Learn English with Ted Lasso

#2. The Press Conference

Published: 4.07.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:01
Accent: American

Ted meets the press for the first time after being hired as the manager of AFC Richmond.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ without further ado [exp] - without any delay, immediately
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ one sec [exp] - please wait one second (one moment)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the throat [n] - the front of the neck
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fizzy water [n] - carbonated water (water with gas)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ jump right in [exp] - start right away
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ address [v] - talk about
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the elephant in the room [exp] - an important issue that everyone knows but no one wants to mention
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ folks [n] - people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ four quarters [n] - the length of an American football game (4 15-minute parts)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ two halves [n] - the length of a European football game (2 45-minute parts)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tie [n] - when both teams have the same score so that neither team wins or loses
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a sign of the apocalypse [exp] - an event that signals the world will end soon (from the Bible)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a fellow [n] - a guy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ never set foot in [exp] - never been to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the amateur level [exp] - sports that is not professional (the players do not get paid)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ second tier [n] - second level (not the highest)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ possessing [v] - having
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ my fellow countrymen [exp] - people from my country
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ salty [adj] - tough, aggressive, unfriendly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bunch [n] - a group of people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a mad notion [exp] - a crazy idea
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ after all [exp] - opposite of expectations
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the press room [n] - the room where news reporters (the press) meet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the stewardship of [n] - the control and protection of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ profound mediocrity [n] - very average
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bit harsh [exp] - a little bit strong and negative
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a CV [n] - a Curriculum Vitae (a resume)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a trophy [n] - a cup or other object given for winning a championship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ this millennium [n] - recently (since the year 2000)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a match [n] - a football (soccer) game
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ spit [v] - push saliva (water) out of one's mouth

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture
Ted Lasso Rebecca
  • Ted Lasso is an American football 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. Her ex-husband was the previous owner.
  • Ted doesn't know anything about football (soccer).

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. What is the "elephant in the room"?
    Ted knows nothing about football.
    Rebecca has recently divorced her husband.
    AFC Richmond has lost many matches recently.

  2. What coaching experience does Ted have with European football?
    He coached a professional team in the USA.
    He was an assistant coach for a high school team.
    He coached his son's team.

  3. What mistakes does Ted make while talking about football?
    He keeps calling it soccer.
    He doesn't know how long a game is.
    He forgets that football matches can end in a tie.
    He doesn't know how many players are on the pitch.
    He doesn't know any of the players' names on AFC Richmond.

  4. What does Ted compliment Trent (the reporter) on?
    His hair
    His glasses
    His polite way of speaking

  5. What information does Trent give about Ted Lasso?
    He is American.
    He is divorced.
    This is his first time in England.
    He has never played football before.
    He has never coached a winning team.
    He coached a second-tier amateur team.

  6. Which football players does Ted mention?
    Harry Kane
    David Beckham

  7. Why does Rebecca think that Ted is already a success?
    The team won their first game.
    The team sold many tickets.
    The press room is full.

  8. What does Rebecca say about AFC Richmond?
    She rarely watches their games.
    The team has been losing money.
    The team has not been successful.

  9. What does Rebecca say about Ted Lasso?
    He has recently won a championship.
    His teams are always successful.
    He does not have a CV.

  10. Which team will AFC Richmond play in their next match?
    Manchester United
    Crystal Palace

  11. What does Ted apologize for?
    His lack of football knowledge
    Rebecca's impolite speaking
    Spitting on the people's stuff

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

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 a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Ted / surprise / fizzy / water

Ted is surprised by the fizzy water.

Sentence 2

all / reporter / want / ask / Ted / question

All (of) the reporters want to ask Ted [questions/a question].

Sentence 3

Ted / admit / never / coach / football / before

Ted admits (that) he has never coached football before.
Ted admits to having never coached football before.

Sentence 4

reporter / correct / mistake / Ted / make / about / rule / football

The reporters correct the mistakes (that/which) Ted makes about the rules of football.

Sentence 5

Ted / compliment / one / reporter / glass

Ted compliments one of the reporters on his glasses.
Ted compliments one of the reporter's glasses.

Sentence 6

all / reporter / laugh / Trent / joke

All (of) the reporters laugh at Trent's joke.

Sentence 7

Ted / spit / water / reporter / and / stuff

Ted spits water [on/all over] the reporters and their stuff.

Sentence 8

Rebecca / explain / why / choose / Ted / coach / Richmond / AFC

Rebecca explains why she chose Ted as the coach of Richmond AFC.
Rebecca explains why she chose Ted to be the coach of Richmond AFC.
Rebecca explains why she chose Ted to coach Richmond AFC.

