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English Lessons with Father Ted A course for intermediate students by David Nicholls

A new approach to learning English, this is a series of lessons based on the episodes of the hit sitcom ‘Father Ted’. Lessons include grammar explanations, exercises, vocabulary tasks and discussion questions. They are ideal for self-study and classroom use.


Father Ted – Series 1 Episode 5 And God created woman Father Ted – Video Link

Comprehension: 1) Which author does Father ted like? 2) Why does Miss Clarke want to stay at Father Ted’s house? 3) What does Father Ted suggest that Miss Clarke does when she arrives? 4) Why was Dougal hiding? 5) How do they put Father Jack’s wheelchair into ‘automatic’? 6) Why doesn’t Mrs Doyle like Miss Clarke’s book? 7) Why has Miss Clarke had a rough year? 8) Which book do Father Ted and Miss Clarke discuss? 9) What must Father Ted do at 7 o clock? 10) Why mustn’t Jim ring the doctor? 11) Why are Dougal and the nuns already at Miss Clarke’s house? 12) What has Miss Clarke decided to do?

Grammar

FIRST CONDITIONAL

If + Present tense / will (won’t) (or MODAL) + infinitive It’s quite easy to listen UNLESS you are deaf If you talk to the doctor he might say that you are ill N:B We can use modals instead of will/won’t. We can also use when, unless, as soon as, before, after, in case instead of ‘if’. Online practice Video explanation Quiz Finish the sentences 1) If Father Ted falls in love with Miss Clarke 2) Unless Father Jack stops drinking 3) When Miss Clarke becomes a nun 4) If you fancy a cup of tea 5) If the mass finishes early


Vocabulary Match the words with their meanings

serenity delightful

awful Peacefulness

dreadful nuns deaf A housewarming party An autograph extraordinary

Unable to hear Very unusual wonderful Women who belong to a religious organization peaceful A party you have to celebrate getting a new house The signature of someone famous

calm

Match the expressions with their meanings It suits me down to the ground

Take s.o where they want to go (by car)

Give s.o a lift To be in a hurry To have something coming out of your ears

It really suits me To have too much of something To be in a rush

Use words from BOTH of the tables in the following sentences 1) Miss Clarke says that a life of ____ would ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. 2) After Miss Clarke and Ted agree to meet at 7pm the ____ come and have tea with Father Ted. 3) Ted explains that the doctor is ____ and that’s why he can’t answer the phone. 4) Ted ____ ____ ____ ____ to finish Mass because he wants to see Miss Clarke. 5) A local guy gives Ted ____ ____. 6) Ted meets the ____ once again at Miss Clarke’s ____ ____.

Discussion questions: Which modern novelist do you admire? What do you think a life of a nun or priest would be like? Have you ever thought about becoming one? When was the last time you went to a house warming party? Do you give anybody a lift each week? Does anybody give you regular lifts? Would you prefer a calm and peaceful life, or a noisy and exciting life?

Answers:


1) Oscar Wilde. 2) Because she has rented a house on the island but it’s not ready yet, and the builders suggested that she stay at the parochial house. 3) He suggests having a shower. 4) He is shy and afraid of attractive women. 5) They hang a bottle of whisky in front of him so that he pushes the wheelchair himself. 6) Because there is too much swearing in the book. 7) Her husband left her. 8) Crime and Punishment. 9) He must say mass at church, but he should also meet Miss Clarke at her cottage. 10) Because the Doctor is has become (has gone) deaf. 11) For her house warming party. 12) She has decided to become a nun.

First conditional – suggested answers 1) If Father Ted falls in love with Miss Clarke, he will have to leave the priesthood 2) Unless Father Jack stops drinking, he may suffer a serious illness. 3) When Miss Clarke becomes a nun, she will have to change her habits. 4) If you fancy a cup of tea, Mrs Doyle will make you one. 5) If the mass finishes early, Ted will be at Miss Clarke’s on time.

