What happened when the snake charmer began to paly jazz?
As we had had a long walk through one of the markets of Old Delhi, we stopped at
a square to have a rest. After a time,we noticed a snake charmer with two large
baskets at the other sied of the square,so we went to have a look at him. As soon
as he saw us,he picked up a long pipe which was covered with coins and opened one
of the baskets. When he began to paly a tune, we had our first glimpse of the snake.
It rose out of the basket and began to follow the movements of the pipe. We were
very much surprised when the snake charmer suddenly began to play jazz and
modern pop songs. The snake, however, continued to ‘dance’ slowly. It obviously
could not tell the difference between Indian musical and jazz!
New words and expressions 生词和短语
musical adj.精通音乐的 snake n.蛇
market n.市场，集市 movement n.动作
snake charmer 玩蛇者 continue v.继续
pipe n.(吹奏的)管乐器 dance v.跳舞
tune n.曲调 obviously adv.显然
glimpse n.一瞥 difference n.差别
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 Not very musical 是指蛇并不那样“懂” 音乐。
2 It obviouly could not tell the difference between Indian music and jazz!显然，它分辨不出印度音乐和爵士乐!tell the difference between …,辨别…之间的不同。