The Big Bang Theory is an internationally popular American sitcom based around five nerds sharing a flat. In this clip, Leonard gets exited about a sci-fi film prop he sees on an online auction site and places a bid without really considering the full implications of his actions. When he is the successful winning bidder and the item is shipped to the boys’ apartment, they get a big shock, with “big” being the operative word!
A fun and inoffensive comedy series, The Big Bang Theory is perfect for most teenage and adult classrooms.
Level and Language Focus
Any learner with a level lower than strong upper intermediate will certainly struggle with the video. Pre advanced and advanced learners will definitely get something out of the video too.
The worksheet below introduces the grammar of should have and third conditional; both connected to the regret the boys feel when the time machine eventually turns up.
A free worksheet is available here: The Big Bang Theory turnitonenglish (Right Click, Save As…)
Watch the video over at YouTube.