This is a song millions of Americans will hear this New Year’s Eve. It is called Auld Lang Syne (友谊地久天长). It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem. It tells about the need to remember old friends.
The words “auld lang syne” mean “old long since”. No one knows who wrote the poem first. However, a version by Scottish poet Robert Bums was published in 1796. The words and music we know today first appeared in a songbook three years later.
The song is played in the United States mainly on New Year’s Eve. The version you are hearing today is by the Washington Saxophone Quartet. As we end our program with Auld Lang Syne. I would like to wish all of our radio friends a very Happy New Year! This is Buddy Thomas.
1. Where is this passage from?
A. A newspaper. B. A magazine.
C. A TV program. D. A radio program.
2. Who is introducing Auld Lang Syne to us?
A. Robert Bums. B. The Washington Saxophone Quartet.
C. Buddy Thomas. D. The passage doesn’t tell us.
3. When is Auld Lang Syne mainly played in the USA according to the passage?
A. On New Year’s Eve. B. On Christmas Eve.
C. On weekends. D. On holidays.
4. When did the words and music of Auld Lang Syne we know today first appear?
A. In 1790. B. In 1793.
C. In 1796. D. In 1799.
5. What’s Auld Lang Syne about?
A. It’s about the history of Scotland.
B. It’s about an old Scottish poet.
C. It’s about the need to remember old friends.
D. It’s about the wishes to the radio friends.