#5. The Game Addict (1)

Published: 8.17.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 4:21
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory

Penny is having many problems in her life, so she starts playing computer games to feel better about herself.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • point of inquiry [exp] - I have a question.
  • an audition [n] - a trial performance to get a role in a play or movie
  • the Midwest [n] - the middle western part of the United States
  • a raise [n] - a pay increase
  • a fly [n] - a small flying insect
  • dietary [adj] - related to food or diet
  • a staple [n] - the main food of a culture (like rice or bread)
  • sobbing [v] - crying
  • for heaven's sake [exp] - gosh
  • get the hang of (something) [exp] - Understand (something)
  • sarcasm [n] - a type of humor or joke, ironic designed to give pain
  • stand for [phv] - represent with letters
  • enchanted [adj] - magic
  • wildlife [n] - animals
  • Catch (me) up. [phv] - Give (me) an update on what has happened.
  • a newb [n] - a newbie - a new player

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

triangle Background

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Penny Sheldon Leonard
  • Penny lives across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard.
  • Sheldon and Leonard are both physics professors.
  • Penny is a waitress and wants to be an actor.

triangle Questions

  1. Why can Penny not open her door?
    She can't find her key.
    She is using the wrong key.
    She left her key in her car.

  2. What are some of the problems in Penny's life?
    She failed in her acting audition.
    Her dating life is not going well.
    She hasn't gotten a raise at her job recently.
    She doesn't have any friends.
    She ate a fly.
    She hasn't gone on vacation recently.

  3. How does Penny feel about her life?

  4. What does Sheldon not understand?

  5. What is Sheldon doing?
    Online shopping
    Online dating
    Online gaming

  6. What does AFK mean (stand for)?
    Away From Keyboard
    Awash For Keys

  7. What does OIC mean (stand for)?
    Oh. I see.
    Olympic International Committee
    Only I Can

  8. What item does Penny's character find in the game?
    A chest
    A sword

  9. What level is Penny's character in the game?

  10. What is Penny's character looking for in the game?
    The beach

  11. Why does Penny think she is rich?
    She found a chest.
    She has magic boots.
    She defeated some crocodiles.

  12. What does Sheldon call Penny?
    A newt
    A nun
    A newb

triangle Script

Penny, are you experiencing some sort of difficulty?
Yes. I can't get my stupid door open.
You appear to have put your car key in the door lock. Are you aware of that?
All right, then.
Damn it, Damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it!
Would it be possible for you to do this a little more quietly? Point of inquiry - why did you put your car key in the door lock?
Why? I'll tell you why. Because today I had an audition. It took me two hours to get there. I waited an hour for my turn. And before
I could even start, they told me I looked too Midwest for the part. Too Midwest! What the hell does that even mean?

You know I have been in L.A. for almost two years now, and I haven't gotten a single acting job. I've accomplished nothing. I haven't gotten
a raise at work. I haven't even had sex in six months. And just now, when I was walking up those stairs, a fly flew in my mouth and I ate it!
Well, actually, insects are a dietary staple in many cultures. They're almost pure protein.
Oh, son of a bitch! I am frustrated because I am a failure at everything And my breath smells like fly.
There, there. Would you prefer to wait in our apartment?
No, Sheldon, I'd rather sit on this freezing-cold floor sobbing like a three-year-old.
All right, then.
For heaven's sake.
Just when I think I've gotten the hang of sarcasm.

Make yourself comfortable. Not there.
Sheldor is back online.
The Conqueror.
What are you doing?
I'm playing Age of Conan, an online multiplayer game set in the universe of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.
Sheldor back online.
What's "AFK"?
AFK. Away from keyboard.
What does that stand for?
Oh, I see.
Yes, but what does it stand for?

Now, just click on the enchanted boots to put them on.
Mm, I don't know. Can I see them in another color?
Just click on them. Yeah, congratulations. You are now a level-three warrior.
What's going on?
Leonard, guess what? I'm a level-three warrior.
Great. Do you know there are groceries outside of your apartment?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Shh.
I only bring it up because your ice cream's melting And it's starting to attract wildlife.
Uh-huh, yeah. Do I stay in the jungle or go towards the beach?
It doesn't matter right now; you're looking for treasure.
Wait, wait, where are you going? No, no.
You're okay. If you run into crocodiles, just kick them with your boots.
You want to catch me up?
Well, let's see. Uh, she attempted to open her apartment with her car key because her face is overly Midwestern. She hasn't had sex in six months. And she ate a fly.
Seriously? six months?
Oh, my god! A treasure chest! I'm rich!
Level three, and she thinks she's rich. What a newb.

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