#9 Friends

Rachel Isn't OK


  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


noun = soil

slang = gossip, information


specials board

cookie dough

slumber party

A party, typically for preteen or teenage girls, in which all the guests spend the night at the house where the party is held.


A game.


A game.


Use tweezers to remove a splinter or pluck your eyebrows.


chocolate blobbies on cookies

fruit punch



to stay over

hold on



cookie dough

Vocabulary in context

listen, read, and repeat

Rachel: So c'mon, you guys, tell me all the dirt!

Kiki: Well, the biggest news is still you dumping Barry at the altar!

dirt - slang - news, gossip, information

Rachel: I've got this job-

Kiki: Waitressing?

Rachel: Okay, I'm not just waitressing. I'm.. I, um... I write the specials on the specials board, and, uh... and I, uh... I take the uh dead flowers out of the vase... Oh, and, um, sometimes Arturo lets me put the little chocolate blobbies on the cookies.

Leslie: Well. Your mom didn't tell us about the blobbies.

vase - noun - container to hold flowers.

Monica: Okay! How would you like some Tiki Death Punch?

Rachel: What's that?

punch - noun - mixture of fruit juices, spices, and sometimes alcohol.

Monica: We thought since Phoebe was staying over tonight we'd have kinda like a slumber party thing. We got some trashy magazines, we got cookie dough, we got Twister... (The phone rings and Monica answers it.)

Phoebe: Ooh! Ooh!

stay over - phrasal verb - to spend the night. Sleep over.

cookie dough - noun - mixture of ingredients to bake to make cookies.

Monica: Uh, Rach, it's the Visa card people.

Rachel: Oh, God, ask them what they want.

Monica: Could you please tell me what this is in reference to? Yes, hold on. Um, they say there's been some unusual activity on your account.

Rachel: But I haven't used my card in weeks!

Monica: That is the unusual activity.

hold on - phrasal verb - wait a moment

unusual - adjective - not usual. different. out of the ordinary.

Reduced form (relaxed speach)

"They wanna know if I'm okay."

wanna = want to

Monica: Look, they just wanna see if you're okay.

Rachel: They wanna know if I'm okay. Okay.. they wanna know if I'm okay, okay, let's see. Well, let's see, the FICA guys took all my money, everyone I know is either getting married, or getting promoted, or getting pregnant, and I'm getting coffee! And it's not even for me! So if that sounds like I'm okay, okay, then you can tell them I'm okay, okay?

Monica: Uh- Rachel has left the building, can you call back?

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

#9 Friends: Rachel Isn't OK