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#6. The Dinner Party Gift

Published: 8.25.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 1:50
Accent: American

George wonders why he has to bring a gift to his friend's dinner party.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I got a deal. [exp] - I bought something for a good price.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Gore-Tex [n] - an expensive type of jacket material
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ turn around [phv] - rotate
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ knock it off [exp] - stop doing that
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stop off [phv] - stop somewhere for a short time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ on the way [exp] - during the trip
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ what for [exp] - why
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ complex [adj] - complicated, not simple
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a jug [n] - a large bottle
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ annoying [adj] - make angry or irritated
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a chore [n] - a small job that must be done

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture picture
George Jerry Elaine Kramer
  • Jerry, Elaine and George and Kramer live in New York.
  • They have all been invited to a dinner party.
  • It is winter.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. What is the weather like?
    Kind of cold
    Very cold

  2. How did George get his coat?
    He bought it from Kramer.
    His friend gave it to him as a gift.
    His father's friend got him a good price.
    He found it in his father's closet.

  3. Why is George proud of his coat?
    It is thick and warm.
    It was expensive.
    It wasn't expensive.
    It is made of Gore-Tex.

  4. What does Elaine want to buy?
    A new coat
    Some bread

  5. Who doesn't want to bring something to the dinner party?

  6. What does George believe?
    It is too cold to go outside.
    He shouldn't have to bring a gift to a dinner party.
    Not bringing a gift to a party is rude.
    Buying a gift is an annoying chore.
    Pepsi is better than wine.
    Society is very complex.

  7. What does Elaine believe?
    It is too cold to go outside.
    She shouldn't have to bring a gift to a dinner party.
    Her car is too small for George and his coat.
    Not bringing a gift to a party is rude.
    Buying a gift is an annoying chore.
    Pepsi is better than wine.
    Society is very complex.

  8. What does Jerry believe?
    It is too cold to go outside.
    His car is too small for George and his coat.
    Not bringing a gift to a party is rude.
    George is becoming an annoying chore.
    Bringing Pepsi to a dinner party is not okay.
    Pepsi is better than wine.
    Society is very complex.

  9. What does George prefer to drink?

  10. Whose car will they take to the party?
    Jerry's car
    Elaine's car
    George's car
    Kramer's car

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

Hey, is it cold out?
[Hey, isət cold'ow?]

Clip 2

I don't know. What is your definition of scary cold?
[I'unno. What's your definition ə'scary cold? ]

Clip 3

When did you get that?
[When didjə get that?]

Clip 4

My father got a deal from a friend of his.
[Mə'father got a deal from a fren də'is. ]

Clip 5

You like saying Gore-Tex, don't you?
[You like sayən Gore-Tex, don'yə? ]

Clip 6

You can't even turn around in that thing.
[You can' even turn around in that thing. ]

Clip 7

Oh listen. We should stop off on the way and get a bottle of wine.
[Oh listen. We should sto poff on the way n'get a bottle ə'wine.]

Clip 8

We have to bring something.
[We haftə bring somethen.]

Clip 9

They are going to be upset because I didn't bring anything.
[They're gonna be upset because I didn't bring anything.]

Clip 10

You see what I am saying?
[Yə see what um sayen?]

Clip 11

I don't even drink wine. I drink Pepsi.
[I do'neven drink wine. I drink Pepsi.]

Clip 12

You are telling me that wine is better than Pepsi?
[Yə'tellen me that wine is better than Pepsi?]

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. George thinks he shouldn't have to bring a gift when he is invited to a dinner party. Elaine disagrees. Do you agree more with George or with Elaine? Why?
  2. Is it rude to come to a dinner party without a gift?
  3. What is the ideal dinner party gift? How much money should you spend?
  4. Rank these dinner party gifts from best to worst - a pumpkin pie, a jug of pepsi, a bottle of wine, a puppy, a loaf of bread, a jar of olive oil, toilet paper, a house plant.
  5. What is your favorite alcoholic drink? Non-alcoholic drink?
  6. Do you prefer coke or pepsi? Why? Can you actually taste the difference? If yes, try to describe the difference in detail. Is there a better soda?
  7. Do you know Gore-Tex? Have you ever owned any Gore-Tex clothing? What was it?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

JERRY: Hey, is it cold out?

ELAINE: It's really cold.

JERRY: Scary cold.

ELAINE: I don't know. What's your definition of scary cold?

JERRY: That.

ELAINE: Huh, What is that, ha?


JERRY: When did you get that?

GEORGE: This week. My father got a deal from a friend of his. It's Gore-Tex. You know about Gore-Tex?

JERRY: You like saying Gore-Tex, don't you?

ELAINE: You can't even turn around in that thing.

JERRY: Look at this.

ELAINE: Hey George, can you feel this?

GEORGE: All right, all right. KNOCK IT OFF. Come on, let's go.

ELAINE: Oh listen. We should stop off on the way and get a bottle of wine or something.

GEORGE: What for?

ELAINE: These people invited us for dinner. We have to bring something.


ELAINE: Because it's rude, otherwise.

GEORGE: You mean just going there because I'm invited, that's rude?


GEORGE: So you're telling me instead of being happy to see me they're going to be upset because I didn't bring anything. You see what I'm saying?

JERRY: The fabric of society is very complex George.

GEORGE: I don't even drink wine. I drink Pepsi.

ELAINE: You can't bring Pepsi.

GEORGE: Why not?

ELAINE: Because we're adults?

GEORGE: You're telling me that wine is better than Pepsi? Huh, no way wine is better than Pepsi.

JERRY: I'm telling you George, I don't think we want to walk in there and put a big plastic jug of Pepsi on the table.

George: I just don't like the ideas that every time there is a dinner invitation there's this annoying little chore that goes along with it.

JERRY: You know, you're getting to be an annoying little chore yourself.

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