#9. Ben Joins Facebook

Published: 12.10.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 3:56
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Jules helps Ben join Facebook after a long day at the office.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones


    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.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ force of habit [exp] - do something without thinking
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swipe [v] - take, steal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tech fridge [n] - the refrigerator that the tech guys use
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chick [adj,n] - a sexist/discriminatory way to say "girl" or "woman"
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a site [n] - a website
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ legit [adj] - legitimate, real, successful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sexism [n] - suggesting that women (or men) are less able or less intelligent
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be in charge of [exp] - be the leader of, be responsible for
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ remodel [v] - fix, upgrade, or decorate a building
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ better late than never [exp] - It is better to do something late than never to do it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a diversion [n] - a fun activity that distracts your mind from a boring job
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ relationship status [n] - your dating situation (single, married, divorced, etc..)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a widower [n] - a man whose wife has died

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

triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes

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Ben Jules
  • Ben is a senior intern at a company called ATF.
  • Jules is the CEO and founder of ATF.
  • ATF (About the Fit) is an online clothing company.
  • Ben is Jules' driver, so he has to wait for her to finish work.
  • Ben used to work for a phonebook company called Dex One.
  • Ben's wife has died. (He is a widower.)

triangle Questions 문제 Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.

  1. Jules says that she prefers to eat alone.

  2. Jules interviewed another CEO candidate on this day.

  3. The CEO candidate called Jules' company a chick site.

  4. Ben used to be a vice-president for a phonebook company.

  5. Ben worked in this same building when he worked for the phonebook company.

  6. This building used to be a phonebook factory.

  7. Ben worked in this building for more than 40 years.

  8. Working in the building feels very uncomfortable for Ben

  9. Jules persuades Ben to join Facebook.

  10. Jules didn't know that Ben's wife had died.

  11. Jules doesn't want to friend Ben on Facebook.

  12. Jules has finished her work for the day.

  13. Jules wants to talk about work with Ben.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Vocabulario precisión

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

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

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Jules wants to help Ben set up his Facebook account because she needs (a diversion from) her work.
    → a fun activity that distracts your mind from a boring job
  • Ben can't stop himself from politely buttoning up his coat when Jules talks to him because it is a (force of habit) .
    → the tendency for an action done very frequently to become automatic
  • The CEO candidate referred to Jules' company as (a chick site) .
    → a negative expression used to describe something made for or by women
        (a chick flick = a movie for women)
  • Ben (was in charge of) printing when he worked for the phonebook company.
    → having control of or responsibility for (something)

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática (prepositions)

  • A couple hours ago, you had a meeting (with) another possible CEO.
  • It was going well until he called us (Ø) a chick site.
  • So Ben, what did you do (for) work before you retired?
  • Yeah. I was (in) charge (of) printing, and before that I ran (Ø) sales and advertising.
  • (For) twenty-seven years, I sat right by that window. That was my office.
  • Well, it feels (like) home. It's remodeled, but home.
  • So you're (on) Facebook, huh?
  • I'll be friends (with) the other interns.
  • They'll show me how to do it (in) the morning.
  • Okay. Congratulations. You are now officially part (of) the Facebook generation.
  • Well, I have about another hour (of) work. Are you okay (with) that?
  • Yeah. It was nice to have an adult conversation (with) an adult man.

triangle Summary 요약 Resumen [ ? ]


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)

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 present 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.

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 / work / late / so / she / order / pizza

Jules is working late, so she orders (a) pizza.

Sentence 2

Jules / swipe / couple / beer / tech / fridge

Jules swipes a couple of beers from the tech fridge.

Sentence 3

Jules / invite / Ben / share / pizza

Jules invites Ben to share [her/a/the] pizza.

Sentence 4

during / interview / CEO / candidate / refer / Jules / company / chick / site

During an interview, a CEO candidate referred to Jules' company as a chick site.

Sentence 5

Jules / ask / Ben / previous / job

Jules asks Ben about his previous job.

