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#5. The Saddest Act Here


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Published: 12.28.2024
Level 4   |   Time: 4:03
Accent: British, American

Everyone around the table describes why their life is the saddest in hopes of winning a brownie.


    

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    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.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    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.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

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

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    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.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

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

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    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.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    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.

  1. LER o VOCABULÁRIO + FUNDO

    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.

  2. ASSISTA ao VÍDEO

    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.

  3. RESPONDA às PERGUNTAS

    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.

  4. ASSISTA e LEIA o SCRIPT

    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.

  5. FAÇA as ATIVIDADES

    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a brownie [n] - a small chocolate dessert [image] Brownie
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the saddest act [exp] - the person with the saddest life
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be promoted [exp] - moved up to a higher position at work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ puberty [n] - the time in life when the body changes from child to adult
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fancy [v] - like
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cheeks [n] - either side of the face below the eye
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chubby [adj] - a little fat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ whilst [conj] - while
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ flogging her guts out [exp] - working very hard
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ googly eyes [n] - big, strange eyes [image] Eyes
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cruel [adj] - mean, unkind
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ limbs [n] - arms and legs
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a ramp [n] - a platform for wheelchairs instead of stairs [image] A Ramp
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ to add insult to (serious) injury [exp] - to add a new problem to problems that you already have, to make a situation even worse
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ C'est la vie. [exp] - That's life. (FRENCH) There is nothing you can do, so just accept it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ squidgy round the edges [exp] - soft, broken, or old at the sides
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ floppy [adj] - not firm, not stiff
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a shot at it [exp] - a chance, an opportunity
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a decade [n] - 10 years
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the newspapers splash it about [exp] - the newspaper make big headlines about it so that everyone sees it
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gorgeous [adj] - beautiful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pathetic [adj] - poor, weak, sad
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hog [v] - take all of, not share

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



triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes


William Anna Max Bella
William Anna Scott Max Bella
Honey Bernie
Honey Bernie
  • Anna Scott is a famous movie star. William is a bookstore owner.
  • William has taken Anna to a dinner party with his friends for his first date with Anna.
  • Max, Bernie, and Bella are William's friends.
  • Honey is William's sister. It is her birthday.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas


  1. Max wants to give the last brownie to the happiest person at the table.
    True
    False

  2. Bernie has gotten many promotions at work.
    True
    False

  3. Bernie doesn't have a girlfriend.
    True
    False

  4. Bernie earns a lot of money.
    True
    False

  5. Honey earns a lot of money.
    True
    False

  6. Honey thinks she is pretty.
    True
    False

  7. Bella recently quit smoking.
    True
    False

  8. Bella is pregnant.
    True
    False

  9. William is divorced.
    True
    False

  10. Max says that William used to be handsome.
    True
    False

  11. Anna is on a diet.
    True
    False

  12. Anna has dated many nice men.
    True
    False

  13. Anna used to work for a newspaper.
    True
    False

  14. Anna says that she has had some operations to make her more beautiful.
    True
    False

  15. Anna is worried about getting old.
    True
    False

  16. Max gives the brownie to Anna.
    True
    False



triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles


Directions: Test your ability to remember all of the details from the video.

Instrucciones: Compruebe su capacidad para recordar todos los detalles del video.

Instrucciones: Verifique sua capacidade de lembrar todos os detalhes do vídeo.

지시 사항 : 비디오의 모든 세부 사항을 기억하고 있는지 테스트해보세요.

  1. When did Anna first go on a diet?

    When she was 19. (Or about 10 years ago.)



  2. How many operations has Anna had?

    Two



  3. Which part of Bernie's body is getting chubbier?

    His cheeks



  4. What is Bella's favorite thing?

    Smoking



  5. When was the last time that Bernie had a girlfriend?

    Puberty (when he was 13-15 years old)



  6. Where does Honey work?

    At a record store



  7. What is Bella's house full of?

    Ramps



  8. What was William's nickname at school?

    Floppy



triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]

Summary

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.)

Resumen

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).

요약

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)

Resumo

Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)


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 a present time frame (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.

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

Max / declare / he / will / give / last / brownie / sad / act / table


Max declares (that) he will give the last brownie to the saddest act at the table.



Sentence 2

Bernie / life / sad / because / he / fail / job / and / he / not / find / love


Bernie's life is sad because he is failing [at/in] his job, and he can't find love.



Sentence 3

Honey / life / sad / because / she / earn / very / little / money / look / strange / and / attracted / cruel / man


Honey's life is sad because she earns very little money, looks strange, and is attracted to cruel men.



Sentence 4

Bella / life / sad / because / she / stuck / wheelchair / and / not / have / baby


Bella's life is sad because she is stuck in a wheelchair and can't have a baby.



Sentence 5

she / also / give / up / smoke / which / favorite / thing / world


She has also given up smoking, which [is/was] her favorite thing in the world.



Sentence 6

Max / point / William / both / divorce / and / very / unsuccessful / professional


Max points out (that) William is both divorced and unsuccessful professionally.



Sentence 7

accord / Max / he / also / start / lose / looks


According to Max, he is also starting to lose his looks.



Sentence 8

Anna / think / she / also / deserve / shot / explain / why / life / sad


Anna thinks (that) she also deserves a shot to explain why her life is (so) sad.



Sentence 9

she / be / diet / since / she / nineteen / and / she / date / series / terrible / man


She has been on a diet since she was nineteen (years old), and she has dated a series of terrible men.



