#11. Branch Saved

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Published: 11.26.2019
Level 5   |   Time: 2:38
Accent: American
Source: The Office [S3 E07]

The Scranton branch prepares for their office to be closed.


    

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


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ not definite [adj] - not 100% sure
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ come over [phv] - join from another place
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sales [n] - the sales department
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ logistics [n] - the detailed coordination and organization of a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run (a company) [v] - be the boss of, manage (a company)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ number two (position) [exp] - one position lower than the main boss/manager
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ leverage [v] - use (something) to maximum personal advantage
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ restructure [v] - organize differently.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scramble [v] - do something quickly, clumsily, or with difficulty
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ absorb [v] - take control of something and make it a part of a larger entity
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ revisit [v] - deal with, confront
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ 400 miles [n] - 600 kilometers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ For the time being [exp] - For now (short-term)

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



triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes


picture picture picture picture
Michael Pam Jim Jan
  • Dunder Mifflin is regional paper company.
  • Jan is the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin.
  • Josh is the manager of the Stamford branch of Dunder Mifflin.
  • Jim used to work at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin.
  • It was recently announced that the Scranton branch will be closing.
  • Staples in a large national paper and office supply company.

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. Jim wants to know who will be transferring into his branch from Scranton.
    True
    False

  2. Josh was supposed to be the manager of the two merged branches.
    True
    False

  3. Josh will become the manager of the two merged branches.
    True
    False

  4. Josh took a management position at another company.
    True
    False

  5. Josh used his promotion at Dunder Mifflin to get a better job offer at another company.
    True
    False

  6. Jan wanted to fire Josh.
    True
    False

  7. Jan offers Jim the number one management position in Scranton.
    True
    False

  8. Jim is excited about going back to Scranton.
    True
    False

  9. Jim doesn't like Michael.
    True
    False

  10. Pam doesn't know where Michael is.
    True
    False

  11. Michael told the Scranton staff that the branch is closing.
    True
    False

  12. The Scranton branch will close.
    True
    False



triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Vocabulario revisión


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

  1. Ready to talk logistics?
    in a logical way
    about the details of running the company
    about how much money you will earn

  2. If you want the job, you'll be his number two.
    second in command
    assistant
    second option

  3. You leveraged your new position with us into another offer.
    quit
    lied
    used to negotiate

  4. We are still scrambling here.
    cooking quickly
    thinking about many ideas
    trying to quickly organize

  5. And I'm not really ready to revisit that.
    go to that place again
    deal with that situation again
    show people that thing

  6. For the time being, it seems that all of your jobs are safe.
    forever
    for now
    maybe



triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática (verb tenses)


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

  • Hey, (do you have) a second?
  • Sure, what's up?
  • I (know) it's not definite or whatever, but (do you know) who (is coming) over here from Scranton?
  • I honestly don't. I don't know.
  • Okay, so is it like sales or accountants or…
  • You know what, Jim? I wouldn't worry about it.
  • What (does that mean) ?
  • Hi!
  • Jan, hey.
  • Oh, good, you're both here. Ready to talk logistics?

  • So Josh (will be running) what is now called Dunder Mifflin Northeast, which is all the offices north of Stamford. And, Jim, if you (want) the job, you (will be) his number two.
  • Wow! Sure, absolutely.
  • Awesome.
  • Excuse me, Jan, I'm sorry, I'm going to have to stop you there. I (will not be taking) the job.
  • What? Excuse me? Why not?
  • As of today, I have accepted a senior management position at Staples.
  • Today? You (leveraged) your new position with us into another offer? Damn it, Josh, this whole restructuring thing was based around keeping you.
  • I'm sorry, all right. It's done. It's done.
  • I gotta make some calls. Excuse me, I'm sorry, Jim.

  • So, we (are still scrambling) here, but it looks like Scranton (is going to absorb) Stamford.
  • Wow.
  • And I (know) that you (just left) there a couple months ago, but we would like to offer you the number two position at that branch.
  • Thank you.
  • Yeah.
  • No, it's just I'm not sure if I… Well, to be quite honest with you, Jan, I (have) a few unpleasant memories of Scranton and…
  • Michael?
  • No! No, no, just some personal stuff. And I'm not really ready to revisit that, I don't think.
  • Well, please think about it. And call me, we (will do) whatever we can to get you to stay.
  • Okay.

  • Where's Michael?
  • He's not here. I (don't know) where he is.
  • Wait? What ('s going on) here?
  • We (know) the branch (is closing) . Michael (told) us.
  • Oh, God. Okay. You know what, everybody? I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but I've driven something like 400 miles today, and I'm completely exhausted, so I ('m just going to tell) you. Your branch (is not closing) . Stamford (is closing) . For the time being, it (seems) that all of your jobs are safe.
  • Yes.



