Learn English with Passengers

#3. An Impossible Decision

Published: 11.08.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 5:56
Accent: American
Source: Passengers

After contemplating suicide, Jim discovers the woman of his dreams sleeping in one of the hibernation pods.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a profile [n] - a short description of a person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Pulitzer Prize [n] - an award given for writing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ start over [phv] - start from the beginning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ figure out [phv] - learn, know
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an ordinary life [exp] - a boring, regular life
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a sense of humor [exp] - an ability to laugh and be funny
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nasty [adj] - evil, cruel
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ out of reach [exp] - unable to reach or meet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ along the way [exp] - during the trip
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Chrysler Building [n] - a famous tall building in New York
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ come back [phv] - return
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ leave behind [phv] - not bring things with you when you leave
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ You could use some company. [exp] - You seem lonely.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ strand [v] - leave (someone) without the ability to move from somewhere
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take back [phv] - undo
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wake up [phv] - wake up from hibernation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be over (something) [phv] - not consider or think about something anymore
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ move on [phv] - not consider or think about something anymore
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shave off [phv] - remove (a beard) with a razor

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Jim Aurora Arthur
  • The Avalon is a spaceship that is transporting 5,000 people from Earth to a planet called Homestead II.
  • The passengers and crew are all asleep in hibernation pods.
  • The journey will take 120 years, but Jim accidentally wakes up after only 30 years.
  • Arthur is an android (robot) bartender.
  • Jim has been considering killing himself.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #2. Jim and Arthur

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Jim is ______.

  2. Jim ______ Aurora.
    already knows
    doesn't know

  3. Aurora is ______.
    a doctor
    an engineer
    a teacher
    a writer

  4. Aurora's father was ______.
    a doctor
    an engineer
    a teacher
    a writer

  5. Aurora came on the Avalon ______.
    because she was unhappy
    because of her father
    to start a new life
    to find love
    for money

  6. Jim thinks Aurora is ______ and ______.

  7. Jim ______ Arthur about Aurora.
    doesn't tell

  8. Aurora ______ coffee.
    doesn't like

  9. Jim ______ he wants to wake up Aurora.
    is sure that
    isn't sure if

  10. Jim believes that it is ______ to wake up Aurora.

  11. Arthur thinks that Jim ______ wake up Aurora.

  12. Jim is frustrated with Arthur because Arthur _______.
    doesn't like Jim's beard
    doesn't have feelings
    gives him bad advice
    thinks that he is evil

  13. Jim shaves because _______.
    he wants to feel more human
    Arthur says his beard looks bad
    he wants to look good for Aurora

  14. Jim decides _______ Aurora.
    to wake up
    not to wake up

  15. After Aurora wakes up, Jim ______.
    runs away
    talks to her

triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles

Directions: Test your ability to remember all of the details from the video.

Instrucciones: Compruebe su capacidad para recordar todos los detalles del video.

Instrucciones: Verifique sua capacidade de lembrar todos os detalhes do vídeo.

지시 사항 : 비디오의 모든 세부 사항을 기억하고 있는지 테스트해보세요.

  1. What is Aurora's family name?


  2. What does Jim eat while watching Aurora's video?

    Cereal (and milk)

  3. What three adjectives does Jim use to describe Aurora?

    Funny, good, perfect

  4. What award did Aurora's father win?

    The Pulitzer Prize

  5. What New York building does Aurora mention?

    The Chrysler Building

  6. What does Arthur call Aurora?

    The sleeping girl

  7. What is Aurora's father's name?

    Oliver Lane

  8. What is Aurora's passenger number?


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

Jim / suicidal / because / he / be / alone / ship / so / long

Jim is suicidal because he has been alone on the ship (for) so long.

Sentence 2

when / Jim / stand / he / look / inside / one / pod / and / see / Aurora

When Jim stands up, he looks inside one of the pods and sees Aurora.

Sentence 3

Jim / look / up / Aurora / passenger / profile

Jim looks up Aurora's passenger profile.

Sentence 4

Aurora / father / inspire / her / come / Avalon / live / life / adventure

Aurora's father inspired her to come [aboard/on] the Avalon [and/to] live a life of adventure.

Sentence 5

Jim / start / fall / love / Aurora / while / listen / recording

Jim starts [to fall/falling] in love with Aurora while (he is) listening to her recordings.

