Alice in Wonderland part 8: Croquet with the Queen



Now Alice has finally found the beautiful garden she gets to play croquet with the Queen. Is it possible to play croquet with a hedgehog as a ball? And if the Queen wants to chop off everyone’s head, is Alice in danger?

Language challenge: While you listen to the audio, see how many examples of the future with ‘will’ and ‘might’ you can spot.

For the answer to the challenge, and to do a quiz about this episode, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/lower-intermediate/unit-28/session-5

Vocabulary:

Knave of Hearts
a playing card with a ‘face’ which has a value higher than 10 and lower than Queen

soldiers
people who are in the army

courtiers
people who travel with a King or Queen as their servants

Your Majesty
the name you call a King or Queen when you talk to them

hedgehogs (singular: hedgehog)
small animals that are covered in spikes and roll up into a ball if they are in danger

flamingos (singular: flamingo)
a pink bird with a long neck that often stands on one leg when it is in water

arches (singular: arch)
a shape like half a circle or a bridge that starts and ends on the ground

arrested
when you are arrested, the police take you to a police station or to prison because they think you have committed a crime

trial
the legal process where people look at evidence to decide if someone is guilty or innocent of a crime

courthouse
the place where a trial happens

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