Brothers In Love


Mike and James are two good brothers. They are the best of friends. They do almost everything together from studying their lessons, practicing for piano recitals and playing sports. The two go to different universities. Mike takes up engineering and James, business. Mikes lives in another town.

They keep no secrets from each other. James tells Mike that he is courting a girl. Mike is excited to hear about it. James describes her as sweet, loving and beautiful. A week after, Mike tells James that he too likes a girl. She is a friend of Mike’s classmate.


The two are ecstatic. Mike and James arrange a dinner get- together so their parents can meet the girls. The night is set. The dinner table is ready but the girls aren’t in the house yet.

Suddenly, the doorbell rings. It is a girl. The boys run toward the door only to know that they have the same girlfriend. Mike and James are astonished and can’t believe what they see. The girl is playing with them all along. She is so regretful.

The girl leaves and the two boys eat delicious meals with their parents. Mike and James tell themselves that no one can destroy their relationship, not even a girl.

Comprehension Questions

  1. How close were Mike and James as brothers?
  2. What were some activities they did together?
  3. How did James describe his girlfriend?
  4. What did Mike and James find out about their girlfriends?
  5. Was their relationship destroyed after what happened?

Discussion Points

  1. Do you have brothers and sisters? How close are you to them?
  2. Why is it important to have a good relationship with siblings?
  3. What is the average number of children in your country right now?


Matching Type

____1. recital a. surprised
____2. court b. very happy
____3. ecstatic c. performance
____4. astonished d. to feel sorry for something wrong
____5. regretful e. to make a person feel good about you

Completing Sentences

Mike and James are two good brothers. They practice together for piano _________. James tells Mike that he is _________ a girl. Mike too likes a girl. They are __________. But Mike and James are ___________ when they know that they have the same girlfriend. The girl is so ___________ and walks away.