President Speech in Independence Day – Real Life English Episode 3

February 16, 2024Real Life English

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Continuamos con el segundo episodio en la sección Real Life English. En esta oportunidad hablaremos de un audio sacado de la película Independence Day en donde el presidente de los Estados Unidos da un discurso antes de la batalla final contra extraterrestres que quieren exterminar a la humanidad.

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Context /Contexto : Movie – Independence Day

“In the movie ‘Independence Day,’ aliens come to Earth with big spaceships and go to all the big cities. People are really scared and don’t know what to do. Different kinds of people, like scientists, pilots, and even the President, work together to fight the aliens. There are lots of big fights and the aliens cause a lot of damage. But people don’t give up. They make a plan to fight back. Then, the President gives a really inspiring speech that makes everyone want to fight the aliens together.”

“En la película ‘Independence Day’, unos extraterrestres llegan a la Tierra con naves espaciales enormes y van a todas las ciudades grandes. La gente está muy asustada y no sabe qué hacer. Diferentes tipos de personas, como científicos, pilotos e incluso el Presidente, trabajan juntos para luchar contra los extraterrestres. Hay muchas peleas grandes y los extraterrestres causan mucho daño. Pero la gente no se rinde. Hacen un plan para contraatacar. Después, el Presidente da un discurso muy inspirador que hace que todos quieran luchar contra los extraterrestres juntos.”

PRE LISTENING – Phrases y Vocabulario


  • “We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.”

This expression emphasizes the importance of defending the fundamental right to life and existence itself. It underscores the urgency and necessity of protecting our lives in the face of imminent threat.

  • “We can’t be consumed by our petty differences.”:
      • This expression means that people should not allow their small disagreements or conflicts to overshadow or control their actions or decisions. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of unity and cooperation, especially in the face of a larger threat or challenge.
  • “We will be united in our common interest.”:
    • This phrase emphasizes the idea of coming together as a cohesive group or society to pursue shared goals or objectives. It suggests that despite individual differences or personal interests, people can find common ground and work together towards a common purpose
  • “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!”
    • These phrases underline the determination and courage to resist and face any obstacle that comes our way. They convey the refusal to succumb without putting up a determined resistance.
  • “The 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday.”
    • President Whitmore indicates that the significance of the 4th of July, the American Independence Day, will transcend national borders to become a global symbol of resistance and freedom.
  • “We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!”
    • This expression highlights the determination to persevere and continue existing despite challenges and difficulties. It reinforces the message of hope and resilience in times of crisis.
  • “Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!”
    • This phrase is a call to action and unity, urging everyone to come together in celebrating freedom and independence. It is a message of hope and strength in times of crisis.
  • “We will not go down without a fight!”
    • This expression reinforces the idea of resistance and fighting against adversity. It means that we will not surrender passively but will face challenges with courage and determination.
  • “The day when the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!'”
    • Here, the importance of global unity and solidarity in the fight against a common threat is highlighted. It is a call to joint action and resistance against adversity.
Episode 2: President Speech – TRANSCRIPT

“Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.”

“Mankind. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom.Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.”

“And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

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