Vocabulary serenity delightful

Peacefulness wonderful

dreadful nuns deaf A house warming party An autograph extraordinary calm

awful Women who belong to a religious organization Unable to hear A party you have to celebrate getting a new house The signature of someone famous Very unusual peaceful

It suits me down to the ground

It really suits me

Give s.o a lift To be in a hurry To have something coming out of your ears

Take s.o where they want to go (by car) To be in a rush To have too much of something

1) Serenity, would suit her down to the ground 2) nuns 3) deaf 4) is in a hurry 5) a lift 6) nuns, house warming party


Father Ted – Series 2 Episode 8 Cigarettes, Alcohol and Rollerblading video link

Comprehension: 1) Why does Father Ted put a cross in the garden? 2) What does Father Dick Byrne (Father Ted’s rival) claim he has given up for Lent? 3) What is more important than the sacrifice Jesus made for mankind, according to Father Ted? 4) How long do the boys manage to do without their favourite habits? 5) Who does Father Ted call to try and help them give up their habits? 6) What happens to Father Jack after giving up the alcohol? 7) What does Mrs Doyle think is a dirty, filthy thing? 8) What can’t Dougal remember? 9) What do the priests have for breakfast? What must they do after breakfast? 10) Why must they have a bath in ice in the garden? 11) What do Ted and Dougal discover about Sister Asumpta? 12) Where does Ted ask her to go in return for their silence concerning her addiction?

Grammar

PAST MODALS

must have 3rd FOR DEDUCTION might/could have 3rd FOR DEDUCTION can’t have 3rd FOR DEDUCTION should(n’t) have 3rd

FOR CRITICISM

I thought people might have been confused about where the parochial house was. He must have cheated in the Scrabble competition

I should have known, I should have seen it!

Online Exercises exercise 1 exercise 2

Vocabulary


Match the words with their meaning Devotion to the lord Lent

40 day period of fasting before Easter. Strong attachment to God

Parochial house

Christian festival celebrating resurrection of Christ Not under the influence of drink or drugs The priest’s home A woman who belongs to a religious order alcohol vices cigarettes

Easter Fags Booze Sins Nuns Sober

Match the expressions with their meanings I’m off Give up

Stop a bad habit I’m going

Make an effort Make a sacrifice Make a vow Give in to temptation Knock (the fags) on the head

Surrender to a bad habit Try very hard Endure something difficult Stop a bad habit Make a promise to yourself

Use words from BOTH of the tables in the following sentences 1) For the period of ____ Ted decided to ____ ____ smoking and Rollerblading 2) Father Jack also made an ____ to knock ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 3) Dougal, on the other hand, decided that rollerblading was his worst ____ 4) Giving all this up was very difficult and so they asked for a ____ to help them make their ____. 5) After one day all the priests ____ ____ ____ ____and continued their old bad habits.

Discussion questions: What do people give up during Lent in Russia? Have you ever given up any bad habits? Which ones? Was it easy? Did you have any special method? Have you ever made a vow during a festival (perhaps New Year) and kept it? What sacrifices do you think Priests should make? For example, is it appropriate that they aren’t allowed to marry? What about booze and fags? What is your worst sin, in your opinion?

Answers:


1) So that people know where the parochial house is. 2) He says he has given up cigarettes and that the other two priests he lives with have given up 3) alcohol and skateboarding. 3) Beating Father Dick Byrne in the ‘giving things up’ competition. 4) 1 day 5) The nuns. 6) He finally becomes sober. 7) Sex. 8) He can’t remember Sister Asumpta, being hit by a car, winning £100, being arrested for shoplifting, being rescued by helicopter, falling out of the helicopter into a zoo with tigers. He only remembers that he was wearing a blue jumper. 9) Water – after breakfast they must have their daily punishment. 10) To purify themselves and prepare them for the ‘10 steps’. 11) She is addicted to chocolate. 12) He sends her to Father Dick Byrne’s house to get revenge.

Vocabulary Devotion to the lord Lent

Strong attachment to God 40 day period of fasting before Easter.

