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July 14, 2017
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#225:  Middle School (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYsa8CMZNog

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  There are two interesting phrases in this video.  1) The question "What are you doing?" sounds like "Whadda you doin?"  We've seen this question in previous lessons as well.  2) The phrase "could have been" sounds like "could a been".  There are actually 3 levels to this phrase; see the answer key for more details.

Missing Words and Phrases (12):  could have been [could a been]; don't you [don’t chu]; going to [going da]; going to [gonna] (3 times); got to [gotta]; I've got to go [I gotta go]; of [uh]; to [da] (2 times); what are you [whadda you].

Transcript:

No risk, no reward.  We have to fight!

{Song:  "We are the outlaws, the outlaws." [1]}

My name is Rafe Khatchadorian and welcome to my crazy life.  {The alarm goes off.}  Shut it down, boy.

Please tell me you didn't stay up all night drawing again…  I know it's hard to start a new school, but there's a whole world out there!

There's a whole big world in there too.

This is my sister, Georgia.

Mom!  She's doing it again!

She's ________ get me arrested.

Hello!  I'm not getting any younger here!

You do that again and you're not getting any older either.

This is my mom's new boyfriend, Carl.

Phone Lady:  Search for ways _____ get rid _____ kids you don't like.  {Calling mommy.}  Stop, stop!  Hang up, hang up!  Haha, hey!  Mom!  I'm breaking up!  ______________. 

And this {Excuse me} is my new principal, Dwight. 

Everything you have on is breaking Rule #22.

What's Rule #22?

The Code of Conduct.  Read it.  Look what's happening to your shirt.  No one needs _____ see where your chest hairs are ________ be.

So, yeah.  This year's ________ be fun.

No loitering.  Move it, people.

Intense, huh? 

Seriously.  It's like I'm in prison.

No outside food.

No talking.

No laughing.

No going to the bathroom.

It's a pretty common rule.

_________ see, Rafe?  My school, my rules!

This is hilarious.

Hey!  Hand over the notebook.

Rule #26.  Read it out loud.

Rule #26:  Written material deemed inappropriate will be destroyed?

Bring the yellow bucket!

You don't understand!  These drawings mean everything to me!

Creativity has no place in this school.

{Song:  "Welcome to my house."}

Rafe, save us!

Oh no.

Rules are rules.

Your new principal sucks.

No risk, no reward.  We have to fight.

We've ______ take on the establishment.

Alright guys, I've given you all your assignments.  Let's break every rule in the code of conduct to expose Principal Dwight.

All right, Khatchadorian.  I'm in [2].

Let's do it!

Whooo!

____________ doing?

Excited to get to school early [3].

Really?

{Song:  "We are the outlaws, the outlaws."}

Oh my gosh!  That _______________ me!

If you get caught, you're ________ end up in a new school called "prison".

I will find the hooligans and I will bring them to justice. 

Uh, the microphone is on the fritz [4], sir.

I... Like... My... Big... Butt... Hahaha.

It's a good day!

{Song:  "We are the outlaws."}

Whoever did this is committed to their art.

Notes:

[1] Outlaw = a person who has broken the law.
[2] I'm in = I'll join you.  Q: Does anyone want to go to the cinema? A: I'm in = I'll go with you.  The phrase "count me in" is similar.  The phrase "I'm all in" is different; it means I'm fully committed to doing something.
[3] Excited to get to school early = This sentence is difficult to understand, but he's actually saying "I'm just excited to get to school early".  The word "I'm" is missing and the word "just" sounds like "ss" with a hint of a "t" sound.  Then the phrase "to get to" sounds like "da get ta", which also makes the sentence hard to understand.
[4] on the fritz = a piece of equipment or technology that's not working properly.

Answers:

1) going to [gonna]
2) to [da]
3) of [uh]
4) I've got to go [I gotta go]
5) to [da]
6) going to [going da]
7) going to [gonna]
8) Don't you [don’t chu]
9) got to [gotta]
10) What are you [whadda you]
11) could have been [could a been] = This phrase is interesting because it actually has three levels, depending on how the speaker says the word "have".  Level 1 is the full phrase "could have been".  Level 2 is "could've been" where the word "have" is contracted and often sounds like "ev".  Level 3 is when the "v" disappears, leaving the schwa sound "uh".  All three level can also be written.  If Level 3 is written in a text message, it's usually written "coulda been".  This same thing applies to the phrases "would have" ("woulda") and "should have" ("shoulda").  In fact, someone wrote a book entitled, "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Regrets".  Here "woulda" is short for "would have", "coulda" is short for "could have", and "shoulda" is short for "should have".
12) going to [gonna]

 

July 2, 2017
Viewed 952 times.

#224:  Jumanji 2 -- Welcome to the Jungle (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leE10vdvkho

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  There are two main features in this video lesson.  1) The word "to" sounds like "ta" (4 times).  2) The phrase "going to" sounds like "gonna" (3 times). 

Missing Words and Phrases (10):  going to [gonna] (3 times); her [er]; to [ta] (4 times); you're [yer] (2 times).

Transcript:

Well, this is a fun group.  Welcome to detention [1].

Spencer, Bethany, Fridge, Martha -- you're all here for a reason. 

Hey, person walking! 

You should be thinking about who you are and who you want _____ be.  You'll have plenty of time _____ figure that out while ______ cleaning out the basement.

Are you ________ help or are [2] you too pretty?

I'm too pretty.

