Semi-Final 2: St John's v Potten End Top Class


Semi-Final 2: St John's v Potten End

Search to find the UK's smartest school. In this second semi-final, St John's from Somerset take on Potten End from Hertfordshire.


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On Top Class today...

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Izzy, Alex,

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Carys and John

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playing for St John's Primary School from Somerset.

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And competing against them are

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Joe, Emma,

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Magnus and Jackie,

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playing for Potten End Church of England Primary School from Hertfordshire.

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But who will be Top Class?

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Hello and welcome to Top Class, the search for the UK's smartest school.

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It's the semifinal, everybody!

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APPLAUSE

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Now let's meet our teams.

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First up, we have St John's Primary School from Somerset.

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The team stormed through the heats and beat Castle Park

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in the quarterfinals 41-25.

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Izzy, welcome back to Top Class.

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-Hi.

-You're a semifinalist.

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How does that feel?

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It just feels really good to have made it this far.

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Brilliant. Alex, now,

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which subject do you think you'd like to come up

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on the semifinal today?

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We haven't had some history yet and history is one of our strong points.

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Well, Alex, best of luck today.

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Carys, captain of St John's.

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Which subject would you most like to get control of?

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Most of them, I guess.

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That's the right answer, Carys. Absolutely.

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Welcome, St John's Primary School from Somerset.

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Give them a round of applause.

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APPLAUSE

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And playing them are Potten End Church of England Primary School

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from Hertfordshire. The team have played incredibly well

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throughout the competition so far and beat Lybster 43-16

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to win their place in the semifinal today.

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OK, Magnus, you've played well as a team.

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-Mm.

-You've conferred well, you've come up with the right answers.

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Anything going to change for the semifinal, Magnus?

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No, I just think we need to keep doing the same

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as what we did before.

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-Absolutely. And, Emma, captain.

-Yeah.

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You must be so proud of your team.

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Semifinal, Emma.

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Yeah, it still feels like I'm in a vivid dream, to be honest.

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Well, I can tell you now, Emma, I am completely real.

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Look at me.

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Joe, are you pleased to be here in the semifinal?

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-Yeah.

-Is there only one thing that would make you more pleased?

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-Yeah?

-Getting to the final would be really good.

-Getting to the final.

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Welcome, Potten End Church of England Primary School from Hertfordshire.

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Give them a round of applause.

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OK, teams, it's all to play for.

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The winners of today's show will be going through to the final,

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so good luck to both of you.

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Let's kick straight off with a lightning round.

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In this round, you'll each be given a gridlock.

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St John's, you're up first.

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On the grid, there are nine animals that are mammals

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and three animals that aren't.

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You need to find the nine that are mammals.

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But if you buzz in and give me a wrong answer,

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the game stops and you can't win any more points.

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Your 45 seconds starts now.

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-John.

-Human.

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Human? Is that there?

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Yes. Izzy.

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-Rabbit.

-Rabbit?

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Yes. Alex.

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-Bear.

-Bear?

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Yes. John.

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-Cow.

-Cow?

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Yes.

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-Carys.

-Elephant.

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Elephant? Yes.

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-John.

-Monkey.

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-Monkey?

-Yes.

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-Carys.

-Whale.

-Whale?

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Yes. John.

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-Seal.

-Seal?

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Yes.

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-Carys.

-Dolphin.

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Dolphin? Yes.

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Well done, St John's, you got nine points.

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APPLAUSE

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I genuinely thought St John's were going to break the buzzers,

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they were hitting them so hard!

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You've done incredibly well.

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Let's see the incorrect answers.

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They were Frog, Penguin

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and, of course, Snake.

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Well done, you got all nine there and you got nine points.

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Next up, Potten End, you get to play your gridlock.

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In your puzzle, you're looking for countries

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with red, white and blue flags.

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Your 45 seconds starts now.

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-Joe.

-France.

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France, is that right?

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Yes. Joe.

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-Russia.

-Russia?

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Yes. Emma.

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-USA.

-USA?

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Yes. Emma.

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-United Kingdom.

-United Kingdom?

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Yes. Magnus?

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-Australia.

-Australia?

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Yes. Joe.

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-Norway.

-Norway?

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Yes. Emma.

