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Practise the difference between talk, speak, say and tell

 

English Quiz



1. He finally ____ me the reason why he didn’t accept the job.
A) spoke
B) told
C) talked
D) said

2. David ____ he doesn’t like swimming.
A) speaks
B) tells
C) talks
D) says

3. Which sentence is correct?
A) ‘Sit down,’ he said.
B) ‘Sit down,’ he told.

4. Peter was learning to ____ German.
A) speak
B) tell
C) talk
D) say

5. I think he's ____ a lot of nonsense.
A) speaking
B) telling
C) talking
D) saying
E) speaking/talking

6. Peter does all kinds of voices when he ____ stories.
A) speaks
B) tells
C) talks
D) says

7. They asked their boss for more money, but he ____ no.
A) spoke
B) told
C) talked
D) said

8. Could you ____ me the time, please?
A) speak
B) tell
C) talk
D) say

9. I ____ to my manager about it.
A) spoke
B) told
C) talked
D) said
C) spoke/talked

10. Which word is a regular verb?
A) speak
B) tell
C) talk
D) say

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