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The Noisy Dog

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Published: 3.26.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 4:45
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

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


    

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

triangle Vocabulary


  • 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


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

triangle Questions


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

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

  3. The dog has been barking for many weeks.
    True
    False

  4. Jay wants Gloria to complain to the neighbor.
    True
    False

  5. Gloria has met the neighbor many times before.
    True
    False

  6. The man is divorced.
    True
    False

  7. The man will soon be divorced.
    True
    False

  8. The dog belongs to the neighbor's daughter.
    True
    False

  9. The neighbor's wife has been in Europe for three weeks.
    True
    False

  10. His wife is really concerned about the dog.
    True
    False

  11. The neighbor thinks that Jay and Gloria have a pet parrot.
    True
    False

  12. Jay and Gloria have a pet parrot.
    True
    False

  13. The next day, the neighbor's dog has disappeared.
    True
    False

  14. Jay thinks that Gloria killed the dog.
    True
    False

  15. Gloria is a butcher.
    True
    False

  16. Gloria has experience killing animals.
    True
    False

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

  18. Gloria went to church after killing the rat.
    True
    False

  19. Manny and Jay went to the garage to check the shovel for dog blood.
    True
    False

  20. Jay tells Gloria that Manny thinks Gloria killed the dog.
    True
    False

  21. Gloria is angry at Jay because he thinks she killed the dog.
    True
    False

  22. Gloria took the dog to a farm.
    True
    False

  23. She gave the dog to her hairdresser.
    True
    False

  24. The family that Gloria gave the dog to gave Gloria a jar of pickles.
    True
    False


triangle Language Review


Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • 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) .


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Mom, the dog again.
I know, papi. I want to strangle that crazy old thing.
Just ignore it.
It's easy for you to ignore because you have the old-man hearing. But Manny and I, we have the young ears.
I don't get how one dog keeps you awake when you grew up sleeping through cockfights and revolutions.
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!
Yes! That could be annoying.
That's it. I'm going over there.
Gloria, now don't go starting something. Because whenever you do, I'm the one that That she couldn't hear.
Buenos dias. Hi. We haven't formally met. I'm Gloria Pritchett from next door.
Larry Paulson. Yeah, I've seen you. Lucky guy.
Wait a minute, then tell me.
Your dog doesn't stop barking all morning, all night. He wakes my son up, and he needs his sleep.
It's not my dog. It's my soon-to-be ex-wife's. She moved out three weeks ago.
Is she coming back for it?
Not unless it starts crapping money.
You need to do something about the dog.
The dog is old and stupid.
Who are you really mad at, Larry the dog or your wife?
Who the hell is this kid?
There's no need for that.
I'll tell you who he is. His name is Shut Up Your Damn Dog!
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.
Parrot?
What parrot?
Jay! Jay! Jay!
What is he talking about? What parrot?
How the hell do I know?
What do we do now?
Nothing. We did it. He heard us.
He didn't heard nothing. Jay, don't go. Jay! Jay! Jay!

I'm coming!
Where the hell's the dog?
Who is it?
It's our neighbor.
The dog is gone.
Maybe it ran away.
It was chained to a tree.
Maybe your wife took it.
According to my credit card, my wife is in Europe searching for the world's most expensive hotel.
Then what do you want from us?
You come over complaining about the dog. And the next day it's gone? You tell me.
I'll tell
How dare you? You come to our house, you ring our bell many times and you accuse us of taking your dog!
You should go home.
We're not done here.
Yes, we are.
What did you do?
You don't want to know.
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.
What? First you smash it. Then you cut the head off.
It was like nothing to her.
I go to church now.
She left the head out there to send a message to the other rats.

Ah! Don't sneak up on me like that. What are you doing out here?
You got in my head about my mom. Is that the rat shovel?
Yeah.
Are you checking it for signs of dog?
I was going to.
Let's do this quick. If she catches us, we're as dead as that dog probably is.
What are you doing here?
Nothing.
Why are you looking at that shovel? Do you think someone did something with that shovel, Manny?
He thinks you killed the dog!
You little rat.
Don't call me a rat! She kills rats!
You really think that I would kill a dog?
What was I supposed to think?
I don't know. How about I didn't kill a dog?
Just tell me what you did with it.
He's in a better place.
That's what people say when something's dead.
Okay, fine. I took him to a farm where he has plenty of room to run.
That's the second thing people say when something's dead.
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?
Really?
Look. Look how happy they are instead of him being tied to a tree outside with no one to talk to.
Why didn't you just tell me this in the first place?
Ay, like you would be okay with me stealing a dog.
No.
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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