Parochial house Easter Fags Booze Sins Nuns Sober

The priest’s home Christian festival celebrating resurrection of Christ Cigarettes alcohol vices Women who belong to a religious order Not under the influence of drink or drugs

I’m off Give up

I’m going Stop a bad habit

Make an effort Make a sacrifice Make a vow Give in to temptation Knock (the fags) on the head

Try very hard Endure something difficult Make a promise to yourself Surrender to a bad habit Stop a bad habit

1) Lent, give up 2) An effort, booze on the head 3) Sin 4) Nun, sacrifices 5) Gave in to temptation


Father Ted – Series 2 Episode 11 A Christmassy Ted video link

Comprehension: 1) What is behind the door which Dougal opens on the calendar? What was his initial prediction for the next door? 2) What does Father Jack think is behind tomorrow’s door on the calendar? 3) How does Father Ted’s friend make $50000 a year? 4) What does Ted love about being famous? 5) Why doesn’t Mrs Doyle want the ‘teamaster’? 6) Where does Dougal leave Father Jack? 7) Why does Rome decide to give Father Ted a ‘Golden Cleric’ award? 8) What kind of speech does Father Ted write for the awards ceremony? 9) Why do all the priests get bored and decide to leave Father Ted’s house? 10) What does Father Todd want from Father Ted? 11) What does Father Ted compare to tea out of a machine?

Character Adjectives: Match the characters with their corresponding personality DOUGAL / TED / MRS DOYLE / FATHER JACK / 1) Vain, ambitious, vengeful 2) Badly behaved, pig-ignorant, alcoholic, 3) Childish, idiotic, strange, naive 4) Generous, clumsy, hard-working Grammar PRESENT PERFECT FORMS Signal words: recently, lately, for, since, yet, already, just, how long, ever, never, PAST SIMPLE Signal words: ago, last week, January the 9th, at 3:30pm, when Present perfect continuous (NON stative verbs of duration) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently Present perfect simple I haven’t won an award for ages Past Simple


Father Ted rescued the priests when they were trapped in the lingerie section. Video explanation Quiz

Vocabulary Match the two columns to make well known religious expressions from the episode God Almighty! To say mass To give a sermon To say your prayers A protestant priest A funeral God bless you The priesthood The parishioners

Celebration of the Eucharist (read in latin by the priest) To deliver a religious discourse to the congregation To discourse with God Good Lord! A Church service associated with the death of someone A priest from a Church which isn’t Roman Catholic The congregation May God bestow his divine will on you The clergy

Match the phrasal verbs with their meanings To face facts To be cut out for

To arrive To take care of

To look after To look forward to To turn up To hang around

To wait impatiently for To be suited to something To spend or waste time somewhere To punish someone in revenge (to get even with s.o) To confront the truth

To settle old scores

Use words from BOTH of the tables in the following sentences 1) I would like a nice quiet Christmas, with no unusual incidents or strange people ____ ____ 2) OK – we have 8 priests ____ ____ the lingerie section. This doesn’t look good. It could be a national scandal. 3) Your ____ listen to you when you are ____ ____ ____. (Dougal) Oh no – I don’t mean them. I mean people I respect. (Ted) 4) Father Ted decided to ____ ____ ____ when he gave his speech. 5) Dougal was ____ ____ ____Christmas very much. 6) Father Ted ____ ____ his award very very carefully. He put it in a special presentation box. 7) Dougal offered to be the priest at the ____ because father Ted forgot all about it.


8) All the priests became very bored when the Christmas TV program turned out to be a priest in Dublin who was ____ ____ 9) Father Ted had to ____ ____ and accept that Mrs Doyle didn’t like the teamaster.

Discussion questions: What traditions and customs do you have at Christmas time? Do you open the doors on calendars, or have a Christmas tree? Would you like to be famous, like Father Ted? What would be the advantages and disadvantages? Dougal asks ‘it’s just 3 men pointing at a star – what has that got to do with Christmas?’. Can you answer his question? Do you think the priests in the Orthodox Church enjoy the various ceremonies which they are required to attend? Have you ever had to give a speech? What was the occasion? What did you say? Have you ever had burglars? What happened? Did they manage to steal anything valuable?

