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Hello lovely people. I hope you are feeling great today.

In this video, we're going to study Hot Fuzz, a movie from 2007

it is a buddy cop action comedy movie, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Pegg and Frost play police officers attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in Sandford,

a "peaceful" village in the West of England.

Before being transferred to Sandford, Pegg was a police officer in London.

Let's see what we can learn from the meeting between Pegg and the Chief Inspector .

Before we start, keep in mind that we're going to follow the 4 steps to learning English through video:

Step 1: watch the video.

Step 2: look up new words and phrases, making 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

Firstly, watch the video with subtitles to get a general idea about the scene

- Hello, Nicholas. How's the hand? - Still a bit stiff.

Chief Inspector. Keep your seat

Now l know what you're going to say

but the fact is you've been making us all look bad

l'm sorry sir. Of course we all appreciate your efforts

but you've been rather Ietting the side down

lt's all about being a team player Nicholas

You can't be the Sheriff of London

lf we let you carry on running round town

you'll continue to be exceptional and we can't have that

You'll put us all out of a job

With respect sir

You can't iust make people disappear

Yes l can l'm the Chief Inspector

Well however you spin this there's one thing you haven't taken into account

And that's what the ''team'' is gonna make of this

Secondly, let's take a closer look at some of the interesting phrases

- Hello, Nicholas. How's the hand? - Still a bit stiff.

Chief Inspector Keep your seat

Now l know what you're going to say

but the fact is you've been making us all look bad

To make someone look bad

This phrase can mean two different things:

To do something stupid or embarrassing which makes the people who are associated with you ashamed

For example : Sit down and behave yourself! You're making us look bad.

2. To do something so well

that other people's accomplishments don't seem very impressive in comparison

For example: Slow down. You're making me look bad.

The first one is usually used seriously.

The second one is normally used as a joke.

However, in the clip, this phrase holds the second meaning but is used seriously.

l'm sorry sir. Of course we all appreciate your efforts.

but you've been rather Ietting the side down

Letting the side down

This phrase is mainly used in the UK, it means to behave in a way that embarrasses or disappoints

a group of people that you are apart of

For example: I'm a horrible football player, so I'd rather not play than let the side down.

lt's all about being a team player Nicholas

You can't be the Sheriff of London

Team player: This noun phrase doesn't simply mean a player in a team.

If someone is a team player, he or she is good at working closely with other people.

For example: Dr. Strange? He is a brilliant doctor, but hes not really a team player.

If you are not quite sure about the usage,

eJOY can help you to find out more contexts in which team player is used.

Just click on the orange button... and voila

Quite interesting right?

lf we let you carry on running round town

you'll continue to be exceptional and we can't have that

You'll put us all out of a job

we can't have that

this is a short way of saying "we can't stand or accept someone or something in regards to a specific action".

For example:- He's gonna bring his new girlfriend to my party?

Sorry, I can't have that.

In this particular context, it means we can't accept the fact

that you'll continue to be exceptional and put us all out of a job".

With respect sir

You can't iust make people disappear

Yes l can l'm the Chief Inspector

Well however you spin this there's one thing you haven't taken into account

And that's what the ''team'' is gonna make of this

Take into account

or usually taking (something) into account

This means to consider or remember something when judging a situation

Here are some examples:

- A good architect takes into account the building's surroundings.

- I hope you will take your children into account before signing the divorce papers.

Well done, we've gone through the first two steps.

In the third step: you're going do some exercises with the video.

You can choose to do quizzes to improve listening comprehension,

Practice listening skills and listen closely for details

And of course, practice speaking skills

You can practice more with the full clip on the Movie Training on eJOY Go website.

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

Finally, remember that just because you understand all of the video,

that doesn't mean you have remembered all the new words you learned from it.

In the fourth step, you'll have to review this vocabulary every day to ingrain them to your long term memory.

So, review them on eJOY App or eJOY extension.

So, if you have found this video to be helpful, please give us a thumbs up.

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

See ya!

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