For ESL or EFL teachers, the romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail is a gold mine of idioms, pronunciation modeling, and culture. Have your class watch Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks over and over; they won’t mind! Use these scenes with vocabulary, along with the exercises, to make the movie educational.
This is #6 of 6 in a series of You’ve Got Mail lists of scenes and vocabulary. Click on links at the end to get the first five.
40. Email: Should meet, will meet; coffee: he’s probably married
What kind of question is that?
41. Coffee, shopping, becoming friends
insights into my soul
42. Meeting today
He could be anybody.
The timing here is everything.
43. “Don’t cry, Shopgirl. Don’t cry.” “I wanted it to be you.”
I found myself wishing
Exercise: You’ve Got Mail Characters
Match the quotes with the characters who said (or wrote) them.
Annabelle and Matt
Brinkley is my dog.
Seventy-two twenty-seven. This is a cash-only line.
Rose. Ah. That is a great name.
Where are my Tic Tacs? WHAT?!!
If I ever get out of here, I’m marrying Arete. I love her.
It’s my own fault. Never marry a man who lies.
We just email. It’s really nothing.
Well, as far as I’m concerned, the Internet is just another way of being rejected by a woman.
I cannot tell you what happened last night, but I beg you from the bottom of my heart to forgive me for not being there.
Kathleen, you are a lone reed waving boldly in the corrupt sands of commerce.
Sometimes I wonder about my life.
See, I just told you he hit a deer, man. I knew you weren’t listening to me.
Well, if you don’t like Kathleen Kelly, you ain’t gonna like this girl.
Hello, New Jersey!
Are you online?
Note: You may use a character more than once.
Earlier You’ve Got Mail articles:
You’ve Got Mail scenes #1
You’ve Got Mail scenes #2
You’ve Got Mail scenes #3
You’ve Got Mail scenes #4
You’ve Got Mail Scenes #5