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-Netherlands.

-Netherlands?

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Yes.

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-Joe.

-Thailand.

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Thailand? Yes.

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-Emma.

-Greece.

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Greece? No, that's incorrect!

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The one that you missed there

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was Iceland and the wrong ones

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were Germany, Greece and Italy.

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Well done. At the end of that round,

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you got eight points, Potten End, well done.

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Well done, teams, you've all got some points on the board.

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Give them a round of applause.

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APPLAUSE

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OK, teams, from now on throughout the game, you'll get a chance

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to take control of each subject.

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Here's your first control question.

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The subject is...

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Here is your control question.

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In ancient Britain,

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the Picts used the plant woad to dye themselves which colour?

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-Blue.

-Blue?

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It's the right answer.

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Well done, St John's, you have control of the game.

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Here are the rest of your questions on the subject of famous figures.

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Question one, which one of these historical figures

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was born in the same century

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as Queen Elizabeth I?

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Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte

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or William Shakespeare?

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William Shakespeare.

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You think it's William Shakespeare.

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Is that right?

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It is right. Well done.

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Elizabeth was born in 1533

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and Shakespeare in 1564.

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Second question. Which one of these historical figures

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was born in the same century

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as Rosa Parks?

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Is it George Washington,

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Neil Armstrong or Isaac Newton?

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She was a civil rights...!

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It's Armstrong.

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She was a civil rights activist.

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Neil Armstrong.

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You're saying Neil Armstrong,

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is that right?

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It is right. Well done. Rosa Parks,

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famous civil rights activist,

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you're absolutely right, John,

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was born in 1913.

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Neil Armstrong was born in 1930.

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Third question. Which one of these historical figures

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was born in the same century

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as Leonardo da Vinci?

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Is it Christopher Columbus,

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Alexander the Great

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or Charles Darwin?

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Christopher Columbus.

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Christopher Columbus.

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Is that right?

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It is. Well done.

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452

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and Columbus, we believe,

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was born in 1451.

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Finally, which one of these historical figures

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was born in the same century

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as Charles Dickens?

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Is it Guy Fawkes, Anne Boleyn

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or Florence Nightingale?

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Florence Nightingale.

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Florence Nightingale?

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Is that the right answer?

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It is. Well done, St John's.

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Five points to you.

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Great.

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Well done, and I can tell you at the end of that round,

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Potten End have eight points,

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just ahead of them, St John's have 14 points.

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Well done.

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APPLAUSE

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It's already shaping up to be a great semifinal.

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OK, the next subject is...

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Here is your control question.

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What is the superlative form of the word "much?"

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-Joe.

-Most.

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Most? It's the right answer.

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Well done, Potten End.

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Here are the rest of your questions on the subject of parts of speech.

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First question. In this sentence, which word is the adjective?

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-Adjective...

-Screechy's the adjective.

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Yeah, that describes the fiddle.

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-Yeah.

-We think the adjective is "screechy."

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Screechy, is that right?

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It is right. Well done.

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Second question. In this sentence, which word is the interjection?

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The interjection, I've no idea, but there's...

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-Do you think it's the...

-I think it might be "yikes."

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Maybe interjection is, like, "Yikes?"

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It's the best we've got.

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We are going with "yikes."

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Yikes. Is that the interjection?

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It is. Well done.

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Third question. In this sentence, which word is the conjunction?

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-Because.

-Because.

-It joins the two sentences together so it's...

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-Subjunctive.

-We think it is "because."

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Because.

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It is the right answer.

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Finally, in this sentence, which word is the adverb?

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-Shortly.

-It's a LY word. Shortly.

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Because it tells how he's going to do the verb.

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We think it's "shortly."

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Shortly, is that the right answer?

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It is. Well done, Potten End, five points in that round.

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Well done.

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Wow. Potten End have 13 points, St John's have 14 points.

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It's close. APPLAUSE

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The next subject is...

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Here is your control question.

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What word beginning with N

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is the name of a sweet liquid made by flowers

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that attracts... Emma.

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-Nectar.

-Nectar?

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Correct answer. Well done, Potten End.

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You have control of the game.

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Here are the rest of your questions on the subject of the solar system.

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Question one...

