Learn English with The Intern

#5. A New CEO

11.25.2020   [ UPDATED UPDATED OCT 2022 ]
Level 5   |   Time: 2:39
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Jules finds out that she will have to hire a CEO to run her company.

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  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 several 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.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    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.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

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

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ spill [v] - drop some food or liquid accidentally
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ soy sauce [n] - a type of sauce
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a Saint Laurent jacket [n] - an expensive jacket
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ potential CEOs [exp] - possible new CEOs that might be hired
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ by the book [exp] - doing things in the normal way, follow the system, not be creative
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ adult supervision [exp] - being watched by a boss
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the board [n] - (the board of directors) a group of people who represent the investors in a company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hit a goal [exp] - achieve a goal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ keep up [phv] - maintain the speed to do all the work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I get it. [exp] - I understand.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ We are playing catch-up [exp] - We never quite finish our work on time. We are always a little behind.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tech guys [n] - the IT/computer department (technical guys)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slammed [adj] - very very busy, suddenly get a lot of work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shipping issues [exp] - problems with delivering items to customers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a start-up [n] - a newly established business
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It could get away from us. [exp] - It could become a much bigger problem.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a seasoned CEO [exp] - an experienced CEO
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take some things off your plate [exp] - do some of your work for you, make your job a little easier
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make the trains run on time [exp] - take care of the details of a job and make everything happen on time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ run an idea by someone [exp] - check if an idea is okay with someone
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the V.C.s [n] - people who invested in a company (venture capitalists)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ baby steps [exp] - small steps, step by step, go slowly

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Jules from the Intern Ben from the Intern Cam from the Intern Becky from the Intern
Jules Ben Cameron Becky
  • Ben is a senior intern at an online clothing company called ATF.
  • Jules is the founder and CEO of ATF.
  • Cameron is the office manager.
  • Becky is Jules' assistant.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #4. Ben meets Jules

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Jules spilled something on her jacket.

  2. Becky wants Ben to get Jules' jacket cleaned.

  3. Jules wants to hire a new CEO.

  4. Jules went to Harvard University.

  5. The company (ATF) has lost a lot of money in the last nine months.

  6. Jules is always late for meetings.

  7. The tech guys often have to work late at night.

  8. The company (ATF) has too much inventory.

  9. Cameron thinks that the business is growing too fast.

  10. Cameron thinks that Jules is too busy to do her job properly.

  11. A new CEO would be Jules' boss.

  12. Jules is angry at Ben for taking her jacket.

  13. Cameron made a list of potential CEOs.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a frase.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Jules doesn't always like to do things (by the book) .
    → strictly according to the rules
  • Because the company is so busy, everyone is (playing catch-up) .
    → trying to finish enough work after falling behind
  • Because of the huge order, the shipping department (was slammed) .
    → become very busy suddenly
  • A new CEO could help Jules by taking (some things off her plate) .
    → helping someone do their job (in a polite way)
  • Jules doesn't want to have to (run her ideas by) a new CEO.
    → check her ideas with someone

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (prepositions)

  • Hi. Is there something I can help you (with) ?
  • I didn't go (to) Harvard?
  • Is it because my methods aren't (by) the book?
  • Isn't that how we got (Ø) here? Really?
  • Jules, we can't keep up (with) our own success.
  • And look, I get it. There's only so many hours (in) the day.
  • We're all playing catch-up. Our tech guys work (until) 2:00 or 3:00 (in) the morning.
  • What is everyone so worried (about) ?
  • You come up (with) the ideas, and let somebody else make the trains run (on) time.
  • But Becky said you needed something taken care (of) on your jacket.
  • Let's just take a look (at) the list.

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Jules / spill / soy / sauce / jacket / so / Ben / have / get / it / clean

Jules spilled soy sauce on her jacket, so Ben has to get it cleaned.

Sentence 2

board / would / like / Jules / consider / possible / hire / CEO

The board would like Jules to consider the possibility of hiring a CEO.
The board would like Jules to consider possibly hiring a CEO.

Sentence 3

company / hit / five / year / goal / nine / month

The company hit its five-year goal in nine months.

Sentence 4

company / have / trouble / keep / up / own / success

The company is having trouble keeping up with its own success.

Sentence 5

Jules / five / minute / late / every / meeting

Jules is five minutes late [for/to] every meeting.

Sentence 6

Cameron / list / all / problem / company / have / because / sudden / growth

Cameron lists all of the problems (that) the company is having because of its sudden growth.

