Now, read this hilarious anecdote
from the life of a journalist and enjoy.
In 1977, Mr. Nicholas Scotti, a journalist from
San Francisco, flew from America to Italy to visit his cousins.The plane
stopped for an hour in JFK Airport in New York. Mr. Scotti thought he was at
Rome Airport and got off the plane. Of course his cousins were not there to
Mr. Scotti spent two days in New york believing
he was in Rome. In their letters his cousins always talked about the traffic
problems and the famous building in Rome. Mr. Scotti decided to find their home
without their help.On his journey round the city, Mr. Scotti asked a policeman
to tell him the way to the bus station, Mr. Scotti asked him in Italian.
Luckily, the policeman was an Italian from Naples, Italy and could reply in the
On the next day, after 12 hours of travelling
round by buses, Mr. Scotti was surprised that the policemen and drivers speak
in English. A policeman tried to tell him that he was in New york, but Mr
Scotti didn’t believe it and even got angry.
Name : Nicholas Scotti
Occupation : Journalist
Reason for his trip : To
visit some cousins
Means of transport : Aeroplane,
Destination : Rome
In New York Mr Scotti left the plane because he thought he
(a) had to change the plane.
(b) was in Rome.
(c) had to phone his cousins.
(d) had to look at the airport.
decided to find his cousins’ home without their help. He asked the policeman
for information in Italian because he
(a) thought he was in Italy.
(b) knew the policeman.
(c) didn’t speak any other language.
(d) liked the language.
the next day, Mr Scotti was __________ at how the local people responded to his
Circle three words that best describe Mr. Scotti
/ unlucky / stupid / successful / miserable / happy
L. Have you
experienced any unexpected turn of events in your life? What happened? How did
you feel about it at that moment? How do you feel about it now? Write an
article for your school magazine describing your experience in about 150 words.
The memorable day in my life was the day of our trip to Ooty in
my VIII standard. The trip was enjoyable. I and my friends enjoyed a lot. We
hired a vehicle to stay in my uncle's house. We entered a guest house at 8'0'
clock in the morning. The weather was chill. The botanical garden and the rose
garden were so amazing. It was a nice experience to see all the flowers
together. The trip was wonderful, informative and educative. It was really one
of the most memorable one in my life.