Yo [3], what's this?

"A game for those who seek _____ find a way _____ leave their world behind.  Jumanji."  Pick a character and ______ that person in the game. 

Which one do I pick?

I don’t think it matters that much.

{The names of the players are shown on the screen.}

"Moose Finbar".  That sounds like a badass [4].

I'll be the curvy genius [5].

"Doctor Smolder Bravestone".

I guess I'm "Ruby Roundhouse".

{The actors are pulled into the video game.}

Ooooh!

Ugh!

{Drum beat.  Bird sounds.}

Guys!

{Falling.}  Ahhhhhhhhh! 

Oy vey [6].

Owww.

Where's the rest of me? [7]

My god.  Fridge?

Yeah, I'm Fridge.  Who are you?

It's me, Spencer!

Who is she? 

Martha?

Why am I wearing half a shirt and short shorts in the jungle?

I think we got sucked into Jumanji and we've become the avatars we chose.

So that means…

Bethany?

Oh…

Bethany!  Don't look at it!

No!!!  I'm an overweight, middle-aged man.

I don't have my Claritin [8] and all I see around here is pollen. 

Well, I don’t have the top two feet of my body! [9]

Damn, that is a man right there!

Don't cry, don't cry.  Don't cry.  It's ________ be ok…

{Song:  "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses.}

This is a video game, which means we all have special skills!

Why am I running so slow?!

Ahhhh!

That was so intense.  I like can't even {win this place; unclear}.

Watch your step in here!

Maybe we're all in a coma. 

What?

That old game machine must have electrocuted all of us and now we're all… {Attacked by a rhino}.  Oh my god!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhh!

You better get in there and save ___!

I'm not ________ get in there!  You get in there!

I've got a backpack on.  You don't get in water with a backpack.  Everybody knows that.

Notes:

[1] Welcome to detention = Detention is a place where students go as a punishment for doing something bad, such as being late for class, chewing gum in class, etc. The person talking to them is the high school principal.
[2] Note that the phrase "or are" sounds like "are".  This is really fast speech.  If she were talking a little slower, the phrase "or are" might sound like "or er" or "er er", but here she combines both words into one.
[3] Yo = I'm not sure if he's saying "yo" or "y'all" (which is a contracted form of "you all".  In either case, he's trying to get everyone's attention.
[4] Badass = A person who's cool, confident, fearless, and tough; a person who will neither start a fight nor run away from one.
[5] "Curvy" = Overweight.
[6] Oy vey = A Yiddish phrase to express dismay or exasperation.
[7] Where's the rest of me?  = He used to be taller in high school.
[8] Claritin = A medicine taken to relieve a person's allergies; for example, some people are allergic to pollen.
[9] I don’t have the top two feet of my body! = He's says again that he was taller in high school.

Answers:

1) to [ta]
2) to [ta]
3) you're [yer]
4) going to [gonna]
5) to [ta]
6) to [ta]
7) you're [yer]
8) going to [gonna]
9) her [er]
10) going to [gonna]

June 25, 2017
Viewed 2492 times.

#223:  Fаst and Furiоus 8 (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DByvYQEd1gY

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  The main feature is this video is the phrase "going to", which is sometimes written "gonna" but sounds like "guh-nuh".  You'll hear it five times in this video.

Missing Words and Phrases (11):  going to [gonna] (5 times); has [as]; I'd love to [love to]; I've got [I got]; on him [on im]; together [tagether]; want to [wanna].

Transcript:

Alright, team.  Listen up.  This crew is about family, but the game _____ changed now.  Dominic Toretto just went rogue [1]. 

You're ________ turn your back on family? 

{Song}

I know it looks bad, but don't give up ______ so easily.

We've only got one chance to make this family whole again.

Don't do this, Dom.

You ready?

One thing I can guarantee:  No one's ready for this.

She's the very definition of high-tech terrorism.

There's thousands of cars in this city and now they're all mine.

Now I know what it feels like to be every cop ever chasing us!

Wait, wait, wait!

Ahhhhhhhhh!  Oh!

London, Abu Dhabi, Cuba -- our paths have crossed before, Dom.  You just didn't know it.  I think I need to remind you why you chose to be here.

________ no choice!

If you're ________ catch Dom, you're ________ need a little help.

Do you _______ tell me why you just put me in s  room with this tea-and-crumpets-eating criminal?

You know I think that tight t-shirt's cutting off the circulation to your brain.  You should get a bigger size.

You guys are ________ work ________.

___________.

I've been waiting for this!  We've got a tank!  Now it's my turn!

Oh, baby!

Haha!

{Song}

They just don't give up, do they?

You thought this was ________ be a street fight?

Is that a torpedo?!

Take the wheel! [2]

What?!  This is crazy!

Ugh!

{Song:  Lose your mind.}

Alright, you get style points for that one. 

Woo!

I don’t know why you're doing this, but I know one thing:  You love me.

{Song}

Fire!

Hang on to your hat!

Dom!

Notes:

[1] To go rogue = To act on one's own; to stop following orders; to pursue one's own interests.
[2] Take the wheel = Take the steering wheel = Drive the vehicle.

Answers:

1) has [as]
2) going to [gonna]
3) on him [on im]
4) I've got [I got; the "v" is silent]
5) going to [gonna]
6) going to [gonna]
7) want to [wanna]
8) going to [gonna]
9) together [tagether]
10) I'd love to [love to; the word "I" is missing]
11) going to [gonna]