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海外ドラマで英語リスニング「ジ・オフィス」面接シーン集

この記事では、アメリカの大ヒットテレビドラマ「the office(邦題:ジ・オフィス)」の面接シーンが集められたYouTube動画をご紹介します。

動画は15分と長いですが、反面教師も含めて(?!)参考にできることもたくさんありそうです。

それぞれのシーンの解説は別の記事でご紹介していきますので、どうぞお楽しみに!

またジ・オフィスの舞台はアメリカのどこにでもあるごく一般的な企業の一支店なので、営業、経理、人事など日常的に職場で飛び交うビジネス英語のリスニング練習にはもってこいですよ。

まずは字幕なしで何度か聴いてみてください。(この記事の本文に完全スクリプトもあるので、ぜひご活用ください)

もうこれ以上ムリだ!というところまできたら下のスクリプトで英語を確認し、だいたい聞き取れるようになるまで何度か字幕あり/なしを繰り返してみましょう。

海外ドラマで英語のリスニング「ジ・オフィス (原題:The Office)」の簡単な紹介

もともとイギリスで大ヒットした「The Office」というテレビドラマをアメリカでリメイクし、2005年から9シーズンに渡って放映した超人気テレビシリーズ。

ペンシルバニア州東部に実在するスクラントンという小さなまちに構えられた、架空の製紙会社ダンダー・ミフリン社のスクラントン支社が舞台です。

怪盗グルーの声役でも大人気のスティーブ・カレル演じる勘違いで不器用で自分勝手な支社長のマイケルと、その周りを固める個性的な社員とのありそうでなさそうなはちゃめちゃな日常を描いたコメディ。

完全フィクションですが、モキュメンタリー(mockumentary)というまるでドキュメンタリーのように見せかける撮影手法で臨場感もバッチリ。

英語も本当に日常でオフィスで使われる感じで聞きやすく、実際に使いたい表現にもたくさん出会えるはずです。

ただし、、、

一緒に働く仲間が大好きで好かれたいあまりに突拍子もないことを言ったりやったりしてしまう、空気が全く読めない傍若無人な支店長マイケルが苦手な方は観ていて辛いかも。

また、人事課のお仕事をされている方は職業柄特に許せないかもという微妙な内容も満載です。

海外ドラマで英語のリスニング「ジ・オフィス 」面接シーンの寄せ集め動画

字幕も出る動画なのでまずは非表示で英語を耳で拾ってみましょう。

自分の中で「これ以上ムリ!」というところまで聴けたら字幕表示で英語を確認してください。

参考までにこの記事でも完全版スクリプトをご案内しています。

耳が慣れてきたらきっと冗談の内容にも興味が湧いてくるハズですが、短いビデオクリップだけだと話の流れが伝わりにくいかもしれません。

それぞれの面接シーンは↓のエピソードからの抜粋なので、もし興味があるシーンがみつかればぜひドラマ本編も観てみてくださいね。

シリーズ全てを一度で観るには時間がかかってしまいますが、最初の方から観た方が人間関係なども理解しやすいですし、キャラクターに愛着が湧いてくるのでおすすめです。

1話は20分程度なので長すぎずちょうどいいですね。

ドラマの本編は2021年現在、ネットフリックスHULUなら見放題ができそうですが、プライムビデオ(アマゾン)にはありませんでした。

DVDは輸入品になるようなのでリージョンの設定には十分にお気をつけください。

シーズンとエピソード

  • Season 3, Episode 13, "The Return"
  • Season 3, Episode 22, "Beach Games"
  • Season 3, Episode 23, "The Job"
  • Season 5, Episode 6, "Employee Transfer"
  • Season 7, Episode 24, “Search Committee”
  • Season 9, Episode 11, "Suit Warehouse"
  • Season 9, Episode 13, "Junior Salesman"

 

SCENE 1 @0:00 (Season 5, Episode 6, "Employee Transfer")

Andy: Let's see how well you know your Big Red history.

Dwight: Bring it.

Andy: Who was Cornell's eighth President?

Dwight: Dale Raymond Corson.

Andy: Mm, I'm sorry, that's incorrect. Cornell's seventh President was in fact, James A. Perkins... Comprehension skills, subpar.

