Learn English with Emily in Paris

#12. The Elevator Pitch

Published: 8.24.2021
Level 4   |   Time: 2:55
Accent: American

Emily pitches a marketing idea to a famous American hotel owner at an art gallery opening.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ biche [FRENCH] - a female rabbit or deer
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an art gallery [n] - a building that displays art
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a brunch spot [n] - a late breakfast restaurant
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an opening [n] - the first day of an art exhibit
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hit on someone [exp] - talk to and flirt with someone in whom you are interested romantically
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a piece [n] - a piece of art, a painting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I'm glad you made it. [exp] - I am happy that you arrived.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a flagship [n] - the main office or branch of a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tease [v] - stimulate
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an echo [n] - a memorable feeling  (a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the senses [n] - see, hear, smell, taste, touch
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blank [adj] - empty
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a billboard [n] - a large outdoor advertising board [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ go on [phv] - continue
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pitch [phv] - the presentation of an idea
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an elevator pitch [n] - a brief, persuasive speech that you use to get interest in your idea

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Emily from Emily in Paris Camille from Emily in Paris Mindy from Emily in Paris Randy from Emily in Paris
Emily Camille Mindy Randy
  • Emily is an American who has just moved to Paris.
  • Emily works for an American company (Gilbert Group) that just bought a French marketing company (Savoir).
  • Mindy is Emily's first friend in Paris.
  • Emily recently met Camille while trying to buy flowers.
  • Randy Zimmer is a famous hotel owner who will open a new hotel in Paris soon.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #11. Buying Flowers with Camille

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. Emily was invited to the opening by a girl whom she met while she was buying _____.

  2. Mindy guesses that the girl likes Emily _____.
    as a friend

  3. The gorgeous blonde is _____.
    the girl who invited Emily to the opening
    Randy's girlfriend
    Emily's coworker

  4. Randy Zimmer is from _____.
    New York

  5. Randy is at the art gallery ______.
    to meet Emily
    because he loves art
    on a date with Camille
    to buy paintings for his hotel

  6. Randy plans to open a hotel in Paris in _____.

  7. Emily tells Randy ______.
    that he smells bad
    why she is in Paris
    that she loves cookies
    about his past interviews

  8. In a past interview, Randy said that a good hotel should have _____.
    an echo
    a nice smell
    beautiful art
    a French bakery

  9. Emily wants Randy to choose ______ for his hotel.
    a scent
    an echo
    a painting

  10. Emily explains that when you sell a house, you should ______.
    bake cookies
    make the house feel warm
    make sure the house has no smell

  11. Emily gives Randy _____.
    a cookie
    her card
    a kiss

  12. Randy agrees to meet Emily tomorrow ______.
    on a date
    to buy art
    for a business meeting

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 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

Mindy / impress / art / gallery

Mindy is impressed [by/with] the art gallery.

Sentence 2

Emily / explain / how / she / invite / gallery / opening

Emily explains how she [got/was] invited to the gallery opening.

Sentence 3

Mindy / think / Camille / hit / Emily / when / she / invite / her / opening

Mindy thinks (that) Camille was hitting on Emily when she invited her to the opening.
Mindy thinks (that) Camille was hitting on Emily when she was invited to her opening.

Sentence 4

Camille / introduce / Emily / Randy

Camille introduces Emily to Randy.

Sentence 5

Emily / repeat / some / of / thing / Randy / say / past / interview

Emily repeats some of the things (that/which) Randy (has) said in past interviews.

Sentence 6

in / 2015 / interview / Randy / say / good / hotel / should / echo

In a 2015 interview, Randy said (that) a good hotel should have an echo.

Sentence 7

Emily / say / echo / must / tease / all / sense

Emily says (that) an echo must tease all (of) the senses.

Sentence 8

therefore / Emily / think / Randy / hotel / need / own / scent

Therefore, Emily thinks (that) Randy's hotels need their own scent.
Therefore, Emily thinks (that) Randy's hotel needs its own scent.

Sentence 9

when / sell / house / it / important / bake / cookie / because / smell / remind / people / home

When (you are) selling a house, it is important to bake cookies because the smell reminds people of home.

