Learn English with The Last of Us

#4. Joel Takes Ellie

Published: 3.17.2023
Level 5   |   Time: 4:09
Accent: American
Source: The Last of Us [S01 E01]

Marlene forces Joel and Tess to smuggle Ellie out of Boston.

This video contains offensive language.

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Este vídeo contém linguagem ofensiva.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ screw (someone) over [phv] - cheat someone, do something terrible to someone
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Che Guevara [n] - one of the leaders of the communist revolution in Cuba [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ going shitty [exp] - not going well, progressing in a terrible way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a scumbag [n] - a terrible person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ merch [n] - merchandise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Fuck off! [phv] - No!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ No offense. [exp] - I don't want to offend you.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ turn (someone) against me [phv] - make (someone) hate me
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gunfire [n] - the sound of guns being fired
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ FEDRA [n] - Federal Disaster Response Agency, the government agency in charge of the Zone in Boston
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Zone [n] - the safe part of Boston controlled by FEDRA
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make it [exp] - arrive safely
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ The hell we are! [exp] - No!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cargo [n] - goods or products (or people?) transported by truck, train, plane, or ship (usually)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ smuggle [v] - move goods in or out of a place secretly and illegally
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Fireflies [n] - the terrorist group fighting against FEDRA
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a squadron [n] - a group of soldiers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I swear. [exp] - I promise.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ repurposed [adj] - changed or improved to have another purpose or ability
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hand (someone) over [phv] - give (someone) to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bleed out [phv] - bleed (lose blood) continuously until you die
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ jeopardize [v] - put something at risk
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fuck (something) up [phv] - fail, ruin something, be unsuccessful

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Joel Ellie Tess Marlene
Joel Ellie Tess Marlene
  • There is a fungus that turns people into zombies.
  • The fungus pandemic destroyed civilization in 2003.
  • It is now 2023.
  • Joel and Tess live in the Zone, which is controlled by FEDRA.
  • The Zone is the safe part of Boston.
  • Joel and Tess are trying to find a car battery so that they can drive out of Boston and find Joel's brother (Tommy).
  • Marlene and Kim are the leaders of a terrorist organization called the Fireflies.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Joel and Marlene know each other.

  2. Marlene has been shot.

  3. Marlene has the car battery that Joel wants.

  4. Marlene tells Joel to drop his gun.

  5. Marlene also wants to find Joel's brother.

  6. Marlene was planning to take Ellie out of the zone tomorrow.

  7. Marlene wants Joel and Tess to smuggle Ellie out of Boston.

  8. Joel and Tess must deliver Ellie to Joel's brother (Tommy).

  9. Marlene is worried that some zombies will arrive soon.

  10. Marlene promises that Joel and Tess will be given a car and supplies if they help her.

  11. Tess says that she will kill Ellie if the Fireflies don't give her everything that she wants.

  12. Ellie wants to go with Joel and Tess.

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

as / Joel / approach / Marlene / Ellie / try / attack / him / knife

As Joel approaches Marlene, Ellie tries to attack him with a knife.

Sentence 2

Marlene / be / shot / and / she / bleed / out

Marlene has been shot, and she is bleeding out.

Sentence 3

when / Ellie / try / grab / knife / Joel / point / gun / her

When Ellie tries to grab her knife, Joel points his gun at her.

Sentence 4

Marlene / tell / Joel / point / gun / her / not / Ellie

Marlene tells Joel to point his gun at her, (and) not at Ellie.

Sentence 5

Joel / claim / Marlene / turn / Tommy / him

Joel claims (that) Marlene turned Tommy against him.

Sentence 6

Marlene / be / going / move / Ellie / out / Zone / tonight / but / now / she / want / Joel / Tess / do / it

Marlene was going to move Ellie out of the Zone tonight, but now she wants Joel and Tess to do it.

Sentence 7

Marlene / offer / give / Joel / everything / he / need / if / he / deliver / Ellie / some / Firefly / outside / Zone

Marlene offers to give Joel everything (that) he needs if he delivers Ellie to some Fireflies outside of the Zone.

Sentence 8

when / Joel / kick / away / Ellie / knife / Ellie / call / him / asshole

When Joel kicks away Ellie's knife, Ellie calls him an asshole.

