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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

Hi team, what's mean this "You can’t beat fresh eggs" by Stephen, does he mean that the eggs are so good?

Hello Joel-0505,

Yes, that's right. You can't beat... here means there's nothing better than...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers,
I just want to know some possible sentences followed by “Have you gone to ...?”

Hello Smiley1,

Do you mean 'followed' or 'beginning with'?

In any case, there are countless possible sentences. Why don't you tell us what you would like to say (and try to say it yourself)? We'll be happy to try to help you express yourself once we know what you want to say.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter, thanks for your reply. Yes, I mean “begging with”. I happened to hear someone saying “Have you gone (pause).....?” on the street. In that situation, I guess the man was asking “Have you gone mad” ?? or can you come up with any possible sentences?

Hello Smiley1,

I would imagine that the next word would be 'mad' or 'crazy' in that context.

Used like this, 'go' means 'become' and many adjectives which suggest change could be used:

go mad, go crazy, go soft, go fat, go slim, go grey, go quiet, go bankrupt etc.

 

You can see a list of words which can follow 'go' on this page. Look through the entry list at the top (it shows 170 entries) for ones marked 'adjective'.

http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/go

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter, thanks to your great help, now I’m convinced!

hello teacher! please tell me what does "breakfast is out of the way" mean? I can't understand.
thank you very much.

Hello safirasafirasafira,

When we say something is 'out of the way' we mean that a job or task is complete and that we can move on to the next (perhaps nicer) thing.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone is nice to see you again.
I really like to go to visit the farm I think is really peaceful dead and this the fresh air and I like the noise that animals is making in the morning and I literally like to see the animals in theire nature. Mmm, breakfast sounds good I think I would like to eat fresh cheese first time with fresh cucumber and tomato I really like and why not some milk and some boiled eggs I really like boiled eggs.
Talking about work at farming I think is a lot of work to do to be in charge with the field and with the animals, to be in the charge with all of the fruits and vegetables. I think it's really hard wotking at a farm. To take care of the animals you have to feed them but in the same time you have to watering the plants that you having around the farm, so is much much more work than I can think about.
I think you have this one's ability to growing plants and to dig the field, to reap the fruits,
and so on, all day I think that's something to do on a farm.

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