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ESL MODULE 1 : LEARN ENGLISH BY LISTENING AND READING

UNIT 4 : MOVIE TRAILERS & VIDEO CLIPS

TITLE : DUMB AND DUMBER

VIDEO CLIP A : YOU SOLD PETIE TO THE BLIND KID?

 

PRE-VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Play the video clip below and listen carefully to the conversation.   Be ready to answer the exercises below. 

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS / PHRASES:


Please write your own original sentence using the new words below.

 

expenditures : payments made for buying goods

"The expenditures yesterday was lower than today."

 

tight budget : a difficult to obtain money, limited to buy a list of things needed

"We are now in a tight budget so we cannot afford to buy just about anything."

 

travel funds : cash reserve for travelling

"I have some travel funds to use to tour Europe next year."

 

raise some bucks: make some money

"He was able to raise some bucks last summer to buy a new computer."

 

some of (one's) stuff : some of things or items owned

"She left some of her stuff in her uncle's house before leaving for the holidays."

 

 

TEXT COMPLETION EXERCISE:

Please complete the missing words in the script below.

Harry: Hey where did you _____those?

Loyd: I bought them when we filled up .

Harry: But wait, we are supposed to talk about our __________ Loyd, we are in a very _____ budget.

Loyd: This didn't come ____ of our travel ______..

Harry: Oh.

Loyd: I was able to _____ some 25extra _____ before we left

Harry: Where did you get 25 extra ______?

Loyd: I sold some ______ to Billy in 4-C

Harry: The _____ kid?

Loyd: Yeah, ha ha! Yeah.

Harry: What did you ______ him Loyd?

Loyd: ____

Harry: What kind of _____ ?

Loyd: I don't know, a ____ baseball cards, a ______ of marbles, (cough) Petie

Harry: Petie? You sold my _____ bird to a blind kid? Loyd, that _____didn't even had a _______!

Loyd: Harry, I took______of it.

Billy: Pretty bird, yeah, can you say pretty bird? _____ bird, yeah _____ bird...

 

VIEWING COMPREHENSION EXERCISE:

1.  Why was Harry surprised at Loyd at the first glance?

  a . Lloyd was chewing some food.

  b.  Lloyd has money to buy food.

  c.  Lloyd sold petie to a blind kid.

2.  How did Loyd raise money to buy some food?

  a.   Lloyd took some from the travel funds

  b.  Billy at 4C gave him money

  c.  Lloyd sold some stuff  to the blind kid

3.  Why was Harry surprised at Loyd the second time?

   a . Lloyd was chewing some food.

   b.  He thought that Loyd was overspending and not considering the tight budget

   c.  Lloyd sold petie bird  to a blind kid.

4. Why was Harry surprised at Loyd the third time?

   a . Lloyd was chewing some food.

   b.  He thought that Loyd was overspending and not considering the tight budget

   c.  Lloyd sold petie bird having no head  to a blind kid.

5. How did Lloyd took care of Petie bird?

   a.  He made a new plastic head for the bird.

   b.  He fed the bird with food.

  c.   He trained the bird to talk.

 

IDIOMS:

 

stuff (one's) face : to eat greedily

"She likes to stuff her face with lots of desserts everyday."

 

stuffed shirt:  An overly formal or pretentious person;

(This expression refers to a shirt filled with paper instead of a person)

 "She's such a stuffed shirt that I'm not surprised if she won't come to a barbecue."

 

stuffed to the gills: have eaten a lot and are very full

"If someone is stuffed to the gills, he can throw-up some of his food."

 

throw up : vomit; forceful ejection of contents of stomach through the mouth. 

"The new drug makes many patients throw up."

 

 

MATCHING  EXERCISE:

Match the items on A with the items on B.  Select the best answer to complete the missing words in the sentence.

 

A                                          B

expenditures                  1.  The boy likes to _____  _______ ______   to get a ticket for the concert.                               

travel funds                    2.  I think I am going to _______  _______ all the food I ate tonight.

throw up                         3.  We are on a  very _______   _______ so we need to limit our expenses.

tight budget                    4.  Are you able to bring  enough _______   ______  for today's tour?

raise some bucks            5.   Please don't ____ _____ _____ with high caloric foods.

stuff her face                   6.  I can only find few real people nowadays, most of them I know are _____ ______.

stuffed shirts                   7.  Most of the industrial companies  have decided to cut down their ______ for the year 2009.

 

 

POST VIEWING EXERCISE:

1) If you were Lloyd, would you agree on what he did to raise extra bucks?

2) If you were Harry,  would you be surprised at Lloyd?

3) If you would be travelling, would you rather be alone or with someone?  Who would you like to travel with incase?

4) Can you recall an instance in your life when you were in a tight budget situation? 

5) What were the steps which you had to take for you to survive?