Answers: 1) A shepherd. Ruud Gullit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruud_Gullit) sitting on a shed. 2) A pair of women’s knickers. 3) Lap-dancing. 4) People actually listen to you. 5) She likes the ‘misery’ of making the tea herself. 6) In the children’s creche. 7) Because he got the 8 priests out of the lingerie section and prevented a national scandal. 8) He decides to get revenge on all the priests who have offended him and ‘settle old scores’. So he speaks about them all and tells the audience why they are bad priests. 9) Because they are reading saying mass on the TV. 10) He wants the Golden Cleric award 11) He compares tea out of a machine to milk out of a bottle. The baby doesn’t want the milk out of the bottle – he wants milk from his mother’s breast.

Character adjectives 1) Vain, ambitious, vengeful. TED 2) Badly behaved, pig-ignorant, alcoholic. FATHER JACK 3) Childish, idiotic, strange, naïve. DOUGAL 4) Generous, clumsy, hard-working. MRS DOYLE

Vocabulary God Almighty! To say mass To give a sermon To say your prayers

Good Lord! Celebration of the Eucharist (read in latin by the priest) To deliver a religious discourse to the congregation To discourse with God


A protestant priest A funeral God bless you The priesthood The parishioners

A non-catholic, Christian priest A Church service associated with the death of someone May God bestow his divine will on you The clergy The congregation

To face facts To be cut out for

To confront the truth To be suited for something

To look after To look forward to To turn up To hang around To settle old scores

To take care of To wait impatiently for To arrive To spend or waste time somewhere To punish someone in revenge (to get even with s.o)

1) Turning up 2) Hanging around 3) Parishioners, giving a sermon 4) Settle old scores 5) Looking forward to 6) Looked after 7) Funeral 8) Saying mass 9) Face facts


Father Ted – Series 3 Episode 1 Are you right there, Father Ted? video link

Comprehension: 1) Why is Ted sent back to Craggy Island? 2) What does Father Fitzpatrick collect? 3) What is Ted surprised to see on the window? 4) Why can’t Mrs Doyle clean the house? 5) What happens when Ted does a Chinaman impression? 6) What is special about Priest’s socks? 7) What did the Greeks invent, according to the female Craggy Island resident? 8) How does Father Fitzpatrick die? 9) What does Father Ted decide to do to prove he’s not a racist?

Grammar

verb forms (conditionals, tenses, gerunds, infinitives)

1) How long ……..Father Jack ………. in there? (live) 2) I’m fed up with ……… in filth (live) 3) Ted, the Chinese ……….. (come) 4) That stuff from Habit Hat ………. today. (arrive) 5) Fascists go around ……… other people what to do (tell) 6) If I ……. tea there is a 70% chance I ……… (drink/die) 7) I need …… to the toilet first. (go)

Vocabulary Match the collocations from the 2 columns

make satisfy

A roof A noise

Do keep Fall off Owe someone Make Do Drive s.o

An apology Your curiosity An impression (of s.o) Your balance Insane (or mad/crazy) The tea The stairs

Fall down

The washing up

Discussion questions:


Are you allowed to claim for ‘expenses’ in your profession? What kinds of expenses are allowed? In England, there was a scandal involving politicians and their expenses claims. Have there been similar scandals in your country? Ted suggests that Father Jack may be ‘Agoraphobic’. What does this mean? Do you have any phobias? What is the best way to overcome your fears? Do you know anyone who collects war memorabilia? Why do you suppose that Nazi memorabilia is often more popular than allied memorabilia? Do you have any other collections? Father Ted does a Chinaman impression. Can you do any impressions? Can I see them?  Do you think it is racist to make fun of other nationalities?

