About Time

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Published: 5.29.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 6:30
Accent: British
Source: About Time

Tim's father tells him about the family secret.


    

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

triangle Vocabulary


  • odd [adj] - strange / unusual
  • mysterious [adj] - like a mystery
  • spooky [adj] - strange and scary
  • weird [adj] - strange
  • absolutely [adv] - yes
  • shag [v] - have sex with
  • Helen of Troy [p] - from Greek mythology, the most beautiful woman
  • in a pinch [exp] - in an emergency
  • clench [v] - squeeze tightly
  • a fist [n] - a person's closed hand
  • fond of [adj] - like / admire
  • not a whistle [exp] - nothing at all
  • the butterfly effect [exp] - the concept that small causes can have large effects
  • Dickens [p] - a famous British author (Great Expectations)
  • slightly [adv] - a little
  • a mixed blessing [exp] - something with both good and bad consequences
  • sod all [exp] - nothing
  • keen [adj] - eager / excited
  • screw up [phv] - ruin / destroy

[n] - noun,  [p] - person ,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [adv] - adverb,  [exp] - expression


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Tim Dad Sister (Kit) Charlotte
  • Tim is in his last year of high school.
  • He is secretly in love with his sister's friend (Charlotte).
  • Tim was at a New Years Eve party last night, but he was too shy to kiss a girl at the party.
  • Tim's father is going to tell him the family secret.

triangle Questions


  1. His father is nervous.
    True
    False

  2. His father is making a joke.
    True
    False

  3. The men and women in the family can travel in time.
    True
    False

  4. They can travel only into the past.
    True
    False

  5. They can travel to anytime in history.
    True
    False

  6. He can only travel in time by being in a dark space.
    True
    False

  7. Tim travels back in time to help his sister.
    True
    False

  8. Tim's mother doesn't know about the power.
    True
    False

  9. His father has used his power to write a lot of books.
    True
    False

  10. His grandfather was very happy.
    True
    False

  11. His father recommends not working.
    True
    False

  12. Tim is very smooth with women.
    True
    False


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