Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris' big adventure

Businesswoman with suitcase in airport

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sometimes airports can be confusing places, where to go is often clearly marked, but along with the excitement – or stress of taking a plane, some people tend to get lost.

Sue and Chris arrive at the airport to board their plane to a mystery destination.

Sue doesn’t know where she is going but is excited to embark on an adventure all the same.

Listen as they go to the arrivals desk then the departures, whilst dealing with some tricky situations along the way.

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2 is a follow-on from part one, where they left the house in a rush to get to the airport on time, arriving at the last minute to get their plane.

If you haven’t listened to it already, have a listen to Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part I

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Follow Sue and Chris as they head off on their first big adventure – Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

In part one, they wake up a little late and have just an hour to get to the airport.

Sue forgot to book a taxi, so they have to find an alternate form of transport to get to the airport on time.

They are also hampered by some unusually unseasonal British weather 😉

They also have to check that their animals are cared for during their absence.

See part two for the continuation of the adventure

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz; everything you need to know to watch the series in English !

The final season of the hit series Games of Thrones will be aired on April 14. Fans all over the world are waiting in anticipation for this global event. Indeed on average each episode regularly attracts over 30 millions viewers !

The best way to watch any series is in English.  Even if it is a challenge, you get so much more out of the series when watching in the original version. For example, do you know the different accents of the characters in GOT ? They really do add to the characterization. In the series many words have been invented to describe the different roles, jobs and attitudes.  Also to be authentic the actors had to learn several fictitious languages to differentiate the many different tribes and groups. You get all of this if you watch in English !

The award winning series has become known for its complicated story lines with a huge cast of 553 cast members in 67 episodes!  The series is also known for the gruesome bloody scenes, it is certainly not for the faint hearted !

SO BE WARNED….. this quiz also is full of blood and gore !

So, how is it possible to have a mere 25 questions for such a huge series ? Of course, it cannot cover all the story lines so it is designed to help English learners understand the vocabulary and grammar that you see in the episodes (strangulation, poison, bone crushing ……). 

If you are new to GOT you may not know this: the TV series is an adaptation of a trilogy of novels called  A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Both the novels and the TV series are set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos where noble dynasties fight, plot and scheme for the right to ascend to the Iron Throne. To add to the complication of political intrigue there is a dangerous exterior threat to the entire realm (“Winter is Coming”) from fierce creatures that lie far north of The Wall. 

SPOILER ALERT – SPOILER ALERT – SPOILER ALERT – SPOILER ALERT –

This quiz covers action from season 1 to season 7, so if you are new to GOT you may not want to start the quiz just yet……

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz

Are you up on the GRUESOME scenes, the INTRICATE story lines and the huge CAST of Games of Thrones? Try your luck with this quiz which has all the vocabulary you need to follow the series in English.

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle – there’s been a murder at the horrible castle, one of the horrible servants has killed the horrible Duke and nobody knows who the murderer is.

Luckily the clever Sergeant Podblog from The Grammar Police is at hand to solve the mystery.

The servants and the duchess were in the castle when the duke was murdered, but who did it?

Sergeant Podblog has some questions to ask and after he has questioned everyone, he now knows who the murderer is.

He also knows that each person will tell one lie and two truths.

So, when each person answers the question posed by Sergeant Podblog, they will tell one lie and say two things that are true.

Can you work out who the murderer is?

Was it the duchess?

Was it the cook?

Was it the butler?

Was it the gardener?

Was it the chambermaid?

Was it Sergeant Podblog?

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2 – in a series of 4 podcasts where Sergeant Podblog investigates the case of the oil smuggling ring and its boss, who murdered Inspector Whatsisname in cold blood.

Sergeant Podblog investigates The oil Mystery Episode 2 – Sergeant Podblog is called in to solve the case of The murder of Inspector Whatsisname, whose body was found at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, stabbed with a note with the names of three suspects in his hand.

The suspects are :

Suzie, a marketing manager in a frozen snack food company in London.

Reg, the gardner of Lady Sarah Thingymajig from Somerset and Bess who works in sales.

Inspector Whatsisname was just days away from solving the mystery of an international oil smuggling ring, when he met his fate, murdered in cold blood.

No weapon was ever found, but the grammar police, headed by the brilliant detective Sergeant Podblog, have three suspects to interview.

In this second episode, of a four part series, Sergeant Podblog interviews Bess, who turns out to have a habit of making simple mistakes, but does this mean that she could be the murderer?

There was a Bedouin dagger found in her office – was this the murder weapon?

Listen and see if you can spot the mistakes.

TV series: are you an addict, an expert or clueless?

TV series: are you an addict, an expert or clueless?

 

One of the nicest ways to pass the dark winter nights is to draw the curtains, curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite TV series. With the popularity of Netflix, HBO and other on-line streaming sites the choice of series is huge.

Do you like to watch an episode a week or are you a binge watcher? Do you have to get your "fix" or do you prefer to space your viewing out over a few weeks?

Whatever your preference, TV series culture is now an essential part of our "general knowledge" necessary for everyday conversations. So don't be left behind, this quiz will help you to swot up on important plots and themes so that you can dazzle your colleagues during those workplace coffee breaks.

TV series are a great way to learn English. You hear everyday vocabulary, a wide variety of accents and enjoy great stories at the same time.

At first it might seem just far too difficult to understand what's going on, but try these tips to help you improve your listening skills.

(i) Don't expect to understand every word. Many of the actors do not speak clearly because it's part of the character they're playing. Either they mumble their words or they speak with a strong regional accent....so don't worry if you only catch half of what they are saying. 

(ii) At first watch just 15 minutes, pause the programme and make a note of what you have understood from the images and then return to the story. Keep watching out for clues which will help you to understand.

(iii) Watch the episode as many times as you like until you have a better understanding. Be like a young child watching their favorite programme again and again.

(iv) "Prepare" the vocabulary that you think will be in the story. Before you watch think which words you may hear.

(v) If you are really stuck, activate the subtitles in English for a short time.

(vi) RELAX AND ENJOY. It takes time to achieve a good level of comprehension in a new language, so .... take your time !!! 



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