Answers: 1) There was a problem with his accounts for the year. He has tried to claim some expenses which are not allowed. 2) War memorabilia. 3) A perfectly square bit of black dirt. 4) Because she fell off the roof and hurt her back. 5) The local Chinese people see him and get upset. 6) They are blacker than any other socks 7) Gayness. 8) He takes a cyanide pill instead of valium. 9) He organises a celebration of Ethnic Diversity

Grammar 1) has Father Jack been living 2) living 3) are coming 4) is arriving 5) telling 6) drink, will die 7) to go

Vocabulary make satisfy

The tea Your curiosity

do keep Fall off Owe someone Make Do Drive s.o

An impression (of s.o) Your balance The roof An apology A noise The washing up Insane (or mad/crazy)

Fall down

The stairs


Father Ted – Series 3 Episode 3 Speed 3 video link

Comprehension: 1) What kind of competition have Father Ted and Father Dougal been to? 2) Why is Ted covered in sick? 3) Why does Ted think that the babies looked strange? 4) Why does Mrs Doyle put a brick in the middle of the floor? 5) What happened to the last girlfriend of the milkman? 6) What does Father Ted accuse the milkman of? 7) What is Pat Mustard’s boss’ first reaction to the photos? 8) Why does Dougal become a Milkman? 9) What does Father Jack fall in love with? 10) What has Pat Mustard done to the Milk Float? 11) What idea does Father Ted come up with to save Dougal? 12) What does Dougal say in the very last scene?

Grammar – AUXILIARY VERBS Mrs Doyle, did you put a brick in the middle of the floor? I did. 1) Echo Question A) I haven't been to China. B) Haven't you? (same auxiliary used) A) I like seafood. B) Do you?

(same auxiliary - present simple)

2) Question tag (used to check information) You can't speak Japanese, can you? (negative is changed to positive) He's never been to the UK, has he? (negative is changed to positive) You are an Aries, aren't you? (positive is changed to negative) 3) Short answers A) Does he go to this school? B) Yes he does 4) To avoid repeating a verb or phrase


He likes seafood but no-one else does. I wouldnt climb up that tree, but he probably would. 5) To add emphasis. Only with do/does/did A) I thought you didnt like this nightclub? B) No, I do like it, but tonight im not in the mood. A) Now I know you didnt go to work B) No, I did go to work and you can call my boss and check. 6) Agreeing and disagreeing with SO/NEITHER A) I can't stand rap music. B) Can't you? Neither can I. (or........Me neither) A) He loves Opera. B) Really? So do I.

(or......Me too)

Exercises Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3

Vocabulary Match the 2 columns To shave To be after s.o/s.t

To end the conversation To do a job instead of s.o else

To be up to s.t To fill in for s.o To hang up (the phone) To go off To speed up To blow up To come up with (idea, solution, plan) To step off

To remove hair from the body 1)Explode (bombs), 2) ring (alarms) Opposite of to slow down To do something suspicious or naughty 1)To explode, 2) inflate (a balloon) To want to find s.o/s.t To get off

jealous

Very beautiful

cynical

scandalous

gorgeous

envious

disgraceful

Sceptical and mocking

To have an (idea, solution, plan)


Discussion questions: How often do you think a man should shave? Is it important to shave before a big event? Have you ever been to a beautiful baby competition? Who is the most gorgeous person on TV in your opinion? Would you describe yourself as a cynical person? Is being cynical positive or negative? Have you ever seen the film Speed? What’s the plot? Did you like it? Do you fill in for your colleagues sometimes? What kind of jobs do you have to do? When driving, in what kind of situations should you slow down? And speed up?

Answers: 1) Beautiful baby competition. 2) Because Dougal got overexcited and he threw up (vomited). 3) They were very hairy 4) She got the idea from a magazine. 5) She died from exhaustion. 6) Being the father of the hairy babies 7) He offers him money for the photos. 8) To fill in for Pat Mustard because he has been sacked. 9) A brick 10) He has put a bomb on the milk float which will be activated when the speed goes above 4 mph. It will then go off when the speed goes back under 4 mph. 11) Putting a brick on the accelerator pedal. 12) ‘Those women were in the nip!’ He finally understands that the women on his milk round were naked.

