Exercises for The Monkey's Heart
A. How much did you understand?
Are these sentences true or false?
- The crocodile and his wife lived on a small island in the middle of a river.
- "Monkey," said the crocodile, "please give me a piece of your fruit."
- "Mm," said the crocodile. "This is delicious."
- "That clever monkey gave it to me," said the crocodile's wife.
- They were smiling at her, and their teeth were long and sharp.
- "I can cross the river," said the monkey. "I can swim."
- The crocodile's wife went out to cook the lunch. The monkey followed her.
- "We're not hungry. We don't want to eat your meat. We only want to eat your heart."
- "If you want my heart, you must take me home first."
- She jumped off the crocodile and ran into her house.
B. Where, what?
Answer these questions.
- Where did the monkey live?
- What did she throw to the crocodile?
- The crocodile and his wife went to see the monkey. Where was she?
- When the crocodiles smiled, the monkey saw something. What was it?
- What did the crocodile's wife cook for the monkey?
- What did the crocodiles want to eat?
- Where did the monkey say that she kept her heart?
- Where did the monkey go when the crocodile took her back to her island?
C. Old beliefs
In the old days, some people believed that a person's intelligence came from the heart. Modern science tells us that intelligence lies in the brain, inside our heads.
Do you know any other old beliefs that are not really true?