Learn English with Modern Family

#7. The Noisy Dog

3.26.2018   [ UPDATED JUL 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 4:45
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family [S1 E05]

Jay and Manny are worried about how Gloria may have solved the problem with the neighbor's noisy dog.


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 don't get (something) [exp] - I don't understand (something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ strangle [v] - kill by squeezing the neck
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cock fight [n] - two rooster fighting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ screwing his brain [exp] - hurting his brain
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ buenos dias [exp] - good day (in Spanish)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bark [v] - the sound a dog makes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ crap [n] - poop
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ironic [adj] - happening in the opposite way to what is expected
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ obnoxious [adj] - loud and rude
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ squawk [v] - the loud sound of a bird (or a woman)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run away [phv] - leave home and never come back
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chained to a tree [exp] - attached to a tree with a chain
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ accuse [v] - say that someone did something wrong
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ butchers [n] - people who cut and sell meat in a shop
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ smash [v] - violently break into pieces
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sneak up on (someone) [phv] - approach someone in a quiet and secret way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get in (someone's) head [exp] - make someone think about something continuously
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ You rat! [exp] - a person who cannot be trusted

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Manny Gloria Jay
Manny Gloria Jay
  • Gloria and Jay are married.
  • Gloria is Manny's mother.
  • Jay is Manny's stepfather.
  • Gloria is from Colombia.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Manny can't sleep because he is having nightmares.

  2. Gloria thinks that Jay has poor hearing because he is old.

  3. Jay wants Gloria to talk to the neighbor.

  4. Gloria has talked to the neighbor many times before.

  5. The man is divorced.

  6. The neighbor's wife has been in Europe for three weeks.

  7. The neighbor complains about Gloria's and Jay's loud parrot.

  8. Jay and Gloria have a pet parrot.

  9. Jay thinks that Gloria killed the dog.

  10. One time, Gloria killed a rat and left the head outside to scare away other rats.

  11. Manny and Jay are in the garage to check the shovel for dog blood.

  12. Gloria took the dog to a butcher.

  13. She gave the dog to her hairdresser.

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.

  • Gloria wants to (strangle) the dog because it won't stop barking.

  • The neighbor (accuses) Jay and Gloria of stealing the dog.

  • When Gloria is yelling at Jay, it sounds like a bird (squawking) .

  • Jay suggests that the dog might have (run away) .

  • Gloria isn't afraid of killing animals because her family were (butchers) .

  • When Gloria was growing up in Colombia, she saw many (cock fights) .

  • Jay was angry that Manny told Gloria the truth, so he called Manny a (rat) .

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

Manny / Gloria / not / sleep / because / neighbor / dog / keep / bark

Manny and Gloria can't sleep because the neighbor's dog keeps (on) barking.

Sentence 2

Gloria / go / over / neighbor / house / confront / him / dog

Gloria goes over to the neighbor's house to confront him about [the/his] dog.

Sentence 3

dog / belong / Larry / soon-to-be / ex-wife

The dog belongs to Larry's soon-to-be ex-wife.

Sentence 4

Larry / point / he / never / once / complain / their / obnoxious / parrot / that / always / squawk

Larry points out (that) he has never once complained about their obnoxious parrot that is always squawking.

Sentence 5

next / morning / Larry / come / house / and / accuse / them / steal / dog

The next morning, Larry comes to their house and accuses them of stealing [the/his] dog.

Sentence 6

after / Jay / deny / take / dog / he / ask / Gloria / what / she / do

After Jay denies taking the dog, he asks Gloria what she did.

Sentence 7

Gloria / grandfather / uncle / butcher / so / she / always / have / certain / comfort / level / kill

Gloria's grandfather and uncles were butchers, so she has always had a certain comfort level with killing.

Sentence 8

Gloria / once / kill / rat / shovel / and / then / leave / head / send / message / other / rat

Gloria once killed a rat with a shovel and then left the head to send a message to the other rats.

Sentence 9

Manny / Phil / go / out / garage / check / rat / shovel / sign / dog

Manny and Phil go out to the garage [to/and] check the rat shovel for signs of dog.

Sentence 10

Gloria / walk / garage / and / ask / them / what / they / do

Gloria walks into the garage and asks them what they are doing.

Sentence 11

Gloria / give / dog / hairdresser / brother / who / live / out / country / and / have / three / kid

Gloria gave the dog to her hairdresser's brother, who lives out in the country and has three kids.

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

Manny hasn't been able to sleep in weeks.

Clip 2

It's not my dog. It's my soon-to-be ex-wife's.

Clip 3

Is she coming back for it?

Clip 4

Well, you need to do something about the dog.

Clip 5

Who the hell is this kid?

Clip 6

Where the hell is the dog?

Clip 7

According to my credit card, my wife is in Europe searching for the world's most expensive hotel.

Clip 8

You come over complaining about the dog, and the next day it's gone? You tell me.

Clip 9

Gloria's grandfather and uncles were butchers, so she's always had a certain comfort level when it comes to killing.

Clip 10

She left the head out there to send a message to the other rats.

Clip 11

What are you doing out here?

Clip 12

Are you checking it for signs of dog?

Clip 13

Well, let's do this quick.

Clip 14

Do you think someone did something with that shovel, Manny?

Clip 15

Well, what was I supposed to think?