Sentence 6

even / though / he / know / it / wrong / Jim / start / consider / wake / Aurora

Even though he knows (that) it is wrong, Jim starts [to consider/considering] waking [up] Aurora [up].

Sentence 7

Jim / ask / Arthur / advice / but / Arthur / not / help / him / because / he / just / robot

Jim asks Arthur for advice, but Arthur can't help him because he is just a robot.

Sentence 8

Jim / compare / wake / Aurora / to / wish / someone / onto / desert / island

Jim compares waking Aurora up to wishing someone onto a desert island.

Sentence 9

Jim / think / wake / Aurora / make / life / million / time / better

Jim thinks (that) waking Aurora up [would/will] make his life a million times better.

Sentence 10

Jim / also / know / he / strand / her / ship / rest / life

Jim also knows (that) he [would/will] be stranding her on the ship for the rest of her life.

Sentence 11

Jim / try / talk / self / out / wake / her

Jim tries to talk himself out of waking her up.

Sentence 12

after / Jim / decide / wake / Aurora / he / shave / off / beard

After Jim decides to wake [up] Aurora [up], he shaves off his beard.

Sentence 13

Jim / tamper / Aurora / hibernation / pod / order / wake / her

Jim tampers with Aurora's hibernation pod in order to wake her up.

Sentence 14

Jim / pick / tool / and / run / away / before / Aurora / open / eye

Jim picks up his tools and runs away before Aurora opens her eyes.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How long do you think you could live alone on the ship (with only Arthur)?
  2. Why does Jim think that Aurora is the perfect woman?
  3. Jim decides to wake up Aurora. Is he evil? Is his crime closer to murder or kidnapping?
  4. What would you do if you were in Jim's situation?
  5. Jim says that the universe has a nasty (evil) sense of humor. What does he mean? Why does he say this? What is he refering to? Do you agree? Why?
  6. Aurora couldn't give up coffee. What food would you insist on bringing with you to Homestead II?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Jim: Aurora.

Computer: Searching passenger profiles.

Aurora: I'm Aurora Lane. Passenger 1456. I'm a writer. I think we tell each other stories to know we're not alone, to make contact.

Man: Your father was Oliver Lane, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Aurora: No pressure, right? My dad used to say, "If you live an ordinary life, all you'll have are ordinary stories. You have to live a life of adventure." So, here I am.

Jim: Good morning.

Aurora: We're starting over in every way. I'll have to figure out where to live, how to live, who my friends will be. It's like the first day of school. If the school bus took 120 years to get there. We're creating a culture...

Jim: You are funny.

Jim: Do you ever read something and feel like it's written just for you?

Arthur: I don't do a lot of reading.

Jim: She's good.

Arthur: Who's that?

Jim: Aurora.

Arthur: Ah... the sleeping girl.

Jim: You know, I'm not saying the universe is evil, but it sure has a nasty sense of humor.

Arthur: How is that?

Jim: You get to fly to another planet, but you'll die along the way. And you find the perfect woman right in front of you. Yet she's completely out of reach.

Aurora: Yeah, I'll miss New York City. Give me a cup of coffee and a view of the Chrysler Building, and I can write all day. They do have coffee on Homestead II, right? They better have coffee. If they don't, I have to turn around and come back to Earth.

Man: Is there anything you regret leaving behind?

Aurora: Yeah, I'll miss the trees in Central Park turning in the fall.

Jim: Say you were trapped on a desert island, and you had the power to wish somebody there with you. You wouldn't be alone anymore. But you'd be stranding the person on the island. How do... Would you make that wish?

Arthur: I don't know. I've never been on an island.

Jim: Okay, well, yeah. Forget the island. Let's say you figured out how to do something that would make your life a million times better, but you knew it was wrong and there's no taking it back. How do you do the math?

Arthur: Jim, these are not robot questions.

Jim: I know how to wake Aurora up.

Arthur: Oh. Well, that seems like a fine idea. You could use some company.

Jim: I'd be stranding her on this ship for the rest of her life.

Arthur: Oh. Well, you can't do that.

Jim: What am I going to do?

Arthur: I'm here for you.

Jim: Arthur, you're a machine. See? You can't feel that. You don't have feelings. See? That doesn't hurt. And you don't even mind because you're not a person.

Jim: Don't even think about it.

Jim: No more Aurora talk. I'm over it. I'm moving on.

Jim: Don't even think about it!

Jim: You can't do it.

Jim: I'm shaving off my beard.

Jim: Please don't do it.

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