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-It's not Jupiter because Jupiter...

-It can't be.

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I mean, obviously it's not Earth.

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It's not Earth, it's not Jupiter, it's not Saturn.

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It's not Earth, Mercury, Venus or Mars.

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They haven't got any moons.

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So does that leave Uranus and Neptune?

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It's one of those. I think it might be...

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-Uranus.

-They always get mixed up, don't they?

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-That one.

-Wait, you know the planets were named after the Roman gods?

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-Yeah.

-Yes.

-I think Phobos and Deimos were Ares's sons in the Greek myth.

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-Right.

-And then when Ares was turned into a Roman god,

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he was called Mars.

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Was he? So shall we go with Uranus or Neptune?

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-Uranus.

-Let's just go with Uranus.

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We are going with Uranus.

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Is that the right answer?

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No, it was...

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-..Mars.

-Sorry, Jackie.

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Jackie going all the way back to mythology

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to find the answer to that one.

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I'm really good with Greek myths.

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Second question.

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Oh, dear, this isn't going well, is it?

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-I think it would be Jupiter.

-Yeah.

-I think it was Jupiter.

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Jupiter? We're going with Jupiter.

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Jupiter. Is that the right answer?

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It is the right answer.

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Oh, yes. Neptune.

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-OK.

-Neptune. We're going for Neptune.

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Neptune, is that right?

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It is, and finally...

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-It's Mars.

-It's either Venus or Mars.

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-Erm...

-It's Mars.

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-Is it Mars?

-We're going for Mars.

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You're going for Mars. Is that the right answer?

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It's not.

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Let's see the right answer.

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It's Venus.

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Well done in that round. You got yourself three points, Potten End,

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well done.

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And I can tell you at the end of that round, the scores are so close.

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St John's have 14, Potten End have 16 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, I'll tell you something, teams,

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it's time to test the teacher.

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St John's, Carys, remind me, who have you brought with you?

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-Miss David.

-Miss David last time she was here scored seven points,

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which I can tell you is the highest score of the series so far.

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Do you think she can get the same or even beat that, Carys?

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She doesn't think so, I think she can.

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John, do you have confidence?

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-Yes.

-Alex?

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How do you think she's going to do?

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-Brilliantly.

-Brilliantly.

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-Izzy?

-I feel really sorry for ever doubting her last round.

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But now I really think she can...

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-She can do it.

-..do it.

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Well, St John's, it's time to test the teacher.

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Bring in Miss David.

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APPLAUSE

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I've never seen anyone less pleased to see me in her life, Miss David.

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I'm pleased to see you, it's not...

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Every time you walk up, you go...

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Now, you got seven points last time.

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Are you feeling the pressure a little bit more now?

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Yes. Yes, I am.

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You genuinely look more frightened than anyone I've ever seen

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-in my entire life, Miss David.

-I probably am.

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Well, Miss David, best of luck.

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-Thank you.

-60 seconds.

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Start the clock. Which former member of One Direction

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has a son with former X Factor judge Cheryl?

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-Liam Payne.

-Correct.

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In which country is the CBBC show The Next Step predominantly set?

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-Australia.

-Canada.

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Which band is singing this song?

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# Shut my eyes and count... #

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-Pass.

-Bastille.

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What D is a type of long coat that has wide sleeves and no buttons?

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-Duster.

-Correct.

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What are the first names of this pair of YouTubers?

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-Pass.

-Dan and Phil.

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What is the name of the lead vocalist in the band The 1975?

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-Pass.

-It's Matt Healy.

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What number is the latest generation of PlayStation home games consoles?

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-Four.

-Correct. In the 2017 Formula 1 season...

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-Pass.

-Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari.

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Which star of Glee was a guest judge on talent show Let It Shine in 2017?

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-Lea Michele.

-Amber Riley.

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In the TV show Peter Kay's Car Share, what is the name

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-of the radio station...

-Pass.

-It's Forever FM.

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Creech is the name of an escaped subterranean creature in which...

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-Pass.

-Monster Trucks.

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Create the World mini figures, trading cards are part of which...

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-Lego.

-Correct, that's the right answer.

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Who won...

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I had to start that. I can give you that one because I started it.

