Learn English with The Intern

#11. Becky Breaks Down

12.16.2020   [ UPDATED JUN 2023 ]
Level 5   |   Time: 2:48
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Becky gets upset when she finds out that she will be working more closely with Ben.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an arrangement [n] - a situation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ give you a hand [exp] - help you
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ CC [v] - send a copy of an email (carbon copy)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ go over [phv] - review
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ backup [n] - help, support
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ping me [exp] - send me a message
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get in [phv] - arrive
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ frustrating [adj] - causing stress because of an inability to change or do something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Penn [n] - The University of Pennsylvania
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ deaf [adj] - unable to hear
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bust my ass [exp] - work very hard
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ suede [n,adj] - a type of leather (cow skin)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cart [n] - the page that lists everything someone has selected to buy on a website
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ checkout [n,v] - pay for merchandise on a website
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ enormous [adj] - very big
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ channels [n] - ways to earn money for a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tell [v] - distinguish, know, understand
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I get it! [exp] - I understand.

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Ben from the Intern Jules from the Intern Becky from the Intern
Ben Jules Becky
  • Ben is a senior intern at a company called ATF.
  • Jules is the CEO and founder of ATF.
  • Becky is Jules' assistant.
  • Jules has just promoted Ben to help Becky.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #10. Jules Apologizes

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


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.


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.


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.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. What is Becky complaining about?
    She hates Ben.
    She has too much work.
    Her workspace is too small.

  2. What does Jules ask Becky to do?
    Organize her work area
    Give her some information
    Order lunch for the office
    Show Ben some information
    Notify her when Cameron arrives
    CC (email) Ben on all of her emails

  3. What does Becky say about herself?
    She still lives with her parents.
    This is her first job ever.
    She has a business degree.
    She went to Penn (a university).
    She has worked for Jules for nine months.
    She works 14 hours per day.

  4. What does Becky say about Ben?
    He is very old.
    He can't hear well.
    He doesn't work very hard.
    He has a lot of business experience.

  5. Why does Jules think the woman did not buy the boots?
    The delivery cost is too high.
    The boots are too expensive.
    The website is too difficult to use.

  6. What does Ben say to Jules?
    The website could be improved.
    The advertising could be improved.
    The delivery system could be improved.

  7. What does Ben want Jules to do?
    He wants Jules to fire Becky.
    He wants Jules to thank Becky.
    He wants Jules to transfer Becky.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a frase.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Jules wants Becky to ping her (notify her) when Cameron (gets in) .
    → arrives

  • Because Becky is so busy, Ben offers to (give her a hand) .
    → help her

  • Jules gives Ben some marketing reports and asks him to (go over them) .
    → review, check them

  • Becky says that (Becky busts her ass) at work, but she doesn't get enough credit.
    → work very hard

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (prepositions)

  • No, I promise I'll stay out (of) your way.
  • I want you to let Ben give you a hand, okay? And CC him (on) all my e-mails.
  • And I need to go over the data (on) customer purchase patterns.
  • She's never asked me to take a look (at) anything (for) her ever.
  • I graduated (from) Penn. I have a business degree.
  • I mean, I bust my ass (for) her 14 hours a day, and she never notices.
  • She put the same boots (in) her cart (as) the woman (from) Houston.
  • Ben, can you deal (with) that for me?
  • Could you maybe come up (with) a better plan?
  • The man spent 40 years (in) business.
  • You know, she has a business degree (from) Penn?

triangle Summary 요약 Construção de sentença Resumen [ ? ]


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.)


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).


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)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

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 a present time frame (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.

Instrucciones: Escreva frases sobre o videoclipe usando as palavras dadas. Você pode alterar a forma das palavras ou adicionar palavras, mas não pode alterar a ordem das palavras. Use o tempo 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

Becky / upset / because / Ben / move / area

Becky is upset because Ben is moving into her area.

Sentence 2

Jules / tell / Becky / let / Ben / take / look / file

Jules tells Becky to let Ben take a look at some files.

Sentence 3

when / Becky / start / cry / Ben / encourage / Jason / comfort / her

When Becky starts [crying/to cry], Ben encourages Jason to comfort her.

Sentence 4

in / nine / month / that / Becky / work / Jules / Jules / never / ask / Becky / look / anything

In the nine months (that) Becky has worked for Jules, Jules has never asked Becky to look at anything.

Sentence 5

Becky / feel / Jules / not / notice / all / hard / work / she / do

Becky feels (that) Jules doesn't notice all (of) the hard work (that) she does.

Sentence 6

Jules / Cameron / monitor / customer / behavior / real / time

Jules and Cameron are monitoring customer behavior in real time.

Sentence 7

after / look / data / purchase / pattern / Ben / recommend / make / change / advertising

After looking at the data purchase patterns, Ben recommends making (some) changes to their advertising.

