Modern Family S02E05 “Unplugged”
What is each person (Haley, Alex, Luke, Phil) doing at the breakfast table? Each family has a problem – what are they? Who is the Parrot?
What deal does Phil make with the kids? What are the consequences of not using gadgets and gizmos?
Which preschool do Cam and Mitchell like better? What did Gloria do with the dog? How does Haley win the competition?
The Phrasal Verbs • Grow up (int) – become an adult • When I grow up, I want to be an English teacher. • Screw up* • Go on* • Run into (non) – meet by accident or chance • I ran into my English teacher at Emart yesterday. • Fall behind (int) – make less progress, begin to perform poorly • I’m falling behind in my English class. • Get off of st (sop) – stop someone’s addiction • We need to get him off of drugs. • Perk up (sop) – feel better or happier • I always perk up when I see my English teacher.
The Phrasal Verbs • Get into* • Run away (int) – escape from somewhere • My cat ran away yesterday. I’m very sad. • Cut off (sop) – cut, disconnect • I was chopping onions and cut off my finger. • We didn’t pay our bills, so they cut off our electricity. • Put on (sop) – to turn on st • We need to put on some music and dance • Make up* • Be out of st (non) – to quit or leave • This class is too hard. I’m out of here. • Skimp on (non) – use less of something • Please don’t skimp on the butter.
The Phrasal Verbs • Be in (int) – to be accepted • Good news. We got a letter from Harvard. You’re in! • Sneak up on sb (non) – approach someone quietly • Please don’t sneak up on your teacher. • Work out (sop) – find the answer to • I can’t work out this problem. • Deal with* • Tick off (sop) – make angry • Please don’t tick me off.
The Idioms and Other Expressions • Boobs – breasts • I think western women show too much of their boobs. • Hoity-toity – rich and fancy • Shinsaegae is a very hoity-toity department store. • Funny bone – a sense of humor • This is so funny, but you’re not laughing. Is your funny bone broken? • To be on board – to be in agreement • I am not onboard with this idea. • Cut corners – to make something quickly, cheaply, and of poor quality • Please don’t cut corners in my class. Take your time and you will do good work.
The Idioms and Other Expressions • Out of date – old fashioned • His clothes are so out of date! • To be in a better place – phrase meaning sb is dead • My hamster is in a better place now. • Queer – gay (used mostly by gays) • I wonder if he is queer? • Busted – caught • I tried to sneak into my house at 1AM but my mom busted me.
How often do you use: • You cell phone • A computer • Text messages • Email • A regular telephone • A pen and paper • Written letters • Is technology addiction really a problem?