Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Out of Character

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- C.J.: What is going on? - Ssh, don't tell him.

- He smoked the vape pen that you left at his house.

- I like your table. - Does Aunt Ella know

about this? I wonder what she thinking.

- High five, Misty!

I'm so sorry, little chicken.

Hear me roar!

- What's going on with the old dude?

- He smoked your vape pen.

- Oh, he feeling good. - So good.

- This is weed?

Lord, I'm so high. - How much is left in the pen?

- Let's go to his house and get it.

- Lead me there! - C.J.: Aunt Ella!

What's wrong with you? - Nothing.

[laughs]

- Aunt Ella?

Uh. Auntie? - [chuckles]

- ELLA: Mm, mm. - Is she exercising?

- Did she just run into the kitchen?

- If you wanna call that a run.

- Ella!

- ELLA: Mm, yah-ee-ah!

- [howling]

That was our mating call.

- I don't think I wanted to hear that.

- No.

- Come on, y'all, let's go see what she's doing.

- I ain't never seen her run like that before in my life.

- You see how fast her arms

was moving? - [coughing]

- Sometimes the signal don't go all the way down.

- Whoa. Whoa.

Boy, you heavy. - Help him. Help him.

- Okay. Let's just-- let's sit him down.

- Just watch the big camel!

- Okay. Just sit him down.

That's the stronger chair. - I can't--I can't--

- Um... - I can't--

- What now? - I can't see my legs.

- Curtis, your legs are right there, bro.

- For real?

- Yes.

- I don't why I can't see 'em.

- I got you.

- I don't see how you miss 'em.

Look like two big tree trunks.

- Oh.

There's too much. - Okay, alright.

- Okay, why is this still going on?

- Got some high strength. - [indistinct whispers]

- Where did Aunt Ella go?

Aunt Ella? Where did she go?

- Pop! [laughing]

- What are you doing?

- Huh? - What is going on?

- [laughs] Nothing.

Nothing. - Okay.

Come--come on in the living room.

- I am.

- Auntie, you in the kitchen.

- Yes.

This is such a pretty kitchen.

- Come--can you come on out here,

Aunt Ella? - Yeah, yeah, yeah.

- Uh. - Yeah, yeah, go, go, go.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go, go.

- Come. - Yeah, yeah, go, go, go.

- Okay, okay, look. - Yeah. Go, go, go, go.

- What is wrong with you? Come on.

- Okay.

Go, go, go. - Okay.

- Stay, stay, stay. [laughs]

Go, go, go.

Stay, stay, stay. [laughs]

I don't know why I'm crying.

- Auntie? - Yeah?

- Are you sure you're okay?

- Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. - C.J.: Okay. Alright.

- Pop-pop-pop. [laughs]

- Pop, pop, pop.

- [laughing]

- Are you sure you're okay?

- I'm not.

- You're not what, Ella?

- I forgot.

- Is she okay?

-

- Aunt Ella? - Mm-hmm? Okay. Yes?

- Uncle Curtis has something to tell you.

- Okay.

- Well, go on, tell her.

- Um... - I heard him.

[laughing]

- He didn't say anything. - Oh.

- Are you okay, Ella?

- Yes.

Yes, I'm fine, Lord.

- It's Floyd, not Lord.

- [chuckles] I know.

- Go ahead, Unc, tell her.

- Want me to tell her now?

- C.J.: Yeah.

- [laughing]

- Ella?

- Y-y-yes?

- Baby, I did you wrong, okay?

- Okay.

- I back slid, Ella.

- Oooh.

- I did an electric back slide.

And, uh--and, um, wha--

What did--I was left to my own devices,

and I'm sorry. - Okay. Okay.

- CURTIS: Okay? - Okay.

- Why do you keep saying "Okay"?

- Okay.

[laughing]

- I was smoking that pen.

- Okay

- And I got hooked.

- Ooh, okay.

