Learn English with The Big Bang Theory

#3. Penny's Halloween Party

Published: 10.26.2022
Level 5   |   Time: 4:18
Accent: American
Source: The Big Bang Theory [S1 E06]

Penny invites the guys to her Halloween party.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ paintball [n] - a game in which you shoot your opponent with paint (a paintball gun)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fragged [v] - killed
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be around [exp] - be in the area
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ costumes [n] - a set of clothes worn in order to look like someone else, usually for a party or Halloween
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a theme [n] - a specific setting or idea for an event
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ genre-specific [adj] - limited to one genre or theme
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm not following. [exp] - I don't understand.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ D&D [n] - Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy roleplaying game [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ manga [n] - a style of Japanese comic books [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Norse Gods [n] - the gods of the Vikings (Thor, Odin, Freya, Loki)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a sewing machine [n] - a machine used to make clothes [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ show up [phv] - appear, arrive
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a costume parade [n] - a contest to judge who is wearing the best costume
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ frightening [adj] - scary
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ authentic [adj] - realistic
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an accurate visual representation of a scientific principle [exp] - showing an idea from science in a realistic way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Thor [n] - a Norse (Viking) god [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pixie dust [n] - the magic powder that Tinkerbell (a pixie) uses in the story of Peter Pan [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Peter Pan [n] - a character from literature; the boy who never grows old [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Doppler Effect [n] - a scientific concept (the frequency of a wave changes as the distance between the observer and wave source changes)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ People get it. [exp] - People understand it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Chex Mix [n] - a snack made from a breakfast cereal [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swell up [phv] - get big (from an allergic reaction) [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tights [n] - tight fitting pants, often made of a very thin material [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ telepathically [adv] - communicating using only the mind (without speaking)

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Penny Leonard Sheldon Howard
Penny Leonard Sheldon Howard
  • Leonard, Sheldon, Raj and Howard are kind of nerdy.
  • Leonard and Sheldon are roommates.
  • Penny recently moved into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon.
  • Leonard wants to date Penny.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Penny's party is on Saturday.

  2. Sheldon and Leonard love dancing.

  3. Penny wants them to wear Halloween costumes to the party.

  4. The costumes have to be genre-specific.

  5. Penny is surprised because the guys are late.

  6. There will be a costume competition.

  7. Penny likes the guys' costumes.

  8. Penny is going to dress up as a pixie.

  9. Penny doesn't understand Sheldon's costume.

  10. Howard is allergic to peanuts.

  11. Sheldon wants to leave the party.

  12. Leonard wants to leave the party.

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.

  • The guys (show up) to the party much earlier than Penny expects.

  • Howard is worried that he will (swell up) if he eats a peanut because of his allergy.

  • Penny invites the guys to come to her party if they (are around) on Saturday.

  • Howard (dressed up) as Robin Hood, but everyone thinks he is Peter Pan.

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 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

guy / just / return / play / paintball

The guys have just returned from playing paintball.

Sentence 2

Penny / invite / guy / Halloween / party / Saturday

Penny invites the guys to a Halloween party on Saturday.

Sentence 3

guy / initial / not / want / come / party / because / there / will / dance

The guys initially don't want to come to the party because there will be dancing.

Sentence 4

however / when / they / find / it / will / costume / party / they / agree / come

However, when they find out (that) it will be a costume party, they agree to come.

Sentence 5

Sheldon / want / know / party / will / theme

Sheldon wants to know [if/whether] the party will have a theme.

Sentence 6

Penny / assure / them / they / can / come / dress / whomever / whatever / they / want

Penny assures them (that) they can come dressed as whomever or whatever they want.

Sentence 7

guy / apologize / show / five / minute / late

The guys apologize for showing up five minutes late.

Sentence 8

Penny / not / expect / anyone / show / up / party / time

Penny wasn't expecting anyone to show up to the party on time.
Penny didn't expect anyone to show up to the party on time.

Sentence 9

Penny / compliment / guy / costume

Penny compliments the guys on their costumes.

Sentence 10

Sheldon / disappointed / discover / there / will / not / costume / parade

Sheldon is disappointed to discover (that) there [won't/will not] be a costume parade.

Sentence 11

when / Sheldon / try / explain / costume / Penny / she / pretend / understand

When Sheldon tries to explain his costume to Penny, she pretends to understand.

Sentence 12

guy / sit / down / couch / and / wait / party / start

The guys sit down on the couch and wait for the party to start.

