April 13, 2024

254 Business expressions in English – The Office TV show



Published June 11, 2023, 8:22 p.m. by Monica Louis


254 Business expressions in English – The Office TV show

Get the transcript here: https://SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/podcast

Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently.

And if you want to help me, share the podcast. That would mean a lot. Thanks.

Ok! We’ll start with a brief conversation that includes the top 10 business expressions.

And to make learning more fun, I’ve taken inspiration from ‘The Office‘ TV show. And you’ll learn grammar in context with a point-of-view story.

Let’s get started!

Jack walked into the office and said…

Jack: “Wow, this place looks familiar. It’s like I’m in ‘The Office’ TV show.”

Pam: “Yeah, Jack, we get that a lot. We like to think outside the box here.”

Jim: “You’re right, Pam! We’re

always brainstorming new ideas to stay ahead of the competition.”

Jack: “That’s great to hear. I’m ready to get the ball rolling and take it to the next level.”

Pam: “Good to hear. But make sure to touch base with your boss consistently. It’s important to stay in the loop and keep him updated on your progress.

Jack: “Definitely. I want to make sure we’re all on the same page following best practices for team collaboration.”

Michael: “And we need people like you to keep an eye on the details.”

Jack: “Thanks for the advice. At the end of the day, it’s all about producing high-quality work and making a difference.”

Pam: “Absolutely. This may feel like a TV set, but it’s a real community of people. Welcome aboard!”

Let’s listen to the used expressions:

#1 “Thinking outside the box” – This phrase means to think creatively or in a non-traditional way.

#2 “In the loop” – This means to be informed or included in a particular situation or discussion.

#3 “Get the ball rolling” – This phrase means to start a process or get something started.

#4 “At the end of the day” – This phrase summarizes or emphasizes a point.

#5 “Brainstorm” means generating ideas or solutions through group discussions or sessions.

#6 “Touch base” means making contact or following up with someone.

#7 “Get on the same page” – This phrase means to make sure everyone understands and agrees on a particular plan or idea.

#8 “Keep an eye on” means monitoring or watching closely.

#9 “Take it to the next level” – This phrase means improving or advancing to the next stage.

#10 “Best practice” – An officially accepted and detailed method or set of methods for use in a specific business or industry.

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wow this place looks familiar

it's like I'm in the office TV show

you know working here is like a comedy

show

we just need someone to shout cut when

things get awkward

hey everyone welcome back to another

episode of the podcast I'm Georgiana

your English teacher and my mission is

to help you speak English fluently

and if you want to help me

share the podcast

that would mean a lot thanks

okay we'll start with a brief

conversation that includes the top 10

business expressions

and to make learning more fun I've taken

inspiration from the office TV show and

you'll learn grammar in context with a

point of view story

before you start listening make sure to

get the transcript

visit speak englishpodcast.com

it's free

let's get started

Jack walked into the office and said

whoa this place looks familiar

it's like I'm in the office TV show

yeah Jack we get that a lot

we like to think outside the box here

you're right Pam

we're always brainstorming new ideas to

stay ahead of the competition

that's great to hear I'm ready to get

the ball rolling and take it to the next

level

good to hear

but make sure to touch base with your

boss consistently

it's important to stay in the loop and

keep him updated on your progress

definitely I want to make sure we're all

on the same page following best

practices for teen collaboration

and we need people like you to keep an

eye on the details

thanks for the advice

at the end of the day it's all about

producing high quality work and making a

difference

absolutely

this may feel like a TV set

but it's a real community of people

welcome aboard

okay that's the end of this short

conversation

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download the transcript this way you can

spot the Expressions that I used in the

conversation

before we continue let's listen to the

used expressions

thinking outside the box

in the loop

get the ball rolling

at the end of the day

brainstorm

touch base

get on the same page

keep an eye on

take it to the next level

best practice

let's listen to the point of view story

about Jack and his new job position at

Dunder mufflin

I will tell the same story twice so make

sure to focus on the changes

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okay let's start

jack's first day at the office was full

of excitement and anticipation as he

started his dream job at Dunder mufflin

a prestigious Paper Company

little did he know that his day would

become an unexpected adventure

as Jack entered he spotted a man who

looked a lot like Jim Halpert and a

woman who resembled Pam Beasley

he felt like he had been to this place

before and mentioned that it reminded

him of being on a set of the TV show The

Office

it was weird but Jack kept going to his

desk

Jim A co-worker warned him of the office

prankish nature and advised him not to

get too comfortable

the boss Michael Scott warmly welcomed

Jack and emphasized the team's goal of

increasing sales

as the day progressed Jack felt like he

was on a TV show and decided to

participate in the office pranks

he and Jim teamed up to play a crazy

prank involving Dwight stapler and a

Jello mold

Dwight discovered a prank and was angry

he confronted Jack and warned him he

shouldn't mess with the assistant

regional manager

despite the situation Jack found it

unreal and couldn't stop laughing

at the end of the day Jack hang out with

his co-workers in the break room sharing

stories and laughing about the day's

events

even though the office was like a

bizarre sitcom Jack felt a strong bond

with his colleagues and thought that

maybe working at the office wouldn't be

so bad after all

let's listen to the same story in the

present tense from Jack's point of view

my first day at the office is filled

with excitement and anticipation

as I start my dream job at Dunder

mufflin a prestigious Paper Company

little do I know that this day is about

to become an unexpected adventure

as I enter I spot a man who looks a lot

like Jim Halpert and a woman who

resembles Pam Beasley

it feels like I've been to this place

before

and I mentioned that it reminds me of

being on the set of the TV show The

Office

it's weird but I keep walking towards my

desk

Jim my co-worker he warned me about the

office notorious pranks and tells me not

to get too comfortable

the boss Michael Scott warmly welcomes

me and emphasizes the team's focus on

increasing sales

as the day progresses I feel like I'm

living in a TV show and decide to join

in on the office pranks

Gemini team up to play a wild prank

involving Dwight stapler and a Jello

mold

Dwight discovers the prank and becomes

Furious

he confronts me warning that I shouldn't

mess with the assistant regional manager

despite the situation I find it unreal

and can't stop laughing

at the end of the day I hang out with my

co-workers in the break room sharing

stories and laughing about the day's

events

even though the office resembles a

bizarre sitcom

I feel a strong bond with my colleagues

and think that maybe working at the

office wouldn't be so bad after all

okay

that's the end of this short exercise

notice that the changes between grammar

points are subtle but important

it's better to see the changes in the

proper context and with a story it is

much easier to remember all this

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