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Child Discipline

Published: 2.16.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 3:39
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

Phil and Claire struggle with the correct way to punish their son Luke.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • the little bitch [exp] - the idiot
  • I didn't mean to. [exp] - It was an accident.
  • Deal with this! [exp] - Solve this problem.
  • follow through [phv] - complete the task that you promise to do
  • show a house [exp] - try to sell a house to someone
  • That works for me. [exp] - I agree. / Okay
  • Soak it. [exp] - Learn from this.
  • freak out [phv] - go crazy
  • be cool [exp] - be calm and easy-going
  • this bad boy [exp] - this awesome thing
  • I do a pretty good (Claire). [exp] - I can talk like (Claire)
  • kind of rough [exp] - a little strict
  • He blew it! [exp] - He made a mistake.

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
Claire Phil Luke Alex
  • Phil (father), Claire (mother), Hailey (daughter), Alex (daughter) and Luke (son) are a family.
  • Phil is a real estate agent.

triangle Questions

  1. Alex (the daughter) shot Luke (the son) with a BB gun.

  2. Phil thinks that Alex's use of bad language is funny.

  3. Claire thinks that Alex's use of bad language is funny.

  4. Claire wants to punish Luke severely.

  5. Phil wants to punish Luke severely.

  6. Phil has to shoot Luke with the BB gun as punishment.

  7. Phil can't punish Luke at 2pm because he has to show a house to someone.

  8. Luke will also miss a birthday party as punishment.

  9. Luke will be punished at 4:15.

  10. Luke is wearing extra underwear.

  11. Phil is smiling while he prepares to shoot Luke.

  12. Haley (the daughter) is angry because Phil is going to shoot Luke.

  13. Phil shoots Luke on purpose.

  14. The gun doesn't seem to work properly.

  15. Phil doesn’t trust Luke with the new bike.

  16. Phil wants Luke to have lots of fun on his new bike.

  17. Luke leaves his bike on the street unlocked.

  18. Phil pretends to talk like his wife.

  19. Phil steals Luke's bike to punish him.

  20. Phil rides Luke’s bicycle home.

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • I bought (this bad boy) for you for your birthday. Do you like it?

  • Don't worry. You can trust Claire. She always (follows through) when she makes a promise.

  • Claire (freaked out) when her daughter came home late again.

  • After Luke shot Alex, Claire wanted Phil to (deal with) the problem.

  • Phil (was kind of rough) on Luke when he realized Luke hadn't locked up his bike.

  • Luke said that he (didn't mean to) shoot Alex with the BB gun.

  • Phil thinks that Luke (blew it) because he left his bike unlocked.

triangle Script

Alex: Mom! Dad!
Claire: What happened?
Alex: Luke just shot me.
Luke: I didn't mean to.
Claire: Are you ok?
Alex: No. The little bitch shot me.
Claire: Language!
Luke: They’re only plastic BBs. It was an accident.
Claire: What did I tell you would happen if we got him a gun? Deal with this.
Phil: Buddy. Uncool.
Claire: That’s it. No no no! The agreement was that if he shoots someone, you shoot him.
Phil: We were serious about that?
Claire: Yes we were. And now you have to follow through.
Luke: I am so sorry.
Claire: Liar! Go!
Phil: He’s got a birthday party.
Alex: What’s more important here, Dad?
Claire: You can shoot him afterwards. He’ll be home at two.
Phil: I can’t shoot him at two. I am showing a house at two.
Alex: What about three?
Claire: No. He’s at a soccer game at three. And then we gotta leave for that dinner thing at five. 4:15. You could shoot him at 4:15.
Phil: Yes. I guess that works for me.
Claire: Shoot Luke.
Phil: Sorry dude. It’s on the calendar.
Luke: Oh come on.

Phil: Buddy. What are you wearing?
Luke: Nothing.
Phil: Uh-un. No jacket. One hat. How many pairs of underwear do you have on?
Luke: One ….. six.
Phil: I want you to know I’m not enjoying this. But this is an important lesson that you are learning. So soak it, keep it.
Luke: You’re too close. It’s gonna hurt.
Phil: It’s supposed to hurt.
Luke: And why are you smiling?
Phil: I’m … what? Oh forget it. I can’t do this. The point is you are scared. I think you’ve learned your lesson.
Luke: Ow! You hit my bone!
Phil: It was an accident!
Luke: I thought you were my friend!
Phil: I am your friend!
Haley: Dad! You have got to talk to mom! She is like completely freaking out and embarrassing me!
Phil: Well honey your mom is not always as cool about things as ….. What is with this thing?

Luke: Dad … this is the coolest bike ever.
Phil: Awesome. So listen buddy. Certain members of this family don’t think you can take care of this bad boy.
Luke: You mean mom?
Phil: Your words, not mine. Look. Your mom and I are a team. And she …. we feel like this is an chance for you to show some responsibility. Don’t make us look like jerks here.
Luke: I won’t.
Phil: Ok. One more rule.
Luke: What?
Phil: Have like three butt loads of fun.
Luke: Thanks Dad.
Phil: Ten minutes after making a promise to me, he leaves his bike unlocked. All I can hear is Claire’s voice in my head. He’s not responsible. You never should have given him a bike. I know. I do a pretty good Claire.
Phil: So I decided to teach him a lesson and let him think his bike was stolen. Now I know that sounds kind of rough, but sometimes it’s a dad’s job to be the tough guy.
Phil: Excuse me. Thank you. On your left. My left. Your right.
Phil: He blew it! He made me look bad. No. He made his mother and I look bad. We are a team. Luke. You in there?
Luke: Hey Dad.
Phil: Hey. Hey buddy.

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