Three Years Earlier (1)

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Published: 6.01.2021
Level 3   |   Time: 1:54
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S3 E06]

Phoebe has moved out of Monica's apartment, but she is still afraid to tell Monica.

    

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  • ☐ ☐ ☐ put on weight [exp] - become fatter
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sneak out [phv] - leave secretly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sneak back [phv] - return secretly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a ferret [n] - a small furry animal [image]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dull [adj] - boring
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a dresser [n] - a piece of funriture that you put clothes in [image]

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



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Phoebe Chandler Ross Monica
  • This episode is a flashback to three years earlier.
  • Phoebe is Monica's roommate.
  • Chandler does not have a roommate.

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  1. Monica left lipstick marks on the phone.
    True
    False

  2. Phoebe moved out of Monica's apartment about a week ago.
    True
    False

  3. Phoebe is now living with Ross.
    True
    False

  4. Phoebe sneaks out of the apartment every night.
    True
    False

  5. Chandler is looking for a new roommate for his apartment.
    True
    False

  6. Chandler interviewed someone with one ferret.
    True
    False

  7. Someone that Chandler interviewed liked to repeat his name loudly.
    True
    False

  8. Chandler will interview two more people tomorrow.
    True
    False

  9. Monica is angry because Ross is wearing his shoes in her apartment.
    True
    False



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Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use present tense.


Sentence 1

Phoebe / sad / because / cute / naked / guy / put / weight


Phoebe is sad because cute naked guy is putting on weight.
Phoebe is sad because cute naked guy has put on weight.



Sentence 2

Monica / complain / Phoebe / leave / lipstick / mark / phone


Monica complains that Phoebe (has) left lipstick marks on the phone.



Sentence 3

Monica / not / know / Phoebe / move / last / week


Monica doesn\'t know (that) Phoebe moved out last week.



Sentence 4

Phoebe / sneak / every / night / sneak / back / every / morning


Phoebe sneaks out every night and sneaks back in every morning.



Sentence 5

Phoebe / live / grandmother / place / one / week


Phoebe has been living at her grandmother\'s place for one week.



Sentence 6

Chandler / look / roommate


Chandler is looking for a roommate.



Sentence 7

Chandler / go / interview / two / people / tomorrow


Chandler is going to interview two people tomorrow.



Sentence 8

Monica / tell / Ross / take / foot / furniture


Monica tells Ross to take his foot off the furniture.



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Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.


Clip 1

Okay, I’ll be back in just a minute.



Clip 2

You didn’t leave lipstick marks on the phone.



Clip 3

Then it must have been you.



Clip 4

That’s why I moved out.



Clip 5

When are you going to tell my sister that you don’t live here anymore?



Clip 6

She doesn’t know that you sneak out every night.



Clip 7



Clip 8

I’m never going to find a roommate, ever.



Clip 9

Nice to meet you, Chandler Bing. Bing!



Clip 10

Foot on the floor or come over no more!



Clip 11

I have to go.



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  1. What are the most important qualities in a roommate? (Fun? Clean? Quiet? Generous? Attractive?) Why?
  2. Would you rather live with a friend or a stranger? Why?
  3. Would you rather live with a man or a woman? Why?
  4. Who do you think would be the best roommate - Chandler, Monica, or Phoebe? Why?

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Phoebe: Oh, that is so unfortunate.

Ross: What?

Phoebe: Cute naked guy is really starting to put on weight.

Monica: (entering from bedroom) Okay, I’ll be back in just a minute. Oh, Phoebe I’m sorry that I left lipstick marks on the phone.

Phoebe: You didn’t leave lipstick marks on the phone.

Monica: Oh, then it must’ve been you. Bye.

Phoebe: Bye-bye! That’s why I moved out.

Ross: Hey, you know while we’re on that, when are you going to tell my sister that you don’t live here anymore?

Phoebe: I think on some levels she already knows.

Ross: Phoebe, she doesn’t know that you sneak out every night, she doesn’t know that you sneak back every morning, and she doesn’t know that you’ve been living at your Grandmother’s for a week now.

Phoebe: Okay, well maybe not on those levels.

Chandler: Hey.

Ross: Hey.

Chandler: I’m never going to find a roommate, ever.

Phoebe: Why, nobody good?

Chandler: Well let’s see, there was the guy with the ferrets, that’s plural. The spitter. Oh-ho, and yes, the guy that enjoyed my name so much he felt the need to make a little noise every time he said it. Nice to meet you, Chandler Bing Bing! Great apartment Chandler Bing, Bing!

Ross: So how many more do you have tomorrow?

Chandler: Two. This photographer, who seemed really dull. And this actor guy, who I’m not sure about, because when he called and I answered the phone ‘Chandler Bing,’ he said ‘Whoa-whoa, short message.’

Monica: Ross, foot on the floor or come over no more!

Ross: Sure, your dresser is missing but this she notices.

Monica: What?

Ross: I have to go. Yeah, Carol should be home by now, soo...


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