#2. Emily's First Day

Published: 7.02.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 3:28
Accent: American, French
Source: Emily in Paris [S1 E01]

Emily meets with the management of Savior for the first time.


triangle Directions


    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 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.


    There are a number of 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.


    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

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  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.

triangle Vocabulary

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ You lost me at... [exp] - I stopped understanding after...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Je parle un peu français. [exp] - I speak a little French.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the founder [n] - the person who started a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tricks [n] - special ways
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ promote [v] - advertise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pharmaceuticals [n] - medicine
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ geriatric care [n] - taking care of old people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a facility [n] - a building with a special purpose
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ our specialty [exp] - the thing that we do best
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a quiche [n] - a baked French dish [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cement [n] - concrete [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in the midst of [exp] - in the middle of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an obesity epidemic [n] - a major problem with people being too fat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Merck [n] - a large pharmaceuticals (drug) company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ diabetes [n] - a disease related to the body's ability to deal with sugar
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the heck out of [exp] - a lot
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ treat [v] - try to help or cure an illness
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ market [v] - advertise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ There is no money in that. [exp] - You cannot earn money in that situation.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cognac [n] - high quality brandy (alcohol) [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ couture [n] - high fashion tailor-made clothing.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ By all means. [exp] - Yes. You may begin. Go ahead.

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture
Emily Sylvie Paul
  • Emily works for an American marketing firm called the Gilbert Group.
  • The Gilbert Group recently bought a French marketing company called Savoir.
  • Emily has been sent to Paris to advise the people at Savior.
  • Today she is meeting the people at Savoir for the first time.

triangle Questions

  1. Sylvie expects that Emily can speak French.

  2. Sylvie was told that Emily was coming instead of Madeline.

  3. Sylvie encourages Emily to learn French.

  4. Emily has a lot of experience marketing fashion.

  5. Paul has visited Chicago.

  6. Paul loved the pizza that he ate in Chicago.

  7. Paul says he loves quiche.

  8. Paul wonders why Americans are so fat.

  9. Emily's company had success marketing a diabetes drug.

  10. Sylvie tries to protect Emily when Paul criticizes American culture.

  11. Paul thinks smoking is disgusting.

  12. Sylvie thinks Germans focus too much on pleasure.

  13. Paul thinks that Savoir can learn a lot from Emily and her company.

  14. Emily wants to focus on social media.

triangle Summary

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 present tense.

Sentence 1

Emily / use / phone / translate / English / sentence / French

Emily uses her phone to translate [her/an] English sentence [to/into] French.

Sentence 2

Sylvie / welcome / Emily / French / but / Emily / not / understand

Sylvie welcomes Emily [in/using] French, but Emily [can't/doesn't] understand.

Sentence 3

Sylvie / disappoint / Emily / not / speak / French

Sylvie is disappointed because Emily [can't/doesn't] speak French.
Sylvie is disappointed (that) Emily [can't/doesn't] speak French.

Sentence 4

After / Sylvie / hear / Emily / say / something / French / she / recommend / she / not / try / anymore

After Sylvie hears Emily say something in French, she recommends (that) she (should) not try anymore.

Sentence 5

Paul / point / Emily / little / experience / promote / fashion / and / luxury / brand

Paul points out (that) Emily has little experience promoting fashion and luxury brands.

Sentence 6

Paul / compare / pizza / that / he / eat / Chicago / quiche / make / cement

Paul compares the pizza (that) he ate in Chicago to a quiche (that is) made of cement.

Sentence 7

Paul / want / know / why / American / so / fat

Paul wants to know why Americans are so fat.

Sentence 8

Emily / mention / success / she / have / promote / diabetes / drug

Emily mentions the success (that) she had promoting a diabetes drug.

Sentence 9

Emily / admit / America / midst / obesity / epidemic

Emily admits (that) America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic.

Sentence 10

Paul / criticize / American / both / create / disease / and / market / treatment / disease

Paul criticizes Americans for both creating a disease and marketing the treatments [of/for] the disease.

Sentence 11

because / Paul / smoke / Emily / point / cigarette / also / cause / diabetes

Because Paul is smoking, Emily points out (that) cigarettes also cause diabetes.

Sentence 12

Sylvie / make / joke / German

Sylvie makes a joke about Germans.

Sentence 13

Paul / state / Savoir / nothing / learn / Emily

Paul states (that) Savoir has nothing to learn from Emily.

Sentence 14

Emily / respectful / ask / share / strategy / social / media.

Emily respectfully asks to share [some/her] strategies [about/on] social media.

triangle Listen & Repeat

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

ə = the weak vowel sound in "but", "the", and "of" (schwa).