Dwight: Hmmmm... interviewing skills, subpar.

Andy: What are you writing? You can't even give Cornel your full attention.

Dwight: On the contrary, I'm helping Cornell by evaluating their interviewers.

Andy: Nobody wants that to happen.

Dwight: Well, when they get my evaluation, we'll see if they're interested.

Andy: Applicant is attempting to blackmail interviewer showing low moral character.

Dwight: Interviewer is threatening applicant with an arbitrary review process.

Andy: Applicant is wasting everyone's time with stupid and inane accusations.

Dwight: Interviewer has suspect motives.

Andy: Applicant has a head shaped like a trapezoid.

Dwight: Interviewer has turned off applicant's interest in Cornell, and they are going to go to the vastly superior Dartmouth.  Ever heard of it?

Dwight: I think I have everything I need.

Andy: I think I have everything I need.

Dwight & Andy: You will be hearing from the Cornell Application Department.  And you will not be pleased

Dwight & Andy: Your affiliation with Cornell will end completely.

Dwight: That is all sir. You may go.

Scene 2 @1:19 (Season 3, Episode 22, "Beach Games")

David Wallace: I am calling to see if you would come down and interview for a job we have opening up in corporate.

Michael: Wow.  I wish I had prepared something to say.

David: That's not necessary.

Michael: May God guide you in your quest.

David: Yes.

Scene 3 @1:37 (Season 7, Episode 24,"Search Committee")

Gabe: How many windows are there in New York City?

Andy: What?

Gabe: Critical thinking.  Common on the spot question asked in an interview.

Andy: Okay.  Uh, let me think.  Are you counting car windows?

Gabe: No. How far away is the sun?

Andy: Uh, 93 million miles.

Jim: Is it?

Andy: Yeah! And the diameter of the Sun is 870,000 miles, which makes it 109 times wider than the Earth, and... 333,000 times heavier than the Earth,...

Gabe: Shut up about the Sun!  Shut up about the Sun!

Scene 4 @2:09 (Season 3, Episode 23, "The Job")

David: What do you think are your greatest strengths as a manager?

Michael: Why don’t I tell you what my greatest weaknesses are? I work too hard. I care too much. And sometimes I can be too invested in my job.

David: Okay. And your strengths?

Michael: Well, my weaknesses are actually… strengths.

David: Oh. Yes. Very good.

Michael: Thank you.

David: Very good.

Scene 5 @2:36 (Season 9, Episode 13, "Junior Salesman")

Dwight: What quality would make you a good sales associate?

Mose: People person.

Dwight: It says here on your resume that you spent the last 15 years as a sales rep for Dow Chemical.

Mose: That's right.

Dwight: You know we live together, right?

Mose: Yes.

Dwight: And I've never seen you go to work, ever.

Mose: Okay.

Dwight: So why is this on your resume?

Scene 6 @3:04 (Season 7, Episode 24, “Search Committee”)

Toby: How will your experience selling refinery equipment translate to our smaller scale here?

Robert: You don’t work in sales, do you.

Toby: Uh… Human Resources.

Robert: You see, I sit across from a man. I see his face. I see his eyes. Now, does it matter if he wants a hundred dollars of paper or a hundred million dollars of deep-sea drilling equipment? Don’t be a fool. He wants respect. He wants love. He wants to be younger. He wants to be attractive. There is no such thing as a product. Don’t ever think there is. There is only sex. Everything is sex. You understand that what I’m telling you is a universal truth, Toby.

Toby: Yes.

Scene 7 @4:07 (Season 3, Episode 13, "The Return")

Dwight: I have left Dunder Mifflin after many record-breaking years, and I'm officially on the job market and it's very exciting.

Dwight: For your convenience, I’ve broken it down into three parts: professional resume, athletic and special skills resume, and Dwight Schrute trivia.

Dwight: I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me.

Dwight: How would I describe myself? Three words. Hard-working, Alpha male, Jackhammer, Merciless, Insatiable.

Dwight: There is nothing on my horizon except everything. Everything is on my horizon.

Scene 8 @4:40 (Season 3, Episode 23, "The Job")

David: What do you think we could be doing better?

