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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 2

Father and Son: Episode 7 - part 2

Was it suicide?

The detectives are trying to work out how Jamie Phelp's body ended up on the beach. Can you help them?

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Did they have? Yes! You wee dancer. 

We don’t need to do this for a suicide Cal?

I know but… I just want to make sure we didn’t miss anything yesterday evening… So, Dreamers Cliffs, 200 feet and Jamie Phelps’ body was discovered at the foot of them by… Fatima Jamali at 5pm yesterday, she was out on a walk. Seemed very dead. The body was wet – the tide had recently gone out. His phone and laptop were discovered close to the body.

So, yesterday afternoon, after he sent the text to his wife, he jumped from the edge of the cliff path with his phone and laptop in his arms. Pip still in the car.

Yes. Which is the odd bit, isn’t it? Pip. Being there, being in the car.

Yes… that’s the bit that… I don’t know. What’s this?

Chewing gum. From inside his mouth.

He was chewing gum?

Apparently. We’ll have to wait for forensics, but… seems that way.



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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


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

Episode 7, part 3 will be available in the next activity.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    intentionally killing yourself

    solving crimes using scientific methods

    long and confused talking of little importance

    taken his own life
    killed himself