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September 15, 2017
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#231 Baby Driver (Trailer)


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 lesson.

Missing Words and Phrases (15):  and [an] (twice); did you [did ja]; going to [gonna]; have to [haf da]; he [ee] (2 times); him [im]; need to [need da] (2 times); out of [ah da]; to [da]; you [ya] (2 times); you know [ya know].


So are you just starting your day or _______ just get off [1]?
They call, I go [2], ________. 
So what is it you do?
I’m a driver.
Oh, like a chauffeur? Anyone I’d know?
I hope not.
What is your name?
Your name’s "Baby". B-A-B-Y, Baby. 
This is the one you say listens to the music all the time?
Is he, uh, mental [3]?
"Mental" meaning slow.  Was _____ slow?
He had an accident when _____ was a kid. He still has a hum in the drum [4]; plays music to drown it out [5]. And that’s what makes _____ the best. 
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
One more job _____ I’m done.
One more job _____ we’re straight. [6]  Now I don’t think I _______ give you the speech about what happens when _____ say "No," how I could break your legs and kill everyone _____ love because you already know that, don’t you?
The moment you catch feelings is the moment you catch a bullet [7].
And your, uh, waitress girlfriend, she’s cute. Let's keep it that way. [8]
I want us _____ head west and never stop. You in? [9]
I’m in, Baby.
One of these days, Baby, you’re ________ get blood on your hands.
Time to face the music [10].
Baby, we _______ get ______ here.
I _______ end this.
Oh, we're in bed together now [11].
{Talking about the Halloween masks:}
Doc said, “Michael Myers.”
This is Mike Myers.
It should be the Halloween mask.
This is a Halloween mask!
No, the killer dude from Halloween!
Oh, you mean Jason [12].  
Baby, you tell me who dies. [13]
Is she a good girl?  Do you love her?
Yes, I do.
That’s too bad.


[1] Get off = Get off work = the working day is over.  Notice that the word "just" occurs twice in this sentence and both times the "t" is silent, so "just" sounds like "juss".
[2] They call, I go = The full sentence is, "When they call, I go" or "If they call, then I go."
[3] Mental = This can mean someone who either has a learning disability (mentally slow) or has mental or emotional problems.  
[4] A hum in the drum = He's using this phrase to mean that Baby is still affected by the accident he had when he was a kid.
[5] He plays music to drown it out = He plays music to help him forget about the accident when he was a kid.
[6] One more job and we’re straight = One more job and you've paid your debt.
[7] Catch a bullet = Get hit by a bullet.
[8] Let's keep it that way = He's implying that if Baby leaves he'll do something to his girlfriend and she won't be cute anymore.
[9] You in? = The word "are" is missing.  The full question is, "Are you in?".  He's asking her "Do you want to come with me?"
[10]  Time to face the music = The word "it's" is missing.  The full sentence is "It's time to face the music."
[11] In bed together =  to be cooperating with someone in an illegal activity.  He's implying that Baby can't leave. 
[12] Oh, you mean Jason = He's confusing movies.  Jason is the main character in "Friday the 13th", not Halloween.  Apparently he bought some masks for everyone, but he bought the wrong ones.
[13] Baby, you tell me who dies = He's apparently giving Baby an ultimatum.  Baby either has to kill someone that Doc wants him to kill or Doc will kill Baby's girlfriend.


1) did you [did ja]
2) you know [ya know]
3) he [ee]
4) he [ee]
5) him [im]
6) and [an]
7) and [an]
8) need to [need da]
9) you [ya]
10) you [ya]
11) to [da]
12) going to [gonna]
13) need to [need da]
14) out of [ah da]
15) have to [haf da]

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