Timbuktu – level 3

26/06/2011 13:57

A priest and a rock singer were in the national final of the best poet competition. They were given the word "Timbuktu" (a city in Africa) and within a minute they had to come up with a poem that included that word.

 

After a minute the priest was first to recite his poem:

I was a father all my life

I had no children, had no wife

I read the bible through and through

On my way to Timbuktu

 

The audience were delighted and were prepared to declare the priest winner of the competition when the rock singer jumped up and recited his poem:

When Tim and I to Brisbane went

We met three ladies cheap to rent

They were three and we were two

So I booked one and Tim booked two

 

This version of the joke is Australian. There is another version of this joke in the video. This one is American.

Written by Danny

How to improve your English with News in Levels:

 

 Reading

  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.

 Listening

  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


 Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


 Speaking

  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from  http://www.newsinlevels.com/questions/
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit www.englishrestart.com.
 

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.

Close