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3.5 Rush Job

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Published: 2.04.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:00
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

The Top Notch team needs to work quickly to send some travel documents to a client.


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

triangle Vocabulary

  • documents [n] - files / papers
  • mail [v] - send
  • envelope [n] -
  • fly in [phv] - a paper container that contains letters
  • courier [n] - a company that transports documents and packages long distances
  • pick up [phv] - get
  • reprint [v] - print again
  • rush job [n] - a job done quickly
  • tailor [n] - a person that makes nice clothes
  • sleeves [n] - the part of shirt that covers the arms

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb, 

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Mr. Evans Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
Mr. Evans Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
  • Mr. Evans, Marie, Cheryl, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • They are having a meeting to discuss the travel documents for a client.

triangle Questions

  1. Who gave the documents to the wrong person?
    Mr. Rashid
    Mr. Evans

  2. When does the client (Mr. Wells) need the documents?
    in two days

  3. When will Mr. Well's group arrive?
    later today
    next week

  4. Who is going to call a courier?

  5. Where will they reprint the travel guides?
    in the office

  6. Where are they going to send the package?

  7. How can they make printing the travel guides faster?
    pay more
    switch from color to black-and-white
    use a faster printer

  8. Where are they going to reprint the tickets?
    in the office

  9. How many travel guides do they need?
    just a few
    5 more

  10. Why is Mr. Evans calling is tailor?
    His sleeves are too long.
    He is hungry.
    He is ordering tickets.

triangle Script

Mr. Evans: Now, about the travel documents for the Australian group. We’ve had everything mailed to them, right?
Cheryl: Mr. Evans, we gave you the package of travel documents to give to
Mr. Wells the other night at dinner, before he flew home to Sydney.
Mr. Evans: A white envelope about this big?
Cheryl: Yes.
Mr. Evans: I gave it to Mr. Rashid before he left for Lebanon.
Cheryl: Oh, Mr. Wells needs those documents the day after tomorrow! His group is flying in on Thursday.
Marie: I’ll call the courier. If they can pick up a package by 5:00 p.m., we should be OK.
Paul: That gives us an hour. I’ll reprint the tour information, but what about the travel guides? I can’t print twenty-five copies that fast.
Cheryl: I’ll call Copies To Go and have them reprint the travel guides.
Marie: They can’t do a rush job. Call Harper’s instead. They’re faster and much more reliable. (on the phone) Hello, National Express? I need to get a package to Australia a.s.a.p.!
Paul: If Harper’s can’t make the color copies that fast, we’ll take black and white.
Cheryl: Bob, are you reprinting the tickets?
Bob: Yep.
Cheryl: (on the phone) Hello. I need to get twenty-five color documents printed right away.
Mr. Evans: (on the phone) Yes, it’s very much a hurry.
Cheryl: Who are you calling, Mr. Evans?
Mr. Evans: What’s that? Oh, uh . . . my tailor.
Cheryl: Your tailor?
Mr. Evans: These sleeves are too long, and they’re driving me crazy.