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September 15, 2017
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#231 Baby Driver (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9YZw_X5UzQ

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.

Missing Words and Phrases (15):  and [an] (twice); did you [did ja]; going to [gonna]; have to [haf da]; he [ee] (2 times); him [im]; need to [need da] (2 times); out of [ah da]; to [da]; you [ya] (2 times); you know [ya know].

Transcript

So are you just starting your day or _______ just get off [1]?
They call, I go [2], ________. 
So what is it you do?
I’m a driver.
Oh, like a chauffeur? Anyone I’d know?
I hope not.
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What is your name?
Baby.
Your name’s "Baby". B-A-B-Y, Baby. 
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This is the one you say listens to the music all the time?
Is he, uh, mental [3]?
"Mental" meaning slow.  Was _____ slow?
No.
He had an accident when _____ was a kid. He still has a hum in the drum [4]; plays music to drown it out [5]. And that’s what makes _____ the best. 
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Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
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One more job _____ I’m done.
One more job _____ we’re straight. [6]  Now I don’t think I _______ give you the speech about what happens when _____ say "No," how I could break your legs and kill everyone _____ love because you already know that, don’t you?
Yeah.
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The moment you catch feelings is the moment you catch a bullet [7].
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And your, uh, waitress girlfriend, she’s cute. Let's keep it that way. [8]
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I want us _____ head west and never stop. You in? [9]
I’m in, Baby.
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One of these days, Baby, you’re ________ get blood on your hands.
Time to face the music [10].
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Baby, we _______ get ______ here.
I _______ end this.
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Oh, we're in bed together now [11].
Baby.
Baby.
Baby.
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{Talking about the Halloween masks:}
Doc said, “Michael Myers.”
This is Mike Myers.
It should be the Halloween mask.
This is a Halloween mask!
No, the killer dude from Halloween!
Oh, you mean Jason [12].  
No!
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Baby, you tell me who dies. [13]
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Is she a good girl?  Do you love her?
Yes, I do.
That’s too bad.

Notes:

[1] Get off = Get off work = the working day is over.  Notice that the word "just" occurs twice in this sentence and both times the "t" is silent, so "just" sounds like "juss".
[2] They call, I go = The full sentence is, "When they call, I go" or "If they call, then I go."
[3] Mental = This can mean someone who either has a learning disability (mentally slow) or has mental or emotional problems.  
[4] A hum in the drum = He's using this phrase to mean that Baby is still affected by the accident he had when he was a kid.
[5] He plays music to drown it out = He plays music to help him forget about the accident when he was a kid.
[6] One more job and we’re straight = One more job and you've paid your debt.
[7] Catch a bullet = Get hit by a bullet.
[8] Let's keep it that way = He's implying that if Baby leaves he'll do something to his girlfriend and she won't be cute anymore.
[9] You in? = The word "are" is missing.  The full question is, "Are you in?".  He's asking her "Do you want to come with me?"
[10]  Time to face the music = The word "it's" is missing.  The full sentence is "It's time to face the music."
[11] In bed together =  to be cooperating with someone in an illegal activity.  He's implying that Baby can't leave. 
[12] Oh, you mean Jason = He's confusing movies.  Jason is the main character in "Friday the 13th", not Halloween.  Apparently he bought some masks for everyone, but he bought the wrong ones.
[13] Baby, you tell me who dies = He's apparently giving Baby an ultimatum.  Baby either has to kill someone that Doc wants him to kill or Doc will kill Baby's girlfriend.

Answers

1) did you [did ja]
2) you know [ya know]
3) he [ee]
4) he [ee]
5) him [im]
6) and [an]
7) and [an]
8) need to [need da]
9) you [ya]
10) you [ya]
11) to [da]
12) going to [gonna]
13) need to [need da]
14) out of [ah da]
15) have to [haf da]



September 4, 2017
Viewed 1339 times.

#230 Divergent (A Short Scene)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw132419Fvc

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:  This short video has two main features.  1) The combination of "t" plus "you" can sound like "chu".  You'll hear this sound three times in this video, in the phrases "let you" ("let chu"), "hit you" ("hit chu"), and "hurt you" ("hurt chu"). 2) The initial "h" is often silent in the phrase "would have", which sounds like "would ev". 

Missing Words and Phrases (3):  hit you [hit chu]; hurt you [hurt chu]; would have [would ev].

Transcript:

Points for bravery, stiff [1].
You alright? [2]
You cut me.
I meant to. [3]
You meant to?
Do you think he was going to let you off without a scratch [4]?  You'd still be standing there if I hadn't _______.
So am I supposed to thank you?
You're supposed to be smart.  If I wanted to ________, I __________.

Notes:

[1] Points for bravery, stiff = Two comments.  a) He's congratulating her for being brave, e.g., he's giving her imaginary "points" for being brave.  b) The word stiff" is a derogatory term for Abnegation in the movie "Divergent" (but not in real life).  Why?  Maybe they call Abnegation "stiff" because they don't show emotions, affection, and so on.  Or maybe it comes from the phrase "stiff upper lip", a real phrase that refers to a person who don't show emotion when faced with adversity.  Knives are being thrown at her and she's not showing any emotion, so he calls her "stiff".

[2] You alright? = The word "Are" is missing.  The full question is, "Are you alright?"
[3] I meant to = I meant to cut you.
[4] Do you think he was going to let you off without a scratch = Two comments.  a) He doesn't say the first part of this sentence clearly (or the first part of the next sentence either).  b) To let someone off = to let someone get out of a situation so that they're free to go. It's related to the phrase "to let someone off the hook", e.g., a fisherman who takes a fishing hook out of a fish's mouth and sets it free (e.g., lets it go back into the water).

