#7 Friends

Phoebe's Bank Problem


  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


1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 wet foamed milk.


One shot of espresso is mixed with 6 to 8 ounces of steamed milk, then topped with foam.

bank statement

He is skipping.

Reduced form (relaxed speach)

"Y'okay Phoebe?"

"Are you okay, Phoebe?"


I was going through some old photographs, and...

I don't want to deal with this, right now.







Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Phoebe: It's my bank.

Monica: What did they do to you?

Phoebe: It's nothing, it's just- Okay. I'm going through my mail, and I open up their monthly, you know, STATEMENT-

go through (phrasal verb)

to examine or search something carefully.

Example: I must have lost the letter. I went through all of my papers and couldn't find it.

"Go through" has many meanings. See here for more definitions: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/go-through

Yes, 'cause now I have to go down there, and deal with them.

deal with (something) - (phrasal verb)

to take action to do something, especially to solve a problem.

Example: Yes, I know the washing machine is broken, but I have to go to work. I don't have time to deal with it right now.

Joey: What are you talking about? Keep it!

Phoebe: It's not mine, I didn't earn it, if I kept it, it would be like stealing.

earn (verb)

obtain (money) in return for labor or services.

Example: I need to earn enough money to pay my rent.

steal (verb)

to take (another person's property) without permission.

Example: The thief stole her new bicycle.

Phoebe: 'Dear Ms. Buffay. Thank you for calling attention to our error. We have credited your account with five hundred dollars. We're sorry for the inconvenience, and hope you'll accept this--football phone as our free gift.' Do you believe this?! Now I have a thousand dollars, and a football phone!

Rachel: What bank is this?

inconvenience (noun)

trouble or difficulty.

Example: The bus will arrive one hour late. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

accept (verb)

to receive or take willingly.

Example: Please accept this gift as a token of our thanks.

inconvenient (adj)

causing difficulties, or extra effort.

Example: Have I come at an inconvenient time?

Example: Many of those who didn’t vote said it was inconvenient because of the long lines. They didn't have time to wait.

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

#7 Friends: Phoebe's Bank Problem