A teenager brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They’re appalled by his haircut, his tattoos, his piercings.

Later, the girl’s mom says, “Dear, he doesn’t seem to be a very nice boy.”

“Oh, please, Mom!” says the daughter. “If he wasn’t nice, would he be doing 500 hours of community service?”

Vocabulary Help

  • appaled – chocado
  • boyfriend – namorado
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) trazer
  • community service – serviço comunitário (geralmente é um serviço imposto a infratores)
  • daughter – filha
  • haircut – corte de cabelo
  • later – mais tarde
  • meet (meet, met, met) – encontrar
  • mom – mãe
  • nice boy – garoto bacana
  • parents – pais
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • teenager – adolescente