- I got hooked on the pen, baby.

- Okay, okay.

- C.J.: Aunt Ella? - Okay, okay

- Aunt Ella? - Calvin,

stop calling my name!

Stop calling my name.

- I'm C.J.

- Well, okay.

Y'all just alike.

- No, hell they don't. Hmm-mm. - [laughing]

What is it? What it is? - Day and night.

- What is it?

- Uncle Curtis, where did you leave the pen?

- I don't know.

I think I left it in paradise.

- Oh, my goodness.

- I believe he left that pen in the backyard.

I'm gonna go get it. - Okay.

- No!

No, no, no!

- I'm just gonna go get it. - No!

No! - Well, why not?

- I don't know.

- I'll be back. I'mma go get the pen.

- Uncle Curtis? - Hmm?

- Where did you leave the pen? - ELLA: Mm-mm.

Mm-mm-mm, mm-mm-mm, hmm-mm.

- Huh?

- [mumbles] Who is this?

- That's Kaleb.

- Kaleb. - Hmm?

- Hi. Yeah, I'm the Reverend's son.

- Kaleb, Kaleb, Kaleb. - Yeah.

- [laughs] - Kaleb.

I saw your mother Sunday.

Oh, yes, I did. [laughs]

- My mother's been dead for two years.

- What?

Awkward.

- Are you alright?

- Ooh, I'm okay. [laughing]

Yes, thank you.

You know what, C.J.? [chuckles]

I'm wonderful in fact.

Did I ever tell you about the time we went to that game?

You, me, and Calvin.

You were there, and Calvin was in the stands.

[laughs] Standing.

Stood up. [laughing]

On his feet.

[laughing]

Ooh.

- Did I miss the joke?

- Wait, wait, wait, wait.

Wait, wait, wait, wait. [laughs]

- What is going on?

- Beats me.

- I mean, wow.

- Ella, baby?

Are you mad at me, baby?

- For what, Curtis?

- Because I hit the pen-- the pipe.

Got hooked on that pen. - Curtis.

Would you please stop being so dramatic?

- Baby, I got hooked on that pen, I was hooked.

- Please stop, baby, you're making me laugh.

[laughing]

- Look, I just wanted to know what all the talk was about.

Now I know what all the talk was about.

- Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. - Hmm?

- [laughing] Did you hear how that sound?

- What it sound?

- I said-- [with lisp] "I just wanna hear

what all the talk is about."

It's like a lisp on your tongue.

- [laughing]

- [speaking gibbering] [laughs]

- Am I missing something?

- Yeah, man, whatever they had.

- Hold--hold on now. Watch your mouth, young man.

- I'm just kidding, man.

- No, this is not funny.

- [laughs] - It's a little funny.

It's a little funny, right?

- BOTH: [laughing]

ELLA: It is-- - Yeah, my aunt would

never touch that stuff. - That stuff.

- She--she a little strange, though.

- He said strange.

- And I would do strange things for some change.

- ELLA: [laughing]

Go, Curtis! Go, Curtis, go!

Go, Curtis! Go, Curtis, go!

Go, Curtis! Go, Curtis, go! [laughs]

- I don't even know how to twerk.

- See, she a little strange.

- Be quiet, boy. - Right.

- I'm just saying.

- Did you find it?

- No, I didn't see it in the backyard.

- It's not back there? - No.

- No, I know I saw it. - Hang on.

- Who is that?

- That's Kaleb. - That's right.

- Uncle, where did you put the pen?

- I don't know, she got--hey, girl.

What's going on, girl? - ELLA: Cur--Curtis?

- Hmm? - You finna get

that brow slapped.

- Don't be rude, Ella.

- She fittin' to get slapped. [laughs]

- Curtis, Ella, that's a chair.

- What is going on?

- Uh, I don't know, baby, that their problem.

- Oh?

- Here it is. - You hear that, Ella?