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.


Sentence 1

Jim / ask / Josh / who / come / over / Scranton


Jim asks Josh who is coming over from Scranton.
Jim asks Josh who is going to come over from Scranton.



Sentence 2

Jan / explain / logistic / merger / Jim / Josh


Jan explains the logistics of the merger to Jim and Josh.



Sentence 3

Josh / inform / Jan / he / not / take / job


Josh informs Jan (that) he is not taking the job.
Josh informs Jan (that) he is not going to take the job.



Sentence 4

Josh / leverage / job / offer / Dunder Mifflin / into / senior / management / position / Staples


Josh leveraged [his/the] job offer [at/from] Dunder Mifflin into a senior management position [at/with] Staples.



Sentence 5

Jan / angry / because / resturcturing / done / keep / Josh


Jan is angry because the resturcturing was done (in order) to keep Josh.



Sentence 6

Jan / decide / Scranton / will / absorb / Stamford


Jan decides (that) Scranton will absorb Stamford.



Sentence 7  

Jan / come / back / and / offer / Jim / number / two / position / Scranton / branch


Jan comes back and offers Jim the number two position at the Scranton branch.



Sentence 8  

Jim / reluctant / accept / promotion / because / he / unpleasant / memory / Scranton


Jim is reluctant to accept the promotion because he has (some) unpleasant memories [at/of/from] Scranton.



Sentence 9  

Jan / visit / Scranton / branch / talk / Michael / but / he / not / there


Jan visits the Scranton branch (in order) to talk to Michael, but he isn't there.



Sentence 10  

Jan / inform / staff / Scranton / branch / not / close / and / their / job / safe


Jan informs the staff (that) the Scranton branch is not closing and (that) their jobs are safe.
Jan informs the staff (that) the Scranton branch is not going to close and (that) their jobs are safe.



triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión


  1. Josh used his promotion at Dunder Mifflin to get a better job offer at another company. Are his actions unethical? Why?
  2. Because of Josh quitting, Jan decides to close the Stamford branch instead of the Scranton branch. Do you like her solution? If you were Jan, how would fix this situation?
  3. Who do you think would be the best branch manager - Michael, Jim or Dwight? Why?
  4. Which of these qualities is most important for a manager - friendly, loyal, professional, or smart? Which is least important? Why?
  5. Have you ever gone back to an ex-workplace (even just to visit)? How was it?
  6. Some Stamford people will have to move to the Scranton branch (with Michael as their manager). What do you think will happen?

triangle Script 대본 Texto


Hey, do you have a second?

Sure, what's up?

I know it's not definite or whatever, but do you know who's coming over here from Scranton?

I honestly don't. I don't know.

Okay, so is it like Sales or accountants or…

You know what, Jim? I wouldn't worry about it.

What does that mean?

Hi!

Jan, hey.

Oh, good, you're both here. Ready to talk logistics?

So Josh will be running what is now called Dunder Mifflin Northeast, which is all the offices north of Stamford. And, Jim, if you want the job, you'll be his number two.

Wow! Sure, absolutely.

Awesome.

Excuse me, Jan, I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to stop you there. I will not be taking the job.

What? Excuse me? Why not?

As of today, I have accepted a senior management position at Staples.

Today? You leveraged your new position with us into another offer? Damn it, Josh, this whole restructuring thing was based around keeping you.

I'm sorry, all right. It's done. It's done.

I gotta make some calls. Excuse me, I'm sorry, Jim.

So, we are still scrambling here, but it looks like Scranton is going to absorb Stamford.

Wow.

And I know that you just left there a couple months ago, but we would like to offer you the number two position at that branch.

Thank you.

Yeah.

No, it's just I'm not sure if I… Well, to be quite honest with you, Jan, I have a few unpleasant memories of Scranton and…

Michael?

No! No, no, just some personal stuff. And I'm not really ready to revisit that, I don't think.

Well, please think about it. And call me, we will do whatever we can to get you to stay.

Okay.

Where's Michael?

He's not here. I don't know where he is.

Wait? What's going on here?

We know the branch is closing. Michael told us.

Oh, God. Okay. You know what, everybody? I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but I've driven something like 400 miles today, and I'm completely exhausted, so I'm just gonna tell you. Your branch is not closing. Stamford is closing. For the time being, it seems that all of your jobs are safe.

Yes.

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Branch Closure
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Selling Paper
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