#4. Jay's Night

Published: 2.26.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 4:52
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

Jay has all his grandchildren over to his house to watch a movie, but Haley wants to go to another party.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • sleep over [phv] - spend the night
  • The more the merrier. [exp] - more people is better
  • You are related. [exp] - You are in the same family.
  • Pjs [n] - pajamas
  • Sloppy Joes [n] - a meat sandwich
  • a western [n] - a cowboy movie
  • hilarious [adj] - very funny
  • I can't wait to... [exp] - I really want to...
  • my stinkers [n] - my children
  • Take it down a notch. [exp] - Calm down.
  • Back at you champ! [exp] - I have the same feeling for you.
  • walking distance [exp] - nearby / close enough to walk
  • acting like a pill [exp] - acting difficult
  • put something over on (someone) [exp] - fool/trick someone
  • a good abuelo [exp] - a good grandfather (Spanish)
  • track (someone) down [phv] - find (someone)
  • Right on! [exp] - Awesome!
  • fix you a plate [exp] - serve you a meal
  • be into (someone) [phv] - like (someone)

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

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Gloria Jay Claire
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Haley Alex Luke Manny
  • Gloria and Jay are married.
  • Manny is Gloria's son.
  • Alex, Haley and Luke are Jay's grandchildren.

triangle Questions

  1. Who does Manny hope is coming tonight?

  2. What usually happens on Jay's night?
    They watch a cowboy movie.
    Everybody wears PJs.
    Jay makes Sloppy Jays (Sloppy Joes).
    They stay awake all night.

  3. Which one do the children not like?
    Watching a cowboy movie
    Wearing PJs
    Eating Sloppy Jays (Sloppy Joes)
    Staying awake all night

  4. Who doesn't want to go to Jay's night?

  5. Why doesn't he/she want to go?
    He/She doesn't like Jay.
    Manny always stares at him/her.
    He/She doesn't like watching old movies.
    He/She wants to go to a party.

  6. What does Haley tease Alex about?
    She doesn't wear a bra.
    She is not very smart.
    She doesn't have any friends.

  7. What is Luke worried about?
    He doesn't want to wear PJs.
    His grandfather might die soon.
    He will miss his parents.

  8. Who is not wearing PJs when he/she arrives at Jay's house?

  9. Where is the party that Haley wants to go to?
    Close to her school.
    Close to her house.
    Close to her grandfather's house.

  10. What does Haley not understand?
    She doesn't understand that Jay told her that she can't go to the party.
    She doesn't understand why Jay wants her to wear PJs.
    She doesn't understand where the party is.

  11. Why does Jay spray Manny with water?
    Manny is too hot.
    Manny is thirsty.
    Manny is thinking about Haley.

  12. What does Jay ask Manny to do?
    Make popcorn
    Get a movie
    Put on his PJs

  13. How does Jay prevent Haley from leaving?
    He takes her shoes.
    He locks the doors.
    He begs her to stay.

  14. What does Gloria want Jay to do?
    She wants him to be nicer to Manny.
    She wants him to let Haley go to the party.
    She wants him to choose a different movie.

  15. Who is waiting outside for Haley?
    Her father
    Her brother
    Her boyfriend

  16. How did Jay know that he was waiting outside?
    Haley's father did the same thing when he first started dating her mother.
    Jay heard him walking though the bushes.
    Jay read some of the messages on Haley's phone.

  17. What time does Haley promise to come back?

  18. What makes Dylan want to stay at Jay's house?
    the coffee
    the popcorn
    the movie
    the Sloppy Jays

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • Haley, Alex and Luke came to Jay's house to (sleep over) .

  • Jay promises to (track down) Haley if she comes home late.

  • Manny is jealous because Haley (is into) Dylan.

  • Jay asks Manny to (take it down) a notch because he is too excited about hanging out with Haley.

  • Because Dylan looks hungry, Gloria offers to (fix him a plate) when he comes into the house.

  • Jay is unhappy because he thinks Haley is (acting like a pill) by trying to escape his party.

  • Haley is disinterested in Jay's night, but Alex says she (can't wait) to go to the party.

