Learn English with Modern Family

#8. No Internet Contest (1)

4.03.2018   [ UPDATED JUL 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 4:40
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family [S2 E05]

Part 1: The Dunphy family have a contest to see who can last the longest without using the Internet.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


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


    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.


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

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ That's it! [exp] - This is finished.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a gadget [n] - a small electronic device
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ freak out [phv] - become very angry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a gizmo [n] - an electronic device
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a ban [n] - disallow, prohibit
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ IMing [v] - instant messaging (DMing)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a chisel [n] - a hand tool that cuts stone
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ encyclopedias [n] - a set of books (usually about 20) that have information on many different topics
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a juice bar [n] - a restaurant that only serves juice
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ go online [exp] - use the Internet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fantasy football [n] - an online competition that is based on American football
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be on board [exp] - agree with an idea
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Amish [n] - a group of people in the U.S. who do not use modern technology
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hearth [n] - a fireplace
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stay unplugged [exp] - not use the Internet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chicken pot pie [n] - a meat pie filled with chicken [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ surf the web [exp] - use the Internet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mellow music [n] - calm relaxing music
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ meditate [v] - think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a condo [n] - a condominium (a small apartment)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a fire escape [n] - the emergency exit for a building in case of fire
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cut corners [exp] - do something in the easiest, quickest, or cheapest way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ parasailing [v] - fly through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm not made of stone. [exp] - I am not strong or disciplined. I have feelings.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ my take [n] - my opinion
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mitosis [n] - biology vocabulary referring to cell division
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a gamete [n] - biology vocabulary referring to a male or female cell
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a zygote [n] - biology vocabulary referring to the combination of a male and female cell
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make up [phv] - invent, create
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fall for something [exp] - believe something (that is not true)

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture picture picture
Claire Phil Haley Alex Luke
  • The Dunphy's are a family.
  • Phil is a real estate agent.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Why does Phil think Claire is angry?
    Because everyone is staring at their electronic devices.
    Because there are so many dirty dishes.
    Because no one is eating breakfast.

  2. What is the real reason that Claire is angry?
    Because everyone is staring at their electronic devices.
    Because there are so many dirty dishes.
    Because no one is eating breakfast.

  3. What does Claire want the family to do?
    Put away the dishes
    Talk to each other
    Eat more

  4. What is Phil doing on his tablet?
    Playing a game
    Ordering a pool
    Setting his fantasy football roster

  5. What is Luke doing on his tablet?
    Playing a game
    Ordering a pool
    Setting his fantasy football roster

  6. What are Haley and Alex doing on their phones?
    Playing games
    Texting each other

  7. What are the new rules for the house?
    No texting for one week
    No jokes for one week
    No Internet for one week
    No video calls for one week
    No cellphone calls for one week
    No playing Internet games for one week

  8. Why does Alex need to use the Internet?
    To talk to her friends
    To do her homework
    To play games

  9. How does Claire suggest Alex do her research?
    Go to the library
    Use encyclopedias
    Use the Internet
    Ask her sister for help

  10. What game does Luke want to play?
    Angry Birds
    Candy Crush
    Plants vs. Zombies

  11. How does Claire suggest Haley communicate with her friends?
    Face to face at school
    On the house phone
    On her cellphone
    By texting

  12. What does Alex want if she wins the contest?
    A new computer
    A car

  13. What does Luke want if he wins the contest?
    A new computer
    A car

  14. What does Haley want if she wins the contest?
    A new computer
    A car

  15. What did Phil do with his extra free time?
    Do extra work
    Meet some friends

  16. What does Haley need for an art project?
    A marker
    The Internet

  17. What does Luke do with his extra free time?
    Hang out with his friends
    Build somthing

  18. Why does Luke quit the contest?
    He has to do his homework.
    He wants to play a video game.
    He wants to watch a YouTube video.

  19. Why did Alex have trouble doing her homework?
    The library was closed.
    Her encyclopedia information was out-of-date.
    She couldn't look up difficult vocabulary on the Internet.

  20. Who seems the most confident of winning the contest?

triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Revisão de vocabulário Vocabulario revisión

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a frase.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Claire decided to put a one-week (ban) on all Internet use.

  • Luke built (condos) and apartments out of metal cans with his free time.

  • Claire doesn't want her family to use any of their electronic (gizmos) .

  • Phil says that Claire used to write on stone with a (chisel) when she was in school because she is so old.

  • Phil claims that he is (on board) with Claire's plan to stop using electronic devices.

  • Alex doesn't think that Phil can (stay unplugged) for one week.

