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Listening Practice with Cartoons: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Oct 19, 2018

Hello Everyone!

I thought I'd try another cartoon this week. This scene is another with different English accents. Take your time and listen carefully.

Here are some interesting vocabulary words and contractions (word combinations):
britches- trousers; pants
lads- a boy or young man (often as a form of address); see also "guys"
blasted- destroyed; laid waste; also used to express annoyance
do-gooder- a well-meaning but unrealistic or interfering philanthropist or reformer.
lunatic- crazy person; a mentally ill person (not in technical use)
Rush'em- shortened from "rush them!" meaning: to run at forcefully with the intent to do harm
C'mon- shortened from "Come on"

Follow along below:

Hiccup: Stay close.

Hiccup: What happened here?

Hiccup: Easy, bud.

Astrid: Hiccup!

Eret: Fire!

Hiccup: Astrid! Look out!

Astrid: HICCUP!

Eret: Watch the tail! Tie those legs up!

Eret: Is that what I think it is?

Hiccup: STOP!

Teeny: Get out of the way!


Ug: Whoa, watch out!

Astrid: What are you doing?

Eret: Back again? Soil my britches... that is a Night Fury. Thought they were all gone for good. Looks like our luck's had a turn for the better, lads! Don't think Drago has one of those in his dragon army.

Astrid: Dragon army?

Hiccup: Look, we don't want any trouble.

Eret: Ha! You should've thought of that before you stole all of our dragons and blasted our fort to bits!

Teeny: Yeah, look at it!

Hiccup: Wait...

Astrid: What are you talking about?

Hiccup: You think we did this?

Eret: Dragon trapping is hard enough work as it is, without do-gooder dragon riders sneaking in to rescue them.

Hiccup: What do-gooder-- there are other dragon riders?

Eret: You mean, other than your thieving friend from last night? You tell me. You may have an ice-spitting dragon on your side, but we still have a quota to fill. How do you suppose we explain this mess to Drago Bludvist?

Hiccup: Drago what-fist? Does anything you say make sense?

Teeny: He's expecting a new shipment of dragons for his army by tomorrow.

No-Name: And Drago don't take well to excuses.

Eret: This is what he gave me last time I showed up empty-handed...He promised to be far less understanding in the future.

Hiccup: Look, we don't know anything about a dragon thief, or an ice-spitting dragon...or your lunatic boss and his dragon army, okay? Just give us back our dragon and we'll go, Strange-Hostile-Person-Whom-We've-Never-Met.

Eret: Oh, where are my manners? I'm Eret. Son of Eret. Finest dragon trapper alive. After all, it's not just anyone who can capture a Night Fury.

Hiccup: And this is Toothless. He says we're going. Now.

Eret: [Laughs] Heh. They all say that. RUSH 'EM, LADS!

Ug: Oh, Watch out!

Astrid: Stormfly! C'mon, go! Go!


I love the fall colors of this conversation (not intentional) and I hope that you all enjoy following along. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you for reading!


P.S.: The answer to Wednesday's riddle (Where does Friday come before Thursday?) is... In the dictionary. :D

Full transcript found at: http://howtotrainyourdragon.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon_2_(transcript)

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