  • Haley thinks it is safe to go to her friend's party because the house is within (walking distance) .

triangle Script

Of course we would love to have the baby. All the other cousins are sleeping over tonight.
The more, the merrier.
Okay, see you tonight. Bye-bye.
Is Haley still coming?
You're related. I will spray you with the hose.
All the grandkids are coming over for Jay's Night. Family tradition. Everybody wears pjs, which they love. I make my famous sloppy jays, which are really sloppy joes but made by Jay, which they love. And then we all watch a Western together, which they don't really care for, but hey, it's Jay's Night.

So, Mom, there's a party tonight at Andrew Adler's, and everybody's gonna be there.
Ooh, that sounds like so much fun, but I have other plans.
Oh, that's hi-larious. But I'm talking about me.
That's unusual.
Honey, you said you'd go to your grandfather's tonight.
See, that's what's so perfect about this. Andrew only lives, like, a couple blocks away from Grandpa's. - So I figured that I could go- -
Sweetie, you made a commitment.
But I really want to go. Plus, every time I go over to Grandpa's, Manny just stares at me the whole time. - Maybe if you wore a bra
Alex. What? I can't wait to go to Grandpa's. Family means everything to me.
'Cause you have no friends.
No. Because I love Grandpa. And he's getting older. Who knows how many years he has left?
Is Grandpa dying?
Didn't they tell you?
Alex, stop torturing your brother. No. Your grandfather is fine.
For now.

There are my little stinkers.
Hi, Grandpa.
Come on in.
Hola. Hola, hola.
Well, hello there, Haley.
Take it down a notch, Jethro.
So, you guys ready for some fun? What?
I love you, Grandpa, and I'm never gonna forget you.
Okay, okay. Back at ya, champ. Whoa, whoa, whoa. This is a pajama party. Where's your p.j.'s?
Yeah, they're in my bag. I need to talk to you about something.
She wants to go to a party with Dylan, Grandpa.
Shut up, Alex. It's at my friend Andrew Adler's. He lives three blocks from here.
Oh. Walking distance.
Right. So I wouldn't ask you this because I love coming to your house, but it's kind of an important party.
Somebody invites you over, the last thing you wanna do is insult them.
I'm glad we agree.
Oh, my God. That was so easy. This is awesome.
You really don't understand what just happened there, do you?
P.j.'s on, Haley!
Um, I would be happy to let her change in my room.

I got the movie. Manny, why don't you go fire up some popcorn? You looking for these?
You took my shoes?
No, I took your freedom. Sorry, kid. It ain't your night.
Why are you being like this? I just wanted to go to that party for, like, two hours. I would've been back by now. Would that have killed you?
She's just like her mother.
Why are you treating Haley like this?
Me? She's the one acting like a pill.
You're taking this too personally. When I was Haley's age, I loved my grandfather, but I still wanted to go to parties and be with boys.
I know. I know. So did Claire and Mitchell. But you know what? You try to put something over on me, you're gonna lose.
So, what? Now you're gonna make this into a big game?
I'm trying to keep 'em around a little bit longer, that's all. I mean, who knows how many nights like this I got left?
I miss you already.
What's wrong with this kid tonight? Go in the kitchen and help out the guys, and I'll be right in.
It's great that you wanna spend time with your granddaughter, but is this really the way?
You're a good abuelo. She's upstairs.
I know.

Get up. You're here to take Haley to the party, right?
She's in the house.
How did you know I was here?
This is how I first met Phil.

Thanks again, Grandpa. We'II be back by 11:00.
I will track you down.
I believe that.
What's that smell?
Sloppy jays. Help yourself. There's plenty left.
Oh. Sloppy jays because your name's Jay. Right on.
Can't believe she's into this guy.
If you want, I'll fix you a plate.
Yeah, definitely. That'd be great.
But what about the party?
We can go in just a minute. Just let - oh, no way. The Gunfighter. I love this movie.
Dylan, the party.
But cowboys.
Don't fight it, Haley. They never grow up.
I'm going to the kitchen for an espresso. Anybody need anything?
No thanks.

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