#10. Trent's Article

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Published: 5.07.2021
Level 6   |   Time: 4:43
Accent: American
Source: Ted Lasso [S1 E04]

Trent Crimm writes an honest article on how he feels about Ted Lasso.


    

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  • commence [v] - start
  • Let battle commence. [exp] - Let's begin.
  • congrats [exp] - congratulations
  • Mad respect! [exp] - Well done! I really respect you!
  • Dig in. [phv] - Please begin eating.
  • put a dent in it [exp] - finish a large percentage of work or a meal
  • darn good at it [exp] - very good at it
  • fellas [n] - guys
  • on and off the field [exp] - as athletes and in their personal lives
  • a deadline [n] - the latest time or date for something to be finished or submitted
  • an advance copy [n] - a copy of an article before it is officially published
  • wayward [adj] - difficult to predict because of unusual behavior
  • hard to swallow [exp] - difficult to accept or believe
  • in over one's head [exp] - in a situation that one is not prepared or qualified for
  • insist [v] - demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal
  • an ego [n] - a person's feeling of self-importance or value
  • rein (something) in [phv] - limit or control
  • subtle [adj] - hard to notice but delicate and complex
  • hit you over the head [exp] - do something so that everyone will notice
  • mess with [phv] - bother, pick on, bully
  • nut (someone) [v] - hit/beat up (someone)
  • wreak havoc [exp] - cause serious damage or problems
  • massive [adj] - big, a lot
  • the intestinal system [n] - stomach and intestines
  • relegation [n] - send down to lower division in sports
  • gloat [v] - happily talk about someone's failure (be smug)

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


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Ted Lasso Trent Roy Rebecca Higgins
  • Ted Lasso is an American football coach and has recently been hired to coach an English Premier League football club, AFC Richmond.
  • Ted doesn't know anything about football (soccer).
  • Roy is the captain of the team.
  • Trent is a reporter for a local newspaper. He is writing an article about Ted.
  • Rebecca is the owner of the team.
  • Higgins works for Rebecca.
  • Ollie drove Ted from the airport to the stadium when Ted first arrived in England.

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  1. Why did Ted choose this restaurant?
    Ted loves Indian food.
    Higgins recommended it.
    One of Ted's players is the owner.
    The waiter invited Ted to the restaurant.

  2. What happens during the meal?
    Ted says he loves spicy food.
    Trent warns Ted about the food.
    Trent stops eating because it is too spicy.
    Ted tells Ollie that the food is too spicy.
    Ted admits that he has never had Indian food before.
    Ollie says Ted is brave for ordering such a spicy meal.

  3. What does Trent tell Ted during the meal?
    Ted is a bad coach.
    Ted is being irresponsible.
    Ted should focus more on winning.
    The football club is very important to the city.

  4. What does Ted tell Trent during the meal?
    Ted loves coaching.
    Trent is good writer.
    Ted has enjoyed spending time with Trent.
    Ted wants to help the players develop personally.
    Ted wants to help the players develop professionally.
    Trent should try to write a positive article about Ted.
    Ted is worried about being relegated to a lower division.

  5. Why does Trent leave?
    He feels sick.
    The food is too spicy.
    He is disappointed in Ted.
    He has to write his article.

  6. What positive things does Trent say in his article?
    Ted has no ego.
    The team is likely to succeed.
    Ted has a subtle coaching style.
    Ted allows players to become leaders.
    Ted is very respectful of other people.
    Ted doesn't focus on wins and losses.
    Ted is qualified to be a football manager.

  7. What negative things does Trent say in his article?
    Ted has a big ego.
    The team is likely to fail.
    Ted has a subtle coaching style.
    Ted doesn't focus on wins and losses.
    Ted is not very respectful of other people.
    Ted pushes players to become leaders.
    Ted is unqualified to be a football manager.

  8. Why does Roy go to the bar?
    To meet Keeley.
    To complain about Ted.
    To attend his retirement party.
    To tell the players to stop picking on Nate.

  9. What does Roy do at the bar?
    Say hi to Keeley.
    Head butt Colin.
    Take a swig from Jamie's drink.
    Complain about his poor night vision.
    * swig = mouthful of liquid

  10. What does Roy think about what Jamie is drinking (vanilla vodka)?
    It is delicious.
    It is not a manly drink.
    It is too stong.

  11. What are Trent's conclusions at the end of the article?
    Ted should be fired.
    He hopes Ted will succeed.
    He is happy Ted is failing.
    AFC Richmond will probably be relegated.

  12. How does Rebecca feel about the article?
    She loves it.
    She hates it.
    She thinks it is not fair.
    She thinks it is not accurate.


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