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10 Words in 10 Minutes – Ricki and the Flash Movie Trailer

Meryl Streep is amazing as always in her new role! In Ricki and the Flash she portrays a rocker who abandoned her kids to make a career in music. Check out the trailer, tune your ears to English and learn some really great expressions along the way!

In this listening activity you’ll hear real-life, fast-paced, spoken American English, full of expressions to know. Enjoy!

Level: B1 and above

Skills: listening

Language focus: spoken expressions

 

Task 1 – Enjoy the trailer and note down words to know! Download our Vocab Builder Notes to help you make the most of this trailer for your English vocabulary!

Task 2 – Watch the trailer again and complete the sentences with words from the movie.

1) I’ve ………………….. trying to call you.

2) I hope Maureen doesn’t …………………….. that I’m here.

3) We’re really ………………………….. about Julie.

4) She’s gonna be all right. She’s always ………………………. a fighter.

5) Why aren’t you wearing your ………………………………………..?

6) You two are ……………………………….?

7) We’re practically ……………………….. , Mom.

8) Just tell Mom that you don’t ………………………… her at the wedding.

9)…………………….., would you like another Martini?

10) Yes, and keep them ……………………………………..

11) They are all ……………………………. up now.

12) You think because you ………………………… up once you don’t get a second chance?

13) Why did you ……………………. out on our daughter?

14) Julie hates you. That may be. And I have to …………………………. with that, every day of my life.

15) It really doesn’t ………………………… if your kids love you. It’s not their job to love you. It’s your job to love them.

16) ………………… in sick. We’ll go to the old neighborhood.

17) I was never a ………………………………….mom, but I am a musician. And I want to give you all I have.

ANSWERS – WORDS TO KNOW

1) I‘ve been trying to call you. – This is the present perfect continuous tense. You use this tense to show that you did something several times in the very recent past, for example, earlier the day or the day before.

2) I hope Maureen doesn’t mind that I’m here. = I hope Maureen is okay with it.

3) We’re really concerned about Julie. = We are worried about Julie.

4) She’s gonna be all right. She‘s always been a fighter. = She has always been strong. Check out the present perfect tense. It is used to express that Julie is a fighter, a strong person.

5) Why aren’t you wearing your engagement ring? = A diamond ring that a woman wears after she agrees to marry someone

6) You two are engaged? = You two are planning to get married?

7) We’re practically eloping , Mom. = We will have a very private secret wedding and nobody will be invited.

8) Just tell Mom that you don’t want her at the wedding.

9) Sir, would you like another Martini? = ‘Sir’ is how a waiter addresses a man.

10) Yes, and keep them coming. = Yes, and bring me many more Martinis.

11) They are all grown up now. = They are adults now.

12) You think because you screwed up once you don’t get a second chance? = You think because you did something wrong you won’t get a second chance?

13) Why did you walk out on our daughter? – Why did you leave our daughter?

14) Julie hates you. That may be. And I have to live with that, every day of my life.

15) It really doesn’t matter if your kids love you. It’s not their job to love you. It’s your job to love them. = It is no problem if they don’t love you.

16) Call in sick. We’ll go to the old neighborhood. = Call in work and tell them you are not going in today because you are sick.

17) I was never a traditional mom, but I am a musician. And I want to give you all I have. = I was never a typical mom.

 

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Theatrical poster credit: Badwill Entertainment, Clinica Estetico, Lstar Capital, Marc Platt Productions, Tristar Pictures

 

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