#16. Taking Care of your Parents

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Published: 3.31.2022
Level 5   |   Time: 4:01
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory

Howard and Bernadette struggle with taking care of Howard's mother.


    

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones


  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    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.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    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.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    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.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    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.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    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.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ all settled in [exp] - arrived and comfortable
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a forklift [n] - a small vehicle (car) used to lift heavy objects [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ off her feet [exp] - in bed, unable to move
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a putz [n] - a loser, an idiot
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm not crazy about the idea. [exp] - I don't like the idea.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ their homeland [n] - their home country
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tinkle [v] - pee, go to the bathroom, number 1
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ As advertised. [exp] - As everyone already knows
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cuckoo clock [n] - a clock with a bird that makes noise [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fuss [v] - move around because you are unhappy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ poop [v] - go to the bathroom, number 2
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ burp [v] - noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ drool [v] - drop saliva (water) uncontrollably from the mouth [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ paternal [adj] - having qualities of a father
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a brownie [n] - a small, sweet chocolate cake [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a little rough [exp] - a little difficult
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get through (something) [phv] - survive (something)

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



triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes


Bernadette Howard
Bernadette Howard
  • Bernadette and Howard have recently gotten married.
  • Howard's mother is a very large woman.
  • Howard's mother has broken her leg and must stay in bed.

triangle Questions 문제 Preguntas


  1. Howard's mother is staying in the guestroom because ______.
    there is a TV in that room
    she can't walk up the stairs
    the bed is larger in that room

  2. Howard's mother will be off her feet for ______.
    about a week
    up to a month
    up to two months
    over two months

  3. ______ says that she/he is willing to take care of his/her mother.
    Howard
    Bernadette

  4. Howards wants to ______.
    hire a nurse
    leave the house
    take care of his mother
    send his mother to the hospital

  5. Bernadette initially thinks that this idea is ______.
    smart
    cruel
    selfish
    too expensive

  6. Howard compares his mother to ______.
    a cow
    a truck
    a monster
    a cuckoo clock

  7. Bernadette compares taking care of Howard's mother to ______.
    her job
    living in hell
    having children
    taking care of Howard

  8. Howard thinks he will be ______ at taking care of a baby.
    good
    bad

  9. Bernadette was gone for a long time because she had to buy ______.
    extra fat yogurt
    headphones
    diapers
    coffee

  10. Bernadette also got ______ and ______.
    a latte
    a mocha
    cookies
    Tylenol
    a brownie
    cigarettes

  11. At the end of the video, Bernadette thinks that hiring a nurse is ______.
    smart
    cruel
    selfish
    too expensive

  12. During the video, Howard and Bernadette ______, ______, and ______.
    feed Howard's mother
    carry Howard's mother
    bathe Howard's mother
    read to Howard's mother
    rub Howard's mother's belly
    help Howard's mother go to the bathroom



triangle Summary 요약 Resumen [ ? ]

Summary

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.)

Resumen

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).

요약

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)


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 present 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.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.


Sentence 1

Bernadette / suggest / get / machine / help / Howard / mother / get / up / stair


Bernadette suggests getting a machine to help Howard's mother (to) get up the stairs.



Sentence 2

Howard / not / want / feed / wash / take / mother / toilet


Howard doesn't want to feed, wash, or take his mother to the toilet.



Sentence 3

Bernadette / not / believe / Howard / not / want / take / care / mother


Bernadette can't believe (that) Howard doesn't want to take care of his mother.



Sentence 4

Howard / want / hire / nurse / take / care / mother


Howard wants to hire a nurse to take care of his mother.



Sentence 5

as / Bernadette / take / Howard / mother / toilet / Howard / offer / play / Polish / music


As Bernadette (is taking/takes) Howard's mother to the toilet, Howard offers to play (some) Polish music.



Sentence 6

Bernadette / compare / take / care / Howard / mother / to / take / care / child


Bernadette compares taking care of Howard's mother to taking care of [children/a child].



Sentence 7

Howard / angry / because / Bernadette / come / home / late / shopping


Howard is angry because Bernadette has come home late [from/after] shopping.



Sentence 8

Howard / further / enrage / when / he / smell / coffee / Bernadette / breath


Howard is further enraged when he smells coffee on Bernadette's breath.



Sentence 9

in / respond / Bernadette / proud / tell / Howard / she / eat / brownie / she / buy / him


In response, Bernadette proudly tells Howard (that) she ate the brownie (that/which) she bought for him.



Sentence 10

argument / wake / Howard / mother / so / Howard / have / go / rub / belly


The argument wakes (up) Howard's mother, so Howard has to go (and) rub her belly.



Sentence 11

few / day / later / Howard / Bernadette / congratulate / other / while / relax / couch / housecoat


A few days later, Howard and Bernadette congratulate each other while (they are) relaxing on the couch in their housecoats.



Sentence 12

when / Howard / mother / demand / pancake / nurse / emerge / kitchen / carry / tray / food


When Howard's mother demands pancakes, a nurse emerges from the kitchen carrying a tray of food.



triangle Act It Out 연기하자 Actuarlo


Directions: With a partner or in a group, listen to the conversation and then try to act out the situation. Focus on intonation, stress, and rhythm.

Instrucciones: Con un compañero o en grupo, escucha la conversación y trata de representar la situación.

지시 사항 : 파트너와 함께 또는 그룹으로 대화를 듣고 상황을 연기해봅시다. 억양, 강세, 리듬에 집중하세요.


