Learn English with Emily in Paris

#23. Drinking in Class

Published: 1.07.2024
Level 5   |   Time: 3:21
Accent: American, French

Emily drinks before class, learns some British expressions, and improves her French.

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 traveler [n] - a beer that you can carry to the next bar
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ whilst [exp] - while
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ one thing I'll give old XXX is... [exp] - something that I admire about XXX is...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ open container laws [exp] - laws that allow people to drink alcohol on the street
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get (go) on the lash [exp] - getting drunk
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nicked [adj] - caught by the police
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fancy [v] - want, like, enjoy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ banged up [adj] - drunk
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hunky-dory [adj] - good, okay
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ taking the piss [exp] - making fun of, teasing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the board [n] - the white board at the front of the classroom
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ abstract [adj] - theoretical, not concrete, not practical
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bloody brilliant [exp] - really great
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ immerse [v] - use or engage fully or deeply
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ come over (me) [phv] - affect (me), happen to (me)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Not bothered. [exp] - I am not angry. It does not bother me.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ She is so into me. [exp] - She really likes (fancies) me.

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Emily Alfie
Emily Cooper Alfie
  • Emily Cooper is an American living and working in Paris.
  • She works for a French marketing agency called Savoir.
  • Alfie is a British banker and Emily's classmate in her French class.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Emily and Alfie are drinking ______.

  2. One thing that Alfie likes about Paris is that ______.
    the food is good
    the beer is cheap
    you can drink on the street
    the weather is better than in London

  3. ______ wants to skip French class.

  4. Alfie invites Emily to _____ tonight.
    go drinking
    go out for dinner
    come back to his apartment

  5. "Honky-dory" is a(n) ______ expression.

  6. Emily and Alfie got ______ scores on their tests.

  7. The teacher is trying to ______ Alfie.
    flirt with

  8. Emily ______ Alfie when he makes a mistake at the board.
    makes fun of

  9. The teacher suggests that Emily is improving because ______ and ______.
    she is a little drunk
    she has been studying more
    she is not thinking too much
    she is spending more time with French people

  10. Alfie is _______ at the teacher.
    not angry

triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Revisão de vocabulário Vocabulario revisión

Directions: How can you change these American expressions sound more British?

  1. It's a beer for the road, Cooper.

    It's a traveler, Cooper.

  2. Open container laws mean you can go out drinking whenever you want.

    Open container laws mean you can get (go) on the lash whenever you want.

  3. I haven't been caught by the police yet.

    I haven't been nicked yet.

  4. Do you want to get drunk/wasted/hammered/shit-faced abroad, Cooper?

    Do you fancy getting banged up abroad, Cooper?

  5. Don't worry, honey.

    Don't worry, love.

  6. Now you're just making fun of me.

    Now you're just taking the piss.

  7. Now that was f@#king awesome! What did she say?

    Now that was bloody brilliant! What did she say?

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

on / way / French / class / Alfie / Emily / grab / beer / for / road

On [their/the] way to French class, Alfie and Emily grab [a beer/beers] for the road.

Sentence 2

although / Alfie / most / critical / Paris / he / appreciate / open / container / law

Although Alfie is mostly critical of Paris, he appreciates the open container laws.

Sentence 3

Alfie / ask / Emily / she / fancy / get / bang / up / abroad

Alfie asks Emily [if/whether] she fancies getting banged up abroad.

Sentence 4

according / Emily / more / Alfie / drink / more / British / he / sound

According to Emily, the more Alfie drinks, the more British he sounds.

Sentence 5

Emily / want / skip / French / class / but / Alfie / need / get / attendance / slip / sign / work

Emily wants to skip French class, but Alfie needs to get his attendance slip signed for work.

Sentence 6

teacher / hand / Emily / Alfie / test / as / they / walk / class

The teacher hands Emily and Alfie their tests as they walk into (the) class.

Sentence 7

teacher / then / ask / Alfie / join / her / board / demonstrate / common / error / from / test

The teacher then asks Alfie to join her at the board (in order) to demonstrate [a/some] common error[s] from the test.

Sentence 8

everyone / laugh / Alfie / becuase / he / not / understand / what / teacher / say

Everyone laughs at Alfie becuase he [can't/doesn't] understand what the teacher is saying.

Sentence 9

Emily / surprise / self / when / she / defend / Alfie / use / perfect / French

Emily surprises herself when she defends Alfie using perfect French.

