The Race — lesson



It’s 5 o’clock and

Allen is riding his motorcycle in San Francisco. He is riding down Van Ness street and comes
to a stop light.
red Ferrari pulls up next to him.
The driver’s wearing dark sun glasses.
He looks over at Allen.
Allen looks at him and
realizes that the driver is Tom Cruise!
sneers at Allen. He says, —
When the light turns green, let’s race
Allen says, —
Allright, you’re on!
Tom says, —
I’m gonna smoke you, sucka!
Allen says, —
You wish.
I’m gonna beat you and your sorry-ass car.
Allen and Tom wait at the light. They
 rev their engines.
Suddenly, the light turns green. Allen and Tom take off! They
zoom down Van Ness at top speed.
Tom is winning.
But suddenly, blue and red lights
appear behind Tom— its the police. They pull him over. см.словарь ниже
Allen zooms past Tom, laughing. He yells, —
Better luck next time!
Allen is the winner!

mini story (рассказ)

I’m gonna



фразовый глагол pull см.

mini story (2 аудио)

what was he on, when he came to a stop light? a motorcycle. he was on a motorcycle

what pulled up next to Allen? a red Ferrari. a red Ferrari pulled up next to Allen фразеологический глагол pull см.

who looked over at Allen? the driver of the Ferrari looked over at Allen

who was the motorcycle rider? Allen. Allen was the motorcycle rider

was Tom friendly and nice? no, no he wasn’t friendly and nice, he sneered at Allen

what did Tom Cruise say? well, he said — when the light turns green let’s race

did Alan agree to race? yes he agreed

he called Alan — sucker. is sucker a nice, polite word?

what kind of car did Tom have? he had a sorry-ass car, low quality car, bad car, cheap car


what did they rev their engines? they revved their engines

what did Alan take off on? Alan took off on his motorcycle


what did Tom take off in? in his car. Tom took off in his car

which street did they zoom down? Van Ness. They zoom down Van Ness street. Tom was winning

did the police pull over Allen? no, no, no. they didn’t pull over Alan. they pulled over Tom Cruise

why did Allen zoom past Tom? how about because, the police pulled over Tom

who yelled — better luck next time, as he zoom pass Tom Cruise? of course, easy, right Allen — yelled better luck next time, as he zoomed past Tom

point of view stories (аудио 3) новый формат аудиоурока см.point of view stories

he has looked over at Allen each time Alan has looked over at the driver and has realized that the driver was Tom Cruise

Tom as always sneered at Allen and he has always said, when the light turns green

which day from 1 months ago until now, Allen has said- all right you’re on 

then Tom has always said: — I’m going to smoke you suck and then Alan has always said — you wish I’m going to beat you and your sorry ass car

then starting 1 month ago, every day until now each time Allen and Tom have waited at the light, each time they have revved their engines

suddenly, the light has turned green anytime Allen and Tom have taking off each time, they have a zoom to down Van Ness at top speed

Tom has always been winning, unfortunately for Tom everytime blue and red lights have appeared behind Tom and it has always been the police they have always pulled him over every time

Allen has zoomed past Tom laughing and he has yelled every time — better luck next time

okay that is all of the story using the perfect tense, — of starting one month ago and then happening again and again and again until now

second version — is the future the future. let’s imagine this is a dream or this is a movie idea for the future.
so we’ll start with next year next year let’s imagine next year at 5.

Alen will be riding his motorcycle in San Francisco.

he’ll be riding down Venice Street and he’ll come to a stop light, a red Ferrari is going to pull up next to him the driver will be wearing dark sunglasses, he’ll look over at Allen.

Tom’ll sneer at Allen, he’ll say when the light turns green

Tom’ll say: — I’m going to smoke you sucker.

Alen’ll say: — you wish. I’m going to beat you and your sorry ass car.

we can say Allen will go. but in normal speech, fast speech «will» usually say: — Allen’ll go. Allen’ll go to.

we also say: — gonna, instead — going to

I’ll go to the store or I’m going to go to the store.

so listen carefully to these future stories these, future versions

vocabulary (4 аудио)

we sometimes say, you know — he’s going up the street or he is going down the street and sometimes that means Maybe going up a hill or down a hill

sometimes it means you’re North and South, you know if you’re going up the street it might suggest you are going north on the street

if you say — go down Van Ness, it might mean go south on Van Ness or it might mean go down the hill

you’re at the top of Van Ness Street and you’re going to go down meaning down a Long Hill

so that’s why we say sometimes — to go up or go down a street, hear it, means going down a hill

then that’s has a big hill, so Allen is at the top of the hill and he is riding down on Van Ness Street

sometimes we say traffic light, but sometimes we say stop light, the same they’re both the same stop light or traffic light

