Learn English with Modern Family

#1. Modern Family Fighting (1)

2.09.2018   [ UPDATED JUN 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:26
Accent: American, Colombian
Source: Modern Family [S1 E05]

Improve your English with an ESL listening lesson from Modern Family. Manny and Luke get into a fight at school.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I bet [v] - I think
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a menace [n] - someone who causes many problems
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ knuckle heads [n] - idiots
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ name-calling [exp] - insulting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shove [v] - push
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get the sense [exp] - think
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ work this out [exp] - solve the problem
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ behave [v] - act
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ address [v] - talk about
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a little different [exp] - strange, unusual
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ weird [adj] - strange, unusual
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stuck [adj] - unable to move
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make it a bigger deal [exp] - make a problem bigger
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sweep it under the rug [exp] - not discuss or deal with a problem
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ talk it out [exp] - discuss a problem directly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Whose side are you on? [exp] - Who do you support?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get along [phv] - be friendly with each other
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ aftershave [n] - like a cologne or perfume that men put on their face after they shave
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dresses like a count [phv] - wears clothes like a old 19th century English nobleman (strange fashion)

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Gloria Jay Phil
Gloria Jay Phil
Claire Luke Manny
Claire Luke Manny
  • Claire and Phil are coming to the school because their son got in a fight.
  • All the characters are related to each other in some way.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Why is Phil scared of the "Durkas" kid?
    He is bigger than Phil.
    He made fun of Phil's hair.
    He often picks on Luke.

  2. Who was fighting?
    Luke and Manny
    Gloria and Claire
    Jay and Phil

  3. Whose father is not at the meeting?
    Luke's father
    Claire's father
    Manny's father

  4. Why was Luke angry at Manny?
    Because Manny punched him.
    Because Manny made fun of his mother.
    Because Manny said he was Luke's uncle.

  5. What does the principal say about Manny and Luke?
    They are good kids.
    They fight too much.
    They are immature students.
    One of them is a little different.

  6. Why does Gloria think Luke is weird?
    He gets his head stuck in furniture.
    He wears aftershave (men's perfume).
    He wears strange clothes.
    He has strange hair.

  7. Why does Claire think Manny is weird?
    He gets his head stuck in furniture.
    He wears aftershave (men's perfume).
    He wears strange clothes.
    He has strange hair.

  8. What does Jay want Gloria to do?
    Talk to Claire
    Talk to Luke
    Talk to Manny
    Say nothing

  9. What does Phil want Claire to do?
    Talk to Gloria
    Talk to Luke
    Talk to Manny
    Say nothing

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.

  • What is the relationship between Phil and Claire?
    (husband and wife)

  • What is the relationship between Phil and Jay?
    (father-in-law and son-in-law)

  • What is the relationship between Jay and Claire?
    (father and daughter)

  • What is the relationship between Jay and Gloria?
    (husband and wife)

  • What is the relationship between Jay and Luke?
    (grandfather and grandson)

  • What is the relationship between Jay and Manny?
    (stepfather and stepson)

  • What is the relationship between Phil and Luke?
    (father and son)

  • What is the relationship between Gloria and Claire?
    (stepmother and stepdaughter)

  • What is the relationship between Claire and Luke?
    (mother and son)

  • What is the relationship between Claire and Manny?
    (stepsister and stepbrother)

  • What is the relationship between Luke and Manny?
    (uncle and nephew)

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

as / Phil / Claire / walk / principal / office / they / surprise / see / Gloria / Jay

As Phil and Claire walk into the principal's office, they are surprised to see Gloria and Jay.

Sentence 2

they / called / principal / office / because / Luke / Manny / fight

They were called [to/into] the principal's office because Luke and Manny were fighting.

Sentence 3

Luke / sit / Manny / chest / because / Manny / call / Luke / nephew

Luke [sat/was sitting] on Manny's chest because Manny called Luke his nephew.

Sentence 4

when / principal / realize / everyone / relate / somehow / he / ask / them / work / it / home

When the principal realizes (that) everyone is related somehow, he asks them to work it out at home.

Sentence 5

when / principal / say / one / boy / little / different / Gloria / Claire / both / agree

When the principal says (that) one of the boys is a little different, Gloria and Claire both agree.

Sentence 6

Claire / think / Manny / special / one / because / he / wear / aftershave / and / dress / count

Claire thinks (that) Manny is the special one because he wears aftershave and dresses like a count.

Sentence 7

Gloria / think / Luke / special / one / because / he / get / head / stuck / furniture

Gloria thinks (that) Luke is the special one because he gets his head stuck in the furniture.

Sentence 8

Phil / think / it / will / good / Luke / Manny / spend / time / together

Phil thinks (that) it will be good for Luke and Manny to spend (some/more) time together.

