2.18 New Office Tech

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Published: 12.23.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:05
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Bob asks Mr. Evans for some new technology for the office.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • a scanner [n] - a machine that scans photographs
  • a laptop [n] - a portable computer
  • a DVD drive [n] - a machine that reads DVDs
  • a joystick [n] - a game controller for video games
  • do without [exp] - survive without

[n] - noun,  [exp] - expression


triangle Background


Mr. Evans Bob
Mr. Evans Bob
  • Mr. Evans and Bob work in a travel agency.
  • Bob is the technology expert in the office.

triangle Questions


  1. What is Bob working on?
    a new website
    a travel brochure
    a poster

  2. Why does Bob want to replace the scanner?
    A new one will be smaller
    A new one will be faster.
    A new one will make better photos.

  3. Why does Bob want to replace the camera?
    The company camera is old.
    The company camera is broken.
    The company camera is not digital.

  4. Why does Bob want to replace the laptop?
    It is too slow.
    It is too small.
    It doesn't have a DVD drive.

  5. What else does Bob want to replace?
    his mouse
    his joystick
    his monitor
    his DVD drive

  6. Why does Mr. Evans not want to buy all of the items?
    They are not necessary.
    They are too expensive.
    He is old and angry.

  7. Which items does Bob say that they don't need?
    the laptop
    the DVD drive
    the scanner
    the joystick
    the camera


triangle Grammar (comparisons)


Directions: 1) Listen and fill in the missing words. 2) Listen and check your answers.

  • What do you need?
  • A new scanner.
  • What’s that?
  • It’s a scanner, sir, but it’s this one.
    (not nearly as good as)
  • This one will give us photos.
    (much better)
  • OK.
  • And a digital camera would be good.
  • What’s that?
  • It’s not a digital camera, sir. It pictures this one.
    (won't take ... as easily as)
  • OK.
  • And also a new laptop. It’s this one.
    not as fast as
  • I see. Anything else?
  • Bob: A new DVD drive. And I could also use a new joystick.


triangle Script




Bob: Hey, Mr. Evans?

Mr. Evans: Yes?

Bob: You asked me to build a website for the company.

Mr. Evans: Oh, yes. How’s it coming along?

Bob: Well, sir, I think I need some new technology.

Mr. Evans: What do you need?

Bob: A new scanner.

Mr. Evans: What’s that?

Bob: It’s a scanner, sir, but it’s not nearly as good as this one. This one will give us much better photos.

Mr. Evans: OK.

Bob: And a digital camera would be good.

Mr. Evans: What’s that?

Bob: It’s not a digital camera, sir. It won’t take pictures as easily as this one.

Mr. Evans: OK.

Bob: And also a new laptop. It’s not as fast as this one.

Mr. Evans: I see. Anything else?

Bob: A new DVD drive. And I could also use a new joystick.

Mr. Evans: A joystick? Isn’t that for computer games?
Bob: Well, I don’t really need the joystick.

Mr. Evans: What’s all this going to cost me? What?!

Bob: Well, actually, we can do without the DVD drive . . . and the laptop . . . and the camera . . . and


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