Here are a few exercises for you to try.
Leo said, I donít feel very well.
I need the toilet, said Tom.
Do we have to take our bags? she asked.
The ceiling is leaking! he shouted.
Amy whispered, Donít go into the cellar.
1. Whereís my camel? ---- Lawrence.
2. Sit down, and donít move, ---- Mr. Poole.
3. This soup tastes like walnuts, ---- Jasmine.
4. Help! Iím stuck! ---- Harry.
5. Itís all gone horrible and soggy, ----Justin.
6. I canít hear you! ---- Bill.
7. Ow! That hurts! ---- Naomi.
8. Shhhh! Be very, very quiet, ---- Ben.
Remember: You need an opening and a closing set of speech marks around what is actually said by the speaker; a capital letter at the beginning of what is said; if the whole sentence ends when the speech ends, put the comma before the opening speech marks; if the sentence continues after the speech, put a comma before the closing speech marks (unless there should be a ? or !); and finally, a new speaker needs a new line.
Contributed by Kathryn Perkins - - www.teachingideas.co.uk