Learn English with Passengers

#5. Aurora and Jim

Published: 11.16.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 5:29
Accent: American
Source: Passengers

After Aurora wakes from her hibernation, Jim and Aurora get to know each other.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ break down [phv] - stop working properly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ interstellar [adj] - traveling through space (between stars)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hibernation pod [n] - a machine that allows people to sleep for many years [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ malfunction [v] - stop working properly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fail-safe [adj] - unable to fail, always works perfectly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a man of simple tastes [exp] - someone who likes simple or inexpensive things
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ above my pay grade [exp] - too expensive for me
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the infirmary [n] - a place on a ship for the care of sick people (like a hospital)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the cargo hold [n] - the place on a ship where cargo (goods) is kept or stored
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scanners [n] - equipment used for scanning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an Autodoc [n] - a robotic bed and doctor
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a manifest [n] - the list of equipment, cargo or supplies on a ship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ give up [phv] - quit, stop trying
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ for posterity [exp] - saved forever as history for future generations to read
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ultimate [adj] - the best or most extreme
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run away from [phv] - try to escape
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a mechanic [n] - a person (job) who repairs machines
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a slogan [n] - a phrase used for advertising by companies
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make off (something) [phv] - earned (money) from (something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a desirable trade [exp] - a useful job
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run up (a debt) [phv] - create a large (debt)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a sucker [n] - a stupid person who is easy to steal from or take advantage of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the bottom line [exp] - the final financial outcome - earn or lose money
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a midwife [n] - a person (typically a woman) trained to help women give birth
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make (something) up [phv] - create or imagine (something)

[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 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 woke up Aurora because he was lonely, but Aurora doesn't know this.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #4. Aurora Wakes Up

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. According to the computer, hibernation pods ______ malfunction.

  2. The computer describes hibernation pods as ______.
    impossible to repair

  3. Jim ______ a gold-class passenger.

  4. Aurora ______ a gold-class passenger.

  5. Aurora wants to ______.
    find a way to go back to sleep
    find better food options
    send a message to Earth
    wake up he crew

  6. Aurora thinks that there could be a hibernation pod ______ or ______.
    on the bridge
    in the infirmary
    in the cargo bay
    on the grand concourse

  7. Aurora suggests ______.
    waking up other passengers
    looking for other passengers
    building a new hibernation pod
    fixing her own hibernation pod

  8. Jim ______ to get back to sleep.
    wants to help Aurora find a way
    has given up trying
    doesn't want
    knows how

  9. Aurora thinks that Jim is special because he ______.
    is the first ever hibernation failure
    survived for more than a year alone
    gave up his life on Earth
    has simple tastes

  10. Jim ______ escape his problems on Earth.
    needs to
    doesn't need to

  11. Jim came on the Avalon because he wants to ______.
    feel useful
    fall in love
    be an engineer
    live a life of adventure

  12. Homestead Company ______ a lot of money from planet colonization.
    is making
    is losing

  13. Most Homestead passengers have to give 20% of everything that they earn to Homestead Company ______.
    until they pay for their ticket
    for the rest of their lives
    for over a year

  14. Jim ______ full price for his ticket on the Avalon.
    didn't pay

  15. Jim ______ that the passengers on the Avalon are suckers.
    doesn't think

  16. Aurora ______ the passengers on the Avalon personally.
    doesn't know

  17. Aurora thinks that she ______ just see someone and know that they will be friends.

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 meal do they eat together?


  2. What is Jim's profession?

    A mechanic

  3. What does Jim want to build on Homestead II?

    A house

  4. What is the first passenger's profession?

    A gardner

  5. What is the second passenger's name?


  6. What is the third passenger's profession?

    A midwife

  7. What is the first thing that Jim eats from his gold-class breakfast?

    Dragon fruit

  8. How much money did Homestead Company make off its first planet?

    Eight quadrillion dollars

  9. Who is Aurora going to tell Jim's story to?

    To posterity

  10. What equipment is in the infirmary (two things)?

    Scanners and an Autodoc

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

Aurora / get / frustrate / computer / inability / help / her

Aurora gets frustrated [with/at] the computer's inability to help her.

Sentence 2

when / Aurora / realize / Jim / not / gold / class / customer / she / get / him / gold / class / breakfast

When Aurora realizes (that) Jim isn't a gold-class customer, she gets him a gold-class breakfast.

Sentence 3

Aurora / suggest / look / hibernate / machine / infirmary / or / cargo / bay

Aurora suggests looking for a hibernation machine in the infirmary or (the) cargo bay.
Aurora suggests looking for hibernation machinery in the infirmary or (the) cargo bay.

Sentence 4

Jim / already / give / up / try / get / back / hibernation

Jim has already given up trying to get back into hibernation.

Sentence 5

Aurora / say / she / not / ready / give

Aurora says (that) she is not ready to give up.

Sentence 6

Aurora / want / interview / Jim / because / he / first / hibernate / failure / history / space / travel

Aurora wants to interview Jim because he is the first hibernation failure in the history of space travel.

Sentence 7

Jim / tell / Aurora / he / come / Avalon / because / he / want / fresh / start / new / world

Jim tells Aurora (that) he came [on/aboard] the Avalon because he [wants/wanted] a fresh start on a new world.

Sentence 8

Aurora / not / like / Jim / answer / because / it / sound / advertise

Aurora doesn't like Jim's answer because it sounds like advertising.
Aurora doesn't like Jim's answer because it sounds like an advertisement.

