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In Charge

In Charge English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 13 2010

Themes: Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

Intro

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Sometimes, even though something is important to you, like a job or a position, you have to leave it for a while. When you do, you leave someone you trust in charge while you’re gone. The person who is in charge has the power and makes the decisions.

As we saw last week on As the World Learns, even using the international dating website she runs isn’t helping Marni make new friends. She can’t hang out with her old friends because they all work for a rival international dating website that is involved in a lawsuit with her company.

This week we discover that all the pressure and loneliness has been too much for Marni, so she has left town and turned her company over to her lawyer. Watch Devan and her employees react as the person Marni has left in charge of resolving the law suit and making other decisions at the company comes to visit.

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Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Jeff

Jeff

Ella

Ella

Jason:  Come in!

Jeff:  My name is Jeff. I’m with Heathcoat and Silverman.

Jason:  Okay

Jeff:  I was just wondering who’s in charge around here?

Jason:  In charge here…at our company?

Jeff:  Yeah.

Jason:  Who’s in charge…Who would be in charge…

Ella:  Jason, come on, don’t play dumb. You know who’s in charge. It’s Devan.

Jason:  Right. Devan. Devan’s in charge.

Jeff:  May I speak with Devan?

Devan:  Are you guys talking about me?

Jason:  Right this way, Sir.

Jeff:  Thank you very much. How’s it going? My name is Jeff. I’m with Heathcoat and Silverman.

Devan:  Hi!

Jeff:  May I take a seat?

Devan:  I guess…

Jeff:  Thank you. I’m basically here to discuss with you that Marni is currently out of town looking for friends and has left me in charge.

Devan:  Really, you’re in charge? So, everything is in your hands right now?

Jeff:  Yes, ma’am.

Devan:  Interesting. Go on.

Jeff:  Basically we’d like to offer you what I think is a very generous out of court settlement, and would like to purchase your company.

Devan:  You want to purchase my company. How much are we talking here?

Jeff:  My card’s here…

Devan:  This is very interesting. It’s a decent offer, I could be interested. But wait a second, who would be in charge then?

 

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Discussion

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Jeff arrives at Devan’s office and asks who is in charge. Jason can tell Jeff is a lawyer, so he pretends he doesn’t know who is in charge. But Ella tells Jeff that the company belongs to Devan. Devan is in charge.

When Jeff meets Devan, he explains that Marni has left him in charge of her company while she is away looking for new friends. He will be making the decisions while Marni is gone and he explains that he would like to end the lawsuit between the two companies by buying Devan’s company. He writes a price on a card and shows it to Devan. She says she might be interested in selling her company to Marni. But if she did, who would be in charge?

What are you in charge of? Do you like to take on responsibility?

 

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Humm In my job (I'm a teacher in a gym) we work in certain times and when we are working we (teachers) are in charge by the name of the gym…So Im my work schedule I'm in charge by the name of the gym! that's responsability! hehe ;)

01:06 PM May 18 2010 |

Nkjones19

Nkjones19

United States

I think maybe my English is not so good.

07:51 AM May 09 2010 |

beautifulgirl1988

Turkey

i want to learn english please

msn:

07:44 AM Apr 27 2010 |

BilalKaraaytu

Turkey

= ) Perfect ! thanks 

01:02 PM Apr 23 2010 |

lulu6151

lulu6151

China

IM IN CHARGE OF TRADING BUSINESS HAHA!

12:05 AM Apr 22 2010 |

SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

Great

06:58 AM Apr 20 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Right now I am in charge of the project we started recently. I don't do much about it, just my duty is to control the whole proccess and its running. I do like to take on responsibility because there are so many irresponsible people out there, you can't rely on others in most cases.

01:52 AM Apr 19 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I’d love to take on responsibility,because responsibility means power.But I am in charge of nothing.I am quite new in my company,and I just do what my boss tell me to do.

And I am very sure that I will charge lots of things in the future,Because I am smart and hard-working.

05:14 AM Apr 15 2010 |

Amanda_

Amanda_

China

For a long time I am not  in charge of myslef,the role I played is just a little girl, sometimes my parents and sister help me do the dicisions.But now,I'M studying how to take on responsibility by myself.I should become more dependent. There is a long way to go,and this is the begining.

08:27 AM Apr 14 2010 |

luise

Taiwan

 I would like in charge of what the role I play in every different situation  I think people who will be responsible for doing the best for herself/himself

07:47 AM Apr 14 2010 |

Atlas Lion

Atlas Lion

United Arab Emirates

< well , that's what they call it business combination
between companies, but some people think that once U R in charge U got every things and that's it

The responsibility are a real Challenge  for every one who in charge

07:11 AM Apr 14 2010 |

Atlas Lion

Atlas Lion

United Arab Emirates

Challenge

07:09 AM Apr 14 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

if i were devan , i wont sell the compony bcs it cost a lot to me ( time, sacrifice, so on) she has to talk with her crew and explain them abt the situation that there is in the company. they can advise her to make a good plan to be grow up the company.

saludos.

02:13 PM Apr 13 2010 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

IM TRYING TO BE IN CHARGE i love sucess

success leads to happiness

11:12 AM Apr 13 2010 |

thewaytoyourhartSuper Member!

Hungary

I m having been in charge of my own company for a while, cos I' m selfemployed. I don't really like to take on responsibility, cos I sometimes feel it needs too much from me. In fact I'm not the kind of man who you can trust and keeps his worrd and never breaks his promise. All in all being in charge means for me that you often have to give orders commands to another people, to ur emloyees, might be to ur friends..I' m personally hate to hurt them, their feelings, so that I would never like to be in a leader position..

04:58 AM Apr 13 2010 |

marck89

Malaysia

my opinion is simple.if you think you can do, then go on.no matter in what condition, position or everything just follow your instinct.

02:55 AM Apr 13 2010 |

A-square1988

Liberia

Well, I am in charge of taking good care of myself,my family and the society i live in. Responsibility start at home and it's good thing to take out in public places.

02:49 AM Apr 13 2010 |

nonstop07

nonstop07

Turkey

it is diffucult in charge but when i take on responsibility in my company , i realized that my abilities are progress step by step.

02:43 AM Apr 13 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

no matter where you are and what you are doing,you have to do it with all your heart as do it for yourself,not for you boss or teacher and so on .in the point of my view ,this is humanbeings responsibility;and through it your character will be reflected.

01:45 AM Apr 13 2010 |

mossavi

mossavi

Afghanistan

that is a cool dialoge. thanks

01:16 AM Apr 13 2010 |

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