- Found it. I found it. I found it.

- Wait a minute, what are you doing with that in here?

- You must have misplaced it.

- Oh.

- And it looks like...

I don't know, I've never seen anybody smoke

this much before. [laughs]

- What are you talking about?

- He must have hit the whole thing.

- Oh, damn.

- You gonna be high for a minute. [laughs]

- Oh, damn.

- I'm sorry you have to deal with this, Aunt Ella.

- Okay.

- Can you say something more than okay?

- Something more than okay.

K-O! [laughing]

- Oh, what is going on?

- I think I know what's going on.

- What?

- There's lipstick on this pen.

- Ooooh.

- What? - [laughs]

- There's lipstick on this pen.

- What?

I had on lipstick?

- No!

- Well, then how'd it get on the pen?

- [stifled laughing]

Oh, I'm so tired.

Mm-mm. Mm-mm.

- I believe your wife might know.

-

- Aunt Ella would never do anything like that.

I just got done telling this boy that.

- Ella?

- What?

- What's going on with you?

- Nothing, boss. [laughs]

- Boss?

- Yay-yeah!

- What--what are you doing?

- I'm believing in myself.

- Is that right, Ella? - That's right.

That is right.

- Ella? - Floyd?

Please go home.

- I will, but I have one question.

- Well, I'm not answering any questions right now.

- And why not?

- I have no comment.

[laughs] I know, right?

I know, right? - Hey.

Do you think we need to call an ambulance?

- No! - Curtis.

They trying to call an ambulance.

- I knew it. - They trying to put us

in a home, baby. - I knew it, everybody--

- They're trying to put us in a home! I'm not going.

I'm not! - Look.

We will kill all of you! - [laughs]

Alive!

- You mean dead, baby.

- Dead alive. [laughs]

- Hey! Hey! - [laughs]

- Nobody's going into a home.

- Thank you. - Look,

that talk about this ambulances and stuff,

I'm about to be up out of here, alright?

- No, hold it, hold it, you ain't going nowhere

'til you tell me where you got this from.

- I got that online like the mints in the backyard.

- I'm gonna call your father.

- Come on, man.

- No, you come on. Get out of here.

- Fine.

- Aunt Ella? - Yes.

- Now, you know you don't lie.

- No, I do.

- BOTH: [laughing]

- No, I don't. No, I don't.

Ella, shut up.

You shut up. - [laughs]

- I don't. I don't lie.

But she do.

- Aunt Ella? - Why is Calvin calling me?

- Oh, baby, that's Malik.

- [laughs] Okay.

Bye, Malik.

- Aunt Ella, tell me. - Alright.

Alright, I'll tell you what happened, Jazmine.

- Baby, that's Janine.

You get it, come on, come on.

- I saw that Curtis had smoked that pen.

And I got mad.

Oh, yes, I did.

I got so mad...I ate a mint.

I didn't know...

that the mint had weed.

Who put "meed in a wint"?

- You mean I could've had a mint?

- The devil did that.

[laughs]

He's tricky.

- Aunt Ella. - I know, I know, I know.

It was an accident.

- You said it was an accident,

so how many mints did you have?

- Two. [laughing]

- Two, huh?

- I was just trying to get my breath fresh.

- Mm.

You might need to keep trying.

- I will never have another mint in my life.

I don't ever wanna be this high again.

Unless I'm in glory! - Glory.

- I hope you learned your lesson.

- And he talking to you, Ella.

- [laughing]

No, Curtis, he's talking to you.

- I'm talking to both of y'all.

This is horrible.

- I know it.

And I don't wanna be this high again ever!

- CURTIS: Ella! - Hmm?

- We both on that stuff.

- BOTH: [laughing]

- We both on that-- - Curtis, that's not funny.

That's not funny. - It is kinda though.

- That's not funny, Curtis.

- It's sexy.

You sexy, baby. - [laughs]

You are too, baby.

