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The Dinner Party Gift

Published: 8.25.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 1:50
Accent: American
Source: Seinfeld [S5 E13]

[Seinfeld #6] George wonders why he has to bring a gift to his friend's dinner party.


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  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • 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

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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

  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

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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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