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Session 7

The body of missing man, Jamie Phelps, has been discovered. It's time for the detectives to work out how his body ended up on the beach - was it suicide or did someone kill him? Can you help to work it out?

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Activity 1

Father and Son: Episode 7 - part 1

What is this situation?

A body has been found on the beach. It's believed to be that of missing man, Jamie Phelps. Callie has started work early to get ahead on all the necessary paperwork.

 

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Callie
Yes m’am. She identified him last night. I was with her. Too soon to tell…. it’s likely he jumped or fell. Yes mam, I’ll keep you fully in the loop… Yes, I understand.

Nikesh
What time is it?

Callie
Seven thirty. I’m getting a head start on my paperwork backlog. What is this situation please?

Nikesh
I just needed more than forty five minutes without a screaming baby in my ear. I stayed up with her until two last night to help Denise out, then came in here. So quiet, it’s beautiful.

Callie
Hmm. Are you OK after last night? I’m supposed to ask if you want to speak to someone. A counsellor or…

Nikesh
Nah. Pretty full on first day back but… I should be alright. Thanks mate.

Callie
Bloody hell Nikesh. Take a shower, you stink.

THE STORY CONTINUES IN ACTIVITY 2.

WATCH EPISODE 6

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Thanks for all your comments. Here's what some of you have been saying...

Watching the video is helping me better understand the context and meaning behind the vocabulary used. For example wayward - if I had just googled it, I would simply know the meaning. But listening to it during an actual conversation helps me remember and recall better.
Madhan – India

Callie is right! It doesn’t make any sense and that's quite exciting! The story is completely open, anything can happen and as it's not a cliché, Juliet, the secretary, is not guilty!
Haroldo – Brazil

The rich vocabulary and pleasant British accent, along with brilliant actors, made me love these absolutely fantastic series. After watching episode 2, I doubted Jammie had some issues with his clients or acquaintances. One aspect reinforced my idea; I understood that Lucy was concerned about his disappearance, but throughout examining, Lucy seemed suspicious, having a strangely puzzled look on her face. Looking forward to the rest of the series
Mzia – Georgia

It is more and more interesting. Look at that celebrity chef Arthur, I think he is charming, his facial expression, his cheeky smile. But I can't figure out his role in Jamie's disappearance. Maybe his account has something to do with a financial fraud which Jamie committed.
Lucy – New Zealand
Amazing idea to create Father and Son as a way to learn english. The plot keeps me in suspense and makes me think all the time in new english words and phrases.
I'm so happy to follow you !!
Rosario – Peru

Hi! I am not sure, but maybe Lucy is the one behind everything! James is very suspicious, too. Callie doesn't like Lucy, so maybe she suspects something!
Ashley – Portugal

I am having such a good time watching this drama. I can not wait for the next episodes. There is something wrong with Lucy and I bet the output will surprise us all.
Gustavo – Brazil

I'm intrigued by a surprising story and wasn't expecting something to do with computer hacking. Is it possible to think that a cyber criminal is pretending to be Woody from Toy Story? I'm looking forward to the next episode!
Asami – Scotland

Downloads 

You can download the audio and transcript for Episode 6 here. 

Episode 7, part 2 will be available in the next activity.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    suicide
    intentionally killing yourself

    forensics
    solving crimes using scientific methods

    ramblings
    long and confused talking of little importance

    taken his own life
    killed himself