Sentence 9

Gloria / think / Claire / not / like / her / and / want / find / why

Gloria thinks (that) Claire doesn't like her(,) and (she) wants to find out why.

Sentence 10

Phil / want / Claire / Gloria / talk / out

Phil wants Claire and Gloria to talk it out.

Sentence 11

Jay / want / Gloria / Claire / sweep / it / under / rug / and / forget / it

Jay wants Gloria and Claire to sweep it under the rug and forget (about) it.

Sentence 12

Jay / in / difficult / spot / because / Gloria / wife / and / Claire / daughter

Jay is in a difficult spot because Gloria is his wife and Claire is his daughter.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

He probably jumped on Luke, and Luke just fought back.

Clip 2

What are you doing here?

Clip 3

(It) Could have been worse.

Clip 4

I'm getting the sense that you're all related.

Clip 5

So it's probably best if you work this out at home so the boys can go back to class.

Clip 6

It's just tough when one kid is a little different.

Clip 7

What's weird is that her kid wears aftershave and dresses like a count.

Clip 8

Just sweep it under the rug.

Clip 9

I think you two need to talk it out.

Clip 10

She's the one with the problem, not me.

Clip 11

I just hate it when my two girls aren't getting along.

Clip 12

How exactly is she your girl?

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Luke was angry because Manny said Luke was his nephew. Do you think Manny is being rude or disrespectful to Luke? Do you think Luke is overreacting? Why?
  2. Why does Gloria say that Luke is "different"? Why does Claire say that Manny is "different"?
  3. Based on this video (or hopefully your knowledge of Modern Family in general), who do you think is weirder - Luke or Manny? Why?
  4. Phil and Jay give their wives opposite advice. What advice do they give, and what do we learn about their characters from the advice that they give?
  5. Did you ever get in any fights in school? What were you fighting about? Did you win or lose? How were you punished?
  6. Were you a troublemaker in school? Did your parents ever get called in to school to talk to the principal?
  7. How did you dress in middle and high school? What was your style? Were you fashionable?
  8. When did you start wearing aftershave, cologne, or perfume? What is the difference between aftershave, cologne, or perfume?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Claire: I bet it was that Durkas kid.

Phil: I hate that kid.

Claire: He probably jumped on Luke and Luke just fought back. The kid's a menace.

Phil: He made fun of my hair once.

Claire: Shh. The parents are probably in there.

Phil: I slept on it funny. Like that never happened to him?

Claire: What are you doing here?

Jay: These two knuckleheads were fighting.

Claire: What?!

Phil: Could have been worse. I was not ready to face Durkas today.

Claire: So, what happened?

Principal: Well. Apparently, there was some name-calling and shoving on the playground. By the time a teacher separated them, Luke was sitting on Manny's chest.

Jay: Luke, that's not like you.

Principal: Wait a minute. You're Luke's father?

Jay: Grandfather.

Principal: So Manny's father is...

Gloria: Javier. Crazy guy. That's where he gets his fire.

Principal: Okay, you're...

Claire: He's our son.

Jay: And my grandson.

Claire: I'm his daughter.

Principal: So, you're...

Manny: His uncle.

Luke: Stop saying that, or I'll sit on your chest again!

Claire: Wait a second. Is that what this was all about?

Luke: He keeps calling me his nephew.

Manny: You are my nephew!

Luke: Shut up!

Principal: I'm getting the sense that you're all related... somehow. It's best if you work this out at home so the boys can go back to class, okay? But we're not happy about this, boys. This is not how mature young men behave. Here's your note for Miss Passwater.

Principal: Look. I wouldn't worry. They're good kids. It's just tough when one kid's a little different.

Gloria: Yes.

Claire: Yes.

Claire: You heard how she said that, right? "Yes." She thought Luke was the weird one. Luke.

Gloria: Her kid gets his head stuck in the furniture, and Manny is the different one.

Claire: I will tell you what's weird. Our son is not weird. What's weird is that her kid wears aftershave and dresses like a count.

Gloria: I think we should cancel with them for the barbecue.

Phil: If we cancel, it'll just make this a bigger deal than it is. It'll be good for Luke and Manny to spend some time. Might be good for you and Gloria too.

Claire: Why?

Gloria: She's always had a problem with me. I think I'm going to find out what it is.

Jay: That's the worst thing you could do. Just sweep it under the rug.

Gloria: I'm not a sweeper.

Jay: Trust me on this.

Phil: I think you two need to talk it out.

Claire: I don't have anything to say to her. She's the one with the problem, not me.

Gloria: Whose side are you on?

Jay: She's my daughter. You're my wife. Let's remember what's important here. There's a football game on.

Phil: I just hate it when my two girls aren't getting along.

Claire: How exactly is she your girl?

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