Q20 - The horse couldn't sing
 

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'Did you enjoy the concert last night?' Fred asked.

'Very much,' I answered.

'I must go, too,' Fred said. 'Was it a good performance?'

'I don't know,' I answered.

'But you saw it, didn't you?'

'Well, I only saw half of it.'

'Did you leave before the end of the performance?' Fred asked.

' Yes and no,' I answered.

'What do you mean "yes and no"?' Fred asked.

'Well,' I said, 'everyone left before the end.'

'Then you didn't enjoy it,' Fred said.

'No, I enjoyed it very much,' I answered.

'Then why did everyone leave before the end?'

'I laughed and said, 'It was very funny really. There were two live horses in the opera. The singers led them carefully across the stage a few times. But in the second act, one of the horses jumped off the stage and ran round the theatre. It refused to go back. Then the curtain came down and we all had to leave.'

'Perhaps the horse couldn't sing,' Fred suggested.

 

Vocabulary

 

must dever

performance  espetáculo

mean querer dizer; significar

laugh rir

funny engraçado

led past of lead conduzir

across através (para lugares abertos)

stage palco

a few alguns, algumas

jump saltar

round ao redor

refuse recusar

come down descer

perhaps talvez

 

 

Answer these questions

 

A

 

1 Did you go to the opera last night?

2 Does Fred want to go to the opera too?

3 Didn't Fred ask you if you enjoyed the performance?

4 Did you see the whole opera?

5 You left before the end of the performance, didn't you?

6 Were you the only person who left before the end of the performance?

7 Were there two live horses in the opera?

8 Did one of the horses jump off the stage?

9 It ran round the theatre, didn't it?

10 Did you all have to leave the theatre?

11 You couldn't stay at the theatre, could you?

 

B

 

13 Who went to the opera last night?

14 Who wants to go to the opera too?

15 Who left the theatre before the end of the performance?

16 Who led the horses across the stage?

 

C

 

17 Did you go to the opera or to a concert?

18 Did you see the whole opera, or did you only see half of it?

19 Did a horse jump off the stage in the first act or in the second act?

20 Did the horse run round the  theatre, or did it go back on the stage?

21 Did the performance come to an end, or did it continue?

 

D

 

22 When did you go to the opera?

23 How much of the opera did you see?

24 How many horses were taking part in the opera?

25 What did one of the horses do?

26 In which act did this happen?

27 Why did you all have to leave?

 

E

 

Ask these questions

 

Ask me if

 

1a if I went to the opera last night.

  b where I went last night.

2a if I saw the whole opera.

  why I didn't see the whole opera.

3a if everyone left before the end of the performance.

  b when everyone left.

4a if there were two live horses in the opera.

  b how many horses there were.

5a if one of the horses jumped off the stage.

  b what one of the horses did.

6a if I had to leave.

  b why I had to leave.

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