Robin Hood/An Adventure

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Robin was a guest at a poor man’s house. Suddenly their little girl ran into the room. “The Sheriff’s men are coming!” she shouted. Robin wanted to run out of the house, but it was too late. The men were already at the door. The parents were scared but the little girl had an idea. There were some old clothes in the house. She showed them to Robin. “Yes, let’s try it,” he said. “Maybe we can play a trick on them.”
When the Sheriff’s men opened the door, they saw the little girl, her father and mother – and another woman. “Yes, what do you want?” the father asked the men. A big man said, “We’re looking for Robin hood and his outlaws.” “Well, can you see an outlaw here?” the father asked. “No!” was the answer, and the men left. Inside the house Robin took off the old clothes and everyone laughed. (149 words)

  1. Read carefully then try to answer the questions on the text.
  2. Answer the following questions. Tick the correct answer!

1. Why was it too late for Robin to leave the house? (!The door was locked.) (The Sheriff's men were already there!) (!He was too tired!)

2. Why did the Sheriff’s men come to the poor man’s house? (They were looking for Robin Hood.) (!They were hungry.) (They wanted to get gold.)

3. Who was the woman in the costume? (That was Robin.) (!It was their grandma.) (!It was the woman living next door.)


A word quiz. Fill in the right words.

Robin collected money from the rich and gave it to the poor.
Robin often played tricks on the Sheriff.
In this story he wore different clothes.
The family invited Robin to come in.
When he left the baker gave him a bread.
Robin and his men hide in a cave.


Put in the simple past forms (If you don't remember - page 211 in your book!)

buy - bought()

come - came()

fall - fell()

feel - felt()

make - made()

wear - wore()

take - took()

tell - told()

Check (X) the right box.

1. Tomorrow ist ein Signalwort für die Verwendung des simple past. (!true) (false)

2. Am und is sind im simple past was, are ist im simple past were. (true) (!false)

3 Nach t und d spricht man -ed wie folgt aus : [t]. (!true) (false)

4 Nach t und d spricht man -ed wie folgt aus : [id]. (true) (!false)

5. Last week weist auf die Verwendung des simple past hin. (true) (!false)

6. Unregelmäßige Verben bilden das simple past durch Anhängen von –ed. (!true) (false)

Robin Hood

Robin shoots with sir Guy by Louis Rhead 1912.png
  1. Reading
  2. Use of English
  3. History