The Lego Movie

Published: 10.03.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:42
Accent: American
Source: The Lego Movie

Emmet takes us through his daily routine from waking up to going home after work.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • a doorway [n] - the space between two rooms
  • the ceiling [n] - the top of a room
  • the floor [n] - the bottom of a room
  • fit in [phv] - be liked by everyone
  • get (something) down [phv] - do something correctly
  • jumping jacks [n] - a type of exercise
  • Hit 'em! [exp] - Let's do this!
  • be put to sleep [exp] - be killed
  • obey [v] - follow (rules)
  • a turn signal [n] - a light that indicates a car will turn
  • drop off [phv] - leave behind
  • headlines [n] - the most important news stories
  • root for [v] - cheer for
  • return a compliment [exp] - say something nice after someone says something nice to you
  • weird [adj] - strange
  • blow (something) up [phv] - destroy

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

triangle Background

  • This 3D animated film follows Emmet, a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure.
  • The evil tyrant, Lord Business, is the leader of the Lego world.
  • In this clip, we meet Emmet and see his daily routine.

triangle Questions

  1. What things does Emmet say hello to?
    his apartment
    the doorway
    the wall
    the ceiling
    the floor
    the book

  2. What was the first step?
    read a book

  3. What exercise does Emmet do?
    jumping jacks

  4. What should Emmet do while showering?
    keep the soap out of his eyes
    brush his teeth
    eat breakfast

  5. Who does he eat breakfast with?
    his cat
    his wife
    his plant

  6. What happens if people don't follow the rules?
    They will be put in jail.
    They will have to pay a fine.
    They will be killed.

  7. What happens on Tuesday?
    Everyone gets a free taco.
    No one has to work.
    There will be an election for the president.

  8. What is the name of the TV show?
    Where are my pants?
    Go to sleep!
    The Lego Show

  9. Who does Emmet say hello to on the street?
    President Business
    Surfer Dave

  10. Which cat has a very deep voice (meow)?
    Fluffy Jr.

  11. What is step twelve?
    Follow the rules for driving.
    Say hello to your neighbors.
    Play sports.

  12. What is the name of Emmet's favorite song?
    Everything is awesome
    Lego Lego Lego

  13. When should Emmet drop off his dry-cleaning?
    at noon
    before noon
    after noon

  14. Which sports team should Emmet cheer for?
    the Lego team
    the local team
    the best team

  15. What should Emmet do if someone gives him a compliment?
    return the compliment
    share some food

  16. How much does the coffee cost?
    30 dollars
    32 dollars
    37 dollars

  17. How does Emmet feel about the cost of the coffee?
    It is reasonable.
    It is too expensive.
    It is awesome.

  18. What are Emmet's coworkers talking about while they are walking to work?
    last night's episode of their favorite TV show
    the job

  19. What is Emmet's job?
    a chef
    a taxi driver
    a construction worker

  20. What things do the workers have to blow up?
    everything weird
    everything old
    everything big

  21. How long do they sing the song?
    for a few minutes
    for 5 hours
    for a few days

  22. What foods do the workers want to have after work?
    chicken wings

  23. What does Emmet want to do after work?
    Go home and rest.
    Spend time with the special people in his life.
    Sing another song.

triangle Discussion

  1. Do you have a routine that you follow every morning? What are the steps?
  2. Emmet seems lonely, like he doesn't have many friends. How do they show this in the video?
  3. How much does a café latte at Starbucks cost? Is it too expensive? What do you think is a fair price for a café latte?
  4. Emmet seems to know (or know the names of) his neighbors. How well do you know your neighbors? What are the names of the people/families in the apartments/houses next to you? Do you greet them when you see them?
  5. What sports teams do you root for? Why did you choose those teams? (The city? A famous player? A cool logo?)
  6. Do you like to hang out with your co-workers/classmates outside of work/class? What are the pros and cons?
  7. What type of Lego is your favorite? (City? Castle? Space? Star Wars? Harry Potter?)
  8. When you use(d) Lego, do (did) you prefer to follow the directions or make your own creations? Why?

triangle Script

Emmet: Good morning, apartment! Good morning, doorway. Good morning, wall. Good morning, ceiling. Good morning, floor. Ready to start the day!

