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September 25, 2017
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#233:  Maze Runner (The Death Cure)


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 (5):  can [ken] (twice); don't you [don't chu]; trying to [tryin' da]; want to [wanna].


What is this place?
Who put us here?
We don't know.
What if we were sent here for a reason?
You're so close to the truth.
_________ want to know why this all happened?
Three years we spent behind walls _________ break out.  And now we _______ break back in.
Alright, I get shotgun [1].
You can't save everyone, Thomas.
I _____ try.
When the hell does it stop?
It stops when we find a cure.
There is no cure!
Hang on!
Thomas, you _____ save your friends or you can save us all.


[1] I get shotgun = the word "shotgun" refers to the right front seat of a car.  When we were kids walking to our dad's car to go somewhere, the first person who yelled "shotgun!" would get to sit up front instead of in the back of the car.  That's why he says "I get shotgun" = he's claiming the front passenger seat of the vehicle.  Originally the word "shotgun" was used in the days of cowboys and Indians to indicate a person who used his shotgun to protect a stagecoach from robbers or Indians.   This word was also used in video lesson #202, Marley & Me (How Marley Got His Name), when Owen Wilson says to the dog, "It's better if you ride shotgun".  Here's the link to the lesson:  https://englishbaby.com/blog/gohoos02/view_entry/96379 and the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jgk4c5V3b4&t=38


1) Don't you [don't chu]
2) trying to [tryin' da]
3) want to [wanna]
4) can [ken]
5) can [ken]

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