#4 Friends

Carol's Pregnant (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


Ice Age


Three's Company TV Show

Reduced form (relaxed speach)


"When did you have it on last?"


"Has anybody seen my engagement ring?"

When we loose something, or can't find something, we ask, "Have you seen my ______?"

For example: "Have you seen my keys? I can't find them anywhere!"

Or: "I can't find my keys. Have you seen them?"

In this clip, Rachel isn't asking, literally, if Phobe has seen her ring. What she means is that she can't find it. She is looking for it and is asking if anyone has seen it somewhere in the apartment, maybe on the floor, or on the counter...etc.




to catch up


engagement ring




She is pregnant.

Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Ross: Marsha, these are cave people. Okay? They have issues like 'Gee, that glacier's getting kinda close.' See?

Marsha: Speaking of issues, isn't that your ex-wife?

Ross: No. No.

Marsha: Yes, it is. Carol! Hi!

Ross: Okay, okay, yes, it is.

issues - noun

concern, problem

Example: I have issues with his behavior. He drives me crazy!

ex-wife - noun

a woman to whom someone was formerly married, from whom they are now divorced.

How about I'll, uh, catch up with you in the Ice Age.

catch up - phrasal verb

This phrasal verb has a few different meanings. Here it means to see someone later.

These sentences have the same meaning:

I'll "see" you later.

I'll "catch up" with you later.

*catch up can also mean to talk with a friend you haven't seen in awhile to learn about how things are going.

Example: "I look forward to catching up with you at coffee next Wednesday. See you then!"

Ross: How's the family?

Carol: Marty's still totally paranoid. Oh, and, uh-

Ross: Why- why are you here, Carol?

Carol: I'm pregnant.

Ross: Pregnant?!

pregnant - adjective

having a child developing in the body

Chandler: Oh, I think this is the episode of Three's Company where there's some kind of misunderstanding.

Phoebe: Then I've already seen this one!

misunderstanding - noun

a failure to understand something correctly.

Rachel: Has anybody seen my engagement ring?

Phoebe: Yeah, it's beautiful.

engagement ring - noun

a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures. ... It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.

Rachel: Oh, like I wasn't dreading tomorrow enough, having to give it back to him... 'Hi Barry! Remember me? I'm the girl in the veil who stomped on your heart in front of your entire family!' Oh God and now I'm gonna have to return the ring, without the ring, which makes it so much harder...

Monica: Easy Rach, we'll find it.

dread - verb

As a verb, dread means "to fear or not want something to happen."

Example: I didn't study for the test. I'm sure I didn't do well. I'm dreading the results.

stomp - verb

To trample. To step heavily. To walk forcefully.

Example: The angry horse stomped on my foot and broke my big toe.

lasagne - noun

a baked Italian dish consisting of wide strips of pasta cooked and layered with meat or vegetables, cheese, and tomato sauce.

Rachel: Sorry...

Monica: I gave you one job!

Rachel: Oh, but look how straight those noodles are!

Chandler: Now, Monica, you know that's not how you look for an engagement ring in a lasagne...

Monica: I just... can't do it.

Chandler: Boys? We're going in.

Ross: Hi.

Monica: Wow. That is not a happy hi.

Ross: Carol's pregnant.

Phoebe: Ooh! I found it!

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

#4 Friends: Carol's Pregnant (Part 1)