Published: 1.03.2019
Level 4   |   Time: 4:18
Accent: British
Source: Minions

The narrator explains the purpose of the Minions and the problems that they have faced through time.


triangle Directions


    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 of 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 a number of 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.


    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. QUESTIONS에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 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.

triangle Vocabulary

  • a minion [n] - an unimportant follower or helper of a powerful person
  • go by a name [exp] - use a name
  • despicable [adj] - evil, terrible
  • their reason for existence [exp] - the main purpose in life
  • other passions [exp] - other interests
  • therein lies the rub [exp] - That is the difficult part.
  • emergence [n] - becoming important
  • Man [n] - humans
  • the Stone Age [exp] - 3.5 millions ago to 3000 years ago
  • take a liking to [exp] - start to like
  • fragile [adj] - breaks easily
  • a quest [n] - a long or difficult search for something
  • front and center [exp] - in the middle
  • hold great promise [exp] - have a lot of potential
  • the Dark Ages [n] - 500 A.D to 1000 A.D. in Europe
  • have a tendency [exp] - behave or act in a similar way
  • bounce from one to another [exp] - move or change again and again
  • take something badly [exp] - get angry about something
  • hope is lost [exp] - hopeless
  • sanctuary [n] - a safe place

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
a Minion the T-Rex Dracula Napoleon
  • Minions are small yellow creatures that have a unique language and childlike behavior.
  • They always want to serve an evil leader.

triangle Questions

  1. How long have the Minions been on this planet?
    Longer than dinosaurs
    Longer than Man
    Longer than their boss

  2. What names does the narrator mention?

  3. What does the narrator say about Norbert?
    He is the strongest.
    He is the smartest.
    He is an idiot.

  4. What is the goal of the Minions?
    They want to kill their boss.
    They want to find a new boss.
    They want to make their boss happy.

  5. What other passions do the Minions have?

  6. What is difficult for the Minions?
    Finding a boss
    Keeping their boss
    Killing their boss

  7. What new species came during the Stone Age?

  8. How was Man different from dinosaurs?
    Man was stronger.
    Man was smarter.
    Man was taller.
    Man was hairier.

  9. According to the narrator, what problems did Man have?
    He was fragile.
    He was delicious.
    He was stupid.
    He was trusting.

  10. What mistake did the Minions make in Egypt?
    They served the wrong boss.
    They built the pyramids sideways.
    They spent too much time in the sun.

  11. Who was the Minions' boss in the Dark Ages?

  12. What was usual about this boss?
    He slept all day.
    He didn't like cake.
    He wore strange clothes.

  13. How did the Minions fail this boss?
    They served him the wrong food.
    They forgot his birthday.
    They exposed him to sunlight.

  14. Why did the Minions have to run away?
    They killed Dracula.
    They failed Napoleon.
    They were too cold.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • Minions (go by) many different names.
  • The Minions\' (reason for existence) is to make their master happy.
  • The Minions can find a boss. However, they can\'t keep a boss. That is the (rub) .
  • The Minions (took a liking to) man right away.
  • The Minions were (front and center) for many of the important moments in history.
  • Serving Napoleon (held great promise) for the Minions.
  • The Minions (have a tendency) to fail their masters.
  • When the Minions failed Napoleon, he (took it badly) .
  • When the Minions (lost hope) , they found a new home.

triangle Discussion

  1. How would you describe a minion - both appearance and personality?
  2. Why do you think Minions became so popular?
  3. Do you think Minions is a movie made for adults or children? w Why?
  4. We see the minions serve a dinosaur, caveman, Egyptian pharaoh, vampire and French general (Napoleon)? Which story would make the most interesting full movie? Why?
  5. What is your favorite animation movie? Why?

triangle Script

Minions. Minions have been on this planet far longer than we have.

They go by many names. Dave, Carl, Paul, Mike.

Oh, that one is Norbert. He\'s an idiot.

They\'re all different, but they all share the same goal. To serve the most despicable master they could find.


Making their master happy was the tribe\'s very reason for existence.

But that\'s not to say that they didn\'t have other passions.


Finding a boss was easy, but keeping a boss, therein lies the rub.

Nope, it wasn\'t easy for these guys, but they never gave up.

With the emergence of the Stone Age came the rise of a new species.

Man was very different from the dinosaur. He was shorter, hairier, and way, way smarter.

The Minions took an instant liking to man, and helped him the best they could.

Oh, no, no.


Poor man. So trusting, so fragile. So, so delicious!

Their quest for a boss put the Minions front and center for some of civilization\'s most historic moments.


Ancient Egypt held great promise.

Okay! Pancake!

But it didn\'t last long.

Hmm. Oh!


The Dark Ages were actually fun times. Their new master had a tendency to party all night and sleep all day.



But eventually, the party was over.

They bounced from one evil boss to another, but they never seemed to find their perfect fit.

One particular employer took their failure very, very badly.


The Minions had no other choice but to keep moving.


And then, when all hope seemed lost, they found sanctuary.

The Minions were safe!