#14 Friends

The Birth (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


New York Knicks

pastry shop

Reduced Form (relaxed speech)

Phoebe: "This is so great."

Ross: "You wanna explain that?"

wanna = want to



only chance

This is all your fault.





Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Carol: Are they here yet?

Rachel: No, honey, they're not, but don't worry, because we're gonna find them, and until we do, we are all here for you, ok?

Carol: Ok.

Rachel: Ok?

Carol: Ok.

Rachel: Ok, so anyway, you were telling me about Paris, it sounds wonderful.

Dr. Franzblau: It really was. There was this great little pastry shop right by my hotel.

Carol: Ah!

Dr. Franzblau: There you go, dear.

wonderful - adjective

delightful; extremely good; marvelous.

Example: They all think she's wonderful. They really like her.

Example: We spent two wonderful weeks camping in Yosemite National Park.

until - preposition

Up to (the point in time or the event mentioned).

Example: The kidnappers have given us until October 11th to deliver the documents.

Example: You don't know what you can achieve until you try.

Joey: Come on, Lydia, you can do it. Push! Push 'em out, push 'em out, harder, harder. Push 'em out, push 'em out, way out! Let's get that ball and really move, hey, hey, ho, ho. Let's— I was just—yeah, right. Push! Push Push!

harder - adverb

with great effort.

Example: The coach told the soccer players to kick the ball harder.

Example: I'm sorry I'm late. I know it upsets you when I'm late. I will try harder to be on time to our next appointment.

luckiest - superlative adjective

Having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.

"He won the lottery... AGAIN! He is the luckiest person I know."

Monica: Mom, everything's going fine, really. Yeah, Ross is great. He's uh, he's in a whole other place. No, he's gone. No no, you don't have to fly back, really. What do you mean this might be your only chance? Would you stop? I'm only 26. I'm not even thinking about babies yet.

fly back - phrasal verb

Return to where you started.

Example: I like living in Los Angeles, but last week I traveled to San Francisco for work. I love that city. I flew back to Los Angeles yesterday.

only chance - noun

a chance = an opportunity

only chance = only opportunity

Example: Surgery is the only chance to improve her quality of life.

Example: Kim is visiting from college. This might be your only chance to see her before Christmas."

Ross: Come on, come on. Damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit. (to Susan) This is all your fault. This is supposed to be, like, the greatest day of my life, y'know? My son is being born, and I should be in there, you know, instead of stuck in a closet with you.

your fault - noun

Responsible for an accident or misfortune. If it's your fault, that means you caused the accident or problem.

Example: The microwave is broken because you tried to heat soup in a metal bowl. You shouldn't put metal in the microwave. It's your fault the microwave is broken.

stuck. - verb

To be stuck means to be trapped in something.

For example...

Example: The car is stuck in the mud. We must call a tow truck to pull it out of the mud.

Susan: The woman I love is having a baby today. I've been waiting for this just as much as you have!

Ross: No no no, believe me. No one has been waiting for this as much as I have, ok? And you know what the funny thing is? When this day is over, you get to go home with the baby, ok? Where does that leave me?

Susan: You get to be the baby's father! Everyone knows who you are. Who am I? There's Mother's Day, there's Father's Day, there's no... Lesbian Lover Day!

Ross: Every day is Lesbian Lover Day!

Phoebe: This is so great.

Ross: You wanna explain that?

Phoebe: I mean, well, 'cause when I was growing up, you know my dad left, and my mother died, and my stepfather went to jail, so I barely had enough pieces of parents to make one whole one. And here's this little baby who has like three whole parents who care about it so much that they're fighting over who gets to love it the most. And it's not even born yet. It's just, it's just the luckiest baby in the whole world.

explain - verb

make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail.

Example: Why do Japanese people use three different alphabets? Can you explain the difference between hiragana, katakana, and kanji?

luckiest - superlative adjective

Having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.

Example: He won the lottery... AGAIN! He is the luckiest person I know.

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

#14 Friends: The Birth (Part 2)