(Questions from 0.00 to 12.30)
- What is your impression of Buddy from the opening scene?
- What type of relationship do Buddy’s parents have?
- Why does Buddy need 4 pound? Do you think his family are poor?
- Why do you think Buddy steals the money from his mum’s purse?
- Buddy is in the ‘express’ class because he is very smart. Do you think that the teacher is happy with him being in this class? Explain.
- Why did Buddy’s mum leave?
- What is Buddy using as a schoolbag now that his own schoolbag has ripped? Do you think that this is fair?
- What are Buddy’s ‘three wishes?’
- How do the other students treat Buddy’s friends? Why do you think they do this?
- What does Jules do to get back them?
(Questions from 12.30-25.05)
- Why do you think Buddy lies about his mum fixing his trousers?
- What do you think about the teacher (Mr Normington) who is giving out to Buddy?
- How does Buddy’s dad react to his bike being taken?
- What kind of work do you think his dad has got? Explain why you think this?
- How would you describe Buddy’s kitchen?
- Do you think his dad is trying to scare him with the ghost-story?
- Why do you think Buddy didn’t want Charmian to buy him chips?
- Why were the three of them so scared at the end of the scene?