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Downsizing (2)

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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triangle Vocabulary

  • 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)
  • illustrations [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.

triangle Questions

  1. Michael says that corporate interferes too much.

  2. Jan Levison Gould is from Corporate Headquarters.

  3. Michael says that he is scared of Jan.

  4. Michael doesn't have the meeting agenda.

  5. Michael blames Pam for not having the agenda.

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

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

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

  9. Jan says that there might not be downsizing.

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

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

  12. The staff starts talking about updating their resumes.

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

  14. Pam has always dreamed of being a receptionist.

  15. Pam is interested in art.

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