A video conference call

A video conference call

Practice for your video conference call with this funny video. 

In the following transcript, I´ve highlighted expressions that you may use in your own video conferences:

"Hey Paul, thanks for being here on time. Paul, hey Paul can you hear me?"
 
"I can't hear you."
 
"I can hear you. Can you hear me?"
 
"Hey, guys."
 
"Hey Tyler."
 
"Sorry I'm late. Had a hard time connecting."
 
"One second. Paul's having sound issue."
 
"I can't hear you."
 
"Try adjusting your output setting."
 
"Can you hear me?"
 
"It's the gear icon."
 
"Tyler, are you on Hotel Wi-Fi?"
 
"Yeah why?" 
 
"Nevermind, I got it. I just had to change a few settings."
 
"Great. Let´s get started, then."
 
"Oh, great."
 
"I think your mic...your speakers..."
 
"My mic?"
 
"Do you have headphones?
 
"Do you want me to put them on?"
 
"No, I want you to smell them. No, I want you to put them on."
 
"Hey, Beth."
 
"Hey. everyone. Sorry I'm late. I had to download a new version of the platform."
 
"You should plan an extra time for the updates. There's pretty much one every time."
 
"Sounds like someone just joined."
 
"Hey guys, it's John. I had to call in*, I'm stuck in traffic. Have I missed anything yet?"
 
"No. It would have been nice for you to join the rest of us but we'll just see you when you get home."
 
"Alright. Well, everyone is here finally here. Tyler, do you have that financial report?"
 
"Well I´ve spent the last few weeks updating our books and I got some great news for you. Schedule from this point last year. We had a great q1*"
 
"We lost Tyler, I think."
 
"Am I frozen?"
 
"Hey, Trip, I think we lost Tyler."
 
"Yeah, I know I know we lost Tyler."
 
"Hey guys, it sounded like Tyler was cutting out*."
 
"We know, John."
 
"Alright. While we wait on Tyler, why don't we go why don't we go over all the reports Beth are you with us?
 
"Oh yeah."
 
"Okay everyone, I know some of you have to leave soon. I just wanted to go over a couple of ...okay okay okay excuse me um my wife's out of town this week. Daddy's... sorry. Okay, you just spilled grape juice on the carpet. Daddy is in a meeting. Tyler, can you go over the numbers of one more time, please?"
 
"I thought Beth had an adjustment."
 
"Hey Beth."
 
"Yeah."
 
"Sorry guys that's my iTunes."
 
"Hey guys hang on, hang on. hang on. I'm gonna join in."
 
"Hey what platform are you guys on? Skype? Facetime?"
 
"That's in the invite."
 
"Oh nevermind, I see it right there in the invite."
 
"Okay. Now I can see everybody."
 
"Let's reschedule* and let's just do a regular old conference call, okay? Paul, can you have David send out the nine-digit passcode?"
 
"I heard you."
 
"He's been here the whole time."
 
"All right, everybody. I'll see you later."
 
 Vocabulary:
 
Call in: to allow listeners to engage in telephone conversations with the host or a guest.
q1: quarter.
Cut out: leave or (in the case of the Internet connection) to be interrupted due to poor connection.
Reschedule: set up a new appointment.
 
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