- First we read a short introduction text about the sitcom, with gaps for these missing prepositions:
|The IT Crowd|
The dirty office is an obvious contrast to the shining modern architecture
- Then we watched the whole episode with Czech subs on in order to better understand the story and the individual scenes. While watching, you had to answer 10 True or False questions (you can find the full list in the Comments) and learned the following expressions:
To tell on sb– „They go to Denholm with the plan to tell on Jen but in the end they never do.“
- To make it a bit more fun, after we watched you paired up and with your partner you had to find answer to these questions:
1) Who says this?
„I´m sorry, are you from the past?“ „Why are you giving me the secret signal to shut up?“ „It´s almost as if she doesn´t know anything about computers.“ „There´s no room for people who can´t act in a team on my team.“ „Ideas are coming, things are happening here.“
2) Write 2 facts you learned in this episode about each of the four characters, e.g. „Jen doesn´t know anything about computers”
3) Look at the transcript of the first scene and get ready to explain the meaning of the underlined expressions.I find the best thing to do with a new employee is to size them up with a long hard stare…. Make up your mindYes, really looking forward to getting to grips with... Well, you certainly seem to know your stuff. That’s settled. Standard nerds!
- After watching Scene 1 again, this time with English subs on, and clarifying the answers for everyone, we continued the rest of the activities using open-class and pair discussions.
- Before and after watching Scene 2 again, with Eng subs on, we discussed these questions:
- With Scene 3 we played the guessing game, where I paused the video several times and asked you to guess before the characters acted it out:
- The last, and I believe the most fun activity, was with Scene 6, where the guys decide to tell Denholm they don´t want Jen as their boss. We went through the transcript and then you each played one of the characters. We had a good laugh with Tina as Denholm, didn´t we? :)