Learn English with Emily in Paris

#8. Corporate Commandments

Published: 8.03.2021
Level 4   |   Time: 2:51
Accent: American, French

Emily's French coworkers react after she gives them the corporate commandments (rules) from the Chicago office.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ J'aime those bottines. [FRENCH] - I like those boots.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ C'est la vie. [FRENCH] - That's life.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ équipe [FRENCH] - team
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a shoot [n] - a situation/place where filming is happening
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ split up [phv] - break up, end a relationship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cut off [phv] - stop, stop working
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ancient [adj] - very old
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ plumbing [n] - the system of pipes related to water and toilets [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bidet [n] - a device used to clean your bottom after you use the toilet [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ commandments [n] - rules
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Thou shalt... [exp] - You will... (old English, from the Bible)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ praise [v] - say that you admire or approve
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ criticize [v] - say that you dislike or disapprove
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get caught up on [exp] - get stuck on, get too focused on
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ vowels [n] - letters in the alphabet (a, e, i, o, u), not consonants
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a global vision [exp] - a world view
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ no wonder [exp] - of course, it is easy to understand why
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ disagreeable [adj] - like to disagree
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slap [v] - hit with an open hand [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an asshole [n] - a bad person, a jerk
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Sancerre [n] - a French wine

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Emily from Emily in Paris Sylvie from Emily in Paris Luc from Emilyin Paris Mindy from Emily in Paris
Emily Sylvie Luc Mindy
  • Emily is an American who has just moved to Paris.
  • Emily works for an American company in Chicago that has just bought a French marketing company.
  • Mindy is Emily's only friend in Paris.
  • Mindy is a nanny for a French family (the Duponts).
  • "There is no I in team" is common English expression that stresses teamwork.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #7. Dinner with Mindy

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Why is Emily smiling?
    She likes Sylvie.
    It is beautiful day.
    She split up with her boyfriend.
    Her Instagram account is very popular.

  2. Why is Sylvie stressed?
    She dislikes Emily.
    She split up with her boyfriend.
    Her company lost an important client.
    She has an important commercial shoot today.

  3. Why does Sylvie want Emily to stop smiling?
    It is not the French way.
    She is not really happy.
    She looks stupid.

  4. What bad things recently happened to Emily?
    She stepped in dog shit.
    Her French has not improved.
    She washed her hair in a bidet.
    She split up with her boyfriend.
    Her boss asked her to come back to Chicago.
    The plumbing in her building stopped working.

  5. Why is Luc upset?
    A client quit the company.
    Emily refuses to learn French.
    Emily criticized him in public.
    He received the corporate commandments.

  6. What are some of the corporate commandments?
    Stay positive.
    No office romances.
    Arrive at work on time.
    Don't drink during work.
    Don't criticize coworkers in public.

  7. Why does Sylvie mention the French word for team (équipe)?
    She wants more teamwork in the office.
    She wants Emily to learn more French.
    It includes the letter "I".

  8. How does Mindy feel about the commandments?
    They are fair.
    They are stupid.
    They are difficult to understand.
    They are unsuitable for French people.

  9. What does Emily think her strength is?
    Her experience
    Her personality
    Her fashion sense
    Her business skills

  10. What are Emily and Mindy drinking?
    French champagne
    Breakfast wine
    Italian coffee
    Apple juice

  11. What happened in Emily's French class?
    She failed a test.
    She met a handsome man.
    She didn't get invited to a party.

  12. What does Mindy offer to do?
    Help Emily study
    Throw a party for Emily
    Introduce Emily to a guy

  13. What will Emily do to help Mindy?

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


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: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo 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

Emily / run / Sylvie / while / walk / work

Emily runs into Sylvie while (she is) walking to work.

Sentence 2

Sylvie / worry / about / commercial / shoot / De L'Heure

Sylvie is worried about the commercial shoot for De L'Heure.

Sentence 3

Emily / tell / Sylvie / all / problem / she / have

Emily tells Sylvie (about) all of the problems (that/which) she is having.

Sentence 4

Luc / upset / corporate / commandment / Emily / send / Chicago / office

Luc is upset about the corporate commandments (that/which) Emily sent from the Chicago office.

Sentence 5

Emily / want / everyone / share / globe / vision / but / Luc / think / she / try / destroy / French / soul

Emily wants everyone to share a global vision, but Luc thinks (that) she is trying to destroy [their/his/the] French soul.

Sentence 6

Emily / meet / Mindy / early / lunch / vent* / about / coworker

Emily meets Mindy for an early lunch (in order) to vent about her coworkers.
Emily meets Mindy for an early lunch and vents about her coworkers.

