#10 Friends

Poker (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

Popular Mechanics



10 of spades

6 of clubs

Xerox Machine


to deal cards

to give cards to the players


5 cards in rank order with zero gaps, for example: 5,6,7,8,9



Wow! I'm impressed!


I owe him $5 dollars.




sick of

Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Hey, look, you guys, I'm going for anything here, OK? I cannot be a waitress anymore, I mean it. I'm sick of the lousy tips, I'm sick of being called 'Excuse me...'

lousy adjective

very poor or bad; disgusting.

sick of [something]

To express that you are tired of something; to express you don't like something anymore.

Ross: Rach, did you proofread these?

Rachel: Uh... yeah, why?

Ross: Uh, nothing, I'm sure they'll be impressed with your excellent compuper skills.

proofread verb

read something (like an essay or an email) and correct any errors.

impressed adjective

feeling or showing admiration or respect for someone or something.

Example: This is the best pizza I've ever had. You're a great chief! Wow! I'm impressed!

Rachel: Well, now, how come you guys have never played poker with us?

Phoebe: Yeah, what is that? Like, some kind of guy thing? Like, some kind of sexist guy thing? Like it's poker, so only guys can play?

Ross: No, women are welcome to play.

Phoebe: Oh, OK, so then what is it? Some kind of... you know, like, like... some kind of, y'know, like... alright, what is it?

some kind of expression

An expression used when the speaker is uncertain of what they are describing.

Example: There was some kind of noise outside, can you please go and investigate?

sexist adjective

showing prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.

Chandler: There just don't happen to be any women in our games.

Joey: Yeah, we just don't happen to know any women that know how to play poker.

Girls: Oh, yeah, right.

Monica: Oh, please, that is such a lame excuse!

Rachel: Really.

Monica: I mean, that's a typical guy response.

Ross: Excuse me, do any of you know how to play?

Girls: No.

lame adjective

Lame literally means defective, disabled, handicapped. For instance, a horse unable to run due to a broken leg is called a lame horse. But in slang it simply means crappy, unpleasant, undesirable.

excuse noun

a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense.

Example: It's my fault. I don't have any excuse. I wasn't paying attention. It won't happen again.

typical adjective

showing the characteristics expected of a particular person, situation, or thing.

Example: A typical summer day in San Diego, California is warm and sunny.

Phoebe: Oh I see, so then, you were lying.

Joey: About what?

Phoebe: About how good your cards were.

Joey: Heh... I was bluffing.

Phoebe: A-ha! And... what is bluffing? Is it not another word for... lying?

lie / lying (verb)

The definition of lying is not telling the truth. An example of someone who is lying is someone who is dishonest about where he was and what he did.

Example: Was he lying or telling you the truth?

Rachel: OK, sorry to break up this party, but I've got resumes to fax before work tomorrow...

Guys: Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Chandler: Rach, Rach, we gotta settle.

Rachel: Settle what?

Ross: The game. You owe us money for the game.

Rachel: Oh. Right.

Joey: You know what, you guys? It's their first time, why don't we just forget about the money, alright?

owe verb

have an obligation to pay or repay (something, especially money) in return for something received.

Example: He bought me coffee and a bagel. I owe him $5 dollars.

Ross: Look, Rach, this is poker. I play to win, alright? In order for me to win, other people have to lose. So if you're gonna play poker with me, don't expect me to be a 'nice guy,' OK? Cause once those cards are dealt...

Joey: ...Yeah?

Ross: I'm not a nice guy.

lose (verb)

In this context, to lose means not to win a race, competition, fight, etc.

expect verb

think, believe, or assume that (something) is likely to happen.

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

#10 Friends: Poker (Part 1)