People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting.

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Do the Preparation task first. Then go to Text and read the poem or story (you can also listen to the audio while you read). Next go to Task and do the activity.

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Task 2

Comprehension Check

Read the statements about the story and decide if they are true or false.


Task 3


There are 6 sentences from the text in the next exercise. Use the adjective given to complete the sentence, changing it to the comparative or superlative form if necessary (in some sentences it is not necessary).



Hi! Thank you for your site .I like it. I need your help,please. What does it mean It wouldn`t do for everyone to be the same.She wanted all people to be the same? It`s another poem, I know,but I couldn`t write my comment in the right place. Sorry. By the way, this story is funny and good.

Hi victoria odessa,

'It wouldn't do for...' means 'it wouldn't be a good thing for...'

I'm glad you like the site!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

its good but the appraoch no for me coze i dont like to be boring man i would to be intresting and popular man and bright the my aim and my dream

the most boring man in the world this is very interesting story and i love it seriously I thing he did very well because he never  give up what he wanted and at last he gets  it that should be the way of life you must try and do everything that you could so you reach your goal 

Great Person I would like to be like this man as well.

gosh, i couldnt help laughing. It s really really.............funny and interesting. The story about "the most boring man in the world" is "the most interesting story" i' ve ever read( in English, coz i usually read book in Vietnamese ) :D. Wow, i really like it :)
Hope u love it, too. have a nice day ^^
Dieu, from Vietnam

I´m sure that to depend on the point of view of others is a wrong understanding about the true meaning of life. To be boring or happy is not a question of how people think about me. Only my own confidence is the right resource to get good goals and many times be famous is not a good achievement. Let´s think for a while in famous people. For instance in movie stars. We can be well informed on their big fortune but ¿ what about their happiness?