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English Teaching Theatre - Unit 07 - Fire Practice

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The fire chief is in the fire station. Someone knocks loudly at the door.

Fire chief Come in!

Foggins comes in.

Foggins Don't panic!!!

Fire chief Can I help you?

Foggins Yes. I want a job.

Fire chief You want a job.

Foggins Yes. I want to be a fireman.

Fire chief You want to be a fireman?

Foggins That’s right.

Fire chief Why do you want to be a fireman?

Foggins Well, I like smashing things - like doors, and windows, and tables -Fire chief Well, I don’t know…

Foggins Please!

Fire chief What's your name?

Foggins Foggins.

Fire chief Foggins?

Foggins Yeah, ‘Smasher’ Foggins.

Fire chief Well, Mr Foggins, do you know anything about the Fire Service? For example, what is the most important thing in a fireman’s equipment?

Foggins What is…the meaning of the word 'equipment'?

Fire chief Equipment…you know…things. What is the most important thing a fireman’s got?

Foggins His axe.

Fire chief Wrong.

Foggins What is it, then?

Fire chief His telephone.

Foggins His telephone?

Fire chief Yes, Foggins.

Foggins You can’t smash doors with a telephone.

Fire chief That’s right, Foggins. But when this telephone rings, someone is in trouble. When this telephone rings, someone needs help. When this telephone rings, someone needs the Fire Service.

The telephone rings. The fire chief answers it.

Fire chief Not now, I'm busy.

He puts down the telephone.

Fire chief (To Foggins) So, Foggins, the most important part of our equipment is -

Foggins - the telephone.

Fire chief Right! OK, Foggins, I’ve got an idea. You can do fire practice today with the new firemen. Would you like to meet them?

Foggins Yes, please.

Fire chief Good. Boggins!

Boggins comes in.

Boggins Sir!

Fire chief Coggins!

Coggins comes in.

Coggins Sir!

Fire chief Foggins, this is Boggins and Coggins. Boggins, Coggins and Foggins. Coggins, Foggins and Boggins. Right - fire practice. Question one. Boggins!

Boggins Yes, sir!

Fire chief Where do most fires start?

Boggins In a box of matches, sir.

Fire chief No. Coggins?

Coggins Don’t know, sir.

Fire chief Foggins?

Foggins What was the question again?

Fire chief Where do most fires start?

Foggins At the fire station.

Fire chief No, Foggins. The answer is: In your house.

Foggins What?!

Fire chief Yes, Foggins. In your house.

Foggins Well, I’m not staying here, then.

Foggins goes towards the door.

Fire chief Where are you going?

Foggins I’m going home.

Fire chief Why?

Foggins You said most fires start in my house.

Fire chief Not in your house, Foggins. In everybody's house.

Boggins/Coggins - What?!

Foggins -

They panic. The fire chief blows his whistle.

Fire chief Look - don’t panic It’s just an expression. It means 'houses in general'.

Boggins/Coggins - Oh.

Foggins -

Fire chief Now, question two. Coggins!

Coggins Sir!

Fire chief What should you do if there's a fire in your house?

Coggins Go next door, sir.

Fire chief No, Coggins. You should call the Fire Service.

Coggins Ooh, good idea, sir.

Fire chief And that’s where we start work. Because the most important part of our equipment is

Boggins/Coggin/Foggins — the telephone!

Fire chief Right! Now, telephone practice. Boggins!

Boggins Sir!

Fire chief Give the telephone to Coggins.

Boggins Sir!

Boggins gives the telephone to Coggins.

Fire chief Coggins!

Coggins Sir?

Fire chief You are the telephone. Foggins!

Foggins What?

Fire chief You are the telephone bell.

Foggins What do you mean?

Fire chief When I blow my whistle, make a ringing noise. Telephone practice - begin!

The fire chief blows his whistle. Foggins makes a noise like an ambulance.

Fire chief Not an ambulance, Foggins - a telephone! Start again.

The fire chief blows his whistle again.

Foggins Ring, ring. Ring, ring.

Fire chief Boggins.

Foggins Ring, ring.

Boggins Yes, sir?

Foggins Ring, ring.

Fire chief The telephone’s ringing.

Foggins Ring, ring.

Boggins No, it isn't sir.

Foggins Ring, ring.

Boggins It's Foggins, sir, He’s going ‘Ring, ring', sir.

Foggins Ring, ring.

Boggins There you are, sir.

Fire chief Boggins, answer the telephone!

Foggins Ring, ring.

Boggins All right, sir.

Boggins picks up the telephone.

Foggins Ring, ring. Ring, ring.

Fire chief Foggins!

Foggins Ring - What?

Fire chief Stop it!

Foggins Brrrrrr.

Boggins Nobody there, sir.

Fire chief Let’s start again.

Boggins puts down the telephone.

Fire chief Telephone practice - begin!

The fire chief blows his whistle again.

Foggins Ring, ring. Ring, ring.

Boggins picks up the telephone.

Boggins Hello?

Fire chief Fire station.

Boggins Oh, hello, fire station!

