#4. Kay Explains MiB

Published: 2.21.2021
Level 6   |   Time: 3:17
Accent: American
Source: Men in Black

Kay explains the history and the purpose of the MiB agency to Edwards and offers him a job.


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    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 of 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 a number of 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.


    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. QUESTIONS에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 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.

triangle Vocabulary

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pony [n] - a small horse (not a baby horse)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ laughable [adj] - silly, ridiculous
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ establish contact [exp] - connect or communicate for the first time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a race not of this planet [exp] - aliens (from another planet)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make contact [exp] - connect or communicate for the first time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ astronomers [n] - scientists who study the stars
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ intergalactic [adj] - from another planet or galaxy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ refugees [n] - people (aliens) with no home country (or home planet)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an apolitical zone [n] - an area not connected to any political group
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ conceal [v] - hide, keep secret
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ flying saucers [n] - UFOs, alien spaceships [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cover up [n] - an attempt to hide something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the World's Fair [n] - a large international exhibition designed to show the achievements of a country [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Queens [n] - a part of New York City
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Manhattan [n] - a part of New York City
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a CAT scan [n] - a type of X-ray, medical exam [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a company policy [n] - a rule of a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ show me the door [exp] - let me leave
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ decaf [n] - decaffeinated coffee
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Here's the deal. [exp] - This is the truth.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ at any given time [exp] - at any specific moment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ decent [adj] - nice, normal, kind
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make a living [exp] - earn money and survive
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cab [n] - a taxi
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ don't have a clue [exp] - don't know
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ panicky [adj] - feeling uncontrollable fear or anxiety
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ have a good bead on things [exp] - understand life
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ handle [v] - deal with, understand calmly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ (What's) the catch [n] - (What is) the disadvantage, the negative aspect
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sever [v] - cut
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ think (something) over [phv] - consider (something)

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

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Edwards Kay Zed
  • MiB (Men in Black) is a government organization that monitors aliens on Earth.
  • Kay is an agent for the Men in Black (MiB) agency.
  • Edwards is a New York City police officer.
  • Kay is recruiting Edwards to join MiB.

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  1. What was the original purpose of the MiB agency?
    To catch aliens
    To kill aliens
    To contact aliens

  2. When was the MiB agency started?
    the early 1950s
    the mid 1950s
    the late 1950s

  3. When did aliens first contact the MiB agency?

  4. Who was present when aliens made first contact with the MiB agency?
    Some MiB agents
    Some police officers
    Some astronomers
    The President of the US
    A lost kid

  5. Why did the aliens come to Earth?
    They were Nazis.
    They wanted to meet the Queen.
    They were refugees.
    They crashed their spaceships in New York.

  6. What was the purpose of the World's Fair in Queens, New York?
    To show the new alien technology
    To attract more aliens
    To hide the aliens' spaceship

  7. When did Kay get his most recent CAT scan?
    6 weeks ago
    6 months ago
    He can't remember.

  8. What does Edwards think after he hears Kay's explanation of the MiB agency?
    He thinks Kay is crazy.
    He thinks the aliens are cute.
    He thinks MiB is dangerous.

  9. About how many aliens live on Earth?
    15 000

  10. Where do most aliens live?

  11. What job does Edwards guess that most of the aliens in New York have?
    Taxi driver

  12. Why does MiB keep aliens on Earth a secret?
    The aliens are dangerous.
    People are panicky and stupid.
    The US government wants to hide aliens from other countries.

  13. If Edwards joins the MiB agency, what will he have to do?
    He will have to change his face.
    He will have to learn the aliens' languages.
    He will have to cut contact with everyone he knows.

  14. When must Edwards decide whether he wants to join the MiB agency?
    A few hours later
    By sunrise
    In a week

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