Learn English with Seinfeld

#7. The Close Talker

Published: 9.28.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:52
Accent: American

Jerry's parents meet Elaine's new boyfriend, who has a unique way of talking to people.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ adore [v] - love
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ folks [n] - people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ We are off to (place) [exp] - We are going to (place)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a select charter group [exp] - an organized tour package
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ French Franks [n] - the old French money
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ show (someone) a good time [exp] - entertain (someone)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ What do you say? [exp] - What is your opinion? / How about you?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swamped [adj] - very busy (usually from too much work)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ catch up with [phv] - meet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ We are off! [exp] - We are leaving!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ impressionist paintings [n] - style of painting from France in the 1860s
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Monet [n] - a French painter, and a founder of French Impressionist painting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nearsighted [adj] - unable to see things clearly unless they are close to the eyes

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Jerry Elaine Kramer
  • Jerry, Elaine and Kramer live in New York.
  • Jerry's parents are visiting him.
  • Elaine has a new boyfriend named Aaron.

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. Jerry's parents don't like Elaine.

  2. Jerry doesn't like Elaine's boyfriend, Aaron.

  3. Jerry's parents live in New York.

  4. Jerry's parents have just returned from a trip to Paris.

  5. Aaron offers to give Jerry's parents some French money.

  6. Jerry has been showing his parents a good time.

  7. Aaron offers to take Jerry's parents to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  8. Elaine is too busy to come to the museum with Aaron.

  9. Jerry wants to come to the museum.

  10. Elaine is proud that Aaron takes Jerry's parents to the museum.

  11. Jerry's father thinks that Monet was near-sighted (had bad eye-sight).

  12. This is the first time that Aaron and Kramer have met.

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

Ah, come on up.
[ Ah,   come'on up. ]

Clip 2

It's Elaine. You don't have a problem with her, do you?
[ s'Elaine.   You don   have   a problem   with her,   do yə? ]

Clip 3

So how long are you folks in town?
[ So how long   yə folks   in town? ]

Clip 4

I'll give them to you.
[ I'll   give 'əm   tə yə. ]

Clip 5

So listen, has Jerry been showing you a good time?
[ So listen,   əs Jerry   been showin yə   a good time? ]

Clip 6

How would you like a behind-the-scenes tour?
[ Howjə like   a behind-the-scenes   tour?]

Clip 7

Elaine, what do you say?
[Elaine,   whaddyə   say?]

Clip 8

Well I don't think so, Aaron.
[ Well   I don   think   so,   Aaron. ]

Clip 9

Maybe I'll try and catch up with you.
[ Maybe   I'll try   ən catch up   with yə. ]

Clip 10

I don't know. Maybe he was just trying to be nice.
[ I dunno.   Maybe   he was just   tryin   tə be nice. ]

Clip 11

Have you ever heard of anyone doing anything like this?
[ Have you ever   heard'əv   anyone   doin   anything   like this? ]

Clip 12

So uh, what are you guys doing for dinner, huh?
[So uh,   whaddyə guys   doin   fər dinner,   huh?]

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Do you think it was strange that Aaron invited the Seinfelds to the museum after just meeting them? Why?
  2. How would you deal with a close-talker like Aaron? Would you ask him to stop directly?
  3. Do you have a close relationship with any of your friend's parents? Do you ever hang out with them without your friend?
  4. Who is your favorite artist? What is your favorite painting?
  5. Which type of art do you prefer - Abstract or Realism? Why?
  6. What famous museums have you been to? Which one was the best or most memorable?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto


ELAINE: It's us.

JERRY: Come on up. It's Elaine you don't have a problem with her, do you?

HELEN: We adore Elaine.

JERRY: She wants to say hi. She's with her new boyfriend.

HELEN: What's he like?

JERRY: He's nice, a bit of a close talker.

HELEN: A what?

JERRY: You'll see.


MORTY: Hello Elaine.

ELAINE: This is Aaron.

HELEN: Hello Aaron.

MORTY: Hello.

AARON: So how long are you folks in town?

HELEN: Oh, three more days, three more days then we're off to Paris.

MORTY: We're going with a select charter group.

AARON: I love France, I was just there last year. In fact, you know I still have an envelope full of French Franks, I'll give 'em to ya.

HELEN: We can't take money.

AARON: Oh, no, it's a gift from us.

ELAINE: Oh, that is soo nice Aaron. Isn't he nice? So listen has Jerry been showin' you a good time?

JERRY: No I haven't.

AARON: You know I have a friend who works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. How would you like a behind the scenes tour?

HELEN: Really, you could do that?

AARON: Easily!

HELEN: I wouldn't be any trouble?

AARON: Of course not.

HELEN: When would we go?

AARON: How about right now?

MORTY: I'm ready.

HELEN: Are you sure?


HELEN: Ok, let me get my coat.

AARON: Elaine what do you say?

ELAINE: W-well I don't think so Aaron, uh, I have plans.

AARON: Oh. How about you Jerry?

JERRY: I'm swamped.

AARON: You sure? You could examine the art work up close.

JERRY: Maybe I'll try and catch up with you.

ELAINE: Ya that'll happen.

AARON: Alright. We're off.

MORTY: Ok, bye.


JERRY: Ok buh bye. Have a good time.


AARON: See everybody later.


ELAINE: Why would he ask your parents to go to a museum?

JERRY: I don't know.

ELAINE: What is that?

JERRY: Maybe he was just trying to be nice.

ELAINE: Have you ever heard of anyone doing anything like this?

AARON: Ah Jerry you would not believe the time we had.

HELEN: Aaron is quite the tour guide.

MORTY: Jerry have you ever seen any of those impressionist paintings?

JERRY: Oh sure like Monet.

MORTY: Don't you think he had to be uh near sighted? I mean nobody would paint like that if they could see. It's all out of focus.

JERRY: Well he's from the impressionist school, you know like Monet, Manet, Tippi Tippi Dayday.

MORTY: I say the guy was painting without his glasses.

AARON: Well I should be going.

HELEN: Oh thanks again.

AARON: Oh you must be Kramer. I've heard about you.

KRAMER: You must be Aaron, I've heard about you.

AARON: Well see you later.




KRAMER: So uh what are you guys doing for dinner?