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Who won a track gold medal in the men's T44 100 metres

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for Team GB at the 2016 Paralympics?

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Oh!

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-I don't know!

-It was Johnny Peacock.

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Well done, though, Miss David, you got four points.

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APPLAUSE

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As with the kids' questions,

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your questions are getting more difficult.

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-I know.

-And you still got four points, Miss David.

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-Are you pleased?

-I'm pleased.

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There was a few I think you knew,

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-but you just couldn't quite think of the answers.

-No.

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-No?

-No!

-You look like you knew everything.

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Miss David, you have done incredibly well.

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You got four points for your team.

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But, for now, you are dismissed.

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Thank you. Well done, Miss David.

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Tough, tough questions.

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Carys, she still did really well for you.

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-Yeah.

-Did you know any of the ones she got wrong?

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I knew the one about The Next Step

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because I'd written that in a PowerPoint book for her.

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Oh, no. So she had been given the answer,

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but she did not remember the answer.

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OK, Potten End, remind us, who have you brought with you?

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-Emma.

-We've brought Mrs Brown.

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Now, Mrs Brown scored two points in the heats

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and three points in the quarters, so she's going up the way, isn't she?

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Do you have faith in her?

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I think we have quite a lot of faith in her,

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so hopefully instead of increasing by one,

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she'll increase by two or three.

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All right.

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-Jackie.

-I have more faith in her than I did before, that's for sure.

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Well, Potten End, it's time to test the teacher.

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Bring in Mrs Brown.

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APPLAUSE

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Mrs Brown. You got two in the heats.

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-Yup.

-Three in the quarters.

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-Yup.

-What are you aiming for in the semis, Mrs Brown?

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-One.

-One? It's not meant to go back down again.

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No, no, four.

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Four, of course. I've got... Yeah.

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Well, Mrs Brown, best of luck to you.

0:17:100:17:11

-Thank you so much.

-You're going to have 60 seconds on the clock.

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Start the clock. What is the name of the YouTube channel

0:17:140:17:16

-run by Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch?

-Pass.

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F2Freestylers. In the Star Wars film series,

0:17:190:17:21

what is the name of Han and Leia's son?

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-Pass.

-Ben.

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What band are singing on this track?

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# Cold enough to chill my bones... #

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Er... Clean Bandit?

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No, Maroon 5. In video games, if Sonic is a hedgehog,

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what kind of animal is his sidekick Tails?

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-Er... er... Squirrel?

-No, it's a fox.

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What is the name of this Taking The Next Step judge?

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-No idea.

-Kimberly Wyatt.

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Which Finnish singer was a runner-up in The X Factor 2016?

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-Pass.

-Saara Aalto.

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Which artist has illustrated over 40 Jacqueline Wilson books?

0:17:520:17:56

-Pass.

-Nick Sharratt.

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In the video game Portal Knights, the player can be a warrior,

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mage or which other class?

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-I don't know.

-Ranger.

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What J is a one-piece garment that is trousers and a long-sleeved...

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-Jeggings.

-No, it's a jumpsuit.

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-Oh.

-What does LOL stand for in the name of the collectable LOL dolls?

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-Laugh out loud?

-No, Little Outrageous Littles.

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Complete the title of this CBBC show - Dragons: Race To...

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-Mars?

-Oh, it's The Edge, oh, Mrs Brown!

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You didn't get any points.

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Give her a round of applause, though, Mrs Brown.

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APPLAUSE

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Oh, Mrs Brown!

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I knew her questions!

0:18:290:18:31

You knew her questions?

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Oh, it was so difficult.

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They really are ramping up the pressure on this one.

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Mrs Brown, I'm still proud of you.

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-Thank you.

-Whatever happens.

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Unfortunately, you didn't score for your team, but you were brilliant.

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-For now, you are dismissed, Mrs Brown!

-Thank you.

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Are you still proud of the teacher, Joe?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-She tried her hardest.

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She did try her hardest, didn't she, Magnus?

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-Yes.

-Yes.

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That's all I've got to say about the matter.

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Well, after that round, the scores have changed.

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Potten End have 16 points.

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St John's have 18 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Right, teams, you're back in the spotlight now.

0:19:110:19:13

It's time for...

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Potten End, you're going to be going first.

