Learn English with The Big Bang Theory

#4. The Roommate Agreement

Published: 2.22.2017
Level 6   |   Time: 4:09
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory [S3 E22]

Sheldon and Leonard meet for the first time and make the roommate agreement.

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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ warn (you) off [phv] - tell you to avoid something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ deranged [adj] - crazy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ retrospect [n] - a review of the past
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ noble gas [n] - a gas occupying Group 0 of the periodic table
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ radon [n] - a radioactive, noble gas
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Kirk [n] - the original captain of Star Trek
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Picard [n] - the second captain of Star Trek
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ barrier [n] - obstacle, test
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ daunting [adj] - difficult
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dibs [n] - to claim the right to have or do something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ post-apocalyptic [adj] - after a nuclear war or major disaster
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ procreating [n] - have children
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cocky [adj] - arrogant, over-confident

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

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Penny Leonard Sheldon

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Why does Leonard knock on the first door?
    To ask about Sheldon
    To ask for directions
    He went to the wrong apartment.

  2. Why does Sheldon ask Leonard about a noble gas?
    He needs help with his work.
    To test Leonard's scientific knowledge
    To make Leonard nervous.

  3. Which Star Trek captain does Leonard like the most?

  4. Which Star Trek show does Leonard like the most?
    the Original series
    The Next Generation

  5. How many barriers are there for Leonard to pass to become a roommate?

  6. Which reason does Sheldon NOT mention for wanting a specific chair?

  7. What other language does Sheldon speak?

  8. What point does Leonard think is in his favor?
    He has a car.
    He has knowledge.
    She is a scientist.

  9. Which answer is not acceptable for the most important task in a post-apocalyptical world?
    making a government
    finding food
    having children

triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Revisão de vocabulário Vocabulario revisión

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a frase.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Sheldon gave Leonard a (deranged) look when they first met, so he guessed Sheldon might be crazy.

  • Sheldon presented Leonard with three (daunting) tasks to see if he was worthy to become his roommate.

  • Leonard started to feel (cocky) because he had successfully passed two of Sheldon's tests.

  • Sheldon doesn't think that (procreating) is an important task. He probably doesn't want children.

  • Sheldon calls (dibs) on his favorite seat, so no one can sit there except Sheldon.

  • In (retrospect) Leonard should have known that Sheldon was strange after their first meeting.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What problems do you think Sheldon and Leonard will have in the future?
  2. Who would you rather live with - Sheldon or Leonard?
  3. What are the advantages / disadvantages of living alone?
  4. What are the advantages / disadvantages of living with a roommate?
  5. Do you think it is better to live with a friend or a stranger?
  6. Do you think it is better to live with a man or a woman as a roommate?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

So Sheldon's last roommate tried to warn you off?

For all I knew, he was the crazy one. He had this really deranged look.

Well, yeah, he'd been living with Sheldon.

Sure, it makes sense now. Anyway, I went upstairs and knocked on the door.


Dr. Cooper?

No, you want the crazy guy across the hall.

In retrospect, that was clue number two.


I'm Leonard Hofstadter. I called you about the apartment. You said...

I know what I said. I know what you said. I know what my mother said on March 5, 1992. What is the sixth noble gas?


You said you're a scientist. What is the sixth noble gas?

Uh, radon?

Are you asking me or telling me?

Telling you? Telling you.

All right, next question. Kirk or Picard?

Oh, uh, well, that's tricky. Um, well, uh, Original Series over Next Generation, but Picard over Kirk.

Correct. You've passed the first barrier to roommate-hood. You may enter.

Oh, this is pretty nice. Uh, the bedrooms are back there?

That depends.

I don't understand, their, their existence is conditional?

No, but your ability to perceive their existence is conditional on you passing the second and third barriers.

There's three?

Each more daunting than the last. Have a seat.


No! That's where I sit!

What's the difference?

This seat is ideally located both in relation to the heat source in the winter and a cross breeze in the summer.

It also faces the television at a direct angle allowing me to immerse myself in entertainment or game play without being subjected to conversation.

As a result, I've placed it in a state of eternal dibs.

Can you do that?

Cathedra mea, regulae meae. That's Latin for my chair, my rules. Now, you said on the phone that your area of study is physics.

Uh, yeah, experimental physics.


What is that?

Doesn't concern you. You'll be going to the university every day?


And you have a vehicle?

A car, yeah.

And you'll be willing to drive me?

Well, can't you drive?

I can. I choose not to.

Okay, I suppose I could drive you. Well that's a point in my favour, right?

Why don't you let me do this.

Come on, I just asked.

Last question. In a post-apocalyptic world, which task would you assign the highest priority?

Locating a sustainable food source, re-establishing a functioning government, procreating, or preserving the knowledge of mankind?

Uh, I'm gonna go with preserving the knowledge.

That's correct. FYI, I would have accepted any answer other than procreating. Come, I'll show you the rest of the apartment.

Oh, good. I passed the barriers.

The second barrier. Don't get cocky.

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