Ferrari is a very fast car made in Italy

I think most of you probably know, what a Ferrari


idea that you, you you come next to them, you were behind them and then you come next to them

so you can imagine, someone is at a stoplight and another car comes from behind and then comes and stops next to you or next to the person

idea, of coming from behind to the side, so from behind to the side of someone, so a red Ferrari pulls up next to Allen comes from behind Allen and then stops next to him

anyway this is another two word verb, looks over, to look over

that you look to the side, right, you’re looking sideways not in front of you


you say -look over. you’re not looking to the front, you’re looking to the side, right, so they’re next to each other and then they look to the side

next to each other

the driver turns his head to the side and looks at Allen

to sneer — means to move your mouth and look kind of angry

right, it means you maybe only one side of your mouth goes up, it’s kind of a half smile, so maybe the left side of the mouth goes up

you’re on your on means -I agree with you or it means I will do it, I will do what you said, I agree to do something

usually we use your on for a contest for competition for some something, where one person will win and another will lose for example a race, kind of difficult thing

for example if you say — AJ I will give you $100, if you swim 10 miles. right I will give you $100 if you swim 10 miles, and I say — I say it means — I agree I agree to do it

Tom says — I’m going to smoke you sucker — this is slang of course slang means — going to the future future tense.

in normal speech we don’t say: — going to we say: — gonna, because- I’m going to smoke you — I’m gonna smoke you okay to smoke someone — is slang it means to beat them it means to win against someone

so we’ll use it with the future a lot -I’m going to smoke you means — I’m going to beat you, I’m going to win and you are going to lose, that’s what to smoke someone means especially in a race

we use it a lot with racing,- I’m going to smoke you means — I will be faster, I will beat you

and then sucker, sucker or sucka two pronunciations sucker or sucka that’s so it just means it’s kind of a negative name for somebody

kind of a negative name for somebody

it’s a little bit like jerk or a****** but Sucka is kind of weak, it’s it’s not it’s a little negative just a little negative but not, not so much

so sukkah is a little bit negative, it’s not terrible. Terrible alright sometimes being a little negative

he says — I’m going to smoke you suck. Alan says — you wish you mean, meaning wish you would smoke me, you wish you will win it

Alan says — oh, your car is nothing, your car is bad, your car is cheap, your car is low-quality

engine is the motor for a car or motorcycle

the power for the car it’s, the power for the motorcycle

revving the engine

you push the engine so it goes fast, but you are not moving, right, so you’re pushing the gas but you also push the break, so no moving

that’s called revving the engine, revving the engine, you make the engine loud, revving the engine, is revving the engine of his Ferrari

Allen is revving the engine of his motorcycle and they are waiting for the light

take off means to start quickly, means to go quickly or to start very quickly

we use it for example when someone is stopped, their not moving, stopped and suddenly they move suddenly, they go we say -they take off

so, to take off — is to suddenly move or to suddenly start

I’ll take off has other meanings also, but here it means to start suddenly

zoom means to go fast easy, to go very fast

top speed means -as fast as possible it means — fastest

you must go over to the side, that you must stop your car

Tom laughing, he yells — better luck next time, better luck next time — is an idiom, it’s a common phrase we say it — a lot better

it’s similar to Good Luck, better luck next time is similar to good luck what’s the difference of a difference better luck next time

we use after someone fails after something bad happens, we say — better luck next time, it means this time you failed, but next time maybe you will succeed, next time maybe you will do better

Упражнения для проверки пройденного материала: 

Allen едет на своем мотоцикле

до светофора (стоп -огни)

красный Ferrari подъезжает

Водитель в темных солнцезащитных очках

Он смотрит на Аллена

вбок, в сторону

потерять, потерпеть неудачу


(он) понимает. что


Когда свет станет зеленым, давай устроим гонку (поспешим)
Хорошо давай (все в порядке)

Я покурю тебя, соска (ругательное выражение в смысле — Я  побью тебя sucka)
Ты (этого) хочешь

ревут (крутят) своими двигателями
  рвануть с места, резко стартовать

быстро проехать (букв. уменьшают)

на максимальной скорости

появиться сзади

Они останавливают его Аллен пролетает мимо (букв. масштабирует) Тома, смеясь

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