ESL VOCABULARY FOCUS
1 REDEMPTION - (n) something given or to make up for a past error, regaining, to be saved from
2 EVIDENCE - (n) (legal term) proof, information or object to establish fact (e.g. legal investigation)
3 HOT-BLOODED - (adj) strong often uncontrolled emotion or anger
4 VESTED IN ME - (v) (formal, legal) given to me by an authority (i.e. said by a judge)
5 LIFE SENTENCE - (legal) 20 years or more in prison as punishment for a person found guilty by a court
6 BACK TO BACK - one following after the other
7 DISCIPLINE - (n) ability to learn to obey rules or a code of conduct
8 FIT RIGHT IN (v) (informal) to be very comfortable in a social situation (e.g. job, prison, college)
9 LAID EYES ON (informal) saw
10 BEHIND (adv) (time) becoming late, "behind schedule" (e.g. in payments, studies etc.)
11 "I KID YOU NOT" - "I'm not joking. I'm very serious."
12 COMES DOWN TO - (3 word v) finally results in
ESL LISTENING SCRIPT
"Ladies and gentlemen, you've heard all the EVIDENCE. I submit to you this was not a HOT-BLOODED crime of passion. Consider this! A revolver holds six bullets, not eight. That means he fired the gun empty...and then
stopped to reload." "By the power VESTED in me by the State of Maine, I HEREBY order you to serve two LIFE SENTENCES, BACK TO BACK, one for each of your victims. So be it." 'Send you here for life, and that's exactly what they take." "I believe in two things, DISCIPLINE..." "Help! Please God!" "...and the Bible. Here, you'll receive both." "Andy came to Shawshank Prison in 1947." " Why'd you do it?" "I didn't, since you ask." "Hah! You're going to FIT RIGHT IN." "I must admit I didn't think much of Andy first time I LAID EYES ON him. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn't normal around here." "There are places in the world that aren't made out of stone. There's something inside that they can't touch." "What are you talking about?" "Hope." "Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing." "Damn it Dufresne, you're putting me BEHIND!" "Hope can drive a man insane." "You better be sick or dead in there, I KID YOU NOT!" "Better get used to that idea." "Oh my Holy God!" "I guess it COMES DOWN TO a simple choice - get busy living or get busy dying." "Get busy living or get busy dying. That's damn right!"
ESL LEARNING QUIZ - Fill in the blanks with the most correct word or words.
evidence___back to back___discipline ___behind___comes down to
1 There is strong __________ that he is the thief.
2 What it __________ is that I must stop smoking or ruin my health.
3 Sunni's getting __________ in her rent. She's looking for a part-time job.
4 You can't stay out late every night. You need some personal __________.
5 Oh no! I have to take two mid-term exams __________.