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#5. Edwards Joins MiB

Published: 2.25.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 3:49
Accent: American

Edwards decides to join the Men in Black agency.


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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pony [n] - a small horse (not a baby horse)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ some next level shit [exp] - some incredible, unusual things
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm with that. [exp] - I like that.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ beam me up [exp] - accept/take me
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ son [n] - a nickname for a young, inexperienced person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ kid [n] - a nickname for a young, inexperienced person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sport [n] - a nickname for a young, inexperienced person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slick [n] - a nickname for a young, inexperienced person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It means dick. [exp] - It means nothing. It is not important or impressive.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ grouchy [adj] - a little angry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cranky [adj] - a little angry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a branch of the government [exp] - a part of the government
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ report to [v] - speak to a boss or manager
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a patent [n] - a license giving the rights to make or sell an invention [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gadgets [n] - small electronic machines [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ liposuction [n] - cosmetic surgery to remove fat by suction
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ The White Album [n] - a famous music album by the Beatles [Link]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ endeavor [n] - try hard to do or achieve something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be under surveillance [exp] - be watched (usually by police)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Venus [n] - a planet [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Jupiter [n] - a planet [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ attire [n] - clothes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sanctioned [adj] - chosen, selected, approved
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ conform [v] - follow the rules
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stand out [phv] - be noticed
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ crafted [v] - designed and made
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ encounter [v] - meet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ deja vu [n] - a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dismissed [v] - forgotten
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ anonymity [n] - not identified by name, having no name

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Edwards Kay Zed
  • Men in Black (MiB) is a government organization that monitors aliens on Earth.
  • Kay has recruited Edwards to join MiB.
  • Edwards has decided to join MiB.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Why does Edwards want to join MiB?
    He thinks he will experience many unusual things.
    He hates his old job with the New York Police Department.
    He thinks he will earn a lot of money.
    He really likes Kay.

  2. What does Edwards want to avoid while he is at MiB?
    He doesn't want to meet violent aliens.
    He doesn't want to wear a black suit.
    He doesn't want to use a gun.
    He doesn't want to be called nicknames.

  3. What does Kay say to Edwards when then leave the elevator?
    He is impressed by his skills.
    He is not impressed by his skills.
    He is smart.
    He is not smart.

  4. Why is the big alien cranky?
    He doesn't like Edwards.
    He doesn't like Earth food.
    MiB lost his luggage.
    He has been traveling a long time.

  5. What branch of the government does MiB belong to?
    The CIA
    The FBI
    The Pentagon
    The State Department

  6. How does MiB get money?
    Aliens pay MiB to live on Earth.
    MiB sells patents to alien technology.
    MiB receives money from all of the governments of Earth.
    MiB receives money from many different planets.

  7. What does the map on the screen show?
    Famous actors
    All of the aliens on Earth

  8. What do they say about Ms. Edelson?
    She was Edwards' third grade teacher.
    She taught physics.
    She is an alien.
    She is from Venus.
    She is from Jupiter.
    She is from a moon of Jupiter.

  9. What are the rules Edwards must follow at MiB?
    He must always wear a black suit.
    He must live where MiB tells him to live.
    He must never use a gun.
    He must stop drinking alcohol.
    He must not attract attention to himself.

  10. What does MiB do after Edwards joins MiB?
    They remove his finger prints.
    They change his eye color.
    They erase his old identity.
    They change his name to "J" (Jay).

  11. How does Edwards feel about his black suit?
    It is too old-fashioned.
    It is too tight.
    It looks good.

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.


be    the    to    which

  • (1)   Edwards comes back to the MiB agency.

  • (2)   Edwards tells Kay that he doesn't want to be called any disrespectful nicknames.

  • (4)   Edwards wants to know which (what) government agency manages MiB.

  • (3)   Kay tells Edwards to avoid the cranky alien.



how    grade    to    who

  • (8)   Zed tells Edwards to put on his MiB suit.

  • (5)   Kay explains how MiB funds itself.

  • (6)   Kay introduces Edwards to the twins who (that) work in Observation.

  • (7)   Kay sees his 3rd grade teacher on the Observation map.



a    from    looks    of

  • (12)   Jay (J) brags about how good he looks in his suit.

  • (10)   Kay erases Edwards' old identity from the computer system.

  • (11)   Kay gives Edwards a new name.

  • (9)   Zed explains the rules of MiB to Edwards.


triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Edwards decided to join MiB. So what can we infer (guess) about his life (family situation, circle of friends, dating life, job satisfaction, interests)?
  2. Some of the rules of MiB:
       - You must always wear the black suit.
       - You must try to appear ordinary.
       - You must live in an apartment chosen by MiB.
       - You must eat in restaurants chosen by MiB.
    Which of these rules do you think will be the most difficult for Edwards? Which would be the most difficult for you?
  3. The MiB map shows some famous people who are actually aliens. Who could you recognize? Are there any movie stars or celebrities that you think could be aliens?
  4. Can you think of one of your old teachers who might have been an alien? Who? What subject did he/she teach? Why did you choose her/him?
  5. Edwards doesn't want to be called "son" or "kid" or "sport"? What nicknames do your parents or grandparents call you? Do you like the nicknames?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Edwards: What's up, pops?

Edwards: All right, I'm in 'cause look, there's some next-level shit going on around here, and I'm with that. But before y'all get to beaming me up, there's a couple things I want you to understand. First off, you chose me, so you recognize the skills. I don't want nobody calling me "son" or "kid" or "sport" or nothing like that. Cool?

Kay: Whatever you say, slick. But I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely dick.

Alien: Kay!

Man: Purpose of trip?

Alien: Diplomatic mission.

Man: Duration of stay?

Alien: Lunch.

Man: Any fruits or vegetables?

Kay: You want to stay away from that guy. He's ummm, he's grouchy. A three-hour delay in customs after a trip of 17 trillion miles is going to make anybody cranky. You know what I mean?

Edwards: Hey. what branch of the government do we report to?

Kay: None. They ask too many questions.

Edwards: So who pays for all this?

Kay: We hold patents on a few gadgets that we confiscated from out-of-state visitors. Velcro, microwave ovens, liposuction. This is a fascinating little gadget. It's going to replace CDs soon. Guess I'll have to buy the "White Album" again.

Kay: Observation, the heart of our little endeavor. Meet the twins - Blblup and Bob.

Kay: This map shows the location of every registered alien on Earth at any given time. Some of them are under constant surveillance. Everyone on those screens is an alien. In public, they're as normal as you are, but in private, well, you'll get the idea.

Edwards: Oh, man.

Kay: Doesn't make any sense, does it?

Edwards: Well, no, it makes perfect sense. When I was in third grade, everybody told me I was crazy, but I knew our teacher had to be from like Venus or something like that.

Kay: Ms. Edelson. Jupiter, actually. Well, one of the moons.

Teacher: Class, be quiet and pay attention! If I have to tell you one more time...

Zed: Edwards! Let's put it on.

Edwards: Put what on?

Zed: The last suit you'll ever wear.

Zed: You will dress only in attire specially sanctioned by MIB special services. You'll conform to the identity we give you. Eat where we tell you. Live where we tell you. From now on, you'll have no identifying marks of any kind. You'll not stand out in any way.

Zed: Your entire image is crafted to leave no lasting memory with anyone you encounter. You are a rumor, recognizable only as deja vu and dismissed just as quickly.

Zed: You don't exist. You were never even born. Anonymity is your name. Silence, your native tongue. You're no longer part of the system. You're above the system. Over it. Beyond it. We're them. We're they. We are the Men in Black.

Edwards: You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good.

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