Sentence 10

she / claim / she / have / two / rather / pain / operation / make / self / look / beautiful


She claims (that) she has had two rather painful operations (in order) to make herself look beautiful.



Sentence 11

finally / she / fear / when / looks / fade / people / will / discover / she / not / act


Finally, she fears (that) when her looks fade, people will discover (that) she [can't act/is not a good actor].



Sentence 12

after / brief / moment / sympathy / Max / decide / he / not / believe / word / Anna / say


After a brief moment of sympathy, Max decides (that) he doesn't believe a word (that) Anna [is saying/has said].



triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita 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.

Ouvir e repetir


Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.


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.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

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


Clip 1

I'm going to give the last brownie as a prize to the saddest act here.



Clip 2

I work in the city in a job I don't understand, and everyone keeps getting promoted above me.



Clip 3

I haven't had a girlfriend since, well, since puberty.



Clip 4

Nobody fancies me, and if these cheeks get any chubbier, they never will.



Clip 5

I fancy you. Or I did before you got so fat.



Clip 6

Your job still pays you rather a lot of money, whilst Honey here earns 20 pence a week flogging her guts out in London's worst record store.



Clip 7

Oh well, that's true. I can't deny it. I mean, she needs me. What can I say?



Clip 8

And to add insult to serious injury, I've totally given up smoking, my favorite thing.



Clip 9

(He) Used to be handsome, (he's) now kind of squidgy round the edges.



Clip 10

And (he is) absolutely certain never to hear from Anna again once she has heard that his nickname at school was Floppy.



Clip 11

Alright, you'll have to prove it. I mean, this is a very, very good brownie. And I ah, I'm going to fight for it.



Clip 12

I've been on a diet every day since I was 19, which basically means I've been hungry for a decade.



Clip 13

And every time I get my heart broken, the newspapers splash it about as though it's entertainment.



Clip 14

One day not long from now, my looks will go, they will discover I can't act, and I will become some sad, middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.



Clip 15

No! Nice try, gorgeous, but you don't fool anyone.



triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión


  1. What is the brownie? Why is it important? What does it symbolize?
  2. Can you remember two sad aspects from each character's life?
  3. Which person do you think deserves the brownie? Why?
  4. Based on this video (or the whole movie if you have seen it), what is the best or happiest aspect of each character's life?
  5. Do you think this scene is funny or sad? Why? Why do you think the director put this scene in the movie?
  6. Do you think Anna is talking about Anna Scott's life or Julia Robert's life? Support your opinion.
  7. Why was William's nickname "Floppy" in school? Use your imagination.
  8. Do you think all of the characters are being honest? If not, what did the characters lie about?
  9. Max points out a lot of William's shortcomings (negative things) even though this is his first date with Anna. How would you feel if you were William? Is Max crossing a line? Do you think Anna already knew that William was divorced?
  10. How does the scene depict the different societal expectations placed on men and women for happiness and success? The movie is more than 20 years old. Have these expectations changed since the film's release?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto


Max: I'm going to give the last brownie as a prize to the saddest act here. Bern.

Bernie: Yeah, all right. Well, obviously, it's me, isn't it? I mean, I work in the city in a job I don't understand, and everyone keeps getting promoted above me. I haven't had a girlfriend since, well, since puberty. And, nobody fancies me. And if these cheeks get any chubbier, they never will.

Honey: I fancy you.

Bernie: Really?

Honey: Yeah. Or I did before you got so fat.

Max: You see. And unless I'm much mistaken, your job still pays you rather a lot of money, whilst Honey here earns 20 pence a week flogging her guts out in London's worst record store.

Honey: Yes! And I haven't got hair. I've got feathers. And I've got funny googly eyes. And I'm attracted to cruel men.

Bella: But on the other hand, her best friend is Anna Scott.

Honey: That's true. I can't deny it. I mean, she needs me. What can I say?

Bella: And most of her limbs work, whereas I'm stuck in this thing day and night in a house full of ramps. And to add insult to serious injury, I've totally given up smoking, my favorite thing. And, um, well, the truth is, we can't have a baby.

William: Oh, Belle.

Bella: C'est la vie. Still, um, we're lucky in lots of ways. But surely that's worth a brownie.

Max: Well, I don't know. Look at William. Very unsuccessful professionally.

Bella: That's true.

Max: Divorced. Used to be handsome, now kind of squidgy round the edges. And absolutely certain never to hear from Anna again once she's heard that his nickname at school was Floppy.

William: You did it. I can't believe it, you did. Thanks very much. Thank you. Well, at least I get the last brownie.

Max: I think so, yes.

Anna: Well, wait. What about me?

Max: I'm sorry? You think you deserve the brownie?

Anna: Well, a shot at it at least, huh?

William: Alright, you'll have to prove it. I mean, this is a very, very good brownie. And I ah, I'm going to fight for it.

Anna: I've been on a diet every day since I was 19, which basically means I've been hungry for a decade. I've had a series of not-nice boyfriends, one of whom hit me. And every time I get my heart broken, the newspapers splash it about as though it's entertainment. And it's taken two rather painful operations to get me looking like this.

Honey: Really?

Anna: And one day not long from now, my looks will go, they will discover I can't act, and I will become some sad, middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.

Max: No! Nice try, gorgeous, but you don't fool anyone.

William: Pathetic effort to hog the brownie.