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February 23, 2017
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#205:  Motherhood In 34 Seconds


Background: The woman in this video has four daughters.  All four girls are same age (2 years old).  She needed a break, so she hid in a closet for a few seconds and recorded this video, which has gone viral.  As of today (Feb 23, 2017), it has gotten 2,945,452 views since Jan 3, 2017.

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Missing Words and Phrases (3):  is that [iz zat]; rest of the [rest uh the]; to [ta].


Dad's out shoveling the driveway [1].  Mom [2] desperately needed a treat _____ get through the ___________ night.  So I'm hiding in the pantry [3], eating a treat.  _______ wrong?  They [4] don't ever go away!  They want everything you have.  See?  She's always there. 

Hi!  Hi! 



[1] Dad's out shoveling the driveway = Apparently it snowed there, so the father of this family is outside shoveling the snow off of the driveway so that they can drive their car somewhere.
[2] Mom = She's talking about herself. 
[3] Pantry = a small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept.
[4] They = She's talking about her kids.  She has two four young daughters.  All of them are the same age!  


1) to [ta]
2) rest of the [rest uh the]
3) Is that [iz zat]

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