There Is Something Very Nice Inside Your Drum



2011-8-11 18:25

There Is Something Very Nice Inside Your Drum


Lesson 3

Text A

There Is Something Very Nice Inside Your Drum
It was Jimmy's birthday, and he was five years old. He got quite a lot of nice birthday presents from his family, and one of them was a beautiful big drum.
"Who gave him that thing?" Jimmy's father said when he saw it.
"His grandfather did," answered Jimmy's mother.
"Oh," said his father.
Of course , Jimmy liked his drum very much. He made a terrible noise witb it, but his mother did not mind. His father was working during the day, and Jimmy was in bed when he got home in the evening, so he did not hear the noise.
But one of the neighbours did not like the noise at all , so one morning a few days later, she took a sharp knife and went to Jimmy's house while he was hitting his drum. She said to him, "Hullo, Jimmy. Do you know, there's something very nice inside your drum. Here's a knife. Open the drum and let's find it. "


Text B

May I See a Hat, please?

MR Ross: May I see a hat , please?
SALESMAN: What size do you take?
MR Ross: I'm sorry. I don't know.
SALESMAN: I'll measure you. . . You take size 6. What colour hat would you like?
MR Ross: Brown, please.
SALESMAN: Here are some nice brown hats.Try this hat on.It's a very good one.
MR ROss: Yes, I like this one.It goes very well with my coat. How much is it?
SALESMAN: It's $ 9.95 ( nine dollars and ninety-five cents ). Do you want me to put it in a


Questions on Text B
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story to your partner.

The police in the big city were looking for a thief. At last they caught him. But while they were taking photographs of him - from the front, from the left, from the right, with a hat, without a hat - he suddenly attacked the policemen and ran off. They tried to catch him, but he got away.
Then a week later the telephone rang in the police-station, and somebody said, "You are looking for Bill Cross, aren't you?"
"Yes. "
"Well, he left here for Waterbridge an hour ago. "
Waterbridge was a small town about 100 miles from the city. The city police at ence sent four different photographs of the thief to the police in Waterbridge.
Less than twelve hours later they got a telephone call from the police in Waterbridge. "We have caught the fourth this evening, we think. "