Sentence 10

after / Randy / compliment / Emily / elevator / pitch / she / give / him / card

After Randy compliments Emily on her elevator pitch, she gives him her card.
After Randy compliments Emily's elevator pitch, she gives him her card.

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

How did you get invited to this?

Clip 2

Oh my God! Do you think she was hitting on you?

Clip 3

Oh, would you stop!

Clip 4

I'm such a huge fan.

Clip 5

It's so exciting that you're opening a Zimmer hotel in Paris!

Clip 6

I remember you said that you wanted to have your flagship here.

Clip 7

You told Architectural Digest that a good hotel should have an echo.

Clip 8

Why don't I what?

Clip 9

To have an echo, you have to tease all the senses.

Clip 10

What's wrong with the smell?

Clip 11

When you're selling a house, the one thing you should do is bake cookies.

Clip 12

You need some cookies, Randy.

Clip 13

Are you going to hand me a cookie?

Clip 14

Well, that was a nice elevator pitch.

Clip 15

I'm here till tomorrow. Show me what you got, Chicago.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Why is Randy at the gallery? Why is Emily at the gallery? Do you think Randy is bothered (annoyed) by Emily?
  2. What is Emily's pitch? What is she trying to sell to Randy?
  3. What is an elevator pitch? Why do you think it is called an elevator pitch? How did it get its name?
  4. If you were Randy, how would react to someone like Emily, who has memorized all of your interviews? Would you be flattered or scared? Why?
  5. At the beginning, Randy doesn't seem interested in Emily's pitch. In your opinion, why did he change his mind? (Why does he agree to meet?)
  6. Emily says the smell of cookies makes people think of home. What smells remind you of home?
  7. What foods have the best smell when they are being prepared or cooked? What foods taste good but smell bad when being cooked?
  8. Have you ever made a friend randomly on the street, or on the bus or subway, or at a park (like Emily and Mindy, or Emily and Camille)? What happened?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Mindy: Oh là là! Nice gallery. How did you get invited to this?

Emily: I met a girl shopping for flowers in my neighborhood. She saved me from buying bad roses, told me about some cute brunch spots, and invited me to this opening.

Mindy: Oh, my God, do you think she was hitting on you?

Emily: What? Uh, not until now. Ooh, there he is.

Mindy: Who?

Emily: Randy Zimmer.

Mindy: Talking to the gorgeous blonde?

Emily: Yeah, that's Camille.

Mindy: Maybe you should be hitting on her.

Emily: Oh, would you stop!

Mindy: Mm-hmm.

Emily: Okay, wish me luck.

Mindy: Good luck, biche.

Camille: Emily!

Emily: Bonjour. Hi.

Camille: So glad you made it. - Oh, so Chicago meet Chicago.

Randy: Oh.

Camille: Randy Zimmer. Emily Cooper.

Emily: I'm such a huge fan.

Camille: Oh, thank you.

Camille: Emily just moved from Chicago to work here at a marketing firm. Did I get that right?

Emily: Perfect.

Randy: Right. So, let's talk later about that piece you like.

Camille: All right. Don't forget.

Emily: Thank you again.

Camille: I'm so glad you made it.

Emily: It's so exciting that you're opening a Zimmer hotel in Paris!

Randy: Yeah… uh, November.

Emily: I remember you said in the March 2010 Business Week, when the Zimmer Zurich opened, that you wanted your flagship here.

Randy: Uh, you, uh, memorized my interviews?

Emily: Yep. When the Zimmer South Beach opened in 2015, you told Architectural Digest that a good hotel should have an echo.

Randy: Yes. Thank you.

Emily: Uh, so why don't you?

Randy: Why don't I what?

Emily: To have an echo, you have to tease all the senses. Not just gorgeous views, expensive sheets, but the smell.

Randy: What's wrong with the smell?

Emily: Well, nothing. There… There is no smell. That's the point. It's like a blank billboard on Madison Avenue. Empty real estate going to waste.

Randy: Go on.

Emily: Well, when you're selling a house, the one thing you should do is bake cookies. The smell reminds people of home and warmth and sugar and butter and a happy place. You need some cookies, Randy.

Randy: Are you going to hand me a cookie?

Emily: My card.

Randy: Well, that was a nice elevator pitch. I'm here till tomorrow. Show me what you got, Chicago.

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