Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.
Before you watch
Think about the following questions:
- Do you enjoy watching live performances?
- Have you ever been to a theatre production or concert?
- Do you enjoy BBQs? What is the best thing about having a BBQ and what is the worst?
Watch to find out how Stephen and Ashlie got on with their night camping out and to see what they did for the rest of the festival.
Stephen: Morning Ashlie.
Stephen: Sleep well?
Stephen: Come on Ash, get up.
Ashlie: I need coffee!
Stephen: I'll put the kettle on. Oh Ash, we forgot the sugar. I'll see if any of the other campers have some.
Stephen: Hi there.
Stephen: Erm... I was I wondering if I could borrow some sugar?
Camper: Yes sure, here you go.
Stephen: Ah thanks. Hi, I'm Stephen, and that's my sister Ashlie over there.
Camper: Pleased to meet you. My name's Andy.
Stephen: Where are you from?
Camper: I'm from Sheffield. Where are you guys from?
Stephen: Ah, we're from London. Great tent!
Camper: Yeah it is great, isn't it? It's got two sections; one for sleeping one for cooking.
Stephen: Is it easy to put up?
Camper: It's really, really easy actually. All modern tents are simple to put up.
Stephen: Er yeah. They are, aren't they?
Ashlie: Stephen, kettle's boiled!
Stephen: Er - excuse me, when's your next show?
Performer: In an hour.
Stephen: So, who are you?
Performer: We're the River People Theatre Company – we do folk theatre with puppetry and live music.
Stephen: So do you get to travel much around the country?
Performer: Yeah – a bit – we've started. This is our first big festival. Er... and so we're going to do a bigger show and do more next year … going to do all the festivals next year.
Stephen: Ah wonderful – well, hopefully I'll catch your next show.
Performer: Yeah. Thanks very much.
Stephen: Take care – bye!
Stephen: Look Ash, a yoga class. Let's join in.
Ashlie: It might be a bit advanced for you.
Stephen: I'll be fine, just watch me.
Ashlie: If you're sure.
Stephen: Er... Ashlie, I don't think I can get up. Can you give me a hand?
Ashlie: Come on you. I think you need a bit more practice.
Stephen: What do you mean? I'm a natural!
Ashlie: Hmm yeah. I'm starving. I think it's time for something to eat.
Stephen: Yeah - let's go back and have a BBQ back at the campsite.
Ashlie: Great idea!
Stephen: Right, I'm an expert at this. I've got my charcoal, all I need is dry sticks and a stone.
Ashlie: How about some matches?
Stephen: That's cheating.
Ashlie: But I'm really hungry!
Stephen: OK, OK.
Ashlie: Here you go.
Stephen: Do we have any bread?
Ashlie: Ah no - I'll have to go and get some.
Ashlie: Stephen – it's burning!
Stephen: Oh no…
Ashlie: The food, it's on fire!
Stephen: Oh the food's ruined!
Ashlie: And my tent is soaking – come on! We can't cook anything else on that now. We'll have to go into town and get some more food.
Ashlie: Stephen! It won't start!!
Stephen: What are we going to do, we're stranded!
All the exercise material is rather simple and easy.
The problem is about listening to the fast and daily-style dialogues having a lot of words stuck together, with truncated or omitted letters and syllables. If there weren't too loud music and environment fuss it could be easier for us to listen to and understand something further.