Sentence 8

Jules / ask / Ben / deal / it

Jules asks Ben to deal with it.

Sentence 9

Ben / remind / Jules / thank / Becky / hard / work

Ben reminds Jules to thank Becky for her hard work.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduza o clipe de áudio e tente repetir o que ouviu. Clique em "Mostrar" para ver o texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

This is... This is crazy, Ben. Two desks are not going to fit in here.

Clip 2

Uh, Becky, I want you to let Ben give you a hand, okay?

Clip 3

And CC him on all my e-mails?

Clip 4

Did we get yesterday's numbers?

Clip 5

And I need to go over the data on customer purchase patterns.

Clip 6

Let Ben take a look at that, too.

Clip 7

I've been here nine months, Ben, and she has never asked me to take a look at anything for her ever, okay?

Clip 8

I happen to think you do a lot of things right.

Clip 9

I bust my ass for her 14 hours a day, and she never notices.

Clip 10

Okay, let's see what she does at checkout.

Clip 11

Okay, maybe check the delivery cost on those boots?

Clip 12

Should I come back?

Clip 13

It seems the most expensive place you're advertising is actually bringing you the customers who are spending the least.

Clip 14

And the channels you're least investing in are adding enormous value in segments that currently appear to have low value but actually have the highest spending potential.

Clip 15

And, Jules, Becky was a huge help in this. You know, she has a business degree from Penn?

Clip 16

I'll say something to her.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Becky feels threatened and underappreciated when Ben is sent to help her. Is she overreacting? Does she have the right to be upset? How would you feel if you were in her situation?
  2. Becky's desk is very disorganized. Do you think this means that she is also a disorganized person?
  3. Becky is young and well-educated. Ben is old and experienced. Who do you think is more suitable as Jules's personal assistant?
  4. Earlier in the movie, Jules is angry because the investors want to hire a CEO to make her job easier. Then she promotes Ben to help Becky and make her job easier. Is she being hypocritical? Is it the same situation? Why?
  5. What are the most effective ways for a boss to show appreciation to her/his workers (other than money)?
  6. Have you ever had a boss that didn't notice your work or appreciate your effort? How did you deal with the situation? Did you complain directly to her or him?
  7. Jules and Cameron are watching customers use their website in real time. How would you feel if they were watching you?
  8. How do you feel about online shopping websites tracking your spending habits? Do you appreciate their purchase suggestions? Or do you feel it is an invasion of privacy? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Becky: This is... This is crazy, Ben. Two desks are not going to fit in here.

Ben: No, I promise I'll stay out of your way.

Becky: But it's impossible because now I don't have room for...

Jules: Hi. This is good, right? I like this arrangement.

Jules: Uh, Becky, I want you to let Ben give you a hand, okay? And CC him on all my e-mails? Did we get yesterday's numbers?

Becky: Uh, yes, we did. I saw them here. Here you go.

Jules: And I need to go over the data on customer purchase patterns. Let Ben take a look at that, too. Actually, let Ben take a look at that first.

Becky: Okay.

Jules: Don't worry, Becky. Backup's good. Ping me when Cameron gets in?

Jason: Hey.

Ben: Becky?

Becky: I've been here nine months, Ben, and she has never asked me to take a look at anything for her ever, okay?

Ben: I hear you. That's frustrating.

Becky: I mean, totally. I graduated from Penn. I have a business degree. But I never seem to do anything right around here. And you're like 50 years older than me, and you're deaf.

Ben: I happen to think you do a lot of things right.

Jason: You do so much.

Becky: I know. I know that. But she doesn’t. I mean, I bust my ass for her 14 hours a day, and she never notices.

Cameron: That’s very nice St. Louis. Suede jacket in D.C.

Jules: I'm so happy.

Cameron: Beautiful Miami. Thank you.

Jules: Oh. Look at Chicago. She put the same boots in her cart as the woman from Houston.

Cameron Okay, let's see what she does at checkout. She's not buying them either.

Jules: Okay, maybe check the delivery cost on those boots?

Cameron: Mm-Hmm.

Ben: Hi. I took a look at the data purchase patterns. Should I come back?

Jules: No, no, come on in. That was fast.

Ben: Well, I enlisted Becky's help. It seems the most expensive place you're advertising is actually bringing you the customers who are spending the least. And the channels you're least investing in are adding enormous value in segments that currently appear to have low value but actually have the highest spending potential. That's what I could tell so far.

Jules: Oh, Ben. Can you, like, deal with that for me? Maybe come up with a better plan? I mean, if you have the time?

Ben: Happy to.

Jules: The man spent 40 years in business.

Cameron: Yeah, no, I get it.

Ben: And, Jules, Becky was a huge help in this. You know, she has a business degree from Penn?

Jules: I know. I mean, I forgot, but I know. I'll say something to her.

Ben: That would be very nice.

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