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Fresh off the Boat: Trailer

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Published: 2.15.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 3:02
Accent: American + Chinese
Source: Fresh off the Boat

The original trailer for Fresh off the Boat - a sitcom about a Taiwanese family living in America.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • D.C. [n] - Washington D.C.
  • bought in [phv] - accept / embrace
  • fit in [phv] - belong / feel accepted
  • Notorious B.I.G. [n] - a famous rapper from the 1990s
  • make the best of it [id] - try to enjoy a bad situation
  • baggy [n] - small bag
  • unleash [v] - release / say
  • obscenities [n] - bad language / curse words
  • suspend [v] - removed from school for a short time
  • onion blossom [n] - a deep-fried onion dish
  • entree [n] - the main part of a meal

[n] - noun   [v] - verb  [adj] - adjective   [adv] - adverb  

[phv] - phrasal verb   [id] - idiom


triangle Background


  • The Huangs are a Taiwanese-American family.
  • The TV show takes place in the 1990s.
  • Eddie, the oldest son, loves hip hop and rap.

triangle Questions


  1. How old is Eddie Huang?
    8 years old
    10 years old
    11 years old

  2. Where are the Huangs moving to?
    Orlando
    D.C.
    Taiwan

  3. Who loves America the most?
    Eddie
    the mother
    the father

  4. What kind of restaurant do the Huangs own?
    a Chinese restaurant
    a fastfood restaurant
    a steakhouse

  5. What does the father wish Evan had been?
    a rapper
    a girl
    taller

  6. What is on Eddie's shirt?
    a rapper
    a burro
    a Star Wars character

  7. Why do the boys at school tease Eddie?
    His lunch smells bad.
    He likes hip hop.
    He doesn't speak English well.

  8. Where does the mother feel the most calm and relaxed?
    at home in Taiwan
    the grocery store in Orlando
    the Taiwanese market in D.C.

  9. Why is there a burro (donkey) in the restaurant?
    It will be in a commercial.
    It was a gift.
    It is the family pet.

  10. What is Samantha (the roller blading woman) carrying in the baggy?
    drugs
    food
    dog poop

  11. What do the Huangs threaten to do if the school suspends Eddie?
    use obscenities
    give away some coupons
    sue the school

triangle Script


That's me, your boy Eddie Huang. 11 years old and moving from D.C. to Orlando.

That's my dad. He loved everything about America. Full-on bought into the American dream.

I don't know why we have to move.

So your father could own a cowboy restaurant.

It's called Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse and I've grown to love it like the daughter we wished Evan had been.

This is why we left our family and friends.

This is why we left everything we know to come to a place where we know nothing and where the humidity is not good for my hair.

Your father is right. This is why we left our family and friends.

This is my mom. My dad's American dream was her nightmare.

Where are all the customer? There is hardly anyone here, and that table is only drinking water.

Hey, why you not drink beer?!

Me? My American dream was to fit in.

Why do all your shirts have black men on them?

It's notorious B.I.G.!

You into B.I.G.?

Yeah, man.

Come sit with us.

Oh! What is that?!

It's Chinese food.

Get it out of here! Ying Ding's eating worms.

I need white people lunch.

What is this store so excited about? If we get separated, try and join a white family. You will be safe there until I can find you.

I miss the Taiwanese markets back in D.C. They make me feel so calm.

Tortilla chip? Free sample?

This is free? Ok.

Coming to ABC.

We are shooting a local commercial.

The burro is ready for blocking.

All you care about is the stupid restaurant. You say it was doing well! It's not doing well! And so I am worried about money. And look at my hair! My hair is terrible!

A new family comedy.

I wanna go back to D.C.

We are here now. We have to make the best of it. You think I like pretending Samantha isn't carrying a baggie of dog poops in her hand? No! I don't like this! We all see the poops there! It's rolling around!

Based on the memoir of celebrity chef Eddie Huang.

You're the one at the bottom now.

No I'm not.

Yes you are. My turn...

Your son unleashed a stream of obscenities that I've never heard before. And I grew up in Boston.

The story of one family's search for the American dream.

Us coming to this new place is going to make us all stronger.

If you try to suspend our son, we will sue everyone in this school.

Excuse me?

It's the American way, right?

You know about that.

I have a coupon for you. It's a restaurant called Cattleman's Ranch. Get a free Onion Blossom with the purchase of any entrée. But you have to buy a drink.