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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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  1. 1 Drama: Father and Son

Vocabulary Reference

Episode 1

wayward
difficult to control and does unexpected things

clients
people who receive a service from a business

accounts
official financial records

discreet
doesn't attract attention

Episode 2

PA
Personal Assistant - person who helps you with your job often by performing administrative tasks

paperwork
preparing reports and other written tasks that are part of your job

state of mind
how someone is feeling and behaving at that time

forensic
detailed scientific methods used to solve a crime

dungarees
clothing item consisting of trousers and a piece of cloth covering the chest, held up by straps over the shoulders

Episode 3

bricking it
(informal) very nervous or scared

preoccupied
thinking about something else and not thinking about what is happening now

accountant
person who prepares financial records for a company or person

prioritise
decide the order in which to do a number of tasks so the most important ones get done first

grand
(informal/noun) thousand pounds

Episode 4

top themselves
kill themselves; commit suicide

dual carriageway
an out-of-town road with two lanes going in the same direction

roaring
making a loud sound like a lion or the sea

bang on
exactly

what's she playing at?
what is she doing?

Episode 5

cut to the chase
deal with the most important things first

wuss
(informal) describes a person who is not brave

cryptocurrency
digital currency that uses cryptography to make sure
payments are sent and received safely

blockchain
public record of transactions made in a cryptocurrency in chronological order

in (such) a pickle
in a difficult situation

ransomware
software designed by criminals to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid

blackmail
get money from someone by threatening to tell a secret of theirs or damage their reputation in some way

Episode 6

rascal
dishonest person

slapdash
careless

dotting the i's
carefully adding the final details

get hold of someone
contact someone

wellies
waterproof, usually rubber boots

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

Episode 7

suicide
intentionally killing yourself

forensics
solving crimes using scientific methods

ramblings
long and confused talking of little importance

taken his own life
killed himself

Episode 8

clicks into place
suddenly makes sense/becomes easy to understand

postmortem
medical examination of a dead body to find out why the person died

high tide
time when the the sea level is at its highest at a certain point

precise
exact

Episode 9

family liaison
person who gathers evidence and information from a family to contribute to a police investigation as well as looking after their welfare

of note
important

assistance
help to do something

privacy
not allowing other people to know what you are doing

Episode 10

dogsbody
person who does all the boring and unpleasant jobs

pursuing
following

arresting
taking someone to a police station to be questioned because it's thought they have committed a crime

solicitor
person who gives legal advice, prepares legal documents and can represent people in a court of law

cowardly
not very brave or courageous

badger
(as a verb) continually asking someone to do something

fingerprints
unique pattern on someone's fingers - used to identify who someone is