Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son
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Our new crime drama continues. Two detectives are trying to work out what's really happened to Jamie Phelps and his son, who have been reported missing by wife and mother, Lucy Phelps.
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Father and Son: Episode 2 - part 1
Is Lucy a 'time waster'?
Detectives Callie Pritchard and Nikesh Ready are talking to Lucy Phelps, who's reported her husband and son missing. Do they believe her story?
Watch the video and complete the activity
- Interview room
Lucy is texting on her phone to Whatsapp group ‘St Saviours Mums’
Don’t want to panic anyone bu….
Help! I can’t…
Did anyone see Jamie and Pip this morning? They’ve gone AWOL. I’m getting worried.
I’ve spoken to nursery, no one saw him. His PA says he was in and out in about three minutes.
Because he had the kid in the car.
Looks like it. I can’t be doing with this. The amount of paperwork I’ve got…You know what’ll happen. We’ll spend all day, running around in circles and then come six o’clock he’ll roll on in. Been to the zoo.
I wonder if she might be right to be worried.
Right, well that’s some really forensic analysis there Scooby Do.
I’m going to get a bit more out of her.
She can drink her tea and we’re sending her home. Nikesh! I am actually the senior officer here.
THE STORY CONTINUES IN ACTIVITY 2
Here's what you've been saying...
I’ve stared to watch this drama, and I kind of like it. Seems to me like a Netflix series, plus is teaching me English, and is why I’m watching it. Hope you understand what I’ve wrote.😬
Ignacio - Mexico
I've been enjoying all videos from this series. I think this is very useful because they speak like real people. We know in real life English isn't spoken as clear as teachers do. Like Helen Belbin says: "we don't just speak in well formed sentences".
Wilson - Colombia
It seems interesting. I love watching detective dramas, because the science is applied to figure out who is the guilty, that's very exciting
Fanny - Ecuador
The new drama is really nice. I'm sure we are going to have a great show as always.
Haroldo - Brazil
I'm loving this new drama. I think it really has a mysterious atmosphere and quite different from usual BBC learning English contents which I always enjoy doing. I find it interesting that Jamie watched "The Crown" and "The Question Time" the night before. (What? The Question Time!?) Is it something to do with their disappearance?
Asami - Scotland
Episode 2, part 2 will be available in the next activity.
Useful words and phrases from this episode
Personal Assistant - person who helps you with your job often by performing administrative tasks
preparing reports and other written tasks that are part of your job
state of mind
how someone is feeling and behaving at that time
detailed scientific methods used to solve a crime
clothing item consisting of trousers and a piece of cloth covering the chest, held up by straps
over the shoulders