#10. The Branch Closure

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Published: 11.20.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 3:24
Accent: American
Source: The Office [S3 E07]

Jan comes to the branch to give Michael some bad news.


    

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones


  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    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.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    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.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

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

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    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.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

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

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    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.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    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.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hearty bowl of [exp] - a large amount of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ On whom's authority? [exp] - Who has the right to make the decision?
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ relish [v] - enjoy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ transferred to [v] - moved to another branch
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a severance package [n] - money or benefits an employer gives to an employee after he/she is fired
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ personnel [n] - employees
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Things are looking up! [exp] - The situation is improving.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be about numbers [exp] - related to finances and money
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be about talent [exp] - related to people and leadership
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the CFO [n] - the Chief Financial Officer
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ use discretion [exp] - keep things secret
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get our ducks in a row [exp] - organize all of the details
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ check in [phv] - contact someone to see how things are going
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ put on a brave face [exp] - act confident in a difficult situation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ screwed [adj] - in big trouble
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shut down [phv] - close
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ all along [adv] - for the whole time, since the beginning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a traitor [n] - a person who betrays a friend

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



triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes


picture picture picture picture
Michael Pam Jan Toby
  • Michael is the manager of one branch of a regional paper company.
  • Jan is a vice president in that paper company (Michael's supervisor).
  • Toby is the human resources representative of the branch.

triangle Questions 문제 Preguntas [ ? ]

Questions

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.

Preguntas

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.

질문

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.


  1. When does Jan visit Michael?
    In the morning
    Lunch time
    In the evening

  2. What news does Jan have for Michael?
    He will get a raise.
    The branch will have to fire some people.
    The branch will be closed.

  3. Who made the decision?
    Jan
    Toby
    The board

  4. What will happen to the employees at the branch?
    Some will be laid off with severance.
    Some will be moved to another branch.
    All will be laid off with severance.
    All will be moved to another branch.

  5. What will happen to Michael?
    He will be laid off with severance.
    He will be moved to another branch.
    He will move to head office.

  6. Why did head office decide to close this branch (and not another)?
    Workplace harassment
    Financial reasons
    Poor leadership
    Bad location

  7. What does Jan want Michael to do next?
    Inform the staff
    Come to head office
    Keep it a secret

  8. What does Michael tell the office?
    Everything is fine.
    The branch will be closed.
    He feels confident.

  9. What does Toby ask Michael to do?
    Not talk about the closure to the staff
    Help the staff with their resumes
    Go back to his office

  10. Who found out about the branch closure last?
    Michael
    Jan
    Toby



triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Vocabulario revisión


Directions: Look at the underlined expressions and try to guess what they mean.

  1. I don't relish telling you this.
    eat
    decorate
    enjoy

  2. And the rest will be getting severance packages .
    fired with extra money and benefits
    fired with no money or benefits
    a pay raise

  3. Please use discretion until we get our ducks in a row .
    keep working hard
    don't tell people
    inform the staff politely

  4. Please use discretion until we get our ducks in a row .
    hire new people
    eat lunch
    organize all of the details

  5. All I can do right now is put on a brave face and go out there and be their leader.
    act confidently
    work hard
    pretend to be someone else



triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática (prepositions)


Directions: Choose the verb tense that best completes the sentence.

  • There she is. Jan Levinson first thing (in) the morning.
  • Michael.
  • Love to start my day (with) a hearty bowl of Jan!
  • Michael.
  • Just call (Ø) me Levinson (in) the morning, baby.
  • Michael.
  • Yes.
  • I'm here to tell (Ø) you that we are closing the Scranton branch.
  • (On) whom's authority?
  • I'm very sorry. I don't relish telling (Ø) you this. You've been a big part (of) this company, and the Board asked me to thank you (for) your years (of) service.
  • A small number (of) people will be transferred (to) the Stamford branch and the rest will be getting severance packages.
  • Well, we haven't made final decisions (about) personnel yet. But you're a "severance package" person.
  • What are they talking (about) ?
  • If you find out anything, call (Ø) me.
  • Our CFO believes that Josh is going to play an important role (in) our company's future.
  • I think we're finished and I need to go. I would appreciate it if you would please use discretion until we get our ducks (in) a row.
  • I know you're mad, but don't do this (to) me. Jan Jan
  • Yeah, great, amazing. Best physical condition (of) my life.
  • Nothing, Pam. What difference does it make? We'll all be gone (in) a few weeks anyway.
  • What did Jan say (to) you? Was she mean (to) you?
  • All I can do right now is put on a brave face and go out (Ø) there and be their leader.
  • Michael, we shouldn't be talking (about) this until all the decisions have been made.
  • You knew (about) this all along, didn't you? Jan told me just a few minutes before she told you.
  • What (about) us, Michael? Do we still have jobs?



triangle Summary 요약 Resumen [ ? ]

Summary

This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)

Resumen

Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).

