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The Ex-Girlfriend

Published: 3.05.2018
Level 5   |   Time: 5:11
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

Phil invites his ex-girlfriend over to his house to meet his wife.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • I'm in. [exp] - I will do it.
  • get together [exp] - meet
  • a gal pal [n] - a female friend
  • want a slice [exp] - want to hang out with me
  • track (someone) down [phv] - find (someone)
  • intimate [adj] - romantic
  • naive [adj] - having a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment
  • a ninja [n] - a person who is skilled, stealthy and wears a tight black suit
  • sneak their way into [exp] - move carefully and quietly into
  • have one's heart set on [exp] - really want to
  • post a picture [exp] - put a picture on a website
  • show off [phv] - show proudly
  • cynical [adj] - distrustful
  • come by [phv] - come to someone's house
  • a jheri curl [exp] - a hairstyle (like a perm)
  • hook up [phv] - meet and have sex
  • a corkscrew [n] - a tool to open a wine bottle
  • You betcha! [exp] - Sure!
  • a cheerleader outfit [n] - the clothes a cheerleader wears
  • wuss out [phv] - not do something due to fear
  • lead (someone) on [phv] - make (someone) believe that you are interested in him/her romantically when you are actually not interested

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture
Phil Claire Denise
  • Phil and Claire are married.
  • They have three children – Haley, Alex and Luke.
  • A woman named Denise is coming to visit.

triangle Questions

  1. What does Claire want to do tonight?
    Meet an ex-boyfriend
    Play the cello
    See a movie

  2. How many girlfriends did Phil have before he married Claire?

  3. Who is Denise?
    Phil's ex-girlfriend
    Phil's coworker
    Phil's neighbor

  4. How is Phil communicating with Denise?
    Through Facebook
    Through Kakao Talk
    Through WhatsApp

  5. How long have Phil and Denise been chatting?
    About a week
    About a month
    About a year

  6. What does Phil tell Claire about Denise?
    She is married.
    She is divorced.
    She has a sexy voice.
    She likes wine.

  7. Where does Phil originally plan to meet Denise?
    At their house
    In Acapulco
    At a French restaurant

  8. What does Claire say about women in their 30s on the Internet?
    They are like ninjas.
    They try to hook up with married men.
    They wear sexy black outfits.
    They are naive.

  9. How does Claire feel about Denise (before they meet)?
    She thinks she is beautiful.
    She thinks she is fantastic.
    She doesn't trust her.

  10. Why is Claire talking in an unusual voice?
    She is angry at Phil.
    She is imitating Denise.
    She is sick.

  11. Why does Phil invite Denise to his house?
    Because Claire doesn't seem to trust Denise.
    Because he wants to make dinner for Denise.
    Because he wants Denise to meet his children.

  12. What does Denise say about Claire after they meet?
    She is pretty.
    She is crazy.
    She is funny.

  13. How does Claire feel about Denise (after they meet)?
    She thinks she is beautiful.
    She thinks she is fantastic.
    She doesn't trust her.

  14. Why does Denise ask for directions to the bathroom?
    Because she can't find the bathroom.
    So that she can tell Phil she wants him.
    To show Phil a sexy picture of herself.

  15. What does Denise give to Phil?
    A bottle of wine
    A sexy picture of herself
    Her hotel room key

  16. What does Phil tell Claire about Denise?
    He tells her that Denise isn't pretty.
    He tells her that Denise wants him.
    He tells her that Denise wants some more wine.

  17. What is Claire looking for in the kitchen?
    A bottle of wine
    Some wine glasses
    A corkscrew

  18. What does Denise tell Phil while they are in the kitchen?
    She tells him to touch her.
    She tells him that Claire is beautiful.
    She tells him that her neck is sore.
    She offers to wear her cheerleader outfit.

  19. Why does Denise think that Phil is interested in her romantically?
    Because they have been communicating on Facebook.
    Because he has sent her many photographs.
    Because he invited her to his house.

  20. How many other women has Phil lead on?
    Phil doesn't know.

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • Denise makes it clear that she wants to (hook up) with Phil by giving him her hotel room key.

  • Denise was able to (track down) Phil through Facebook.

  • When Phil says he doesn't want to meet Denise, she gets angry because she thinks that he is (wussing out) .

  • Denise thinks that Phil has been (leading her on) by sending her romantic messages on Facebook for a year.

  • Claire is worried that Denise might try to (sneak her way into) Phil's life.

  • Denise (has her heart set on) bringing Phil back to her hotel.

  • Phil invites Denise to (come by) the house and meet his wife.

  • Claire needs a (corkscrew) to open a bottle of wine.

  • Phil isn't worried about meeting Denise because he thinks she is just one of his (gal pals) .

  • Claire thinks that older single women are like (ninjas) because they try to carefully and slowly attract married men.

triangle Script

Claire: Hey Honey, Hugh Grant has.....
Phil: I'm in
Claire: Ok. Well Alex has a cello lesson at eleven and Junior Congress at noon.
Haley: Doesn't she also have no boys at forever?
Alex: Don't you have an eating disorder you need to attend to?
Claire: Yeah, anyway, uh, we could see the 4:00 or the 6:20.
Phil: Oh, actually, that's no good. I'm meeting my friend Denise for a drink.
Claire: Denise? Do I know Denise?
Phil: Yeah, you know, my old girlfriend.
Haley: Oh, my god. Gross. I can't even picture you with a woman.
Claire: Thank you.
Luke: You had a girlfriend before mom?
Phil: Try two. Trust me. I had plenty of funin my time. And then I met your mom.
Claire: And thank you.

