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Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 4
The incident

In the episode, Jays ex-wife, Dede, visits the family and tries to apologize with everyone for ruining Gloria and Jays wedding. Phil
and Claire need to decide whether Haley's boyfriend is allowed to take her to a concert or not. Mitchell goes to his father's house to
tell him that Dede is going to be at their family get-together and Jay does not tell Gloria about it. At the reunion, Gloria and Jay's exwife fight, but Haley's boyfriend stops them.

Verbs / phrasal verbs / words to learn


a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

To rip off
To take place
To make / propose a toast
Revenge
Lettuce dryer

f)
g)
h)
i)
j)

Gorgeous
To pull a prank on
My take on current events
To care
Slumber party

Who said this?

1. Gloria

2. Jay

3. Manny

4. Cam

5. Dede

( ) I thought it was my funny take on the current events.


( ) I gave her a gorgeous pair of diamond rings and she gave me a hint.
( ) Gloria is still furious with your mother, which is why I am not talking to you. This conversation never
took place.
( ) Guys pull pranks like that all the time.
( ) Do you care to join me?
( ) I think we have had enough revenge in this family for one day. I forgive you.
( ) No, he didnt call because he is fine. It is a slumber party not a gang fight.
( ) She gave me a piece of exercise equipment and a lettuce dryer.
( ) I would like to make a toast.
( ) I just wanna rip your head off!

Choose the correct answer.


Who pops up at Mitchel and Camerons house?
a)

Claire

b) Gloria

c) Mitchels mother

At the wedding party, Dede proposes a toast to


a)

Claire and Phil

b) Gloria and Jay

c) Mitchel and Cam

When Cams mother-in-law gives him a piece of sport equipment and a lettuce dryer, she is dropping a hint
for him to
a)

lose weight.

b) have fun and cook for her son.

c) enjoy his leisure time.

Manny wants revenge because


a)

friends pulled a prank on him. b) he had a slumber party.

c) his friends dont like Gloria

Match the expressions from the box to their meaning.


To rip off
To take place
To make a toast
To pull a prank on someone
My take on current events

Gorgeous
Revenge
Lettuce dryer
To care
Slumber party

a) To want something / this verb is followed by infinitive (to + verb)


_______________________________________________________________
b) Very beautiful or attractive
_______________________________________________________________
c) To happen
_______________________________________________________________
d) To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult); an opportunity to retaliate
_______________________________________________________________
e) To carry out a mischievous act on somebody
_______________________________________________________________
f)

To propose or drink to the health or in honor of (someone or something) by raising one's glass
together with others.
_______________________________________________________________
g) To cut, tear apart
_______________________________________________________________
h) Kitchen tool used to wash and remove excess water from green salad
_______________________________________________________________
i)

Your perception on things that are happening, or the way you feel or experience things
_______________________________________________________________

j)

An event, typically for preteen or teenage kids, in which all the guests spend the night at the house
where the party is held
_______________________________________________________________

Use the expressions from the previous exercise to complete the sentences. Observe verb tenses.
a) She _____________________________ the paper and saw the box inside.
b) All the girls came, and we're having a ____________________________! We are going to have
watch movies all night.
c) The Maroon 5 concert ___________________________ in Porto Alegre in 2016.
d) Would you _______________________ to take a walk?
e) Can you please hand me the _________________________. I need to prepare the salad.
f) Ann bought the most _________________________ dress I have ever seen. It is really the best!
g) The rematch is tonight! After losing the fight, the former champion wanted
__________________________ on the rival.
h) Carl put up his glass and ______________________________ to good times.
i) Have you ever _______________________________ your siblings? Yes, have. Once I put salt in
my sisters tea and she wouldnt speak to me for a week!
j) I think soap operas are very phony! Well, that is ______________________________ it. I know
many people do love them.
Writing
Your daughter wants to go to a concert with her boyfriend and they are going to stay out overnight.
Write a dialog between the girl and her mother / father discussing the matter. Use at least three of
the words or expressions from the previous exercises.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________________________________________
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Grammar
Complete with infinitive or gerund forms.
a) Claire and Phil dont allow Haley _________________________ to the concert with Dylan. (go)
b) Claire and Phil decided _________________________ a little more about letting Halley go or not.
(think)
c) Dede couldnt help ______________________________ Jays wedding. (ruin)
d) She
wanted
_____________________________
to
Gloria,
but
she
ended
up
_______________________ with her again. (apologize / fight)
e) Jay decided ___________________________ Gloria that Dede would be at the family get-together.
(not tell)
f) Alex and Haley cant help ____________________________. (fight)

Complete the sentences with so / such / such a.

a) When I think of the awful things that I said to Gloria and Jay, and you and Claire I feel
__________________________ guilt.
b) My wonderful boy, I love you __________________ much.
c) I am ___________________ sorry about this.
d) It is a smile for having ________________________ good time with my friends.

Write these sentences in the passive voice.

a) Dede made a toast to the groom and bride.


_______________________________________________________________
b) Jay didnt tell Gloria that Dede would go to the family reunion.
_______________________________________________________________
c) He gave a gorgeous pair of earrings to Dede.
_______________________________________________________________
d) Dede visits Mitchel and Cam unexpectedly.
_______________________________________________________________
e) Dylan wrote a song for Haley.
_______________________________________________________________

Complete the sentences with the correct future form. Choose the verbs from the box.

a) Alex to Haley having a fight: I _________________________ you!


b) Haley ____________________________ to a concert with her boyfriend, if her parents allow.
c) Dede to Gloria: I ___________________________ your head off.
d) Dylan ____________________________ to college.
e) He _______________________________ with his band.
f)

Dede ____________________________ to French Canada. A man asked her to live with him.

