About Time

Published: 5.29.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 6:30
Accent: British
Source: About Time

Tim's father tells him about the family secret.


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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ odd [adj] - strange / unusual
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mysterious [adj] - like a mystery
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ spooky [adj] - strange and scary
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ weird [adj] - strange
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ absolutely [adv] - yes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shag [v] - have sex with
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Helen of Troy [p] - from Greek mythology, the most beautiful woman
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in a pinch [exp] - in an emergency
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ clench [v] - squeeze tightly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a fist [n] - a person's closed hand
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fond of [adj] - like / admire
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ not a whistle [exp] - nothing at all
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the butterfly effect [exp] - the concept that small causes can have large effects
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Dickens [p] - a famous British author (Great Expectations)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slightly [adv] - a little
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a mixed blessing [exp] - something with both good and bad consequences
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sod all [exp] - nothing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ keen [adj] - eager / excited
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ screw up [phv] - ruin / destroy

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

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Tim Dad Sister (Kit) Charlotte
  • Tim is in his last year of high school.
  • He is secretly in love with his sister's friend (Charlotte).
  • Tim was at a New Years Eve party last night, but he was too shy to kiss a girl at the party.
  • Tim's father is going to tell him the family secret.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


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  1. His father is nervous.

  2. His father is making a joke.

  3. The men and women in the family can travel in time.

  4. They can travel only into the past.

  5. They can travel to anytime in history.

  6. He can only travel in time by being in a dark space.

  7. Tim travels back in time to help his sister.

  8. Tim's mother doesn't know about the power.

  9. His father has used his power to write a lot of books.

  10. His grandfather was very happy.

  11. His father recommends not working.

  12. Tim is very smooth with women.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How do you think Tim will use this power in the future?
  2. What problems do you think Tim will have in the movie after he jumps back in time? (Remember: This movie is more rom-com than sci-fi.)
  3. In the movie, only men have this power? Why do you think only the males in the family can time travel (a scientific explanation)?
  4. If you had Tim\'s power, what is the first thing you would do?
  5. Do you think time travel would be a mixed blessing? What would be the drawbacks?
  6. If you could live in any time period in the past (in your country), which time period would you go back to? Why?
  7. If you could meet any famous historical person, who would you want to meet? Why?
  8. If you could relive a specific moment in your life to make a different decision, which moment would you choose to relive? Why?
  9. If you could go back in time to kill one person, who would you kill? Why?
  10. If you could go back in time to see one specific event, which event would you choose? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Tim: Okay. When you\'re ready. It\'s all very mysterious.

Dad: Right. Tim, my dear son, the ... the simple fact is the men in this family have always had the ability to ...

Dad: This is going to sound strange, be prepared for strangeness. Get ready for spooky time, but there\'s this family secret.

Dad: And the secret is that the men in the family can travel in time. Well, more accurately, travel back in time. We can\'t travel into the future.

Tim: This is such a weird joke.

Dad: It\'s seriously not a joke.

Tim: So you\re saying that you and granddad, and his brothers could all travel back in time?

Dad: Absolutely.

Tim: And you still do?

Dad: Absolutely. Although it\'s not as dramatic as it sounds. It\'s only in my own life. I can only go to places where I actually was and can remember.

Dad: I can\'t kill Hitler or shag Helen of Troy, unfortunately.

Tim: Okay, stop. Um… if it\'s true, which it isn\'t.

Dad: Although it is.

Tim: Although it isn\'t, obviously. But if it was, which it\'s not.

Dad: Which it is.

Tim: Which it isn\'t. But if it was, how would I actually...

Dad: The how is the easy bit, in fact. You go into a dark place – big cupboards are very useful generally. Toilets, in a pinch.

Dad: Then you clench your fists like this. Think of the moment you\'re going to and you\'ll find yourself there. After a bit of a stumble and a rumble and a tumble.

Tim: Wow…

Dad: …is as good a reaction as any. I think I went for fuuuuuuck! But it was the \'70s.

Tim: No, this is so obviously a joke.

Dad: It\'s not a joke. Why would I lie to someone I\'m fairly fond of?

Tim: Okay. But, when I come back downstairs after standing in a cupboard with your fists clenched, you\'re gonna be in so much trouble.

Dad: Well, let\'s see, shall we? And, Tim, try and do something interesting.

Tim: So much trouble. I mean it. Really.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Tim: Right.

Tim: Wow!

Crowd: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Happy New Year!

Polly: Thank you, Tim.

Tim: You\'re welcome, Polly.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Tim: Does Mum know?

Dad: Not a whistle.

Tim: Strange. And what about the whole...

Dad: Butterfly effect thing. What can I say? We don\'t seem to have messed up civilization yet.

Tim: It’s gonna be a complicated year.

Dad: It’s gonna be a complicated life.

Tim: What have you done with it?

Dad: For me, it\'s books, books, books. I\'ve read everything a man could wish to. Twice. Dickens three times. Any first thoughts?

Tim: Well, I suppose apart from getting a slightly better haircut...

Dad: Yeah.

Tim: Money would be the obvious thing.

Dad: Very mixed blessing. Utterly screwed up your grandfather\'s life. Left him without love or friends. I\'ve never bumped into a genuinely happy rich person.

Tim: It would be nice not to have to work.

Dad: No, that\'s a real recipe for disaster. Look what happened to Uncle Fred.

Tim: What happened to Uncle Fred?

Dad: Absolutely sod all. Wasted his life. You have to use it for things that you really think will make your life the way you want it to be. Come on, really think about this.

Tim: Well, to be honest, I suppose, at the moment, it would be just great if it could help me get a girlfriend.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Charlotte: Tim, will you do my back?

Tim: Absolutely!

Charlotte: Very keen!

Tim: Whoa! No. No. No. No, no. No, no, no.

Charlotte: Is it in my hair?

Kit: Yes!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Charlotte: Tim. Will you do my back?

Tim: Sure. Just give us a sec.

Charlotte: Okay. Thank you.

Tim: Now...

Charlotte: Ooh. Nice.

Tim: It’s my area.