WhereFind a Listener Mr Adamson enjoys playing the violinhis leisure time. Heoften carried away by his music. But ita terrible time for his neighbours when Mr Adamson plays as he does so badly. One day Mr Adamson sat by a window and began te play the violin as usual. Mr Adamson seemsbe making noises insteadmusic. However, Mr Adamson was absorbed. Just then, some stones
were thrown outthe window under which Mr Adamson was sitting, but he did not pay attentionit. The "music" continued. After a little while, an empty bottle and a worn-out shoe were thrown outthe window too. Mr Adamson knew that this was not the place for him. The neighbours did not like his "music ". Mr Adamson was very sad. He was badly hurt. "Perhaps no living people can understand my music.I should goa place where people may appreciate my works. " So he decidedgoa graveyard.
He camea graveyard where there was no other sound ex cept the church to. The yard was a Heaven'" where dead people rest. Mr Adamson sat at a grave's and thought a lot, "I must do my bestshow that my musicoutstanding. " He was inspired and beganplay his violin. Suddenly a barefoot stretched out from the grave amd gave Mr Adamson a kick which sent him flying. His treasured violin also dropped frum his hand. Mr Adamson felt very sad because his works was not accepted by anyone , not even the dead.
Don't Throw Paperthe Floor
Bill Davidsonthrowing some paperthe floor. Miss Mead, his teacher,looking at the paper. Mlss MEAD: Don't throw paperthe floor, Bill. BILL: Where shallput it, miss? MISS ME.AD Put itthe waste-paper basket, please. BILL: But Peter and Tony put all their paperthe basket a few .moments ago. Now it's full MISS MEAD: In that case, take the basket outside and empty it. BILL: Yes , m iss. (He takes the basket outthe room and returns witha few moments later. ) MIss MEAD: Where did you empty the basket, Bill? BILL: In the playground, miss. MISS MEAD: Silly boyo ! The dustbinat the backthe school. Now pick up the paper and put itthe dustbiri.
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the storyyour partner.
An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman each owed a friendtheirs a pound. The man died. They agreed that their debts were debtshonour and must be paid, and that each one should gothe dead man's house, leave a pound and ask thatshould be buried with him, as he had no relatives. The Englishman went and left a pound; so did the Irishman. The Scotsman wentthe house, took the two pounds, wrote a cheque for three pounds and asked thatshould be buried with the dead man. But the undertaker (the man who arranges funerals) was a Welshman. He found the cheque, cashedand kept the money.