Answers.

Who said this?

1. Gloria

2. Jay

3. Manny

4. Cam

5. Dede

( 3 ) I thought it was my funny take on the current events.


( 4 ) I gave her a gorgeous pair of diamond rings and she gave me a hint.
( 2 ) Gloria is still furious with your mother, which is why I am not talking to you. This conversation never
took place.
( 2 ) Guys pull pranks like that all the time.
( 1 ) Do you care to join me?
( 1 ) I think we have had enough revenge in this family for one day. I forgive you.
( 2 ) No, he didnt call because he is fine. It is a slumber party not a gang fight.
( 4 ) She gave me a piece of exercise equipment and a lettuce dryer.
( 5 ) I would like to make a toast.
( 5 ) I just wanna rip your head off!
Choose the correct answer.
Who pops up at Mitchel and Camerons house?
a)

Claire

b) Gloria

c) Mitchels mother

At the wedding party, Dede proposes a toast to


a)

Claire and Phil

b) Gloria and Jay

c) Mitchel and Cam

When Cams mother-in-law gives him a piece of sport equipment and a lettuce dryer, she is dropping a hint
for him to
a)

lose weight.

b) have fun and cook for her son.

c) enjoy his leisure time.

Manny wants revenge because


a)

friends pulled a prank on him. b) he had a slumber party.

c) his friends dont like Gloria

Match the expressions from the box to their meaning.


To rip off
To take place
To make a toast
To pull a prank on someone
My take on current events

Gorgeous
Revenge
Lettuce dryer
To care
Slumber party

a) To want something / this verb is followed by infinitive (to + verb)


a. ____________To care______________________________________
b) Very beautiful or attractive
a. ___________ Gorgeous ___________________________________________
c) To happen
a. _________ To take place __________________________
d) To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult); an opportunity to retaliate
a. _______ Revenge _________________________________________
e) To carry out a mischievous act on somebody
a. _ To pull a prank on someone __________________________________________
f)

To propose or drink to the health or in honor of (someone or something) by raising one's glass
together with others.
a. ____To make a toast __________________________________
g) To cut, tear apart
a. _ To rip off ________________________________________________
h) Kitchen tool used to wash and remove excess water from green salad
a. ______ Lettuce dryer _______________________________________
i)

Your perception on things that are happening, or the way you feel or experience things
a. ___ My take on current events ____________________________________

j)

An event, typically for preteen or teenage kids, in which all the guests spend the night at the house
where the party is held
a. ____ Slumber party _______________________________________

Use the expressions from the previous exercise to complete the sentences. Observe verb tenses.
a) She __________ripped off ______ the paper and saw the box inside.
b) All the girls came, and we're having a ______slumber party________! We are going to have watch
movies all night.
c) The Maroon 5 concert _______took place_________ in Porto Alegre in 2016.
d) Would you _______care to____ take a walk?
e) Can you please hand me the ______lettuce dryer______. I need to prepare the salad.
f) Ann bought the most _________________________ dress I have ever seen. It is really the best!
g) The rematch is tonight! After losing the fight, the former champion wanted ___revenge___ on the
rival.
h) Carl put up his glass and _______made / proposed a toast__________ to good times.
i) Have you ever ____pulled a prank on___ your siblings? Yes, I have. Once I put salt in my sisters
tea and she wouldnt speak to me for a week!
k) I think soap operas are very phony! Well, that is __my take on__ it. I know many people do love
them.

Writing
Your daughter wants to go to a concert with her boyfriend and they are going to stay out overnight.
Write a dialog between the girl and her parents discussing the matter. Use at least three of the
words or expressions from the previous exercises.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
Grammar
Complete with infinitive or gerund forms.
Claire and Phil dont allow Halley _______to go_________ to the concert with Dylan. (go)
Claire and Phil decided ______to think________ a little more about letting Halley go or not. (think)
Dede coudnt help ______ruining_________ Jays wedding. (ruin)
She wanted ___to apologize____ to Gloria, but she ended up ___fighting___ with her again.
(apologize / fight)
k) Jay decided ______not to tell_____ Gloria that Dede would be at the family get-together. (not tell)
l) Alex and Haley cant help ____fighting_______. (fight)
g)
h)
i)
j)

Complete the sentences with so / such / such a.

e) When I think of the awful things that I said to Gloria and Jay, and you and Claire I feel
_______such____ guilt.
f)

My wonderful boy, I love you _____so_______ much.

g) I am ______so__ sorry about this.


h) It is a smile for having _______such a _____ good time with my friends.

Write these sentences in the passive voice.

f)

Dede made a toast to the groom and bride.


______A toast was made by Dede to the groom and bride.__________________

g) Jay didnt tell Gloria that Dede would go to the family reunion.
_____Gloria wanst told by Jay that Dede would go to the family reunion._________
h) He gave a gorgeous pair of earrings to Dede.
____Dede was given a gorgeous pair of earrings by him._________________
i)

Dede visits Mitchel and Cam unexpectedly.


______Mitchel and Cam are visited by Dede unexpectedly._______________

j)

Dylan wrote a song for Haley.


____A song was written for Haley by Dylan._______________________

Complete the sentences with the correct future form. Choose the verbs from the box.

go / move / rip / play / kill / not go

a) Alex to Haley having a fight: I _________will kill_______ you!


b) Haley _______is going to go_______ to a concert with her boyfriend.
c) Dede to Gloria: I _________will rip______ your head off.
d) Dylan _____isnt going to go________ to college.
e) He ______is going to play_________ with his band.
f)

Dede ______is moving______ to French Canada. A man asked her to live with him.