Fire chief No, Boggins! You are the fire station.

Boggins Oh, yes. Sorry, sir. Hello? Fire station.

Fire chief (In a high voice) Help! Help!

Boggins Is something wrong, sir?

Fire chief No, Boggins. I am an old lady. I’m an old lady, and my house is on fire. That's why I’m calling the fire station.

Boggins I see, sir.

Fire chief Continue.

Boggins Hello, old lady. Can I help you?

Fire chief (In a high voice) Yes. There’s a fire in my kitchen.

Boggins OK. We’re on our way.

Boggins puts down the telephone.

Boggins Was that all right, sir?

Fire chief Boggins, where is the fire?

Boggins In the old lady's kitchen, sir.

Fire chief Where is the old lady’s kitchen?

Boggins In the old lady's house, sir.

Fire chief Where is the house?

Boggins Oh, dear!

The telephone rings.

Fire chief Foggins, stop making that noise.

Foggins It’s not me - it’s the telephone.

Fire chief Is it? Oh, right Coggins!

Coggins Sir?

Fire chief Answer the telephone.

Coggins Sir!

Coggins answers the telephone.

Coggins Yes…Yes…Yes…Yes…Yes…Yes. OK, we’re on our way.

Coggins puts down the telephone.

Fire chief Very good, Coggins. What is it?

Coggins A fire, sir.

Fire chief Did you get the name?

Coggins Yes, sir.

Fire chief Did you get the address?

Coggins Yes, sir.

Fire chief Do you know how to get there?

Coggins Yes, sir.

Fire chief Right. Get in line and don’t panic. This is your first fire. Coggins, where's the fire?

Coggins In Railway Street, sir.

Fire chief In Rail - In Railway Street?!

Coggins Yes, sir.

Fire chief What number?

Coggins Number 44, sir.

Fire chief What?! Quick! Hurry up! Get out of here and do something!

Foggins All right, all right - you said ‘Don't panic'.

Fire chief Never mind 'Don't panic’. Panic!

Boggins What’s the matter, sir? It's just a house on fire.

Fire chief Yes, but it's my house! Panic!

They panic.

Discussion

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/06/12 11:11

A fire chief was in a fire station. Someone knocked loudly at the door and Foggins came in. He wanted a job of a fireman, because he liked smashing things – like doors, and windows, and tables. The fire chief hesitated, and Foggins continued to beg. Finally the fire chief asked Foggins what the most important thing in a fireman’s equipment was, but Foggins didn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘equipment’, and when the fire chief explained it to him, Foggins said that the most important thing was the fireman’s axe, which was wrong, of course. The most important thing a fireman had got was a telephone. Foggins didn’t understand why it was a telephone because it was impossible to smash doors with a telephone, so the fire chief explained: when this telephone rang, someone was in a trouble, someone needed help and someone needed the Fire Service. Suddenly the telephone rang, the fire chief answered it saying that he was busy, and he put it down. After that the fire chief proposed Foggins to do fire practice with the new firemen. Boggins and Coggins came in and the fire chief made introductions all round, then he asked where most fires started. Boggins said ‘in a box of matches’, Coggins didn’t know, Foggins even forgot the question, and after that he said that the most fires started at the Fire Station. The fire chief said the right version: the most fires started in everybody’s house, after what the new firemen began to panic, because everyone took it personally, so the fire chief explained that it was just an expression that meant ‘houses in general’, and the men calmed down. The second question was what you should do if there was a fire in the house. Coggins said that person should go next door, but it was wrong. Person should call the Fire Service, so the fire chief decided to do the telephone practice. Bogins gave the telephone to Coggins, so Coggins was the telephone, Foggins was the telephone bell – it meant that he must make a ringing noise when the fire chief blew his whistle. The fire chief blew his whistle and Foggins made a noise like an ambulance, so the fire chief had to blow his whistle again, after what Foggins said ‘ring ring’, but Boggins did nothing. The fire chief noticed to him that telephone was ringing, but Boggins said it was just Foggins pronouncing ‘ring ring’. Finally he picked up the telephone, but Foggins continued to ‘ring’, so the fire chief said to start the telephone practice again. So he blew his whistle, Foggins said ‘ring ring’ and Boggins picked up the telephone. The fire chief started to imitate an old lady, whose house was on fire, and Boggins understood it not from the first. After that ‘an old lady’ said that her kitchen was on fire, so Boggins assured her that they are on the way and put the telephone down, after what the firemen found out that they didn’t even know the address of this old lady. Suddenly, the telephone rang, and the fire chief, thinking it was Foggins again, asked him to stop make this noise. But it was a real telephone, so Coggins answered it. It was a fire, and the fire chief asked everyone not to panic. But when he heard the address of the fire, he started to panic hardly, because it was his house!

