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Stephen Fry in the USA | 2. The Deep South

https://youtu.be/2cn8io3kplA

 

Virginia

01. What was the goal in the Civil War?

02. What is the language spoken in the South?

03. What starts at the beginning of West Virginia?

West Virginia

04. How big is the coal mine?

05. What happens before a collapse?

Kentucky

06. Why aren’t stallions allowed to smell mares?

07. What’s pimping on a massive scale?

08. What surprises Stephen most at the auction?

09. Where do the bars at the window come from?

10. What’s Stephen doing at the end when he comments on the taste of a particular brandy?

Tennessee

11. What type of music making goes on here?

12. What’s the band’s name?

13. What’s the point of the body farm?

14. What does Stephen wonder, after seeing his first dead body?

15. How does Becca cope in her work?

16. What can insects tell you about a decomposing body?

North-Carolina

17. What’s the bear doing?

18. What does Stephen think of the American landscape?

South-Carolina

19. What is Gulla? Who speak it?

20. Why do some young people wear the confederate flag?

Georgia

21. Why is Thanksgiving day celebrated?

22. What happens when Stephen clicks his teeth when he’s on the horse?

23. What’s remarkable about the two old ladies on the porch?

24. What’s more south, but not in the South anymore?

Florida

25. What does Stephen think of Miami?

26. Miami beach is different. In what style was it designed?

27. He is further south, but culturally and spiritually Florida is …?

28. What is the job of the gentlemen in the dance hall?

29. What will be Stephen’s first stop in Alabama?

Alabama

30. What do the three parole people consider when the inmates get to plea their case?

31. Allegedly [apparently] many inmates have found … who?

32. The scale of the sports event indicates what?

33. To sum up America: preposterous, incredibly laughable, impressive, charming, ridiculous, expensive, overpopulated, ___________________.

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Young Apprentice 3 | E1 | Rags to Riches

 

[Start questions after 15 mins]

 

1. What does the team leader for the girls' team decide to do to / with the clothes?

2. Why is the boys' team leader having a hard time leading the team?

3. Why is it hard to find where the washing powder [detergent] should go?

4. Karen uses the word "banter". What does it mean here?

5. David is forced to change his tactics. How?

6. The girl in braces [Amy] seems to have her very own style of selling. What is it?

7. Karen comments on the boys' move from the shopping centre. What does she say?

8. What is Max' job / task during the car boot sale?

9. The boys end up selling all their bags for ... How much?

 

The Boardroom:

  1. What is the name of the girls' team?

  2. How is the team leader of the girls' team [Ashleigh] described?

  3. What was the end result for the boys?

  4. What is the winners' treat?

  5. What has been Patrick's task on this occasion?

  6. Who does Karren stick up for?

  7. Which two boys very nearly get into an argument?

  8. Lord Sugar has the final say. What does he base his decision on?

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Stephen Fry In America | 1. The New World

Our friendly host takes us through all the states in a London taxi. Gotta love our Stephen!

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King Of Kong II

Part II

 

00. What’s the guy doing calling Billy in between?

 

01. How do the others respond to Steve playing over at funspot?

 

02. What’s the killscreen?

 

03. Why is Brian calling to other people the killscreen is coming up?

 

04. What does Steve Wiebe mean when he says about Brian Kuh: “he’s a disciple of Billy?”

 

05. What did the crowd do for Steve at the end of the game?

 

06. Steve Webie is now: what …?

 

07. Billy has kind of stolen Steve’s moment. How?

 

08. Is Steve allowed to see the tape?

 

09. What does the chief referee do?

 

10. What’s the big difference between Steve and Billy getting their record recognized?

 

11. What does Steve wonder about, regarding Billy’s scores?

 

12. Nine months later, Steve has been busy mainly with …

 

13. The Guinness Book of World Records works together with … which group?

 

14. What does hearing about Guinness do for Steve Wiebe’s motivation?

 

15. Walter Dey compares this rivalry between Billy and Steve with … name two examples.

 

16. What’s Steve’s wife afraid of?

 

17. Why isn’t Billy coming, says his friend Steve Sanders?

 

18. Even Walter Dey called Billy to tell him … what?

 

19. What have we not heard about Billy so far according to Steve Wiebe’s friend?

 

20. When he finally shows up, what does Billy do?

 

21. What’s the only thing Steve Wiebe wants?

 

22. After 3 days, Steve feels tired. He takes a break and goes …

 

23. After the tournament Steve gets a huge present. What is it?

 

24. What is the final world record and for whom?

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King Of Kong | A Fistful Of Quarters

The old-fashioned arcade games taken to a completely new level! This will have you on the edge of your seat, for sure! 

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Megacities | Living in the city

Megacities | Living in the city

It is estimated that in 2050 75% of the world population will reside in cities. And that's a challenge. Come find out more about megacities with Andrew Marr.

