Learn English with Seinfeld

#3. The Fix Up

Published: 8.05.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 5:25
Accent: American

Jerry and Elaine try to fix up George and Cynthia on a date.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Federal Reserve [n] - a government department
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ brush on (something)[phv] - talk about (something) briefly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be in rare form [exp] - be very funny
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fix (somebody) up [phv] - match (someone) for a date
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ would kill for (something) [exp] - really want (something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pluck [v] - pull out an individual hair
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ naturally [exp] - of course
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ work out [phv] - be successful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ out of the question [exp] - NO!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ one step away [exp] - almost
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ personal ads [v] - posting a dating profile in a newspaper or on a website
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ go down that road [exp] - deal with that problem
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take (someone) out [phv] - go on a date with (someone)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hesitate [v] - wait for a moment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ What does he do? [exp] - What is his job?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ poison (someone) [v] - using a chemical to kill someone or make someone sick
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nuts [adj] - crazy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stocky [adj] - big and strong (kind of fat)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bald [adj] - having no hair
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ balding [adj] - losing hair
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ lustrous [adj] - shiny

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture picture
Jerry Elaine George Cynthia
  • Jerry and Elaine used to date, but now they are friends.
  • George is one of Jerry's best friends.
  • Cynthia is one of Elaine's best friends.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. What did Jerry do last night?
    He went on a date with a girl.
    He met his friend George.
    He went to a movie.

  2. What did Elaine do last night?
    She went on a date with a guy.
    She met her friend Cynthia.
    She went to a movie.

  3. What is George's problem?
    He doesn't like his girlfriend.
    He still lives with his parents.
    He can't meet a good girl.

  4. What is Cynthia's problem?
    Her boyfriend is cheating on her.
    She wants to get divorced.
    She can't meet a good guy.

  5. Does Jerry think Cynthia is too good for George?

  6. Why did Elaine used to date Jerry?
    Her standards were low.
    She was in love with him.
    He is rich.

  7. What does Jerry not like about Cynthia?
    Her hair is too thick.
    She is ugly.
    She has strange eyebrows.

  8. What does Elaine think is one of Cynthia's best features?
    Her personality
    Her eyebrows
    Her body

  9. How does Jerry describe George?

  10. What do Jerry and Elaine plan to do after the date between George and Cynthia?
    Meet for coffee and talk about the date.
    Share everything they hear about the date with each other
    Go to the restaurant and watch the date between George and Cynthia.

  11. Does Jerry think the date between George and Cynthia will be successful?

  12. What is the first thing that George wants to know about Cynthia?
    Her job
    Her personality
    Her appearance

  13. What is the first thing that Cynthia wants to know about George?
    His job
    His personality
    His appearance

  14. Why did George get fired?
    He was always late.
    He was bad at his job.
    He tried to poison his boss.

  15. How does Elaine describe George?

  16. What is very important to George?
    A girl's hair
    A girl's body
    A girl's eyebrows

  17. Has George ever been married?

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 oração.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Jerry wants to (fix up) George with Cynthia.
  • While they were talking, George and Jerry (brushed on) politics, but they mainly talked about dating.
  • George agrees to (take Cynthia out) on a date.
  • Elaine and Jerry don't think the date between Cynthia and George will (work out) because they are so different from each other.
  • Elaine doesn't want to call George fat, so she says he is (stocky) .
  • Elaine is jealous of Cynthia's long (lustrous) hair.
  • Elaine says that George isn't completely (bald) because he still has some hair.
  • However, Elaine agrees that George is (balding) because he is losing his hair quickly.
  • George didn't like his boss, so he tried to (posion) him.
  • A lot of women (pluck) their eyebrows hair by hair.
  • Before Jerry says that Cynthia is beautiful, Jerry (hesitates) , so George doesn't trust him.
  • Elaine thinks that most women would (kill) for Cynthia's eyebrows because they are so beautiful.

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

So what did you do last night?

Clip 2

She has really given up.

Clip 3

What, you don't think she is beautiful?

Clip 4

You know what your problem is? Your standards are too high.

Clip 5

Well let me tell you something about George.

Clip 6

Wait a minute. They are going to be telling us how their dates went.

Clip 7

What if it worked out?

Clip 8

What does she look like?

Clip 9

First of all, what does he do?

Clip 10

He is not bald. He is balding.

Clip 11

Thick lustrous hair is very important to me.

Clip 12

Yeah, that is right.

Clip 13

Has he ever been married?

Clip 14

He didn't really try to poison his boss?

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Do you think George and Cynthia are a good match? Why?
  2. Is George too good for Cynthia? (Is George out of her league?) Why?
  3. Is Cynthia too good for George? (Is Cynthia out of his league?) Why?
  4. What do you think will happen on the date?
  5. What do men usually focus on when they choose a mate (face, body, personality, intelligence, humor,job?)
  6. What do women usually focus on when they choose a mate (face, body, personality, intelligence, humor, job?)
  7. What do you usually focus on when you choose a mate (face, body, personality, intelligence, humor, job?)
  8. Have you ever fixed up a friend? How did it go? Was it successful?
  9. Has your friend ever fixed you up? How did it go? Was it successful?
  10. Have you ever wanted to poison your boss? For what job? Why? How about some other less serious revenge?
  11. Jerry and Elaine used to date, and now they are good friends. Do you think it’s good to remain friends with your ex? Why or why not?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Elaine: So what'd you do last night?

