Silicon Valley|Season 1|Episode 5: Signaling risk

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Season 1, Episode 5


Signaling risk

About the episode

Erlich hires a convicted felon and graffiti artist, Chuy, to create a new logo for Pied Piper and to paint it on the incubator garage, but Chuy’s creation depicts Dinesh having sexual intercourse with the Statue of Liberty because he believes Dinesh is of Latin descent. Pied Piper gains entry to the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, a technology conference that pits unseeded startup companies against each other, with $50,000 as the grand prize – the only problem is, Pied Piper is not unseeded, and this angers Peter.
Richard suggests withdrawing from the Battlefield, but Belson beats him to it and announces the release of Nucleus will take place at the Battlefield, and due to Peter’s intense rivalry with Belson, he refuses to allow Pied Piper to withdraw and tells them to have a finished demo for the Battlefield in eight weeks, instead of the initial five months.

Before watching the episode it’s better to learn all the vocabulary. The following tasks will help you to memorize all of them so you won’t face any difficulties with understanding😊. Click on the option «Выбрать режим обучения».


1. Learning the voc with the QUIZLET platform

✔️ To pursue the best results you have to complete every single step of the section «Изучать»

«Карточки» ➡️ «Заучивание» ➡️ «Письмо» ➡️ «Правописание» ➡️ «Тест»

✔️ To reach even better level – complete the section «Играть»


2. Doing the crossword puzzle

Crossword puzzles are extremely entertaining. This good old-fashioned game attracted the U.S. back in 1913. Crossword puzzles are more than just a pass time activity. Being a boredom buster they are actually beneficial to our mental and physical health.


✔️ The following crossword contains all the vocabulary from the previous task

✔️ Start solving it with clicking the clue button as it is showed below:

✔️ To start practicing:

Now you are ready to watch the episode. 😊😊😊

*** It’s better for you to watch it without subs, but if you feel you need to use them.


This unit is for your knowledge consolidation. Pass every single test to be able to estimate your understanding skills.


1. Listening test

Play the episodes intervals and write the whole sentence.


2. Writing test

Look at the pictures and write everything you can remember about the moment

Speaking test

To pass this test you have to:

1. Listen to the dialogue very carefully and try to copy the pronunciation, accent and the pace of the speech.

2. Use the microphone, press the button «Record» and make an audio of you replaying the following dialogue. Then download your file.

E: You know, he wanted stock options until he saw Dinesh?
D: Hold on, what?
E: Don’t be offended, but for some weird reason Chuy took a look at you and thought you were a Mexican.
D: Why would I be offended by that?
E: What?
D: Why would I be offended by him thinking I’m Mexican? He’s Mexican, right?
E: Yeah, he is, but you’re not. You’re Pakistani.
D: So? Actually, the very fact that you think this would be offensive to me is offensive. You’re the one being racist.
E: No. I’m not the one who called you a Mexican.
D: Called me a Mexican? You’re doing it again.
E: I’m bending over backwards to not be racist right now.
D: All right. Well, what did he say when you told him I wasn’t Mexican?
E: I didn’t.
D: And why not?
E: Because I wanted him to paint our garage for cheap.

Урок Homework Курс
  • About the episode
  • Before watching
  • Watching
  • Reinforce the knowledge
  • Homework

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