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Gordon cooks something new and the team give it a taste. Unfortunately it doesn't go down too well and soon everyone is running to the toilet! Watch and learn some phrases related to feeling sick.

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Drama: The White Elephant

Episode 26: Sick

What's this? Gordon has come up with a new recipe for ostrich lasagne. He just needs someone to taste-test it. When the team offer to give it a try they soon wish they hadn't!  Watch and count how many phrases you hear related to feeling sick.

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Gordon
Right, gather round everybody. I want you to try my new recipe. Ostrich lasagne.

Peter
Ostrich?! As in the very tall bird?

Gordon
Yes, and a very healthy and lean meat to eat. Now, would you like to try some or is it too sophisticated for you Peter?

Peter
No - I'd love to try some. Mmm delicious. Very... ostrichy.

Mary
Tastes a bit like chicken.

Ceilia
Yes... something of an after taste... it's a bit like... mouldy cheese.

Gordon
I am sick to death of your comments Ceilia. I'm trying to create a new menu - as you asked me to.

Peter
Ooh, sorry, I feel a bit off colour.

Ceilia
Gordon, that's not a good sign. 

Mary
Actually, I feel a bit queasy... sorry Gordon, something's not quite right.

Gordon
Is this some kind of sick joke?

Ceilia
No sick joke Gordon... errr... I need to dash.

Gordon
Typical! I'm sick of this... I try to make them something new and they just make a fuss. It smells alright to me.

FROM THE RESTAURANT
Waiter! Waiter!

Gordon
Alright, keep your hair on, we'll be there in a minute. Look at this kitchen, now I've got to cook, clean and serve. Honestly, you wouldn't get this at The Poison Ivy.

Ceilia
Something in that made me as sick as a dog.

Gordon
Well, I'm as sick as a parrot - I've been preparing this all morning.

Peter
Parrot? Did you put parrot in instead of ostrich?

Mary
No he didn't Peter... it was certainly ostrich... look, it's a week out of date.

FROM THE RESTAURANT
Waiter! Waiter!

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Vocabulary

sick to death
very unhappy about something

off colour
feeling slightly ill

queasy
feeling that you might be sick

sick joke
nasty or unkind joke

I'm sick of this
I don't like it anymore

as sick as a dog
very ill

as sick as a parrot
very disappointed or unhappy

White Elephant quiz

3 Questions

How much did you understand in The White Elephant: Episode 26?

ਵਧਾਈ ਹੋਵੇ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕੁਇਜ਼ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ
Excellent! Great job! Bad luck! ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਹਾਸਲ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਅੰਕ:
x / y

End of Session 5

Next time, Gordon changes his appearance to try and look fashionable but his work colleagues have their own opinions on how he looks and they can't keep them a secret.

Session Vocabulary

  • sick to death 
    very unhappy about something

    off colour
    feeling slightly ill 

    queasy
    feeling that you might be sick

    sick joke
    nasty or unkind joke

    I'm sick of this
    I don't like it anymore

    as sick as a dog
    very ill

    as sick as a parrot 
    very disappointed or unhappy