요약

이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use present tense.

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.


Sentence 1

Michael / start / sing / when / Jan / walk / office


Michael starts [singing/to sing] when Jan walks into [his/the] office.



Sentence 2

Jan / inform / Michael / board / vote / close / Scranton / branch


Jan informs Michael (that) the board (has) voted to close the Scranton branch.



Sentence 3

after / Jan / tell / Michael / he / be / get / severance / package / he / start / cry


After Jan tells Michael (that) he will be getting a severance package, he starts [crying/to cry].



Sentence 4

Everyone / hear / Michael / freak / office


Everyone hears Michael [freak/freaking] out in [his/the] office.



Sentence 5

CFO / decide / close / Scranton / branch / because / he / believe / Josh / talent / manager / than / Michael


The CFO (has) decided to close the Scranton branch because he believes Josh is a more talented manager than Michael.



Sentence 6

Jan / ask / Michael / use / discretion / until / they / work / all / detail


Jan asks Michael to use discretion until they work out all (of) the details.



Sentence 7

Michael / mutter / they / will / all / gone / few / week / anyways


Michael mutters (that) they will all be gone in a few weeks anyways.



Sentence 8

then / Michael / announce / everyone / Scranton / branch / shut / down


Then Michael announces to everyone (that) the Scranton branch [is being/will be/is going to be] shut down.



Sentence 9

Toby / tell / Michael / he / should / not / talk / shutdown


Toby tells Michael that he shouldn't be talking about the shutdown.



Sentence 10

Michael / call / Toby / traitor


Michael calls Toby a traitor.



triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión


  1. What are four inappropriate things Michael does in this video?
  2. Jan asked Michael not to tell the staff about the branch closure? Do you think Michael should have told his staff or kept the secret?
  3. In a similar situation, would you rather be transferred to another branch (and city), or get a severance package (~24 weeks of pay)?
  4. In your country or industry (job), what kind of severence package do people usually receive when they get laid off (fired)?
  5. Have you ever been fired or laid off? Why? How did you feel - angry, happy, sad, liberated, indifferent?
  6. Michael is happy to see Jan in the morning. Are you a morning person? Do like to socialize with your coworkers (or classmates) when you get to work (or class)? Are you grumpy or sunny when you arrive at work?

triangle Script 대본 Texto


There she is. Jan Levinson first thing in the morning.

Michael.

Love to start my day with a hearty bowl of Jan!

Michael.

Just call me Levinson in the morning, baby.

Michael.

Yes.

I'm here to tell you that we are closing the Scranton branch.

I don't understand.

The Board voted last night to close your branch.

On whom's authority?

The Board's.

What?

I'm very sorry. I don't relish telling you this. You've been a big part of this company, and the Board asked me to thank you for your years of service.

You're welcome.

A small number of people will be transferred to the Stamford branch and the rest will be getting severance packages.

Am I a "small number" person or a "severance package" person?

Well, we haven't made final decisions about personnel yet. But you're a "severance package" person.

Oh, my God! Oh, my God! No!

What are they talking about?

I don't know.

Is it serious?

I don't know, Kev.

If you find out anything, call me.

You got it, buddy.

Are you all right, Michael? Do you want me to get you some…

No, no, no.

A water or a tissue?

All right.

All right.

You know what, I don't get it. I don't I don't get it because our numbers aren't that bad. Things are looking up.

It's not all about numbers, Michael. It's about talent.

Oh, you got a Josh?

Our CFO believes that Josh is going to play an important role in our company's future.

Oh, really. What role is that? King of the stupid universe? Don't do this, Jan.

I think we're finished and I need to go. I would appreciate it if you would please use discretion until we get our ducks in a row.

I know you're mad, but don't do this to me. Jan Jan

Are you okay?

Yeah, great, amazing. Best physical condition of my life.

What did Jan want?

Nothing. Just checking in. I can't tell you, so…

What can't you tell me?

Nothing, Pam. What difference does it make? We'll all be gone in a few weeks anyway.

What?

What?

You just said that we're gonna be gone?

Do I have any messages?

Michael, what's going on?

I don't know.

What did Jan say to you? Was she mean to you?

No, she Okay.

Okay.

Listen up, everybody, I have some news.

All I can do right now is put on a brave face and go out there and be their leader.

It's over. We are screwed. Dunder Mifflin Scranton is being shut down.

Michael, we shouldn't be talking about this until all the decisions have been made.

You knew about this all along, didn't you? Jan told me just a few minutes before she told you.

Traitor. You are a traitor.

What about us, Michael? Do we still have jobs?

I don't know. Probably not. This is the worst!

So this has been great! So let's get back to work and do the best job that we can.

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Jim Leaves the Office
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