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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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Session 6

Could the celebrity chef Arthur Montgomery have some information which leads to the whereabouts of missing man Jamie Phelps? They spoke on the phone on the day of the disappearance. But what did they talk about? 

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Activity 3

Father and Son: Episode 6 - part 3

A phone call

After speaking to Arthur Montgomery, Callie and Nikesh review the facts of the case, but nothing seems to make sense. Then Callie gets a phone call. Can you work out what's happened to Jamie Phelps before our detectives?

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Callie
It doesn’t make any sense. Why was he chasing paperwork when he was being blackmailed?

Nikesh
Well, Arthur Montgomery is a pretty big account, right. He was trying to raise funds, perhaps he was going to bill him.

Callie
Could be. It seems… weird. How long did he have to raise the money?

Nikesh
72 hours, according to Mrs Arnott. I suppose they recognise that people need time to get hold of that kind of cash.

Callie
Why send that text? There’s nothing previous to suggest he was suicidal. And if he’s not suicidal, why ask for forgiveness from his wife?

Nikesh
Because he chucked away all of their savings.

Callie
Yeah, but, why text that? Is he running away? What’s he doing? And why didn’t he just drop Pip off at nursery? We’re missing something. I need you to…

TO BE CONTINUED.

THE FULL EPISODE IS AVAILABLE IN ACTIVITY 5

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I am greatly delighted with your new detective drama Father and Son! I have been following most of them with my student, but this one struck me with! superb acting and I felt as if it were a real life story . I am really looking forward to the next episodes.
Irene - Russia

I love this show! so thrilling! I think the father has something to hide, the wife has discovered it (or is about to) and he's trying to fix up the mess he's made!
Audrey - France

It's my first day learning English listening after works. I love detective movies, novels all the time. The drama appeals to me very much!
Gary - Taiwan

I love this crime drama me and my sister watch it on our free time and it helps us with our english and it's awesome to watch it! It's an awesome series! Me and my sister are already fluents but it's all very easy to understand! Thank you so much! For this awesome series!
Ashley - Portugal

It's creating more and more suspense now.
Tushar - India

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You can download the audio and transcript for Episode 5 here. 

The full episode 6, will be available in Activity 5.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    rascal
    dishonest person

    slapdash
    careless

    dotting the i's
    carefully adding the final details

    get hold of someone
    contact someone

    blackmail
    get money from someone by threatening to reveal embarrassing information about them

    wellies
    waterproof, usually rubber boots

    tool
    (slang) an insult about someone who behaves in a stupid way to attract attention