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019 Christmas Chronicles I

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A: I hate working on Christmas Eve! Whoa! Get a load of this guy! Come in central, I think we’ve got ourselves a situation here.

B: License and registration please. Have you been drinking tonight, sir?

A: I had one or two glasses of eggnog, but nothing else.

B: Step out of the vehicle, please. Sir, what do you have in the back?

A: Just a few Christmas gifts, ’tis the season, after all!

B: Don’t take that tone with me. Do you have an invoice for these items?

A: Umm...no...I make these in my workshop in the North Pole!

B: You are under arrest, sir. You have the right to remain silent. You better not pout, you better not cry. Anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford one, the state will appoint

A: You can’t take me to jail! What about my sleigh? It’s Christmas Eve! I have presents to deliver! Rudolph! Prancer! Dancer! Get help!

Key Vocabulary

get a load of - phrase - look at (informal)

license - common noun, singular - official document that shows you have permission to drive a car

eggnog - common noun, nonvariable - traditional Christmas drink containing eggs, cream, sugar and rum

vehicle - common noun, singular - machine use to carry people, i.e. a car or truck

step out - principle verb, imperative - briefly go out of a place

take that tone - phrase - speak in that tone of voice

invoice - common noun, singular - official document that shows you have paid for something you bought

under arrest - phrase - the act of legally taking someone to jail

pout - principle verb, present simple - push out your lips to show that you are unhappy

sleigh - common noun, singular - large, open vehicle that is pulled by horses over snow or ice

Supplementary Vocabulary

handcuffs - common noun, plural - a set of two metal rings that are used to join a persons hands together, esp. by police

prison - common noun, singular - a building where criminals are kept as punishment

read someone’s rights - phrase - tell someone their legal rights, usually when they are arrested

DUI - phrase - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

speeding ticket - common noun, singular - a piece of paper the police give if you are diving too fast

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