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Listening Practice

What a Story! - The Happy Story of a Tramp





Mrs Healey, the wife of a school headmaster, told this story of the tramp, Mr Rutley, who used to travel around the Cotswold hills in the 1950s and 1960s. You will hear the word 'shilling’ in this story. This was the equivalent of 5p before decimalization was introduced in England in 1971. You will also hear Mrs Healey mention the school’s production of The Mikado. This is a well-known operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan.
 
I gather that
Kent
somewhat inadequate
ended up
the Midlands
Tewkesbury
came across
clothing
a few shillings
that sort of thing
yes indeed
frightfully deformed
wellingtons
settle down
was dying to
I brooded around
a caravan
an old age pension
the Ministry for Social Security
disappear overnight
put it to the girls
very keen a
raise their money
odd jobs for
got paid for
gradually mounted up
the Mikado production
Contribute a
Mr Rutley
the shepherds' hut
cosy
to site it
illiterate
far better
weatherproof
the inside and outside
bedding
cutlery
crockery
dazed
your very very own
bent double
fuel tins
as straight as a soldier
thrilled with
despairing
miserable
is all smiles
tricycle
groceries
religiously
grocery store
pop in
occasionally
run out
replenish
Good Heavens
took to the roads
tremendous
intermittently
deformed
dying to
of no fixed abode
contribute