#2. Introducing Ted Lasso

Published: 4.04.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:04
Accent: American
Source: Ted Lasso [S1 E01]

Ted arrives in England and meets Rebecca and Nathan for the first time.


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  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First try to answer all of 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 a number of 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.


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  3. QUESTIONS에 답하기

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  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 읽기

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  5. 액티비티 하기

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triangle Vocabulary

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ AFC [n] - Associated Football Club
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a manager [n] - a coach of a football club
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a national title [n] - a championship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the promised land [n] - an important success
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the beautiful game [n] - football (soccer)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Do us proud! [exp] - Make us feel proud of you!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a metaphor [n] - a thing that is representative or symbolic of something else
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ baby [n] - buddy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ One step ahead [exp] - smart, well-prepared
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Nathan's Hot Dogs [n] - a famous hot dog restaurant in New York [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wet wipes [n] - wet tissues [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a humidifier [n] - a machine that adds moisture to the air [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm way ahead of you [exp] - I have already done that.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take a seat [exp] - sit down
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a boost [n] - a push from below
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ do the trick [exp] - be good enough
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hint of [exp] - a very small amount of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the counter [n] - the table where you make (place) an order at a restaurant or cafe [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I always figured that... [exp] - I always thought that...

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

triangle Background

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Ted Lasso Coach Beard Rebecca Nathan (Nate)
  • Ted Lasso is an American football coach.
  • Coach Beard is Ted's assitant coach.
  • Ted has recently been hired to coach an English Premier League football club, AFC Richmond.
  • Rebecca Welton is the new owner of AFC Richmond.
  • Nathan works for AFC Richmond.

triangle Questions

  1. Ted used to be the coach of a soccer team in the US.

  2. Ted's team recently won a championship.

  3. The players on Ted's team didn't like him.

  4. Nathan didn't know who Ted was.

  5. Nathan wants people to stay off the grass.

  6. Nathan is surprised when Ted wants to know his name.

  7. Ted doesn't like Nathan.

  8. This is the first time Rebecca has met Ted face to face.

  9. Higgins is worried that he may be fired soon.

  10. Ted slept a lot on the plane.

  11. Ted asks Rebecca for some tea.

  12. Ted didn't used to like tea.

  13. Ted likes tea now.

triangle Summary

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use present tense.

Sentence 1

reporter / give / background / information / Ted Lasso

The reporter gives (some) background information about Ted Lasso.

Sentence 2

Ted Lasso / lead / American / college / football / team / championship / first / season / coach

Ted Lasso led an American college football team to a championship in his first season as ([a/the]) coach.

Sentence 3

reporter / show / video / Ted / dance / player

The reporter shows a video of Ted dancing with [his/some/the] players.

Sentence 4

Nate / run / pitch / tell / Ted / get / grass

Nate runs across the pitch to tell Ted to get off the grass.
Nate runs across the pitch and tells Ted to get off the grass.

Sentence 5

Nate / take / Ted / Coach Beard / Rebecca / office

Nate takes Ted and Coach Beard to Rebecca\'s office.

Sentence 6

Nate / surprise / Ted / want / know / name

Nate is surprised (that) Ted wants to know his name.

Sentence 7

Ted / introduce / him / Rebecca

Ted introduces himself to Rebecca.

Sentence 8

Rebecca / offer / Ted / something / drink

Rebecca offers Ted something to drink.

Sentence 9

Ted / ask / coffee / Rebecca / serve / him / tea

Ted asks for coffee, but Rebecca serves him tea.

Sentence 10

Ted / complain / taste / tea

Ted complains about the taste of (the) tea.

triangle Listen & Repeat

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Clip 1

For a lot of us, that\'s not how Ted Lasso found his way into our hearts.

Clip 2

Good luck with the most beautiful game. Do us proud!

Clip 3

I can go through the garbage if you want. I can get you some more.

Clip 4

Still, we got to get off the grass.

Clip 5

Yeah, that\'s where I\'m taking you.

Clip 6

Hey, what\'s your name, by the way?

Clip 7

I mean, whenever you\'re ready.

Clip 8

Could you take Coach Beard and get him their IDs, housing information.

Clip 9

You know, anything they need.

Clip 10

Can I get you something to drink?

Clip 11

You know, I always figured that tea was just going to taste like hot brown water.

