#1. The Video Cover Letter

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Published: 10.14.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 3:05
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Ben makes his video cover letter to apply for a senior intern postion.


    

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
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  • Freud [n] - an Austrian doctor famous for starting psychoanalysis
  • relentless [adj] - constant, never ends
  • novelty [n] - new or original
  • playing hooky [exp] - skip (not go to) work or school
  • used my miles [exp] - paid for a flight using air-miles
  • hit me like a ton of bricks [exp] - had a big effect on me
  • come rain or shine [exp] - in good or bad weather
  • You name it! [exp] - Everything you can think of
  • pinochle [n] - a card game
  • Mandarin [n] - Chinese (language)
  • rely [v] - depend
  • quite the contrary [exp] - the opposite is true
  • caught it out of the corner of my eye [exp] - saw it (in my periphery)
  • a flyer [n] - a paper advertisement
  • a senior [n] - a person over 65 years of age
  • an intern [n] - an employee who is learning a new job (often unpaid)
  • e-commerce [n] - business done on the Internet (electronically)
  • a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude [exp] - willing to work hard
  • a cover letter [n] - a letter used to apply for a job
  • tremendous [adj] - very good
  • tech stuff [exp] - technology
  • a usb connector [exp] - a cable used to connect devices to computers
  • eager to learn [exp] - want to learn
  • a crisis [n] - a big problem
  • hip [adj] - cool, modern, fashionable

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


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Ben
  • Ben is a retired business man.
  • He lives in New York City.

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  1. What does Ben say about himself?
    He is retired.
    He has lots of free time.
    He is very creative.
    He has traveled around the world.
    His wife died a few months ago.
    He feels very unhappy.

  2. Where does he go in the morning?
    To Starbucks
    For a walk in the park.
    To visit his family.

  3. What are some activities Ben has tried to keep busy?
    Dating
    Golf
    Yoga
    Working at a coffee shop
    Cooking classes
    Language classes

  4. Why does Ben go to San Diego?
    To see his family.
    To study Mandarin (Chinese)
    To apply for a job

  5. How does Ben feel about his family?
    They are annoying.
    They are great.
    He depends on them too much.
    They depend on him too much.

  6. What did Ben see in the market?
    A flyer for an intern job
    An advertisement for the Internet
    A cover letter for a job that he wants

  7. What are the requirements for the job?
    Over 65
    An interest in e-commerce
    Hard-working
    Computer programming skills

  8. What type of company is it?
    It helps seniors.
    It sells clothing online.
    It provides Internet service.

  9. How can he apply for the job?
    He must come to the company in person.
    He must write a cover letter.
    He must submit a video.

  10. Why does the want he job??
    He wants to be needed.
    He needs more money.
    He wants to keep busy.
    He wants new challenges.

  11. What does Ben think he will have the most difficult with?
    Working long hours
    Hurting his hip
    Dealing with technology
    Living in Brooklyn


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