Learn English with The IT Crowd

#9. Introducing the Internet

Published: 3.24.2017
Level 4  |  Time: 3:01
Accent: British
Source: The IT Crowd [S3 E04]

Jen has to give a presentation at a meeting, so Moss gives her "the Internet" to use in her speech.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the whole [adj] - all of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hang on [phv] - wait a moment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wireless [adj] - no wires
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shareholders [n] - the people who own shares in a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ insane [adj] - crazy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ reception [n] - signal, the ability to receive electronic information
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Big Ben [n] - the Clock Tower in London [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Elders [b] - the wise leaders
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ demagnetized [adj] - remove all magnetic charge from something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ The Hawk [n] - Stephen Hawking [image] vocab image

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

image image image
Moss Jen Roy
  • Moss and Roy are technical support (IT experts) for a large company.
  • Jen is their manager, but she knows nothing about computers or technology.
  • Jen recently won the Employee of the Month award, so she has to give a presentation to the shareholders.
  • Moss and Roy are trying to fool Jen.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. According to Moss, what is the box? (0:23)
    a modem
    part of the Internet
    all of the Internet

  2. Why does Moss give the Internet to Jen? (0:25)
    To teach her about computers
    So that she can go online
    To use in her speech

  3. What features of the Internet are surprising to Jen?(0:30)
    It is small.
    It is wireless.
    It is dangerous.
    It is light.

  4. Why is the box so light? (1:05)
    Because the Internet doesn't have weight.
    Because it has been demagnetized.
    Because it is small.

  5. Why does Roy seem so angry when he enters? (1:14)
    Because Jen is touching the Internet.
    Because he is jealous of Jen.
    Because Moss stole the Internet from him.

  6. Where is the Internet usually kept? (1:29)
    On Moss's desk
    With the Elders of the Internet
    On top of Big Ben

  7. Why is it kept there? (1:33)
    It has good reception.
    It is safe there.
    It was built there.

  8. Who did Moss ask for permission to give the Internet to Jen? (1:43)
    Stephen Hawking
    The Elders of the Internet

  9. Why is Jen giving a speech? (1:48)
    She is a manager.
    She got a promotion.
    She won Employee of the Month.

  10. What did Stephen Hawking do? (2:12)
    He built the Internet.
    He gave permission to use the Internet.
    He demagnetized the Internet.

  11. What is Roy's nickname for Stephen Hawking? (2:23)
    Internet God
    The Hawk

  12. How much of what Roy and Moss said about the Internet is true?
    None of it
    About half of it
    All of it

  13. Why are Moss and Roy so excited? (2:53)
    Because they are helping Jen
    Because Jen will give a good speech
    Because Jen believed their story

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

What is it?

Clip 2

This is the Internet?

Clip 3

I asked for a loan of it so that you could use it in your speech.

Clip 4

That's one of the surprising things about it.

Clip 5

Hang on, it doesn't have any wires or anything.

Clip 6

So I can really use it in my speech?

Clip 7

What if someone needs it?

Clip 8

Of course it is, Jen. The Internet doesn't weigh anything.

Clip 9

That's where you get the best reception.

Clip 10

I promise I won't let anything happen to it.

Clip 11

They wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Clip 12

So, can I have it?

Clip 13

No, Jen, I'm sorry. It's just too risky.

Clip 14

Don't forget your speech.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What do Roy and Moss hope will happen when Jen shows "the Internet" at her presentation?
  2. What do you think will happen when Jen shows "the Internet" at her presentation?
  3. What do you know about the Internet?
    • What is the Internet?
    • When was it first created?
    • Why was it first created?
    • Where is the Internet?
    • How does it work?
    • Who owns, manages or regulates the Internet?
  4. Roy and Moss are playing this trick on Jen because she is their boss but knows nothing about technology? Have you ever had a totally unqualified boss? Did it make your job harder or easier?
  5. When did you first use the Interent? How old were you? Which browwser did you use? What did you use it for?
  6. How could the Internet be improved?
  7. Do you think the Internet has gotten more or less useful over your lifetime? How about easy-to-use? How about safe?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Jen: What is it?

Moss: This, Jen, is the Internet.

Jen: What?

Moss: That's right.

Jen: This is the Internet? The whole Internet?

Moss: Yep. I asked for a loan of it so that you could use it in your speech.

Jen: It's so small.

Moss: That's one of the surprising things about it.

Jen: Hang on, it doesn't have any wires or anything.

Moss: It's wireless.

Jen: Oh, yes, everything's wireless nowadays, isn't it yeah. So I can really use it in my speech? What if someone needs it?

Moss :Oh, no, no, people still be able to go online and everything. It will still work.

Jen: Oh, good.

Moss: I tell you, you present this to the shareholders, and you will get quite a response.

Jen: Can I touch it? Ooh, it's so light.

Moss: Of course it is, Jen. The Internet doesn't weigh anything.

Jen: Ha-ha. No, of course it doesn't. Ha-ha. Ha-ha.

Roy: Hey! What is Jen doing with the Internet?

Jen: Moss said I could use it for my speech.

Roy: Are you insane? What if she drops it?

Jen: I won't drop it. I'll look after it.

Roy: No. No, no, no, no, Jen. No, this needs to go straight back to Big Ben.

Jen: Big Ben?

Moss: Yeah. It goes on top of Big Ben. That's where you get the best reception.

Jen: But I promise I won't let anything happen to it.

Roy: No, Jen, I'm sorry. The elders of the Internet would never stand for it.

Moss: No, no, Roy. I spoke to the elders of the Internet not one hour ago. I told them about Jen winning the employee of the month. And they were so impressed that they wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Jen: Wait a minute, the elders of the Internet? The elders of the Internet know who I am? You've got to let me have it!

Roy: No, Jen, I'm sorry. It's just too risky.

Jen: Oh, please, Roy.

Roy: Well, Moss, has it been completely demagnetised?

Moss: By Stephen Hawking himself. He sends his congratulations by the way.

Roy: Well, if it's Okay with the Hawk.

Jen: So, can I have it?

Roy: You can.

Moss: Oh, don't forget your speech.

Jen: Oh, thank you.

Moss: Slowly.