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Phoebe the Secretary (1)

Published: 12.01.2019
Level 3   |   Time: 2:00
Accent: American

Phoebe becomes Chandler's new secretary.


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  1. Check the vocab.
  2. WATCH the video again.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • operate [v] - use
  • a drill press [n] - [image] a large machine used to drill holes.
  • a large portion of [exp] - a lot of, most of
  • in reference to [exp] - about, regarding
  • I'll see that... [exp] - I will make sure that..., I will ensure that...
  • short-term-work [n] - a temporary job

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

triangle Background

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Phoebe Chandler
  • Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross are good friends.
  • Phoebe works as a massage therapist.
  • Chandler is a manager in an office.

triangle Questions

  1. Phoebe needs some short-time work

  2. Chandler recently fired his secretary and needs to hire a new secretary permanently.

  3. Chandler thinks Phoebe would be ideal for the job.

  4. Chandler is too busy to talk on the phone.

  5. Phoebe takes a message from Ross.

  6. Chandler wants to keep chatting with Phoebe.

  7. Chandler seems happy that he hired Phoebe.

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Phoebe: Eew. Gimme! Can you see me operating a drill press?

Joey: I don't know. What are you wearing?

Ross: Pheebs, why would you want to operate a drill press?

Phoebe: Just for some short-term-work.

Joey: Hey, hey, Chan. She could work for you.

Chandler: Thanks Joey, that's a good idea.

Phoebe: What... I could, I could do it. What is it?

Chandler: Well, my secretary is gonna be out for a couple of weeks. She is having one of her boobs reduced. It's a whole big boob story.

Phoebe: I could be a secretary.

Chandler: Well, you know Pheebs. I don't know if it's your kinda thing because it involves a lot of being normal. For a large portion of the day.

Phoebe: I could do that.

Chandler: Can you hear that?

Phoebe: Yeah?

Chandler: See that'll stop when you pick up the phone.

Phoebe: Oh. Uh, I'm on.

Phoebe: Mr. Bing's office. No I'm sorry. He's in a meeting right now.

Chandler: I'm not in a meeting. I'm right...

Phoebe: Will he know what this is in reference to? And he has your number? All right, I'll see that he gets the message. Bye bye.

Chandler: What?

Phoebe: Ross says hi.

Chandler: Ah!

Phoebe: This is so fun. All right, what do we do now?

Chandler: Well, now, I actually have to get to work.

Phoebe: Most likely. Okay, I'm gonna be out there.

Chandler: Okay.

Phoebe: All right. Bye bye.

Chandler: Bye bye.

Chandler: Yes?

Phoebe: Whatcha doin'? (What are you doing?)

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