#9. Felix loves Charlotte

Published: 12.09.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 5:04
Accent: American
Source: The Odd Couple [S3 E09]

Felix feels guilty because he is starting to develop feelings for Charlotte.


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  3. ANSWER the questions.
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triangle Vocabulary

  • sneak (something) in [phv] - bring something in a secret way
  • concede [v] - admit
  • a sparkling wit [n] - having a quick and clever mind
  • getting out of a relationship [exp] - recently broke up
  • an excursion [n] - a trip
  • fall for [phv] - fall in love with
  • monopolize [v] - take all of something for oneself
  • be bummed [exp] - be depressed
  • the long haul [exp] - a long time / forever
  • class up [phv] - make something more elegant or classy
  • intent on [v] - have a plan to
  • get away with it [exp] - do something bad and not be punished

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

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Oscar Felix Charlotte
  • Oscar and Felix are roommates and friends.
  • Charlotte and Oscar are dating.
  • Felix and Charlotte both love cultural events (opera, plays).
  • Felix and Charlotte have been going to a lot of concerts and plays together recently.

triangle Questions

  1. Why does Charlotte call Felix a "bad boy"?
    He loves ice-cream.
    He brought alcohol into the concert.
    He is on a date with his best friend's girlfriend.

  2. Why does Charlotte leave?
    She feels guilty.
    She has to go to the bathroom.
    She has to get some wine glasses.

  3. What is the relationship between Felix and Charlotte?
    They are friends.
    They are divorced.
    They are dating.

  4. What attractive qualities does Felix think that Charlotte has?
    She is witty.
    She is intelligent.
    She is sexy.
    She is beautiful.

  5. Why does Felix "freak out"?
    He thinks he might be in love with Charlotte.
    He thinks Charlotte is in love with him.
    He lied to Oscar about going to the concert with Charlotte.

  6. At what time is Felix vacuuming?

  7. Why is Oscar surprised that Felix is awake so early?
    He drank a lot last night.
    He was out late last night.
    He usually sleeps late.

  8. Who did Charlotte get tickets for?
    Charlotte and Oscar
    Charlotte and Felix
    Felix and Oscar

  9. How do Oscar's friends describe the relationship between Charlotte and Felix?
    It is cute.
    It is cheating.
    It is weird.

  10. What snack did Oscar bring to the opera?

  11. Why does Oscar say he came to the opera?
    To share common interests with Charlotte.
    Because he is jealous.
    In order to learn about Opera.

  12. What is the name of the opera?

  13. What is it about?
    a love triangle
    a monster
    a murder

  14. What does Felix confess before he runs away?
    He hates opera.
    He is angry at Oscar.
    He likes Charlotte.

triangle Vocabulary Review

Directions: Choose the expression that you think best fits the sentence.

  • Mark (was bummed) for six months after he broke up with his girlfriend.
  • She (fell for) Michael the first time she saw him. They were married two months later.
  • We tried to (sneak in) some snacks to the movie because popcorn is so expensive in that theater.
  • In order to (class up) my apartment, I am going to buy some art to hang on the walls.
  • I love chatting with Kathrine because she has such (a sparkling wit) .
  • Peter is sure no one saw him cheat on the test, but I saw him. He won't (get away with it) .
  • I don't want to break up. I am in this relationship (for the long haul) .
  • I haven't seen Lane for more than two months. His new girlfriend (monopolizes) all of his time.

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These are amazing seats.
That's not all. I thought we could share this.
Sneaking in alcohol? I never knew you were such a bad boy.
I'm wearing cream, aren't I?
I'll go grab us a couple glasses.
You two are such a lovely couple.
Oh, we're not a couple. I don't know why people keep saying that.
You seem so perfect together.
She's actually my roommate's girlfriend. We are enjoying a night out as lovers of the arts, not of each other. In fact, I'm just getting out of a relationship, so I'm not even ready to think about dating.
But if I were, I would have to concede that Charlotte does possess many attractive qualities. She's beautiful, obviously, intelligent with a sparkling wit, and I always look forward to our next excursion. And if I'm being completely honest, I think I might want to spend all of my time with her and she might be the soul mate that I'm looking for and oh, my God, am I falling for my best friend's girl?
Felix! I stole these when the bartender wasn't looking. I know it's wrong, but sometimes you've just got to go for it, right?
To a night of love.
To a night of love.

What the hell? It's 8:00 in the morning!
Just trying to vacuum away the shame. That ... that the rug must feel for being so dirty.
I'm surprised you're up so early. You were out so late with Charlotte.
What? No, we weren't! Out for normal amount of time.
Hey, babe.
Speaking of normal. There's normal Charlotte. My normal friend.
Felix, I had so much fun last night.
Normal amount of fun.
And guess what. Bryn Terfel is in town tonight singing Scarpia in Tosca.
Now you're just saying things.
And I got us two tickets!
Oh, tonight? I don't I don't. Not you, Oscar. For me and Felix.
Oh. Of course.
Tosca is one of your favorites, right?
Of course.
But I feel like I have been monopolizing your time, so...
Not at all. "Please," she asked, having just bought two very expensive tickets?
Great, it's a date!
Not a date!

Hey, it isn't weird that Charlotte likes to go out with Felix all the time, is it?
No, it is.
Definitely weird.
Can you blame her? I'd be bummed if my boyfriend didn't want to do the things I love. Not a good sign if you're in it for the long haul.
But I am in it for the long haul.
Doesn't seem like it.
Sure don't.
You know, part of being in a long-term relationship is acting like you love stuff you don't. Like, "Sure, baby, I'd love to spend Saturday in the Wig District."
Where are you going?
To the opera-singing place!

I didn't get a program. Can I look over your shoulder? Oh, you have an eyelash on your cheek.
Leave it, just leave it.
Hey, opera buddies.
Oscar! What are you doing here?!
Well, I had to see what the opera was all about. Can't let you two have all the fun. And to class up the night, I brought this. Chips. In a tube.
Oscar, I know you hate all this cultural stuff. You don't have to be here.
But I want to be here. What you like, I like. Your thing is my thing. It's Tosca I'm Osca.
That's sweet. But I think when it comes to opera, you either like it or you don't. Right, Felix? Wouldn't you describe it as a feeling in your soul?
Oh, thank God, it's starting.
What's this one about?
Tosca is a tragic love triangle.
Is there any other kind?
It's about a happy couple and an evil man named Scarpia intent on stealing the woman away.
He's a bad, bad, evil man.
Does he get away with it?
No! He doesn't! I've fallen for Charlotte! I didn't mean for it to happen, it just did! Don't look at me! I'm a monster!

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