  • Alex wants to (go online) so that she can do research for her biology assignment.

  • The apartments that the city built were unsafe because the construction company (cut corners) while they were being built.

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


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.)


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).


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)


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

Claire / freak / because / everybody / so / involve / gadget / they / not / talk

Claire freaks out because everybody is so involved with their gadgets that they are not talking.

Sentence 2

Luke / about / beat / Phil / record / plant / vs. / zombie

Luke is about to beat Phil's record [on/in] Plants vs. Zombies.

Sentence 3

Claire / announce / one-week / ban / all / electronic / device

Claire announces a one-week ban on all electronic devices.

Sentence 4

Alex / worry / because / she / huge / science / paper / due

Alex is worried because she has a huge science paper due.

Sentence 5

Phil / tell / them / whoever / stay / unplug / long / win / prize

Phil tells them (that) whoever stays unplugged (the) longest [wins/will win] a prize.

Sentence 6

Luke / want / chicken / pot / pie / Alex / want / new / computer / Haley / want / car

Luke wants chicken pot pie, Alex wants a new computer, and Haley wants a car.

Sentence 7

Claire / not / think / they / can / afford / buy / Haley / car

Claire doesn't think (that) they can afford to buy Haley a car.

Sentence 8

Phil / not / worry / because / he / sure / they / can / last / long / than / child

Phil isn't worried because he is sure (that) they can last longer than their children.

Sentence 9

Phil / spend / lunch / hour / listen / music / and / meditate

Phil spent his lunch hour listening to music and meditating.

Sentence 10

Haley / ask / Claire / bar / soap / black / marker / art / project

Haley asks Claire for a bar of soap and a black marker for an art project.

Sentence 11

after / build / condo / with / can / bottle / Luke / quit / contest / watch / video / YouTube

After building (some) condos with cans and bottles, Luke quits the contest (in order) to watch a video on YouTube.

Sentence 12

Alex / come / home / angry / because / she / get / B / biology / paper

Alex comes home angry because she got a B on her biology paper.

Sentence 13a

Haley / calm / remark / there / only / three / people / left / contest

Haley calmly remarks (that) there are only three people left in the contest.

Sentence 13b

Haley / calm / remark / there / only / three / people / remain / contest

Haley calmly remarks (that) there are only three people remaining in the contest.

Sentence 13c

Haley / calm / remark / only / three / people / remain / contest

Haley calmly remarks (that) only three people remain in the contest.

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

Because you're all so involved with your little gizmos, nobody is even talking.

Clip 2

What are you doing that's so important?

Clip 3

Luke, I told you to put that down.

Clip 4

How am I supposed to do my homework?

Clip 5

And we have a great set of encyclopedias.

Clip 6

So you're saying Dad is not going to go online?

Clip 7

You know what? We're going to make this fun.

Clip 8

What do we win?

Clip 9

What do you want?

Clip 10

We're going to get them off of electronics with the promise of more electronics?

Clip 11

Relax. They're never going to last as long as us.

Clip 12

Isn't it great how much time you have now that you're not wasting it online?

Clip 13

No, it would be good for you. It's terrible for me.

Clip 14

They don't even call it protoplasm anymore. It's cytoplasm.

Clip 15

You could have asked one of us.

Clip 16

What's the difference between a gamete and a zygote?

Clip 17

Don't fall for it, Claire. She's just making up words.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What is each family member most worried about losing access to?
  2. If you were in the this contest, what app or function would you miss the most?
  3. How long do you think you could last in the contest?
  4. At the end of this video, only Claire, Phil, and Haley remain. Who do you think will win? Why?
  5. The children get to choose their reward if they win. What do they choose? What reward would you choose? Why?
  6. How many hours per day do you spend looking at your phone? Is it too much? What is the ideal amount of screen time per day?
  7. If you didn't have a smartphone or computer, what would you do with that extra time?
  8. What "fun" things did people use to do a lot more before smartphones? Try to think of five things.
  9. What's the difference between a gamete and a zygote? [ Link ]
  10. Can you think of any theories or ideas from science that have changed recently (since you graduated from high school)?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Claire: Hey. Here you go. Guys, breakfast. Guys? Phil. Hello.

Phil: Totally with you. Kids, put your dishes in the dishwasher.

Claire: Okay, no. That's it. Everybody, gadgets down. Now!

Haley: Why are you freaking out?

Claire: Because you're all so involved with your little gizmos, nobody is even talking. Families are supposed to talk. And what are you doing that's so important?

