#4. The Stress Test

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Published: 4.17.2021
Level 4   |   Time: 3:40
Accent: British
Source: The IT Crowd

Roy and Moss go to a meeting to learn how to deal with stress.

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

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  • been subject to [exp] - have experienced
  • rage [n] - extreme anger
  • snap at (someone) [phv] - speak suddenly with anger at (someone)
  • harshly [adv] - very strongly
  • raise my voice [exp] - yell
  • a heart attack [n] - when the heart stop working properly
  • shoot up [phv] - go up a lot
  • register [v] - be measured or noticed
  • count [v] - be included
  • have a go [exp] - take a turn
  • a display [n] - the part of a machine that gives visual information
  • brilliant [adj] - excellent
  • move on [phv] - go to the next thing

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


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Roy Moss
  • Roy and Moss are technical support people (IT experts) for a large company.

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  1. The man is giving a presentation on stress.
    True
    False

  2. Moss and Roy are on time for the presentation.
    True
    False

  3. The man says that he has snapped (spoken with anger) at his wife.
    True
    False

  4. The man says that he feels stress at that moment.
    True
    False

  5. Moss wants to be the first volunteer.
    True
    False

  6. The man asks the woman a very personal question.
    True
    False

  7. Roy thinks that the stress machine doesn't work.
    True
    False

  8. Roy is satisfied with his turn (his go) on the stress machine.
    True
    False

  9. Moss thinks that Roy should be punished.
    True
    False

  10. Moss wants to take a turn (have a go) on the stress machine.
    True
    False

  11. Roy and Moss help the man relax.
    True
    False

  12. Moss builds his own stress machine.
    True
    False

  13. Roy likes Moss's stress machine more than the man's stress machine.
    True
    False


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