Sentence 9

she / also / point / she / witness / nothing / but / profound / mediocre / team

She also points out (that) she has witnessed nothing but profound mediocrity from [her/the] team.

Sentence 10

before / leave / Ted / apologize / spit / reporter / stuff

Before [leaving/he leaves], Ted apologizes for spitting on the reporters' stuff.
Before [leaving/he leaves], Ted apologizes for spitting on the reporters and their stuff.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

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

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

How y'all (you all) doing?

Clip 2

Why don't we just jump right in? Anybody got any questions?

Clip 3

But I'll tell you what I do know.

Clip 4

They're going to give you everything they got for two halves, win or lose.

Clip 5

That's going to take some getting used to.

Clip 6

How about the fellow right there in the second row there.

Clip 7

I just want to make sure I have this right.

Clip 8

You got a question in there, Trent?

Clip 9

Is this a fucking joke?

Clip 10

Somewhere over the last few years, we seem to have abandoned all sense of manners and hospitality.

Clip 11

But I can't remember the last time the press room was this full.

Clip 12

Well, that's a bit harsh.

Clip 13

But he does have one thing this club doesn't.

Clip 14

Richmond are changing the way we do things.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. The elephant in the room is the big issue that everyone is thinking about. In this press conference, what is the elephant in the room? Do you think Ted does a good job addressing (talking about) it? What would you say if you were Ted? How would you defend your hiring?
  2. Do you think the reporters were being rude to Ted, or were they doing their job properly?
  3. What other questions would you ask Ted if you were a reporter at the press conference?
  4. Can you think of anything that makes Ted qualified for his new job?
  5. Why do you think Rebecca hired Ted?
  6. Have you ever had a co-worker, boss, or teacher that seemed totally unqualified for his/her position? How did they show their incompetence? Did you try to help this person?
  7. Ted spits water all over the reporters. What is an embarrassing thing that you have done in front of a large group of people?
  8. Do you prefer carbonated (fizzy) water or still water (i.e. water with or without gas)? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Higgins: So, without further ado, the new manager of AFC Richmond, Ted Lasso!

Ted: Okay. Alright. How y'all doing? One sec. Let me just... throat got a little dry. (I) Did not expect fizzy water there. Sorry.

Ted: Okay. So, hey. Why don't we just jump right in? Anybody got any questions?

Ted: Oh, yeah, no. Should've saw that coming. You know what? You can put your hands down. Real quick. How about I go ahead and address the larger-than-average elephant in the room. No, I have never coached the sport that you folks call football at any level.

Man: Jesus.

Ted: And heck, you could fill two Internets with what I don't know about football. But I'll tell you what I do know. I know that AFC Richmond, like any team I've ever coached, is going to go out there and give you everything they got for all four quarters.

Man: Halves.

Ted: What was that?

Man: Two halves.

Ted: Oh right. Sorry. Halves, yeah. They're going to give you everything they got for two halves, win or lose.

Man: Or tie.

Ted: Right. Y'all do ties here. Sorry, that's going to take some getting used to for me. Because back where I'm from, you try to end a game in a tie, well, that might as well be the first sign of the apocalypse.

Higgins: One final question.

Ted: How about the fellow right there in the second row. Yeah. I like your glasses.

Trent: Thank you. Trent Crimm, The Independent. I just want to make sure I have this right. You're an American who has never set foot in England, whose athletic success has only come at the amateur level, a second-tier one at that. And is now being charged with the leadership of a Premier League football club despite clearly possessing very little knowledge of the game.

Ted: You got a question in there, Trent?

Trent: Yeah. Is this a fucking joke?

Man: Can you even name any footballers?

Ted: Yeah. You got Ronaldo, and the fellow that bends it like himself.

Man: Fucking hell!

Rebecca: Coach Lasso. Good Lord, you must forgive my fellow countrymen. Somewhere over the last few years, we seem to have abandoned all sense of manners and hospitality. My, my, aren't you a salty bunch? But I can't remember the last time the press room was this full. Yet, here you all are. Maybe you're not such a mad notion after all.

Rebecca: And despite the number of you here, there is not a single person in this room who has seen Richmond play more than I have. And in all those years under the stewardship of the previous owner, I've witnessed nothing but profound mediocrity. Am I wrong?

Man: Well, that's a bit harsh.

Rebecca: Am I wrong?

Man: No.

Rebecca: Now, Coach Lasso may not have the CV that you all find acceptable, but he does have one thing this club doesn't: a trophy from this millennium. So, like it or not, Richmond are changing the way we do things. And from now on, that way is the "Lasso way." We look forward to seeing you all at our next match with Crystal Palace. Thank you so much.

Ted: Nice meeting y'all. And sorry for spitting on all your stuff up here.

Rebecca: Thank you.

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