Listen and read along to the following monologue.
From ocean to ocean, and across the Great Plains of the American Midwest, there is a famous legend known and adored by Wild West fans young and old. It’s a tale that has been told so many times and for so long that some versions of it are even told in other countries. It’s about a young cowboy named Pistol Pete. He was responsible for taking care of the animals at Red River ranch. Besides his duties at the ranch, Pistol Pete also was
the king of the rodeo. There wasn’t a wild horse he couldn’t ride or a big, mean bull he couldn’t make beg like a dog. Men and women, cowboys and Native Americans, and anybody who was a fan of his would come from different parts of the country just to watch him. But there are always a few bad apples. His enemies were jealous of his great skills, natural kindness and large number of fans. To scare him, they even made a tombstone with
his name on it and placed it in a cemetery, hoping he would get scared and leave. But you know what? He was braver than that. In fact, he got the nickname “Pistol Pete” as a joke because he never wore a pistol; his holster was always empty! He fixed his problems with dialogue, confidence and fairness. People kept asking him to be their sheriff, but he always
thanked them and politely said he wasn’t interested. When he died at the old age of 110, he asked to be buried under the tombstone his enemies made for him. Pistol Pete proudly said, “Of course you should stick me there. Why let a good space go to waste?”
After listening to the dialogue, answer the true or false statements below.