#1 Friends

Monica's New Roommate (Part 1)


  1. Watch the video

  2. Review the picture dictionary and vocabulary videos

  3. Re-watch the video and complete the listening comprehension and gap-fill quizzes on eslvideo.com

1. Watch the video

2.Review the picture dictionary and vocabulary videos

Picture Dictionary

Images of things mentioned in the video

Sweet 'N Low = Zero Calorie Sweetener

Limoges gravy boat

Limoges is a city in France. It's known for its decorated porcelain.



Mr. Potato Head

strip joint









freak out

drift apart

Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

"Alright, so I'm back in high school, I'm standing in the middle of the cafeteria, and I realize I am totally naked."

naked adjective nude, without clothes.

"All of a sudden, the phone starts to ring. And it turns out it's my mother, which is very-very weird, because- she never calls me!"

weird adjective strange, bizarre, out of the ordinary

"Are you okay, sweetie?"

sweetie noun someone you love, such as a child, partner, or good friend

"No, no don't! Stop cleansing my aura! No, just leave my aura alone, okay?"

cleanse verb to make something thoroughly clean.

aura noun an atmosphere or quality generated by a person, thing, or place. (See Picture Dictionary above.)

"And you never knew she was a lesbian..."

"No!! Okay?! Why does everyone keep fixating on that? She didn't know, how should I know?"

lesbian noun a homosexual woman.

fixate verb to pay attention to exclusively and obsessively.

"Alright Ross, look. You're feeling a lot of pain right now. You're angry. You're hurting. Can I tell you what the answer is? Strip joint! C'mon, you're single! Have some hormones!"

hormones noun chemical substances produced in the body that influence development, growth, sex, etc.

"Okay, everybody, this is Rachel, another Lincoln High survivor."

survive verb

to continue to live or exist in spite of (an accident or ordeal).

survivor noun

a person who survives.

Example: My neighbor is a cancer survivor. She survived breast cancer.

Lincoln High = Lincoln High School

"So you wanna tell us now, or are we waiting for four wet bridesmaids?"

bridesmaid noun A girl or woman who accompanies a bride on her wedding day.

"wanna" = want to (relaxed speech)

"and I was looking at this gravy boat. This really gorgeous Limoges gravy boat. When all of a sudden -- Sweet 'n' Lo? -- I realized that I was more turned on by this gravy boat than by Barry! And then I got really freaked out, and that's when it hit me: how much Barry looks like Mr. Potato Head."

gorgeous adjective beautiful; very attractive.

freak out phrasal verb surprised, upset, angry, or confused.

Limoges gravy boat (See the Picture Dictionary above.)

"So anyway I just didn't know where to go, and I know that you and I have kinda drifted apart, but you're the only person I knew who lived here in the city."

"Who wasn't invited to the wedding."

"Ooh, I was kinda hoping that wouldn't be an issue..."

drift apart verb to move apart in the relationship, to lose contact, to lose one's friendship or closeness.

"kinda" = kind of (relaxed speech)

3. Re-watch the video and complete the listening comprehension and gap-fill quizzes on eslvideo.com

#1 Friends: Monica's New Roommate (Part 1)