#7. Ted's Romantic Gesture

Published: 10.27.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 2:03
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother [S1 E22]

Ted tries again to win Robin's heart with a big romantic gesture.


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triangle Vocabulary

  • a blue French horn [n] - a type of musical instrument
  • top that [exp] - do better than that
  • a locksmith [n] - a person who fixes locks
  • with strings [exp] - with violins and cellos
  • be crazy about someone [exp] - really like someone
  • What do you say? [exp] - What is your answer?

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

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Ted Robin Lily
  • Ted, Robin and Lily are all good friends.
  • Ted has been in love with Robin for a long time.
  • They tried going on a date before, but it didn't work out.

triangle Questions

  1. What did Ted do on his first date with Robin?
    He sang a song to her.
    He stole a musical insturment for her.
    He made pizza for her.

  2. What did Ted promise to give the band
    a big tip
    some keys

  3. Why can't Robin open the door?
    She forgot her keys.
    She is scared to talk to Ted.
    She is at the wrong apartment.

  4. Why does Robin call Lily?
    Lily knows Ted's plan.
    Lily knows how to break into an apartment.
    Lily has Robin's extra set of keys.

  5. What advice does Lily give Robin?
    Just knock on the door.
    Go on a date with Ted.
    Ask her dogs to open the door.

  6. Who does Robin think cannot open the door?
    Her dogs

  7. What does Ted want to say to Robin?
    "I'm crazy about you."
    "I don't know what to say.
    "I really like stringed instruments."
    "We should be together."

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So this plan you speak of.

Remember the first night Robin and I went out? I stole a blue French horn for her, and it almost worked.

Yeah, dude, that was awesome. But how are you ever gonna top that?

She should be here any second.

We're pretty hungry. When do we get our pizza?

Enough with the We'll go get pizza later, all right? Just stay...

Damn it.


Hey, Lily. I'm locked out of my apartment. I need to come pick up my extra key.

Extra key? Do I have an extra key to your apartment?

Yes, I gave it to you.

Oh, right. That key. Yeah, I lost it.

Great. Now I gotta go to the locksmith.

No. Wait. Maybe you should just knock.

Knock? Lily, my dogs aren't that well-trained.

I gotta go. Just knock, okay?

Just knock. Okay.



Robin. I've sort of said this already. I mean, I've half-said it. I've tried to say it and I've said it badly. So this is me, just saying it. With strings. I'm crazy about you. I think we should be together. What do you say?

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