Learn English with Ted Lasso

#9. Trent's Article

Published: 5.07.2021
Level 6   |   Time: 4:43
Accent: American

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

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ 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] - the stomach and intestines
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ relegation [n] - send down to a 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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture picture picture
Ted Lasso Trent Roy Rebecca Higgins
  • Ted Lasso is an American football coach.
  • Ted 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. She wants Ted to fail because she is angry at her ex-husband.
  • Higgins works for Rebecca.
  • Ollie (the waiter) drove Ted from the airport to the stadium when Ted first arrived in England.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  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?
    He says hi to Keeley.
    He head-butts Colin.
    He takes a swig from Jamie's drink.
    He complains about his poor night vision.
    * a swig = a 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 strong.

  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.

triangle Sentence Building 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

Ollie / surprise / see / Ted / restaurant

Ollie is surprised to see Ted [in/at] his restaurant.

Sentence 2

Ted / introduce / Trent / Ollie / other

Ted introduces Trent and Ollie to each other.

Sentence 3

Trent / warn / Ted / not / order / such / spicy / dish

Trent warns Ted not to order such a spicy dish.

Sentence 4

Ted / encourage / Trent / keep / eat

Ted encourages Trent to keep eating.

Sentence 5

Ted / compliment / Trent / write

Ted compliments Trent's writing.
Ted compliments Trent on his writing.
Ted compliments Trent on how he writes.

Sentence 6

Ted / explain / why / he / not / focus / win / loss.

Ted explains why he doesn't focus on wins and losses.
Ted explains why he doesn't focus on winning and losing.

Sentence 7

Higgins / read / Trent / article / Ted / Rebecca / phone

Higgins reads Trent's article [on/about] Ted to Rebecca [over/on] the phone.

Sentence 8

Trent / describe / Ted / coach / style / article

Trent describes Ted's coaching style in [his/the] article.

Sentence 9

Roy / demand / player / stop / mess / Nate

Roy demands (that) the players stop messing with Nate.
Roy orders the players to stop messing with Nate.

Sentence 10

Roy / criticize / Jamie / drink / such / childish / drink

Roy criticizes Jamie for drinking such a childish drink.
Roy criticizes Jamie because he is drinking such a childish drink.

Sentence 11

Trent / conclude / he / sad / when / Ted / fail

Trent concludes (that) he will be sad when Ted fails.

Sentence 12

Rebecca / swear / loud / because / she / not / happy / article

Rebecca swears because she is not happy [with/about] the article.

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

Right, gentlemen. You know what you're having?

Clip 2

You're going to love it.

Clip 3

I can't imagine they have good Indian food in Kansas.

Clip 4

I have no idea. I've never had Indian food.

Clip 5

I don't think I can eat that.

Clip 6

Come on now. We have got to put a decent dent in this. Otherwise, we're going to embarrass Ollie in front of his family.

Clip 7

Now, I'm going to say this again just so you didn't think it was a mistake the first time I said it.

Clip 8

You actually mean that, don't you?

Clip 9

Why have you stopped reading?

Clip 10

I didn't know it was a retirement party.

Clip 11

Vanilla vodka. Such a child.

Clip 12

And though I believe that Ted Lasso will fail here and Richmond will suffer the embarrassment of relegation,...

Clip 13

...I won't gloat when it happens.

Clip 14

Because I can't help but root for him.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Which points in Trent's article do you agree with? Which points do you disagree with? Is there anything else Trent should have mentioned?
  2. Trent doesn't mention that Nate (the kitman) designed (part of) the offense in his article. Why?
  3. Why do you think Rebecca becomes angry after she hears the article?
  4. How do you think Ted will feel after he reads the article?
  5. Do you like spicy food? What type of spicy food do you like the most?
  6. Which country has the spiciest food? Which dishes are particularly spicy?
  7. Do you have an experience of eating something much too spicy? What happened? Did you embarrass yourself?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Trent: Little tradition. Let battle commence.

Ollie: Ted Lasso?

Ted: Hey there, Ollie.

Ollie: Leave it out. What are you doing here?

Ted: Well, I mean, you invited me, remember?

Ollie: I invite every person who's been in my car.

Ted: Hey, Ollie. This is my friend, Trent. Trent, this is my buddy, Ollie.

Trent: Pleased to meet you.

Ted: Congrats. You both just met a cool person.

Ollie: Right, gentlemen. You know what you're having?

Ted: Yeah. Well, you know, whatever the chef recommends.

Ollie: That would be my father-in-law. Are you okay with a little bit of spice?

Ted: Have him make it for us like we're a couple members of the family.

Ollie: You're a brave man. Oh, man. Mad respect.

Trent: That might not be the wisest of choices.

Ted: Here you go, boys. Dig in.

Ted: Can't wait. The smell's already deep inside my brain.

Ollie: You're going to love it.

Ted: I appreciate it.

Trent: I can't imagine they have good Indian food in Kansas.

Ted: I have no idea. I've never had Indian food.

Ted: Wow, that... I mean, that's hot. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Feel like I'm about to breathe fire.

Trent: I don't think I can eat that.

Ted: What? No, no, no. Come on now. We have got to put a decent dent in this. Otherwise, we're going to embarrass Ollie in front of his family.

Ollie: Are you enjoying the food?

Ted: Tell your father-in-law it's perfect.

Ollie: Dad! He says it's perfect!

Trent: Ted. What you're doing is irresponsible. This club actually means something to this town.

Ted: I know that. I do. Trent, what do you love? Is it writing?

Trent: Yes.

Ted: Yeah. Well, good, because you're darn good at it.

Trent: Thank you.

Ted: You're welcome. Me? I love coaching. Now, I'm going to say this again just so you didn't think it was a mistake the first time I said it. For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It's about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field.

Ted: And it ain't always easy, Trent, but neither is growing up without someone believing in you.

Trent: I really should go. Deadlines and all.

Ted: Hey, You have got to do the work. Hey, I'll say this though. I really enjoyed getting to spend this time with you, Trent.

Trent: You actually mean that, don't you?

Ted: Yeah.

Trent: Thank you.

Ted: You're welcome.

Rebecca: Yes

Higgins: I have an advance copy of the article.

Rebecca: Read it to me.

Higgins: Title: Wayward Ted. Whatever you think of Ted Lasso as a football coach, I assure you, the truth is harder to swallow.

Higgins: And yes, he's in over his head. He insisted twice that he didn't care if Richmond won or lost. But if the Lasso way is wrong, it's hard to imagine being right.

Rebecca: Why have you stopped reading?

Higgins: Please do me the favor of remembering that these aren't my words, it's Trent Crimm.

Rebecca: Keep going.

Trent: In a business that celebrates ego, Ted reins his in. Ted reins his in. His coaching style is subtle. It never hits you over the head.

Colin: Hello, Roy. I didn't know it was a retirement party.

Keeley: Shit!

Roy: Stop messing with Nate! Now, I don't know which one of you I nutted, because I don't see so well at night anymore, but that goes for all of you!

Trent: Slowly growing until you can no longer ignore its presence.

Roy: Vanilla vodka. Such a child. Keeley.

Keeley: Roy.

Trent: Whether that means allowing followers to become leaders, or in a show of respect, eating food so spicy it's sure to wreak massive havoc on his intestinal system.

Trent: And though I believe that Ted Lasso will fail here and Richmond will suffer the embarrassment of relegation, I won't gloat when it happens because I can't help but root for him.

Rebecca: Fuck!

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