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October 16, 2017
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#236: Meet the Robinsons


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.

Main Features:  There are two main features in this video.  1) The word "to" can sound like either "ta" or "da".  You'll hear both sounds once in this video.  2) The word "his" can sound like "is" and the word "who" can like "oo", that is, the initial "h" is weak and/or missing.  You'll hear these words 4 times in this video.

Missing Words and Phrases (8):  because his [cuz 'is]; his [is] (2 times); them [em]; to [da]; to [ta]; who [oo]; you [ya].


Everyone on this planet has a dream. The question is how far you're willing _____ go _____ make it come true. Take Lewis for example.

All right, Lewis, knock ____ dead [1]. That was a figure of speech. Please don't kill anyone.

All _____ life Lewis's Dream was to find the family he never knew.

I know they're out there.

But the funny thing about chasing dreams is that no one can do it on their own.

What are you doing up here?

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

And the journey will always take you places you've never imagined.

What is this? Where are we going?

To the future!

The first visitor to the future {"Wow!"} will discover a strange new world and a family {"Lewis, meet the Robinsons."} that's even stranger.

Why is your dog wearing glasses?

Oh, ___________ insurance won't pay for contacts.



Genetically enhance frogs.

And _____ only way home {"I have to find my family."  "We'll help ___, kid!"} is about to be stolen {laughs} by a guy _____ gives evil a bad name.

What the?

You are now under my control.

I am now under your control.

Don't repeat everything I say!

I won't repeat everything you say.

This may be harder than I thought.

From Walt Disney Pictures.

If I had a family, I'd want them to be just like you.

You have to go back to your own time.

When it comes to adventure...


Dude, I can't take you seriously in that hat.

When it comes to family,...

I think my wife Lucille is baking cookies. Bake them cookies, Lucille!

... when it comes to comedy,...

I've got the caffeine patch. You can stay awake for days with no side effects! Aaaaaa! Sorry.

... there's no time like the future.

Now, my slave. Seize the boy! Why aren't you seizing the boy?

I have a big head and little arms.


Meet the Robinsons.

Get it off!  Get it off!



[1] to knock someone dead = to impress someone greatly. 


1) to [da]
2) to [ta]
3) them [em]
4) his [is]
5) because his [cuz 'is]
6) his [is]
7) you [ya]
8) who [oo]

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