Media/Movies|Int|3. The Intern

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This film is about a 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker, who applies to be a senior intern at an online fashion site (clothesthatfit.com) and gets the position. The founder of the company is Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic. Ben is made her intern, but this is a nominal role — she doesn’t intend to give him work and it is just window dressing. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom.

1. Do you know anyone who was given a job in their seventies?

2. What would you like to do when you are 70?

3. Do you have a dream that you would fight for?

These are some of the statements you will hear in the film. Read them and express your opinion


What kind of personality do you think Ben is, judging by his statements?

Для того чтобы как можно быстрее выучить английский язык, мы читаем книги на английском, слушаем английские песни, учим стихи, скороговорки, тексты и смотрим фильмы. Фильм – это прекрасный способ восприятия и изучения «живого» английского языка.

Рекомендуется смотреть фильм эпизодами – как правило, до окончания какой-нибудь сцены или ситуации – от 5 до 20 минут (в зависимости от уровня). Первый раз смотрите фильм на английском, чтобы уловить общий смысл. Если вы смотрите фильм в компании, можете попробовать обсудить, кто что понял после первого просмотра: какие услышали знакомые слова и фразы. Во время первого просмотра хорошо бы услышанные знакомые фразы сразу выписывать себе. Это поможет вам лучше ориентироваться в происходящем.

При просмотре фильма можете разбить его на более мелкие фрагменты, соответствующие нескольким предложениям (от 2 до 5), которые будете проигрывать минимум по 3 раза, пока не сможете все расслышать и понять (на первых этапах фрагмент рекомендуется прослушивать до 10 раз, постепенно сокращая количество прослушиваний до 3).

Важно: работая над фрагментами, записывайте на бумаге каждое услышанное слово. Не избирательно, не только то, что вам кажется самым важным — записывайте в точности то, что услышали.

Кроме того, некоторые слова могут оказаться вам незнакомыми. Каждое незнакомое слово нужно выписать, узнать его значение и выучить произношение.

И уже после всех этих процедур вы можете смотреть фильм целиком. Вы удивитесь: внезапно вы поймете, что можете разобрать каждое слово! Вы можете даже «смотреть» фильм, закрыв глаза: визуальный канал восприятия будет «отдыхать», в то время как слух обострится и вам легче будет сконцентрироваться на услышанном.

Еще больше о том, как учить английский по фильмам, можно прочитать здесь:

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Match the words with their definitions

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Wordlist

1. senior 3. challenging 5. V.P. 7. CEO
2. attitude 4. vendor 6. outreach

Useful language

1. to be in charge of 3. to nail it 5. to be prompt
2. to be qualified for 4. to be sued

Watch the episode and choose the right answers to complete the sentences

🔗Episode 1 [00:00-16:14]

If you can’t understand the audio after the second listening, you can open its tapescript by this 🔗link and listen to it once more.

Match the phrases with their definitions

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Wordlist

1. congeniality

2. by the book

3. run out of

Useful language

• to get along with
• to be mad at
• to keep up with
• to play catch-up
• to be slammed
• to have a great run at
• to be nauseous


Watch the episode and mark the information as True or False

🔗Episode 2 [16:31-36:18]

If you can’t understand the audio after the second listening, you can open its tapescript by this 🔗link and listen to it once more.

Study the vocabulary

icing
icing

 

humongous
humongous

 

guacamole
guacamole

 

observant
observant

 

warehouse
warehouse

 

rack
rack

 

to yell
to yell

 

sycamore
sycamore

 

to brownnose
to brownnose

 

Watch the episode and choose the right person(s)

🔗Episode 3 [36:18-55:37]

If you can’t understand the audio after the second listening, you can open its tapescript by this 🔗link and listen to it once more.

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Watch the episode and choose the most appropriate continuation

🔗Episode 4 [55:38-1:04:45]

If you can’t understand the audio after the second listening, you can open its tapescript by this 🔗link and listen to it once more.

Choose the right meaning for each phrase

Wordlist

1. flip out

2. piece of cake

3. burglar

4. heist

Useful language

• throw pillows
• to be on the fence
• a heart condition
• an accomplice


Watch the episode and answer the questions. You will be able to check yourself on the next slide

🔗Episode 5 [1:04:45-1:18:00]

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1. What’s the best reason to carry a handkerchief, according to Ben?

2. Why did Matt (Jules’ husband) refuse to go to San Francisco?

3. Why will Matt have to «comb his hair with a fork, play with Gadgets and Gizmos a-plenty»?

4. What is the problem with the website which Jules discusses on the way to work?

5. Why is Jules indebted to Ben, Davis, Jason and Lewis?

6. How did Davis introduce himself and Ben to Jules?

7. Why did Jules call Ben a «dying breed»?

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Check your answers from the previous slide and calculate your score

Right — 1 point; Wrong — 0.


______________ out of 7

If your score is less than 5, go back to the previous slide and re-watch the episode paying attention to the moments mentioned in the questions.

Before watching Episode 6, study new words and phrases

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Wordlist

1. waterworks

2. sick

3. sensation

4. downtime

5. sensitive

Useful language

• a bad ass
• to get a nap
• a take on
• to be nuts
• to take a pill

Watch the episode and fill in the gaps with the following phrases

🔗Episode 6 [1:18:00-1:32:57]

If you can’t understand the audio after the second listening, you can open its tapescript by this 🔗link and listen to it once more.

sick / get a nap / downtime / waterworks / take / nuts / sensation / bad ass/ sensitive / take on

Match the words and phrases with their synonyms

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• to pull off
• to cheat on
• to be devastated
• take the rap for something
• to be after something
• a lapse in judgement
• transparent expressions
• to be mad at
• to sleep on it
• to put the genie back in the bottle
• to have commitment to
• to count on somebody


Watch the episode and tick the correct facts

🔗Episode 7 [1:33:00-till the end]

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Match the two halves of the sentences

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Reflect on the following

1. Could you forgive a betrayal if you knew there was just a lapse in judgement between the couple, as it happened between Jules and Matt?

2. If you were a CEO who has to take control of a successful company, in what way your policy would be similar/different to the big CEO named Mark Townsend (who never appeared on the screen)?

3. Would you let someone you love take away your dream job from you?

4. Has it ever happened to you when you felt like you were losing somebody, but actually you were losing yourself, as it happened with Matt?

  • Information
  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3
  • Episode 4
  • Episode 5
  • Check your answers
  • Episode 6
  • Episode 7
  • Episode 8
  • Episode 8

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