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3.15 New Technology

Published: 9.26.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:17
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Cheryl and Marie talk about new technology as Bob watches TV on his new glasses.



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  • wacky [adj] -
  • ultra high-tech [adj] - the newest technology
  • top-of-the-line [adj] - the best quality and the most expensive
  • state-of-the-art [adj] - the newest or most modern
  • cutting-edge [adj] - the newest or most modern
  • Are you kidding? [exp] - Are you telling a joke?
  • charge (someone) [v] - make someone pay a fine
  • speeding [n] - driving too fast

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


Marie Cheryl Bob
Marie Cheryl Bob
  • Marie, Cheryl, Band Bob all work in a travel agency.
  • Cheryl and Bob are engaged.


  1. What adjectives does Marie use to describe the glasses?

  2. What adjectives does Bob use to describe the glasses?

  3. What do the glasses allow Bob to do?
    He can see better.
    He can play computer games.
    He can watch TV.

  4. What is Bob watching?
    a movie
    a TV show
    a sports match

  5. How does Cheryl feel about the glasses?
    She thinks they are a waste of money.
    She is happy because Bob likes them.
    She wants to buy another pair for herself.

  6. Why was Marie angry today?
    Someone was talking loudly on a cellphone in a cafe.
    The coffee she bought at a cafe tasted terrible.
    Her cellphone broke when she was at a cafe.

  7. Why did Bob start laughing?
    Because Marie said something funny.
    Because Cheryl said something funny.
    Because someone on TV said something funny.

  8. What type of new technology does Cheryl want to invent?
    A machine that charges Bob for driving too fast.
    A machine that that makes cars faster.
    A machine that that makes cars slower.

  9. How does Bob drive?
    too fast

  10. Why does Bob yell, "Nooooooo!"?
    He doesn't like Cheryl's invention idea.
    His basketball team lost the game.
    Cheryl wants him to drive faster.

triangle Script

Marie: What are those wacky glasses you are wearing?
Bob: These are ultra high-tech, top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge TV glasses.
Marie: And you’re actually watching TV right now?
Bob: Yeah. Right here on the corner.
Marie: What are you watching?
Bob: The basketball game.
Marie: Unbelievable. And Cheryl doesn’t mind this?
Bob: Yes!
Marie: What?
Bob: Sorry. My team’s winning.
Marie: This new invention doesn’t bother you?
Cheryl: Are you kidding? If I had known how happy they would make him, I would have bought those glasses for Bob long ago.
Marie: Technology today is amazing. You know, I wish they’d invent something that would make people who talk on cell phones quieter. This guy in the café today was so loud, I couldn’t hear myself talking.
Bob: Ha-ha-ha . . .
Marie: It wasn’t funny.
Bob: What? Oh, sorry. I was laughing at this guy on TV.
Cheryl: If I could invent something, it would be a thing for Bob’s car that would automatically charge him when he goes over the speed limit. He drives so fast sometimes, but he’d slow down if he had to pay.
Bob: No!
Marie: Is your team losing?
Bob: No. I heard what you said. You just leave my car alone.

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