Sentence 13

little / late / guy / still / sit / couch / alone / while / people / drink / have / fun / all / around / them

A little later, the guys are still sitting on the couch alone while people are drinking and having fun all around them.

Sentence 14

Sheldon / want / go / home / but / Leonard / want / stay / and / social

Sheldon wants to go home, but Leonard wants to stay and socialize.
Sheldon wants to go home, but Leonard wants to stay and be social.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What costume is each character wearing? Which one do you like the most? Why?
  2. Sheldon's costume is the Doppler Effect. Can you explain his costume?
  3. Why does Leonard want to stay? Why does Sheldon want to leave?
  4. Penny told them that the party would start at 7:00, but she probably expected people to arrive after 8:00. Is this concept of time (for a party) similar in your country or culture? What time would you expect people to arrive for a "7:00 pm" party?
  5. Have you ever been to a Halloween party? If so, what costume did you wear?
  6. If you had to dress up for Halloween, what would you dress up as?
  7. Do you feel comfortable at parties? Are you more of a wallflower (shy) or a social butterfly (talkative, outgoing)?
  8. How will you celebrate Halloween this year?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Penny: Oh, hey guys.

Leonard: Hello Penny.

Howard: Morning ma’am.

Penny: So, how was paintball, did you have fun?

Sheldon: Sure, if you consider being fragged by your own troops fun.

Penny: Okay, um, oh hey, I’m having a party on Saturday so if you guys are around you should come by.

Leonard: A party?

Penny: Yeah.

Howard: A boy-girl party?

Penny: Well, there will be boys, and there will be girls, and it is a party. So, it’ll just be a bunch of my friends, we’ll have some beer, do a little dancing...

Sheldon: Dancing?

Leonard: Yeah, I don’t know, Penny...

Sheldon: The thing is, we’re not...

Leonard: We’re really more...

Sheldon: No.

Leonard: But thanks, thanks for thinking of us.

Penny: Are you sure? Come on, it’s Halloween.

Sheldon: A Halloween party?

Howard: As in, costumes?

Penny: Well, yeah.

Leonard: Is there a theme?

Penny: Um, yeah, Halloween.

Sheldon: Yes, but are the costumes random, or genre specific?

Penny: As usual, I’m not following.

Leonard: He’s asking if we can come as anyone from science-fiction, fantasy...

Penny: Sure.

Sheldon: What about comic-books?

Penny: Fine.

Sheldon: Anime?

Penny: Of course.

Sheldon: TV , film, D&D, Manga, Greek Gods, Roman Gods, Norse Gods...

Penny: Anything you want, okay? Any costume you want. Bye.

Howard: Gentlemen, to the sewing machines.

Penny: Oh, hey guys.

Leonard: Hey, sorry we’re late.

Penny: Late? It’s 7:05.

Sheldon: And you said the party starts at 7:00.

Penny: Well, yeah, when you start a party at 7:00, no-one shows up at, you know, 7:00.

Sheldon: It’s 7:05.

Penny: Yes. Yes it is. Okay, well, um, come on in.

Howard: What, are all the girls in the bathroom?

Penny: Probably, but in their own homes.

Sheldon: So what time does the costume parade start?

Penny: The parade?

Sheldon: Yeah, so the judges can give out the prizes for best costume, you know, most frightening, most authentic, most accurate visual representation of a scientific principle.

Penny: Oh, Sheldon, I’m sorry but there aren’t going to be any parades or judges or prizes.

Sheldon: This party is just going to suck.

Penny: No, come on, it’s going to be fun, and you all look great, I mean, look at you, Thor, and, oh, Peter Pan, that’s so cute.

Leonard: Actually, Penny, he’s Rob...

Howard: I’m Peter Pan! And I’ve got a handful of pixie dust with your name on it.

Penny: No you don’t. Oh, hey, what’s Sheldon supposed to be.

Leonard: Oh, he’s the Doppler Effect.

Sheldon: Yes. It’s the apparent change in the frequency of a wave caused by relative motion between the source of the wave and the observer.

Penny: Oh, sure, I see it now, the Doppler Effect. Alright, I’ve got to shower, you guys um, make yourselves comfortable.

Leonard: Okay.

Sheldon: See, people get it.

Raj: Mmmm, by Odin’s beard, this is good Chex Mix.

Howard: No thanks, peanuts, I can’t afford to swell up in these tights.

Sheldon: I’m confused. If there’s no costume parade, what are we doing here?

Leonard: We’re socialising. Meeting new people.

Sheldon: Telepathically?

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