A man who had just died, arrived at heaven’s gate. Before allowing him entry, St. Peter asked him if he’d ever loved a woman.

“No,” the man replied, “Not a single one.”

“Did you have a friend you cared for?”


“Perhaps you loved a pet? Did you not feel a love for nature?”


“What took you so long to get here?” asked a surprised St. Peter. “You’ve been dead for ages.”

Vocabulary Help

  • allow – permitir
  • care for – se importar
  • die – morrer
  • friend – amigo
  • heaven’s gate – portal do paraíso
  • love – amar
  • perhaps – talvez
  • reply – responder
  • single one – nenhuma
  • What took you so long to get here? – Porque você demorou tanto tempo para chegar aqui?
  • woman – mulher
  • You’ve been dead for ages – Você está morto há muito tempo