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

Got 10 minutes?  Watch a fun excerpt from The Big Bang Theory & learn 10 words & grammar points in English!

 

Task 1: Watch the video and note down all the words and phrases that you think are good to know. Below we explain all the ‘difficult’ words, but feel free to contact us if you need help with others.

 

Task 2: Do you remember these words & expressions from the video? Find the words that match the definitions below!

  1. ………………………………. = not working (e.g., elevator, washing machine, etc)

  2. ………………………………. (verb) = consider, contemplate, mull over

  3. ……………………………….(verb) = show

  4. ……………………………….(noun) = consequences

  5. ……………………………….(adj) = meaningful, important

  6. ……………………………….(noun) = a coat of (e.g., dust on furniture)7

  7. ………………………………(adj) = precise

  8. ………………………………(noun) = indifference, disinterest

  9. What’s the difference between these 2 sentences?

    You must be Leonard’s mother.

    We must get up early to catch the bus.

  10. What’s the difference between these 2 sentences?

    This may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

    You may use our parking space while we are away.

 

Would you like to know more about using modal verbs such as “MAY” and “MUST”? Come back tomorrow and check out our grammar lesson on modals!

 

This interactive quiz will help you practice the expressions you learned from the video.

 

Here it goes!

 

 

ANSWERS:

  1. out of order
  2. to ponder
  3. indicate
  4. consequences
  5. significant
  6. layer
  7. specific
  8. passivity

Grammar patterns:

# 1 You must be Leonard’s mother. = I am sure that you are Leonard’s mother.

BUT: We must get up early to catch the bus. = We have to get up early to catch the bus (otherwise we’ll be late).

# 2 This may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. = I think (but I’m not sure) that this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

BUT: You may use our parking space while we are away. = You can use our parking space if you want.

 

 

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