Answers

1) hit you [hit chu]
2) hurt you [hurt chu]
3) would have [would ev]

August 25, 2017
Viewed 3721 times.

#229: Theresa Caputo on Steve Harvey's Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdYiOBrCb1E

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 four important features in this video.  1) The word "because" often sounds like "cuz" (3 times).  2) The "h" is silent in the words "her" ("er") and "his" ("is").  3) The phrase "wouldn't have" also has a silent "h" and sounds something like "woodnev" (2 times).  4) There's a combination of several sounds in the sentence "I want you to be happy", which sounds like "I want chu da be happy".

Missing Words and Phrases (18):  because [cuz] (3 times); did you [did ju] (2 times); going to [gonna]; her [er]; his [is] (2 times); to [da] (2 times); to [ta] (2 times); want to [wanna]; want you to be [want chu da be]; wouldn't have [woodnev] (2 times); you've got to [you gotta].

Background:  Steve Harvey is the host of a TV show.  His guest is Theresa Caputo, a medium who is able to help people who have lost a loved one. 

Transcript:

Alright, before the break [1], uh, Theresa, uh, started to read our audience, but spirit is still communicating with her.  Theresa, go for it [2].

Can you please stand up, the man with the green shirt?

I need a drink, man.  I need a drink.  I need some scotch.

Channeling...  You would need more than one scotch, so just {stops}.

Yeah, {mumbles}.

What happens is, what I asked to be done was to bring forward other souls, but more importantly your son says, "Mom, you _____________ known that I was going to depart."

No.

Do you understand that?

Yeah.

He says, "Nobody knew."

No.

Oh, he also shows me his sweatshirt.  So do you have his sweatshirt or _____ jacket that you wear?

{She nods.}

So know that when you wear that, know that his soul is with you.  _______ make a blanket or quilt out of _____ clothing?

I'm starting to, yeah.

Perfect!  It means that he supports all of the choices and decisions.  So if you don't think that he's at peace, there's no way that I would know that.  He says, "I" {changes}.  Oh, he also talks about his headstone [3].

Yes.

He says it's very different.  He shows me this big, black headstone.  I can see my reflection in it {nods} and it's very unique _______ you have like either something, his picture engraved and then some type of saying on there.

It says, "Come sit with me a while and take a break."  And it says "219", for our area code [4] and it's got a verse of a Harry Chapin song that was kind of like a {stops}.

Perfect.  To validate that every choice and decision that you ever made with your son, alive and also departed, he says, "I _______ thank you for giving me that gift."  He says, "And I want you, mom, to know that I live life through your eyes.  So I ______________ happy.  So know every time you smile, my soul is smiling in heaven. 

{She whispers something.}

{To someone else.}

Your daughter shows me the butterflies, ma'am.  So do you connect with the butterflies?

{Nods.}

Perfect.  So know that when you see the butterflies, you {just?} know that it's the butterflies...  _______ do something with your daughter's handprint after she died, on a sheet or something, where you did a family handprint?

Um, when my daughter passed away, the nurse at the hospital printed my daughter's hand and her footprint on a {summerset?} heart.

Perfect.  So you know, to validate, that it was her soul's time _____ leave.  Let me ask you this:  Was there a point where she got better? 

Before she passed away.

Because I said to her, I go, "What are you, why, what are you {stops}." She's showing me like doing all these great things.  And she keeps talking about Disney and all this stuff.  And I said to her, I go, "What is that?"  She goes, "Teresa," she goes, "I am so thankful that I was blessed with another brief time here of not being sick" she says "because I was able to do so many things with my family."  She says, "And I wouldn't have traded that for anything."  She goes, "But then I went so quickly after that."

Really fast.

She says, "Mom, I want you _____ focus on that time, that extra time I was given back.  And I _____________ traded that for anything."  And she tells me you smell her. 

I do!

So know that when you do, know that she's with you at that exact moment.  You also have things in your car in memory of her?  Does it fall and move like when you're driving? 

Yes.

That's her!  Hahaha.  I said to her, "You better be careful!  Your momma's ________ crash _____ car!" 

{Applause; laughs.  Steve's looking at her like she's crazy}.

Ok.

Are you alright?

No, this is crazy right here.  See {stops}. 

See {stops}. 

See, I sit here {stops}.  You, you, you {stops}.  See, see... This is crazy _____ me.  _____________ go get this book.  I'm, man, I'm scared holding {stops}.  My hand is wet!  You know what I'm saying?  Look at my hands!  My hands are sweaty!  My hand is wet!  _______ I've been sitting over here, _______ I get... It's just crazy.  I love you.  You're one of my favorite guests!  Give it up [5] for Theresa, everybody.

{Applause}

And remember, her new book is called, "Good Grief.  Heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn _____ live again."  And Theresa is sending everybody in our studio audience home with a copy!

Notes:

[1] Before the break = Before the commercial break = The commercial break is over and now the show's on again.

[2] Go for it =  Go ahead and do it.

[3] Headstone = A stone marker that's placed over someone's grave.

[4] Area code = A three-digit number that indicates the area where the owner of that number lives.

[5] Give it up for someone = He's telling the audience to applaud.

Answers:

1) wouldn't have [woodnev]
2) his [is]
3) Did you [did ju]
4) his [is]
5) because [cuz]
6) want to [wanna]
7) want you to be [want chu da be]
8) Did you [did ju]
9) to [ta]
10) to [da]
11) wouldn't have [woodnev]
12) going to [gonna]
13) her [er]
14) to [da]
15) You've got to [you gotta]
16) Because [cuz]
17) because [cuz]
18) to [ta]

 

12:31 PM Sep 15 2017

gohoos02

gohoos02
United States

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