Aprenda lendo - Inglês - 29/09/2011


Install the phone

A young businessman had just started his own firm. He'd rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office.
Wishing to appear busy, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments.
Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"
The man said, "Sure. I've come to install the phone!"

Vocabulary Help

  • antiques - móveis antigos
  • big deal - grande negócio
  • businessman - homem de negócios
  • busy - ocupado
  • commitments - compromisso
  • furnish - mobiliar
  • hang up - desligar
  • huge - enorme
  • office - escritório
  • own - próprio
  • pick up - pegar
  • pretend - fingir
  • rent - alugar
  • see (see, saw, seen) - ver
  • sure - certamente
  • throw (throw, threw, thrown) - jogar
  • wish - desejar
  • young - jovem
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