In this new ad for Hertz Van Rental, a middle-aged couple are saying a tearful goodbye to their son, who is moving out—with help from a Hertz rental van. But it soon becomes clear that the tears will come for another reason! (via Adweek)
This is a great ad for use in the classroom. Teachers could just use it as a discussion starter about the first time their students left home (which would also make a good essay topic). You could also do the quiz below.
What things are missing from the house? You may have to watch the ad a couple of times to spot everything. See here for the answer.
The title of ad uses the phrasal verb 'to clean out', which means to empty a place of objects or goods, especially by stealing or buying them in large quantities.• The supermarkets were cleaned out by panicking shoppers.
MOTHER: Promise you’ll eat something healthy every now and then.
SON: Yes, mum.
FATHER: Drive carefully.
SON: I will.
FATHER: Yeah. Off you go.
FATHER: I’ll get you a cuppa.
MOTHER: Oh thanks, darling.
FATHER: Have you seen the kettle?
MOTHER: What? And my microwave.
FATHER: He’s got the TV.
FATHER: Ohh, the dish!
MOTHER: Millie. Ooo-oo. Millie.
FATHER: He’s got me growbags. What does he want my growbags for?