#16. Nepotism

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Published: 3.23.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 5:22
Accent: American
Source: The Office

Michael hires a new intern to work in the office.


    

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  • decaf [n] - coffee without caffeine
  • a mix up [n] - a mistake
  • the cinema [n] - movies
  • an intern [n] - a temporary worker
  • mess up [phv] - make a mistake
  • look into [phv] - examine
  • samples [n] - examples of products that customers can examine
  • Chumbawamba [n] - a 1990s music group [Link]
  • ripe [adj] - ready to be eaten (for fruit)
  • Ghostbusters [n] - a movie [Link]
  • Scram! [v] - Go away!
  • a twerp [n] - a small kid
  • nepotism [n] - giving jobs to people in your family
  • my bad [exp] - my mistake
  • reflect poorly on us [exp] - make us look bad
  • tell on [phv] - tell an authority, parent or boss about some bad behavior
  • hilarious [adj] - very funny
  • a hostile work environment [exp] - bad or unfriendly working conditions
  • wipe [v] - clean with a cloth
  • related [adj] - a family member
  • putting it [exp] - saying it
  • hypothetical [adj] - imaginary
  • bug [v] - bother
  • genes [n] - a unit of heredity which goes from parent to child giving some characteristics
  • jeans [n] - denim pants
  • bagel chips [n] - a type of snack
  • a laser pointer [n] - a laser device used during presentations [image]
  • a boob [n] - a breast
  • Sack up! [phv] - Do your job!
  • count down [phv] - count from high to low (10-9-8-7-6-5...)
  • Screw it! [exp] - I give up!
  • Texas justice [exp] - violent physical punishment
  • trash (someone) [v] - say bad things about (someone)

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


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Michael Luke Oscar Ghostbusters
  • All of these characters work in an office selling paper supplies.
  • Michael is the manager (boss).
  • Saber is the name of the parent company that owns the office.

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  1. Luke arrives at the office at 9am.
    True
    False

  2. Luke makes some mistakes with the coffee order.
    True
    False

  3. Luke loves movies.
    True
    False

  4. The staff likes Luke.
    True
    False

  5. Michael says that Luke is ugly.
    True
    False

  6. The staff wants Michael to fire Luke.
    True
    False

  7. Luke made a mistake with a paper order.
    True
    False

  8. Michael sends Luke to the store to get more coffee.
    True
    False

  9. Michael wants the staff to be nicer to Luke.
    True
    False

  10. Luke is Michael's nephew.
    True
    False

  11. Michael thinks nepotism is wrong.
    True
    False

  12. Oscar thinks nepotism is wrong.
    True
    False

  13. Michael didn't tell anyone that Luke was related to him.
    True
    False

  14. Michael makes a joke about genes and jeans.
    True
    False

  15. The staff is excited about the ice-cream that Luke bought.
    True
    False

  16. Michael asks Luke to leave the meeting.
    True
    False

  17. Luke shines the laser pointer into Michael's eye.
    True
    False

  18. Luke starts crying after Michael spanks him.
    True
    False

  19. The staff is angry that Michael spanked Luke.
    True
    False

  20. Luke had been talking about the staff on his Twitter account.
    True
    False


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