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October 4, 2017
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#234. Kevin Probably Saves the World


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 lesson.  1) The word "to" sometimes sounds like "ta" or "da".  You'll hear these sounds 5 times in this lesson.  2) The words "he", "him" and "his" sometimes sound like "ee", "im" and "is", that is, the "h" is silent.  You'll hear these sounds 6 times in this lesson.

Missing Words and Phrases (12):  And he [an ee]; going to [gonna]; him [im] (3 times); his [is]; to [da] (3 times); to [ta]; to go [ta go]; to him [to im].


How are you? You look bad.
Oh, okay.
Kevin has been going through a tough time, ______ moves back in with his sister. He's hit his lowest point in _____ life.
Hey, Reese.  Say "hi" _____ your uncle Kevin.
Give _____ a chance.
It's time for a change and he just doesn't know how big of a change is coming ______.
Was that a meteor? 
We're definitely ________ go check that out, right?
Wait. I don't think we {she stops before finishing her sentence with "should do this."}.
{Someone yells; a car alarm go off}
Yvette... {"Kevin?"}... She is a woman with a mission.  She is a being with a mission.
Uh, who are you?
You, Kevin, have been chosen to save the world.
I'm here _____ guide and protect you.
Yeah, that sounds great. I love it.
Who are you talking to?
Uh, are you telling me that you don't see anybody else in this kitchen?
She can't see me.
Yvette has a very unique way of teaching Kevin. She sets _____ up and knocks _____ down.
Maybe none of it was real.
Am I real enough for you now?!  Am I real enough for you, Kevin?
He certainly wouldn't be anybody's first choice _____ save the world.
Kevin, can't you see what a gift you've been given? To protect humanity.  What more could one want from existence?
Uh, money, girls, sushi, muscles, awesome electric guitar, guitar lessons.
This is ________ be a problem.  There is someone in your life right now who needs a little kindness.
You were late to my dad's funeral.
I'm here now.
You're here because you have nowhere else _____.
It's about making ourselves better and reaching out and making the world better.
I'm not a good person, but something has changed and I feel like there's something _____ live for. I'm getting a second chance.
That guy was wearing so much drakkar noir [1].
You're a jerk.


[1] drakkar noir = a men's fragrance.


1) and he [an ee]
2) his [is]
3) to [da]
4) him [im]
5) to him [to im]
6) to [da]
7) him [im]
8) him [im]
9) to [da]
10) going to [gonna]
11) to go [ta go]
12) to [ta]

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