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November 18, 2017
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#244: Rampage (Trailer)


Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should 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 (6):  Are you okay [ya okay]; going to put him down [gonna put im down]; he [ee]; on his own [on is own]; to me [ta me]; would have [would ev].


It’s weird you like hanging out with animals more than people.
Yeah, well, animals get me [1].
I rescued George when _____ was two years old.  George never __________ survived __________.
He definitely trusts you.
Last night George was 7 feet and weighed 500 pounds. [2]
George, ____________, buddy?  You’re scared.  It’s okay.
This morning he’s 9 feet pushing a thousand [3].  What’s happening to my friend?
Are you familiar with genetic editing?  Changes will be incredibly unpredictable.
Is he the only one?
Oh, you didn’t know about the 30-foot wolf? [4]
Incoming! [5]
Hell of a day [6], huh?  Science(?) experiments falling from the sky.
Having George on that plane is a big mistake.
I think we’ll be all right.
Let’s go save the world.  It’s coming back _____.  It’s coming back. [7]
You have to evacuate Chicago.  George didn’t ask for this.  They’re __________________.  That’s not happening.  George!!!
There’s something in the river.
I was just thinking the only thing that’s missing right now is a giant crocodile.


[1] Animals get me = Animals understand me.
[2] George was 7 feet and weighed 500 pounds = He left out the word "tall," e.g., George was 7 feet tall and weighed 500 pounds.
[3] Pushing a thousand = close to 1,000 pounds.  George went from 7 feet tall and 500 pounds to 9 feet tall and almost 1,000 pounds.
[4] Oh, you didn’t know about the 30-foot wolf? = The correct verb is "don't", e.g., "Oh, you don’t know about the 30-foot wolf?" 
[5] Incoming! = This is used in the military to warn friendly forces about incoming enemy fire.  Here he's warning them about an incoming wolf!
[6] Hell of a day = A day that's exceptional, but we don't know if it's a very good day or a very bad day.  You have to look at the context.
[7] It’s coming back = The knowledge of how to fly this helicopter is coming back to me.  I'm remembering how to fly it.


1) he [ee]
2) would have [would ev]
3) on his own [on is own]
4) are you okay [ya okay]; the word "are" is sometimes missing in questions.
5) to me [ta me]
6) going to put him down [gonna put im down], e.g., put him to "sleep" (forever).

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