#x. Introducing the Internet

Published: 3.24.2017
Level 4  |  Time: 3:01
Accent: British
Source: The IT Crowd

Jen has to give a presentation at meeting, so Moss gives her "the Internet" to use in her speech.


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  3. ANSWER the questions.
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triangle Vocabulary

  • the whole [adj] - all of
  • hang on [phv] - wait a moment
  • wireless [adj] - no wires
  • shareholders [n] - the people who own shares in a company
  • insane [adj] - crazy
  • reception [n] - signal, the ability to receive electronic information
  • Big Ben [n] - the Clock Tower in London
  • the Elders [b] - the wise leaders
  • demagnetized [adj] - remove all magnetic charge from something

[n] - noun,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective

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Moss Jen Roy
  • Moss and Roy are technical support (IT experts) for a large company.
  • Jen is their manager, but she knows nothing about computers or technology.
  • Moss and Roy are trying to fool Jen.
    (story continues in: Jen presents the Internet)

triangle Questions

  1. What is the box? (0:23)
    a modem
    part of the Internet
    all of the Internet

  2. Why does Moss give the Internet to Jen? (0:25)
    to teach her about computers
    so that she can go online
    to use in her speech

  3. What features of the Internet are surprising to Jen?(0:30)
    It is small.
    It is wireless.
    It is dangerous.
    It is light.

  4. Why is the box so light? (1:05)
    Because the Internet doesn't have weight.
    Because it has been demagnetized.
    Because it is small.

  5. Why does Roy seem so angry when he enters? (1:14)
    Because Jen is touching the Internet.
    Because he is jealous of Jen.
    Because Moss stole the Internet from him.

  6. Where is the Internet usually kept? (1:29)
    On Moss's desk
    With the Elder's of the Internet
    On top of Big Ben

  7. Why is it kept there? (1:33)
    It has good reception.
    It is safe there.
    It was built there.

  8. Who did Moss ask for permission to give the Internet to Jen? (1:43)
    Stephen Hawking
    the Elders of the Internet

  9. Why is Jen giving a speech? (1:48)
    She is a manager.
    She got a promotion.
    She won Employee of the Month.

  10. What did Stephen Hawking do? (2:12)
    He built the Internet.
    He gave permission to use the Internet.
    He demagnetized the Internet.

  11. What is Roy's nickname for Stephen Hawking? (2:23)
    Internet God
    The Hawk

  12. Why are Moss and Roy so excited? (2:53)
    Because they are helping Jen
    Because Jen will give a good speech
    Because Jen believed their story

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triangle Script

What is it?

This, Jen, is the internet.


That's right. This is the internet?

The whole internet?

Yep. I asked for a loan of it, so that you could use it in your speech.

It's so small.

That's one of the surprising things about it.

Hang on, it doesn't have any wires or anything.

It's wireless.

Oh, yes, everything's wireless nowadays, yeah. I can use it in my speech? What if someone needs it?

Oh, no, no, people still be able to go online. It will still work.

Oh, good. Good.

I tell you, you present this to the shareholders and you will get quite a response.

Can I touch it? Ooh, it's so light.

Of course it is, Jen. The internet doesn't weigh anything.

Ha-ha. No, of course it doesn't. Ha-ha. Ha-ha.

Hey! What is Jen doing with the internet?

Moss said I could use it for my speech.

Are you insane? What if she drops it?

I won't drop it, I'll look after it.

No. No, no, no, no, Jen. No, this needs to go straight back to Big Ben.

Big Ben?

It goes on top of Big Ben. That's where you get the best reception.

I promise I won't let anything happen to it.

No, Jen, I'm sorry. The elders of the internet would never stand for it.

No, no, Roy. I spoke to the elders of the internet, not one hour ago. I told them about Jen winning the employee of the month and they were so impressed - wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Wait a minute, the elders of the internet? The elders of the internet know who I am? You've got to let me have it!

No, Jen, I'm sorry, it's just too risky.

Oh, please, Roy.

Well, Moss, has it been completely demagnetised?

By Stephen Hawking himself. He sends his congratulations.

Well, if it's OK with the Hawk.

So, can I have it?

You can.

Oh, don't forget your speech.

Oh, thank you. Slowly.