#6. Phoebe and Evolution

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Published: 7.14.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 4:46
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S2 E03]

Phoebe explains to Ross why she doesn't believe in evolution.


    

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  • evolution [n] - the theory that animals develop through natural selection
  • Darwin [p] - the British scientist who developed the theory of evolution
  • I don't buy it. [exp] - I don't believe it.
  • single-celled organisms [n] - life with just one cell
  • gravity [n] - the force that pushed people down to the ground
  • funky [adj] - cool
  • fossils [n] - the remains of ancient life in rock
  • species [n] - a class of life (eg. homo sapiens)
  • evolve [v] - change over time
  • opposable thumbs [n] - thumbs that make the hand able to use things
  • overlords [n] - alien leaders
  • steer [v] - drive / direct
  • spacecraft [n] - spaceship
  • put (something) under the microscope [exp] - examine (something) carefully
  • briefcase [n] - the luggage that business people use to hold papers
  • brightest minds [exp] - best scientists
  • atom [n] - the basic unit of a chemical element
  • arrogant [adj] - feeling smarter or better than other people
  • teeny tiny [adj] - very very small
  • cave [v] - give up
  • abandon [v] - give up

[n] - noun,  [p] - person,   [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Phoebe Ross
  • Phoebe and Ross are friends who live in New York.
  • Ross is a scientist (a Ph.D. paleontologist).

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  1. Phoebe doesn't believe in evolution.
    True
    False

  2. Phoebe is scared of monkeys.
    True
    False

  3. Phoebe thinks that evolution is "too complicated" to be true.
    True
    False

  4. Ross believes evolution is fact.
    True
    False

  5. Phoebe is not sure about gravity either.
    True
    False

  6. Ross thinks that the fossil record clearly proves evolution.
    True
    False


  7. Phoebe says that someone might have put fossils in the ground.
    True
    False

  8. Ross thinks that thumbs are evidence of evolution.
    True
    False

  9. Phoebe jokes that aliens might exist.
    True
    False

  10. Ross brings some fossils to prove evolution to Phoebe.
    True
    False

  11. The fossils are all from China.
    True
    False

  12. Ross says that Phoebe needs to open her mind.
    True
    False

  13. Phoebe says that evolution is impossible.
    True
    False

  14. Phoebe suggests that evolution is one possible explanation of many.
    True
    False

  15. Ross gives examples of past scientific theories that were proven wrong.
    True
    False

  16. Ross admits that there is a small chance that evolution might be wrong.
    True
    False

  17. Phoebe is surprised by Ross's answer.
    True
    False

  18. Phoebe convinces Ross that evolution is wrong.
    True
    False


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