Sentence 9

Jim / think / he / will / more / useful / as / mechanic / Homestead II / Earth

Jim thinks (that) he will be more useful as a mechanic on Homestead II than (on) Earth.

Sentence 10

Aurora / point / Homestead / Company / make / lot / money / sell / ticket / colony

Aurora points out (that) Homestead Company makes a lot of money (by) selling tickets [to/for] its colonies.

Sentence 11

Jim / not / have / pay / full / price / ticket / because / he / mechanic

Jim didn't have to pay full price for his ticket because he is a mechanic.
Jim didn't have to pay for a full-price ticket because he is a mechanic.

Sentence 12

Aurora / believe / she / can / accurate / guess / lot / passenger / just / by / look / them

Aurora believes (that) she can accurately guess a lot about the passengers just by looking at them.

Sentence 13

two / Aurora / three / guess / incorrect

Two (out) of Aurora's three guesses are incorrect.

Sentence 14

Aurora / also / believe / she / can / identify / who / she / be / friend / just / by / look / someone

Aurora also believes (that) she can identify [who/whom] she [would/could] be friends with just by looking at someone.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Why did Jim give up his life on Earth? (Think of two reasons.) Can you understand (or empathize) with his reasons?
  2. Jim got a discounted ticket because he is a mechanic. What other "desirable trades" do you think Homestead Company gives discounts to? Why?
  3. In your home, what things do you usually try to fix? What things do you usually just replace? How about desk? Your bed? A microwave? An airconditioner?
  4. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Do you usually eat the same thing every day? Do you usually eat solid food?
  5. Do you have champagne tastes or simple tastes in regard to 1) food   2) alcohol (wine? beer? spirits?)   3) clothes   4) jewelry and accessories   5) entertainment?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Aurora: How can there be no way to put someone back into hibernation? What if a pod breaks down?

Computer: No hibernation pod has malfunctioned in thousands of interstellar flights.

Aurora: Well, I'm awake.

Computer: Hibernation pods are fail-safe.

Jim: Good morning. Have you eaten?

Aurora: No. I'm starving. And this is the dumbest machine.

Computer: Happy to help.

Computer: Gold-class breakfast.

Aurora: Well, you're a man of simple tastes.

Jim: I'm not a gold-class passenger. French breakfast puffs above my pay grade.

Aurora: What? This whole time?

Jim: Yeah.

Aurora: What can I get you?

Jim: No. No, I'm fine.

Aurora: Stop it.

Jim: Really. Okay.

Aurora: Here you go.

Aurora: So, I was thinking, maybe there's another way to go to sleep. What about the infirmary?

Jim: I checked it out. It's just scanners and an Autodoc.

Aurora: There could be another hibernation machine in the cargo hold.

Jim: I had that thought, too. And then I read the manifest. It's mostly farming stuff, machines and trade goods. Replacement parts for computers and engineering. We're not going to find a hibernation facility in a box.

Aurora: We could build our own.

Jim: We can't.

Aurora: Jim, you're not even trying.

Jim: I have tried everything. For over a year, I tried everything.

Aurora: Well, I'm not ready to give up.

Aurora: Why did you do it?

Jim: Do what?

Aurora: Emigrate. Leave Earth. I'm interviewing you.

Jim: You're what?

Aurora: You were the first hibernation failure in the history of space travel. That makes you a story.

Jim: Who are you going to tell?

Aurora: Posterity. So, why did you give up your life on Earth? 120-year space hibernation means you'll never see your family or friends again. You'll wake up in a new century on a new planet. It's the ultimate geographical suicide.

Jim: Well, I could ask you the same thing.

Aurora: But it's my interview. Were you running away from something?

Jim: No. Everything was okay.

Aurora: So?

Jim: Well, I guess I just wanted a new world, I don't know, a fresh start.

Aurora: That's Homestead Company advertising.

Jim: Is it?

Aurora: Jim.

Jim: I know. I guess. You're right.

Jim: Back on Earth, when something breaks, you don't fix it, you replace it. The colonies, they have problems to solve. They're my kind of problems. And a mechanic is somebody. This is a new world still being built. I could build a house and live in it. Open country. Room to grow.

Aurora: Now you're back to slogans.

Jim: Can't slogans be true?

Aurora: Do you know how much Homestead Company made off its first planet? Eight quadrillion dollars. That's eight million billion. Colony planets are the biggest business going. Did you pay full price for your ticket?

Jim: No. I'm in a desirable trade.

Aurora: So they fill your head with dreams, discount your ticket, and you fly off to populate their planet and give Homestead 20% of everything that you make for the rest of your life. Not to mention the debt you run up on this fancy starship.

Jim: So all you see here is 5,000 suckers?

Aurora: I see zeros on the Homestead Company's bottom line.

Jim: I see 5,000 men and women changing their lives. For 5,000 different reasons. You don't know these people.

Aurora: I'm a journalist. I know people.

Jim: Really? This one. Is he a banker, a teacher or a gardener?

Aurora: Banker.

Jim: He's a gardener. And her. Is she a Madison, Donna or a Lola?

Aurora: Donna's too serious for that hair. Lola.

Jim: Madison.

Aurora: Shit!

Jim: All right, chef, accountant or midwife?

Aurora: She has to be a midwife. There's no way you just made that one up.

Jim: Yeah. She's a midwife. I didn't know they still had midwives.

Aurora: I like her. We'd be friends.

Jim: You think you can see that?

Aurora: Don't you?

Jim: I do.

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