What's your boss like?

In this intermediate English video clip a young woman from England describes her boss.

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

Let me tell you about my boss, Mr Jones.

He's been my boss for 3 years and in that time we've developed a good working relationship with each other.

He's very hard working, and is always at the office until late.

He's also very intelligent and is a good problem solver.

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

  • What's her boss' name?
  • How long has he been her boss for?
  • Do they have a good relationship ?
  • How does she describe her boss? Why does she admire her boss?

How would you describe your boss?

Answers

Her boss' name is Mr Jones.

He's been her boss for 3 years.

Yes, they have a good working relationship.

She describes him as hard working, because he's always at the office until late. She admires him because he's intelligent and a good problem solver.