Vocabulary To shave To be after s.o/s.t

To remove hair from the body To want to find s.o

To be up to s.t To fill in for s.o To hang up (the phone) To go off To speed up To blow up To come up with (idea, solution, plan) To step off

To do something naughty or suspicious To do a job instead of s.o else To end a conversation 1)Explode (bombs), 2) ring (alarms) Opposite of to slow down 1)To explode, 2) inflate (a balloon To have an (idea, solution, plan)

jealous

envious

cynical

Sceptical and mocking

gorgeous

Very beautiful

disgraceful

scandalous

To get off


Father Ted – Series 3 Episode 5 Escape from Victory video link

Comprehension: 1) Why does Father Ted think that their house is being bugged? 2) Why didn’t Dougal recognise anyone at his old school reunion? 3) What’s the name of Father Ted’s sleeping medicine? 4) How does Father Ted punish the 85 year-old footballer? 5) What new player does Father Dick Burne have on his team? 6) Why is Father Ted angry with Father Jack? 7) What has happened to Father Nick, Father Ted’s best player? 8) What was Father Ted’s forfeit last year, when he lost this football game? 9) What job does Ted give Dougal instead of physiotherapist? 10) What kind of book does Father Ted give Mrs Doyle? 11) How long has Jack been asleep? Why? 12) How does Ted deal with his completely ludicrous situation? 13) What kind of souvenir does Father Dick Burne want from the game? 14) What forfeit does Ted have to do after he is caught cheating?

Grammar

verb forms (conditionals, tenses, gerunds, infinitives, passive)

1) We ____ ____ ____ (bug) 2) – Anyway Dougal, you ____ ____about the old school reunion. – Well, I ____ ____any of them, and all of them ____ ____Firemen. (say, not recognise, become) 3) ____ ____ by Dick Burne, now that’s not very likely, is it? (bug) 4) I ____ ____ ____ trouble getting any sleep at all. (have) 5) It ____ ____ in most European countries so that means it’s very good. (ban) 6) This button tells you how long you ____ ____ ____ (bury) 7) With this humidity control Father Nick won’t start ____ until this time next year. (decay) 8) I ____ just ____ to Father Ned Fitz Morris. (speak) 9) Jack ____ ____ asleep for 14 days. (be) 10) He ____ the keeper the wrong way. (send)

Vocabulary Match the 2 columns to make expressions from the episode


To be bugged To go mad

To have a chance to play for Liverpool To be in court in Liverpool

Put your heart into something Get your arse in gear To turn up To have trials for Liverpool To be on trial in Liverpool 15 laps To be out of the question

To go crazy Arrive or appear Ridiculous To have your telephone calls and conversations recorded To be impossible Become passionate about something Get moving / become lively, active

Ludicrous

15 times round the circuit

A forfeit

Watch something very closely

Keep an eye on

To have no idea

To give s.t a go

A penalty which is given to s.o

To get the hang of s.t

To try something (new)

To give up

To get used to s.t

To not have a clue

To stop trying to succeed at something

Discussion questions: How important is football to you? Which games do you watch on TV? What tactics are used by your national football team? How do football players usually cheat? Which sports are most popular among elderly people in Russia? Can you think of any famous occasions when someone cheated in a sports game? What sports do you ‘put your heart into’? What sports do you find difficult to get the hang of? Have you ever been given a forfeit? What was it and why were you given it?

Answers: 1) Because he thinks that Father Dick Burne wants to find out his tactics for the football match. 2) Because he went to a fire station by mistake – that’s why they were all firemen. 3) Dreamy sleepy nighty snoozey snooze 4) He makes him run 15 laps around the pitch. 5) An Italian priest. 6) Because he hasn’t turned up to training and he is one of their best players (poetry in motion) 7) He has died. 8) He had to photocopy his arse. 9) He asks him to keep an eye on the corner flags and make sure no-one steals them. 10) Understanding football – for women. 11) 14 days – he drank the sleeping medicine. 12) He puts Father Jack in a remote control wheelchair, and uses the pair of fake arms so that noone can see him controlling Father Jack.


