#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. 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 of 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 a number of 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. VOCABULARY와 BACKGROUND 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. QUESTIONS에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 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.

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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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