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10 Words in 10 Minutes – The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon’s Mother Visits

Got 10 minutes? Watch this funny excerpt from The Big Bang Theory, train your ears to understand fast-paced spoken English, learn new words & expressions and have fun!

Level: B2 and above

Skills: listening

Language focus: spoken expressions, vocabulary

TIP: Print out this page and do the activities below. Then you can file your task sheet so you can revise the words you learned later!

 

Task 1: Watch & enjoy the video! While you are watching, make a list of the words that are good to know. VocabBuilderNotes will help you take notes effectively!

Task 2:  Get, make, take or do? Fill in the gaps.

 

  1. I like to …………………..laundry my way: separating the whites, dark and light colors, using as much soap as I want. I have my quirks.

  2. This ………………. me back to when you were little and we watched the game together.

  3. I’m glad you are here and we …………………to do things together.

  4. If my clothes ………………..too soft in the wash, it ………………………..me sleepy.

  5. Penny says she is ………………..back out on the dating scene.

  6. I’d like to ask you to …………………me a favor.

  7. This spring I ………………….to go to the International Space Station.

  8. Sheldon would like to ………………….you out to a lecture tonight.

  9. I thought maybe we could ……………..a little sightseeing today.

  10. It would …………………….years before they can finish the project.

 

ANSWERS

do / takes / get / get – makes / getting / do / get / take / do / take

 

JOLLY JOKER WORDS TO KNOW

do the laundry = wash dirty clothes

do someone a favor = do something someone asks you to help them

do some sightseeing = go around town to look at nice buildings

get to do something (here: we get to do things together / I get to go to the space station) = have a chance to do something

get too soft (any adjective)  =  become too soft (any adjective would work here. For example, my coffee got too hot, etc.)

get back out there/on the dating scene = start dating again after a breakup

it takes me back to = this helps me remember what we did a long time ago

take someone out = to invite someone to go somewhere with you on a date

it takes years/months/a long time = it will last for a year/month/a long time

quirks = funny, silly things you do

 

 

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