#5 Friends

Carol's Pregnant (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

imaginary friend


OB/GYN: A commonly used abbreviation.

OB is short for obstetrics or for an obstetrician, a physician who delivers babies.

GYN is short for gynecology or for a gynecologist, a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs.

broken shell

Reduced form (relaxed speach)

I kinda gotta clean up now

All right, you guys... I, I kind of got to clean up now.



Take your time.

They're twins.

He's an only child.


She dumped him.



Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Joey: Your folks are really that bad, huh?

Ross: Well, y'know, these people are pros. They know what they're doing, they take their time, they get the job done.

folks (noun)

can be used to mean "parents" or "people in general."

Example: I'm going to my folks' house for dinner.

to take (ones) time

go slowly. not hurry.

Phoebe: Y'know, it's even worse when you're twins.

Rachel: You're a twin?

Phoebe: Yeah. We don't speak. She's like this high-powered, driven career type.

Chandler: What does she do?

Phoebe: She's a waitress.

twins (noun)

one of two children or animals born at the same birth.

driven (adjective)

(of a person) relentlessly compelled by the need to accomplish a goal; very hard-working and ambitious.

Monica: Chandler, you're an only child, right? You don't have any of this.

Chandler: Well, no, although I did have an imaginary friend, who... my parents actually preferred.

an only child (noun)

a person who doesn't have any brothers or sisters

imaginary friend (noun)

pretend friends or invisible friends

Example: When he was a child, Chandler had an imaginary friend who didn't like to swim.

Ross: Anyway.. um.. So, you- uh- you nervous about Barry tomorrow?

Rachel: Oh.. a little..

Ross: Mm-hmm..

Rachel: A lot.

Ross: Mm.

Rachel: So, got any advice? Y'know, as someone who's recently been- dumped?

nervous (adjective)

worried; anxious

to dump (someone)

Not as polite as, "She broke up with him."

It means, to stop dating someone; to end a relationship with someone.

Well, you may wanna steer clear of the word 'dumped'. Chances are he's gonna be this, this broken shell of a man, y'know, so you should try not to look too terrific, I know it'll be hard.

steer clear (phrase)

avoid. stay away from.

Example: They advised their children to steer clear of drugs.

broken (adjective)

having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order.

terrific (adjective)

extremely good; excellent.

Rachel: When did it get so complicated?

Ross: Got me.

Rachel: Remember when we were in high school together?

Ross: Yeah.

Rachel: I mean, didn't you think you were just gonna meet somone, fall in love- and that'd be it?

complicated (adjective)

complex, consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate.

fall in love (phrase)

develop a deep romantic attachment to someone.

Rachel: Oh! Man, I never thought I'd be here.

Ross: Me neither...

me neither (phrase)

Agree with a negative statement.

Example: "I don't like spicy food." / "Me neither."

Example:"I don't remember his name." / "Me neither."

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

#5 Friends: Carol's Pregnant (Part 2)