Learn English with Emily in Paris

#19. Magic Leek Soup

Published: 9.15.2023
Level 5   |   Time: 3:31
Accent: American, French

Emily has to make a marketing campaign for the leek.


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 leek [n] - a long, green vegetable with a white stem and an onion-like taste [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a poireau [n] - another word for "leek" in French [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ persistent [adj] - not giving up easily
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a root vegetable [n] - a vegetable that grows underground such as carrots, potatoes, or beets.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a lobby [n] - a group of people who work together to influence decisions or policies of a government
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mishandle [v] - manage something in a careless or improper way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ compromise [v] - reach an agreement by making concessions or giving up some demands
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ redeem [v] - do something after making a mistake that will restore your reputation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ humble [adj] - modest, not arrogant or proud
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ versatile [adj] - capable of being used in many different ways
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a staple [n] - a basic and essential food item like bread, rice, or potatoes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ earthy [adj] - having a natural, earth-like flavor or smell
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a lobster [n] - a sea animal (crustacean) famous for its delicious meat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cockroach [n] - an ugly and disgusting insect
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a delicacy [n] - a rare or expensive food that is considered luxurious or special
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ boost [v] - increase
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a Brussels sprout [n] - a small, green vegetable closely related to cabbage [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ edible [adj] - able to be eaten
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Gwyneth [n] - Gwyneth Paltrow, a famous American actor [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Goop [n] - Gwyneth Paltrow's brand and website that sells unusual beauty and health products [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cliché [adj] - overused and lacking originality
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shed [v] - lose
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a fad [n] - a temporary very popular fashion trend
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a shortcut [n] - a quicker or easier way to reach a goal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a drive-thru [n] - at a restaurant where customers can order and pick up items in their car
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a quick fix [n] - an easy and immediate solution to a problem
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cold-pressed juice [n] - juice that is made from fruit and vegetables without cooking or boiling

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Emily Sylvie Julien Odette Serge
Emily Sylvie Julien Odette Serge
  • Emily is an American marketing executive working for a French company in Paris.
  • Sylvie is Emily's boss.
  • Julien is Emily's co-worker.
  • Odette and Serge own a leek company.
  • Leeks are a type of green leafy vegetable that are popular in France.
  • Potato-leek soup is a common French (or European) soup.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Who are the "poireau people" that Julien mentions?
    A group of French chefs
    A brand of leather goods
    People from a leek company

  2. Why couldn't Julien cancel the meeting with the poireau people?
    They were very persistent.
    They threatened legal action.
    Sylvie insisted on having the meeting.

  3. Why does Sylvie think that poireau is a bad match for Savoir?
    It doesn't match Savoir's image.
    Poireau cannot afford Savoir's fees.
    Savoir only works with French brands.

  4. How do Odette and Serge describe the leek?
    Sweet and exotic
    Bitter and unappealing
    Mysterious and versatile

  5. What idea does Emily propose to rebrand the leek effectively?
    Rebranding it as a delicacy
    A leek-inspired fragrance or perfumne
    Turning it into a French national symbol

  6. Why do Julien and Serge express their dislike for Brussels sprouts?
    They are difficult to cook.
    They are similar to potatoes.
    They are considered unhealthy.

  7. What do Serge and Odette think of the tagline "Le Leek, c'est Chic!"?
    They love it.
    They find it cliché.
    They think that Americans won't understand it.

  8. What is the "magic leek soup" that Sylvie mentions?
    A soup made from magical ingredients
    A traditional French soup for weight loss
    A soup that French people eat on their birthdays

  9. How does Emily describe modern American food culture?
    Mostly healthy
    Focused on fad diets
    Fast and ready-to-go

  10. What alternative idea does Emily propose?
    She suggests promoting health and wellness.
    She suggests bottling cold-pressed leek juice.
    She suggests marketing leek soup as a quick way to shed kilos.

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 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

Sylvie / not / want / work / leek / company / so / she / give / account / Emily

Sylvie doesn't want to work with [a/the] leek company, so she gives the account to Emily.

Sentence 2

Sylvie / offer / leek / account / Emily / as / way / redeem / self

Sylvie offers the leek account to Emily as a way to redeem herself.

Sentence 3

client / want / rebrand / leek / as / complex / mysterious / versatile

The clients want to rebrand [the leek/leeks] as complex, mysterious, and versatile.

Sentence 4

Emily / point / out / lobster / consider / cockroach / sea / until / they / rebrand / as / delicacy

Emily points out (that) lobsters were considered the cockroaches of the sea until they were rebranded as delicacies.

Sentence 5

leek / already / beloved / French / staple / but / client / want / expand / US / market

[Leeks are/The leek is] already a beloved French staple, but the clients want to expand into the US market.

Sentence 6

client / think / Emily / first / pitch / little / cliché

The clients think (that) Emily's first pitch is a little (too) cliché.

Sentence 7

Sylvie / suggest / they / can / break / American / market / by / sell / magic / leek / soup

Sylvie suggests (that) they can break into the American market by selling (them) magic leek soup.

Sentence 8

magic / leek / soup / French / secret / that / help / French / woman / shed / kilo / for / year

Magic leek soup is a French secret that has helped French women shed kilos for years.

Sentence 9

Emily / think / Sylvie / idea / dangerous / because / it / seem / fad / diet

Emily thinks (that) Sylvie's idea is dangerous because it seems like a fad diet.

