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  • >> Narrator Welcome to the Inspector Stone mysteries,

  • The Case of the Missing Ring, brought to you by BBC Learning English.

  • Episode 1

  • The Wedding Party.

  • In this episode, you will learn these words in English: groom, bride,

  • bride's mother, bridesmaid, and the best man.

  • Let the show begin.

  • [Telephone rings]

  • [Nail clippers]

  • >> Inspector [Telephone answerphone message] I can't answer the phone right now, I'm cutting my toenails.

  • Please leave a message.

  • >>Best man Inspector Stone, you have to help us!

  • My brother's getting married in three hours' time but the ring

  • has gone missing. We need you here now!

  • >> Inspector Not another crime! Why can't I just cut my toenails!

  • [Sound of Inspector travelling to the wedding]

  • >> Crowd Ahhhhh, Inspector StoneHe leaves no stone

  • >> Inspector Unturnedyes I know, thank you.

  •  [ThinkingLet's start by looking for the best man.

  • He's usually a friend or relative of the man who gets married.

  • He helps to organise the wedding.

  • Where's the best man?

  • >> Best man I'm the best man.

  • Please Inspector, you've got to help me.

  • The ring is missing. It cost£5,000

  • >> Inspector [Thinking] £5,000. I think I hate these people already. Still, I needed to meet all

  • the people at the wedding. They were all suspects.The next on my list was the groom 

  • he's the man who gets married. Where's the groom?

  • >> Groom I'm the groom. Please Inspector, the wedding is in two hours. You must find the ring.

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingHmmm, he's a bit strangeAnd

  • who's crying? Ahh, it's that woman in white.

  • Now who or what has made her cry?

  • Who are you and why are you wearing white?

  • >> Bride [Upset but surprised at the question] I'm the bride of course!

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingAhh, the bride

  •  – so this is the woman who is getting married,

  • hmm – I can see she's going to be a problem.

  • >> Bride So how will you find my wedding ring?

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingJust as I thought: she's asking

  • difficult questions already. Perhaps her mother is nicer.

  • Where is the mother of the bride?

  • >> Mother I am that person Inspector. I am the mother of the bride. Can I help you?

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingAt lastthe mother of the bride –

  • that's the mother of the woman who is getting married. Always start with the boss.

  • Do you know where the ring is?

  • >> Mother Oh, Inspector, don't waste time with me, you should talk to the groom. He owes the best

  • man £5,000.

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingHmmm, the woman is clearly madbut that's a bit strange

  • the groom has to pay £5,000 to the best man, and the missing ring is worth exactly

  • £5,000?!

  • [Thunderstorm]

  • [ThinkingIt's time to speak to the groomHey groom, come here!

  • >> Groom What's the matter Inspector?

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingWhat's the matter? Who's asking

  • the questions here? Don't you think it seems like a strange time

  • to get married, when you have a £5,000 debt?

  • >> Groom I don't know what you are talking about. Listen Inspector, you must find the ring:

  • I have to get married today. You should speak to the bridesmaid. She is in love with me, and

  • I think she took the ring to stop the wedding.

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingWhat's going on here? The bridesmaid – the friend or relative of the bride who looks

  • after her at the weddingwants to marry the groom. Well, that is confusing!

  • Maybe I will speak to the bridesmaid, but you haven't…

  • Inspector! Inspector! There's something I have to tell youIn private.

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingOh no not the bride again.

  • What's happened now? Come with me and tell me what you need to

  • tell me.

  • >> Bride My mother's never liked the groomshe doesn't think he is good enough for me. She

  • is always saying how they're too small, or too… 

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingHmm, that is very strange. My

  • own mother-in-law – the mother of my wifeis just the same

  • She doesn't think the groom is good enough for her daughter

  • >> BrideMy mother wants me to marry the best man but he is a bad man! You should ask him about

  • his racing horse. [Sound of a horse neighing]

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingHmm, a horse that races.

  • Well, I haven't learnt much so farexcept some very useful new English words.

  • Let's see

  • Sothe bridesmaid (that's the friend of the bride) loves the groom (that's the man

  • who is getting married), the bride's mother (or mother of the bride) wants her daughter to

  • marry the best man (who is a friend or relative of the man getting married), the groom (that's

  • the man getting married) owes £5,000, the bride hates the best man and now there is

  • a racing horse!!! [Sound of a horse neighing)

  • >> Inspector [ThinkingThese people are all crazy. Who's

  • telling the truth? Who stole the ring and what will happen next?

  • >> Narrator So what is the truth? Who loves who?

  • And why does this episode have a horse in it? Find out next time when Inspector Stone continues

  • his investigations into the case of the missing ring.

>> Narrator Welcome to the Inspector Stone mysteries,

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Learn some wedding vocabulary in part 1 of "The Case of the Missing Ring"

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    賴曉梵 posted on 2021/10/02
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