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Emma, what have you chosen as your pet subject?

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Features of a coastline.

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30 seconds on the clock.

0:19:230:19:26

Start the clock. A formation of sand deposited by wind and water

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-at the top of a beach... Joe?

-Longshore drifts.

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No, it's dune. What C is a hollow in a cliff that's been caused

0:19:310:19:35

by erosion? Jackie.

0:19:350:19:36

-Bay.

-No, a cave.

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What A is a coastal structure created when waves make a hole

0:19:380:19:40

that goes right through a cave or a headland?

0:19:400:19:42

-Magnus?

-An arch.

0:19:420:19:44

Correct. What S is a column of rock left standing

0:19:440:19:46

after an arch collapses?

0:19:460:19:48

-Joe.

-Stack.

-Correct.

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Which S is a coastal feature created when a stack is eroded

0:19:490:19:52

and only a short piece... Joe.

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-Stump.

-The movement of sediment along a beach caused by waves

0:19:540:19:56

is known as a longshore what... Joe.

0:19:560:19:59

-Drift.

-That's the correct answer.

0:19:590:20:00

Well done, you got four points, Potten End.

0:20:000:20:05

Really well done, Potten End.

0:20:050:20:07

St John's, Carys, what have you chosen as your pet subject?

0:20:070:20:10

The Netball World Cup 2015.

0:20:100:20:12

30 seconds on the clock.

0:20:120:20:14

Start the clock. In 2015, the Netball World Cup

0:20:150:20:18

was held in which city?

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-John.

-Sydney.

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Correct. In which month of the year was the Netball World Cup...

0:20:210:20:23

-John.

-August.

0:20:230:20:25

Correct. Which country won the tournament?

0:20:250:20:28

-Carys.

-Australia.

0:20:280:20:29

Correct. Player of the tournament, Mwayi Kumwenda...

0:20:290:20:32

-John.

-Malawi.

0:20:320:20:33

Correct. How many teams took part in the tournament?

0:20:330:20:36

-John.

-16.

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Correct. During a competition netball match,

0:20:380:20:41

how many minutes of play are there in each quarter?

0:20:410:20:43

-Carys.

-15.

-15 minutes is absolutely correct.

0:20:430:20:46

Well done, you got six points at the end of that!

0:20:460:20:49

APPLAUSE

0:20:490:20:52

I can tell you at the end of that round,

0:20:520:20:54

the scores currently are Potten End have 20,

0:20:540:20:57

St John's have 24.

0:20:570:20:59

APPLAUSE

0:20:590:21:01

OK, teams. Back to business.

0:21:030:21:05

The next subject is...

0:21:050:21:07

Well, it's a mystery.

0:21:080:21:09

AUDIENCE OOHS

0:21:090:21:12

Today's mystery round is about dinosaurs.

0:21:120:21:16

Here's your control question.

0:21:160:21:17

In the abbreviation T Rex, what does the word...

0:21:170:21:21

-Jackie.

-Tyrannosaurus rex.

0:21:210:21:23

I can accept that.

0:21:230:21:24

Well done, Jackie, you got the point.

0:21:240:21:27

You've got control of the game.

0:21:270:21:28

Here are the rest of your questions on the subject of dinosaurs.

0:21:300:21:33

Question one, what species of dinosaur is this?

0:21:330:21:36

-Stegosaurus.

-Is it stegosaurus?

0:21:370:21:39

Yes, it is a stegosaurus.

0:21:390:21:41

We think it's a stegosaurus.

0:21:410:21:43

A stegosaurus.

0:21:430:21:45

It is the right answer.

0:21:460:21:47

What is the generic name for this type of dinosaur?

0:21:470:21:52

I'm 100% sure it's pterosaur.

0:21:530:21:56

Pterosaur. Well, let's go with that.

0:21:560:21:58

You seem very confident.

0:21:580:21:59

We're going for pterosaur.

0:21:590:22:01

Pterosaur?

0:22:010:22:02

Correct. More commonly known as a pterodactyl.

0:22:030:22:07

What name is given to this type of dinosaur?

0:22:070:22:10

-I think it's pleiosaur...

-Yeah. I think that's a pleiosaur.

0:22:110:22:14

Do you know the name of it, though?