- You wanna go do that-- that--that--

- ELLA: That--that--that-- - Oh no.

Time for me to go.

- CURTIS: I done say it--

- That's what it's all about.

- No, no, no, don't-- don't--

- That's what it's all about.

- BOTH: [laughing]

- No, no, no. - ELLA: I think that

could be-- [laughs] - Don't leave.

I'm kinda mildly curious to see how this turns out.

- No, no, it's time to go.

- Are you sure? - Yeah.

- He can't catch me. - But they're so high.

- They'll be fine. - You can't catch me.

- I'm ready to get you. - You can't catch me.

- I'm running, I'm catching up. - I'm gaining--

I took off!

I'm going fast. - You're going too fast.

- I'm going fast. - Come on, we can

stay right here for a bit. - [laughs]

I'm there. I'm where I'm going. [laughs]

Curtis? - Yeah?

- I never take another mint in my life.

- Well, never say never, baby.

- [laughing]

-

- Ella!

- ELLA: Yah-ah-ah!

- You clean up that kitchen?

- It took me all morning to clean up that kitchen, Curtis.

- That's 'cause you was hungry.

- Curtis, do you know how old that macaroni and cheese was?

- Have you seen the bathroom?

You'll be cleaning macaroni and cheese again.

- BOTH: [laughing]

- Baby, I wanna talk to you.

- And I wanna talk to you, Curtis.

- I just wanted to tell you I'm sorry.

- Aw.

Sorry for what, baby?

- Smoking that stuff.

- Yes. - Yes.

And what do you want to say to me?

- I accept your sorry.

And don't you ever do it again.

Baby, do you know how many kids out there

are getting lung damage from--from the vapes?

- Yeah, it's pretty bad.

- So, why would you do that?

- I'm sorry-- - No.

Why would you do that?

- I just wanted to see what it was like.

I'm retired.

I ain't gonna do it no more.

Now I know. - Good.

- How was it for you?

- How was what for me?

- You smoked it? - [laughing]

Curtis, no, I didn't.

- It was lipstick on the thing.

- Curtis, I saw that pen out there,

I picked that pen up, I smelled the pen,

and that's when it touched my lips.

I put that pen back down,

and I picked up the-- - The mints!

That's when you ate the three or four mints?

- I didn't know they were weed mints.

- It said "Weed mint" on the candy.

- I thought it said mint to eat.

- Why your eyes moving like that?

Back and forth, back and forth.

That's how I know you lying.

You making it up as you go.

- [laughing]

- [laughing] - Look at this.

I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.

- I'm used to that. - [laughs]

- BOTH: [laughs]

- Curtis, I would never do that on purpose.

And I hope you would never do it again.

- No, we ain't messing with that no more.

- Wow.

- That cause lung damage.

- Ah, baby, no more-- no more ever again.

- Mm. - Now come on.

- I love you. - Uh-huh.

- I love you. - I love you, too.

- You need a mint. - [laughs]

That's you that needs that mint.

And I put some in your breakfast.

- Ooh, so let's eat breakfast.

- ELLA: [laughs]

- Baby, when you make this?

- This morning.

- It taste old. Hmm.

- Are you still high?

You've got to be, talking about my cooking.

- The question is: are you still high?

- I told you, I did not smoke.

- I told you, I believe you.

- Curtis, how long does this high last?

It's been too long.

- I agree, baby.

- Where are those mints?

Floyd, what you doing in my backyard?

- Curtis said y'all was growing mint.

- Did you touch those mints? - What mints?

- The weed mints.

- They make weed mints?

- You know what? - Hmm?

- Get out of the way.

- I still got the mints, Curtis.

- Uh, Floyd!

- Ssh, just act like you don't hear her.

- That'll do no good. - Floyd, open this door!

I know those mints are in your pocket.

- [with accent] I am sorry. I cannot hear you.

- Where the hell is that from?

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