Robin Hood

Literature Robin Hood Part 1 1 Listen and read. GLOSSARY hood cappuccio 2.49 In Sherwood Forest in England lives a young boy, his name is Robin Hood. In fact, he always wears a green hood on his head. The King of England, Richard the Lionheart, is away at war, so his brother, Prince John, is the king. at war in guerra coin moneta rob rubare carriages carrozze One day Prince John is in the forest and meets Robin Hood: Hi boy! You ve got a coin in your hand! Give it to me and I promise to give it back to you soon! Robin doesn t want to give him the coin, but he says okay. Prince John never gives him back the money and from that moment Robin says: I want to defend poor people! and he decides to rob the rich and give to the poor. In fact, his name is: Robin Hood, the Prince of Thieves. Every time the Prince s carriages cross the forest, Robin robs them of their money and gives it to the poor people. For this reason the Sheriff of Nottingham wants to capture him. But the Sheriff never captures Robin Hood, because Robin Hood has got a lot of friends and they tell him about the Sheriff s plans. Robin Hood s best friend is Little John. 2 Match the characters with their descriptions. 1. ROBIN HOOD A. He is Robin Hood s best friend. 2. LITTLE JOHN B. He is a young boy in a green hood. 3. KING RICHARD C. He wants to capture Robin Hood. 4. PRINCE JOHN D. He is the legitimate King of England, but he is out of England. 5. SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM E. He is the king s brother. He isn t a kind man. 115

Robin Hood