Phil: Oh, I'm locking in my fantasy roster. I'm unbeatable. We're totally getting an aboveground pool.

Luke: Die, stupid! Die!

Claire: Luke, I told you to put that down. Now. Come on, buddy.

Luke: One second. I'm about to beat Dad's record.

Phil: You heard your mother.

Claire: What is so funny?

Alex: Nothing.

Claire: "Mom's insane." Thank you, Haley.

Haley: At least we talk.

Claire: We have called this family meeting because the personal electronics have gotten out of control. Starting today, there's going to be a one-week ban on all cell phones, texting, IMing, video chatting, video gaming, anything on the Internet.

Alex: How am I supposed to do my homework?

Claire: The way I did.

Phil: With a chisel and a piece of stone.

Claire: Phil.

Phil: Can't unplug my funny bone.

Alex: I have a huge science paper due.

Claire: And we have a great set of encyclopedias somewhere. What do you think the public library is for?

Haley: I thought that was the bathroom for homeless people.

Luke: Can I still play Plants Versus Zombies?

Claire: Are you not listening?

Luke: But you learn about plants. And plants are life. Are you against life?

Haley: How am I supposed to talk to my friends?

Claire: Talk to them at school.

Phil: Or at a juice bar.

Claire: Or on the house phone.

Alex: Nobody even knows our number.

Haley: I don't even know our number.

Alex: You're saying Dad's not going to go online?

Claire: Yep.

Alex: Dad.

Phil: That's right.

Alex: What about fantasy football?

Phil: Not a problem. My team's set this week. I am completely on board your mother's horse and buggy to yesteryear. For the next week, I may as well be Amish Jebediah Dunphy. Raising barns, witnessing murders, making electric fireplace hearths.

Haley: This is so unfair!

Phil: You know what? We're going to make this fun, turn it into a game. Whoever stays unplugged the longest wins.

Claire: Not what I had in mind, Phil.

Alex: What do we win?

Phil: What do you want?

Alex: I want a new computer.

Phil: Done!

Claire: We're going to get them off of electronics with the promise of more electronics?

Luke: I want chicken pot pie.

Phil: And chicken.

Haley: I want a car.

Claire: No way!

Phil: Done!

Haley: I'm getting a car!

Phil: Yeah! Fun, right?

Claire: No, no, no! Phil, we cannot afford a third car.

Phil: Relax. They're never going to last as long as us.

Claire: Oh, honey, don't take this the wrong way, but I have almost no faith in you.

Phil: Hey!

Claire: Hi, honey. How was your day at work?

Phil: Amazing.

Claire: Great. What happened?

Phil: Instead of wasting my lunch hour surfing the Web, checking football stats, I put on some mellow music and I meditated.

Claire: Wow. For how long?

Phil: I have no idea. I just woke up 20 minutes ago.

Haley: Hey, Mom. I need a bar of soap and a black marker for an art project.

Claire: Okay, well, the marker's over there, and the soap is under the sink. Isn't it great how much time you have now that you're not wasting it online?

Haley: Oh, my God. Is this what you always sound like?

Luke: Look what I built, Dad. Dunphy Towers. 200 condos, a happy family in every one.

Phil: Way to go, buddy. I gotta hand it to you, honey. Twenty-four hours without video games he's already contributing to society.

Luke: Die! Die!

Claire: To be fair, he's using his imagination.

Luke: There's no fire escapes! They cut corners! I'll cut your corners!

Claire: Hello? Oh, hi. Luke, honey, it's for you. Hi, Griffin. How are you? Yeah, he's right here. Hold on.

Luke: Hey, Griffin. Oh, my God.

Claire: What happened?

Luke: There's a parasailing donkey video on YouTube.

Phil: Oh, my God!

Claire: Wait. Luke, what about the contest?

Luke: I quit. I'm not made of stone, you know.

Alex: I can't believe it. I got a "B" on my paper.

Phil: Good for you.

Alex: Yeah. No, it would be good for you. It's terrible for me. Thanks to your moldy encyclopedias, my take on mitosis was completely out-of-date. They don't even call it protoplasm anymore. It's cytoplasm.

Claire: Well, you could have asked one of us.

Alex: Now you're making jokes?

Claire: I'm not making a joke.

Alex: Really? What's the difference between a gamete and a zygote?

Phil: Don't fall for it, Claire. She's just making up words.

Alex: That's it. I need the Internet. I'm out of your stupid contest.

Haley: Hmm. And then there were three.

Phil: She's kind of scary.

Claire: We're not buying her a car.

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