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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Learn English with the movie Zootopia 2 | eJOY English

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Hi guys! It's Tammy. How are you doing?

Are you a fan of animation? Or a fan of Disney in particular?

You must have heard about Zootopia (or Zootropolis, in some regions).

It details the unlikely partnership between Judy, a rabbit police officer

and Nick, a wily red fox, as they uncover a mysterious case

involving the disappearance of the city inhabitants.

Let's learn some English from the first meeting between Judy and Nick.

Before we begin, please notice the 4 steps we're gonna follow to learn English with video:

Step 1: Watch the video.

Step 2: Look up new words and phrases, make sure that you understand the video.

Step 3: Do exercises with the video.

And Step 4: Review words and phrases that you've learned from the video.

First, just watch and enjoy the whole clip to get the general idea of

what happens when Judy and Nick first meet.

Listen, I don't know what you're doing

skulking around during daylight hours...

but I don't want any trouble in here.

So, hit the road.

I'm not looking for any trouble either, sir.

I simply want to buy a Jumbo Pop...

for my little boy.

You want the red or the blue, pal?

I'm such a...

Oh, come on, kid. Back up.

Listen, buddy. What?

There aren't any fox ice cream joints... in your part of town?

No, no. There are.

There are. It's just, my boy, this goofy little stinker...

he loves all things elephant.

Wants to be one when he grows up.

Is that adorable?

Who the heck am I to crush his little dreams, huh? Right?

Look, you probably can't read, fox...

but the sign says...

"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."

Next, let's break down the conversation in our second step...

Listen, I don't know what you're doing

skulking around during daylight hours...

skulk

This verb means to hide or to move around as if trying not to be seen

and it usually implies bad intentions

For example:

I thought I saw someone skulking in the bushes. We should call the police.

In the video, the shopkeeper uses the verb skulk to talk about Nick.

This shows that foxes don't have a good reputation in Zootopia.

If you want to use this verb to describe someone,

remember to use it with extra caution since it might cause suspicion.

but I don't want any trouble in here

so hit the road

hit the road

This idiom means to leave.

For example

Hit the road. No one wants you here anyway!

Hit the road also means to depart or to begin one's journey,

especially on a road trip.

For example

It's time to hit the road. I'll see you soon.

In addition, you can use hit the road

to describe the act of leaving for home.

For example

We have to hit the road very early in the morning.

Do you know that you can use the eJOY eXtension

to look up any words and phrases while watching this video?

You can even see how they are used in different contexts

just by clicking this orange button.

Let's find out how hit the road is used in other videos

Very useful, isn't it?

This feature was made to help our learners

know how to use the right vocabulary in the right context.

So, try it out.

I'm not looking for any trouble either, sir.

I simply want to buy a Jumbo Pop...

for my little boy

you want the red or the blue pal

pal

This is American slang for "friend".

For example

We've been pals since we were kids.

Pal can be used to mention a friend who is very close to you.

Parents can also call their kids pals,

like the way Nick calls his "son" pal in the video.

For example

Hey pal, do you want an ice cream?

There aren't any fox ice cream joints... in your part of town?

No, no. There are.

There are. It's just, my boy, this goofy little stinker...

he loves all things elephant.

Wants to be one when he grows up.

goofy little stinker

Goofy means foolish, or silly, especially in an amusing way.

For example:

Did you see Daisy yesterday? She wore a goofy hat

stinker

You don't usually see the word stinker,

but you probably know stink is a verb which means to smell very unpleasant.

When -er is added to a verb,

it forms a noun that refers mostly to people that do that particular activity.

For example:

from the verb sing, we have the noun singer - a person who sings.

Nick describes his son as a stinker

'cause, you know, sometimes babies smell not so pleasant.

Is that adorable?

Who the heck am I to crush his little dreams, huh?

Heck

This is used for emphasis in questions or exclamations.

For example:

What the heck is bothering you, dear?

It can be understood as a more polite form of hell.

For example:

What the hell did I just bite into?

can become

What the heck did I just bite into?

Doesn't that sound a little bit more polite?

Well, of course, it also depends on how you say it, or the way you express your feelings...

That's it, we've just done the first two steps.

In the third step, you're gonna do some exercises with the video.

You can choose to do quizzes to improve listening comprehension,

do dictation to practice bottom up listening or listen for details,

or practice speaking skills.

Best of all, you can practice more with the full clip with Movie Training on the eJOY Go website.

All the links you're gonna need can be found in the description section below.

In the fourth step, you'll have to review all the vocabulary you've picked out from the video every day

to ingrain them in your long term memory.

Because, even if you can listen to and understand the entire video,

you haven't really remembered all the new words youve learned from it.

So, do the daily challenge and review them every day on the eJOY App or eJOY eXtension.

Alright guys, if you find this video helpful, please give us a thumb up.

And let us know which movie you want to "study" next time.

See ya!

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