Clip 12

And you know what? I was right.

triangle Discussion

  1. How would you describe Ted's personality? Try to think of at least three adjectives.
  2. How would you describe Nathan's personality? Try to think of at least three adjectives.
  3. How do you feel about Rebecca's and Ted\'s first interaction? Do they like each other? Do they respect each other?
  4. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
  5. What type (flavour) of tea do you like most?
  6. How do you take your tea? (with milk, with sugar, with honey, with a twist of lemon?) And how long do you usually let your tea steep (wait after you add water) ? Do you prefer using tea bags or loose tea?
  7. What is your favorite type of coffee (or coffee drink)? Which coffee shop has the best coffee? Do you prefer strong or weak coffee? What is the difference between a latte and a cappuccino?

triangle Script

Host: This is a bit of surprising news from the other side of the Atlantic. AFC Richmond announced the hiring of their new manager, one Theodore "Ted" Lasso.

Host: Of course, recently, it was Coach Lasso leading the Division II Wichita State Shockers to their first ever national title in American football. He took the Shockers from a garbage program all the way to the promised land in his very first season as head coach.

Host: But for a lot of us, that's not how Ted Lasso found his way into our hearts, certainly not into our living rooms. For me, it\'ll always be Ted... celebrating a moment of joy with his team in a way that you really have to see to understand. And then, even when you see it... I don't necessarily know that understanding is what we're doing.

Host: Right on, Ted. Do your thing, man. And good luck with the most beautiful game. Do us proud. Go, America.

Ted: Feels different, Coach. I mean, the same, but different.

Beard: Metaphor?

Ted: You know it, baby.

Nate: Oi! Oi! Excuse me! Oi! Hello! Off! Off! Stop touching the grass! Get off! Get off the pitch! Stop touching the grass! Please!

Ted: Yep, yep, yep. Yeah.

Nate: Who are you?

Ted: I'm Ted Lasso. This is Coach Beard here.

Nate: Oh, God. You're the new manager.

Ted: Yes, sir.

Nate: Take all the grass you want.

Ted: Oh, no...

Nate: We just had it cut. I can go through the garbage if you want. I can get you some more.

Ted: That's all right. No need.

Nate: Thank you.

Ted: Yeah. Yeah.

Nate: Still, we got to get off the grass.

Ted: Yeah, yeah. Absolutely. Do we apologize? Sorry about that, grass. Sorry, grass.

Ted: So, we're supposed to meet with a Rebecca Welton.

Nate: Yeah, that's where I'm taking you.

Ted: Look at this guy. One step ahead. Hey, what's your name, by the way?

Nate: Me?

Ted: Yeah.

Nate: No one ever asks my name.

Ted: I mean, whenever you're ready.

Nate: Oh, it's Nathan.

Ted: Nathan! I love that name. Hey, love your hot dogs.

Nate: Yeah. No, I know.

Ted: Good, good. Y'all got Nathan's hot dogs here?

Nate: No.

Ted: Okay. I love this kid. Love him.

Nate: I'll introduce you. Big boss.

Nate: Here we go.

Rebecca: Hello.

Ted: Hey, how y'all doing? I'm Ted Lasso, your new coach. You must be Ms. Welton.

Rebecca: Please, call me Rebecca.

Ted: This here is Coach Beard.

Rebecca: It is so good to finally meet you both face-to-face. Higgins? Sorry. This is Higgins, our current director of communications.

Higgisn: Current?

Rebecca: Could you take Coach Beard and get him their IDs, housing information. You know, anything they need.

Ted: Wi-Fi password, wet wipes.

Beard: Humidifier. Way ahead of you, Coach.

Ted: Thank you.

Rebecca: Please, take a seat.

Ted: Okay.

Rebecca: Can I get you something to drink?

Ted: Yes, please. Didn't get much sleep on the plane, so anything you got, a little boost of caffeine, should do the trick. You know, mochaccino, Frappuccino, any coffee thing, as long as I can't taste a hint of coffee, is good.

Rebecca: How do you take your tea?

Ted: Well, usually I take it right back to the counter because someone's made a horrible mistake. But when in Rome, right? Yeah. Look at that. Okay.

Rebecca: Well?

Ted: You know, I always figured that tea was just going to taste like hot brown water. And you know what? I was right. Yeah, it's horrible. No, thank you.

Rebecca: Welcome to England.

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