Before you watch
Think about the following questions:
- Would you like to be in an advert?
- Who in a family should look after the pets?
Now watch Ashlie as she tries for an acting job.
Ashlie: Where did I put my purse? Have you seen my keys?
Stephen: I think I saw them in the kitchen, Ash.
Ashlie: Thanks. Hey, watch this. She looks great. I really hope I get this part this afternoon.
Stephen: Ashlie’s watching a lot of advertisements on TV at the moment. She’s got an audition today. If they like her, she could be the star of the next TV ad.
Ashlie: Yeah, right.
Stephen: This audition, what’s the advert about? What is it advertising, Ash?
Ashlie: Erm… I don’t really know. I hope I get it, though. I’ll be on TV, Stephen! Anyway, come on, turn this off. My meeting’s at eleven o’clock. Come on. Bring Poppy.
Stephen: This is Poppy, Ashlie’s dog. Isn’t she lovely? Come on, Poppy, let’s go.
Ashlie: OK, Stephen. Wish me luck.
Stephen: Good luck, Ashlie. I’m sure you’ll be fantastic. I’ll see you back here in a couple of hours.
Ashlie: Hang on! You have to take Poppy.
Stephen: No, I can’t. I’m going to the gym. They won’t let her in.
Ashlie: Oh Stephen, I wish you’d told me before we left the house. What am I going to do with her now?
Stephen: Well, leave her here. She’ll be OK.
Ashlie: No way, Stephen! I can’t leave my baby here. You’ll have to take her.
Stephen: No, sorry, Ashlie. I’ve got to run, sorry!
Ashlie: I’ll just have to take you with me then, I guess. Come on, Poppy.
Casting Director: Ashlie Walker?
Ashlie: Hi. That’s me! Hi.
Casting Director: Hi. Thanks for coming. Shall we just get started?
Ashlie: Actually, before we begin, I’m really sorry but my brother was supposed to take my dog and he let me down. Do you mind if she’s here? I promise she’ll be quiet!
Casting Director: Not at all. She might be exactly what we’re looking for. Aren’t you lovely? What’s her name?
Ashlie: Poppy. I’ve done this kind of thing a few times.
Casting Director: Hi, Poppy. Aren’t you lovely? How old is she?
Ashlie: She’s six months. Could you tell me something about the advertisement?
Casting Director: Wow, she’s really lovely. Aren’t you lovely? Eh? Who’s a lovely girl then?
Ashlie: Erm… are we ready to start?
Casting Director: What? Oh, yes. We’re going to take a few photos of you.
Ashlie: OK. Great.
Casting Director: Are you going to have your photograph taken too, Poppy? Are you? Come on.
Casting Director: OK, Ashlie, that was great, thanks.
Ashlie: Thank you.
Casting Director: You were both fantastic. I'm sure they'll like it. I’ll give you a call soon, OK?
Ashlie: OK then. Thanks again.
Casting Director: Bye, Ashlie.
Casting Director: Bye, Poppy.
Ashlie: Oh, hiya!
Stephen: Well, how did it go?
Ashlie: Erm, well, it went well, I think. I think they liked me. They really liked Poppy, didn’t they, Poppy?
Stephen: They liked Poppy?
Ashlie: Yeah. The guy said... Oh, hang on... Hello?
Stephen: Who is it?
Ashlie: Yes, it’s Ashlie. Oh, that’s fantastic. Thank you. Sure. Sure, yeah, that’s fine. Er, OK, alright. Thank you. Bye.
Stephen: What is it? Well?
Ashlie: I got the part.
Stephen: That was quick.
Ashlie: And they want Poppy, too!
Stephen: Wahey! Well done, girl.
Ashlie: What about me?
Stephen: Well done, Ash.
Ashlie: Urrrgh, Stephen, you’re all smelly!
On behalf of Peter and the rest of the team, thank you very much and best wishes to you for a peaceful new year!
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