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1. The Father

Detective Series 1

Int – Adv

Teens & Adults

Detective Bossley interviews Ralph, the father of the bride. Idioms include "Bingo!", "reruns," and "empty nest."

  • rerun
  • get down to business
  • born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth
  • mean nothing
  • the love of one’s life
  • Bingo!
  • on the contrary
  • empty nest
  • have one’s heart set on something
  • mean the world to someone
  • recognizing word forms
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • dialogue
  • comprehension questions
  • prediction activity
  • group discussion
  • audio
Task Content
  • Detective's Log(Reference)
  • Usage Note(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Dialogue (Dialogue)
  • Story Scramble A(Put in Order)
  • Story Scramble B(Put in Order)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Phrase Match(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)