Sentence 10

Sylvie / force / Emily / admit / American / love / short / cut / quick / fix

Sylvie forces Emily to admit (that) Americans love short-cuts and quick fixes.

Sentence 11

however / Emily / say / magic / leek / soup / inappropriate / because / it / take / too / long / prepare

However, Emily says (that) magic leek soup is inappropriate because it takes too long to prepare.

Sentence 12

they / therefore / decide / market / cold / press / leek / juice

They therefore decide to market cold-pressed leek juice.

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

I tried, but they were very persistent.

Clip 2

Yes, and Savoir doesn't market root vegetables. Can they even afford our fees?

Clip 3

After mishandling Pierre Cadault and compromising Champère with your poor choices,...

Clip 4

...the leek could be your chance to redeem yourself.

Clip 5

It's a beloved French staple that deserves international recognition.

Clip 6

Lobsters were considered the cockroaches of the sea until they were marketed as a delicacy.

Clip 7

We'd love a rebrand that boosts our market share in the States.

Clip 8

Bitter little balls of cabbage that need to be roasted in liters of olive oil to be edible.

Clip 9

If you want to attract Americans, why not just give them magic leek soup?

Clip 10

But then it wouldn't be a secret, would it?

Clip 11

Of course. It's a common drink that helps shed kilos.

Clip 12

Fad diets are really dangerous, and America is more about health and wellness now.

Clip 13

Come on, Emily. Surely you agree Americans love a shortcut.

Clip 14

Sure we do. So then soup is not going to work. It takes too long to cook.

Clip 15

We'd need something that's ready to go, like, I don't know, cold-pressed juice.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Sylvie says that Americans are all about shortcuts and quick fixes. Do you agree? Can you think of some examples?
  2. Emily says that Americans are more about health and wellness now. Do you agree? Can you think of some examples?
  3. What is magic leek soup? Does it sound delicious? Do you think it would be an effective way to shed kilos? Do you think it could be dangerous?
  4. Have you tried leek? How does it taste?
  5. Serge describes leeks as complex, mysterious, and versatile. What other vegetable(s) could fit this description?
  6. What food is a delicacy in your country that people in other countries might find either boring or disgusting?
  7. What is your favorite soup? Describe the taste and texture in detail. Make it sound delicious.
  8. What is cold-pressed juice? Have you tried it before? How is it different from regular juice?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Julien: The poireau people are here.

Sylvie: What? I thought we cancelled!

Julien: I tried, but they were very persistent.

Emily: Poireau? Oh, um, I don't know that brand. Are they leather goods?

Julien: A poireau is a leek.

Sylvie: Yes, and Savoir doesn't market root vegetables. Can they even afford our fees?

Julien: Well, the leek lobby is very powerful in France.

Sylvie: Okay Emily, after mishandling Pierre Cadault and compromising Champère with your poor choices, the leek could be your chance to redeem yourself. Courage.

Odette: It shouldn't be called the humble leek. It's so much more than that.

Serge: Yes. Complex. Mysterious. Versatile.

Emily: Sweet but earthy.

Odette: It's a beloved French staple that deserves international recognition.

Emily: Well, then let's give it a makeover. Lobsters were considered the cockroaches of the sea until they were marketed as a delicacy.

Odette: Precisely. And, as an American, you're perfect. We'd love a rebrand that boosts our market share in the States. And we think, with your help, we could be the next Brussels sprouts.

Julien: I hate Brussels sprouts.

Serge: So do I. Bitter little balls of cabbage that need to be roasted in liters of olive oil to be edible.

Emily: Hold the Brussels sprouts; I'll have a potato leek soup.

Serge: No potato. Why do people always toss in a dirty old potato?

Odette: Serge! Breathe.

Emily: And the tag line is "Le Leek, c'est Chic!"

Odette: It's not just the tag line. The whole thing feels like a little cliché.

Sylvie: Yeah, no, I agree. I mean, if you want to attract Americans, why not just give them magic leek soup?

Emily: Oh. What's magic leek soup?

Sylvie: Leeks are a diet food for French women. We boil them and drink the water. It's our magic trick. Our little secret.

Emily: Why didn't you tell me that earlier?

Sylvie: Well then it wouldn't be a secret, would it?

Emily: I just don't think that there's a magic way to lose weight. That just sounds like something Gwyneth would push on Goop.

Odette: Oh! You can get us on Goop? Oh, let's do that. Please!

Emily: Have you heard of this?

Julien: Of course. It's a common drink that helps shed kilos.

Emily: What? That sounds so bad for you.

Serge: Yes, but it's perfect for America.

Emily: I just don't think that we should be promoting weight loss cures. Fad diets are really dangerous. And America is more about health and wellness now.

Sylvie: Come on, Emily. Surely you agree Americans love a shortcut. A drive-thru. A quick fix.

Emily: Well, yeah. Sure we do. So then soup's not going to work. It takes too long to cook. We'd need something that's ready to go. That's bottled, like, I don't know, cold-pressed juice.

Sylvie: Cold-pressed leek juice!

Sylvie: Voilà.

triangle Full Episode Activities

To improve your listening, more sustained (longer) listening practice is very helpful. Try watching the full episoide: Season 2 Episode 4: Jules and Em.

You can download a [ PDF lesson ] for this episode.

The activities are designed to be used with a partner, a study group, or a class after watching the full episode on Netflix.

However, it may be useful to take notes while you are watching the video.

You can also download a [ DOCX version ] of the lesson.

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