0:22:140:22:15

-Pleiosaur.

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

0:22:150:22:17

-I think you...

-OK.

0:22:170:22:19

We're going for pleiosaur.

0:22:190:22:23

Pleiosaur? Is that the right answer?

0:22:230:22:25

Sorry, I can't accept that.

0:22:250:22:27

The answer is plesiosaurus.

0:22:270:22:28

Nearly. Finally, what is the name of this dinosaur?

0:22:280:22:31

Ooh. Is that a T Rex?

0:22:310:22:34

Erm, no. Its arms are too long.

0:22:340:22:36

It's velociraptor.

0:22:360:22:37

We are going for velociraptor.

0:22:370:22:39

Velociraptor. Is that right?

0:22:390:22:42

It is right. Well done. Four points in that round, Potten End.

0:22:420:22:45

Well done, Potten End.

0:22:490:22:50

And I can tell you at the end of that round, oh, my goodness,

0:22:500:22:54

the scores are Potten End have 24,

0:22:540:22:56

St John's have 24.

0:22:560:22:59

OK, teams, the next subject is...

0:23:010:23:04

Here's your control question.

0:23:070:23:09

What is 70 multiplied by 1.5?

0:23:090:23:13

-Alex.

-105.

0:23:130:23:14

105? It's the right answer.

0:23:140:23:18

Well done, St John's.

0:23:180:23:19

You've got control of the game.

0:23:220:23:23

Here are the rest of your questions on the subject of number types.

0:23:230:23:28

Question one. Which one of these numbers is a factor of 148?

0:23:280:23:35

Is it 3, 4, 7, or 8?

0:23:350:23:38

-4. It's 4.

-4.

-4.

-4.

-Carys?

0:23:430:23:47

4. 4, is that the right answer?

0:23:470:23:49

It is. Well done, it is 4 times 37.

0:23:510:23:55

Question two. Which one of these numbers is a square number?

0:23:550:24:00

136, 169, 200, 215.

0:24:000:24:05

-169.

-169.

-169.

0:24:080:24:09

Wait, actually... Wait.

0:24:090:24:11

-Yes, 169.

-Carys.

0:24:110:24:12

169.

0:24:120:24:14

169, is that the right answer?

0:24:140:24:18

It is. 13 times 13.

0:24:190:24:22

Third question, which one of these numbers is a cube number?

0:24:220:24:26

216.

0:24:340:24:37

216, is that right?

0:24:370:24:39

It is. 6 times 6 times 6.

0:24:390:24:42

And finally, which one of these numbers is a prime number?

0:24:420:24:46

-It's 29.

-Is it 29?

0:24:530:24:55

-29.

-You're saying 29.

0:24:550:24:57

Is that right?

0:24:570:24:59

It is the right answer. Well done, five points to St John's.

0:24:590:25:03

Well done.

0:25:030:25:04

Well, I can tell you at the end of that round,

0:25:060:25:08

the scores currently are

0:25:080:25:10

Potten End have 24,

0:25:100:25:12

St John's have 29.

0:25:120:25:13

OK, teams, this is it.

0:25:180:25:20

It's the last chance to bag some points

0:25:200:25:22

and make it through to the final of Top Class. It's the...

0:25:220:25:26

90 seconds on the clock.

0:25:280:25:30

Start the clock. In which country of the UK

0:25:300:25:32

is the Peak District National Park located?

0:25:320:25:35

-John.

-Wales.

0:25:350:25:36

No, it's England. The adjective lunar

0:25:360:25:38

relates to which object in space?

0:25:380:25:40

-Alex.

-Moon.

-Correct.

0:25:400:25:42

How many colours feature on the national flag of Belgium?

0:25:420:25:45

-John.

-Three.

-Correct.

0:25:450:25:47

In US politics, what does the acronym VP stand for?

0:25:470:25:50

-Alex.

-Very...

0:25:500:25:53

No, Vice President.

0:25:530:25:54

In which country was the artist Pablo Picasso born?

0:25:540:25:57

-John?

-Spain.

-Correct.

0:25:570:25:59

Which word beginning with O means the opposite of transparent?

0:25:590:26:02

-Magnus.

-Opaque.

