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A Party for Robin (6)

Published: 10.24.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 2:55
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother

Ted+Robin 6: Ted tries to get Robin again - this time by throwing a party for her.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • No sweat hombre! [exp] - Ok man!
  • throw a party [exp] - organize a party
  • get together [exp] - start dating
  • make out [phv] - kiss
  • insincere [adj] - dishonest
  • a jack-ass[n] - a stupid guy

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

triangle Background

picture picture
Ted Robin
  • Ted is in love with Robin.
  • Ted and Robin have been on a failed date.
  • Ted has organized a party so that he can meet Robin again.
  • They are on the roof of his apartment.

triangle Questions

  1. Why did Ted originally tell Robin that he threw the party?
    To meet her.
    To set her up with Carlos.
    To show her the beautiful night view.

  2. How many parties has Ted organized for Robin?

  3. Why did Ted actually throw the parties?
    To meet her.
    To set her up with Carlos.
    To show her the beautiful night view.

  4. What does the look on Ted's face communicate to Robin?
    Let's fall in love.
    Let's have some fun together.
    Let's just be friends.

  5. How does Robin feel about marriage?
    Marriage is a waste of money.
    People should only get married if they are in love.
    She may never want to get married.

  6. What things does Robin think will happen if they start dating?
    They will have to get married.
    She will fall in love.
    She will break Ted's heart.
    Ted will realize he is not in love.

  7. Why does Ted say, "Click!"?
    He is looking for his keys.
    He is turning off his heart.
    He is turning on romantic music.

  8. Does the click work?

  9. What does Robin offer instead of dating?
    They can just kiss.
    They can have an open relationship.
    They can be friends.

  10. Why does Robin want to stay friends?
    She doesn't have many good friends.
    She might want to date Ted later.
    She doesn't want to hurt Ted.

  11. When does Ted offer to hang out with Robin again?
    next week
    in a few months

triangle Script

Carlos, can you give us a minute?
Hey, no sweat, hombre.
See you.
Robin, look, I didn't throw this party to set you up with Carlos or the one before that, or the one before that. I threw these parties because I wanted to see you.
Well, here I am.
There's something here. Look, unless I'm crazy.
You're not crazy. I don't know, Ted. I mean, we barely know each other and you're looking at me with that look and it's like
What, like what?
It's like, 'Let's fall in love, 'and get married and have kids and drive them to soccer practice.'
I'm not gonna force sports on them unless they're interested.
It's a great look, but you're looking at the wrong girl.
No, I'm not.
Yes, you are. I don't want to get married right now, maybe ever. And if we go out together, I'd feel like I'd either have to marry you or break your heart and I just couldn't do either of those things. Just like you can't turn off the way you feel.
Click. Off. Let's make out.
What? That was the off switch and I turned it off.
There's no off switch.
There is an off switch. And it's off.
No, it's not.
Yes, it is.
No, it's not.
Yes, it is. Oh. No, it's not. You're right. There's no off switch. God, I wish there was an off switch.
We could be friends. Look, I know it sounds insincere when people say that but we could.
I don't know, Robin. I made such a jackass of myself here, we start hanging out, every time I see you, it'll be like, 'Oh, that's right, I'm a jackass.'
You're not a jackass. Look, I'm sorry. I only moved here in April, and I'm always working. And I just haven't met a lot of good people so far. But I understand.
Well, maybe in a few months after it's not so fresh we could all, you know, get a beer.
Yeah. That sounds good. I'll see you, Ted.

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