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August 12, 2017
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#227: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (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 transcript.

Main Features:  There is one main feature in this video lesson.  The combination of the sounds "d + y" will often sound like "d j", while the combination of the sounds "t + y" will often sound like "t ch".  In this video you will hear the phrases "found you" ("found ju") and "put your seatbelt on" ("put cher").

Missing Words and Phrases (5):  able to [able da]; found you [found ju]; going to [gonna]; Is that [iz zat]; Put your [put cher].


I hope you're ready!  He'll be here any minute.  _______ a rifle?

You don't know what a rifle looks like?

It's just swords were your thing [1] and guns were mine, but I guess we're both doing guns now.  I just didn't know that.

Well, that's intense.

Ahhhh!  Hahaha.

{Music starts playing.}

I see it within you -- fear, jealousy, betrayal.  This is our duty, to cleanse the universe of this weakness.

You know, they told me you people were conceited  douche bags [2], but that isn't true at all.


Ah, I'm using my wrong eye.

{Song:  "And if you don't love me now." [3]}

Groot!  ________ seatbelt on!

{Song:  "You will never love me again.  I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain.  Never break the chain.".}


{Song:  "If you don't love me now".}

So we're saving the universe again?

{Song:  "You will never love me again."} 


Awesome!  We're really ________ be _______ jack up our prices [4] if we're two-time galaxy savers! [5]


{Song:  "Never break the chain.  Never break the chain."} 


{Song:  "Chain, keep us together.  Run in the shadows.  Chain, keep us together.  Running in the shadows.  Chain, keep us together. Running in the shadows."} 

Sometimes the thing you're searching for your whole life is right there by your side all along. 

You're right. 

All you do is yell at each other.  You are not friends.

No, we're family.  Mm, except maybe her.

{Song:  "Chain, keep us together.  Run in the shadows."} 

After all these years I've _________.

And who the hell are you?

I'm your dad, Peter.


[1] It's just swords were your thing = The full sentence is "It's just that swords were your thing and guns were mine."  He's saying that her favorite weapon was always swords (but now she's using a gun instead), while his favorite weapon was guns.
[2] Douche bag = A person who's arrogant or not liked by others.
[3] The song is "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDG2m5hN1vo.
[4] To jack up the prices = To charge more money than they usually do.
[5] Two-time galaxy savers = They saved the galaxy in their first movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy 1"; now they're going to save it again in this movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy 2".


1) Is that [iz zat]
2) Put your [put cher]
3) going to [gonna]
4) able to [able da]
5) found you [found ju]

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