In the office

In this episode we'll look at some useful vocabulary for the office.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

Here’s an office.

In front of this desk is a red office chair.

There are also many other desks and chairs.

On this desk, there’s a monitor, a keyboard, a phone, and a mouse.

The office is an open-plan office, because it doesn’t have many walls.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

Where’s this video clip filmed?

What type of office is it?

Where’s the chair?

What colour is the chair? (US - color / UK - colour)

Where’s the monitor?

Where’s the keyboard?

Where’s the phone?

Where’s the mouse?

Answers

Where’s this video clip filmed?

It’s filmed in an office.

What type of office is it?

It’s an open-plan office.

Where’s the chair?

It’s in front of the desk.

What colour is the chair? (US - color / UK - colour)

It’s red.

Where’s the monitor?

It’s on the desk, behind the keyboard, and next to the phone.

It’s behind the keyboard.

It’s next to the phone.

It’s on the desk.

Where’s the keyboard?

It’s in front of the monitor.

It’s on the desk.

Where’s the phone?

It’s between the monitor and the mouse.

It’s to the right of the monitor, and to the left of the mouse.

It’s next to the monitor.

Where’s the mouse?

It’s to the right of the phone.

It’s next to the phone.

Notes

Attribution

The following creative commons media helped make this episode.

Many thanks to the original creators.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMUK_office_-_March_2012.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Park_Northpoint_-_Open_Plan_Office_Space.jpg