Life as an Adult




chore vacuum break (2)
adult deserve all day long
dumb sink (2) don’t mind
nap horrible name tag
owe currently bright idea (2)
jail guess raise/rose/risen
local time out raise your voice
worry I guess






Mother: “Nicole, when you’re done with that, could you please vacuum the living room?”
Nicole: “Seriously? Another chore? I‘ve been doing chores all day long. Don’t you think maybe I deserve a break?”
Mother: “Hmmm. Now let me think about that. Uh no. Anyway, after you’ve done with that, could you please clean the sink, blah, blah, blah . . . “

Nicole: If only I were an adult, then I wouldn’t have to do all these dumb chores and homework.

I think I’m going to just take a quick nap — I mean I’m sure she wouldn’t mind.

Nicole: Ha . . . I‘m in an office at a desk. Oh, anything is better than doing chores at home. I even have one of those cool, professional name-tag things.

Well . . . now that I’m an adult, I can do whatever I want.

I think I’ll go on a lunch break . . .

Boss: “Haaawww. Did I just hear a lunch break?

A lunch break!?!”

You still have all of this work to do. You have to finish all this by three pm today.


I’m watching you miss, if you get any bright ideas, I’ll be right out.

I’m watching you!!!”

Nicole: I can’t do all this work. I don’t even know what my job is.

The phone’s ringing.

Nicole: “Hello?”
Phone: “Hello Miss, you currently owe $5 million to your local bank.”
Nicole: “FIVE MILLION DOLLARS?!!? I cannot pay that.”
Phone: “Well that is too bad. Have fun in jail.”

Nicole: The copy machine! Wait, I don’t know what you’re doing. Please stop!

Huh. If only I weren’t an adult anymore. This is horrible!

I don’t understand anything about this job!

Nicole: I don’t want to be an adult anymore.

I’m not . . . back to normal anymore.

I’m a little kid. I don’t want to be this young. Whoever dressed me had bad fashion taste.

Looks like I’m in a kindergarten class or something. At least I don’t have to do chores anymore.

Teacher: “Nicole we do not raise our voice in this classroom; I think you need a time out.”

Nicole: “I was not raising my voice. I was just telling this mean kid the right answer.”

Teacher: “Well, I didn’t want to have to do this, but I guess I’m going to have to. I’m calling your parents.”

Nicole: If only I was back to my normal age again.

Nicole: Oh it was just a dream. Oh, I’m so happy. Yes!

Nicole: “Don’t worry mom: I will do all the chores that you want me to do. I’m just so happy to be my normal age again!”

Mom: “Okay. What’s up with her? Oh, well.”

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11. Eleventh Question. In the beginning, Nicole was playing and having fun. At the start of the video, Nicole was resting and relaxing. True or false?

12. Twelfth Q. After she finished cleaning the window, could Nicole do anything she wanted, like watching TV or playing with her friends?

13. Thirteenth Q. Nicole was very happy. Is this right or wrong? What did Nicole wish? Why did she wish she were an adult? She wished she were an adult because . . . .

Fourteenth. Did Nicole vacuum the floor and wash the sink? What did she do?

What did she dream? Was she happy in the beginning? Why was she happy? She was happy because . . . .

Sixteenth. She remained happy throughout her dream. Yes or no? What happened?

Did Nicole have a second dream? What was her second dream? Did she have a good time? Was she happy as a little kid?

After Nicole woke up from her dream, she changed. Is this correct or incorrect? Was she different now?


A. Thursday. Is there a moral or lesson to the story?

B. Friday. Do you and your friends wish you were older, younger or the same age as you are now?

C. Saturday. Who has the happiest life, children, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults or senior citizens (old people)?

D. Sunday. Do some adults wish they were teenagers (again)? Do some old and middle-aged people wish they were young?

E. Monday. My friends and I have to do lots of chores and housework. Yes or no?

F. Tuesday. What is the “ideal”, “best” or “perfect” age? Why is this the ideal age?

G. Wednesday. What might happen in the future?

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