Bilin­gual Lois lands dream job


Bangor Mail - - Family Health - Owen Evans

TWO North Wales men took home big money on Sunday’s Who Wants To Be A Mil­lion­aire.

Re­tired teacher Davyth Fear, from Caernar­fon, went home with £500,000, while Sean Lea, from Wrex­ham, took home £32,000 on the episode – fronted by Jeremy Clark­son.

Mr Fear, a for­mer head of ge­og­ra­phy at Ys­gol Uwchradd Bod­ed­ern, An­gle­sey, was just one ques­tion away from the top prize on the ITV show.

He ended up tak­ing the money af­ter stum­bling on the fi­nal ques­tion, which asked which of four celebri­ties were born in the same year as The Queen.

Mr Fear, who also taught at Ys­gol Ei­fionydd, Porth­madog, and Ys­gol Ar­dudwy, Har­lech, still had a phone a friend life­line to use, but his pal could not help, so he de­cided to leave with the money. Be­fore that, he had over­come ques­tions on moun­tains, Al Capone and art.

Clark­son made a num­ber of quips about Mr Fear’s love of Welsh, in­clud­ing stat­ing he had spent too much time learn­ing the lan­guage when he stum­bled on a ques­tion about films.

In an­other seg­ment of the show, when Mr Fear spoke about his work giv­ing all the world’s birds names in Welsh, Clark­son asked whether it en­tailed “tak­ing the vow­els out of the English words”.

Fol­low­ing Mr Fear’s stel­lar per­for­mance, Wrex­ham’s Sean Lea won the fastest fin­ger first seg­ment and was the sec­ond per­son to ap­pear be­fore Clark­son on the evening’s show.

Af­ter a solid start swat­ting away ques­tions on the Royal Navy, hats and cy­clist Mark Cavendish, he got into trou­ble when he had al­ready reached £32,000.

A ques­tion about which fash­ion house Clare Waight Keller be­came first fe­male artis­tic di­rec­tor of left him stumped. Af­ter us­ing all of his life­lines with­out suc­cess, he de­cided to take the money.

Who Wants To Be A Mil­lion­aire is aired on ITV. You can catch up on Sunday’s episode on the ITV Hub. 1) ‘Ex­tra virgin’ is con­sid­ered to be the best type of which food? A) Bananas B) Olive Oil C) Mar­malade D) Pork Chops

2) Which of these is used as a sym­bol of sur­ren­der or truce? A) White flag B) Blue ban­ner C) Green emblem D) Yel­low jack

3) The golfer born Eldrick Tont Woods is best known by what first name?

A) Snake B) Tiger C) Vul­ture D) Shark 4) The pop­u­lar name of the cer­e­mony seen out­side Buck­ing­ham Palace is ‘The Chang­ing of the ...’ what? A) Reg­i­ment B) Sol­diers C) Troops D) Guard

5) When re­fer­ring to a toi­let, what do the let­ters WC stand for?

A) Wash cup­board B) Waste cham­ber C) Walled cab­i­net D) Wa­ter closet

6) What is the ti­tle of the best­selling se­ries of scary chil­dren’s books cre­ated by

R.L. Stine?

A) The Fa­mous Five B) Goose­bumps C) Cap­tain Un­der­pants D) A Se­ries of Un­for­tu­nate Events

7) Which TV chef cam­paigned to have Turkey Twiz­zlers re­moved from school din­ner menus?

A) Gor­don Ram­say B) He­ston Blu­men­thal C) Jamie Oliver D) John Torode

8) In Novem­ber 1931, Al Capone was sen­tenced to eleven years in prison for what crime?

A) Ex­tor­tion B) Kid­nap­ping C) Tax eva­sion D) Per­jury

9) The song ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,’ per­formed by Aerosmith fea­tured on the sound­track of which 1998 film?

A) The Big Le­bowski B) Ar­maged­don C) Deep Im­pact D) The Tru­man Show

10) Which Bri­tish mil­i­tary fig­ure sig­nalled to his troops “Eng­land ex­pects that every man will do his duty”?

A) Lord Cardigan B) Lord Nel­son C) Duke of Welling­ton D) Lord Kitch­ener 11) Which is the sec­ond high­est peak in the Bri­tish Isles?

A) Snow­don B) Slieve Donard C) Scafell Pike D) Ben Mac­dui

12) Ge­orge Braque was one of two key fig­ures in the de­vel­op­ment of which art move­ment?

A) Cu­bism B) Impression­ism C) Art Nou­veau D) Ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ism 13) The Taj Ma­hal UNESCO World Her­itage Site is lo­cated in which In­dian state?

A) Ut­tar Pradesh B) Ker­ala C) Gu­jarat D) West Ben­gal

14) Which of these condi­ments is the old­est, hav­ing been es­tab­lished since 1814, as stated on its la­bel? A) HP Sauce B) Heinz Tomato Ketchup C) Col­man’s Mus­tard D) Hell­mann’s May­on­naise

15) Which of these peo­ple was born the same year as Queen El­iz­a­beth II?

A) Au­drey Hep­burn B) Judy Gar­land C) Julie An­drews D) Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe A YOUNG woman from An­gle­sey has landed her dream job af­ter being the first fe­male to par­tic­i­pate on a bilin­gual agri­cul­ture ap­pren­tice­ship at her col­lege.

Lois Jones, 18, is the first fe­male learner to do a bilin­gual Foun­da­tion Ap­pren­tice­ship in Agri­cul­ture through Co­leg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Glyn­l­li­fon Cam­pus at Lland­wrog.

The pro­gramme is funded by the Welsh Gov­ern­ment with sup­port from the Euro­pean So­cial Fund.

She is half­way through her course and is liv­ing the dream on a dairy farm close to her home in the vil­lage of Llan­fachraeth, An­gle­sey, run by Ceredig Evans and his wife Sara who have a herd of 300 Hol­stein Friesian dairy cat­tle.

Lois (be­low) said: “I knew when I left school that I would like to have a go at work­ing on a farm.

“I have found that I love work­ing with the calves and do­ing the early milk­ing shift.

“I de­cided to do a bilin­gual ap­pren­tice­ship be­cause it was eas­ier for me to dis­cuss things in Welsh, which is my first lan­guage and then write in English.”

She reck­ons her and brother Iolo get their love of farm­ing from their grand­fa­ther Arthur.

Sara Fewtrell Evans is de­lighted with Lois (pic­tured be­low).

She said: “Lois is our first ap­pren­tice and we are re­ally proud of how she is get­ting on.”

■ Wrex­ham’s Sean Lea won £32,000 ■ For­mer head of ge­og­ra­phy Davyth Fear on Sunday’s Who Wants to be a Mil­lion­aire ■ Davyth Fear on the show

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