Clip 16

Just tell me what you did with it.

Clip 17

That's what people say when something's dead.

Clip 18

Why didn't you just tell me this in the first place?

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What was Gloria's solution to the noisy dog problem? How do you feel about it? Did she do something wrong?
  2. The dog belongs to the man's soon-to-be-ex-wife. How do you think he will react if he finds out the truth (that Gloria stole the dog)? How do you think she (the soon-to-be-ex-wife) will react?
  3. How would you deal with a neighbor with a noisy dog?
  4. Have you ever been in a similar situation? What did you do?
  5. What kind of animal makes the best pet? Why?
  6. What is your favorite breed of dog? Why?
  7. Have you ever had to kill an animal (like a rat or mouse)? A large insect? A fish? How did you feel?
  8. Modern Family often uses stereotypes about Colombia and Latin America for humor. Do you think these types of jokes are funny? Offensive? Harmless? Insensitive? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Manny: Mom, the dog again.

Gloria: I know, papi. I want to strangle that crazy old thing.

Phil: Just ignore it.

Gloria: It's easy for you to ignore because you have the old-man hearing. But Manny and I, we have the young ears.

Phil: I don't get how one dog keeps you awake when you grew up sleeping through cockfights and revolutions.

Gloria: Very funny, Jay. Manny hasn't been able to sleep in weeks. It's screwing his brain for school, and it doesn't stop. It's goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on!

Phil: Yes! That could be annoying.

Gloria: That's it. I'm going over there.

Phil: Gloria, now don't go starting something. Because whenever you do, I'm the one that That she couldn't hear.

Gloria: Buenos dias. Hi. We haven't formally met. I'm Gloria Pritchett from next door.

Larry: Larry Paulson. Yeah, I've seen you. Lucky guy.

Phil: Wait a minute, then tell me.

Gloria: Your dog doesn't stop barking all morning, all night. He wakes my son up, and he needs his sleep.

Larry: It's not my dog. It's my soon-to-be ex-wife's. She moved out three weeks ago.

Phil: Is she coming back for it?

Larry: Not unless it starts crapping money.

Gloria: Well, you need to do something about the dog.

Larry: The dog is old and stupid.

Manny: Who are you really mad at, Larry the dog or your wife?

Larry: Who the hell is this kid?

Phil: There's no need for that.

Gloria: I'll tell you who he is. His name is Shut Up Your Damn Dog!

Larry: You know what's ironic? You come over here complaining and I have never once said a word about that obnoxious parrot of yours that's always squawking.

Phil: Parrot?

Gloria: What parrot?

Gloria: Jay! Jay! Jay!

Gloria: What is he talking about? What parrot?

Phil: How the hell do I know?

Gloria: What do we do now?

Phil: Nothing. We did it. He heard us.

Gloria: He didn't hear nothing. Jay, don't go. Jay! Jay! Jay!

Phil: I'm coming!

Larry: Where the hell's the dog?

Gloria: Who is it?

Phil: It's our neighbor.

Larry: The dog is gone.

Phil: Maybe it ran away.

Gloria: Maybe your wife took it.

Larry: According to my credit card, my wife is in Europe searching for the world's most expensive hotel.

Phil: Then what do you want from us?

Larry: You come over complaining about the dog. And the next day it's gone? You tell me.

Phil: I'll tell...

Gloria: How dare you? You come to our house, you ring our bell many times and you accuse us of taking your dog!

Phil: You should go home.

Larry: We're not done here.

Phil: Yes, we are.

Phil: What did you do?

Gloria: You don't want to know.

Phil: Gloria's grandfather and uncles were butchers, so she's always had a certain comfort level when it comes to killing. One time, we had this rat.

Gloria: What? First you smash it. Then you cut the head off.

Phil: It was like nothing to her.

Gloria: I go to church now.

Phil: She left the head out there to send a message to the other rats.

Manny: Hey!

Phil: Ah! Don't sneak up on me like that. What are you doing out here?

Manny: You got in my head about my mom. Is that the rat shovel?

Phil: Yeah.

Manny: Are you checking it for signs of dog?

Phil: I was going to.

Manny: Let's do this quick. If she catches us, we're as dead as that dog probably is.

Gloria: What are you doing here?

Phil: Nothing.

Gloria: Why are you looking at that shovel? Do you think someone did something with that shovel, Manny?

Manny: He thinks you killed the dog!

Phil: You little rat.

Manny: Don't call me a rat! She kills rats!

Gloria: You really think that I would kill a dog?

Phil: What was I supposed to think?

Gloria: I don't know. How about I didn't kill a dog?

Phil: Just tell me what you did with it.

Gloria: He's in a better place.

Phil: That's what people say when something's dead.

Gloria: Okay, fine. I took him to a farm where he has plenty of room to run.

Phil: That's the second thing people say when something's dead.

Gloria: My hairdresser's brother has three kids. They live in the country. They were so happy to have the dog that they gave me a jar of pickles. Is that also what they say when something is dead?

Phil: Really?

Gloria: Look. Look how happy they are instead of him being tied to a tree outside with no one to talk to.

Phil: Why didn't you just tell me this in the first place?

Gloria: Ay, like you would be okay with me stealing a dog.

Phil: No.

Gloria: Exactly. That's why I didn't tell you. Now the dog is happy, Manny can sleep, and we have pickles.

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