Learn English with Modern Family

#21. Valentine's Gifts

Level 5   |   Time: 3:06
Accent: American, Colombian
Source: Modern Family [S1 E15]

The Modern Family members take turns exchanging Valentine's gifts.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Fratelli's [n] - a restaurant
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cannoli [n] - a type of Italian sweet pastry [image] Cannoli
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swanky [adj] - stylish, fashionable, luxurious
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Your turn. [exp] - It is your time or moment to do something.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gorgeous [adj] - very beautiful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a magician [n] - a person who performs magic
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a comedian [n] - a person who tells jokes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hilarious [adj] - very funny
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a boa [n] - a long fluffy scarf [image] Cannoli
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tasty [adj] - beautiful, sexy (also delicious)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ conflicted [adj] - not sure if it is good or bad
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a token of my affection [exp] - a symbol of my love
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a black light [n] - an ultraviolet light, often used to take pictures in the dark
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It'll blow your mind. [exp] - I will amaze you.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ trump [v] - beat, defeat, do better
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ steam [n] - water turned to a gas
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a medicine cabinet [n] - the cabinet in the bathroom with a mirror on it [image] Cannoli
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in a row [exp] - consecutively
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ He got me. [exp] - He beat me. He did better than me.

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Claire Phil Haley Dylan
Claire Phil Haley Dylan
Mitchell Cam Jay Gloria
Mitchell Cam Jay Gloria
  • It is Valentine's Day.

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 Claire give Phil for Valentine's Day?
    A card
    A canoe
    A box of chocolates

  2. What type of restaurant will they go to?

  3. What did Gloria give Jay for Valentine's Day?
    A kiss

  4. What does Gloria compare Jay to?
    A movie star
    A great dancer
    Her grandfather
    An Olympic wrester

  5. Where will Jay and Gloria go tonight?
    To an expensive restaurant
    To a comedy show
    To a magic show
    Salsa dancing

  6. What is Cam's Valentine's gift for Mitchell?
    A costume for Lily
    A new boa for Mitchell
    A reservation at an expensive restaurant

  7. How does Mitchell feel about the gift?
    It is too expensive.
    It is excellent.
    It is lazy.

  8. What does Dylan say to Claire as he enters the house?
    He is hungry.
    He thinks Claire is old.
    He is in love with Haley.
    He loves Claire's cooking.
    He thinks Claire is beautiful.

  9. Why is Haley excited about the gift?
    It is big.
    It is beautiful.
    Dylan made it himself.
    It represents Dylan's love.

  10. How does Claire feel about Dylan's painting for Haley?
    It is cute.
    It is inappropriate.
    It is better than Phil's gift.

  11. How did Dylan create the painting?
    He painted it himself.
    He paid an artist to paint it.
    He used an app to change a photo into a painting.
    He painted it using a paint program on his computer.

  12. What three things did Phil do for Claire?
    He made a card.
    He chose a card.
    He wrote a song for her.
    He gave her some jewelry.
    He made a reservation for dinner.
    He asked his children to leave the house.
    He made a heart in the steam on the bathroom mirror.

  13. Whose gift does Phil think is better?
    His gift for Claire
    Dylan's gift for Haley

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 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.)

Sentence 1

Phil / Claire / exchange / card / and / confirm / plan / dinner

Phil and Claire exchange cards and confirm their plan(s)for dinner.

Sentence 2

Gloria / give / Jay / jacket / and / Jay / give / Gloria / diamond / earring

Gloria gives Jay a jacket, and Jay gives Gloria (a pair of) diamond earrings.

Sentence 3

Gloria / want / go / salsa / dance / but / Jay / get / ticket / comedy / show

Gloria wants to go salsa dancing, but Jay got tickets to comedy show.

Sentence 4

Mitchell / too / preoccupied / notice / outfit / Lilly / wear

Mitchell is too preoccupied to notice the outfit (that/which) Lilly is wearing.

Sentence 5

when / Mitchell / finally / take / notice / he / not / impressed / outfit

When Mitchell finally takes notice, he is not impressed with the outfit.

Sentence 6

as / Dylan / walk / house / he / give / Claire / mixed / compliment

As Dylan walks into the house, he gives Claire a mixed compliment.

Sentence 7

Haley / come / run / down / stair / and / excitedly / greet / Dylan

Haley comes running down the stairs and excitedly greets Dylan.

Sentence 8

Dylan / present / Haley / painting / he / make / photo / of / two / them

Dylan presents Haley with a painting (that/which) he made [from/out of] a photo of the two of them.
Dylan's present for Haley is a painting (that/which) he made [from/out of] a photo of the two of them.

Sentence 9

Claire / not / impressed / when / she / find / out / how / he / make / painting

Claire is not impressed when she finds out how he made the painting.

Sentence 10a

Claire / not / let / Haley / hang / painting / over / bed

Claire won't let Haley hang the painting over her bed.

Sentence 10b

Claire / not / allow / Haley / hang / painting / over / bed

Claire won't allow Haley to hang the painting over her bed.

Sentence 10c

Claire / forbid / Haley / hang / painting / over / bed

Claire forbids Haley from hanging the painting over her bed.

