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The Piano Lesson cloze1

Author

Rob Reilly

The nicest thing in this lesson is an innocent boy who understand the value of money. He understand this through a very painful experience.

Each and every character in this lesson is very cool, a husband who loves his wife and takes the right path and sets a role model for his son.

A wife, who is an ordinary homemaker with lots of talent, without tutorials she learns to play the piano. Her reactions after the painful loss of the piano. She is a very determined women indeed.
Rob Reilly learns his greatest lesson from the piano.
Main Characters
Rob Reilly,
Rob Reilly’s dad / father
Rob Reilly’s Mum
Neighbour   
Two ladies

Rob Reilly        the author / narrator
5 years old boy   

Words of Rob Reilly
“He got a job in an accounting firm.”

Rob Reilly’s dad / father a character sketch
A flying officer
very tall, giant like
bought Mum a piano on loan
blue uniform, boat shaped cap
no job
new job in an accounting firm
chartered accountant
studied up to late night at kitchen table
bought a new piano two years later by paying cash


Words of Rob Reilly's Dad
“I bought your mum a piano.”
“Enough is enough”


Rob Reilly’s Mum a short character sketch
fond of playing piano
felt like a princess
Within a belted out a tune (month  composed a tune)
in three months – became an accomplished pianist
saw piano at first
in Catholic Kindergarten.   

Words of Rob Reilly's Mom
“Well, My baby boy”
“It’s just as well we got rid of that piano

Neighbour       
enquired about weather   
Words of the Neighbour           
“What is the weather like up there?”

Piano   
bought for loan
Brought in cart pulled with a horse
placed in living room
magnificent piece of furniture    

Two ladies
They welcomed author’s Mum to play their pianos.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate phrases given below to form a complete meaningful paragraph:

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
I can remember like yesterday the day my father came home (i) . A Flying Officer (ii) , he was dressed in a blue uniform with a skinny, (iii) plonked so precariously on the side of his head that I wondered why it never fell off. A neighbour called out, “What’s the weather like up there?” as my giant-like father bounded by, carrying (iv) , strapped together with a large leather belt. He was, without question, (v) I had ever seen.

Choose the right phrase

i) a battered brown suitcase
ii) boat-shaped cap
iii) the tallest man
iv) during World War II
v) from the war

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