جلسه 5

Viktor Frankenstein gets married and is happy again. But will it last long? Plus, find out what you've learnt from unit 19 about too, very and enough in our weekly quiz.

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Frankenstein: Episode 9 - The wedding night

Frankenstein: Episode 9

"I hate you, monster! I hate you! You murdered my wife, Elizabeth and my last chance of happiness! Now I want to kill you!"

What examples of too much, too many, enough and very can you spot in this episode?

The answers are shown in bold on the transcript below the audio.

Listen to the audio and try the activity

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TODAY - IN THE ARCTIC

Viktor Frankenstein
Hello, I'm scientist Viktor Frankenstein. And I'm here in the Arctic, the end of the Earth, because I'm looking for the Creature which destroyed my happiness. The last time I was happy was... with Elizabeth. Our wedding day was coming...

IN THE PAST - AT THE FRANKENSTEINS' HOME IN GENEVA

Elizabeth
Let me check the guest list again... How many guests have we planned earlier, Mr Frankenstein?

Viktor Frankenstein's Father
There were 60, the last time I counted, dear Elizabeth.

Elizabeth
Is the house big enough for all our guests?

Viktor Frankenstein's Father
Yes, it is, my darling. Invite more people. Let's have a banquet and plenty of good wine!

Elizabeth
How much wine shall we order? Are two hundred bottles too many?

Viktor Frankenstein's Father
No. I'll pay for it all gladly. Nothing is too expensive for my dear son and his bride. Let's all drink and be merry! It will be a wedding nobody will ever forget! Are you happy, my dear?

Elizabeth
Oh, I'm very happy!

TODAY - IN THE ARCTIC 

Viktor Frankenstein
It's very cold here! Well, Elizabeth and I got married on a warm day. There was a lot of catching up with friends. Elizabeth looked so pretty. But I was worried. I got used to walking around with a gun in my pocket. The threat by the Creature was very much alive in my mind...

IN THE PAST

Creature
I'll have my revenge. I'll be with you on your wedding night!

TODAY - IN THE ARCTIC

Viktor Frankenstein
I didn't give the monster a bride so it said it would destroy my life. It killed my best friend Henry, my brother William and his nanny Justine was blamed for the boy's murder... and now it was coming after me. This was in my thoughts when we arrived for our honeymoon at the house we rented by the side of Lake Como in Italy. It was raining heavily...

IN THE PAST - AT A HOUSE BY LAKE COMO, ITALY

Elizabeth
It's a pity we have to close the windows. The view of the lake is fantastic!

Viktor Frankenstein
Yes. But I'm sure the rain won't last. Why don't you go to the bedroom, my darling?

Elizabeth
Aren't you coming? What are you looking for, dear Viktor?

Viktor Frankenstein
I just want to make sure that everything is alright and we are safe. I'll go as soon as I do that, my sweet Elizabeth.

Elizabeth
Are you expecting someone?

Viktor Frankenstein
No, darling wife. Go and I'll join you as soon as I can. I don't want anything to worry you.

TODAY - IN THE ARCTIC

Viktor Frankenstein
I was indeed expecting something to happen: a battle to the death between me and the Creature. I didn't care if it was too strong for me. I had enough hate in my heart to defeat the monster. I just didn't want Elizabeth to see the fight. I left the house with my gun and decided to walk around to check if it was there. But all of a sudden, a scream...

IN THE PAST - AT A HOUSE BY LAKE COMO, ITALY

Elizabeth
Ahhhhhhh!

Viktor Frankenstein
Elizabeth! Elizabeth!

INSIDE THE HOUSE 

Viktor Frankenstein
My dear Elizabeth! My beloved wife... is dead!!

Creature
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

Viktor Frankenstein
You, horrible Creature! I'll kill you! I'll put a bullet in your head!

SHOOTING

Viktor Frankenstein
I hate you! I hate you with all my heart! My Elizabeth!

TODAY - IN THE ARCTIC

Viktor Frankenstein
William, Justine, Henry and now Elizabeth. There was nothing else for me and... for my father. As soon as he heard that my wife was killed on our wedding night, he fell ill and died heartbroken. And all because of me! I'd thought about telling Elizabeth that I had created a monster. But there wasn't enough time... After her death I tried to warn others and I was put in a hospital for a while. Nobody believed me... So I decided to put an end to the problem I had created and find the creature at once. The world is not big enough for both of us. I'm still looking for it. I might find it next time.

Download

You can download the Drama from our Unit 19 downloads page or from our BBC Learning English Drama podcast page.

Vocabulary

guest list
names of people who are asked to come to a party

banquet
large formal meal

merry
happy and full of enjoyment

catching up
discussing what happened since the last time you met someone

honeymoon
a holiday for the new husband and wife after the wedding

To do

Now check what you know about the drama with this three-question quiz.

Frankenstein Quiz

3 Questions

What have you learnt about Frankenstein from our Drama? Test yourself in this quiz.

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x / y

So, Viktor Frankenstein's life was going to get better with a happy wedding and a nice trip to Lake Como, but it ended up in more heartache. Relatives, his best friend, his beloved wife... all gone. Nothing more is left for the sad scientist and he's determined to go after the monster he created and kill it! Will he succeed? Find out in the next episode.

Credits

Story adapted and produced by Graciela Damiano

Cast: Peter Kenny, Sophie Napleton, Simon Haynes, Will Harrison-Wallace

Illustration: Carolina Thwaites-Lastra

English Language Teaching consultant: Nicola Prentis

Studio Manager: Philip Bull

Next

Now it's time for the Weekly Quiz. And enjoy a banquet of knowledge!

واژه های تازه این جلسه

  • guest list
    names of people who are asked to come to a party

    banquet
    large formal meal

    merry
    happy and animated

    catching up
    discussing what happened since the last time you met someone

    honeymoon
    a holiday for the new husband and wife after the wedding