#11 Friends

Poker (Part 2)


  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



Saks Fifth Avenue

American chain of luxury department stores.

Tony Randall

American actor, comedian and singer

15 big ones

(slang) big ones means dollars


A gesture is a movement that you make with a part of your body, especially your hands, to express emotion or information.

"mother ship is calling you home"

Rachel loves shopping and fashion. When she gets the interview at Saks, it’s like she has finally found her "home".

to shuffle cards

Joey asks, "Do you want me to shuffle?"


  • nonsense. not true.

  • something of extremely poor quality.

  • rubbish; junk.

"I'm parked at a meter."


slipped out of my hand

to slide out

The baseball slipped out of his hands.


"the pot calling the kettle black"

When a person says something critical about someone, but what they say is also true about themselves.

Monica: "Yeah, I know. He can get really competitive."

Phoebe: "Hello, kettle? This is Monica. You're black."

Phoebe means that Monica is also "really competitive."

In other words, she means that Monica is as competitive as Ross.

Making comparisons with as... as...

"I am not as bad as Ross."

Making comparisons using as (adjective/adverb) as

We finished as quickly as we could.

He doesn't earn as much money as his brother.

Miko can run as fast as Kai.

The new one isn't as big as the old one.

Michael didn't play as well this week as he did last week.




it slipped out of my hand


give it a go


summer camp

for a living


Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Rachel: Can you believe what a jerk Ross was being?

Monica: Yeah, I know. He can get really competitive.

Phoebe: Ha. Ha, ha.

Monica: What?

Phoebe: Oh, hello, kettle? This is Monica. You're black.

jerk noun someone acting in an annoying, foolish, or rude way.

Example: Hey! Don't do that. That's not nice. Don't be a jerk!

competitive adjective

relating to or characterized by competition.

Monica: Please! I am not as bad as Ross.

Rachel: Oh, I beg to differ. The Pictionary incident?

Monica: That was not an incident! I was gesturing, and the plate slipped out of my hand.

it slipped out of my hand


Rachel: Oooooh. Oh! I got an interview! I got an interview!

Monica: You're kidding! Where? Where?

Rachel: Sak's... Fifth... Avenue.

Monica: Oh, Rachel!

Phoebe: Oh, it's like the mother ship is calling you home.

kidding noun/verb joking, playfulness or teasing.

—used when someone says something surprising or that seems as if it could not be serious or true.. for example:


Ryan: "The test is tomorrow."

Eddy: "Are you kidding (me)?!"

Ryan: "No, it's true!"

Monica: Well, what's the job?

Rachel: Assistant buyer. Oh! I would be shopping... for a living!

for a living idiom work done to earn money to live. job. career.


Eddy: "What does she do for a living?"

Ryan: "She's a nurse. She works at the hospital."

Rachel: Guys! Guess what, guess what, guess what, guess what!

The interview! She loved me! She absolutely loved me. We talked for like two and a half hours, we have the same taste in clothes, and—oh, I went to camp with her cousin... And, oh, the job is perfect. I can do this. I can do this well!

All: That's great! That's wonderful!

absolutely adverb totally. without restriction.

"have the same taste in clothes" This expression means they both like the same kind of clothes... same styles, colors, fashion, etc.

summer camp noun a camp providing recreational and athletic facilities for children during the summer vacation period.

Ross: Uh, Rach, do you want me to shuffle those?

Rachel: No, no, thats OK. Y'know, I think I'm gonna give it a go.

Ross: Alright.

Rachel: Alright...

give it a go idiom to try doing something. to "give it a shot."

Example: She's been thinking about learning to fly for many years, and she's finally decided to give it a go.

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

#11 Friends: Poker (Part 2)