Clip 1

I was told the American coming here spoke French.
[ I-was-tol   the-American   coming-here   spoke   French. ]

Clip 2

Well, I'm going to take a class.
[ Well,   I'm going   tə-take   ə-class. ]

Clip 3

Well, perhaps it's better not to try.
[ wəl-perhaps   it's-better   not   tə-try. ]

Clip 4

May I introduce Emily, the American girl who has come to work with us.
[ May-I-introduce   Emily,   the-American   girl   who's-come   tə-work   with-us. ]

Clip 5

I'm sure we have a lot to learn from each other.
[ I'm-sure   we-have   a-lot   tə-learn   from-each-other. ]

Clip 6

Most of my experience has been in promoting pharmaceuticals and geriatric care facilities.
[ Mos-əv-my   experience   has-been-in-promoting   pharmaceuticals   ən-geriatric   care   facilities. ]

Clip 7

Oh, no, you must have gone to Lou Malnati's.
[ Oh-no,   you   mus-təv-gone   tə-Lou   Malnati's. ]

Clip 8

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic.
[ We   ARE   in-the-midst   of-an-obesity   epidemic. ]

Clip 9

Sales went up 63 percent.
[ Sales   wen-up   SIXty   three   percent. ]

Clip 10

All of the brands we market here, from perfume to cognac to couture, are all to do with beauty.

Clip 11

With all due respect, I have been sent here for a reason.
[ With-all   due   respect,   I   HAVE   been-sent-here   fər-a-reason. ]

Clip 12

If you wouldn't mind, I would really like to share some of my ideas about your social media strategies.
[ If-you-wouln't-mind,   I would   really   like-to-ah   share   some-of-my-ideas   about-yər   social   media   strategies. ]

Clip 13

By all means.
[ By-all   means. ]

triangle Discussion

  1. Why do you think Paul and Sylvie are so rude to Emily?
  2. What American stereotypes do Paul and Sylvie mention? Do you think they are accurate?
  3. What stereotypes are associated with your country? Do you think they are accurate?
  4. Perhaps it's better not to try. Why do you think Sylvie says this after Emily tries to speak French? Do you agree with Sylvie? Why?
  5. What translation apps do you know? Which ones do you use? Which one do you think is the best?
  6. Is smoking a pleasure? What things do enjoy that you know are bad for you? (Do you have any vices?)
  7. What can you say in French?
  8. What do these French expressions mean?
    • Yes
    • Hello.
    • Enjoy your meal.
    • Good evening
    • Why
    • Good bye
    • Thank you
    • You are welcome.
    • I love you.
    • Every day
    • That's life.
    • Nice to meet you.

triangle Script

Emily: Hi. Hello. Uh, bonjour. I'm Emily Cooper from the Gilbert Group in Chicago.

Julian: You are? I'm sorry. I don't understand.

Emily: Oh. I'm going to be working in this office. [Je vais travailler dans ce bureau.]

Julian: [The American girl is here.]

Sylvie: Bonjour. [I wasn't expecting you until tomorrow.]

Emily: You lost me at bonjour.

Sylvie: Oh. Yeah, I was told the American coming here spoke French.

Emily: Oh, that was Madeline.

Sylvie: Oh, so you're not Madeline.

Emily: Uh, I'm Emily. Emily Cooper. And I am so excited to be here.

Sylvie: Well, that's very unfortunate.

Emily: Excuse me?

Sylvie: That you don't speak French. It's a problem.

Emily: Well, I'm going to take a class, but je parle un peu français already.

Sylvie: Well, perhaps it's better not to try.

Sylvie: Oh, Paul. May I introduce Emily, the American girl who's come to work with us? This is Monsieur Brossard, he's the founder of Savoir.

Emily: Ah. Emily Cooper. Oh.

Emily: It is so nice to meet you, Monsieur Brossard.

Paul: It's a pleasure. Welcome to Paris. So, you've come to teach the French some American tricks?

Emily: I'm sure we have a lot to learn from each other.

Paul: But your experience is not with fashion and luxury brands, hm?

Emily: True. Most of my experience has been in promoting pharmaceuticals and geriatric care facilities.

Paul: In Chicago.

Emily: Yes.

Paul: I was in Chicago once, and I ate the deep-dish pizza.

Emily: That is our specialty. We take a lot of pride.

Paul: It was, uh, dégueulasse. How you say?

Sylvie: Disgusting.

Paul: Like a quiche made of cement.

Emily: Oh, no, you must have gone to Lou Malnati's.

Paul: And the people are so fat. Why are they all so fat?

Sylvie: Well, perhaps from the disgusting food.

Emily: True, we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. In fact, Merck was one of our biggest clients. They make a diabetes drug that we marketed the heck out of. Sales went up 63 percent.

Paul: So you create the disease, then you treat the disease, and then you market the treatments of the disease.

Emily: Well...

Sylvie: Perhaps stop eating.

Paul: There is no money in that.

Sylvie: True.

Emily: Cigarettes cause diabetes and cancer.

Paul: Yes. Well, smoking is a pleasure. And without pleasure, who are we?

Sylvie: German?

Paul: Exactly right.

Paul: All of the brands we market here, from perfume to cognac to couture, are all to do with beauty and refinement.

Emily: Mm-hmm.

Paul: Perhaps you have something to learn from us, but I'm not sure if we have much to learn from you.

Emily: With all due respect, I have been sent here for a reason, so if you wouldn't mind, I would really like to share some of my ideas about your social media strategies.

Paul: You mean the Twitter and the Snapchat?

Emily: Yes. And the Instagram.

Paul: Ah, by all means.