Podcast #79 Intelligence

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Lesson Exercises

It was a very hot day. Two men were digging a ditch.

One said to the other, “Our boss is up there in the shade of a tree. Why are we down here digging a ditch?”

“I don’t know,” replied the other.  “I’ll go ask him.”

He climbed out of the ditch. He went to his boss.

“Why are we digging in the hot sun and you’re resting in the shade?”

“Intelligence,” the boss said.

“What’s intelligence?” asked the digger.

The boss said, “I’ll show you. I’ll put my hand on this tree. Hit  it with your fist as hard as you can.”

The ditch digger made a fist. He swung as hard as he could and tried to hit the boss’ hand.  The boss removed his hand and the ditch digger’s fist hit the tree.

The boss said, “I just demonstrated intelligence!”

The ditch digger went back to his hole.  His friend asked, “What’d he say?”

“He said we’re down here because of intelligence.”

“What’s intelligence?” his friend asked.

“I’ll show you.”

The ditch digger put his hand on his face. He said, “Take your shovel and smash it into my hand.”

 

It was a very hot day.

It was a sweltering day.

Two men were digging a ditch.

Two men were digging a trench.

One said to the other…

…“Our boss is up there in the shade of a tree.

…“Our boss is sitting under a shady tree.

Why are we down here digging a ditch?”

What are we doing down here digging?”

“I don’t know,” replied the other.

“Beats me,” answered the other.

“I’ll go ask him.”

“I’ll put the question to him.”

He climbed out of the ditch.

He climbed up out of the ditch.

He went to his boss.

He walked over to his boss.

“Why are we digging in the hot sun…

“Why is it we’re digging in the hot sun…

…and you’re resting in the shade?”

…and you’re taking it easy in the shade?”

“Intelligence,” the boss said.

“Intelligence,” the boss replied.

“What’s intelligence?” asked the digger.

“What’s that?” asked the digger.

The boss said, “I’ll show you.

The boss said, “I’ll demonstrate.”

I’ll put my hand on this tree.

I’ll place my hand against this tree.

Hit  it with your fist as hard as you can.”

Smash  it with your fist with all your might.”

The ditch digger made a fist.

The ditch digger formed a fist.

He swung as hard as he could…

He  swung with all his might…

…and tried to hit the boss’ hand.

…and tried to smash the boss’ hand.

The boss removed his hand…

The boss took away his hand…

…and the ditch digger’s fist hit the tree.

…and the ditch digger’s fist slammed into the tree.

The boss said…

…. “I just demonstrated intelligence!”

…. “I just gave a demonstration of intelligence!”

The ditch digger went back to his hole.

The ditch digger returned to his hole.

His friend asked, “What’d he say?”

His friend asked, “What’d the boss say?”

“He said we’re down here because of intelligence.”

“He said intelligence is the reason we’re down here.”

“What’s intelligence?” his friend asked.

“What the heck is intelligence?” his friend asked.

“I’ll show you.”

“I’ll demonstrate.”

The ditch digger put his hand on his face

The ditch digger placed his hand over his face

He said…

…“Take your shovel and smash it into my hand.”

…“Smash my hand with your shovel.”

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