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10 Words in 10 Minutes – Inside Out Movie / What do the voices in our head tell us?

How are you feeling today? Good, mad, sad, scared, all of the above? Aren’t these emotions a bit like voices in your head talking to you and to each other? The new Inside Out movie is cute, funny, not to mention informative if you know what it’s like to have mixed feelings about things.

Got 10 minutes? Watch the trailer, train your ears to better understand English, and do your English workout for the day!

 

TIP: Print out this page for future reference and revise the words you learned from time to time!

 

Task 1: Watch the trailer & after watching it write down as many words related to feelings as you can in 1 minute!

 

 

Task 2: Take notes & learn great expressions to make your English fluent! Fill in the missing words in these sentences from the video.

How was ……………………………………………………….at school?

Fine, I ……………………………….. .

Did you guys ……………………………………….on that?

Something’s ……………………………………………. .

What did she ……………………………….?

Sorry sir, no one  ………………………………….. .

Is it garbage …………………………..?

We left the ………………………………………..open.

What is it ……………………………? What?

I’m joy, this is …………………………….., that’s ……………………………., this is……………………………., and that’s ………………………..

What do we do now? Nothing’s ……………………………….! Why is it not working?

We have a ……………………………problem!

That’s long-term memory, you can …………………………………….in there.

Think positive! Okay, I’m …………………………..you’ll get lost in there!

We can’t focus on …………………………………………………

There’s always a way ……………………………………………

 

WORDS & EXPRESSIONS TO KNOW:

How was school? = Did you like school today?

I guess. = I think so, but I’m not sure.

pick up on something = notice something

leave the toilet seat open/up = to put the toilet seat in an position and then let it stay there

joy = a feeling of happiness – You are happy.

sadness = the opposite of happiness – You are sad.

disgust = a strong feeling of dislike – You are disgusted.

anger = a strong feeling when something bad or unfair happens – You are angry / mad.

fear = a bad feeling when someone is in danger – You are afraid / scared.

think positive = think that good things will happen

a major problem = a very big problem

long-term memory = your ability to remember things that happened a long time ago and remember them for a long time

get lost = to loose your way and not know where you are

turn things around = to make things good again

 

ANSWERS:

How was the first day at school?

Fine, I guess.

Did you guys pick up on that?

Something’s wrong.

What did she say? – Notice that this is the simple past – you are talking about something that just happened.

Sorry sir, no one was listening. – Notice that this is the past continuous/past progressive – you are talking about an action is progress in the past.

Is it garbage night?

We left the toilet seat open.

What is it woman? What?

I’m joy, this is sadness, that’s anger, this is disgust, and that’s fear.

What do we do now? Nothing’s working! Why is it not working?

We have a major problem!

That’s long-term memory, you can get lost in there.

Think positive! Okay, I’m positive you’ll get lost in there!

We can’t focus on what’s going wrong.

There’s always a way to turn things around.

 

 

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