Sentence 10

after / class / teacher / congratulate / Emily / improvement

After class, the teacher congratulates Emily on her improvement.

Sentence 11

she / think / Emily / finally / immerse / self / language

She thinks (that) Emily is finally immersing herself in the language.
She thinks (that) Emily has finally immersed herself in the language.

Sentence 12

Alfie / declare / teacher / into / him

Alfie declares (that) the teacher is into him.

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

What did you call it?

Clip 2

A traveler. To drink whilst you're traveling to the next bar.

Clip 3

Open container laws, I mean you can get on the lash wherever you want.

Clip 4

Well, I haven't been nicked yet. Maybe tonight's the night.

Clip 5

(Do) You fancy getting banged up abroad, Cooper?

Clip 6

You know, the more you drink, the more British you sound.

Clip 7

Are you sure we're not too drunk for French class?

Clip 8

Oh, now you're just taking the piss.

Clip 9

Alfie, can you join me at the board, please.

Clip 10

Yeah, that's what I wrote.

Clip 11

Who the hell's Jean Magine, anyway?

Clip 12

Now that was bloody brilliant! What did she say?

Clip 13

I don't know really what came over me, but maybe it's the heatwave.

Clip 14

She is so into me.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What very British expressions can you remember from this clip? What do they mean?
  2. Does your country have open-container laws? Do you think they are a good idea? Do you take a traveler when you are on the go (moving to the next place)?
  3. How would you describe the teacher's teaching style? Is it similar to or different from language classes that you have taken (or are taking)?
  4. How do you feel about how the French teacher treated Alfie? Did Alfie deserve it?
  5. Alfie doesn't care about French. He is only in class for his job. How do you think this affects the class atmosphere?
  6. Do you think alcohol makes you speak English more fluently? Why?
  7. Have you ever been drunk in class? (Be honest!) Did anyone notice? Was it helpful?
  8. Should students be allowed to drink in class? Can you come up with three or four solid reasons to support your position?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Alfie: There you go.

Emily: Ooh, coffee! Good idea.

Alfie: It's a traveler, Cooper.

Emily: Mmm-hmm! Oh, that's, that's beer! What did you call it?

Alfie: A traveler. To drink whilst you're traveling to the next bar.

Emily: Or French class.

Alfie: You know, one thing I'll give ol' Paris, open container laws, I mean you can get on the lash wherever you want.

Emily: I don't think that's true.

Alfie: Well, I haven't been nicked yet. Maybe tonight's the night. You fancy getting banged up abroad, Cooper?

Emily: You know, the more you drink, the more British you sound. Are you sure we're not too drunk for French class? Should we skip it?

Alfie: Can't. Need to get my little attendance slip signed for work. Don't worry, love. We'll be hunky-dory.

Emily: Hunky-dory? Oh, now you're just taking the piss. I'm a fast learner.

Teacher: I hope you both find your grades as funny.

Teacher: Alfie, can you join me at the board, please. So, one common mistake in the test was people using "je suppose" instead of "j'imagine." They're very similar, but "j'imagine" is more abstract.

Teacher: Alfie, can you write on the board, please, "J'imagine que je suis en vacances."

Alfie: What was the rest?

Teacher: Non, pas Jean Magine. J'imagine. (No, not Jean Magine. I imagine.)

Alfie: Yeah, that's what I wrote.

Teacher: No.

Alfie: Who the hell's Jean Magine, anyway?

Teacher: En francais, s'il vous plait. (In French, please.)

Alfie: Qui est Jean Magine? (Who is Jean Magine?)

Emily: I imagine Alfie's doing his best. He doesn't have much opportunity to speak with many French people.

Alfie: Now that was bloody brilliant! What did she say?

Teacher: Emily! Well done. Tonight for the first time, you fully immersed yourself in the language. You didn't overthink it.

Emily: Merci. I don't know really what came over me, but maybe it's the heatwave.

Teacher: Yeah, or whatever's in that cup. Alfie, I wish I could say the same to you.

Alfie: All good. Not bothered.

Teacher: I didn't think so. Hmm. Bonne nuit. (Good night.)

Alfie: She is so into me.

triangle Full Episode Activities

To improve your listening, more sustained (longer) listening practice is very helpful. Try watching the full episoide: Season 2 Episode 7: The Cook, the Thief, Her Ghost and His Lover .

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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