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No Internet Contest (1)

Published: 4.03.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 4:40
Accent: American
Source: Modern Family

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


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • That's it! [exp] - This is finished.
  • a gadget [n] - an electronic device
  • freak out [phv] - become very angry
  • a gizmo [n] - an electronic device
  • a ban [n] - disallow, prohibit
  • IMing [v] - instant messaging
  • a chisel [n] - a hand tool that cuts stone
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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

triangle Questions

  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?
    Talk to each other
    Put away the dishes
    Eat more

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

  5. What is Luke doing on his tablet?
    Ordering a pool
    Playing a game
    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 jokes for one week
    No Internet for one week
    No playing Internet games for one week
    No video calls for one week
    No cellphone calls for one week
    No texting for one week

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

  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
    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. Why does Alex think Phil can't stay offline?
    He loves to chat with his friends online.
    He wants to play games online.
    He needs to manage his fantasy football team.

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

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

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

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

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

  18. What does Luke do with his extra free time?
    Build condos out of cans
    Hang out with his friends

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

  20. Why does Alex quit the contest?
    She wants to play a video game.
    She wants to watch a YouTube video
    She has to do her homework.

  21. 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.

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

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence.

  • 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 Script

Hey. Here you go. Guys, breakfast. Guys? Phil. Hello.
Totally with you. Kids, put your dishes in the dishwasher.
Okay, no. That's it. Everybody, gadgets down. Now!
Why are you freaking out?
Because you're all so involved with your little gizmos nobody is even talking. Families are supposed to talk. What are you doing that's so important?
Oh, I'm locking in my fantasy roster. I'm unbeatable. We're totally getting an aboveground pool.
Die, stupid! Die!
Luke, I told you to put that down. Now. Come on, buddy.
One second. I'm about to beat Dad's record.
You heard your mother.
What is so funny?
"Mom's insane."
Thank you, Haley.
At least we talk.

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.
How am I supposed to do my homework?
The way I did.
With a chisel and a piece of stone.
Can't unplug my funny bone.
I have a huge science paper due.
And we have a great set of encyclopedias somewhere. What do you think the public library is for?
I thought that was the bathroom for homeless people.
Can I still play Plants Versus Zombies?
Are you not listening?
But you learn about plants. And plants are life. Are you against life?
How am I supposed to talk to my friends?
Talk to them at school.
Or at a juice bar.
Or on the house phone.
Nobody even knows our number. I don't even know our number.
You're saying Dad's not gonna go online?
That's right.
What about fantasy football? 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. Raisin' barns, witnessin' murders, makin' electric fireplace hearths.
This is so unfair!
You know what? We're gonna make this fun, turn it into a game. Whoever stays unplugged the longest wins.
Not what I had in mind, Phil.
What do we win?
What do you want?
I want a new computer.
We're gonna get them off of electronics with the promise of more electronics?
I want chicken pot pie.
And chicken.
I want a car.
No way!
I'm getting a car!
Yeah! Fun, right?
No, no, no! Phil, we cannot afford a third car.
Relax. They're never gonna last as long as us.
Oh, honey, don't take this the wrong way but I have almost no faith in you.

Hey! Hi, honey. How was your day at work?
What happened?
Instead of wasting my lunch hour surfing the Web, checking football stats I put on some mellow music and I meditated.
Wow. For how long?
I have no idea. I just woke up 20 minutes ago.
Hey, Mom. I need a bar of soap and a black marker for an art project.
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?
Oh, my God. Is this what you always sound like?
Look what I built, Dad. Dunphy Towers. 200 condos, a happy family in every one.
Way to go, buddy. I gotta hand it to you, honey. Twenty-four hours without video games he's already contributing to society.
Die! Die!
To be fair, he's using his imagination.
There's no fire escapes! They cut corners!
I'll cut your corners!
Hello? Oh, hi. Luke, honey, it's for you.
Hi, Griffin. How are you? Yeah, he's right here. Hold on.
Hey, Griffin. Oh, my God.
What happened?
There's a parasailing donkey video on YouTube.
Oh, my God!
Wait. Luke, what about the contest?
I quit. I'm not made of stone, you know.
I can't believe it. I got a "B" on my paper.
Good for you.
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.
Well, you could have asked one of us. Now you're making jokes?
I'm not making a joke.
Really? What's the difference between a gamete and a zygote?
Don't fall for it, Claire. She's just making up words.
That's it. I need the Internet. I'm out of your stupid contest.
Hmm. And then there were three.
She's kind of scary.
We're not buying her a car.

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No Internet Contest (2)