Learn English with Seinfeld

#2. Plastic Surgery

Published: 3.28.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 5:06
Accent: American

George is dating a girl with a large nose, so he makes a suggestion.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ What's the matter? [exp] - What's wrong?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a psychiatrist [n] - a doctor who treats mental illness
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a schnoz [n] - a big nose (slang) [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ physical dimensions [n] - shape and size
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ short of perfection [exp] - not perfect
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ironic [adj] - opposite of what is expected
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get past (something) [exp] - forget about, stop thinking about (something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a splotch [n] - a mark, stain, or smudge
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ The Reggae Lounge [n] - a night club in New York
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cover charge [n] - the money that you pay to enter a club
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ intimidating [adj] - scary, frightening
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ kiss (something) goodbye [exp] - (something) is gone or will be taken away
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ have something on your mind [exp] - thinking about something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ if you were so inclined [exp] - if you want
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ superficial [adj] - focused on appearance and beauty
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ condone [v] - support
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bandage [n] - a strip of material used to wrap an injury [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Let's get this show on the road! [exp] - Let's start!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a butcher [v] - a person who cuts meat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ You got butchered! [exp] - He did a terrible job!

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

George Jerry Elaine Kramer
George Jerry Elaine Kramer
  • Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer live in New York.
  • Audrey is Elaine's roommate.
  • Audrey has recently started dating George.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Jerry thinks George is a good person.

  2. Both Jerry and George think Audrey's nose is too big.

  3. George thinks that he is very good-looking.

  4. George has a great job.

  5. George is always thinking about Audrey's nose.

  6. Kramer didn't wash his hand all day.

  7. There were no attractive women at the club that Kramer went to last night.

  8. Kramer says that Audrey is ugly.

  9. Kramer suggests that Audrey get a nose job.

  10. Elaine encourages Audrey to get a nose job.

  11. Audrey asks George about pizza.

  12. Audrey has been considering getting a nose job.

  13. George says that getting plastic surgery is similar to going to the dentist.

  14. George encourages Audrey to get a nose job.

  15. A doctor is supposed to remove the bandages.

  16. Jerry is honest about how Audrey's nose job looks.

  17. Elaine is honest about how Audrey's nose job looks.

  18. Kramer is honest about how Audrey's nose job looks.

triangle Sentence Building 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

George / admit / he / not / stop / think / girlfriend / nose

George admits (that) he can't stop thinking about his girlfriend's nose.

Sentence 2

George / aware / own / physical / dimension / little / short / perfect

George is aware (that) his own physical dimensions are a little short of perfection.

Sentence 3

if / Audrey / have / small / nose / George / never / could / go / out / her

If Audrey had a smaller nose, George never could have gone out with her.

Sentence 4

Kramer / recent / night / club / New York

Kramer was recently at a night club in New York.
Kramer recently went to a night club in New York.

Sentence 5

Audrey / intimidate / by / how / beautiful / woman / live / New York

Audrey is intimidated by how many beautiful women live in New York.

Sentence 6

Kramer / think / Audrey / be / as / beautiful / as / any / woman / New York / if / she / get / nose / job

Kramer thinks (that) Audrey would be as beautiful as any of the women in New York if she got a nose job.

Sentence 7

few / day / later / George / encourage / Audrey / get / nose / job

A few days later, George encourages Audrey to get a nose job.

Sentence 8

Audrey / decide / nose / job

Audrey decides to get nose job.

Sentence 9

Elaine / get / angry / George / encourage / Audrey / get / nose / job

Elaine gets angry at George for encouraging Audrey to get a nose job.
Elaine gets angry when George encourages Audrey to get a nose job.

Sentence 10

Audrey / invite / George / Jerry / Elaine / watch / as / she / remove / bandage / nose

Audrey invites George, Jerry, and Elaine to watch as she removes the bandage [on/from] her nose.

Sentence 11

George / faint / when / he / see / Audrey / new / nose

George faints when he sees Audrey's new nose.

Sentence 12

Kramer / tell / Audrey / she / get / butcher

Kramer tells Audrey (that) she got butchered.

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

What's the matter?

Clip 2

Yes, she's got a big nose.

Clip 3

But I have to say, I think about the nose.

Clip 4

I don't want to think about the nose.

Clip 5

If she had a smaller nose, I never could have gone out with her in the first place.

Clip 6

Yeah, I'm going back there tonight.

Clip 7

You know, I'm not going to pay another cover charge.

Clip 8

You're as pretty as any of them. You just need a nose job.

Clip 9

What did you have to say that for?

Clip 10

But I don't know.

Clip 11

It's like going to the dentist.

Clip 12

No, George is right. I want to get one.

Clip 13

Alright, are we ready? Come on. Let's get this show on the road.

