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Movie discussion: Yes Man (2008)

Come this Sunday at 12-00 and enjoy one of the most motivating movies. We are going to watch a few episodes from "Yes man" movie and discuss it. Are you coming? So, now you have only one option is say "yes".


Say your name,
How many languages can you say ‘Yes’ in? 

Useful materials

Vocabulary episode 1

a formal agreement between countries, organizations, or two or more people
synonyms: contract, treaty, pact, deal, bargain
“there was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned" 
To make a promise
to tell someone that you will definitely do something
synonyms: swear, guarantee
‘He made a promise to help her’

Watch episode 1 - 00:14:15 - 00:19:41

Questions episode 1

1) What is the first part of yes-man meetings?
2) Why Terrence didn’t like Carl’s answer?
3) What was the covenant between Carl and Terrence?
4) What would happen when Carl breaks a promise?

Vocabulary episode 2

Misunderstanding (n)
an occasion when someone does not understand something correctly; informal a disagreement, argument, or fight. "How did you get your black eye?" "Oh, I had a little misunderstanding with someone at the football match." 
To punch
to hit someone or something with your fist (= closed hand).‘She punched the pillow, trying to fluff it up’ 
To establish
To start something that will last for a long time, or to create or set something in a particular way. ‘Before we take any action we must establish the facts/truth’

Watch episode 2 - 31:58-35:59 

Questions episode 2

1) Why did Carl have an accident with a guy in a bar?
2) What does any pretty girl deserve according Carl’s words?
3) What was the reason to establish the ground rules?

Vocabulary episode 3

To talk someone down
to persuade someone that he or she is wrong or should not act. “How to talk someone down from killing themselves?” 
Ledge (n)
a narrow, flat area like a shelf that sticks out from a building, cliff, or other vertical surface. ‘Prince Andrew leaned his elbows on the window ledge and his eyes rested on that sky.’ 
a small bubble on the skin filled with watery liquid and caused by burning, rubbing against something or other damage, usually painful. ‘New shoes always give me blisters.’

Watch episode 3 - 1:04:39 -1:08:12 

Questions episode 3

1) Why was that guy standing on the ledge?
2) How did Carl pursued the man to step back?
3) What would you say to someone on a ledge?

Watch episode 4 - 1:35:36 -1:36:30


1) Why might comedy be an effective tool for motivating people? Why might it not be?

2) Do you like to try new things? Are you an adventurous person? Do you think people who take risks in life are happier than people who don’t? Why or why not?

3) What do you think you should learn to be a Yes man or to say No?

4) When was the last time you screamed a big “YES!!!!” (even if it was in your head)?


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