0:26:020:26:03

Correct. In which UK city are the National Football Museum

0:26:030:26:06

and the Old Trafford... John.

0:26:060:26:08

-Manchester.

-Correct.

0:26:080:26:09

Beginning with B, what is the surname of the famous

0:26:090:26:12

19th-century engineer Isambard Kingdom...

0:26:120:26:14

-John.

-Brunel.

-Correct.

0:26:140:26:16

Which breed of dog is Scooby Doo?

0:26:160:26:18

-Magnus.

-Pass.

0:26:180:26:20

It's Great Dane. What name is given to a word or phrase that is spelled

0:26:200:26:23

the same backwards and forwards?

0:26:230:26:24

-John.

-Erm, er...

0:26:240:26:27

-pass.

-Palindrome.

0:26:270:26:29

To the nearest mile, how many miles long is a standard marathon course?

0:26:290:26:32

-Joe.

-26.2.

0:26:320:26:34

Correct. Which Italian artist painted the ceiling

0:26:340:26:37

of the Sistine Chapel?

0:26:370:26:38

Magnus.

0:26:380:26:40

-Michelangelo.

-That's correct.

0:26:400:26:41

In the chemical formula for carbon dioxide, CO2, what does the...

0:26:410:26:45

-Alex?

-Oh...

0:26:450:26:47

No, its oxygen.

0:26:470:26:48

In which large sea are both the islands of Cyprus and Malta?

0:26:480:26:51

-John?

-Mediterranean.

0:26:520:26:53

Correct. Doctor Twelfth is a Mr Men book featuring a character

0:26:530:26:57

from which TV show?

0:26:570:26:59

No, it's Doctor Who.

0:26:590:27:01

Which word beginning with E describes trees like pines

0:27:010:27:03

and firs that keep their leaves in winter?

0:27:030:27:05

-John?

-Evergreen.

0:27:050:27:06

That is the correct answer, well done.

0:27:060:27:08

Give them all a round of applause.

0:27:080:27:10

That was incredibly exciting.

0:27:130:27:15

You have all done brilliantly.

0:27:150:27:16

I can tell you now the winners, with 36 points, are...

0:27:160:27:20

St John's!

0:27:200:27:22

Bad luck, Potten End.

0:27:260:27:28

You have done so well, you have played magnificently.

0:27:280:27:32

It's been a pleasure to have you on Top Class.

0:27:320:27:35

You're going home. Please give them a huge round of applause.

0:27:350:27:37

Potten End.

0:27:370:27:39

APPLAUSE

0:27:390:27:43

St John's, you will be back to take your place in the final.

0:27:430:27:48

You're just one step away from being Top Class

0:27:480:27:50

and going home with the trophy.

0:27:500:27:52

Izzy, how do you feel?

0:27:520:27:54

It just feels amazing to get through this round

0:27:540:27:56

and Potten End just tried really hard and they did their best.

0:27:560:28:00

They were wonderful.

0:28:000:28:01

Alex, how does it feel?

0:28:010:28:03

You were shouting answers at me at the end.

0:28:030:28:05

"Moon! Moon!" It was wonderful.

0:28:050:28:08

-How do you feel?

-Brilliant.

0:28:080:28:09

Because, really, at one point, we started to think

0:28:090:28:12

we would actually lose and we were getting behind.

0:28:120:28:15

But you're going through to the final. Carys, how does it feel?

0:28:150:28:18

Exciting, but Potten End did really well

0:28:180:28:21

-and they were very hard to compete against.

-They were, weren't they?

0:28:210:28:24

-And, John, how does it feel?

-I feel brilliant.

0:28:240:28:27

They were definitely the toughest team we've faced yet.

0:28:270:28:29

They were absolutely incredible.

0:28:290:28:31

Well done to you.

0:28:310:28:32

I'll see you in the final, and I'll see you next time.

0:28:320:28:36

Goodbye!

0:28:360:28:37

Don't forget, for more puzzles and games,

0:28:420:28:45

go to the Top Class website now.

0:28:450:28:47

Susan Calman asks the questions as the search for the UK's smartest school steps up to the next stage.

In this second semi-final, St John's from Somerset take on Potten End from Hertfordshire. Will one of them go on to be Top Class?


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