go to his (b) class and wished him (b) his (b) success. Finally, he (H) prayed that Allah might bless him (b).
34. Mother asked the daughter if she (d) had done her (d) homework. The daughter replied in the negative and said that she (d) had forgotten. Then the mother told her (d) that by doing so, she (d) could not expect to do well in her (d) studies.
35. The merchant asked the youth where he (y) was going. The youth replied that he had been going to see him (m). The merchant again asked the youth what he (y) wanted. The youth replied that he (m) wanted to earn his bread by the labor of his hands. The merchant further asked him if he (y) really wanted work. The youth replied in the affirmative and said that he wanted if he (m) had any. Then the merchant ordered him to follow him (m) and carry a box from a shop to his house.