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Farming Scene 2

After a breakfast of fresh eggs, Stephen helps the farmer while Ashlie prepares for lunch.

Do the first two Tasks while watching the video, then try the third and fourth Tasks. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Preparation

Think about the following questions:

  • What would you want to eat for breakfast if you were on a farm?
  • What kind of work would you expect to do there?

Watch Ashlie and Stephen keep busy on their day at the farm.

Transcripts

Stephen: Morning!

Ashlie: Morning, Stephen. Did you sleep OK?

Stephen: Yeah, great. All that fresh country air. It’s really peaceful here.

Ashlie: Mmm, it’s lovely.

Stephen: Are you ready for breakfast?

Ashlie: Oh, that would be great.

Stephen: Well, there are lots of eggs.

Ashlie: Are there? Where are they?

Stephen: They’re not here. You have to go and get them.

Ashlie: But we must be miles away from a supermarket.

Stephen: Not from a supermarket. This is a working holiday. We have to work to pay for our stay. 

Ashlie: What?

Stephen: Here you are. You’ll need this.

 

Stephen: It smells awful in here.

Ashlie: Oh, I’ve got one. And another one.

Stephen: I can’t find any.

Ashlie: Try looking under a chicken, Stephen. Just pick one up. Stephen!

 

Stephen: Right. Let’s cook breakfast.

Farmer: Did you get any?

Stephen: Yes! I got loads!

Ashlie: Mmm, these are wonderful. They’re much better when they’re fresh.

Stephen: You can’t beat fresh eggs. Right. As soon as breakfast is out of the way, we’ve got to do some work.

 

Farmer: Right, we need to shift those bales from over there to over there.

Ashlie: Stephen, this looks like your kind of work. I’m going to pick some vegetables.

Stephen: Uh?

Ashlie: Well, someone has to think about lunch.

 

Farmer: OK, Stephen. Now can you put those up there?

Stephen: This is really hard work!

 

Ashlie: Stephen, look at your hair!

Stephen: I’m exhausted.

Ashlie: Well, I’ve almost got lunch. We just need one more thing. Come with me.

 

Ashlie: Right, all we need now is some potatoes. Here’s your fork, start digging.

Ashlie: That’s it! Great. Try over here. Lovely. Just need a few more and then we’ll be ready for lunch. Keep going.

Stephen: I’m exhausted. Isn’t it your turn to dig?

Ashlie: Right, yeah, I think we’ve got enough now. Come on, let’s make some lunch.

Stephen: We should have gone to the supermarket.

 

Ashlie: You have a rest and I’ll make some lunch.

Farmer: Listen, I need your help.

Ashlie: What’s wrong?

Farmer: I’ve lost a sheep. It’s escaped from the top field. 

Ashlie: A sheep has escaped?

Stephen: We can go, but how do we catch it?

Ashlie: I’ll make some lunch, you do the sheep.

 

Ashlie: Oh, did you catch the sheep?

Stephen: Yes. Come and see it. It’s huge!

Ashlie: Stephen!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

What would you want to eat for breakfast if you were on a farm?
- If I were on a farm I would eat fresh food, for instance: eggs, milk and why not some homemade jams.

What kind of work would you expect to do there?
- I would expect to manage straw, to milk cows, feed pigs, collect fruits.

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