Mentre andavo a St Ives

< As I was going to St Ives

Mentre stavo andando a St. Ives incontrai un uomo con 7 mogli.
Ciascuna moglie aveva 7 sacchi,
ciascun sacco conteneva 7 cats,
ogni gatto aveva 7 kittens.
Kittens, cats, sacchi e mogli, in quanti stavano andando a St. Ives?

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

Test Yourself

1 Where was I going when I met a man and his wives?

I was going home.
I was going to work.
I was going to St Ives
I was going to London.

2 How many sacks were the women carrying altogether?

They were carrying forty-nine.
They were carrying seven.
They had twenty-seven sacks.
They only had one sack.

3 How many were going to St Ives?

There were seven kits and seven cats.
There were 7 wives,7 kits,7 cats and a sack.
There were 7 wives,7 kits,7 cats, a man and myself.
7 wives,7 kits,7 cats and 7 rats.