FM.7 Helen's Secret

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Published: 10.23.2019
Level 2   |   Time: 2:05
Accent: British
Source: BBC Flatmates

Tim discovers who the landlord of the flat is.


    

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  1. REVIEW the background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

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Alice Tim Helen Michal
Alice Tim Helen Michal
  • Tim, Alice, Michal and Helen are all flatmates (roommates).

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  1. How does Alice feel about her date with Michal?
    It was really romantic.
    It wasn't a date.
    It was boring.

  2. Who usually gives the rent money to the landlord?
    Helen
    Tim
    Alice

  3. Who is the landlord of the flat?
    Tom Cruise
    Helen
    Helen's dad

  4. What does Helen offer to Tim and Alice?
    Money
    A cat
    Tea

  5. How is Alice's day at work?
    Kind of busy
    Very stressful
    So quiet

  6. Why didn't Helen tell people that the landlord was her father?
    She doesn't trust Tim.
    She thinks Alice will ask her for money.
    She doesn't want people to know that her parents are rich.

  7. What does Alice of Helen?
    To lend her some money
    To reduce the rent
    To stop keeping secrets


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Directions: Look at the underlined expressions and try to guess what they mean.

  1. So how was the cinema for you two lovebirds?
    people in love
    people who love birds
    enemies

  2. Easy tiger!
    Calm down!
    You are beautiful!
    I promise it is true!

  3. Anyone fancy a cuppa?
    Does anyone like fancy cups?
    Does anyone want some tea?
    Does anyone need any help?

  4. I thought I'd give you a ring.
    give you a piece of jewelry
    tell you a secret
    call you on the phone

  5. A little bird told me that the landlord is your dad.
    I heard a rumor
    I read
    I have a secret

  6. You're such a silly goose.
    a funny person
    a hungry person
    a nervous person


triangle Language (verb tenses)


Directions: 1) Read the conversation and choose the word that you think is best. 2) Listen and check your answers.

  • So how (was) the cinema for you two lovebirds?
  • How many times (do) I have to say this? That (wasn't) a date!
  • Whoa! Easy tiger! Hey, this (will put) a smile on your face. Guess who our landlord (is) ?
  • How should I know? We (give) the money to Helen and she always (sends off) the check.
  • Go on. Guess.
  • Tom Cruise? The man in the moon? No idea!
  • It (is) Helen's dad!
  • Helen's dad? No way! Why would she keep that a secret?
  • I'm just putting the kettle on. Anyone fancy a cuppa?
  • Hello.
  • Hi Helen.
  • Oh, what ('s) up, Alice?
  • Oh, it ('s) so quiet at work. I (thought) I (would give ['d give]) you a ring.
  • A little bird (told) me that the landlord (is) your dad.
  • How (did) you find out?
  • Oh, never mind about that. Why have you been keeping it a secret for so long?
  • Well because as soon as people (know) how rich my parents (are) , they (start) treating me differently. When you and Tim (came) to live here, I (wanted) to start afresh. So I (decided) not to tell anyone.
  • Oh Helen! You (are) such a silly goose. I (promise) it (won't make) any difference to us. So no more secrets, okay?
  • Okay then.


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So how was the cinema for you two lovebirds?
How many times do I have to say this? That wasn't a date!
Whoa! Easy tiger! Hey, this will put a smile on your face. Guess who our landlord is?
How should I know? We give the money to Helen and she always sends off the check.
Go on. Guess.
Tom Cruise? The man in the moon? No idea!
It's Helen's dad!
Helen's dad? No way! Why would she keep that a secret?
I'm just putting the kettle on. Anyone fancy a cuppa?

Hello.
Hi Helen.
Oh, what's up, Alice?
Oh, it's so quiet at work. I thought I'd give you a ring.
A little bird told me that the landlord is your dad.
How did you find out?
Oh, never mind about that. Why have you been keeping it a secret for so long?
Well because as soon as people know how rich my parents are they start treating me differently. When you and Tim came to live here, I wanted to start afresh. So I decided not to tell anyone.
Oh Helen! You're such a silly goose. I promise it won't make any difference to us. So no more secrets, okay?
Okay then.


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