#1. Ted Lasso - The New Owner

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Published: 4.01.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 2:46
Accent: American
Source: Ted Lasso [S1 E01]

Rebecca takes over the Richmond Football club from her ex-husband and starts making changes.


    

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  • a Hockney [n] - a painting by artist David Hockney [ Link ]
  • an auction [n] - a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
  • a bimbo [n] - an attractive, unintelligent woman (slang)
  • a bozo [n] - a stupid, rude man (like a football player)
  • a poof [n] - a gay man (an old-fashioned and offensive word)
  • cheeky [adj] - disrespectful in a sly, clever but often funny way
  • training [n] - practicing for a sport
  • get off your chest [exp] - share some secret, stressful or important information
  • Let me have it! [exp] - Tell me directly!
  • buy out [phv] - pay for the remaining time on a contract in order to be free of the contract
  • misogyny [n] - showing prejudice and disrespect toward women
  • remarkably [adv] - very
  • tiny [adj] - very small
  • testicles [n] - the man's two sexual organs (balls)
  • Liam and Noel [n] - two brothers that made the band Oasis [ Link ]
  • an oasis [n] - a green, fertile area in a desert
  • a twat [n] - a stupid or obnoxious person (a woman's genitals)
  • cheat on (someone) [phv] - sleep with someone who is not your partner
  • pop out [phv] - go outside to get/buy something
  • fetch [v] - bring
  • candidates [n] - a person who applies for a job

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


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Ted Lasso - Rebecca Ted Lasso - Higgins Ted Lasso - George
Rebecca Higgins George
  • Rebecca Welton is the new owner of AFC Richmond, a Premier league football club.
  • She just got divorced. Her husband was cheating on her.
  • Her ex-husband (Rupert) was the previous owner.
  • Higgins works for the football club.
  • George is the manager (coach) of the team.

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  1. What does Rebecca offer to Higgins?
    A new job
    A valuable painting
    A million pounds (£)
    To pay for his honeymoon

  2. What mistake does Higgins make?
    He mentions Rebecca's husband.
    He uses her married name.
    He forgets to bring her lunch.

  3. The newspaper headline about Rebecca and her ex-husband says:
      "He gets the bimbos. She gets the bozos."
    What does it mean?
    He (the ex-husband) is stupid.
    He (the ex-husband) has lost all his money.
    He (the ex-husband) is dating many young girls.
    She (Rebecca) is stupid.
    She (Rebecca) controls the football club.
    She (Rebecca) is dating many young men.

  4. What does George say about Rebecca to Higgins?
    She is fat.
    She is cheeky.
    She is beautiful.
    She is a terrible boss.

  5. Why does Rebecca say that she is firing George?
    She doesn't like him.
    She doesn't like his daughters.
    He is close friends with her ex-husband.
    He is disrespectful toward women.
    His shorts are two small.
    He is too fat to be a manager.
    The team doesn't win many games.

  6. Who are Liam and Noel?
    Rebecca's sons
    Two players on the team
    George's testicles
    Band members from the band Oasis

  7. What does George ask Higgins about?
    His family
    The new manager
    Rebecca's ex-husband

  8. What does Rebecca ask George to do as he is leaving?
    Put on pants
    Buy her a salad
    Give them back their keys

  9. What does Higgins offer to do?
    Make a list of possible new managers
    Get lunch for Rebecca
    Take the painting


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Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence.

  • George thinks that Rebecca (is cheeky) .
    → slightly rude or showing no respect, but in a funny way
  • George asks Rebecca if there is anything she (wants to get off her) chest.
    → say something that she has wanted to say for a long time, resulting in a feeling of relief
  • Rebecca informs George that she is going to (buy out) the remainder of his contract.
    → pay a person the rest of the money in a contract so that the person can be forced to leave their job early
  • Rebecca divorced her husband because he cheated (on) her (with) a younger woman.
    → have a sexual relationship with someone who is not your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend


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Introducing Ted Lasso
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