Sentence 7

investor / hope / season / CEO / able / take / thing / Jules / plate

The investors hope (that) a seasoned CEO [will be/is] able to take some things off (of) Jules' plate.

Sentence 8

Jules / point / new / CEO / will / want / change / way / company / do / thing

Jules points out (that) a new CEO will want to change the way (that) the company does things.

Sentence 9

Jules / not / want / have / run / idea / new / CEO

Jules doesn't want to have to run her ideas by [the/a] new CEO.
Jules doesn't want to have to run every idea by [the/a] new CEO.

Sentence 10

Ben / come / room / and / ask / Jules / jacket

Ben comes into the room and asks for Jules' jacket.
Ben comes into the room and asks Jules for her jacket.

Sentence 11

Cameron / want / Jules / look / list / potential / CEO

Cameron wants Jules to look [at/over] a list of potential CEOs.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

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

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

No, no, I-I can set it up. She's just in a meeting.

Clip 2

Hi. (Is there) Something I can help you with?

Clip 3

Can you take it to the photo studio? There's lots of cleaners and stuff in there.

Clip 4

What? Am I too inexperienced at running a business?

Clip 5

Isn't that how we got here?

Clip 6

We hit our five-year goal in nine months.

Clip 7

We can't keep up with our own success. You know that.

Clip 8

And look, I get it. There's only so many hours in the day. We're all playing catch-up.

Clip 9

And the bigger we get, the more complicated it's going to get.

Clip 10

You come up with the ideas and let somebody else make the trains run on time.

Clip 11

This new person, they are going to want to do things their way.

Clip 12

Becky said you needed something taken care of.

Clip 13

Let's just take a look at the list.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Jules and Cameron list all of Jules’ strengths and successes as well as her weaknesses and problems. How many can you remember? In your opinion, which successes are most important? Which weakness are most alarming?
  2. Does Becky seem like a good assistant? What are her strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Does Cameron seem like a good manager? What are his strengths and weaknesses?
  4. Which of these adjectives would you use to describe Cameron? Becky?
    calm     competent     cordial     dedicated     energetic     logical     loyal     methodical     organized     persistent     thoughtful     warm
    Becky Cam
  5. How would a new CEO make Jules' job easier? How would a new CEO make Jules' job more difficult?
  6. If you were Jules (the founder of a successful company), would you consider hiring a CEO to make your job easier?
  7. What problems do you think each of these departments is having - the tech guys, customer service, the shipping department?
  8. What would you do if you spilled something on your clothes right before an important meeting or job interview?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Becky: No, no, I can set it up. She's just in a meeting.

Ben: Hi. Something I can help you with?

Becky: Yes, Jules spilled soy sauce on her Saint Laurent jacket. Can you take it to the photo studio? There's lots of cleaners and stuff in there.

Ben: Sure. Where is it?

Becky: She's wearing it.

Cam: They would like us to consider the possibility...

Jules: Okay.

Cam: ...of meeting with some potential CEOs.

Jules: Wow. I did not see that coming. Why? What? Am I too inexperienced at running a business? I didn't go to Harvard? My methods aren't by the book? I mean, isn't that how we got here? Really? I need adult supervision? Could we be doing better? We hit our five-year goal in nine months.

Cam: Exactly. Jules, we can't keep up with our own success. You know that. You're an hour late to every meeting. We have a name for it: Jules standard time.

Cam: And look, I get it. There's only so many hours in the day. We're all playing catch-up. Our tech guys work until 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. Customer service is slammed. We're running out of inventory. We've got shipping issues and programming problems. And the bigger we get, the more complicated it's going to get.

Jules: But isn't this what a start-up is? What? Say it. What is everyone so worried about?

Cam: That it's all going too fast, and it could get away from us. Our investors just think that a seasoned CEO could take some things off your plate. That's all. Just free you up to do what you do great. You come up with the ideas, and let somebody else make the trains run on time.

Jules: But Cameron, this new person, they are going to want to do things their way. Technically be my boss. I mean, how can I do what I do if I have to report to someone else, run every idea I have by this person? Can you see that working? You know.

Ben: Uh, excuse me. I apologize, but Becky said you needed something taken care of on your jacket.

Jules: Oh, right.

Cam: Thank you, Ben.

Ben: Of course.

Cam: The V.C.s made up a list of potential CEOs. Let's just take a look at the list. Explore it, then decide. Baby steps.

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