Michael: I’ve never been a big fan of the name Dunder Mifflin. I was thinking we could name the company something like, Paper Great. Where great paper is our passion. We’re GRRRRRREAT! I don’t know, could be good. Or, uh, Super Duper Paper. It’s super duper. I don’t know, something like that.

David: Okay!

Michael: Okay.

David: Thanks for coming in, Michael.

Michael: Thank you.

David: It is always a treat when our paths cross.

Michael: It is always a treat when our paths cross.

Scene 9 @5:08 (Season 7, Episode 24, “Search Committee”)

Gabe: Okay, I-I am, I’m almost a little concerned that you might be overqualified for the position. Do you, do you think that you are?

Robert: Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?

Gabe: No.

Jim: Can you… You are a man of great confidence. Could you speak a little more to that, and, what the role of confidence would be in a dialogue with a subordinate?

Robert: Will you be heard? Will you have a voice? Will I steamroll over you? Do you feel heard right now, Jim? Do you have a voice, right now? You can answer me.

Jim: Yes.

Robert: That was your choice, not mine. The fallacy is that it is up to the steamroller. It is up to the object whether it will be flattened or not, and I can tell from the small interaction we’ve had already, you won’t be flattened by anybody. Do you agree with me, Jim?

Jim: Yes.

Robert: Yes. You do.

Scene 10 @6:21 (Season 3, Episode 23, "The Job")

Dwight: You showed great leadership potential at the coal walk. Even if you did follow it with that embarrassing personal confession.

Pam: Thank you.

Dwight: I had to make Andy my number two. It's political, complicated, you wouldn't understand. I want you to be Assistant Regional Manager.

Pam: Really?

Dwight: Well, in a sense. Although, publicly I am going to retain the Assistant Regional Manager position.

Pam: You will be your own assistant.

Dwight: Correct, I need someone I can trust. But I would also like the title to be secretly applied to you. Just stripped of its pomp and frills.

Pam: Okay. So... you would be the Regional Manager, and the Assistant Regional Manager. Andy is your number two. I would be the Secret Assistant Regional Manager.

Dwight: Mmmmmm, let's call it Secret Assistant to the Regional Manager.

Pam: Mm-hmm.

Dwight: Do you accept?

Pam: Absolutely, I do.

I learned from Jim, if Dwight ever asks you if you accept something secret, you reply “Absolutely I do.”

Scene 11 @7:30 (Season 7, Episode 24, “Search Committee”)

Erin: Jo, you have one more candidate. He’s a burn victim.

Jo: Huh?

Erin: He’s all messed up. I can tell him to get lost if you want.

Jo: No, send him in.

Jim: Oh, I know this guy. Hello! Mr. “Soo-ven-yay.” Mr. “Jacques Soo-ven-yay.” Nice to meet you. It says here you’re French. So you worked at your last job for 15 years as Assistant to the Regional Manager.

Dwight: Assistant Regional Manager.

Jim: Assistant to the Regional Manager.

Dwight: Assistant Regional Manager.

Jim: What is it?

Dwight: Assistant Regional Manager.

Jim: Oh, that’s my mistake, sorry about that. The last paper company you worked for burned to the ground? And all because they wouldn’t hire a manager who lived and breathed paper? That’s a travesty.

Jo: I want to talk to Dwight Schrute for a second. I want to ask him a question. Get Dwight. If he isn’t here in sixty seconds…

Dwight: Uhh. Wait. Wait! No. Stop! Stop. Jo… It’s me. I’m Dwight.

Jim: No. No! Wait, but, I mean, you’re Dwight, and then… he’s the…

Dwight: Yeah.

Jim: Ohhhh!

Gabe: Very unprofessional, “Jacques.” Or, should I say, Dwight.

Jo: Let’s just say I had hired this Jack Souvenir. Then what?

Dwight: I would have dressed this way every day, legally changed my name, learned French sign language, shown up, and been the best damn branch manager you’d ever seen!

Jo: All that for this job.

Dwight: Yes.

Jo: That’s f***ing crazy. Get outta here. What a nutjob.

Scene 12 @9:20 (Season 9, Episode 11, "Suit Warehouse")

Athlead Employee: Well, thanks for coming down Darryl.

Female Athlead Employee: It was nice meeting you Darryl, I think you'd fit in great here.