13) A corner flag. 14) He has to kick Bishop Brenan up the arse

Grammar 1) are being bugged 2) were saying, didn’t recognise, had become 3) being bugged 4) have been having 5) is banned 6) have been buried 7) decaying 8) have just been speaking 9) has been 10) sent

To be bugged To go mad

To have your telephone calls and conversations recorded To go crazy

Put your heart into something Get your arse in gear To turn up To have trials for Liverpool To be on trial in Liverpool 15 laps To be out of the question

To become passionate about soomething Get moving / become lively, active Arrive or appear To have a chance to play for Liverpool To be in court in Liverpool 15 times round the circuit To be impossible

Ludicrous

Ridiculous

A forfeit

A penalty which is given to s.o

Keep an eye on

Watch something very closely

To give s.t a go

To try something (new)

To get the hang of s.t

To get used to s.t

To give up

To stop trying to succeed at something

To not have a clue

To have no idea


Father Ted – Series 3 Episode 6 Kicking Bishop Brenan up the Arse video link

Comprehension: 1) Why does Father Ted have to kick Bishop Brenan up the arse? 2) What kind of proof has Father Dick Burne insisted that Ted show him in order to confirm that he has kicked the bishop? 3) Why is Bishop Brenan coming to visit Father Ted? 4) Who is Father Jessop? 5) What does Father Dougal call Bishop Brenan? 6) What is Dougal’s plan for kicking Bishop Brenan up the arse and getting away with it? 7) What does Father Jack to do Father Jessop? 8) How does Father Ted celebrate kicking Bishop Brenan up the arse? 9) How does Bishop Brenan find out that Father Ted really did kick him up the arse?

Grammar

verb forms (conditionals, tenses, gerunds, infinitives, passive)

1) Bishop Brenan ____ ____to visit us twice in the last 2 years. (come) 2) I’d say he’d ____ a good, hard kick up the arse. (love) 3) Father Dick Burne insisted on ____ a photo of Father Ted kicking Bishop Brenan up the arse. (see) 4) Bishop Brenan ____ ____ tomorrow. (come) 5) I think it might be worth ____ one more look. (take) 6) I’ll tell you what must have ____ (happen) 7) Dougal didn’t want you to be disappointed, and so he must have ____ that himself (draw) 8) ____ you ____ your meal, your grace? (finish) 9) Do you deny ____ me up the arse? (kick) Match the 2 columns to make expressions from the episode

How dare you A vision

To go To promise

An apparition To swear To deny To insist To be off To drop off

To fall asleep To escape unpunished sleepy strange Nervous and irritable Wondrous and supernatural

To get away with s.t

An illusion or ghost

drowsy

A visual premonition or prophecy


anxious

To declare s.t untrue

odd

How could you do such a thing

miraculous

To demand

Discussion questions: Can you think of any religious miracles which have happened in your country? Do you believe they are true? What kind of clothes do Bishops and the higher clergy wear in Russia? How long does it take you to drop off, when you go to bed? Have you ever had a vision? Have you ever seen an apparition? Under what conditions do you usually feel drowsy? Where are you off to after the lesson?

Answers: 1) Because he lost the football game and must now do his forfeit. 2) He has insisted that Dougal take a photograph as proof. 3) Because Father Dick Burne (Ted’s rival) has told Bishop Brenan that a miraculous image of 4) Bishop Brenan has appeared in Father Ted’s parochial house (on the skirting board). 5) He is Bishop Brenan’s P.A and the most sarcastic priest in Ireland. 6) Len 7) Kick him up the arse and act like nothing has happened. He would never believe that Father 8) Ted would be brave enough to kick him up the arse. 9) He locks him in his underwear basket 10) He gets drunk. 11) He sees a big photo of him doing it.

Grammar

verb forms (conditionals, tenses, gerunds, infinitives, passive)

1) has come 2) love 3) seeing 4) is coming 5) taking 6) happened 7) drawn 8) Have you finished 9) kicking



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