#5. A New CEO

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Published: 11.25.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 2:39
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Jules finds out that she will have to hire a CEO to run her company.


    

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  • spill [v] - drop some food or liquid accidentally
  • soy sauce [n] - a type of sauce
  • a saint Laurent jacket [n] - an expensive jacket
  • potential CEOs [exp] - possible new CEOs that might be hired
  • by the book [exp] - doing things in the normal way
  • adult supervision [exp] - being watched by a boss
  • hit a goal [exp] - achieve a goal
  • keep up [phv] - maintain the speed to do all the work
  • I get it. [exp] - I understand
  • We are playing catch-up [exp] - We are finishing the work on time
  • tech guys [n] - the IT/computer department (techincal guys)
  • slammed [adj] - very very busy
  • shipping issues [exp] - problems with delivering items to customers
  • a start-up [n] - a new company
  • It could get away from us. [exp] - It could become a much bigger problem.
  • a seasoned CEO [exp] - an experienced CEO
  • take some things off your plate [exp] - do some of your work for you, make your job a little easier
  • make the trains run on time [exp] - take care of the paperwork and details of a job
  • run an idea by someone [exp] - check if an idea is okay with someone
  • the V.C.s [n] - people who invested in a company (venture capitalists)
  • baby steps [exp] - small steps, step by step, go slowly

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


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Jules Ben Cameron Becky
  • Ben is a senior intern at an online clothing company called ATF.
  • Jules is the founder and CEO of ATF.
  • Cameron is the office manager.
  • Becky is Jules' assistant.

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  1. Jules spilled something on her jacket.
    True
    False

  2. Becky wants Ben to get Jules' jacket cleaned.
    True
    False

  3. Jules wants to hire a new CEO.
    True
    False

  4. Jules went to Harvard University.
    True
    False

  5. The company (ATF) has lost a lot of money in the last nine months.
    True
    False

  6. Jules is always late to meetings.
    True
    False

  7. The tech guys often have to work late at night.
    True
    False

  8. The company (ATF) has too much inventory.
    True
    False

  9. Cameron thinks the business is growing too fast.
    True
    False

  10. Cameron thinks Jules is too busy to do her job properly.
    True
    False

  11. A new CEO would be Jules' boss.
    True
    False

  12. Jules is angry at Ben for taking her jacket.
    True
    False

  13. Cameron made a list of potential CEOs.
    True
    False


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Ben Meets Jules
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Ben Gives Jules a Ride
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