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.

Stories: The Interesting Most Boring Man in the World


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 1

Comprehension Check

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


Task 2


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).





It is very interesting story. Thanks to the author.

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Why can't i see any way to type my comments below some recording sections? It seams to happen only with poem's recordings. Has it something to do with mi device or that derives from you?

Hello Wolves,

Thank you for pointing this out. I can see that some pages do not have comment facilities in this section. We will look into this.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

“The most boring man in the world...?” said the man from the newspaper. “Now that’s interesting!”...

Very funny indeed! I can not work out which short story is more amusing between this one and that of "Mr.Smith'nose"!

Very nice! I hope it is true story.

I don't see the Text of Preparation . Can you help me ?

The setence in the passage"The newspaper wrote back to him telling him that the most valuable stamp in the world cost 2, 240, 000 dollars" Why it is "cost"not"costs"?
Thank you

Hello DoctorHiStreet,

The verb 'cost' is irregular and the past simple form is the same as the present simple form. In this sentence the verb is in the past simple, not the present simple, and so there is no -s needed for the third person.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team