#12 Friends

Poker (Part 3)


  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



Reduced forms (Relaxed speach)

"OK, I am calling your seventeen. Whaddaya-got?"

"What do you got?" - or - "What have you got?"

Chandler: Whaddaya-need, Whaddaya-need?

"What do you need, What do you need?"



can't stand








Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Rachel: Boy, you really can't stand to lose, can you? Your whole face is getting red... little veins popping out on your temple...

can't stand - expression -

means you do not like someone or something at all, or you think it's extremely unpleasant.

Example: I can't stand the smell of Japanese nato.

Example: I can’t stand people smoking around me when I’m eating.

Example: I can't stand traffic jams.

Rachel: Barbara! Hi, how are you? Uh-huh. No, I understand. Yeah. Oh, oh, come on, no, I'm fine. Don't be silly. Yeah... oh, but you know, if-if anything else opens up, plea—Hello? Hello?

Monica: Sorry, Rach.

Phoebe: Y'know, there's gonna be lots of other stuff.

depressed - adjective

when you feel unhappiness or despondency.

Example: Rachel becomes depressed after the phone call.

Don't be silly.

often used in to mean “don't be unreasonably concerned."


Jill - "They shouldn't go swimming. It's too hot outside."

Jack - "Don't be silly. Of course they should go swimming. It's so hot!"

If anything else opens up, please let me know. (open up) - phrasal verb

There are many meanings for open up. Here, it means "becomes available, or, creates a new opportunity."

Rachel is saying, if anything (another position at Saks 5th Ave) opens up (becomes available), please tell me.

Rachel: I see your fifty cents... and I raise you... five dollars.

Ross: I thought, uh... it was a fifty cent limit.

Rachel: Well, I just lost a job, and I'd like to raise the bet five bucks. Does anybody have a problem with that? Loser?

bet - verb

risk something, usually a sum of money, against someone else's on the basis of the outcome of a future event, such as the result of a race or game.

Example: I'll bet you $2 the Tigers beat the A's tomorrow.

a bet - noun

an act of risking a sum of money on the outcome of a future event.

Example: They have a bet on who will win the game.

bucks - noun


1 buck = 1 dollar

Example: These shirts cost five bucks each. Wow! That's pretty cheap!

Rachel: See your twenty-five...and...uh, Monica, get my purse.

Monica: Rachel, there's nothing in it.

Rachel: OK, then get me your purse.

See the picture above in the Picture Dictionary section of this page.

Ross: Joey, I'm a little shy.

Joey: That's OK, Ross, you can ask me.

Chandler: Whaddaya-need, Whaddaya-need?

Ross: Fifteen.

Chandler: Alright, here's ten.

shy - adjective

Yes, shy means timid. You already know that. But there is another meaning for shy.... It can also mean, less than the amount needed.

Example 1: "He won the championship with a score three points shy of a world record."

Example 2: "He left school just shy of his fourteenth birthday."

Example 3: "The hamburgers cost $22 dollars. I'm a little shy. Can you lend me three dollars?"

In this joke, Ross means that he doesn't have enough money for the bet.. he needs to borrow some money. But, Joey thinks that Ross means he's too timid to ask Joey to borrow money. We call this a "play on words."

Ross: OK, I am calling your seventeen. Whaddaya-got?

Rachel: Full house.

Ross: You got me.

Joey: Ahhh, that's alright. Y'know, that's a tough hand to beat.

Chandler: I thought we had them!

Ross: Oh, well, when you don't have the cards, you don't have the cards, you know. But, uh... look how happy she is.

tough - adjective

As adjectives the difference between difficult and tough is that difficult is hard, not easy, requiring much effort while tough is strong and resilient; sturdy.

to beat - verb

defeat (someone) in a game, competition, election, or commercial venture.

Example: She beat him easily at chess.

You got me. (There are many many many meanings for "you got me." Here it means: "you won. I lost.")

I thought we had them! (Here it means, "I thought we'd win!")

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

#12 Friends: Poker! (Part 3)