Learn English with Men in Black

#1. The Chase

Published: 2.11.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 3:50
Accent: American

Detective Edwards (Will Smith) chases down an alien through the streets of New York City.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ NYPD [n] - New York Police Department
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ knock down [phv] - push to the ground
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ punk ass [n] - bad guy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ arrest [v] - capture by police [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ catch a beat down [exp] - get beat up or hurt in a fight
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ piss (someone) off [phv] - make (someone) angry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a ledge [n] - the edge of a building [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a perpetrator [n] - a criminal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blink [v] - close both eyes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ eyelids [n] - the skin covering your eyes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ high beams [n] - the bright headlights on a car
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ low beams [n] - the normal headlights on a car
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ draw a weapon [exp] - take out and hold a weapon
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ claim [v] - say something (that other people do not believe)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ evaporate [v] - disappear
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ soggy [adj] - wet and soft
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mid-section [n] - stomach, belly [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ soggy around the mid-section [exp] - fat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pudgy [adj] - fat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ keep up [phv] - run as fast as
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a medical examiner [n] - a person who examines dead bodies (a coroner)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a coroner [n] - a person who examines dead bodies (a medical examiner)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a morgue [n] - a government building where dead bodies are kept [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be up in my face [exp] - be rude and aggressive
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a Stairmaster [n] - an exercise machine [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a John Doe [n] - an unidentified dead body
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gills [n] - the things fish use to breath [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be out of breath [exp] - breathing heavily after running
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run someone down on foot [exp] - catch someone by running
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tough [adj] - difficult

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Edwards Kay Laurel Weaver
  • Edwards is a police officer.
  • He is chasing a man through the streets of New York.
  • The man that Edwards is chasing is actually an alien.
  • Laurel Weaver is a coroner - she examines dead bodies.
  • Kay works for Men in Black - a government organization that monitors alien activity on Earth.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Edwards works for the New York Police Department.

  2. The man (alien) is scared of Edwards.

  3. The man (alien) failed at some task.

  4. The man (alien) says the world is going to end.

  5. Edwards threw the man (alien) off the roof.

  6. Edwards says the man (alien) has three sets of eyelids.

  7. The police chief (Edwards' boss) believes Edwards' story about the man (alien).

  8. The other police officer agrees with Edwards' story.

  9. Edwards calls the other police officer fat.

  10. Laurel Weaver, the coroner, believes Edwards' story.

  11. Kay says the man (alien) was breathing through his eyes.

  12. Kay is interested in the weapon that Edwards described.

  13. Edwards says that he can't go with Kay because he has too much paperwork to do.

  14. Edwards can't go with Kay because he has too much paperwork to do.

triangle Story Order 이야기 순서 Ordem da história Orden de la historia

Directions: 1) Put the events in the correct order. Choose ONE word to complete each sentence.


away    climbs    down    roof    under

  • (5)   Edwards enters the museum and runs up to the roof (top) of the building.

  • (1)   Edwards runs down the man.

  • (2)   Edwards tells the man he is under arrest.

  • (4)   The man climbs (scales) up the wall of the Guggenheim Museum.

  • (3)   The man escapes from Edwards and runs away from him.


about    calls    end    off    pairs

  • (7)   The man blinks two pairs (sets) of eyelids.

  • (8)   The man jumps off the building.

  • (6)   The man tells Edwards that world is going to end.

  • (10)   Edwards calls the other police officer fat.

  • (9)   The police chief asks Edwards about the situation.


about    coroner    coroner    gills    leave

  • (15)   Kay and Edwards leave the room together.

  • (14)   Kay asks Edwards about the gun.

  • (12)   Kay flashes the coroner (examiner) with a red light.

  • (13)   Kay tells Edwards that the man's eyelids were actually gills.

  • (11)   The coroner (examiner) tells Edwards that she believes Edwards.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. If you were Edwards' chief (boss), how would you react to Edwards' story?
  2. What do you think the red light does?
  3. Do you think police officers should be required to stay in good shape (thin, fast, strong)? Why?
  4. What other jobs should be required to stay in good shape?
  5. How do you usually feel when you see a police officer - safe, scared, nervous? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Edwards: Freeze! N.Y.P.D., freeze!

Cop:: All yours, Edwards.

Edwards: Freeze means stop!

Edwards: Do you see this? N.Y.P.D.! It means I will knock your punk-ass down!

Alien: He's coming! He\’s coming!

Edwards: Yeah, and when he gets here, I'll arrest his ass too.

Edwards: You are trying to catch a beat down, huh?

Edwards: What's up?

Alien: He's coming. He's coming because I failed. And now he'll kill me too.

Edwards: Yeah, well you\’re just pissing everybody off today, huh?

Alien: You don't understand. Your world is going to end.

Edwards: What the hell are you? Hey. Watch that ledge. Watch the ledge. Look, look, come on down. We'll get those eyes fixed. Don't even worry about it. Wait, wait a minute. Let me talk to you! Hey…

Chief: The perpetrator then blinked two sets of eyelids. You mean blinked with both eyes?

Edwards: No, sir. He blinked one set. Then he blinked a completely different set.

Cop: You know, like high beams and low beams.

Chief: Was that before or after he drew the weapon that you claim evaporated into a million pieces?

Edwards: After, sir.

Chief: And why is it that none of the other officers saw either of these two events?

Edwards: Well sir, some other officers are a little soggy around the midsection. I guess that's why they weren’t able to keep up.

Cop: Hey Edwards, if you were half the man I am…

Edwards: What the hell are you talking about? I am half the man that you are.

Cop: What is your problem?

Edwards: My problem is you being all up in my damn face. That’s my problem.

Cop: You know, I think he threw him off the roof.

Edwards: Maybe you're next.

Chief: I want to talk to you. Now.

Cop: Ten minutes, take your best shot, tough guy.

Edwards: Take ten minutes on a Stairmaster, you pudgy bastard.

Weaver: I believe you. Laurel Weaver, Deputy Medical Examiner. Find me at the morgue on 26th and Shae

Edwards: Wait a minute. Hey, wait a minute!

Kay: You're Dr. Weaver with the coroner's office working on the John Doe, right?

Weaver: Yes, that's right.

Kay: Will you look at this, please?

Kay: Some night, huh?

Edwards: Yeah, some night.

Kay: They were gills, not eyelids. Gills. He was out of breath.

Edwards: Who are you?

Kay: Did he say anything to you?

Edwards: Yeah, he said the world was coming to an end.

Kay: Did he say when? Would you recognize his weapon if you saw it again?

Edwards: Absolutely.

Kay: Come on. Let's take a ride.

Edwards: Wait a minute. Look, I got tons of paperwork.

Kay: Right. It's all done.

Chief: Good work, Edwards.

Kay: You really ran this dude down on foot? That's tough, kid. That's double tough.

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