English Through Movies Scenes in You’ve Got Mail ESL LESSON HERE. Another ESL lesson and quiz focus on learning English vocabulary and common English phrases. But you can use it to learn to speak English, listening comprehension, pronunciation etc. Watch, listen and read at the same time, and study the vocabulary and script. When you are ready, take the quiz. I hope you like this romantic comedy. Let me know. Please comment so we can improve the ESL Lesson or just say hi!
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MOVIE LESSON VOCABULARY FOCUS
1 BREATH CATCHES – gasp, trying to get air
2 INFIDELITY – (n) being not true or faithful to your partner
3 INVOLVED WITH – (v) having a relationship with someone (e.g. romantic, professional)
4 ADORABLE CREATURE – a very likeable living thing (e.g. person, cat etc.)
5 CAVIAR – (n) very expensive fish eggs
6 GARNISH – (n) food to decorate or enhance other food
7 HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? – said to someone who you think is doing something bad or wrong (i.e.
Joe Fox is the owner of a very large bookstore opening near Kathleen Kelly’s small book shop.)
8 AT ODDS – (adj) in conflict, in disagreement, argumentative
9 PILL – (slang) (figurative) (n) – like a medical tablet that is difficult to swallow
10 SPLIT – (v) (slang) to leave a person or place, to separate from
11 TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL – going upward, progressing to the next step
12 ACHOO – sound of a sneeze as when someone has a cold
ESL LESSON LISTENING SCRIPT
“I turn on my computer. I go online.” “Welcome.” “Welcome.” “And my BREATH CATCHES in my chest until I hear three little words.” “You’ve got mail.” “What is going on with you?” “Is it INFIDELITY if you’re INVOLVED WITH someone on email?” “This woman is the most ADORABLE CREATURE I’ve ever been in contact with.” “Have you had sex?” “Of course not, I don’t even know him.” “I mean cyber sex.” “No.” Well, uh, don’t do it. The minute you do, they lose all respect for you.” … In a city where everyone is looking for someone, Joe and Kathleen have discovered the best way to meet someone … “Hah!” “Hi.” … is to never meet at all … “It’s just email. It’s really nothing.” … What they don’t realize … ” What is that! What are you doing! You’re taking all the CAVIAR. That caviar is a GARNISH!” … is that they already have … “Joe Fox, I’m in the book business.” “I am in the book business. What should I have said to a man who has made my professional life a misery?” “Tell me something, really, HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?” “Fight, fight to the death.” … In life, they’re AT ODDS … “She beautiful, but she’s a PILL.” … online, they’re in love … “Do you think we should meet?” “Meet? Oh my God!” “I’m going to say hello, going to have a cup of coffee, and I’m going to SPLIT. That’s what I’m going to do. Why am I even doing this? Why am I compelled to even meet her?” Relax, you’re just TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. “Huh! And I’m not going to stay that long anyway. I already said that didn’t I?” “Yes, you did.” “Oh!” “He could be the next person to walk in the store. He could be …” “May I please come up?” “No, I don’t really think that that is a good idea because I have a terrible co.. cold. ACHOO!” “You’ve got mail.”
ESL LESSON LEARNING EXERCISE – Fill in the blanks with the most correct word or words.
involved with___garnish___at odds___How do you sleep at night?___split.
1 Wen said he had to go to class. He __________ ten minutes ago.
2 I’m often __________ with my mother-in-law. What a headache!
3 You’re taking office supplies from the company? _______________.
4 Noi uses slices of pineapple as a __________ on her salads.
5 Fronco always gets __________ French girls in chat rooms.
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