3. Two goats

Exercise 1.

The story

Read the story with your teacher.


There were two goats. Two Goats

Over a river there was a very narrow bridge. 
One day a goat was crossing this bridge. 
Just at the middle of the bridge he met another goat. 
There was no room for them to pass. 

"Go back," said one goat to the other, "There is no room for both of us". 

"Why should I go back?" said the other goat. "Better you must go back." 

“You must go back", said the first goat, "because I am stronger than you." 

"You are not stronger than I", said the second goat. 

"We will see about that", said the first goat and he put down his horns to fight. 

"Stop!" said the second goat. 

“If we fight, we shall both fall into the river and be drowned and instead I have a plan. I shall lie down and you may walk over me." 

Then the wise one laid down on the bridge and the other goat walked highly over him. 
So they crossed the bridge comfortably and went on their ways. 


Exercise 2.


Read the following words with your teacher.

  • Narrow (Adj) /ˈner.oʊ/ - Having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length

The bridge was narrow.

  • Cross (Verb) /krɑːs/ - To go across from one side of something to the other

It's not a good place to cross the road.

  • Horn (Noun) /hɔːrn/ - A hard, pointed, often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals

The male deer grows large horns.

  • Drown (Verb) /draʊn/ - To (cause to) die by being unable to breathe underwater

He drowned in a boating accident.

  • Comfortably (Adv) /ˈkʌmf.tə.bli/ - In a comfortable way

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Exercise 3.


- Answer the following questions about the article.

  1. What did the goats want to cross?
  2. Did they fight?
  3. Did they cross the bridge?
  4. Exercise 4 – Word Search


Exercise 4.


Find the words in this word search game.