Sentence 11

Phil / give / Claire / card / and / draw / heart / steam / medicine / cabinet

Phil gave Claire a card and drew a heart in the steam on the medicine cabinet.

Sentence 12

however / he / worried / because / he / take / Claire / same / restaurant / 17 / year / row

However, he is worried because he has taken Claire to the same restaurant 17 years in a row.

Sentence 13

in / end / Phil / admit / Dylan / gift / better / his /

In the end, Phil admits (that) Dylan's gift is better than his (gift).

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

I like it. Nice fit. Swanky material.

Clip 2

Jay, you look so strong and sexy, like an Olympic wrestler but with money.

Clip 3

Yeah, those will work.

Clip 4

You can wear them tonight. I have a surprise.

Clip 5

Don't tell me you're finally taking me salsa dancing!

Clip 6

You're going to love him. Trust me. The guy is hilarious

Clip 7

(Do you) Notice anything different?

Clip 8

We spent a lot of time on this.

Clip 9

All women should look as tasty as you when they're old.

Clip 10

Take this sweet gift as a token of my affection.

Clip 11

Oh, my God. I love it. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Clip 12

Seriously, you have got to put a black light on it. It'll blow your mind.

Clip 13

Wow! Dylan, I didn't know you could paint.

Clip 14

Oh. So you two actually did that.

Clip 15

No, no. You don't need to     be in the bedroom     at all.

Clip 16

I have hand-picked a card, drawn a heart in the steam on the medicine cabinet, and taken Claire to Fratelli's, a family-style Italian restaurant, for 17 years in a row.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Can you remember all of the Valentine's gifts in this video? Whose was the best? Whose was the worst?
  2. Who liked their gift? Who didn't like their gift?
  3. Based on what you saw in this video, think of two or three words to describe the relationships between:
    - Claire and Phil
    - Gloria and Jay
    - Cam and Mitchell
    - Dylan and Haley
  4. Which of these four relationships seems closest to your relationship (past or present)? Which one would you like to be in?
  5. What type of gift do prefer to receive: an expensive gift (like diamond earrings), a creative gift (like a painting), a romantic gesture (like writing a heart on the mirror), or an experience (like tickets to a show)?
  6. Phil mentions taking Claire to the same restaurant 17 years in a row. Do you feel this is romantic or stale (boring)? Why?
  7. How do you usually celebrate Valentine's Day? Is it a big deal in your country?
  8. Who should give gifts on Valentine's Day: men or women or both? Why?
  9. What is your best (or worst) Valentine's Day experiece ever? What happened?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Phil: Happy Valentine's Day.

Claire: Oh, happy Valentine's Day. So, Fratelli's tonight?

Phil: Hello, cannoli canoe.

Jay: I like it. Nice fit. Swanky material.

Gloria: Jay, you look so strong and sexy, like an Olympic wrestler, but with money.

Jay: Your turn.

Gloria: Okay. This is my favorite day in America.

Jay: Happy Valentine's Day, gorgeous.

Gloria: They're huge! Oh, my God.

Jay: Yeah, those will work.

Gloria: Beautiful.

Jay: You can wear them tonight. I have a surprise.

Gloria: Don't tell me you're finally taking me salsa dancing! And who's David Brenner?

Jay: Only a Vegas legend.

Gloria: Is he a magician? Beause I love magicians.

Jay: He's a comedian.

Gloria: A comedian? It's Valentine's Day. I thought we were going salsa dancing, not to watch a comedian.

Jay: You're going to love him. Trust me. The guy's hilarious.

Mitchell: ...was to stay in Northern California. Did you indicate to her how long that you were going to take?

Cam: Happy Valentine's Day.

Mitchell: Happy Valentine's Day.

Cam: Happy Valentine's Day, daddy.

Mitchell: Happy Valentine's Day, Lily.

Cam: Notice anything different?

Mitchell: Oh, that is cute.

Cam: Cute? We spent a lot of time on this.

Mitchell: I don't see how. You just cut up one of your boas.

Claire: Hi, Dylan.

Dylan: Happy Valentine's Day, Mrs. Dunphy.

Claire: Oh. Dylan, thank you. That is so sweet.

Dylan: You know, all women should look as tasty as you when they're old.

Claire: Huh. Conflicted.

Claire: Hey, baby.

Dylan: Hey. Take this sweet gift as a token of my affection, my unending love and admiration-

Haley: Oh, my God. Yay, it's big! Oh, my God. I love it. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Dylan: Seriously, you have got to put a black light on it. It'll blow your mind.

Claire: Wow! Dylan, I didn't know you could paint.

Dylan: Oh, I didn't. I just took a photo, and I put it through this program that turns it into a painting.

Claire: Oh. So you two actually did that.

Haley: Uh-huh. Yeah. Let's go put this over my bed.

Claire: Not- No, no. Mm-mmm. You don't need to be in the bedroom at all. I'll take it.

Phil: Did he trump me? D-Money. You tell me. He made a painting out of a photograph one time.

Phil: I have hand-picked a card, drawn a heart in the steam on the medicine cabinet, and taken Claire to Fratelli's, a family-style Italian restaurant, for 17 years in a row.

Phil: Yeah, he got me. He got me.