Learn English with The Big Bang Theory

#1. New Neighbor

Published: 2.02.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 3:25
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory [S1 E01]

Sheldon and Leonard meet Penny for the first time.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a sperm bank [n] - a place where semen is kept for use in artificial insemination
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a step [n] - one step in a staircase
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ trip [v] - fall down
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the clavicle [n] - the collarbone, the bone above your chest
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ evidently [adv] - clearly, obviously
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a transvestite [n] - a man who likes to dress as a woman
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ heterosexual [adj] - attracted to the opposite sex (not gay)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Battlestar Galactica [n] - a famous science fiction TV show
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ with commentary [exp] - A DVD that has the actors and director talking about the movie or TV show
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ widen our circle [exp] - make new friends
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the beauty of it [exp] - the best part of it
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ To what end? [exp] - Why? For what purpose?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ company [n] - friends who come to your house
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a laxative [n] - a drug that makes your poop more easily
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the colon [n] - the main part of the large intestine
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ luncheon invitation [n] - lunch invitation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bowel movements [n] - poop
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ masturbate [v] - stimulate yourself sexually alone

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

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Leonard Sheldon Penny
  • Sheldon and Leonard are roommates.
  • They are both physics professors.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. What happens if you change the height of a stair by 2mm?
    The stair will break.
    Most people will trip.
    People will climb stairs faster.

  2. Why did Sheldon's father break his clavicle?
    Sheldon hurt him with a laser.
    Sheldon changed the height of the stairs in his house.
    Sheldon pushed him off the stairs.

  3. Why was Sheldon sent to boarding school?
    He was very smart.
    He changed the height of the stairs in his house.
    He did some experiments with lasers.

  4. Who used to live in Penny's apartment?
    A large transvestite
    Sheldon's father
    A skin doctor

  5. What does Penny assume about Leonard and Sheldon because they live together?
    They are brothers.
    They are poor.
    They are gay.

  6. What does Penny offer to do with Leonard and Sheldon?
    Eat lunch
    Get coffee
    Watch a movie

  7. What does Sheldon want to do?
    Watch a TV show
    Change the stairs
    Invite Penny for lunch

  8. What does Leonard want to do?
    Watch a TV show
    Change the stairs
    Invite Penny for lunch

  9. How many people used to live in Penny's apartment?

  10. What was the name of the person who used to live in Penny's apartment?

  11. Why did he have two names?
    He was hiding from the police.
    He was a transvestite.
    He had two families.

  12. How many myspace friends does Sheldon have?
    about 20
    more than 200

  13. How many Myspace friends has Sheldon met face-to-face?
    about 20
    more than 200

  14. Why do Sheldon and Leonard go back to Penny's apartment?
    To have coffee
    To ask her out on a date
    To invite her to lunch

  15. What kind of food will they eat for lunch?
    Indian food

  16. What does Leonard say is stressful?
    Meeting new neighbors
    Moving to a new home
    Eating alone

  17. Why does Leonard say that eating curry is helpful?
    It makes people sweat.
    It makes people poop.
    It makes people happy.

  18. What topic does Sheldon suggest that Leonard avoid when inviting someone for lunch?

  19. What did Sheldon and Leonard do for fun today?
    Visit a sperm bank
    Cook Indian food
    Climb stairs

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.

  • My father (broke his clavicle) .
    → injury to a bone
  • We need to (widen our circle) .
    → make more friends
  • I’m going to invite her (over) .
    → invite someone to my house
  • That’s (the beauty of it) .
    → the best part of this situation

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (gerunds/infinitives)

Directions: Choose the word form that best completes each sentence. Also decide if each statement is true or false.

