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No Internet Contest (2)

Published: 4.25.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 3:16
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

Part 2: The Dunphy family have a contest to see who can last the longest without using the Internet.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • reservations [n] - part of airline company
  • had sworn off [v] - promised to stop doing something
  • domestic [adj] - a flight within the country
  • deal with [exp] - try to solve
  • bring it [exp] - try to beat me
  • Brady [n] - a football player (American football)
  • a roster [n] - a list of people on one team
  • Don't you even dream of it. [exp] - DON'T do it.
  • crack [v] - break, start to feel weak
  • Busted! [exp] - We caught you!
  • outlast [v] - continue longer
  • dump [v] - take him off my roster
  • This sucks! [exp] - I don't like this.
  • Amish [n] - a group of people who don't use technology
  • put one over on us [exp] - fool us, trick us
  • break it to you [exp] - give the bad news
  • carve [v] - cut with a knife to make a shape of design
  • Holy crap. [exp] - Unbelievable.
  • Shawshanked [exp] - tricked (like in Shawshank Redemption)
  • take that away from you [exp] - it's something you will always remember
  • outraged [adj] - very angry
  • in hindsight [exp] - the ability to understand something after it has happened
  • utter nonsense [exp] - complete stupidity

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture
Claire Phil Haley
  • They are having a contest to see who can avoid using their smartphone or the Internet the longest.
  • Alex and Luke have already lost. Claire, Phil and Haley remain in the competition.
  • If Haley wins, her parents have promised to buy her a car.

triangle Questions

  1. Claire is trying to book an airplane ticket.

  2. Using the phone to book the ticket is easy for Claire.

  3. Claire logs on to the Internet to book the tickets.

  4. Only Phil notices that Claire is using the Internet.

  5. Phil is reading about sports in the newspaper.

  6. Phil wants to go to the bathroom to change his fantasy football roster.

  7. Phil paid a lot of money to enter the fantasy football league.

  8. Claire and Phil think Haley is talking on her smartphone in her bedroom.

  9. Phil thinks he has won the contest.

  10. Phil immediately logs on to the Internet to check his airplane tickets.

  11. Haley has actually been talking on her smartphone.

  12. Phil has actually won the contest.

  13. Haley thinks her parents will buy her a car.

  14. Haley's parents are going to buy her car.

  15. Haley has been using a bar of soap as a phone for a week.

  16. Claire and Phil give Haley a good reason for not buying her a car.

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • The whole Dunphy family have (sworn off) using the Internet.
  • Phil thinks that Haley will (crack) and start using the Internet before he does.
  • Haley wins the contest by (putting one over on) her parents.
  • Claire and Phil think that they have (busted) Haley when they walk into her bedroom.

triangle Script

The contest was hard.
Even though we had sworn off the Internet, the rest of the world hadn't.
Orlando. Domestic. Representative. Representative! Representative! Representative!
You've got mail.
Really, Claire?
You don't understand. I was trying to deal with our plane tickets to visit your family.
Please stop. You're just embarrassing yourself.
Well, it looks like it's just you and me, old man.
Bring it.

It's been a while since I read an actual newspaper. Miss that sound. No, no, no, no!
What is it?
Brady's injured. No! He's my whole team. I have to change my roster.
Honey, if you can't do it over the phone, you can't do it. Because we're not buying Haley a car.
Well Well, I'm just gonna go to the bathroom.
Phil Dunphy, don't you even dream of it.
Claire, all my friends are in that league. I'm gonna look like an idiot.
So what?
So I paid a huge entrance fee.
How huge?
Not huge. Tiny. Oh, my goodness. How is she not cracking up there? Listen to her.
Phil, She's alone.
She's alone!
Oh, my God.
I know. You should see her pants. I'll text it to you. Oh, wait. Okay, hold on. I'll send it.
Ha! Ah, ha, ha!
Aha! Busted!
Sophie, I have to call you back.
I knew it! I knew you couldn't do it. I told you I'd outlast them.
This sucks.
What's going on?
I'll tell you what's going on. I win. Nobody gets a car, I dump Tom Brady and our long Amish nightmare is over.
I can't believe you thought you were gonna put one over on us.
I can't believe that he's actually already on the Internet.
Believe it, girl.
So you're actually online right now?
Well, then I hate to break it to you, daddy but you lose.
This isn't my phone. I carved it out of a bar of soap and colored it in with a marker.
Phil, she carved a telephone out of a bar of soap.
I can't believe that I'm getting a car!
Holy crap. We've been Shawshanked.

So, what are you saying?
You're not getting a car.
But I won.
Yes, but we never thought you would.
So congratulations on your victory. Nobody can ever take that away from you.
So true.
But I spent two days in my room, talking to a bar of soap. It's not fair.
It's totally not fair.
We're outraged.
Bad parenting.
But we had a deal.
Which, in hindsight, was utter nonsense.

No Internet Contest (1)