* vent = complain

Sentence 7

Emily / frustrate / because / people / usual / like / her

Emily is frustrated because people usually like her.

Sentence 8

Emily / not / believe* / she / drink / noon

Emily can't believe (that) she is drinking before noon.

* can't believe = be surprised;   don't believe = believe it is not true

Sentence 9

Emily / also / struggle / French / class

Emily is also struggling in (her) French class.

Sentence 10

Mindy / offer / throw* / party / Emily / Dupont / apartment

Mindy offers to throw a party for Emily [in/at] the Duponts' apartment.

* throw a party = organize a party

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: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

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

Clip 1

Why are you smiling like that?

Clip 2

And if you keep smiling like that, people will think you are stupid.

Clip 3

So I had to wash my hair in the bidet.

Clip 4

Then perhaps you can post that on your little Instagram?

Clip 5

It's just something I sent from the Chicago office.

Clip 6

And thou shalt remember that we are all a team.

Clip 7

It's about all of us sharing a global vision.

Clip 8

They disagree with everything I say.

Clip 9

But I'm an agreeable person.

Clip 10

I can't believe I'm drinking before noon.

Clip 11

You know, I mean, even in French class this morning, I didn't get invited to Jean-Jacques' party.

Clip 12

I'm going throw you a dinner party at their apartment.

Clip 13

Not if they don't know.

Clip 14

And you can invite Sylvie.

Clip 15

Don't worry. I'll take care of everything.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Do you think Sylvie will come to Mindy's party? Why?
  2. They mention five corporate commandments. What are they? Which ones do you like? Which ones do you dislike?
  3. Which corporate commandment will be the most difficult for the workers at Savoir to follow? Why?
  4. Think of least two more commandments that you would like to add (for your job or company)? Use "Thou shalt..."
  5. C'est la vie (That's life) is a common expression in French and English. What does it mean?
  6. Do you usually shower in the morning or evening (or both)? Why?
  7. Describe the fashion worn in this video. What is each character wearing? Do you like it?

    Emily (1): a red beret, a check miniskirt and matching suit jacket

    Sylvie: a knee-length skirt suit

    Emily (2): a belted floral print mini dress

    Mindy: a white off shoulder ruffle trim puff sleeve crop top, a denim (jean) mini skirt

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Emily: Bonjour, Sylvie.

Sylvie: Ah. Bonjour. J'aime those bottines.

Emily: Merci.

Sylvie: Why are you smiling like that?

Emily: I'm just saying bonjour. It's a beautiful day in Paris.

Sylvie: There's not so much to be happy about. We have a big day. Very important commercial shoot for De L'Heure. And if you keep smiling like that, people will think you're stupid.

Emily: Okay. I'll try to stop smiling.

Sylvie: Unless you're really happy. Are you really happy?

Emily: Well, I just split up with my boyfriend, and the water in my shower this morning cut off due to some ancient plumbing issue, so I had to wash my hair in the bidet. But... c'est la vie.

Sylvie: Then perhaps you can post that on your little Instagram? #BadHairDay.

Luc: Excuse me, what is this I just received from you?

Emily: Oh, it's just something I sent from the Chicago office, our corporate commandments.

Sylvie: Oh, and you're commanding us to do what?

Luc: "Thou shalt always maintain a positive attitude. Thou shalt be on time. Thou shalt praise in public and criticize in private."

Julien: "Thou shalt avoid workplace romances"?

Emily: And "Thou shalt remember that we are all a team." And there is no I in team.

Sylvie: Well, the French word for team is équipe. And there's an I in équipe.

Emily: Well, let's not get caught up on vowels. It's about all of us sharing a global vision.

Luc: Ah. You would like to destroy our French soul!

Sylvie: Well done, Emily.

Mindy: "Thou shalt always maintain a positive attitude. Thou shalt avoid workplace romances." You told French people this? No wonder they hate you.

Emily: Oh, not just this. They disagree with everything I say.

Mindy: That's the French way. They're very disagreeable.

Emily: But I'm an agreeable person. People like me. That's my strength.

Mindy: And here, they just wanna slap you.

Emily: Exactly.

Mindy: I know.

Emily: I can't believe I'm drinking before noon.

Mindy: It's okay. This is Sancerre. It's a breakfast wine.

Emily: Even in French class this morning, I didn't get invited to Jean-Jacques' party.

Mindy: Uh, what an asshole!

Emily: No, I mean, don't worry. He's not real. But, you know.

Mindy: You know what? The Duponts are going to their country house this weekend. I'm going throw you a dinner party at their apartment.

Emily: Will they mind?

Mindy: Not if they don't know. Oh, and you can invite Sylvie.

Emily: I can cook.

Mindy: Don't worry. I'll take care of everything.

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