Ah, here it is: The instructions to fit in, have everybody like you, and always be happy.

Step one: breathe. Okay, I got that one down.

Step two: greet the day, smile, and say good morning, city!

Step three: exercise. Jumping jacks, hit them. One, two, three – I am pumped up!

Step four: shower - and always be sure to keep the soap out of your eyes. Shave your face. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. Wear clothes. Ooops, almost forgot that one. And that’s it, check.

Step nine: eat a complete breakfast with all the special people in your life. Hey, Planty, what do you want to do this morning? Watch TV? Me too!

Pres: Hi, I’m President Business, president of the Octan Corporation and the world. Let’s take extra care to follow the instruction or you’ll be put to sleep. And don’t forget, Taco Tuesday’s coming next week – that’s the day every rule-following citizen gets a free taco and my love. Have a great day, everybody!

Emmet: You have a great day too, President Business. Man, he’s such a cool guy; I always want to hear more of what...wait! Did he say put to sleep?

TV: Tonight on Where are My Pants? Honey, where are my paaaaants?

Emmet: What was I just thinking? Ah, I don’t care.

Step 11: Greet your neighbors. Hey, Joe.

Joe: Hey, pal.

Emmet: Hey, Surfer Dave.

Dave: Hey, brah!

Emmet: Oh, good morning, Sherry.

Sherry: Hey, fella.

Emmet: Oh, hey Jasmine, Dexter, Angie, Loki, Bad Leroy, Fluffy, Fluffy Jr., Fluffy Sr., Jeff. Step 12: Obey all traffic signs and regulations.

Step 13: Enjoy popular music.

Radio DJ: Top of the Charts again. It’s “Everything is Awesome!”

Emmet: Oh my gosh, I love this song!

Pop Song: Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of the team. Everything is awesome when you’re living on a dream.

Emmet: Always use a turn signal. Park between the lines. Drop off dry-cleaning before noon. Read the headlines. Don’t forget to smile. Always root for the local sports team.

Fans: Goooo, Sports Team!

Emmet: Always return a compliment. Hey, you look nice.

Group: So do you!

Emmet: Drink overpriced coffee.

Barista: Here you go. That’s $37.

Emmet: Ha, ha! Awesome!

Coworker: Did you see Where are My Pants last night?

Group: Honey! Where’s my pants?

Emmet: Classic episode! Instructions coming in from central. Okay, it says here to take everything weird and blow it up. Alright, builder heads – let’s make it look exactly like it does in the instructions.

Coworker: Hey, buddy. I need a one-by-two keyhole .

Emmet: No problem, Michael.

Coworker: I need a two-by-two macaroni over here.

Emmet: Two-by-two macaroni, flying in. Here’s one, Mel.

Coworker: Two slots, two slots. Come on, everybody!

Emmet: Roger that, Roger.

Coworker: Can I get a couple warps over here. Hey guys, watch me draw this down!

Pop Song: Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of the team. Everything is awesome when you’re living on a dream. Everyone’s talking, life is cool, because everything’s awesome.

Emmet: Man, I feel so good right now. I could sing this song for hours.

Pop Song: Everything is awesome when you’re part of a team!

Coworker: I’m going to the sports bar after work tonight. Who wants to eat some delicious chicken wings and get craaaaaaaaaaaazy?

Emmet: Chicken wings? I love chicken wings!

Coworker: Hey, who wants to share a croissant with this guy?

Emmet: Croissants? I love croissants!

Coworker: Oh, yeah. I sure do love giant sausages!

Emmet: Giant sausages, no way! You know what I love to do? Share a meal with the special people in my life. Fred, Barry, Gail, me and you? Ah, no, wait! Guys, wait up. Okay, I’ll meet you there. Oh, where did it go?

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