#9. The Opposite

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Published: 6.27.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 4:36
Accent: American
Source: Seinfeld [S5 E22]

George's life is not going well, so he decides to do the opposite of his first thought in every situation.


    

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  • turn out [phv] - happen
  • promise [n] - potential
  • personable [adj] - friendly
  • bright [adj] - smart
  • perceptive [adj] - able to notice small details
  • an instinct [n] - a feeling
  • intimidated [adj] - scared
  • work out [phv] - happen successfully
  • rye (bread) [n] - a dark wheat bread
  • superficialities [n] - focus on appearance or things that are not important
  • cut (someone) off [phv] - move in front of another car suddenly while driving
  • Take it easy! [exp] - Relax!
  • It's not the end of the world [exp] - It is not very important.
  • tongue action [exp] - kissing
  • shut your traps [exp] - shut your mouths
  • take it outside [exp] - go outside and fight
  • kidding [exp] - not serious
  • come up [phy] - come (up) to my apartment

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


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George Jerry Elaine
  • George, Jerry and Elaine are friends who all live in New York City.
  • George and Jerry went to high school together.
  • George has not had a job for a long time.

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  1. George is planning to go to the beach.
    True
    False

  2. George is happy with his life.
    True
    False

  3. Elaine thinks that George is very smart.
    True
    False

  4. Geroge thinks he always makes the wrong decision.
    True
    False

  5. George orders the same lunch that he always orders.
    True
    False

  6. Jerry thinks that tuna is the opposite of salmon.
    True
    False

  7. Elaine encourages George to talk to the woman that looked at him.
    True
    False

  8. George lives with his parents.
    True
    False

  9. Jerry encourages George to do the opposite of what he normally does.
    True
    False

  10. The woman ordered the same lunch as George.
    True
    False

  11. George lies to the woman about his job and his life.
    True
    False

  12. George would normally lie to the woman about his job and his life.
    True
    False

  13. George tells the woman that he is very concerned about his appearance.
    True
    False

  14. George gets very angry when someone cuts him off while he is driving.
    True
    False

  15. George would normally get very angry when someone cuts him off while he is driving.
    True
    False

  16. The woman suggests moving to another seat in the movie theater.
    True
    False

  17. George tells the two men in the theater to shut up.
    True
    False

  18. George would normally tell two loud men in a theater to shut up.
    True
    False

  19. The woman invites George to come up to her apartment.
    True
    False

  20. George comes up to the woman's apartment.
    True
    False


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