  1. What is the great story of our time?
     
  2. How many mega-cities are there? Mention 4.
     
  3. How many people arrive in Dhaka every year?
     
  4. How is Mexico City described?

  5. How many people will live in cities in the year 2050?

  6. How did Shanghai’s richest man make his money?
     
  7. How fast is Shanghai changing?
     
  8. What type of building is the Shard in London?
     
  9. Who is the highest man up?
     
  10. What does it seem, is it that new skyscrapers are trying to say?

  11. Who are at the top of those buildings?
     
  12. How much does the apartment Andrew is going to visit cost?

  13. How does the family who live in the slums feel about their home?

  14. Where does Musharaf come from?

  15. What happens to Andrew during the night? Which animals does he refer to?

  16. What is the “natural unit” for people to live in, in Andrew’s opinion? 

  17. What does the specific symbol on Shanghai buildings mean?

  18. What happens to the old inhabitants of that part of the city?

  19. How many new houses are built on the edge of the city every month?

  20. Tokyo struggles with ___? 

  21. What would it do to Andrew to live in such a “flat”?

  22. Tokyo is a city with very high ___ [not buildings!]?

  23. What can Tokyo do to some people, like it did to Ugo?

  24. Which type of events are rented people rented for the most?
     
  25. How is it that so many people get killed in Mexico city?

  26. What is the “up side” to the city?

  27. What is the purpose for some people to go to taco stands?

  28. Sunday is ___? And Andrew calls Mexico City a ___ place.

  29. Even London is now getting friendlier. How?

  30. London is more open, more ___?

  31. Sometimes you have to go far to know what __? 
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Billionaire Lord Sugar's Rich Lifestyle and Story

 

1: Who is Alan (Lord) Sugar?

 

2: What football club did he own?

 

3: Where does he live?

 

4: How rich do you have to be to live where Alan lives?

 

5: How many bedrooms does the house have?

 

6: What was the company called that Alan made?

 

7: How did Alan feel about his first big deal?

 

8: How much money did he make with this big deal?

 

9: What did the company make?

 

10: Wich (two) cars does he have?

 

11: What does his own license plate say?

 

12: Why does he pay 30M Dollars for a jet?

 

13: Why do people think that he is Australian?

 

14: What did Anne think about Alan buying the football club?

 

15: Why did everyone suddenly hate Alan?

 

16: What sort of restaurant did they go?

 

17: What does Alan think why their marriage survived for so long?

 

18: What did Anne think when she saw Alan for the first time?

 

19: What kind of game do Morgan and Alan play?

 

20: What television programme does Alan watch a lot?

 

21: How expensive is the blue/white bike?

 

22: What made Anne's dad decide that Alan was allowed to marry Anne?

 

23: What was the name of Alan's school?

 

24: What happened on the first day of school for Alan?

 

25: How did Alan get friends again?

 

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Lyrics Project

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Sing | Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth band

First watch this video and answer the questions below: http://bit.ly/2tYRFB1


  1. What was the mission of the makers of this song? 
  2. What did Prince Charles play for Gary? 
  3. What does Gary think about this project? Which word does he use to describe it? 
  4. Who else is in Kingston? 
  5. How has the response been to the Queen celebrating her diamond jubilee? 
  6. Is it easy to surprise the queen? 
  7. What's to be found at Janet's house? 
  8. Which country is Janet from?
  9. What do the slumdrummers use to make their instruments?
  10. How many people are in the record?
     
Now listen to the song and fill in the gaps: 
 
 
"Sing" (with The Commonwealth Band)

 
Some words they can’t be _1_ only sung,

So hear a thousand voices shouting _2_.

There’s a place, there’s a _3_ in this life when you sing what you are feeling,

Find your feet, stand your _4_, don’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say?


Sing it louder, sing it _5_, knowing everyone will hear you,

Make some _6_, find your voice tonight.

Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment _7_ forever,

Old and _8_ shouting love tonight.


To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait (wait, wait, wait)

And see a thousand faces _9_ (together ___)

You brought hope, you brought life, _10_ fear, no it wasn’t always easy,

Stood your ground, kept your faith, don’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say?


Sing it louder, sing it ___, knowing everyone will hear you,

Make some ___, find your voice tonight.

Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment ___ forever,

Old and ___ shouting love tonight.


Some words they can’t be spoken only _11_,

To hear a _12_ voices shouting love and life and hope.


Just sing; just sing; just sing; just sing.


Sing it louder, sing it ___, knowing everyone will hear you,

Make some ___, find your voice tonight.

Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment ___ forever,

Old and ___ shouting love tonight.


Hear a thousand voices shouting love.
 
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Ken Robinson | Changing Education Paradigms

The main goal here is to get a discussion going on where education is headed.

Another idea might also be to connect an internet assignment to it [Who is Ken

Robinson, how does he get his ideas across, what are his main ideas, do you agree

with what he's saying, what strikes a chord, what doesn't etc etc.]

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