The Bathtub Test

Piccole letture in chiave umoristica e/o filosofica

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During a visit to a mental asylum, I asked the director how he knew when a patient needed to be institutionalised.
“It’s really quite simple,” the director replied. “We just fill up a bathtub with water and then offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”
“Oh, I understand,” I replied. “Obviously a normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the cup.”
“No,” said the director. “A normal person would pull the plug out. Do you want a bed near the window?”

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17 comments

    1. Hi Sara. Secondo me, ti devi concentrare più sui suoni e meno sulla “naturalezza” per adesso. Credo che il tuo tentativo di dare un suono “naturale” distoglie dai suoni individuali che soffrono di conseguenza. Dovresti leggere più lentamente e cercare di dare più peso ai suoni individuali – soprattutto quelli lunghi.

      1. Thank you teacher, this exercise was more difficult because there was no audio track to follow. I will put focus on the single pronunciation.

      1. lol lol lol ..and what do you think I chose instead?…I’ll give youa clue..lol What could a BANANA chose?

      1. It was really nice to hear from you again. The story is very fun . I am going to Manchester next week . Have you ever been in Manchester?
        Have good holiday
        Marcella

        1. Hi Marcella, no, I’ve never been to Manchester. I’m sure you’ll have a great time there.
          Careful with “fun”: it’s a noun and not an adjective = The story is good/great/a lot of fun.
          Otherwise use the adjective: The story is very funny! 🙂

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