  • Bernadette:
    Howie.
  • Howard:
    I'm sorry. I just can't deal with this right now.
  • Bernadette:
    Taking care of your own mother? How can you say that?
  • Howard:
    Bernie, she's going to be off her feet for six to eight weeks. Are you prepared to feed her, wash her, take her to the toilet?
  • Bernadette:
    I would do it for my mother.
  • Howard:
    Yeah, of course you would. You're a loving person. I'm what my people would call a putz.
  • Bernadette:
    Look, I'm not crazy about the idea, but what other choice do we have?

  • Bernadette:
    You know, you're always talking about having a baby someday. This is exactly what it's going to be like.
  • Howard:
    No, it's not.
  • Bernadette:
    Come on. The constant fussing, eating, pooping, burping, drooling. We're even waiting for the day when she can finally walk on her own.
  • Howard:
    Maybe you're right. Anything she finds on the floor goes right in her mouth.
  • Bernadette:
    I'm just telling you now, if we do have kids, don't expect me to do all the work.
  • Howard:
    Hey, I'm a very paternal person.

  • Howard:
    What took you so long? The grocery store is a few blocks away.
  • Bernadette:
    They only had regular yoghurt. I had to go to a different store to get the extra-fat kind your mom likes.
  • Howard:
    Then why do I smell coffee on your breath?
  • Bernadette:
    So what? After two days of taking care of her, excuse me for stopping to get a mocha.
  • Howard:
    A mocha? Well, it must be nice to be queen.
  • Bernadette:
    Queen? I've been killing myself here.
  • Howard:
    Well, whose fault is that? I wanted to get a nurse, but you were all, I'm nice, I want to take care of people.
  • Bernadette:
    I'm glad I got that mocha. And you know what else I'm glad about? I bought you a brownie and I ate it in the car.

triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión


  1. Bernadette says that taking care of Howard's mother is similar to taking care of a child. What ways does Bernadette mention? Can you think of any other ways in which the two activities are similar?
  2. Howard says he is very paternal. Do you agree? Does he seem paternal? Why?
  3. Do you think you are a paternal or maternal person? Why?
  4. Howard and Bernadette mention taking his mother to the bathroom, feeding her, rubbing her belly. What else do they probably have to do? (Think of at least three more activities.) Which of these activities would be the worst?
  5. Do you think children have a responsibility to take care of their parents as they get older? Why?
  6. Did/Do/Will you take care of your parents when they get/got older?
  7. Do you want your children to take care of you when you get older? Why?
  8. How do you feel about the depiction of the nurse taking care of Howard's mother? Is it racist?

triangle Script 대본 Texto


Howard: Okay, she's all settled in the guest room.

Bernadette: Maybe we should get one of those machines to help her up the stairs.

Howard: You mean a forklift?

Bernadette: Howie.

Howard: I'm sorry. I just can't deal with this right now.

Bernadette: Taking care of your own mother? How can you say that?

Howard: Bernie, she's gonna be off her feet for six to eight weeks. Are you prepared to feed her, wash her and take her to the toilet?

Bernadette: I would do it for my mother.

Howard: Yeah, of course you would, you're a loving person. I'm what my people would call a putz.

Bernadette: Look, I'm not crazy about the idea, but what other choice do we have?

Howard: We get a nurse. Preferably someone from a third world country who's used to suffering and unpleasant smells.

Bernadette: You'd hire a total stranger to take care of the woman who raised you? That's so cruel.

Howard: Not if we pay them well and let them listen to the music of their homeland.

Mrs Wolowitz: I need to tinkle.

Howard: Sounds like a job for a loving person. Would you like me to play some Polish music while you carry her to the toilet?

Bernadette: You are a putz.

Howard: As advertised.


Mrs Wolowitz: I'm hungry again.

Howard: It's like the world's fattest cuckoo clock.

Bernadette: You know, you're always talking about having a baby someday. This is exactly what it's gonna be like.

Howard: No, it's not.

Bernadette: Come on. The constant fussing, eating, pooping, burping, drooling. We're even waiting for the day when she can finally walk on her own.

Howard: Maybe you're right. Anything she finds on the floor goes right in her mouth.

Bernadette: I'm just telling you now, if we do have kids, don't expect me to do all the work.

Howard: Hey, I'm a very paternal person. I'd be excellent at taking care of a baby.

Mrs Wolowitz: I'm still hungry.

Howard: I'm coming, you big baby.


Bernadette: Howie, I'm back!

Howard: Shh, I just got her to sleep.

Bernadette: Sorry.

Howard: What took you so long? The grocery store is a few blocks away.

Bernadette: They only had regular yoghurt. I had to go to a different store to get the extra-fat kind your mom likes.

Howard: Then why do I smell coffee on your breath?

Bernadette: So what? After two days of taking care of her, excuse me for stopping to get a mocha.

Howard: A mocha? Well, it must be nice to be queen.

Bernadette: Queen? I've been killing myself here.

Howard: Well, whose fault is that? I wanted to get a nurse, but you were all, I'm nice, I want to take care of people.

Bernadette: I'm glad I got that mocha. And you know what else I'm glad about? I bought you a brownie and I ate it in the car.

Mrs Wolowitz (off): Howard.

Howard: Thanks a lot. Now I have to go rub her belly again.


Howard: How you feeling?

Bernadette: Last night was a little rough, but I think we're gonna get through this.

Howard: I'm proud of us.

Bernadette: Me, too.

Mrs Wolowitz: Where's my pancakes?!

Nurse: Coming, Mrs. Wolowitz!

Bernadette: You were right.

Howard: Welcome to Team Putz.

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Fortune Telling

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