Clip 14

You got butchered.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. George, Elaine, Kramer and Jerry all express their opinion either directly or indirectly. How does each character's feel about Audrey getting a nose job (before the surgery)?
  2. What advice would you give Audrey?
  3. Is George a terrible boyfriend for suggesting Audrey get a nose job?
  4. Kramer is brutally honest and direct. Would you like to have a friend like Kramer? Why? Do you already have a friend like Kramer?
  5. Would you ever consider having cosmetic surgery? What would you get done?
  6. Do you know anyone who has had cosmetic surgery? How does he/she look – better or worse?
  7. Can you tell (tell = recognize/notice) when someone has had plastic surgery? How?
  8. Have you ever wanted to change something about your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s appearance? What was it? Did you give them any subtle hints?
  9. Is cosmetic surgery always a luxury or is it sometimes necessary? In what situations is it necessary?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Jerry: What do you need a job, you got Audrey.

George: Yeah, right.

Jerry: What's the matter?

George: Oh, nothing.

Jerry: What?

George: You won't think I'm a bad person?

Jerry: Too late for that.

George: 'Cause believe me, I would only say this to you and maybe a psychiatrist, maybe. Well, her nose is a little big.

Jerry: Yeah, she's got a big nose.

George: I mean, big would even be ok, a little beyond big.

Jerry: It's a schnoz.

George: Now, I'm aware that my own physical dimensions are perhaps a little short of perfection.

Jerry: A little.

George: So who am I to be thinking about someone's nose? I mean, I should be grateful someone like her even looks at me. I have no job, nothing. But I have to say, I think about the nose. I don't want to think about the nose. I don't ask to think about the nose, but I think about it. I go to bed at night, I tell myself, "Don't think about the nose. Forget the nose." but I think about it. I look at her, I see nose.

Jerry: Stop being so concerned with looks.

Jerry: Have you said anything to her about it?

George: I could never do that. You know the ironic thing is if she had a smaller nose, I never could have gone out with her in the first place. She'd be out of my league with a smaller nose. And I really like her, I know that. And I know one other thing. I'm not getting past that nose.

Jerry: Alright, shut up, here they come.

George: How can I not think about it? Look at the size of this thing.

Audrey: What's the splotch on your hand?

Kramer: Oh, I got stamped at the reggae lounge last night. Yeah, I'm going back there tonight, you know, I'm not going to pay another cover charge.

George: What, you didn't wash all day?

Kramer: Yeah, I washed, just not the hand. You wouldn't believe the women at this club. Ohh, man.

Audrey: It's amazing how many beautiful women live in New York. I actually find it kind of intimidating.

Kramer: Well, you're as pretty as any of them. You just need a nose job.

Elaine: Kramer!

Kramer: What? What?

Elaine: How could you say something like that?!

Kramer: What? What do you mean? I just said she needs a nose job.

Elaine: No no, there's nothing wrong with her nose! I'm so sorry, Audrey.

Audrey: No, it's ok.

Elaine: What did you have to say that for?

Kramer: Well, I was just trying to help out.

Elaine: Yeah? Well, you can kiss that jacket goodbye, Mr. Von Nozzin.

Kramer: You see what happens when you try to be nice?

Audrey: What are you thinking about?

George: Thinking? Nothing. What could I possibly be thinking?

Audrey: You look like you've got something on your mind.

George: Oh, yeah, right. I wish I had something on my mind. So how about that Kramer, huh?

Audrey: How about him?

George: They way he just says stuff.

Audrey: He sure does.

George: Yeah. Yeah, he's quite a character.

Audrey: So, what did you think?

George: About the pizza?

Audrey: No, about the nose job.

George: Oh, the nose job. I don't know, what did you think?

Audrey: Well, I've thought about it, but I don't know.

George: Yeah. Not that I care, one way or the other, but these doctors today really do amazing things, you know, if you were so inclined. And again, I'm not suggesting.

Audrey: I know. They're good.

George: It's really nothing. It's like going to the dentist.

Audrey: I hate the dentist.

George: It's a cleaning.

Audrey: So you really think I should do this?

George: If it makes you happy. I don't focus on these things. I will tell you this: Unfortunately, we live in a very superficial society. I don't condone it, but it's a fact of life.

Audrey: Well, maybe I should.

George: What the hell.

Elaine: Aw, now you talked her into getting a nose job?

George: Me? I didn't say anything.

Elaine: You encouraged her to get one.

George: I didn't encourage. No encourage.

Elaine: Peter Jennings had one?

George: It's possible.

Elaine: Well, I think you should accept her for who she is.

Audrey: No, George is right. I want to get one.

Elaine: I think it's a mistake.

George: Me too, really. Unless you'd really like to get one.

George: Okay, look, Audrey, before you take the bandage off just remember that I was the one that encouraged you to do this, you know? Now that you're going to be a great beauty, let's not forget how this all began. You know, like if you'd listened to your friend, Elaine,

Audrey: George?

George: Yeah?

Audrey: Enough.

Jerry: Alright, are we ready? Come on. Let's get this show on the road.

Elaine: Are you sure you want us here for this?

Audrey: Yes.

Jerry: Shouldn't a doctor do it?

Audrey: No, he said I could do it. Okay, here goes.

George: Very exciting, very exciting, it's like watching a birth.

Elaine: It looks good.

Jerry: Great job.

Kramer: You got butchered.

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