Learn English with Men in Black

#3. The Test

Published: 2.17.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:33
Accent: American

Edwards comes to MiB headquarters to take a test and find out if he is ready to join MiB.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pony [n] - a small horse (not a baby horse)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ motor skills [n] - a skill of muscle activity
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stamina [n] - the ability to do physical or mental activity for a long time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ West Point [n] - the top American military academy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ have no clue [exp] - have no idea, not know
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Y'all [exp] - You all (all of you)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ain't [v] - aren't
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get down on this [exp] - use this, try this
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hesitate [v] - wait for a moment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ come to a conclusion [exp] - make a judgement or decision
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pop (someone) [v] - shoot (someone) with a gun
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ work out [phv] - exercise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ snarling [adj] - making an aggressive sound while showing teeth (like a tiger) [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a beast [n] - a monster or animal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a threat [n] - a promise to give pain, injury or damage
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the ghetto [n] - a poor area of a city [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ start some shit [exp] - create problems
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ quantum physics [n] - a very advanced type of science (physics)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be up to something [exp] - doing something suspicious or illegal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a problem with authority [exp] - not like to follow orders from a boss
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cephlapoid [n] - a type of alien
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ administer a test [exp] - give a test

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Edwards Kay Zed
  • MiB (Men in Black) is a government organization that monitors aliens on Earth.
  • Edwards is a New York police officer.
  • Kay is an MiB agent who recruited Edwards to join MiB.
  • Zed is the director (boss) of MiB.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. The guard is worried about Edwards entering the building.

  2. Edwards is late for the test.

  3. Only one person will be selected to join MiB.

  4. Edwards thinks that 2nd Lt. Jake Jensen knows the purpose of the test.

  5. Edwards offers to share the table with another test taker.

  6. Edwards accidentally shot little Tiffany (the little white girl).

  7. Edwards thought the hanging alien was working out (getting exercise).

  8. Edwards thought the second alien looked very dangerous.

  9. Edwards thought it was strange for an eight-year-old girl to have a quantum physics book.

  10. Both Edwards and Kay have difficulty following orders from their boss.

  11. Zed thinks Edwards is a good candidate for MiB.

  12. Kay thinks Edwards is a good candidate for MiB.

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.


best    makes    up    why

  • (4)   Edwards makes fun of Lt. Jensen because he doesn't know why he is there.

  • (1)   Edwards shows up late to the test.

  • (3)   Lt. Jensen explains that the candidates are the best of the best.

  • (2)   Zed explains why the candidates were invited to MiB.


so    take    then    to

  • (5)   Edwards drags a table over so that he can write more easily.

  • (6)   Edwards invites Lt. Jensen to share the table with him.

  • (8)   Edwards waits and then shoots one small girl.

  • (7)   The candidates take part in a shooting test and shoot many monsters.


take    to    why    Zed

  • (11)   Kay convinces Zed to accept Edwards into MiB.

  • (9)   Zed asks Edwards to explain his actions.

  • (10)   Zed explains why he ignored the monsters and shot the little girl.

  • (12)   Zed invites the candidates to take an eye exam.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Why do you think Kay wants Jay to join MiB? What traits or qualities does he have that separate him from the other candidates?
  2. At the end, Zed says, "Gentleman, You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training." What does he mean? Is this meant to be positive or negative?
  3. Are there any ghettos in your city? Where? Is there any part of your city where you feel unsafe (especially at night)?
  4. Have you ever been scouted or recruited for a job? How did the company find out about you? Did you take the job?
  5. What is the hardest test you have ever taken? What made it so hard? How did you do on it?
  6. What physical or skills-based tests have you taken (not a paper test)? How did you do? Did you have to take any fitness tests?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Guard: Help you?

Edwards: Yeah. This dude gave me this card.

Guard: Elevator!

Zed: You're late. Sit down.

Zed: My name is Zed. You're all here because you're the best of the best. Marines, Air force, Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, NYPD. And we're looking for one of you. Just one. What will follow is a series of simple tests of motor skills, concentration, stamina. I see we have a question.

Edwards: Uh yeah. I’m sorry. Maybe you already answered this, but why exactly are we here?

Zed: Son?

Recruit: Second Lieutenant Jake Jensen, West Point, graduate with honors. We're here because you're looking for the best of the best of the best, sir!

Zed: What's so funny, Edwards?

Edwards: Your boy, Captain America, over here. "The best of the best of the best, sir!" "With honors." He's just really excited, and he has no clue why we're here. That's just that’s very funny to me. Y'all ain't laughing, though.

Zed: Okay. Let's get going.

Edwards: Want to get down on this?

Zed: Edwards, what the hell happened?

Edwards: I hesitated.

Zed: May I ask why you felt little Tiffany deserved to die?

Edwards: Well she was the only one that actually seemed dangerous at the time, sir.

Zed: How did you come to that conclusion?

Edwards: First, I was going to pop this guy hanging from the streetlight, and then I realized, you know, he's just working out.

Edwards: Then I saw this snarling beast guy, and I noticed he had a tissue in his hand and realized he's not snarling, he's sneezing. You know, ain't no real threat there.

Edwards: Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, you know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night with quantum physics books. She\’s about to start some shit, Zed. She's about eight years old. Those books are way too advanced for her. If you ask me, I say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it. Or, do I owe her an apology?

Zed: He's got a real problem with authority.

Kay: So do I. But this kid ran down a cephlapoid. On foot, boss. That's got to be tough enough.

Zed: Let\’s hope you know what you're doing.

Zed: Gentleman, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training. And now, if you'll just follow me, we have one more test to administer, an eye exam.

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