Jerry: Went out with George, you?

Elaine: Went out with Cynthia.

Jerry: How was it? What'd you talk about?

Elaine: Well, you know, the usual; The Federal Reserve, the rainforest. What about you?

Jerry: We brushed on that. Actually, George was in rare form. He just can't find anybody.

Elaine: I know, Cynthia too. She's really given up.

Jerry: George too.

Jerry and Elaine (together): Yeah, right.

Jerry: I've never fixed anybody up.

Elaine: Uh, me neither and I am not about to start with George.

Jerry: Well why wouldn't you start with George? You think she's too good for George?

Elaine: I didn't say 'too good', did I say 'too good'?

Jerry: Well you implied it.

Elaine: I didn't say it.

Jerry: Because if you think she's too good for George, you are dead wrong. Dead wrong. Who is she?

Elaine: Who is he?

Jerry: He's George!

Elaine: She's Cynthia!

Jerry: So what?

Elaine: What, you don't think she's beautiful?

Jerry: I don't know, what's with the eyebrows?

Elaine: You know what your problem is? Your standards are too high.

Jerry: I went out with you.

Elaine: That's because my standards are too low. And by the way, you know, women kill for eyebrows like that. Do you know that? I mean women pluck their real eyebrows out of their head, one by one, until they're bald, Jerry. Bald above the eyes! And then they paint in these eyebrows to look like that.

Jerry: Well let me tell you something about George. He is fast. He can run like the wind. And he's strong. I've seen him lift a hundred pounds over his head without even knowing it.

Elaine: He can really do that?

Jerry: Come on, let's do it, I think they'll really get along.

Elaine: What, are you into this?

Jerry: Yeah, come on, it's a good match.

Elaine: No, wait a minute, wait a minute. They're gonna be telling us how their dates went. Are we gonna share that information?

Jerry: Naturally.

Elaine: Well, wait a minute, we're gonna tell each other everything, I mean every secret?

Jerry: Everything.

Elaine: What if it worked out?

Jerry: Yeah right.

George: Out of the question. Out of the question!

Jerry: Why?

George: No! I'm not gonna do that! That's one step away from personal ads! And prostitutes! No! No, I am not going down that road! What does she look like?

Jerry: She's good looking.

George: How good looking?

Jerry: Very good looking.

George: Really good looking?

Jerry: Really very good looking.

George: Would you take her out?

Jerry: Yes, I would take her out.

George: Oh, you hesitated.

Jerry: What hesitate? I didn't hesitate!

George: No, something's off here, you hesitated.

Jerry: I'm telling you, she's good looking.

George: What about the body, what kind of body?

Jerry: Good body, nice body.

George: How nice?

Jerry: Nice.

George: Just nice?

Jerry: Pretty nice.

George: Really good?

Jerry: Really very nice and good.

George: Alright, let's see, let's see. What else. What else. Oh yeah, what

does she do?

Cynthia: First of all, what does he do?

Elaine: He was in real estate, um, now, he's not working right now-

Cynthia: He's not working?! How come he's not working?

Elaine: Well, um, he, he got fired.

Cynthia: Why did he get fired?

Elaine: Uh. Why? Oh, right. Um, well, he tried to poison his boss.

Cynthia: Excuse me?

Elaine: Such a long story, Cynthia, seriously, I mean he just had some problems at work.

Cynthia: Is he nuts?

Elaine: No, no, no, he's a really really funny guy.

Cynthia: What does he look like?

Elaine: Pardon?

Cynthia: What does he look like?

Elaine: Um, well, he's got a lot of character in his face. Um, he's short. Um, he's stocky.

Cynthia: Fat. Is that what you're saying, that he's fat?

Elaine: Powerful. He is so powerful, he can lift a hundred pounds right up over his head. And um, what else. What else. Oh, right. Um, well, he's kind of, just kind of losing his hair.

Cynthia: He's bald?

Elaine: No! No, no, no, he's not bald. He's balding.

Cynthia: So he will be bald.

Elaine: Yup.

George: What kind of hair?

Jerry: You know, long dark hair.

George: Flowing?

Jerry: Flowing?

George: Is it flowing? I like flowing, cascading hair. Thick lustrous hair is very important to me.

Jerry: 'Thick lustrous hair is very important to me,' is that what you said?

George: Yeah, that's right.

Jerry: Just clarifying.

Cynthia: Has he ever been married?

Elaine: No.

Cynthia: Has he been close?

Elaine: He once spent a weekend with a woman.

Cynthia: He didn't really try to poison his boss?

Elaine: Yeah, he did.