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DAVID reports his conversation to the others.

DAVID
Goodbye. I’ll see you soon. Yeah, I promise. I love you too.

SARAH
Well? What did they say?

DAVID
My mother said she was glad that I’m okay. She said she was happy to hear my voice. She told me that she’s been very worried.

ANNE
What about dad? What did he say?

DAVID
He said he was very angry, but that he forgives me, and he told me that he loves me.

ANNE
Of course he loves you. He’s your father!

ROSE
Did he say anything else?

DAVID
Yes, he asked me to go home. He said they want to see us.

ROSE
All of us?

DAVID
Yes. They want to meet you. And Sam. They asked us to go to Singapore.

ROSE
But we can’t afford it.

DAVID
He’s sending us tickets.

ANNE
Of course he is. He loves you, David. We all do. And now there is Rose and Sam too.

ROSE
I’d love to meet your parents David. And Sam wants to meet his grandparents. They’re our family

DAVID
I’m so sorry.

ROSE
It’s okay. It’s all out now. We’ll go as soon as possible.

ANNE
You can come with me.

STEVE
What about me? Can I come too?

SARAH
You’re not family, Steve.

Episode 40 - Notes


1. WHAT DID...?
When we ask questions about the past we use what did and the present tense of the verb.
What did you find?
What did she win?
What did they do?
ANNE
What did he say?
   
2. REPORTED SPEECH
  Reported speech is telling other people what someone has said.
DAVID
My mother said she was glad that I’m okay. She said she was happy to hear my voice. She told me that she’s been very worried.
  We use the past tense of say, said.
DAVID
My mother said she was glad that I’m okay.
  Or the past tense of tell, told.
DAVID
She told me that she’s been very worried.
  We usually report the rest of what a person has said using the past tense.
DAVID
She said she was happy to hear my voice.
  Now listen to some reported speech and then what was actually said.
DAVID
He said he was very angry, but that he forgives me, and he told me that he loves me..
  The reported speech is 'he said he was very angry'.
This is what he actually said:
NORMAN (*episode 39)
Of course I’m angry.
  The reported speech is 'he told me that he loves me'.
This is what he actually said:
NORMAN (*episode 39)
Your mother and I love you, and we want to see you.
  Listen again to some reported speech.

ROSE
Did he say anything else?

DAVID
Yes, he asked me to go home. He said they want to see us.
  The reported speech is 'he asked me to go home'.
This is what he actually said:
NORMAN (*episode 39)
I want you to come home.
You can use other words besides said and told when reporting speech.
He ordered me to go home.
He begged me to go home.
He asked me to go home.

DAVID
They asked us to go to Singapore.
   
3. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
  As soon as possible means as soon as you can or very soon.
ROSE
We’ll go as soon as possible.
Here are some other words that mean soon.
I’ll do that in a minute.
I’ll do that in a little while.

   
4. INFLECTION / STRESS
 

In English, usually one word in a sentence is said with more emphasis, or stress than the others.

Listen for the word that is stressed in this example.
ANNE
You can come with me.
  It’s me. - Listen again:
ANNE
You can come with me.
Changing the word that is stressed can change the meaning of a sentence.
You can come with me.
When you say it like this, it means the person you are talking to can come, but others can’t. It is also more like an order.
Listen again:
You can come with me.
You can stress can if someone has suggested that they can’t come.
I don’t know if I can come.
You can come with me.

You can stress with to invite someone or point out that you are not going by yourself.
You can come with me.

Here are some common expressions that rely on stress for their meaning.
Listen
What are you doing?
We say this when someone is doing something annoying or wrong.
If you don’t know exactly what someone is doing, or you are curious, you say:
What are you doing?
If you are surprised that someone is doing something you say:
What are you doing?
To tell someone that a place is worth visiting we say:
Thailand is beautiful. You must go.
But to tell someone to leave immediately we say:
You must go.
   

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