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Someone to Fire (4)

Published: 07.29.2019
Level 4   |   Time: 2:26
Accent: American
Source: The Office

Michael has to choose someone to fire.


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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

  • let (someone) go [phv] - fire (someone)
  • somehow [adv] - in some way
  • returning... [exp] - return a phone call
  • call (someone) back [phv] - return a phone call
  • hang up [phv] - end a phone call
  • not have the slightest clue [exp] - not have any idea
  • be run over [phv] - be hit (by a car or bus or vehicle)
  • give (someone) a dirty look [exp] - look at someone in a mean or unfriendly way
  • essence [n] - the true nature, meaning or value or something
  • therein lies [adv] - in that way is
  • charisma [n] - attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others
  • roleplay [v] - act or perform the part of a person or character
  • purely [adv] - entirely, 100%
  • budgetary [adj] - related to budget or money

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

triangle Background

picture picture
Michael Jim
  • Michael is the boss of a paper company.
  • Jim is paper salesperson.
  • Jan is Michael's boss at corporate headquarters.
  • Sherry is Jan's receptionist.
  • Creed is another employee in Michael's office.

triangle Questions

  1. Why are people wearing costumes?
    Because someone will be fired.
    Because it is Halloween.
    Because there will be a party tonight.

  2. Who recently called Michael?

  3. What does she want Michael to do?
    Tell her who he fired.
    Fire Sherry
    Talk to Jim.

  4. Why can't Michael talk to Jan?
    He is scared of her.
    She doesn't like him.
    She is in a meeting.

  5. When does Michael plan to tell Jan who he is going to fire?
    At the end of the day

  6. Who does Michael want to fire?

  7. What are the things that Jim thinks that Michael wants to happen?
    Michael gets fired.
    Someone gets hit by a bus.
    Someone volunteers to quit.
    Someone gives him a dirty look.

  8. According to Jim, how will Michael choose who to fire?
    He will fire someone who looks at him unkindly.
    He will fire someone who doesn't have charisma.
    He will fire someone who rides a bus.
    He will fire someone who doesn't do volunteer work.

  9. Why does Michael call Jim into his office?
    To fire Jim.
    To ask for Jim's help.
    To ask Jim to choose someone.

  10. Why do Michael and Jim switch seats?
    Because Jim is taller than Michael.
    So that Jim can pretend to be the boss.
    In order to scare Jim.

  11. How does Michael react when Jim says that he is fired?
    He overreacts.
    He screams and yells.
    He says he wants to kill himself.
    He thanks Jim for being honest.

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