Darryl: Yeah, yeah me too. I think it'd be like... You know what? I think it'd be like a Kevin Durant jump shot... Perfecto! Oh my god...

Scene 13 @9:48 (Season 7, Episode 24, “Search Committee”)

Jim: All right. Name.

Dwight: Dwight Schrute.

Jim: Thank you, Mr. Schnoot. We will let you know.

Dwight: You have to interview me.

Jim: I just did. The answer to that one question told me everything I need to know.

Dwight: I demand more questions!

Jim: All right, guys, good day, a lot of candidates. Let’s discuss.

Dwight: Okay! If you’re not going to interview me, then I’ll do it.

Jim: Yes.

Dwight: What will be your first priority? I will have seven first priorities. Safety, profits, fostering a community of self-reliance and entrepreneurship, listening, respect for human life, bolstering our public image, and getting everyone home on time. Dwight, let me be frank. In an accident that no one can blame you for, an antique gun was discharged while you were acting manager. How are we ever to trust you again? That’s a great question. I am going to institute a strict no-firearms policy for this office that extends to myself as well. Wow. All of my concerns are disappearing.

Jim: Thank you, Dwight.

Dwight: Thank you. You’ll be hearing from us shortly, Mr. Schrute, and I think you’re gonna like the call you’re going to receive. Oh, come on. I’m just happy that I got this meeting.

Jim: Well, that was quick.

Scene 14 @11:11 (Season 3, Episode 23, “The Job”)

David: I don’t know how I feel about hiring a Sixers fan.

Jim: I should leave.

David: Uh, let me ask you a question, Jim. You’re clearly a very bright guy.

Jim: Thanks.

David: Always hit your numbers, personable, you make a great impression on everyone you meet.

Jim: I’m sorry, wait, so is the question “How’d I get to be so awesome?” Because, I don’t have an answer for you.

David: Uh, oh, hey, do you have your quarterly numbers?

Jim: Yes, absolutely.

David: And that, uh, questionnaire. Sorry to make you fill that thing out…

Jim: Oh, no, absolutely.

David: That’s a HR formality. We have this very irritating HR guy here, he’s probably the only person you’re not gonna like.  Kendall. Ugh. So, first up…

Jim: There you go.

David: How do you think you function here in New York?

Jim: What’s that? Oh, uh, great. You know? I just um, I really appreciate the buildings, and the people, and there’s just a energy… New York has, uh… Not to mention, they have places that are open past eight. So that’s a bonus.

David: You’ve been in the Scranton branch a long time. What have you liked most about that place?

Jim: The friendships.

David: Okay. Well, we want the person who takes this position to be here for the long haul. So long haul. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Pam: Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam. Just one moment, I’ll transfer you.

Pam: I haven’t heard anything, but I bet Jim got the job. I mean, why wouldn’t he? He’s totally qualified, and smart, everyone loves him and, if he never comes back again… that’s OK. We’re friends. And I’m sure we’ll stay friends. We just, we never got the timing right. You know? I shot him down, and then he did the same to me, and… But you know what? It’s OK. I’m totally fine. Everything is gonna be totally...

Jim: Pam. Sorry. Ummm, are you free for dinner tonight?

Pam: Yes.

Jim: All right. Then it’s a date.

Pam: I’m sorry, what was the question?

ドラマで英語のリスニング「ジ・オフィス 」面接シーン集のまとめ

いかがでしたでしょうか。

できれば自分は関わりたく無い雰囲気の面接シーンもありましたね(笑)

かなりコンテンツが大きくなってしまったので、それぞれのシーンの解説は別の記事でご紹介していきたいと思います。どうぞお楽しみに!

ジ・オフィスのような超人気ドラマだとファンも多いので、ウェブサイトにもたくさんYouTube動画がアップされています。

まずはそちらからオススメしたいところですが、マイケルやドゥワイトの良さを理解するにはやはりエピソードを何個か観てからかなという気持ちもあります。

またジ・オフィスで笑えるようになれば、英語のリスニングのスキルだけではなく、アメリカ人の心や文化をかなり理解できるようになっていると自信を持ってもらってもいいでしょう。

もしネットフリックスHULUにご加入済みであれば、ぜひお試しください。(2021年時点では無料放送中)

 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”– Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, and novelist

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