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“Take Me Back to Prison”

There was a king who thought that he could paint very well. His pictures were bad. But the people to whom he showed them were afraid of the king. They all said that they liked his pictures very much.

One day the king showed his pictures to a great painter who lived in his country and said:

“I want to know what you think of my pictures. Do you like them? Am I a good painter or not?”

The painter looked at the king’s pictures and said:

“My king, I think that your pictures are bad and that you will never be a good painter”.

The king got very angry and sent the painter to prison.

After two years the king wanted to see the painter again.

“I was very angry with you,” he said, “because you didn’t like my pictures. Now I forget all about it. You are a free man again, I’m your friend”. For many hours the king talked with the painter, and even asked him to dine. After the dinner the king showed his pictures to the painter and asked:

“Well, how do you like them now?”

The painter did not answer anything. He turned to the soldier who was standing near him and said:

“Take me back to prison.”

True / False

1. The king was a great painter.

2. The people loved their king.

3. The painter said to the king true.

4. The king wasn’t angry.

5. The king was sent to prison.

6. Few years later the painter wanted to see the king.

7. The king was painter’s friend.

8. The king wanted to show his picture again.

9. The painter answered nothing.

10. The painter changed his opinion.

A story about a parrot

Once there lived a man who had a parrot. The man tried to teach the parrot to speak. But the parrot could learn only the phrase, “There is no doubt about it”. The parrot always said these words and always gave the same answer. “There is no doubt about it”.

At last the man decided to sell the parrot. He went to the street and began to cry, “Twenty dollars for a very clever parrot!”

One woman heard this. She came up to the parrot and asked, “ Are you worth twenty dollars?” The parrot answered, “There is no doubt about it”.

“What a clever parrot”, she said and bought the bird.

After some days the woman couldn’t listen to the parrot any more. She said, “What a fool I was to buy this parrot and throw away so much money. Twenty dollars!”

Then the parrot cried, “There is no doubt about it”.

This time the parrot was right.

1. The parrot learned a lot of words.

a) true b) false c) not stated

2. The man liked his clever bird so much that he decided not to sell it.

a) true b) false c) not stated

3. The woman thought that the parrot was very clever.

a) true b) false c) not stated

4. The parrot said the same words.

a) true b) false c) not stated

5. The woman sold the parrot.

a) true b) false c) not stated

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