Can you keep a secret? I had to keep a secret for a long, long time. My family were all Boxton Town fans, but I was a fan of a different team – Boxton Rovers.
It was very hard being different. I had to be very good at pretending when both teams played each other.
I couldn’t cheer when my team scored a goal. I had to go the bathroom and celebrate there. I couldn’t be sad when the other team scored a goal.
I could only have my team’s posters on my bedroom wall when I was alone.
If someone came to my room, I had to be quick to change how it looked.
I had to have a secret wardrobe too. I hid my favourite team’s clothes behind the other team’s clothes.
Birthdays were terrible too. I always got football gifts for the wrong team. But then my life changed.
A billionaire bought both clubs in my town and made one big team – Boxton United.
Now I can relax and enjoy all the matches with my family. I go to the bathroom a lot less now too.
Watch the story. Circle the correct answer.
- He _______________ be very good at pretending. had to / didn’t have to
- He _______________ cheer when his team scored. could / couldn’t
- He _______________ go to the bathroom and celebrate there. had to / didn’t have to
- He _______________ be sad when the other team scored. could / couldn’t
- He _______________ only have his team’s posters when he was alone. could / couldn’t
- He _______________ be quick to change how his room looked. didn’t have to / had to
- He _______________ have a secret wardrobe. had to / couldn’t