Learn English with Modern Family

#2. Modern Family Fighting (2)

2.13.2018   [ UPDATED JUN 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 3:56
Accent: American, Colombian
Source: Modern Family [S1 E05]

Claire and Gloria are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ 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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Gloria Jay Phil
Gloria Jay Phil
Claire Luke Manny
Claire Luke Manny
  • Manny and Luke got into a fight at school because Manny said he was Luke's uncle.
  • Claire (Jay's daughter) does not like Gloria (Jay's wife).

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. What did Claire bring to the house?
    an elephant

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. How does Claire make Gloria feel in the family?

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

everyone / come / Jay / house / watch / game

Everyone [has come/comes] to Jay's house (in order) to watch the game.

Sentence 2

while / Phil / try / mediate / problem / between / Luke / Manny / Jay / interrupt / and / tell / them / get / along

While Phil is trying to mediate the problem between Luke and Manny, Jay interrupts and tells them to get along.

Sentence 3

then / Phil / try / get / Claire / Gloria / discuss / issue

Then Phil tries to get Claire and Gloria to discuss their issue.

Sentence 4

Gloria / tell / Claire / she / not / feel / welcome / family

Gloria tells Claire (that) she doesn't feel welcome in the family.

Sentence 5

Claire / claim / she / really / love / have / Gloria / Manny / family

Claire claims (that) she really loves having Gloria and Manny in [the/their] family.

Sentence 6

however / Claire / also / accuse / Gloria / be / too / defensive

However, Claire also accuses Gloria of being too defensive.

Sentence 7

Luke / Manny / come / run / back / kitchen / having / seeming / patch / thing

Luke and Manny come running back into the kitchen, having seemingly patched things up.

Sentence 8

Phil / wonder / aloud / what / they / even / fight / about

Phil wonders aloud what they were even fighting about.

Sentence 9

Manny / make / fun / Luke / have / same / thing / lunch / every / day

Manny made fun of Luke for having the same thing for lunch every day.

Sentence 10

Luke / make / fun / Manny / accent / and / call / mother / coal / digger

Luke made fun of Manny's accent and called his mother a coal digger.

Sentence 11

Phil / unwise / correct / Luke / telling / him / proper / term / gold / digger

Phil unwisely corrects Luke, telling him (that) the proper term is gold digger.

Sentence 12

Gloria / storm / out / room

Gloria storms out of the room.

* storm out = leave in an angry way

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

She means we've seen them two times today.

Clip 2

Okay everybody, the food's in there, the drinks are in there, I'll be in here.

Clip 3

Do you have any feelings you'd like to express?

Clip 4

You can never have too many pies, right?

Clip 5

I'm just going to say it.

Clip 6

I'm going to kill you.

Clip 7

No no no. Don't tell me, tell her.

Clip 8

Gloria, I don't know why you think I don't like you.

Clip 9

We really love having you and Manny in our family.

Clip 10

You don't have to be so defensive.

Clip 11

I bet it seems kind of silly now what you were even fighting about, huh?

Clip 12

I made fun of him because his mom used to dig coal.

Clip 13

That's what my mom told me.

Clip 14

Leaves his sweatshirts at school every day suddenly remembers everything. Thank you.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Which relationship in this family is the strangest for you? Why?
  2. Do you think Gloria is a gold digger? Why do you think she married Jay? Why do you think Jay married Gloria?
  3. How do feel about the expression "gold digger"? Is it offensive? It is usually used to describe women, not men. Why? Is that fair?
  4. Do you think that it is okay (fair) to reject or pursue someone based on money or income? Is/Was money important to you when you are/were looking for a partner?
  5. What age gap do you think is acceptable in a romantic relationship?
  6. How would describe Phil's parenting style and Jay's parenting style? Which do you prefer? Which is most similar to your father's parenting style?
  7. What is the best way for children to patch things up? How about adults?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Phil: How you doing? Hi, beautiful. Good to see you.

Claire: Let me guess. Game's on?

Phil: Just started.

Phil: For you. It's nice to see you, Gloria.

Gloria: Two times today.

Claire: She means we've seen them two times today.

Jay: Everybody, the food's in there, the drinks are in there, I'll be in here.

Phil: Hold on, Jay. I think we should address the elephant in the room. Luke. Manny. Bring it in. Come on. Huddle up. Football. Now, in light of what happened at school today, if you have any feelings you'd like to express, I think this is the proper forum.

Phil: For God's sake. All right, both of you. Now, in this family, do we kick and punch each other, or do we love each other?

Boys: Love each other.

Phil: That's right. I'll be in the den.

Claire: I brought dessert.

Gloria: Ok. Thank you. I make pie, too.

Claire: You can never have too many pies, right?

Phil: Ok. Whoa! Whoa! Everybody, take a deep breath. Let's think about getting real.

Claire: Phil, no.

Gloria: Why "Phil, no"? What is Phil doing?

Phil: I'm just going to say it... there's tension between you two. Bam! It's out there.

Claire: I'm going to kill you.

Gloria: I think he's right. And I think we should talk about it.

Phil: That's what I'm talkin' 'bout... you two talking... 'bout it.

Gloria: Okay, the truth? I sometimes feel like you don't like me.

Phil: Wow! Powerful, powerful stuff. Claire, tell us how that makes you feel.

Claire: Right now, I'm feeling a lot of anger.

Phil: No no no. Don\t tell me, tell her.

Claire: Gloria, Right now I'm really angry at Phil.

Phil: Let's respect the process.

Claire: Gloria, I don't know why you think I don't like you.

Gloria: Well, sometimes when you see me, you make that face.

Claire: What face?

Gloria: Like this.

Claire: I do not make a face like that.

Mitchell: Oh my god! That is so Claire.

Claire: Mitchell!

Phil: See? She does that with everyone. It's just her face.

Gloria: No, it's not just the face. From the beginning, I feel like Manny and I are not welcome in this family.

Claire: That is so crazy!

Gloria: No, it's not so crazy. It's how I feel.

Claire: I am sorry if you feel that way. I really am. Because from the moment I met you, I have tried to make you feel comfortable with us.

Gloria: You think it's all in my head?

Claire: Kind... I don't know. I mean... we really love having you and Manny in our family.

Gloria: Really?

Claire: Really. So... you don't have to be so defensive.

Gloria: I do that, don't I?

Phil: I'm feeling a hug. I was thinking group hug.

Phil: There's our little roustabouts! You look like you patched things up pretty good, huh? We can learn so much from the children. I bet it seems kind of silly now what you were even fighting about, huh?

Luke: I made fun of his accent.

Gloria: What accent?

Manny: I made fun of him for having the same thing for lunch every day.

Luke: I made fun of him because his mom used to dig coal.

Gloria: What?

Manny: He said you were a coal digger.

Phil: Okay, I think we can move on!

Gloria: Who said I was a coal digger?

Luke: That's what my mom told me.

Alex: What's a coal digger?

Phil: Sweetheart. He heard it wrong. It's gold digger.

Hailey: I'm going to have to call you back.

Claire: I really do not think that I remember ever saying that.

Luke: Well, you said it in the car, you said it at Christmas, you said it in the Mexican restaurant...

Claire: Okay, Mr. "Leaves his sweatshirts at school every day" suddenly remembers everything. Thank you.

Gloria: And it was all in my head, huh?

Claire: Listen, Gloria, it was like a year ago before I knew you...

Luke: Nice going. Now my mom and my sister are fighting.