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Michael makes Pam cry

Published: 07.06.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 2:39
Accent: American
Source: The Office

Michael decides to fire Pam as a joke.


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  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • punked [adj] - fooled, tricked
  • go along with something [exp] - help someone tell a lie
  • Follow my lead. [exp] - You should do what I do.
  • call (someone) in [phv] - tell someone to come in to an office
  • downsizing [n] - reducing the number of employees, firing people
  • let (someone) go [phv] - fire someone
  • a profit margin [n] - profit for a company
  • run (something) out of business [exp] - destroy a business
  • severance pay [n] - the money you receive after you are fired
  • gross misconduct [n] - doing something harmful which is very serious so someone can be fired without any notice or warning
  • joking around [phv] - making jokes, having fun
  • be in on (something) [phv] - know about and help with a plan
  • an accomplice [n] - a person who helps another commit a crime
  • a morale booster [n] - an activity that is done to increase the positive feeling in an office
  • We got you! [exp] - We fooled you! We tricked you!

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

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Michael Pam Ryan
  • The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is a hidden camera/practical joke reality television series.
  • Michael is the manager of a paper supply company. He is a terrible boss.
  • Pam is the receptionist.
  • Ryan is a new employee.
  • Michael wants to play a practical joke on Pam because he thinks everyone will think it is funny.

triangle Questions

  1. Michael wants to play a practical joke similar to a popular American TV show.

  2. Michael asks Ryan to help him with his joke.

  3. Pam is delivering a fax message to Michael.

  4. Michael says that Pam is really good at her job.

  5. Michael tells Pam that he is going to fire her.

  6. Michael says that Pam has been stealing company property.

  7. Pam admits to stealing from the company property.

  8. Michael tells Pam that she will receive severance pay.

  9. Pam thinks that Michael's joke is funny.

  10. Ryan thinks that Michael's joke is funny.

  11. Pam calls Michael a jerk.

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