#1. The New Manager

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Published: 4.11.2021
Level 4   |   Time: 4:09
Accent: British
Source: The IT Crowd

Jen gets hired to manage the IT department because of her strong computer skills.


    

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  3. ANSWER the questions.
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  • IT [n] - Information Technology (computer stuff)
  • a CV [n] - a Curriculum Vitae - a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs (a resume)
  • Settled! [exp] - Agreed! It has been decided!
  • nerds [n] - a person, especially a man, who is not attractive and is socially awkward
  • turn on [phv] - give power to a machine
  • turn off [phv] - remove power from a machine
  • glow [v] - make (not bright) light
  • a reboot [n] - to switch off a computer and then start it again immediately
  • Tolstoy [n] - a famous Russian writer (who wrote War and Peace)
  • be engaged in (something) [exp] - be busy doing (something)
  • disturb [v] - bother
  • a signal [n] - an action that gives information to do something
  • shut up [phv] - be quiet
  • the head of a department [exp] - the leader of a part of a company
  • certainly [adv] - definitely
  • sort (something) out [phv] - fix a problem

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Jen Roy Moss
  • Roy and Moss are technical support people (IT experts) for a large company.
  • Jen has just been hired to work in this large company.
  • Jen is being interviewed by the CEO.

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  1. This is Jen's first day in the company.
    True
    False

  2. Jen wrote on her CV that she has a lot of experience with computers.
    True
    False

  3. Jen has a lot of experience with computers.
    True
    False

  4. The CEO doesn't believe that Jen knows about computers.
    True
    False

  5. The person who calls Roy has a serious computer problem.
    True
    False

  6. Roy tells the person (on the phone) to turn their computer off and on again.
    True
    False

  7. Roy is talking to a man.
    True
    False

  8. Roy and Moss were talking about a book written by Tolstoy.
    True
    False

  9. Many people visit the IT department.
    True
    False

  10. Roy wants Moss to shut up.
    True
    False

  11. The CEO notified Roy and Moss that Jen would be the new manager.
    True
    False

  12. Moss was the head of the IT department.
    True
    False

  13. Roy was the head of the IT department.
    True
    False


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Jen the Computer Expert
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