Claire: Hi Honey.
Phil: Hey.
Claire: When are you getting together with your gal pal?
Phil: Actually, I was just checking on that. She's supposed to send me a message.
Claire: Ohh. You're Facebook friends.
Phil: Sure am. She's one of my 447 friends. Everybody wants a slice.
Claire: How long have you two been in touch with each other?
Phil: Uh, she tracked me down about a year ago.
Claire: Mm. Mm, mm.
Phil: What? What – what’s that sound?
Claire: Mm. Nothing.
Phil: Oh. There she is right now. "How about we meet at Le Reve at 7:30?"
Claire: Well, that sounds innocent enough. I mean, drinks with an ex-girlfriend at an intimate French restaurant.
Phil: Honey, you're doing that thing where you say what I want you to say, but your tone seems mean.
Claire: Let me guess - Denise isn't married.
Phil: Recently divorced. What's the big deal?
Claire: Come on, Phil. You can't be that naive. Seriously, women in their 30s on the internet are like -- they're like ninjas. They get in their little black outfits and try and snaek their way into your marriage.
Phil: That's not Denise. Here, read some of her messages. You're gonna feel silly.
Claire: [ sultry voice ] "Hey, Phil. How's it goin'?"
Phil: You can't add the sexy voice. "Hi, Phil. How's it going?"
Claire: "So glad to hear your neck is better."
Phil: Are you seriously jealous?
Claire: No! I am not jealous at all. I just happen to know women better than you do, And that woman wants a slice.
Phil: Okay, just to prove how wrong you are, I'm gonna invite her over here for drinks.
Claire: Fine with me. Just hope it's fine with Denise. [ sultry voice ] "Gee, Phil. I really had my heart set on Le Reve."
Phil: That voice doesn't bother me. Kind of like it!

Phil: Hi! Oh, careful, there's a thing. ooh. That's a ... good to see you.
Denise: Hi!
Claire: Hi! Oh, my gosh! Hi, I'm Claire. You must be De… o-kay. Denise.
Denise: Oh, and you're even prettier than the pictures that Phil’s always posting.
Phil: Just a couple.
Denise: Shut up. Every week. He loves showing you off. My boyfriend likes your Acapulco pictures. Probably a little too much.
Claire: Well, thank your boyfriend for me. Sure. Come on in. Please.
Denise: I think I'm just gonna use the, um...
Claire: Oh, yeah, of course. Down the hall, left-hand side. You can't miss it.
Denise: Thanks.
Claire: Okay, she's fantastic.
Phil Yes?
Claire: Yes. I feel awful. When did I become this horribly cynical person who assumes the worst about people?
Phil: I first noticed it seven years - you're not.
Denise: I'm such an idiot. Is it...
Phil: Oh, I'll show you. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Denise: Okay. Thanks. So, how are we gonna do this?
Phil: I-I thought I'd just point at the door, so I was thinking, like –
Denise: I was thinking, too. Here... is my hotel-room key. You can come by whenever you want.

Claire: Oh, Denise. Ha! These pictures are amazing. Thank you. Wow. Sweetie, that perm.
Phil: Technically, it's a jheri curl.
Denise: I just love to take pictures. I took this one of myself today.
Claire: You know what .... I'm gonna open a bottle of wine.
Phil: No. No. That's the worst idea. No. No. What am I, raised by a pack of wolves? Hey, come on, now.
Phil: Honey ... you weren't completely wrong about Denise.
Claire: How's that?
Phil: She wants me.
Claire: To do what?
Phil: It. Her.
Claire: Oh. Oh, this is because of the thing I said about Facebook and that everybody’s hooking up and now you're disappointed.
Phil: No. She bit the air right in front of me! Like that. And then look what she tried to give me.
Denise: Anything I can help with?
Claire: No, I just - I can't find my corkscrew.
Denise: Touch me.
Phil: O-kay. Denise, I think, somewhere along the line, you got the wrong idea.
Denise: My head is full of wrong ideas. You have such great taste, Claire.
Claire: Thank you.
enise: I remember Phil used to have really good taste, too.
Phil: Oh, here it is.
Claire: Phil, would you mind grabbing us a couple glasses?
Phil: You betcha!
Denise: Need me to grab anything?
Phil: Nope!
Phil: Okay, this is so wrong.
Denise: I know. It's way more exciting when she's in the room.
Phil: No!
Denise: I still have my cheerleader outfit.
Phil: So do I, but this still can't happen.
Phil: When did that break?
Denise: Why are you wussing out?
Phil: I never wussed in!
Denise: What about all those things you wrote on Facebook? [ sultry voice ] "How was your day? My neck is so sore."
Phil: Why do people keep adding voices to these things? I didn't mean anything.
Denise: Are you telling me that I wasted a year of my life on this relationship?
Phil: What relationship?
Denise: How many other women have you led on?
Phil: Now I don't know!
Claire: Phil?

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