1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
With Rogue One, Jyn is very much a team player and a collaborator in the same way that Princess Leia is.
—Actress Felicity Jones, speaking about her character in Star Wars: Rogue One (ComingSoon.Net)
1. Definition - Study the definition.
someone who works well with other people
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
When do you do your best work? For example, if you have an essay due for a class, do you put in your ear buds and listen to some good music? Do you go to a coffee shop? Do you need to be in a quiet room so you can focus? Different people have different working styles. One of the biggest differences is who we prefer to work with. Do you like to work alone, or are you a team player?
A team player is someone who works well with others. If someone is a team player, she might not always be the leader of the group, but she will cooperate well with everyone involved. A team player does not start fights or try to be the best… just the opposite! A team player works to make sure everyone gets along and is working toward a shared goal.
Actress Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso in the movie Star Wars: Rogue One. She says that her character is a team player because Jyn works with a group of other heroes to fight the evil Empire.
Are you a team player?
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“I’m glad to have Mary on the project. She’s a real team player.”
“He’s a terrible team player. He always tries to take over the group.”
“I prefer working alone, but I try to be a team player when I have to.”