4.9 A Threatening Message

Published: 8.02.2022
Level 3   |   Time: 2:54
Accent: American, British
Source: American English File

Luke cracks the code on Jenny's computer, and Jenny gets a video message from Henry.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I tried Henry again. [exp] - I called Henry again.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Still no answer. [exp] - He didn't answer the phone.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ crack a code [exp] - break, solve, understand a secret code or password
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a username [n] - the name that you use to log in to a website
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ encrypted [adj] - make data secret with a code
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a file [n] - a collection of data stored on a computer
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a formula [n] - a mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols (F = ma, E=mc2)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Hang on. [phv] - Wait.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a document [n] - a collection of papers or data on a computer
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ his old man [exp] - his father

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

triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes

Rob Jenny Luke Henry
Rob Jenny Luke Henry

  • Jenny is an American.
  • She is married to an English man named Rob.
  • Jenny is visiting Rob's father in England (Henry).
  • Henry hasn't come home and is not answering his phone. Jenny is worried.
  • Jenny met a man briefly at the airport named Andrew Paige
  • Andrew was attacked at the airport after she met Jenny. He is now in the hospital.

triangle Questions 문제 Preguntas

  1. Jenny stayed at ______.
    Luke's place
    Henry's home
    the police station

  2. Jenny _______ safe in Luke's apartment.
    doesn't feel

  3. Luke ______ break the secruity code on Jenny computer.
    is able to
    still can't

  4. The username on Jenny's computer is probably ______.
    a page
    A. Paige

  5. All of the files on Jenny's computer _______.
    are encrypted
    have been deleted

  6. Luke ______ the formula on Jenny's computer.
    doesn't know

  7. Jenny gets a ______ from Henry.
    an email
    a phone call
    a text message
    a video message

  8. They want Jenny to leave the computer ______.
    at Henry's house
    in Luke's apartment
    at the police station
    on a bench at the bus stop

  9. Henry says he ______ injured .
    is not

  10. Henry shows _______ to prove that he is okay.
    a newspaper
    a photo
    a map

  11. Henry tell Jenny not to go ______.
    to Henry's house
    to the police

  12. Henry tells Jenny to tell Rob that he will be back in ______ soon.
    his classroom
    his study
    his home

triangle Summary 요약 Resumen [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use present tense.

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Jenny / stay / Luke / place / last / night

Jenny stayed at Luke's place last night.

Sentence 2

Jenny / thank / Luke / let / her / stay / night

Jenny thanks Luke for letting her stay the night.

Sentence 3

Luke / crack / security / code

Luke cracks the security code.

Sentence 4

Luke / discover / username / apaige / and / all / file / encrypted

Luke discovers (that) the username is apaige and (that) all (of) the files are encrypted.

Sentence 5

Luke / find / something / look / formula / on / computer

Luke finds something [that/which] looks like a formula on the computer.

Sentence 6

Jenny / get / video / message / Henry

Jenny gets a video message from Henry.

Sentence 7

in / message / Henry / tell / Jenny / he / okay

In the message, Henry tells Jenny (that) he is okay.

Sentence 8

they / want / Jenny / leave / computer / Henry / house

They want Jenny to leave the computer [at/in] Henry's house.

Sentence 9a

finally / he / tell / Jenny / not / go / police / again

Finally, he tells Jenny not to go to the police again.

Sentence 9b

finally / he / say / do / not / go / police / again

Finally, he says, "Don't go to the police again."

Sentence 10

Jenny / decide / she / need / call / Rob

Jenny decides (that) she needs to call Rob.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

Thanks for letting me stay. I feel a lot safer here.

Clip 2

I tried Henry again. Still no answer.

Clip 3

I've done it. I'm in.

Clip 4

I've cracked the security code on your computer.

Clip 5

And all the files are encrypted.

Clip 6

Let me just see if I can open the files.

Clip 7

I have no idea.

Clip 8

I can't tell you where I am.

Clip 9

They want you to leave it at the house.

Clip 10

There's one last thing that they want me to tell you.

Clip 11

If you go to the police, you know what'll happen.

Clip 12

Tell Rob his old man will be in his study again soon.

Clip 13

We need to call Rob.

triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión

  1. What does Luke discover on Jenny's computer?
  2. Luke mentions a formula. Thinking back to previous videos, what do you think the formula is related to?
  3. How does Henry prove that he is okay? Why? What does this show or prove?
  4. Henry says, " If you go to the police, you know what'll happen." What does he mean?
  5. What do you think Jenny and Luke should do next? (Your opinion)
  6. What do you think Jenny and Luke will do next? (Your guess/prediction)

triangle Script 대본 Texto

Jenny: Good morning

Luke: Hi

Jenny: Thanks for letting me stay. I feel a lot safer here.

Luke: What? Oh no problem.

Jenny: I tried Henry again. Still no answer. I wonder if..

Luke: Yes

Jenny: What?

Luke: I've done it. I'm in. I've cracked the security code on your computer.

Jenny: That's great Luke, but Henry...

Luke: Wait a minute. That's not right. The username says A Paige. And all the files are encrypted.

Jenny: A Paige? Are you sure?

Luke: Let me just see if I can open the files. What the... Jenny. Take a look at this. It's a formula or something.

Jenny: What does it mean?

Luke: Oh. I have no idea.

Jenny: Oh, it's a message from Henry.

Luke: What? What does it say?

Jenny: It's a video. Hang on.

Henry: Hello Jenny. As you can see, I'm all right. I can't tell you where I am, but listen carefully. These people want some documents on your computer. They want you to leave it at the house. To prove that I'm okay, here's a copy of this morning's paper. There's one last thing that they want me to tell you. Don't go to the police again. If you go to the police, you know what'll happen. Now Jenny, please don't worry. Tell Rob his old man will be in his study again soon.

Jenny: We need to call Rob.