Learn English with Modern Family

#19. Halloween at Work

6.06.2018   [ UPDATED JUL 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 4:13
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family [S2 E09]

Mitchell wears a Spider-Man costume to work for Halloween.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Do me (up). [exp] - zip up, button up, fasten my clothing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ squeaky [adj] - making a high-pitched sound like a mouse or rubber on the floor
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ knock (their) socks off [exp] - impress (them)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a law firm [n] - a company that lawyers work for
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ conservative [adj] - traditional, not relaxed or fun
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dress up [phv] - put on a costume
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ epic [adj] - awesome, great
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bro [n] - friend (brother)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the non-participation guy [exp] - the guy who doesn't participate in activities in the office
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Not on my watch. [exp] - I won't let this happen.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fangs [n] - the long teeth of vampires, wolves, bats, etc.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tool [n] - an idiot
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a douche [n] - an uncool person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dry cleaning [n] - the clothes that you can't wash in a normal washing machine
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get on (s/o) [phv] - criticize or nag (s/o)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ legal [adj] - related to the law
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ major guns [exp] - big strong arms (biceps)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ screwed [adj] - in big trouble
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mess up [phv] - make a mistake
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a trunk [n] - the back part of a car used for storage
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ironic [adj] - unexpected

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Cam from Modern Family Mitchell from Modern Family
Cam Mitchell
  • Cam and Mitchell are a couple.
  • Mitchell is a lawyer.
  • Mitchell recently started working at this law firm.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Mitchell dressed up for Halloween at his previous law firm.

  2. Mitchell's coworkers tell him that people dress up at his current law firm.

  3. Almost everyone at Mitchell's law firm is wearing a costume.

  4. Cam brings a suit to Mitchell.

  5. Mitchell's boss wants to fire the two guys who dressed up.

  6. Mitchell's boss thinks that Mitchell loves guns.

  7. Mitchell's Spider-Man suit is squeaky.

  8. Mitchell goes to the bathroom to wash his suit.

  9. Mitchell has another suit in his car.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión

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.

  • Cam encourages Mitchell to (knock their socks off) .
    → impress his new coworkers
  • Mitchell thinks that Cam is (getting on him) for being lazy.
    → critcizing
  • Mitchell's boss thinks that Mitchell has been hitting the gym because he has big (guns) .
    → arms, biceps
  • Mitchell is worried because he already messed (up) once at work.
    → made a mistake

triangle Sentence Building 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

Cam / help / Mitchell / do / up / Spider-Man / costume

Cam helps Mitchell (to) do up his Spider-Man costume.

Sentence 2

two / Mitchell / coworker / encourage / him / wear / Halloween / costume / to / office

Two of Mitchell's coworkers encourage him to wear a Halloween costume to the office.

Sentence 3a

when / Mitchell / arrive / office / he / realize / almost / no / one / wear / costume

When Mitchell arrives at the office, he realizes (that) almost no one is wearing a costume.

Sentence 3b

when / Mitchell / arrive / office / he / realize / almost / no / one / dress / up

When Mitchell arrives at the office, he realizes (that) almost no one (is/has) dressed up.

Sentence 4

Cam / remind / Mitchell / he / suit / trunk / car / because / he / not / bring / dry / clean

Cam reminds Mitchell (that) he has (some) suits in the trunk of his car because he didn't bring in the dry cleaning.

Sentence 5

Mitchell / walk / office / wear / suit / over / costume

Mitchell walks into the office wearing [a/his] suit over his costume.

Sentence 6

as / Mitchell / walk / bathroom / take / costume / boss / grab / him / and / drag / him / meeting

As Mitchell is walking into the bathroom (in order) to take off [the/his] costume, his boss grabs him and drags him [into/to] a meeting.

Sentence 7

Mitchell / boss / ask / he / can / legal / fire / two / guy / who / wear / costume

Mitchell's boss asks [if/whether] he can legally fire the two guys who are wearing costumes.

Sentence 8

while / Mitchell / try / take / costume / off / he / accident / drop / his / suit / toilet

While Mitchell is trying to take his costume off, he accidentally drops his suit [in/into] the toilet.

Sentence 9

Cam / inspire / Mitchell / climb / down / side / building / like / Spider-Man

Cam inspires Mitchell to climb down the side of the building like Spider-Man.

Sentence 10

while / Mitchell / try / get / car / he / set / off / few / car / alarm

While Mitchell is trying to get into his car, he sets off a few car alarms.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How do you feel about people who dress up for Halloween at work? Does the type of job one has have an effect on your opinion?
  2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume to work? Which one was your best? Your worst?
  3. Did you ever wear a Halloween costume at school? Which one was your best? Your worst?
  4. Mitchell dresses up as Spider-Man. Which superhero would you want to dress up as?
  5. Did people in your country celebrate Halloween 20 years ago? How about now? How is Halloween celebrated?
  6. Halloween is coming soon. How are you going to celebrate?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Mitchell: Okay. All right, do me. Do me, do me, do me.

Mitchell: Cam, I have to say, I feel kinda sexy. Well, squeaky sexy, but...

Cam: You know I'd be enjoying this more if Halloween wasn't such a tough day for me. But I want you to go to work and knock their socks off.

Mitchell: Well, my last job was at a pretty conservative law firm. No one there would ever dress up for Halloween. But apparently, at this new company...

Man 1: Right now, I'm thinking either vampire or werewolf. Every year it's harder to decide.

Mitchell: Wait, wait, wait. I'm sorry. So people really come to work in costumes here?

Man 2: Are you kidding? It's epic, bro.

Man 1: Epic.

Mitchell: I'm already the new guy. I don't want to be the non-participation guy too.

Cam: Not on my watch.

Mitchell: No, no, no. I'm the only one.

Man 1: Have lunch? I'll let you wear my fangs.

Man 3: Look at those tools.

Man 4: Every year. What a couple of douches.

Mitchell: Oh, no.

Cam: Hello?

Mitchell: There are exactly three people in costume here a tool, a douche and me. And I don't have time to go home and change.

Cam: Calm down. Did you bring in the dry cleaning from last night?

Mitchell: re you really getting on me about the dry clean... Oh, I have suits in the trunk.

Cam: Look at that. Yesterday's lazy cures today's crazy.

Mitchell: Yes, thank you. Thank you. Okay.

Boss: Oh, there you are. I need you in the Lampkin meeting. Five minutes.

Mitchell: Okay.

Boss: Okay, hey. First legal question. Can I fire those idiots for no reason? Oh, my gosh. Those are some major guns you got there.

Mitchell: No, no, no, no, no! Okay. No, no. Okay. Okay, focus, Mitchell. Focus, focus.

Cam: Hello?

Mitchell: I'm trapped in a men's room, and all I have on is the Spider-Man suit.

Cam: Hot. Who is this?

Mitchell: Somebody took my shirt, and all the rest of my clothes are all toilety. I'm screwed.

Cam: Why don't you just tell Charlie the truth?

Mitchell: I can't. I already messed up once today, and I can't risk it. I have another suit in my trunk but I can't get to the car without going through the office.

Cam: You know what's ironic? Who could really help you now is Spider-Man.

Mitchell: He's here.

Mitchell: Okay. Okay. Okay. No. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no. Okay. Okay.

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