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/06/12 11:47

A fire chief was at a fire station. Foggins knocked loudly at the door and came in. He wanted a job of a fireman, because he liked smashing things – like doors, and windows, and tables. The fire chief hesitated, and Foggins continued to beg. Finally the fire chief asked Foggins what the most important piece of fireman's equipment was, but Foggins didn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘equipment’, and when the fire chief explained it to him, Foggins said that the most important thing was the fireman’s axe which was wrong, of course, because the most important piece of equipment for a fireman was a telephone. Foggins didn’t understand why a telephone was a fireman's most important thing because it was impossible to smash doors with it, so the fire chief explained: when the telephone at the Fire Station rang, someone was in a trouble and needed help of the Fire Service. Suddenly the telephone rang and the fire chief answered saying that he was busy, and he put it down. After that the fire chief proposed Foggins to do fire practice with two newly arrived firemen - Boggins and Coggins. Then the fire chief asked all of them where most fires started. Boggins said, ‘in a box of matches’, Coggins didn’t know the answer and Foggins even forgot the question, and after that he said that the most fires started at the Fire Station. The fire chief said the correct answer: 'the most fires started in everybody’s house', and after that the new firemen began to panic, because everyone took it personally. So the fire chief explained that it was just an expression that meant ‘houses in general’, and the men calmed down. The second question was 'what they should do if there was a fire in the house'. Coggins said that a person should go next door, but he was wrong. The fire chief said that the person should call the Fire Service and he decided to do the telephone practice. Bogins gave the telephone to Coggins to imitate the telephone and Foggins imitated the telephone bell – it meant that he must make a ringing noise at a signal. The fire chief blew his whistle and Foggins made a noise as if he were an ambulance, so the fire chief had to blow his whistle again, after what Foggins said ‘ring ring’, but Boggins did nothing. The fire chief reminded him of the ringing, but Boggins said it was not a telephone but just Foggins repeating ‘ring ring’. Finally he acted out picking up the telephone, but Foggins continued to ‘ring’, so the fire chief asked to start the telephone practice again. So he blew his whistle again, Foggins said ‘ring ring’ and Boggins pretended to pick up the telephone. The fire chief started to imitate that he was an old lady, whose house was on fire, and Boggins failed to understand it at the first time. After that ‘the old lady’ said that her kitchen was on fire, so Boggins assured her that they were already on the way and put the telephone down, but then the firemen found out that they didn’t even know the address of this old lady. Suddenly, the real telephone rang, and the fire chief, thinking it was Foggins' ringing imitation again, asked him to stop make that noise, but Coggins answered. It was a real fire, and the fire chief asked everyone not to panic. But when he heard the address where the fire was, he started to panic, because the fire was in his house!

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/07/01 10:42

A fire chief was at a fire station. Foggins knocked loudly at the door and came in. He wanted a job of a fireman, because he liked smashing things – like doors, and windows, and tables. The fire chief wasn’t sure it was a good idea, but Foggins continued to beg, and finally the fire chief asked Foggins what the most important piece of equipment of firemen was, but Foggins didn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘equipment’, so the fireman explained it, and Foggins said that the fireman’s axe was the most important thing but it was wrong, because a firemen's most important thing was a telephone. Foggins didn’t understand why it was a telephone because it was impossible to smash things with it, so the fire chief explained that when this telephone rang someone needed the help of the Fire Service. Suddenly the telephone rang so the fire chief answered and said that he was busy. After that the fire chief proposed Foggins to do fire practice with two newly arrived firemen – Boggins and Coggins and the fire chief asked them where most fires started. Boggins said ‘in a box of matches’, Coggins didn’t know the answer and Foggins even forgot the question, then he said that the most fires started at the Fire Station. The fire chief said the correct version that sounded like the most fires started in everybody’s house, after what the new firemen began to panic, because everybody of them took it personally, so the fire chief had to explain that it was just an expression that meant ‘houses in general’, so the firemen calmed down. The second question the fire chief asked was what somebody should do if there was a fire in his house. Coggins said that this person should go next door, but this answer was wrong. The person should call the Fire Service, so the fire chief decided to do the telephone practice. Boggins gave the telephone to Coggins, who should imitate the telephone, Foggins should imitate the telephone bell – he must make a ringing noise when the fire chief would blow his whistle, so the fire chief did it and Foggins made a noise like an ambulance, and the fire chief had to blow his whistle again, after what Foggins said ‘ring ring’, but Boggins didn’t respond. The fire chief reminded to him that telephone was ringing, but Boggins said that it was just Foggins who said ‘ring ring’. Finally Boggins picked up the telephone, but Foggins continued to say ‘ring ring’, so the fire chief said to start the telephone practice again, so he blew his whistle, Foggins said ‘ring ring’ and Boggins picked up the telephone. The fire chief started to imitate an old lady, whose house was on fire, but Boggins didn’t understand it from the first time. After that the fire chief, continuing to imitate an old lady, said that her kitchen was on fire, so Boggins assured her that firemen are on the way to her house and put the telephone down, but after that the firemen found out that they didn’t even know the address of this lady. Suddenly, the real telephone rang, and the fire chief, thinking it was Foggins’ imitation again, asked him to stop make this noise. But Coggins answered the telephone. It was a fire in somebody’s house, and the fire chief asked everyone not to panic. But when he heard the address of the house where a fire was, he started to panic, because it was his own house.

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