Sentence 9

Joel / Tess / agree / smuggle / Ellie / out / Zone

Joel and Tess agree to smuggle Ellie out of the Zone.

Sentence 10

Tess / say / she / kill / Ellie / if / Firefly / not / give / her / everything / she / want

Tess says (that) she will kill Ellie if the Fireflies don't give her everything (that) she wants.

Sentence 11

after / Ellie / grab / backpack / she / pick / up / knife / and / they / walk / out / together

After Ellie grabs her backpack, she picks up her knife and they walk out together.

Sentence 12

just / before / Joel / leave / Marlene / tell / him / not / fuck / up

Just before Joel leaves, Marlene tells him not to fuck (this) up.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión (f@ck, sh!t, h&ll)

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.

  • Tess: I mean, war must be going pretty (shitty) for you to be buying from scumbags like him.

  • Marlene: Yeah, it kind of has been. The merch was bad, and he obviously didn't take ("Fuck off!") for an answer.

  • Marlene: So now I'm thinking you're going to do it.
    Joel: The (hell) we are.

  • Marlene: Kim, you don't have a (fucking) ear on your (fucking) head.

  • Marlene: Joel, don't (fuck this up) .

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How do Marlene and Joel know each other?
  2. Why do you think Marlene decides to give Ellie to Joel and Tess?
  3. How would you describe the personality of Marlene? Of Tess? Of Joel?
  4. Why do you think Ellie is so important to Marlene? (If you don't already know.)
  5. Marlene says, "And I know what you're both capable of. For better or worse." What does this mean?
  6. This TV show is an adaptation of a video game. How do you think the game is different?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Marlene: Joel?

Joel: Marlene?

Marlene: You okay?

Ellie: Yeah.

Marlene: Ellie. Ellie.

Ellie: Oh shit!

Marlene: No, it's okay. I'll be all right. And you can't be stupid like this.

Tess: So this is who Robert screwed us over with? The Che Guevara of Boston? I mean, war must be going pretty shitty for you to be buying from scumbags like him.

Marlene: Yeah, it kind of has been. The merch was bad, and he obviously didn't take "fuck off" for an answer.

Ellie: Give me my knife.

Joel: What do you need a car battery for? Don't!

Marlene: Not at her. Point it at me. And to answer your question, I need it for a better reason than you do. No offense, but Tommy's just one man. It's our business to know things.

Joel: "To know things." You're the cause of it. You turned my own brother against me.

Marlene: Okay, Joel. That was a lot of gunfire. FEDRA's going to be on the way.

Tess: I know.

Marlene: We were going to move Ellie out of the Zone tonight. But we won't make it anywhere like this. Not for a while anyway. So now I'm thinking you're going to do it.

Joel: The hell we are.

Ellie: I'm not going with them!

Kim: Let me take her.

Joel: Tess, we don't have time for this.

Marlene: Oh, you don't have time?

Tess: Who is she?

Marlene: To you? She's cargo.

Joel: We don't smuggle people. Sorry.

Kim: I can do it.

Marlene: Kim, you don't have a fucking ear on your fucking head. Could you please? There's a team of Fireflies waiting for her at the old State House.

Marlene: I know what's out there. We were going with an entire squadron for that very reason. But now I don't have a truck, I don't have a squadron, FEDRA's five minutes away. What I do have is you. And I know what you're both capable of. For better or worse.

Ellie: What are they capable of?

Marlene: You get her there safely, and they'll give you what you need. Not just a battery. The whole thing. Fueled-up truck, guns, supplies, all of it. I swear. I swear.

Ellie: Asshole!

Tess: You trust her? No, me neither, but she seems desperate.

Joel: Firefly vehicle usually means repurposed FEDRA stuff. So better-than-decent chance making it to Tommy in one of those. The second we hand that kid over...

Marlene: Y'all talk it through, but please remember that I'm bleeding out.

Tess: Okay. Here's the deal. We'll get her to your crew at the State House. But before we hand her over, they give us everything that we want. If not, we kill her, there and then.

Marlene: Deal.

Ellie: Really? That fast?

Marlene: You are all that matters. My team will not jeopardize that. Remember what I told you? Now go get your backpack. Now, Ellie.

Tess: Let's go.

Marlene: Joel, don't fuck this up.

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