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Bridge of Death: What is your favourite colour? (Monty Python) UNIT 2 - part of lesson B
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King Arthur and 4 knights from his Round Table are on a quest to seek for the Holy Grail. To cross the bridge they must answer three questions.

See if you can understand when they say "What is your favourite colour?" and what the answer is. They also say "What is your name?".

 

There it is. The Bridge of Death.
Oh great.
Look! There's the old man from scene 24!
What is he doing here?
He is the keeper of the Bridge of Death
He asks each traveller five questions
Three questions
Three questions, he who answers the five questions
Three questions
Three questions may cross in safety
What if you get a question wrong?
Then you are cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril
Oh, I won't go

Who's going to answer the questions?
Sir Robin
Yes?
Brave Sir Robin, you go
Hey, I've got a great idea, why doesn't Lancelot go?
Yes, let me go, my liege, I will take it single-handed
I shall make a feint to the northeast
No, no, hang on hang on hang on, just answer the five questions
Three questions
Three questions as best you can and we shall watch and pray
I understand, my liege
Good luck, brave Sir Lancelot, God be with you

Stop, who would cross the Bridge of Death
Must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see
Ask me the questions bridge keeper, I'm not afraid
What is your name?
My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot
What is your quest?
To seek the Holy Grail
What is your favourite colour?
Blue
Right, off you go
Oh, thank you, thank you very much

That's easy
Stop, who approaches the bridge of death
Must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see
Ask me the questions bridge keeper, I'm not afraid
What is your name?
Sir Robin of Camelot
What is your quest?
To seek the Holy Grail
What is the capital of Assyria?
I don't know that, ahh!

Stop, what is your name?
Sir Galahad of Camelot
What is your quest?
I seek the Grail
What is your favourite colour?
Blue. No yellow!

Stop, what is your name?
It is Arthur, King of the Britons
What is your quest?
To seek the Holy Grail
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
What? I, I don't know that

How do know so much about swallows?
Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know

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