Okuma – April Fool Test
İlk iki soruda parçada geçen kalın harfle yazılı zamirlerin neleri temsil ettiğini bulun.
#1. What does "him" refer to in paragraph 4?
#2. What does "it" refer to in paragraph 9?
#3. Why was Kazım polishing his shoes?
#4. What did Kazım's company sell?
#5. Why did Kazım tell Mr. Üçtaksit to get out?
#6. Why did Kazım go to Mr. Üçtaksit's office?
#7. Why did Mr. Üçtaksit shout at Kazım?
#8. Why did his friends laugh at Kazım in the end?
Kazım was polishing his shoes so that they would suit to his bright clothes. At the same time, he was thinking about what to do with Osman, his new customer. That strange man had come to his office three days ago with a peculiar suggestion
-Hi sir. My name is Osman Üçtaksit. I am the representative of the Samancı Incorporated. We make and sell clocks. As far as I know your company sells potatoes. Now I’ve got an interesting and profitable suggestion for you: let us exchange the 10% of our clocks with the 50% of your potatoes.
-Well, this is interesting indeed but it is important to remember that we are a serious company and, to tell you the truth, your suggestion is stupid and absurd rather than profitable. Now, please get out of here before you get beaten.
When the man went out, the boss, Hamdusi Burunsuz, came in and started to shout at him.
-How can you do it, you fool! That man was my best friend. What’s more, we’ve got important business connections with his company. His suggestion might be stupid but he was only joking.
Kazım had to apologize repeatedly. He went red with embarrassment.
-I’m sorry sir. I promise I will make up for it soon. I’ll apologize to him and ask him to forgive me.
Now he was preparing to persuade the man. His appearance was all right but he could have problems with the man himself. He might be looking forward to an opportunity to take revenge.
“Anyway” said Kazım to himself. “This is a difficult task. It demands confidence, and I have it.”
Now he had finished polishing his shoes. He looked in the mirror once again.
“I am ready” he said and left.
When he arrived at Osman’s office, he felt afraid but he knew that he had to do it. He knocked the door.
“Come in!” cried some angry voice.
“That sounds angry. I think it will be even more difficult.” thought Kazım.
Then he went in.
“Good morning sir. My name is Kazım. You must remember me from-”
“Of course I remember you. It is my turn now. I’m going to take revenge. Get out now!”
Osman felt humiliated. He turned back to leave but he met Mr. Burunsuz at the door who was smiling. Kazım turned back to see that Mr. Üçtaksit was smiling, too. He was all astonishment. Suddenly all his friends appeared from behind the tables and they all cried, “April Fool!”
There was laughter and cheer.
“How could you forget it?”
It was the 1st of April.
Since that day Osman stays at home on 1st of April