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Phoebe mugged Ross

Published: 4.15.2017
Level: 4  |  Time: 4:48
Accent: American
Source: Friends

Phoebe mugged (robbed) Ross a long time ago. Now she has to tell him the truth.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video above.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • mug [v] - steal something from people violently
  • traumatic [adj] - shocking / upsetting / hurtful
  • St. Marks Comics [n] - a comic book store
  • heading toward [v] - walking to
  • torts [n] - cakes
  • out of nowhere [exp] - suddenly
  • thug [n] - tough guy / criminal
  • pipe [n] - long round piece of metal
  • thirst for knowledge [exp] - wants to learn a lot
  • stab [v] - hurt someone with a knife / poke
  • preteen [adj] - before teenage years
  • nerds [n] - geeks / smart people with poor social skills
  • XXX rocks [exp] - XXX is awesome
  • confession [n] - admit something (that you did wrong)
  • dude [n] - guy
  • punk [n] - loser
  • kinda neat [exp] - a little great / a little cool
  • humiliating [adj] - embarrassing
  • talk for a sec [exp] - talk for a short time
  • go ahead [phv] - continue
  • crap [n] - junk / unvalubale things
  • worth something [exp] - be valuable
  • skull [n] - the bone of the head

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

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Monica Ross Phoebe
  • Monica and Ross are siblings (brother and sister).
  • Ross is a scientist.
  • Phoebe is their friend.

triangle Questions

  1. When was Ross mugged? (0:05)
    when he was walking home yesterday
    when he was in university
    when he was young

  2. Where was Ross mugged? (0:09)
    near a comic book store
    at a club
    near his house

  3. What weapon did the mugger use? (0:31)
    a gun
    a knife
    a pipe

  4. What was in Ross's backpack? (0:37)
    Ross's own comic book
    some cake
    a lot of money

  5. What was the name of Ross's comic book hero? (0:42)
    Center Boy
    Star Boy
    Science Boy

  6. How did Phoebe earn money when she was a kid? (1:10)
    She worked at a comic book store.
    She begged for money.
    She mugged people.

  7. What was special about Ross's backpack? (1:30)
    It was green.
    It had a special sticker on it.
    It was really expensive.

  8. How old was Phoebe when she mugged Ross? (2:15)

  9. Phoebe thinks their mugging experience is neat because... (2:38)
    Ross was so weak.
    it is shared memory from long ago.
    because she found his comic.

  10. What is in Phoebe's box?
    drugs (3:43)
    things she stole from people
    old books

  11. Why did Phoebe keep the Science Boy comic? (4:16)
    She thought it was good and might be valuable.
    She thought Ross was cute.
    She loved reading comic books.

  12. What other things does Phoebe have in her box? (4:27)
    other comic books
    a cat skull
    a backpack
    a jar of Vaseline

  13. Why does Phoebe thank Ross (4:40)
    His comic was educational.
    He forgave Phoebe.
    He bought her a coffee.

triangle Script

Phoebe: Ok...
Monica: Well, this must've brought back some really bad memories for you, Ross.
Phoebe: Why?
Monica: Well, Ross was mugged as a kid.
Phoebe: You were?
Ross: Yeah, it was pretty traumatic. It was outside St. Marc's know, I-I-I was just there minding my own business, you know, seeing what kinda trouble Spiderman got into that week-
Monica: Wonder Woman!
Ross: Anyway, I was heading towards this bakery, you know, to pick up a couple of dozen Linzer torte for someone... when outta nowhere this-this, this thug with a pipe jumps out and says: "Gimme your money, punk!"
Phoebe: Oh my God...
Ross: I know! And-and the worst part was they took my backpack which had all the original artwork I had done for my own comic book: "Science Boy."
Monica: Oh yeah! Wh-what was his superpower again?
Ross: A superhuman thirst for knowledge. I-I better get to class. Are there any more of your friends I should look out for on my way Phoebe?
Phoebe: No...actually, you might wanna stay away from Jane street...that's where Stabby Joe works.
Phoebe: Ok, I think we have a problem here.
Monica: What?
Phoebe: Well, uhm, back in my mugging days, you know, I, uhm, I worked at St. Marc's Comics.
Monica: Yeah?
Phoebe: Well, a pipe was my weapon of choice and, uhm, pre-teen comic book nerds were my meat.
Monica: So?
Phoebe: Well, there was this one kid who had a sticker on his backpack that said-
Phoebe: and Monica "Geology rocks!"
Monica: Oh my God!
Phoebe: I know...I mugged Ross!
Phoebe: Hey, you!
Ross: Hey!
Phoebe: Hey, how was class?
Ross: No one ever asked me that, what's wrong?
Phoebe: Nothing, I really wanna know.
Ross: Oh, well, uhm, there was actually a rather lively discussion about the Pleistocene-
Phoebe: Alright, nothing is worth this. Uhm, I have, I have a confession to make...uhm, ok, you know that, that girl that mugged you when you were a kid-
Ross: Wh-What're you talking about? It wasn't a girl. It was this-this huge dude, he had a pitchfork and a, and a sword.
Phoebe: You don't have to lie anymore, Ross, I know that it was a fourteen year-old girl.
Ross: No, it wasn't.
Phoebe: Yes, it was.
Ross: No, it wasn't. You don't think I would've defended myself against a fourteen year-old...
Phoebe: "Gimme your money, punk!"
Ross: Oh my God, it was you! I can't believe it, mugged me?
Phoebe: Yeah, and I'm so, so sorry, Ross, I'm sorry, but, you know, if you think about it, it's kinda neat. I mean, well, it's-it's just that I I've always felt kind of, you know, like an outsider, you know, the rest of you have these connections that like way back and, you know, now, you and I have...have a great one!
Ross: It's not the best!
Phoebe: I know, I'm sorry, please forgive me. I don't know what to say-
Ross: There's nothing you can say. That was the most humiliating thing that ever happened to me.
Phoebe: Really? Even more humiliating than-
Ross: Yeah, let's not do this!
Phoebe: Hey, Ross! Ok, look, I know you're still mad at me, but can I just talk to you for a sec?
Ross: Sure, go ahead. Oh, sorry, sure, go ahead.
Phoebe: I just really wanted to apologize again and...and also show you something I think you'll find very exciting.
Ross: Oh my God, crap from the street?
Phoebe: Look, Ross, in this box are all the things I got from mugging that I thought were too special to sell...or smoke. Anyway, I was looking through it and I found "Science Boy" (She holds up some sheets of paper and hands them to Ross)
Ross: Oh my God. I never thought I'd see this again. It's all here. What, what made you save it all these years?
Phoebe: I can't say, I just thought it was really good...and-and...maybe would be worth something one day.
Ross: You really thought "Science Boy" was worth saving.
Phoebe: Well, yeah...but you should know, I also have a jar of vaseline and a cat skull in here.
Ross: Still, this-this is amazing...Oh my God, thank you, Phoebe.
Phoebe: You're welcome. And thank you for "Science Boy". I learned a lot from him.

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