Before you watch
Think about the following questions:
- Have you ever moved house?
- How many boxes would you fill if you had to put everything you owned into them?
Now watch to find out how helpful Stephen is.
Stephen: Here’s another box for you, Ash.
Ashlie: Thanks, Stephen. I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve got! I’ve filled all these boxes already.
Stephen: Do you want a hand?
Ashlie: Yes, please. Here you go.
Stephen: Ashlie’s moving into her new flat today.
Ashlie: It’s going to be the perfect place to live. But first I’ve got to finish packing.
Stephen: Ash, are you really keeping this?
Ashlie: Of course I am. It was Grandma’s. It reminds me of her.
Stephen: OK, but you can’t keep everything. There’s a lot of rubbish here.
Ashlie: I'm not taking everything. I'm getting rid of lots of stuff.
Stephen: What shall I do with this?
Ashlie: Ah, OK - that’s rubbish.
Stephen: And this? Rubbish?
Ashlie: Ah, wait! That’s Annabel, I told you. I’ve had her since I was six. Look, if you want to make yourself useful, you can take the boxes down to the van.
Stephen: Alright, alright… This is really heavy. You’ve definitely got too much stuff!
Ashlie: Great! That’s it. All packed up.
Stephen: Shall we go?
Ashlie: You go on ahead. I’m going to clean up this place, but I’ll meet you at the new flat later.
Stephen: OK. Oh, Pete’s coming over to give us a hand to unload boxes.
Ashlie: Great. Oh, will you get rid of those boxes of rubbish on the way?
Stephen: Sure. See you later.
Ashlie: Great. Thank you. See you.
Stephen: Hi, Pete.
Pete: Hi, Stephen.
Stephen: Here, help me with this box.
Pete: OK... Wow, that’s heavy. What’s she got in here?
Stephen: Phew, that’s it! My sister’s got too much stuff! Listen, I need your help with a housewarming gift for Ashlie’s new flat.
Pete: That’s nice. What sort of housewarming gift?
Stephen: I want to surprise Ashlie. I want to make this chair look really nice for her new flat.
Stephen: There’s some paint and paintbrushes in that box there.
Pete: That’s a great idea; it does look a bit old. I’ll get the paint... Stephen, are you sure Ashlie’s going to like this colour?
Stephen: What? Oh no, Ashlie’s going to kill me! She hates pink. I thought that was white paint.
Ashlie: Oh hiya, Pete. Hi, Stephen. How’s it going?
Pete: Hi, Ash.
Stephen: Oh hi, Ash. Yeah, great. Look, we've brought in all the boxes.
Ashlie: Thanks, guys. So what do you think of my new flat, Pete? I think my antique furniture is going to look great in here.
Pete: Yeah… er… antiques! I’m sure they’ll look great.
Ashlie: It was really kind of you to come and help. And Stephen, you've done a great job too!
Pete: Yeah… er, I think I’m going to go now.
Ashlie: Right. Er, Stephen, what's this? These were the boxes you were supposed to get rid of.
Stephen: Oh no! I'm sure I got rid of all the boxes with rubbish...
Ashlie: Stephen, where is my stuff? Where are those boxes? Where’s my doll, Annabel? Ah, Stephen, where’s my stuff? Er... and what have you done to my chair?