Learn English with The Big Bang Theory

#2. The Perfect Place to Sit

Published: 2.10.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 3:32
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory [S1 E01]

As Penny introduces herself to Leonard and Sheldon, Sheldons stresses out over where to sit.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make yourself at home [exp] - relax and feel comfortable
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ doodle [v] - a drawing made without thinking
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a spoof [n] - a funny copy of something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Holy smokes! [exp] - Wow! Incredible!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ derivative [adj] - similar to another person's work (negative)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scribble(d) [v] - write (written) quickly and not carefully
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a radiator [n] - a heater
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ perspiration [n] - sweat, water from the skin caused by heat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cross breeze [n] - a cool light wind
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ discourage [v] - persuade against something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ company [n] - guests, visitors
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Klingon [n] - a race of people from Star Trek
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ boggle [n] - a type of board game
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ antisocial implication [exp] - giving a feeling of not liking to be with other people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ can't process corn [exp] - can't digest (eat) corn
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ lactose intolerant [exp] - unable to drink or eat milk or cheese products
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a jerk [n] - a bad guy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get through [exp] - finish
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ string theory [n] - a scientific theory related to cosmic strings
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ quantum mechanics [n] - scientific laws that describe the behavior of particles
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Born-Oppenheimer approximation [n] - a scientific theory about the motion of particles
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a parallax distortion [n] - a problem created by viewing something at an angle due to having two lenses (eyes)

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Leonard Sheldon Penny
  • Sheldon and Leonard are roommates.
  • They are both physics professors.
  • Koothrapali and Wolowitz are friends of Sheldon and Leonard.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. Sheldon is happy that Penny is visiting the apartment.

  2. Penny thinks the first whiteboard is work done by Leonard.

  3. The first whiteboard is work actually done by Leonard.

  4. Sheldon's whiteboard contains scientific work.

  5. Sheldon put a science joke on his whiteboard.

  6. Penny understands the joke on Sheldon's whiteboard.

  7. Penny is impressed with Sheldon's whiteboard.

  8. Penny is impressed with Leonard's whiteboard.

  9. Sheldon is impressed with Leonard's whiteboard.

  10. Penny sits down in the seat that Sheldon likes most.

  11. The place where Penny is sitting often gets too cold in the winter.

  12. The place where Penny is sitting often gets too hot in the winter.

  13. The place where Penny is sitting gets a cool breeze in the summer.

  14. Sheldon likes to sit directly in front of the TV.

  15. Penny offers to move to another seat.

  16. Leonard thinks Sheldon's obsession with his seat is normal.

  17. Sheldon feels comfortable in the place where he sits down.

  18. Leonard tells Penny that they rarely have visitors to their apartment.

  19. Sheldon agrees that they rarely have visitors to their apartment.

  20. Penny says that she is a vegetarian.

  21. Penny eats fish.

  22. Penny eats steak.

  23. Leonard has difficulty eating corn.

  24. Penny works as a waitress.

  25. Leonard often eats cheesecake.

  26. Penny recently broke up with her boyfriend.

  27. Penny had lived with her boyfriend for four years.

  28. Sheldon finished high school in less than four years.

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.

  • Sheldon (doodled) a few cute pictures while he was listening to Penny.

  • Leonard quickly (scribbled) some words onto his whiteboard.

  • Sheldon doesn't want to (discourage) conversation when he watches TV. He prefers to watch and talk at the same time.

  • It only took Sheldon two years to (get through) high school.

  • Sheldon and Leonard disagree about how often they invite (company) to their apartment.

  • Sheldon's favorite seat doesn't cause (perspiration) because it is not too close to the (radiator) .

  • Penny thinks her ex-boyfriend is a (jerk) and doesn't want to meet him again.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión

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.

  • Please (make yourself at home) and relax. You don't need to ask if you want something.
    → relax and feel comfortable
  • (Holy smokes!) That guy is a real a jerk.
    → Wow! Incredible!
  • I (could go on) , but I think you understand.
    → I could continue talking, but it is not necessary
  • Penny (fell in love) with a guy, but now she hates him.
    → develop a strong liking for someone

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (uncountable nouns)

Directions: Choose the word form that best completes each sentence. Also decide if each statement is true or false.

