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Riley's First Date

Published: 7.17.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 5:08
Accent: American
Source: Inside Out

Riley's parents react to the first time a boy comes over.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • red alert [exp] - emergency
  • probe [v] - gently try to find
  • layer [v] - add extra things
  • what's the dealio? [exp] - what's going on?
  • awesome sauce [exp] - awesome
  • fo' shizzie [exp] - for sure
  • hollah! [exp] - holler! (no meaning here)
  • punk [n] - rebellious kid
  • silent treatment [n] - not saying anything on purpose
  • crack [v] - break, lose the contest of strength
  • two can play at….. [exp] - I can do the same thing you're doing
  • engage [v] - start a conversation
  • backtalk [n] - rebellious talking
  • the boot [n] - kicking him out of the house
  • launching [v] - starting
  • on my mark [exp] - start when I say 'go'
  • off the hook [exp] - awesome
  • peace out my homies [exp] - goodbye my friends
  • you're not so bad [exp] - you're pretty good
  • initiate contact [v] - started communication

[n] - noun,  [p] - person,   [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture
Riley Her Emotions
  • Riley and her family just moved to a new city.
  • She is starting to meet new friends.
  • Sometimes we can see inside her head and see her 'emotions' talking.

triangle Questions

  1. What are the parents worried about?
    The time is too late to go on a date.
    The boy is too old for Riley.
    Their daughter is going on her first date.

  2. What did Riley's mom originally think Riley was going to do?
    Go skating alone
    Go surfing with friends
    Go skating with friends

  3. How do the parents feel about the boy being there?
    They both agree that it is okay.
    They both do not like it.
    The dad does not like it, but the mom is okay.
    The mom does not like it, but the dad is okay.

  4. What is the mom's approach to talking to Riley?
    She tries to use words that kids are using.
    She tries to persuade Riley not to go.
    She asks her very directly about the boy.

  5. Why is the dad being difficult to the boy?
    He thinks no one is good enough for Riley.
    He thinks the boy does not have a good character.
    He is just testing the boy.

  6. Why does the dad think that the boy is not talking a lot?
    The boy is comfortable.
    The boy is scared and pressured.
    The boy is trying to challenge him.
    The boy is disrespecting him.

  7. What makes the the dad and the boy bond (become friends)?
    They both have played in bands.
    They play the same insturment.
    They play in the same band.

  8. What instrument did the dad play in his band?
    Lead guitar

  9. What instrument does the boy play in his band?
    Lead guitar

  10. How do the parents feel at the end of the night when the kids are leaving?
    They both agree that it is okay.
    They both do not like it.
    The dad does not like it, but the mom is okay.
    The mom does not like it, but the dad is okay.

  11. How does the mom feel about the dad's "look"?
    She thinks he is sexy.
    She thinks it is a stupid look.
    She thinks he is cute.

triangle Script

[Doorbell rings]

Is Riley here?

Red Alert! Boy Boy Boy Boy

[Riley’s First Date? scrolls]

There’s a BOY in my house.

I knew she was going skating but I thought it was with her friends.

Why is there a BOY in my house?

This isn’t a date….Is it? I’ll ask Riley.

I don’t like this.

This can’t be a date – she’s only 12!

Let’s probe. But…..layer it with cool words that the kids say – so it’s not obvious.

So – what’s the dealio? Jordan. OMG – he is awesome sauce. Fo’ shizzie!

Did she just say ‘fo shizzie’?

I don’t understand – what’s happening?

Ugh. This is just embarrassing. I can’t. I can’t.


I know what you’re doing here Jordan. You don’t think that I know what you know, but I know – you little punk!

He’s not good enough for Riley. No one is!

Go back to jail!

What are you looking for Jordan? Something to steal?

Like our daughter!

Should we say something?

No no no. He’ll be expecting that. Give him the silent treatment. He’s about to crack – I can feel it.

Sir – no response!

Two can play at your mind games Jordan – INTIMIDATE!

Huh…What’s he lookin at?

Probably you’re dumb hat! Hahahahaha

Sir – intimidation is failing!

Increase the pressure – engage!

So – Jordan, what do you like to do – for fun?

I don’t know – stuff.

Sir that sounds like backtalk.

That’s it – he’s outta here. Give him the BOOT.

Yes sir. Launching boot.

On my mark – in five….four…..three….

Oh – I play in a band – that’s fun.

Wait. We were in a band.

I was in a band. Lead guitar.

Cool – I rock bass.

We played a lot of…

My favorite band is…

(together) ACDC


Mom – eww. It’s not a date. We’re going skating with a group of friends.

Oh – fun! That’ll be off the hook. Lol.

Stop talking like that!

Wait – where’s Jordan???

Did you leave Jordan with DAD?? This is so embarrassing!

Riley – your father would never do anything…..


Bye mom! Bye dad!

Have fun.

Peace out my hommies.

Ya know? Jordan’s a good kid.

You’re not so bad yourself.

Sir – the wife has initiated contact…whatta we do?

This is our chance – give her ‘the look’.

[gasp] He’s making that stupid face again.

Uggh. Should we smack him?

Come on – he’s adorable.

There’s the signal.

We are go. Repeat. We are go.

Contact in five…..four….three….two…..

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