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Алеша vs Владимир - Indirect Speech (A bad day)

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There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

“Well, whatcha gonna do about it?” he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears.

“Come on, man,” the biker says, “I didn't think you'd CRY. I can`t stand to see a man crying.”

“This is the worst day of my life,” I say. “I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my old lady in bed with the gardener and then my dog bit me.”

“So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then you, you jack-ass, show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how's your day going?”

Discussion

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/13 16:40, 2017/05/20 05:46

There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.
I burst into tears and he says menacingly what I {am} going to do about it.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/13 19:58, 2017/05/20 05:47

The biker was unpleasantly surprised. He said he {hadn't thought} I'd cry and he couldn't stand to see a man crying.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/16 13:20, 2017/04/16 13:21

I explained to the trouble-maker that this was the worst day of my life.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/23 18:43, 2017/04/23 18:45

I explained that the first that made up my complete failure was that I had been late to a meeting and my boss fired me.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/01 00:56, 2017/05/20 05:48

The second was {theft of the car} which was {uninsured in addition from the parking lot} (?)

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/03 19:55, 2017/05/20 05:50

The third was {leaving my wallet} in the cab I took home.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/08 00:14, 2017/05/20 05:51

(Shouldn't we use third-person pronouns: I → he, My → His, etc?) - {You should stick to the pronoun you started with.} {You should, but it'd be done from the very start.}

And on top of all {the wife cheated} with the gardener and the dog {was very bitten}.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/09 06:49, 2017/05/20 05:53

So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I {buy} a drink, I {drop} a capsule in and {sit here} watching the poison dissolve;

AlexAlex, 2017/05/09 23:46, 2017/05/20 05:54

but the jack-ass biker shew up and drank the whole thing! And after this tirade I, as if nothing had happened, asked how's his day {going}.

Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2017/07/03 12:02, 2017/07/03 14:24
нужно все перетрансформировать в третьем лице.
Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/03 14:22, 2017/07/03 14:23

There the unhappy guy was sitting at the bar staring at his drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to him, grabs his drink and gulps it down in one swig. The unhappy guy burst into tears and the trouble-making biker said menacingly what the unhappy guy was going to do about it.

AlexAlex, 2017/07/04 22:19, 2017/07/04 22:22

The biker felt uncomfortable looking at the unhappy man. He said, he hadn't thought the man would cry and he couldn't stand to see such a scene.
The crying man explained that the first that made up his complete failure was that he had been late to a meeting and his boss fired him.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/04 22:51

The unhappy man explained to the trouble-maker that this was the worst day of his life.
The unhappy man explained that the first that made up his complete failure was that he had been late to a meeting and his boss fired him.

AlexAlex, 2017/07/04 23:08

The second one was the theft of his car with no insurance from the parking lot. In addition to that he had left his wallet in the cab he had taken home. And, finally, he had found his old lady in bed with the gardener and then his dog had bitten him.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/06 20:22, 2017/07/06 20:23

The third was leaving his wallet in the cab the unhappy man took home.

AlexAlex, 2017/07/08 16:52

And, finally, he had found his old lady in bed with the gardener and then his dog had bitten him.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/09 12:14, 2017/07/09 12:21

So the unhappy man came to that bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, he bought a drink, dropped a capsule in and sat there watching the poison dissolve;

AlexAlex, 2017/07/10 21:57, 2017/07/10 21:58

But the jack-ass biker shew up and drank the whole thing. And after that tirade he, as if nothing had happened, asked how's the biker's day going.

Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2017/07/13 08:34

Checked.

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