  1. This looks like some serious (stuff).
    → "stuff" is uncountable; "things" are countable
  2. That's my (work).
    → "work" related to your job is uncountable; "works of art" are countable
  3. Do you (guy) mind if I start?
    → "guys" are countable
  4. It is not so close as to cause (perspiration).
    → both "perspiration" and "sweat" are uncountable; "a drop of perspiration" is countable
  5. It's directly in the path of (a cool breeze).
    → "a breeze" is countable; "wind" is used both as a countable and uncountable noun
  6. We don't have a lot of (company) over.
    → "company" meaning guests is uncountable; "a company" meaning a business is countable
  7. I'm a vegetarian except for (fish).
    → "fish" as food is uncountable; "fish" as an animal is countable, but the plural form of fish is still "fish" (one fish, two fish)
  8. I love (steak).
    → "steak" as a general type of food is uncountable, "a steak" as a piece of meat is countable
  9. I love (cheesecake).
    → "cake" as a general type of food is uncountable; "a cake" as a whole cake is countable; "a piece of cake" is countable
  10. I just think it's (a good idea).
    → "an idea" is countable

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Would you rather be friends with Leonard or Sheldon? Why?
  2. Sheldon gives many reasons why he likes his seat? (distance from radiator in winter, cool breeze in summer, neck angle for watching TV) Do any of his reasons seem reasonable? Which ones?
  3. Do you have a favorite place to sit in your house? Where is it? Why do you like it? How do you feel when someone else takes that seat?
  4. How do you make a friend (or a girlfriend/boyfriend) feel better when they start crying?
  5. How often do you have company over (invite your friends over to your house)? What do you do together?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Leonard: Okay, well, make yourself at home.

Penny: Okay, thank you.

Leonard: You're very welcome.

Penny: This looks like some serious stuff, Leonard, did you do this?

Sheldon: Actually that's my work.

Penny: Wow.

Sheldon: Yeah, well, it's just some quantum mechanics, with a little string theory doodling around the edges. That part there, that's just a joke, it's a spoof of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

Penny: So you're like, one of those, beautiful mind genius guys.

Sheldon: Yeah.

Penny: This is really impressive.

Leonard: I have a board. If you like boards, this is my board.

Penny: Holy smokes.

Sheldon: If by holy smokes you mean a derivative restatement of the kind of stuff you can find scribbled on the wall of any men's room at MIT, sure.

Leonard: What?

Penny: Uh, do you guys mind if I start?

Sheldon: Um, Penny, that's where I sit.

Penny: So, sit next to me.

Sheldon: No, I sit there.

Penny: What's the difference?

Sheldon: What's the difference?

Leonard: Here we go.

Sheldon: In the winter that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm, and yet not so close as to cause perspiration. In the summer it's directly in the path of a cross breeze created by open windows there, and there. It faces the television at an angle that is neither direct, thus discouraging conversation, nor so far wide to create a parallax distortion, I could go on, but I think I've made my point.

Penny: Do you want me to move?

Sheldon: Well.

Leonard: Just sit somewhere else.

Sheldon: Fine.

Leonard: Sheldon, sit!

Sheldon: Aaah!

Leonard: Well this is nice. We don't have a lot of company over.

Sheldon: That's not true. Koothrapali and Wolowitz come over all the time.

Leonard: Yes I now, but...

Sheldon: Tuesday night we played Klingon boggle until one in the morning.

Leonard: Yes, I remember.

Sheldon: I resent you saying we don't have company.

Leonard: I'm sorry.

Sheldon: That is an antisocial implication.

Leonard: I said I'm sorry.

Leonard: That's probably enough about us. Tell us about you.

Penny: Okay, let's see, what else, oh, I'm a vegetarian, oh, except for fish, and the occasional steak. I love steak.

Sheldon: That's interesting. Leonard can't prcoess corn.

Leonard: Wu-uh, do you have some sort of a job?

Penny: Oh, yeah, I'm a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory.

Leonard: Oh, okay. I love cheesecake.

Sheldon: You're lactose intolerant.

Leonard: I don't eat it, I just think it's a good idea.

Penny: Let's see. What else? Um, that's about it. That's the story of Penny.

Leonard: Well it sounds wonderful.

Penny: It was until I fell in love with a jerk.

Sheldon (mouths): What's happening.

Leonard (mouths back): I don't know.

Penny: Oh God, you know, four years I lived with him, four years. That's like as long as high school.

Sheldon: It took you four years to get through high school?

Leonard: Don't.

Penny: I just, I can't believe I trusted him.