#9. Introducing the Internet

Published: 3.24.2017
Level 4  |  Time: 3:01
Accent: British
Source: The IT Crowd [S3 E04]

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


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  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 a number of 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.

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    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.


    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

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  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 읽기

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  5. 액티비티 하기

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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 [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Elders [b] - the wise leaders
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ demagnetized [adj] - remove all magnetic charge from something
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ The Hawk [n] - Stephen Hawking [image]

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

triangle Background

image image image
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.
  • Jen recently won the Employee of the Month award, so she has to give a presentation to the shareholders.
  • Moss and Roy are trying to fool Jen.

triangle Questions

  1. According to Moss, 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 Elders 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. How much of what Roy and Moss said about the Internet is true?
    None of it
    About half of it
    All of it

  13. 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

triangle Listen & Repeat

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Clip 1

What is it?

Clip 2

This is the Internet?

Clip 3

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

Clip 4

That's one of the surprising things about it.

Clip 5

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

Clip 6

So I can really use it in my speech?

Clip 7

What if someone needs it?

Clip 8

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

Clip 9

That's where you get the best reception.

Clip 10

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

Clip 11

They wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Clip 12

So, can I have it?

Clip 13

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

Clip 14

Don't forget your speech.

triangle Discussion

  1. What do you think will happen when Jen shows "the Internet" at her presentation?
  2. What do you know about the Internet?
    • What is the Internet?
    • When was it first created?
    • Why was it first created?
    • Where is the Internet?
    • How does it work?
    • Who owns, manages or regulates the Internet?
  3. Roy and Moss are playing this trick on Jen because she is their boss but knows nothing about technology? Have you ever had a totally unqualified boss? Did it make your job harder or easier?
  4. How could the Internet be improved?
  5. Do you think the Internet has gotten more or less useful over your lifetime? How about easy-to-use? How about safe?

triangle Script

Jen: What is it?

Moss: This, Jen, is the Internet.

Jen: What?

Moss: That's right.

Jen: This is the Internet? The whole Internet?

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

Jen: It's so small.

Moss: That's one of the surprising things about it.

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

Moss: It's wireless.

Jen: Oh, yes, everything's wireless nowadays, isn't it yeah. So I can really use it in my speech? What if someone needs it?

Moss :Oh, no, no, people still be able to go online and everything. It will still work.

Jen: Oh, good.

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

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

Moss: Of course it is, Jen. The Internet doesn't weigh anything.

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

Roy: Hey! What is Jen doing with the Internet?

Jen: Moss said I could use it for my speech.

Roy: Are you insane? What if she drops it?

Jen: I won't drop it. I'll look after it.

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

Jen: Big Ben?

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

Jen: But I promise I won't let anything happen to it.

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

Moss: 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 that they wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Jen: 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!

Roy: No, Jen, I'm sorry. It's just too risky.

Jen: Oh, please, Roy.

Roy: Well, Moss, has it been completely demagnetised?

Moss: By Stephen Hawking himself. He sends his congratulations by the way.

Roy: Well, if it's Okay with the Hawk.

Jen: So, can I have it?

Roy: You can.

Moss: Oh, don't forget your speech.

Jen: Oh, thank you.

Moss: Slowly.

The Speech
Jen Presents the Internet