Learn English with Men in Black

#2. The Gun Shop

Published: 2.14.2021
Level 6   |   Time: 3:41
Accent: American

Improve your English with an ESL listening lesson from Men in Black. Kay takes Detective Edwards to a gun shop to identify a space ray gun.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pony [n] - a small horse (not a baby horse)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ alien activity [n] - the movement of aliens
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ license [v] - issue licenses
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a spot [n] - a place
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chain snatchers [n] - people who steal wallets and purses on the street
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the proper authorities [n] - the police
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ turn in [phv] - give to the police
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hot [adj] - stolen
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a crack dealer [n] - person who sells drugs (crack)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a smart ass [n] - a funny guy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ imports [n] - merchandise that has been imported (from another planet)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get out of a business [exp] - stop doing a business
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hold on [phv] - wait
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stable [adj] - not crazy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a prick [n] - a bad guy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sting [v] - be painful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a reverberating carbonizer [n] - an alien gun
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cephlapoid [n] - a type of alien
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ confiscated [adj] - taken away by the police
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ this rock [n] - this planet (Earth)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Rolexes [n] - expensive watches
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ lay off the sauce [phv] - stop drinking so much alcohol
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Be there or be square! [exp] - Don't be late!

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Edwards Kay Jeebs
  • Edwards is a police officer.
  • Kay works for Men in Black.
  • Kay is taking Edwards to a gun shop to identify a gun used by an alien.

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. Kay works for the FBI.

  2. Jeebs knows Edwards.

  3. Edwards thinks that Jeebs sells guns.

  4. Jeebs knows Kay.

  5. Edwards is surprised when Kay shoots Jeebs.

  6. Kay kills Jeebs.

  7. The gunshot isn't painful for Jeebs.

  8. Edwards doesn't recognize any of the guns.

  9. Kay tells Jeebs that he has to leave the planet Earth.

  10. Kay threatens to shoot Jeebs again.

  11. Edwards thinks that the situation with Jeebs is unforgettable.

  12. The red light makes Edwards forget the situation with Jeebs.

  13. Kay tells Edwards to eat some popcorn.

  14. Kay tells Edwards that he drank too much tequila.

  15. Edwards actually drank too much tequila.

  16. Kay tells Edwards to come to his office at 10am the next day.

triangle Story Order 이야기 순서 Ordem da história Orden de la historia

Directions: 1) Put the events in the correct order. Choose ONE word to complete each sentence.


and    back    if    show

  • (2)   Edwards and Kay ask Jeebs to show them the guns in his shop.

  • (1)   Edwards and Kay go to Jeebs' pawn shop to look for a gun.

  • (4)   Kay shoots Jeebs in the head, but his head grows back.

  • (3)   Kay threatens to shoot Jeebs if he doesn't show them the guns.


he    must    of    to

  • (8)   Edwards and Kay walk out of the pawn shop together.

  • (6)   Edwards identifies the gun that he saw another alien use.

  • (7)   Edwards tells Jeebs that he will confiscate all of his guns and that he must leave Earth.

  • (5)   Jeebs shows the alien guns to Kay and Edwards.


much    that    to    up

  • (10)   Edwards wakes up in a Chinese restaurant with Kay.

  • (9)   Kay flashes Edwards with the red light and Edwards forgets everything that (which) happened.

  • (12)   Kay gives Edwards his card and tell him to come to the MiB office the next morning.

  • (11)   Kay tells Edwards that he needs to stop drinking so much.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Edwards sees Kay shoot a man in the head, and then the man's head grows back. How would you react in Edwards's situation?
  2. Kay can erase people's memory with the red light. What memory would you like to erase (from your mind)?
  3. What situation would you like to erase from other people's memory (something embarrassing you did that many people saw)?
  4. What are the gun laws in your country? Do you think ordinary citizens should be allowed to own guns? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Edwards: So who exactly are you with? F.B.I.? N.S.A.?

Kay: I'm part of a bureau that licenses, monitors and polices alien activity on the planet Earth.

Edwards: Whatever.

Kay: We're here.

Edwards: This is where we're going?

Kay: Yeah.

Edwards: This is Jack Jeebs' spot. He buys from chain snatchers. He doesn't even sell guns.

Kay: Really?

Jeebs: Officer Eduardo. How did these get here? I thought I turned these into the proper authorities.

Edwards: The way I hear it, Jeebs, you're into something a little hotter than some stolen Rolexes.

Jeebs: Well, I'm a huge crack dealer now, but I work here because I love the hours.

Edwards: I'm talking about guns, smart ass. Weird ones!

Jeebs: Come on. Edwards. What you see is what I got.

Kay: Why don't you show him the imports, Jeebs?

Jeebs: Hi Kay. How are you?

Kay: Show him the imports right now.

Jeebs: I got out of that business a long time ago.

Kay: Why do lie to me, Jeebs? I hate it when you lie.

Jeebs: Just hold on a second.

Kay: I'm going to count to three.

Edwards: He\’ll do it, Jeebs.

Kay: One.

Edwards: I’m telling you, that man does not look stable.

Kay: Two.

Edwards: But you know what. Talk to me. He is just crazy when he's like this.

Jeebs: He's always crazy. Why don't you get a massage? Take a cruise.

Kay: Three.

Edwards: Drop the weapon. Hands on your head!

Kay: I warned him.

Edwards: Drop the weapon!

Kay: You warned him.

Edwards: Don't make me kill you.

Jeebs: You insensitive prick! Do you have any idea how much that stings?

Kay: Show us the merchandise or you'll lose another head, Jeebs. Mr. Edwards?

Edwards: Right there. The one in the middle.

Kay: You sold a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacity to an unlicensed cephlapoid! Jeebs, you piece of--

Jeebs: He looked alright to me.

Kay: It must have been for an assassination. Who's the target?

Jeebs: You know I don't know.

Kay: Goddamn it, Jeebs!

Jeebs: I don't know!

Kay: All that's confiscated. I want you on the next transport off this rock, or I'll shoot you where it don't grow back.

Edwards: And I'm going to be back to talk about them Rolexes.

Kay: Searching for a handle on the moment? I can't help you. The only comfort I can offer is my promise that tomorrow morning you won't remember a thing.

Edwards: Well that's not exactly some shit you just forget.

Kay: Ever seen one of these?

Kay: She looks over to her husband then sets it back down in her lap and says, “Honey, this one's eating my popcorn.” Get it?

Edwards: Yeah.

Kay: I gotta go. Thanks for the egg rolls, kid.

Edwards: Wait a minute. Who are you?

Kay: See what I mean about tequila? You're a bright young man, James. But you need to lay off the sauce. I'll see you bright and early, 9:00. Be there, or be square.