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ESL MODULE 1 : LEARN ENGLISH BY LISTENING AND READING

UNIT 4 : MOVIE TRAILERS & VIDEO CLIPS

TITLE  D:  FRIENDS 

 

Video Clip B:  Monica and Phoebe Flashback

PRE-VIEWING EXERCISE:

 1) Have you ever have real friends?  

 2) What sort of friends do you like to hang out with?

 3) Where do you often hang out with your friends?

 

Play the video trailer and listen carefully to the conversation.   Be ready to answer the exercises below. 

 

LISTENING EXERCISE:

1.) Which of  these things did Phoebe NOT do in Monica's apartment?

     a. leaving lipstick marks on the phone.

     b. leaving a spaghetti stain on the pillows.

     c. leaving a dot of ink on one of the sofa cushions     

 

2.) When did Monica discover that Phoebe moved out?

      a.  after catching Phoebe sneaking out from the house 

      b. after knowing that Phoebe's bed is missing

      c. after being told by other friends about Phoebe's secret decision

 

3.) What was Phoebe's  primary reason for moving out?

      a.  She likes to live in place where she can spill freely.

      b. She prefers to live with her grandmother

      c. She is ashame of getting caught spilling

 

4.)  What did Phoebe think about Monica's reaction after telling her everything?

      a.  Monica feels sad about her moving out

      b.  Monica is wondering which cushion has a stain

      c.  Monica doesn't care at all whether she spills on the sink or on the cushion.

 

5.)  Which of two (2) two things Monica worries about after knowing that Phoebe has moved out?

      a.  She worries if she is so hard to live with

      b.  She worries whether she will ever be married

      c.  She worries why she has no boyfriend

 

TEXT COMPLETION EXERCISE:

Please play the video again and listen carefully to the conversation.  Supply the missing words in the blank.

Phoebe: Cute naked guy is really starting to put on weight.
Monica: Okay, I'll be back in just a _______. Oh, Phoebe I'm sorry that I left lipstick ______ on the phone.

Phoebe: You didn't leave _______ marks on the _______.
Monica: Oh, then it _____'ve been you.   Bye.
Phoebe: Bye-bye!  That's why I  ______  out.
Ross: Hey, you know what, while we're on that, when are you gonna _____my sister that you don't live here ________.
Phoebe: I ______on some levels she already knows.
Ross: Phoebe, she doesn't know that you ______ out every night, she doesn't know that you _______ back every morning, and she doesn't know that you've been________with your Grandmother's for a _____now.
Phoebe: Okay, well maybe not on those levels.

Monica: Where's your _____?
Phoebe: It's not in the ________?  Oh no. I can't _______ this is happening again.
Monica: What?
Phoebe: Okay, enough with the third degree! I-I've, I don't live here _______.
Monica: What are you talking about?
Phoebe: I'm sorry, I-I-I-I don't live here anymore. I-I didn't know how to tell you, but y'know _______ else knows!
Monica: Oh.  _______ knows!
Phoebe: That was supposed to be a good thing, I forget why. Just listen, Monica, I, do you know, okay, do you know, I couldn't sleep for like a month because I got like a dot of ink on one of the sofa cushions.
Monica: Well, you-you coulda just turned the ________  over.
Phoebe: Yeah, I would've except I had a big ________ stain on the other side.
Monica: What?!?!
Phoebe: Okay, this is what I'm talking _______, this. I-I need to live in a land where people can _____.
Monica: You can spill. In the _____.
Phoebe: Aw, honey it's not your ________, you know this is who you are, and I love you, and I want us to be friends, and if I keep living here I don't see that happening.
Monica: I love you, too.
Phoebe: Aww, good. What?
Monica: ______? I'm just sad.

Phoebe: No you're not, you're _______  which cushion it is
.

Chandler: Do you have any_______?  Where are the beers?

Monica : Help________. 

Chandler: You're  okey? 

Monica:  Phoebe moved _______. 

Chandler:  Right.

Monica:  I don't _________.  Am I so ______ to live with?  Is this why I don't have a boyfriend?

Chandler : No, you don't have a boyfriend because,  ahuh  I  _____ I _____know why you don't have a boyfriend.  You should have a boyfriend.            

Monica:  I_______  ___.  

Chandler : Ohh oh come here, come here.  Listen,  you are one of my ______  people and the most beautiful _______ I ever known in real life.

 

VOCABULARY BUILDING:

KEY VOCABULARY:

Please write your own original sentence using the new words below.

 

sneak (verb) : to move silently and secretly

"The thief sneaked at the backdoor of the building when everyone was busy.

 

stain(noun/verb): a colored spot or to discolor in spots; make dirty

"I can't remove the cigarette stain on my teeth without going to the dentist."

 

 

IDIOMS!

sneak preview (noun) : an advance showing of something;  a preview to test audience reaction

"I want to watch a sneak preview of the "Fireproof" movie."

 

turn over: turn upside down, or to reverse; also: transfer to another, surrender

" I fry eggs with vegetable oil and  gently turn it over the pan just before serving."

"I will turn over the funds to the less fortunate children in this town."

  help (oneself):  serve oneself

"The food is in the kitchen just help yourself."

 

move out:  to leave your home.

"They had to move out and live near their aging parents."

 

 

MATCHING EXERCISE:

Match the items on A with the items on B.  Select the best answer to complete the missing words in the sentence.

 

A                                          B

move out                       1)  Do you like to _____ _____ these books to the school library?

help yourself                 2)  We didn't know that she _______ to the classroom every time she comes in late.

turn over                       3)  His white shirt has a red ______ on one of its sleeves.

stain                              4)  Go check the fridge and ______ _______.

sneaks                            5)  The 18-year old boy is free to ____  ___ from his parents' house and to live in a dormitory.

 

 

POST-VIEWING EXERCISE:

 

Talk with your partner using the new words  or idioms about the following situation:

1)  If you were in the place of Phoebe,  how would you behave in the apartment?  Would you also sneak out from the

     apartment?

2)  If you were Monica, would you try to tell or convince Phoebe not to move out?

3) What do you think are the steps to preserve friendships?

4)  How do you treat someone who lies to you often? Would you still consider him as your friend?