#7. The Close Talker

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Published: 9.28.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:52
Accent: American
Source: Seinfeld [S5 E18]

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


    

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  3. ANSWER the questions.
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  • 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


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

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  1. Jerry's parents don't like Elaine.
    True
    False

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

  3. Jerry's parents live in New York.
    True
    False

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Jerry wants to come to the museum.
    True
    False

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

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

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


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