#8. Robin's Decision

Published: 10.28.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 2:41
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother [S1 E22]

Ted makes Robin decide whether she can start a relationship with Ted.


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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

  • Jeopardy [n] - a TV game show
  • a string quartet [n] - a group of four musicians playing string insturments
  • pee [v] - go to the bathroom / urinate
  • profess [v] - tell
  • take five [exp] - take a break (5 minutes)
  • work out [phv] - be successful
  • be back on [phv] - be restarted
  • You're kidding me. [exp] - You are joking.
  • It is not meant to be. [exp] - It is not fate.

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

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Ted Robin
  • Ted has been trying to date Robin for almost a year.
  • They went on a few dates in the past.
  • Ted has arranged this romantic dinner with musicians in Robin's apartment.

triangle Questions

  1. What answers does Robin give at the beginning?
    I don't know.

  2. What TV show did Robin want to watch?
    Justice League
    The Jefferson's

  3. Why does Robin leave the room?
    She is too emotional.
    She wants to change her clothes.
    She has to go to the bathroom.

  4. What do the musicians want?
    more money
    Ted and Robin to kiss

  5. What are some of the reasons Robin doesn't want to date Ted?
    Ted doesn't earn enough money.
    They want different things.
    She is not attracted to Ted.
    They might lose their friendship.

  6. Where does Ted want to go with Robin?
    a pizza shop
    the park

  7. Why can't Robin go on a date this weekend?
    She has a date with another guy.
    She has a company camping trip.
    She is going to Paris.

  8. What weather does the weather man predict for the weekend?
    rain and wind
    sun and blue skies
    lots of snow

  9. What does Robin want to do?
    She wants to wait to make her decision.
    She wants to go to Paris
    She wants to listen to the musicians.

  10. What does Ted want Robin to do?
    He wants her to get some pizza.
    He wants her to decide now.
    He wants her to kiss him.

  11. What is Robin's decision?
    I don't know.

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What do you say?

What do you say?

Yes. No. I don't know.

Those are the three options.

Ted, this is so

I know.

I mean, I come home, I was gonna watch Jeopardy, and there's a string quartet, and I have to pee.

Oh, I'm sorry. Well, go ahead, we'll wait.


Yeah, 'cause when we taIked earlier, you said there'd be pizza.

No, I said I'd get you a pizza afterwards. Look, could we taIk about this later? I'm sort of professing my love here.

Sure. We're not getting any pizza.

Okay. Let's taIk.

Okay. Hey, you guys wanna take five?

All right.

Thanks, guys, we just need a minute. Sort of a big life decision. Love the blue instruments, though. Kind of an inside joke. Thanks.

You're crazy.

Right. Come on.

It's not that I haven't thought about this. You know that I have. But let's look at this, okay? We only just started being friends again.

I know. But come on.

And And we want different things. That's still there. That's not going away. I mean, what if we do this and it doesn't work out and I'd lose you as a friend? I gotta think about this.

Okay, fine. Think about it on the plane. Let's go to Paris for the weekend. I'm serious. I'm kidding. I'm serious.

I can't go to Paris. I'm going camping.

Well, I thought that thing was canceled.

Well, it's back on.

Since when?

Since like an hour ago.

Sending the storm back out into the Atlantic. So it's blue skies this weekend.

You're kidding me. No way. Don't go on this thing.

Ted, I have to go. It's a company camping trip.

God, you are so terrified of anything real. It's like you're floating out in space. Touch the ground, Robin. Live in the world, make a mistake. Make this mistake.

I need to think about this.

Fine. No. I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore. I need an answer.

If you want me to say yes right now, I can't do that.

Well, if it's not yes then it's a no.

Then I guess it's not meant to be.

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