Series 1 Episode 5 – Fadi to the Rescue

BCSW - Fadi to the rescue

Sarah, Olivia, Harry and Johnny are all looking glum, but Fadi is here to solve their problems.


Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first task to check your understanding. Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar in Tasks 2, 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.


Listen to the audio


Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Task 2

Choose the correct spelling in each question.

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Task 3

Match the ‘normal’ adjectives with their ‘extreme’ equivalents.

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Task 4

Fill the text by typing a phrasal verb in each gap. Use the correct form of the verbs, and prepositions from the top.


Johnny: Hi

Harry: Hi

Harry: Could we get two cappuccinos please?

Tony: Ok…sit down and I’ll bring them over to you.

Harry: Cheers…

Johnny: So, listen, I had a word with the IT department about that job that I’d mentioned, and they’d like you to come in for a chat sometime…

Harry: A “chat”?

Johnny: Well, yeah, you know, not really a formal interview, just…well…like, a chat, so they can get to know you, and see what you’re like, and stuff…

Harry: But there’s no real job on offer…

Johnny: Well, no, perhaps not as yet, not exactly…

Harry: Hmmm, I’m not sure.

Johnny: Go on! What have you got to lose?

Harry: I guess you’re right…

Johnny: And it’s a good company to work for…lots of prospects…great bonuses! And you get to work with me!

Harry: OK, when can I come in?

Olivia: Hi 

All: Hi!

Johnny: Tomorrow I guess…

Olivia: Tomorrow what? What are you two planning in secret?

Harry: Olivia, you are so nosey! You always have to know everything about everyone else….

Olivia: Just natural curiosity…

Johnny: Harry’s coming to work with me!

Olivia: That’s great!

Harry: Hang on, hang on…it’s not definite yet…

Olivia: I’m sure you’ll get the job! Well done!

Harry: Slow down, will you!

Olivia: That means you’ll be too busy to do my website for me…

Harry: I’m sure I can squeeze you in…

Olivia: I wouldn’t want to overwork you!

Harry: We’ll see, eh?

Olivia: OK, but don’t lose any sleep over it.

All: Hi Sarah!

Johnny: How’s the flat-hunting going?

Sarah: Oooooppphhhh….I’m exhausted. I’ve been going round the city all day, looking at flats.

Olivia: And no success?

Sarah: No success at all.

Harry: What’s the problem?

Sarah: They’re all too small, or too dark, or too far away, or too expensive, or there are weird flatmates…

Harry: You’ll have to compromise at some point….

Sarah: Yeah, I guess so, but I don’t want to live in a complete dump, and it seems that I can’t afford much more.

Fadi: Hello all!

All: Hi Fadi!

Harry: How’s it going mate?

Fadi: I’m fine here, but why are you lot all looking so glum?

Olivia: Sarah still can’t find a place to live.

Harry: Olivia’s fed up because I can’t do her website for her!

Johnny: Harry’s not enthusiastic about working with me!

Fadi: Great…Well, I’ll just have to try and solve all your problems, then, won’t I?