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3.7 Bob the Dancer

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Published: 7.05.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:36
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Bob talks about his experience as a dancer while eating dinner with his friends.


    

triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary


  • talked me out of it [exp] - convince me not to do something
  • no kidding [exp] - Wow! / That is surprising!

[exp] - expression


triangle Background


Mr. Evans Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
Mr. Evans Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
  • Mr. Evans, Marie, Cheryl, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • Bob is engaged to Cheryl.
  • They are eating dinner together.

triangle Comprehension Questions


  1. Who made dinner?
    Cheryl
    Bob
    Marie

  2. What job did Cheryl want in the past?
    a dancer
    a pilot
    a chef

  3. Who convinced Cheryl not to become a chef?
    Bob
    her mother
    her teacher

  4. Why did Cheryl's mom not want her to become a chef?
    She wouldn't meet a man because chefs work at night.
    She wanted Cheryl to go to university.
    She wanted Cheryl to marry Bob.

  5. What did Bob eat before he met Cheryl?
    Japanese food
    a lot of sweets
    fast-food

  6. How did Cheryl's mom feel when Cheryl got engaged to Bob?
    disappointed
    worried
    happy

  7. What did Bob want to be in the past?
    a dancer
    a rock musician
    a basketball player

  8. What type of dancing did Bob do?
    jazz dance
    ballroom dancing
    ballet

  9. What made Bob quit his dream?
    His mother told him to stop.
    He couldn't follow the diet.
    He got too fat.

  10. What foods did Bob have to stop eating?
    cake
    sushi
    hamburgers
    potato chips
    fried chicken
    bread and butter
    pizza

  11. Which food could Bob not give up?
    cake
    bread and butter
    sushi

  12. Why doesn't Bob like to watch ballet?
    He gets hungry when he watches it.
    It is too boring.
    He misses dancing.


triangle Language Focus (Perfect Modals)


Directions: 1) Choose the modal that you hear and then 2) determine its meaning.

  • Another wonderful dinner, Cheryl. Thank you.
  • You’re welcome. I really enjoy cooking, actually. When I was young, I thought I was going to be a chef.
  • You (could be) a chef. These cookies are fantastic!
    past possibility
    present possibility
    past ability
  • Why didn’t you become a chef?
  • My mother talked me out of it. She thought I would always (have to work) at night.
    obligation
    possibility
    advice
  • She was afraid I would never meet a man and get married.
  • She was probably right. If you were a chef, you (wouldn't have met) Bob.
    past possibility (strong)
    past possibility (weak)
    past imagination
  • How do you know?
  • Before he met you, Bob only ate fast food.
  • It’s true.
  • Your mother (must have been) very happy when you and Bob got engaged.
    past obligation
    past possibility (strong)
    past possibility (weak)
  • She was. Hey, you’ll never guess what Bob was going to be.
  • Cheryl...
  • A rock musician?
  • A basketball player?
  • No, Bob was going to be a dancer. He was actually in the state ballet when he was young.
  • No kidding!
  • You never told me this!
  • I (could have been) a great dancer.
    past possibility
    present possibility
    future possibility
  • What made you change your mind?
  • The diet was too hard. I (had to stop) eating everything — chocolate cake, fried chicken, potato chips.
    past possibility
    past ability
    past necessity
  • I tried. I (might have been) able to do it.
    past possibility (strong)
    past possibility (weak)
    past permission
  • But then they said no more bread and butter. Bread and butter!
  • (Can) you believe it? And that was the end.
    ability
    permission
    possibility
  • Wow, Bob. I never knew. Do you enjoy watching ballet at all?
  • I (can't) I’d like to, but as soon as the music starts, I get very, very . . . hungry.
    ability
    permission
    possibility


triangle Script



Marie: Another wonderful dinner, Cheryl. Thank you.
Cheryl: You’re welcome. I really enjoy cooking, actually. When I was young, I thought I was going to be a chef.
Paul: You could be a chef. These cookies are fantastic!
Marie: Why didn’t you become a chef?
Cheryl: My mother talked me out of it. She thought I would always have to work at night. She was afraid I would never meet a man and get married.
Paul: She was probably right. If you were a chef, you wouldn’t have met Bob.
Cheryl: How do you know?
Paul: Before he met you, Bob only ate fast food.
Bob: It’s true.
Mr. Evans: Your mother must have been very happy when you and Bob got engaged.
Cheryl: She was. Hey, you’ll never guess what Bob was going to be.
Bob: Cheryl . . .
Marie: A rock musician?
Paul: A basketball player?
Cheryl: No, Bob was going to be a dancer. He was actually in the state ballet when he was young.
Marie: No kidding!
Paul: You never told me this!
Bob: I could have been a great dancer.
Paul: What made you change your mind?
Bob: The diet was too hard. I had to stop eating everything—chocolate cake, fried chicken, potato chips. I tried. I might have been able to do it. But then they said no more bread and butter. Bread and butter! Can you believe it? And that was the end.
Marie: Wow, Bob. I never knew. Do you enjoy watching ballet at all?
Bob: I can’t. I’d like to, but as soon as the music starts, I get very, very . . . hungry.