Farming Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie have trouble finding their way and Ashlie has a bit of a fright.

Do the first two Tasks while watching the video, then try Task 3. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Preparation

Think about the following questions:

  • Have you ever got lost while driving in the country?
  • How might you feel if you were lost in the forest at dusk?

Watch Stephen and Ashlie trying to find their way to a farm in the country.

Transcript

Stephen: [talking to cows]

Ashlie: Stephen. Will you help me? I think we're here and we need to be there.

Stephen: Let me see. No, we're here and we should be there. We should have turned left back there.

Ashlie: We've come away to the countryside for a weekend on a farm, but we're having a bit of trouble finding it.

Stephen: No, we aren't, Ash. That has to be it there. We need to turn left back there. Come on, jump in.

Ashlie: Why won't it start?

Stephen: I don't know.

Ashlie: Did you put any petrol in the car?

Stephen: No. I thought you were going to put petrol in the car.

Ashlie: No. You said you were going to put petrol in the car. Oh, this is hopeless. We'll have to walk. This is your fault, Stephen.

 

 

Stephen: Hang on, there's something coming. We can get a lift.

Ashlie: Hey! Excuse me.

Farmhand: Hello there.

Stephen: Do you know where Strawberry Farm is?

Farmhand: Yes, I'm going in that direction. Hop on!

Ashlie: Thanks.

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Farmhand: Go straight down there, along the path and across the field.

Ashlie: Great. Thank you very much.

 

Stephen: It can't be much further, can it? I'm getting really hungry.

Ashlie: Keep going.

Stephen: What are you eating?

Ashlie: Hmm? Oh. Blackberries. There are loads of them. These are really delicious. I love blackberries.

Stephen: We should get going. Before it gets dark.

 

Ashlie: Stephen, this is horrible. Arrgh! What was that? I think I just stood in something. It smells terrible. I think it might be...

Stephen: Ashlie, stop moaning! We're going round in circles. We should go that way.

Ashlie: We're completely lost, aren't we? What if we don't find it?

Stephen: What was that?

Ashlie: It's just an owl, Stephen.

Stephen: I hate the countryside. Let's get out of here. Look, there's a light over there.

Ashlie: Stephen!

Stephen: What?

Ashlie: Look over there. There's someone in the field. What are they doing there? I'm scared. Hello! Excuse me!

Stephen: Why is he ignoring us? 

Ashlie: I don't know. This is weird. I'm scared, Stephen.

Stephen: Let's walk a little faster. Come on, Ash!

 

Farmer: You must be Stephen and Ashlie. What's happened to you?

Ashlie: Quick! Let us in! There's a strange man outside.

Stephen: Let me in!

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Submitted by Aung Ko Ko on Mon, 31/08/2020 - 11:58

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What accent was Framhand speaking? It is really strange and diffcult to catch. Is there someone to tell about the interesting accent, please?

Hello Aung Ko Ko,

The farm hand only says a few words so it's hard to be sure but his accent is certainly not British. It sounds like a Central European accent - Poland, Slovakia etc.

There are many Polish people living and working in Britain these days so you can hear this kind of accent quite often.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Mostafa Taavoni on Fri, 18/01/2019 - 14:38

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I've got lost when I was driving in northern forests of Iran, but fortunately, I had a car with a full fuel tank and a practical navigation app on my phone. Afterwards, I could find the route and then I arrived at the destination. It's horrible getting lost in a dark forest without any equipment or other things. In my opinion, it can be a good and scary experience.
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Submitted by safirasafirasafira on Sun, 15/04/2018 - 13:35

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hello teacher. what does "we can get a lift" mean? I can't understand it. thanks.

Hello safira,

'a lift' means 'a journey in someone's car'. In other words, they expect that someone driving by will help them by taking them where they want to go.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by safirasafirasafira on Sat, 14/04/2018 - 16:29

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hello teacher. how can i understand "hello there"?please explain me. thanks.

Hello safirasafirasafira,

'Hello there' is simply an alternative to 'Hello'. Both are greetings with the same meaning, though I would say 'Hello there' is quite informal and is a cheery greeeting, while 'Hello' is neutral.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team