Sentence 6

Jules / realize / Ben / used / work / this / building

Jules realizes that Ben used to work in this building.

Sentence 7

Jules / help / Ben / set / Facebook / account

Jules helps Ben (to) set up [his/a] Facebook account.

Sentence 8

Jules / become / Ben / first / friend / Facebook

Jules becomes Ben's first friend on Facebook.

Sentence 9

Jules / tell / Ben / she / appreciate / have / adult / conversation / adult / man

Jules tells Ben (that) she appreciated having an adult conversation with an adult man.

Sentence 10

Ben / drive / Jules / home

Ben drives Jules home.

triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión

  1. Ben is very deferential (respectful) to Jules even though he is much older and has more professional experience. Does this seem unusual to you? Do you think most older retired men would be equally respectful to Jules (in your country)? Why?
  2. Ben seems to prefer a more formal boss-employee relationship. Jules is trying to create a much more informal atmosphere in her company? Which style do you prefer? Why?
  3. Would you feel comfortable hanging out and drinking with your boss one-on-one? How about with your teacher? _Professor? Would it be awkward? Why?
  4. Who still actually uses Facebook these days? For what? What do you use it for?
  5. Instead of Facebook, what would you recommend Ben sign up for? Why?
  6. Do your parents or grandparents have Facebook profiles? Are you friends with them?
  7. Are there any apps or platforms (SNS) that you have had trouble learning or using?
  8. Would you ever consider dating someone who is divorced? How about a widow or widower? Why / Why not?

triangle Script 대본 Texto

Jules: I hate eating alone.

Ben: So do I.

Jules: You know, you don't actually have to keep doing that.

Ben: Oh, force of habit.

Jules: Here you go. I swiped these from the tech fridge.

Ben: Oh, nice going.

Jules: You want a slice?

Ben: Sure, thanks. Cheers.

Jules: Cheers.

Ben: I noticed a couple hours ago, you had a meeting with another possible CEO. I saw him arrive. How'd that go?

Jules: It was going well until he called us, I believe the term he used was, “a chick site.” And I didn't hear anything he said after that. Apparently, selling clothes makes us a chick site. I mean, really? How is this not legit?

Ben: I couldn't agree more. I find that surprising.

Jules: Really? Sexism in business? So, what did you do for work, Ben, before you retired?

Ben: I was a V.P. for Dex One.

Jules: Phonebooks?

Ben: Yeah. I was in charge of printing, and before that I ran sales and advertising.

Jules: Big jobs. Wasn't this a factory that used to make phonebooks? No. What? This is where you worked?

Ben: For almost 40 years. Yeah. For twenty-seven years I sat right by that window. That was my office. It was a few steps up back then. We'd look out over the whole factory.

Jules: Is it totally weird being back here?

Ben: Well, it feels like home. It's remodeled, but home.

Jules: So you're on Facebook, huh?

Ben: Well, I've been trying to figure it out. I joined about 10 minutes ago.

Jules: Well, better late than never. You want some help?

Ben: I'd love some, but, really, you've got better things to do.

Jules: No, I need a diversion. Um, okay, what's your relationship status? Are you married? Single?

Ben: Widower.

Jules: I'm sorry. I think we should just say single, then?

Ben: Yeah.

Jules: Okay, do you know what you need now? You need someone to friend.

Ben: I'll be friends with the other interns. They'll show me how to do it in the morning.

Jules: Well, you, you can friend me.

Ben: Okay, thank you.

Jules: Okay. Congratulations. You are now officially part of the Facebook generation.

Ben: Good deal.

Jules: You done?

Ben: Yes. Thank you.

Jules: Well, I have about another hour of work. Are you okay with that?

Ben: Of course. This was great, Jules.

Jules: Yeah. It was nice to have an adult conversation with an adult man. You know what I mean? Like, not about work. Not about...

Ben: I know what you mean.

Ben Meets the Family
Jules Apologizes