  1. (False)  Leonard agrees (to talk) about stairs.
  2. (False)  Sheldon stops (talking) about stairs.
  3. (False)  Penny pretends (to be) busy.
  4. (False)  Penny avoids talking) to Sheldon and Leonard.
  5. (True)  Penny suggests (getting) a coffee together.
  6. (False)  Sheldon wants (to eat) lunch with Penny.
  7. (True)  Sheldon enjoys (watching) science fiction.
  8. (False)  Leonard decides (to postpone) (inviting) Penny for lunch.
  9. (True)  Leonard mentions (taking) a laxative.
  10. (True)  Sheldon recommends (not talking) about bowel movements.
  11. (True)  Penny appreciates (being) invited over to their apartment.
  12. (False)  Penny refuses (to join) Sheldon and Leonard for lunch.
  13. (True)  Leonard seems (to be) interested in Penny romantically.
  14. (False)  Penny appears (to be) interested in Sheldon romantically.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Why do you think Leonard invited Penny over for dinner?
  2. Leonard and Sheldon are both awkward around women. Which one seems more awkward? In what ways?
  3. In your opinion, who is (makes) a "better" neighbor - 1) someone you can talk to or 2) someone you never talk to? Why?
  4. How many of your neighbors do you know? Do you talk to them or hang out together?
  5. Do you prefer to live on the top or bottom floor of your apartment? Why?
  6. How may different circles of friends do you have? How would you define each circle? (i.e. work friends, high school friends, soccer friends)

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Sheldon: Are you still mad about the sperm bank?

Leonard: No.

Sheldon: You want to hear an interesting thing about stairs?

Leonard: Not really.

Sheldon: If the height of a single step is off by as little as two millimetres, most people will trip.

Leonard: I don’t care. Two millimetres? That doesn’t seem right.

Sheldon: No, it’s true, I did a series of experiments when I was twelve, my father broke his clavicle.

Leonard: Is that why they sent you to boarding school?

Sheldon: No, that was the result of my work with lasers.

Leonard: New neighbour?

Sheldon: Evidently.

Leonard: Significant improvement over the old neighbour.

Sheldon: Two hundred pound transvestite with a skin condition, yes she is.

Penny: Oh, hi!

Leonard: Hi.

Sheldon: Hi.

Leonard: Hi.

Sheldon: Hi.

Penny: Hi?

Leonard: We don’t mean to interrupt, we live across the hall.

Penny: Oh, that’s nice.

Leonard: Oh… uh… no… we don’t live together… um… we live together but in separate, heterosexual bedrooms.

Penny: Oh, okay, well, guess I’m your new neighbour, Penny.

Leonard: Leonard, Sheldon.

Penny: Hi.

Leonard: Hi.

Sheldon: Hi.

Penny: Hi.

Leonard: Hi. Well, uh, oh, welcome to the building.

Penny: Thankyou, maybe we can have coffee sometime.

Leonard: Oh, great.

Penny: Great.

Sheldon: Great.

Leonard: Great. Well, bye.

Penny: Bye.

Sheldon: Bye.

Leonard: Bye.

Leonard: Should we have invited her for lunch?

Sheldon: No. We’re going to start Season Two of Battlestar Galactica.

Leonard: We already watched the Season Two DVDs.

Sheldon: Not with commentary.

Leonard: I think we should be good neighbours, invite her over, make her feel welcome.

Sheldon: We never invited Louis-slash-Louise over.

Leonard: Well, then that was wrong of us. We need to widen our circle.

Sheldon: I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.

Leonard: Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.

Sheldon: That’s the beauty of it.

Leonard: I’m going to invite her over. We’ll have a nice meal and chat.

Sheldon: Chat? We don’t chat. At least not offline.

Leonard: Well it’s not difficult, you just listen to what she says and then you say something appropriate in response.

Sheldon: To what end?

Leonard: Hi. Again.

Penny: Hi.

Sheldon: Hi.

Leonard: Hi.

Penny: Hi.

Leonard: Anyway, um. We brought home Indian food. And, um. I know that moving can be stressful, and I find that when I’m undergoing stress, that good food and company can have a comforting effect. Also, curry is a natural laxative, and I don’t have to tell you that, uh, a clean colon is just one less thing to worry about.

Sheldon: Leonard, I’m not expert here but I believe in the context of a luncheon invitation, you might want to skip the reference to bowel movements.

Penny: Oh, you’re inviting me over to eat?

Leonard: Uh, yes.

Penny: Oh, that’s so nice, I’d love to.

Leonard: Great.

Penny: So, what do you guys do for fun around here?

Sheldon: Well, today we tried masturbating for money.

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