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1.1 Giorgio Moretti
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2.1 Have we met before?
2.2 The Museum of Cheese
2.3 Choosing a movie
2.4 The movie star
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2.6 Hotel complaints
2.7 Paul's accident
2.8 A luxury van
2.9 How about a manicure?
2.10 Bob's haircut
2.11 A sit-down meal
2.12 What's for dessert?
2.13 What is that color?
2.14 Feeling blue?
2.15 Art for the office
2.16 Paul the artist
2.17 The computer expert
2.18 New office tech
2.19 Marie flirting
2.20 Bob the romantic

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3.01 A little early
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3.17 Discussing politics
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3.19 Planning a honeymoon
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2.14 Feeling blue?

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Published: 12.21.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:13
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Paul gives Marie advice on how to stay positive and cheerful.


    

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

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  • down in the dumps [exp] - see: Language
  • feel blue [exp] - see: Language
  • can't put one's finger on it [exp] - see: Language
  • cheer (someone) up [exp] - see: Language
  • feel out of sorts [exp] - see: Language
  • in one's nature [exp] - see: Language

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
  • Marie, Cheryl, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • They are all hanging out in Cheryl's apartment.

triangleQuestions


  1. Marie is feeling sad.
    True
    False

  2. They were arguing about color?
    True
    False

  3. Marie is sad because she doesn't like arguing.
    True
    False

  4. Paul says he is always happy.
    True
    False

  5. Paul's nickname is Mr. Cheer.
    True
    False

  6. Bob thinks Paul is usually negative.
    True
    False

  7. Paul practices laughing every day.
    True
    False

  8. Paul thinks about funny jokes to make himself laugh.
    True
    False

  9. Marie has difficulty laughing.
    True
    False

  10. Laughing makes Marie feel better.
    True
    False

  11. Marie gives Paul chocolate.
    True
    False

  12. The chocolate makes Marie feel better.
    True
    False


triangleLanguage (idioms)


Directions: Choose the expression that best matches the meaning of the underlined phrase.

  • Marie, you’ve been so quiet. Are you OK?
  • I’m just a little down in the dumps.
    (depressed)
  • Oh, I’m sorry. We’ve been arguing about colors and you’re feeling blue.
    (sad)
  • What’s wrong, Marie?
  • Don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it.
    (figure it out)
  • I’ve just been feeling out of sorts.
    (a little unhappy)
  • Don’t worry. I can help. Dr. Cheer is here.
  • Doctor who?
  • At school, people called me Dr. Cheer because I’m always happy and I enjoy cheering people up.
    (making people happier)
  • You just decide to laugh? I can’t do that. It’s not in my nature.
    (my personality)
  • How do you know? Just try it. Let me hear you laugh.


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Cheryl: Marie, you’ve been so quiet. Are you OK?
Marie: I’m just a little down in the dumps.
Cheryl: Oh, I’m sorry. We’ve been arguing about colors and you’re feeling blue. Hmm. Blue . . .
Paul: What’s wrong, Marie?
Marie: Don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it. I’ve just been feeling ... out of sorts.
Paul: Don’t worry. I can help. Dr. Cheer is here.
Marie: Doctor who?
Paul: At school, people called me Dr. Cheer because I’m always happy and I enjoy cheering people up.
Bob: You know, that’s true. You’re always cheering me up.
Marie: How do you do that?
Paul: I practice laughing every day.
Marie: Laughing at what?
Paul: Nothing. I just choose to laugh.
Marie: You just decide to laugh? I can’t do that. It’s not in my nature.
Paul: How do you know? Just try it. Let me hear you laugh.
Marie: Ha-ha.
Paul: Louder.
Marie: HA-HA.
Paul: Come on, keep laughing. You’re right. It’s not your personality.
Marie: What now, Dr. Cheer?
Paul: Chocolate?
Marie: Yes!
Paul: Works every time.



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