#1. Modern Family Fighting

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Published: 2.09.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 5:41
Accent: American, Colombian
Source: Modern Family [S1 E01]

Manny and Luke get into a fight at school. Then Claire and Gloria deal with their own family tension.


    

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  • showing a house [exp] - trying to sell a house (as a real estate agent)
  • 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
  • the elephant in the room [exp] - a big problem that everyone knows about but no one wants to talk about
  • bring it in [phv] - come here
  • huddle up [phv] - stand together
  • tension [n] - anger and discomfort
  • It's out there! [exp] - The secret is revealed.
  • That is so Claire! [exp] - That looks exactly like Claire!
  • defensive [adj] - sensitive
  • roustabouts [n] - kids
  • patch (things) up [phv] - fix (things)
  • make fun of [exp] - tease
  • a gold digger [exp] - a woman who marries a man for money

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


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Gloria Jay Phil
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Claire Luke Manny
  • All the characters are related to each other in some way.

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  1. Why does Claire have to go to the school?
    She is taking a class.
    Luke got into a fight.
    She wants to look at a house.

  2. Where is Phil when Claire calls him?
    He is at school.
    He is at work.
    He is playing golf.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Why did they come to Jay's house?
    To talk about the fight.
    To study together.
    To watch a football game on TV.

  8. What is the "elephant in the room"?
    Manny and Luke had a fight.
    Phil is attracted to Gloria.
    Jay is much older than Gloria.

  9. How does Phil want to fix the problem between Luke and Manny?
    He wants to give them a short lecture.
    He wants to make them talk to each other.
    He wants to punish both of them.

  10. How does Jay want to fix the problem between Luke and Manny?
    He wants to give them a short lecture.
    He wants to make them talk to each other.
    He wants to punish both of them.

  11. What did Claire bring to the house?
    an elephant
    jewelry
    dessert

  12. Why does Phil want Claire and Gloria to talk to each other?
    There is tension between Claire and Gloria.
    Luke and Manny were fighting at school.
    They both made dessert.

  13. Why does Gloria think that Claire doesn't like her?
    Because Luke fights with Manny.
    Because Phil is always unfriendly.
    Because she makes an unfriendly face when she looks at Gloria.

  14. How does Claire make Gloria feel in the family?
    Loved
    Unwelcome
    Poor

  15. What does Claire want Gloria to do?
    Stop being so defensive.
    Stop coming to their house.
    Stop talking with a strange accent.

  16. Why did Luke make fun of Manny?
    He has the same thing for lunch every day.
    He talks with a strange accent.
    He is from another country.

  17. Why did Manny make fun of Luke?
    He has the same thing for lunch every day.
    He talks with a strange accent.
    He is from another country.

  18. What does Luke think that Claire called Gloria?
    a gold digger
    a coal digger
    a foreigner

  19. What did Claire actually call Gloria?
    a gold digger
    a coal digger
    a foreigner

  20. Why did Claire call her that?
    Gloria married her father.
    Gloria is from Colombia.
    Gloria has a strange accent.

  21. Where did Claire call her that?
    at a Mexican restaurant
    in the car
    at school
    at Jay's and Gloria's wedding


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