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Downsizing

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Published: 11.06.2018
Level 5   |   Time: 4:14
Accent: American
Source: The Office

Michael has to deal with possible downsizing in his branch.


    

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  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
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  • interfere [v] - bother, meddle
  • an agenda [n] - a plan for a meeting
  • Corporate [n] - Corporate Headquarters (the main office of a company)
  • the board [n] - The Board of Directors
  • a branch [n] - one office of a larger company
  • justify [v] - show or prove to be right or reasonable
  • keep a lid on this [exp] - keep something secret
  • downsizing [n] - reduce the number of workers at a company
  • a regime [n] - a leadership system
  • ridiculous [adj] - crazy, stupid
  • let (someone) go [phv] - fire (someone)
  • illustratons [n - drawing (usually for a book)

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


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Michael Pam Jan
  • Michael is the manager of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company.
  • Pam is the receptionist.

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  1. Michael says that corporate interferes too much.
    True
    False

  2. Jan Levison Gould is from Corporate Headquarters.
    True
    False

  3. Michael says that he is scared of Jan.
    True
    False

  4. Michael doesn't have the meeting agenda.
    True
    False

  5. Michael blames Pam for not having the agenda.
    True
    False

  6. Corporate faxed a copy of the agenda earlier in the day.
    True
    False

  7. Pam threw the agenda in the garbage earlier in the day.
    True
    False

  8. Jan says that that Dunder Mifflin cannot keep both the Scranton and Stamford branch.
    True
    False

  9. Jan says that there might not be downsizing.
    True
    False

  10. Jan wants to keep the possibility of downsizing a secret for now.
    True
    False

  11. Michael keeps the possibility of downsizing a secret from the staff.
    True
    False

  12. The staff starts talking about updating their resumes.
    True
    False

  13. Pam doesn't want to lose her job.
    True
    False

  14. Pam has always dreamed of being a receptionsit.
    True
    False

  15. Pam is interested in art.
    True
    False


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