Bilingual Lois lands dream job
A QUESTION OF THOUGHT... CAN YOU ANSWER MR FEAR’S QUESTIONS?
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
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