147. The State Exam

Gap-fill exercise

He took the state teachers exam. It was or fail. A passing score meant he could for a teaching job. A passing score was to 300. The state emailed his score to . His multiple choice test score was 260. His test score was 300! He called up the agency. “I got 300 on the writing test! ’s perfect, isn’t it?” he asked. “Yes, it’s perfect. !” said the representative. “But I have a question,” said. “How many other people got 300? If lot of people got 300, then my score not special. If only one or two people 300, then my score is more special.” “I’m , but we don’t have that information,” said the . “You don’t? Well, who does? How about the education department?” he asked. “They don’t either,” the said. “Nobody does.”