Anna: Ms. Weaver is giving new assignments out. I am ready to take on anything she gives me. Well, except reporting traffic from a helicopter. Wish me luck.
Professor Bot: I wonder what Anna’s new assignment will be? Professor Bot here! While you are watching, look for phrasal, or two-word verbs. Some stay together, like “go back” and some can come apart, like “give [assignments] out.” Good luck, Anna!
Ms. Weaver: So, as I said at the meeting last week, I have new
assignments for everyone at The Studio. Anna, you're good at asking
questions. So, I want you to go back to hosting and reporting.
Anna: That sounds great.
Ms. Weaver: You're also a team player. So, I want you team up with someone ...
Anna: That sounds even better!
Ms. Weaver: ... someone who is very "different" from you.
Anna: That sounds ... what do you mean "different"?
Ms. Weaver: Well, you are very cheerful, you're a people person. I want you to team up with someone who ... isn't.
Anna: Ms. Weaver, I will find that person.
Mimi: Excuse me. Are you using this chair?
Anna: Pete, hi! Thanks for meeting me.
Pete: Sure. But I don’t have lots of time, Anna. I’m busy looking for work.
Anna: Pete, you can tear these want ads up and throw them away! I have good news!
Pete: Anna, I was working on that crossword puzzle.
Anna: Oh. Sorry. Sorry. Pete, forget about the crossword puzzle. I have a job offer for you!
Pete: I'm listening.
Anna: My boss wants me to team up with someone to host a talk show.
But the person must be different from me. So, I thought of you.
Pete: Different from you? What do you mean?
Anna: I'm sorry, Pete, I don't have time right now. Here's my boss's address. Your interview is tomorrow morning at 10 am.
Pete: But what do you mean “different”?
Anna: Just be yourself, Pete. Just be yourself.
Professor Bot: Did you find any two-word verbs? Here’s one example. Pete can throw the wants ads away! Throw away is a two-word verb.
Ms. Weaver: Thanks for coming in, Pete.
Pete: Thanks for the opportunity, Ms. Weaver.
Ms. Weaver: I need to find out if you have the skills for this job. And I want you to be completely honest.
Ms. Weaver: First, let's talk about your personal skills. Pete, are you a people person?
Pete: Well, okay, sometimes I think people talk too much.
Ms. Weaver: Pete, what work of yours are you most proud of?
Pete: Last year, I locked myself in a cabin and wrote a book. I didn't speak to anybody the entire time! It was the best two months of my life.
Ms. Weaver: Okay. I think I’ve heard enough.
Anna: Hey! Hey, Pete, how was the interview with Ms. Weaver?
Pete: Well, she said I was grumpy and not good with people.
Anna: And … ?
Pete: And, I got the job!
Anna: I knew it! Congratulations! Let's go celebrate.
Professor Bot: Did you find more two-word verbs? Here is the list.
come in - phrasal verb. to enter a place
find out - phrasal verb. to learn (something) by making an effort
give out - phrasal verb. to give (something) to many people or to hand out (something)
go back to - phrasal verb. to return to a person, place, subject, or activity
take on - phrasal verb. to begin to deal with (something, such as a job or responsibility)
team up- phrasal verb. to join with someone to work together
tear up - phrasal verb. to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces
throw away - phrasal verb. to put (something that is no longer useful or wanted) in a trash can, garbage can, rubbish bin
cabin - n. a small, simple house made of wood
cheery - adj. having or causing happy feelings
crossword puzzle - n. a puzzle in which words that are the answers to clues are written into a pattern of numbered squares that go across and down
grumpy - adj. easily annoyed or angered, having a bad temper or complaining often
helicopter - n. an aircraft that can stay in the air without moving forward and that has metal blades that turn around on its top
host - v. to talk to guests on a television or radio show
offer -n. the act of giving someone the opportunity to accept something
lock - v. to fasten (something) with a lock
people person - n. a person who enjoys or is particularly good at interacting with others
personal skills - n. (interpersonal skills) the skills used by a person to interact with others properly
team player - n. someone who cares more about helping a group or team to succeed than about his or her individual success
want ad - n. a notice in a newspaper,
magazine, or website that lets people know about something that you want
to buy or sell or a job that is available
wish me luck - expression. asks someone to say that they hope you will have success