#11. Rupert Crashes the Auction

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Published: 5.11.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:43
Accent: American
Source: Ted Lasso [S1 E04]

Rebecca's ex-husband comes to the team's charity auction uninvited.


    

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  • annual [adj] - happening every year
  • a benefit [n] - a party to raise money for some charity or cause
  • underprivileged [adj] - poor, without wealth
  • not much of a hugger [exp] - don't like hugging
  • a check book [n] - the book full of checks (cheques) which can be used as money
  • an auction [n] - a sale in which things (or people) are sold to the highest bidder
  • bid on [v] - offer money (at an auction)
  • hanky-panky [n] - sex
  • a waiver [n] - a contract stating that a company is NOT responsible (liable) for something (like an injury)
  • perks [n] - benefits, advantages
  • a wealthy good-for-nothing [exp] - a rich but useless person
  • gals and gents [exp] - ladies and gentleman
  • crash a party [exp] - come to a party without an invitation
  • stay sharp [exp] - be alert and ready
  • getting back out there [exp] - start dating again
  • cajoled (someone) into [v] - convinced to do something
  • an auctioneer [n] - a person who is in charge of an auction
  • pathetic [adj] - sad and embarrassing
  • a bastard [n] - a terrible guy
  • a cause [n] - a campaign or movement to help people in some way
  • a donation [n] - a gift of money (or something else of value)
  • a charmer [n] - a charming, charismatic person

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


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Rebecca Rupert Ted Lasso Jamie Keeley
  • Ted Lasso is an American football coach and has recently been hired to coach an English Premier League football club, AFC Richmond.
  • Rebecca is the owner of the team.
  • Rupert is Rebecca's ex-husband. He was the owner of the team before their divorce.
  • Jamie is a star player on the team.
  • Keeley is Jamie's girlfriend.

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  1. This is second time the Richmond football club has held this benefit for underprivileged children.
    True
    False

  2. Rebecca wants to hug everyone who donated money.
    True
    False

  3. Rebecca is surprised to see Rupert.
    True
    False

  4. Rupert was not invited to the party.
    True
    False

  5. They raised 900 000 pounds last year.
    True
    False

  6. Rebecca asks Rupert to leave the benefit (party).
    True
    False

  7. Rupert still loves the football club.
    True
    False

  8. Rupert tells Rebecca not to drink too much.
    True
    False

  9. Rebecca invites Rupert to do the auction.
    True
    False

  10. Rupert compliments Rebecca on her dress.
    True
    False

  11. Rupert is trying to be polite to Rebecca.
    True
    False

  12. Jamie wants Keeley to bid on him.
    True
    False

  13. The first bid for Jamie is 50 000 pounds.
    True
    False

  14. Rupert makes a personal donation of one million pounds.
    True
    False

  15. Rebecca is happy that Rupert donated so much money.
    True
    False

  16. Ted thinks that Rupert is a kind and charming guy.
    True
    False


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