#9. Chandler vs. Bullies (1)

Published: 9.01.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:17
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S2 E21]

Chandler and Ross have to confront some bullies at the coffee shop (Part 1 of 2).


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  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
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triangle Vocabulary

  • I'm so beat. [exp] - I am very tired.
  • racquetball [n] - an indoor sport similar to tennis
  • What's with you? [exp] - Why are you acting this way?
  • kudos [n] - congradulations
  • going for colorful [exp] - trying to be interesting
  • be on the same page [exp] - think in the same way
  • tell on someone [exp] - tell the authority about a crime
  • Let's take this outside [exp] - Let's fight outside
  • kick your ass [exp] - defeat you / beat you up

[n] - noun,  [exp] - expression

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Ross Chandler
  • Ross and Chandler are good friends.
  • They go to the same coffee-house almost every day.

triangle Questions

  1. What sport were Ross and Chandler going to play?

  2. Why are the two men angry at Ross and Chandler?
    They had been sitting on the couch before Ross and Chandler arrived.
    Ross and Chandler are poorly dressed.
    Ross and Chandler took their coffees.

  3. Whose hat did the man take?
    Ross's hat
    Chandler's hat

  4. What does Ross ask the two men to do?
    Let them sit on the couch.
    Buy a coffee for Chandler.
    Give Chandler back his hat.

  5. Why is the hat special to Chandler?
    It is from Chandler's favorite baseball team.
    He bought it when he was sad.
    It was very expensive.

  6. Back at the apartment, what does Ross call the two men?

  7. Why is Chandler sad in the apartment?
    He doesn't have a girlfriend.
    Joey thinks he is weak.
    He lost his coffee.

  8. What does Joey suggest they do?
    Buy a new hat.
    Go to the cafe and get the hat.
    Fight the guys who took the hat.

  9. What do the two guys want Ross and Chandler to do (on the second day)?
    Buy coffees for them.
    Give them another hat.
    Move from the couch.

  10. Who was sitting on the couch first?
    Joey and Chandler
    the two guys

  11. What does Ross do to stop the two men from bothering them?
    He tells Gunther.
    He buys them coffee.
    He threatens to fight them.

  12. What do the two men suggest they do next?
    Fight in the coffeehouse.
    Go outside and fight.
    Fight after they finish drinking their coffees.

  13. What do the two men tell Ross and Chandler after they refuse to fight?
    Never come back to the cafe.
    Never sit on the couch again.
    Never wear a hat in the coffee house again.

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Man, I am so beat.

Oh, yeah.

Hey, you wanna just about forget racquetball and hang out here?

Yeah, all right.

Hey, you are in our seats.

Oh sorry. We didn't know.

Hey, we were sitting there.

Okay. There is one more way to say it. Who knows it?

Was that supposed to be funny?

Nah, I was just going for colorful.

What's with this guy?

What's with you?

Uh, nothing. Nothing's with him. Enjoy your coffee.

What just happened?

I just took your hat. See, I can be funny too. My joke is that I took your hat.

That is funny. Can I have it back?




Okay. Okay. You know what? I think you're very funny. Kudos on that hat joke. But come on guys, just give him back the hat.

Why should we?

Because it's a special hat. See, he bought it because he was feeling really down one day. So he got the hat to cheer himself up, you know. Chandler...

Stop talking. Stop talking now! Let me just get this straight. You're actually stealing my hat?

You got a problem with that?

No. I just want to make sure we're on the same page.


What's the matter with you?

Some mean guys at the coffeehouse took my hat.

It was ridiculous. These guys, they were bullies. Actual bullies. You know, we're grownups. This kind of stuff isn't supposed to happen anymore.

Oh... Oh, no, wait a minute. I have no one.

Hey well let's go down there and get your hat back.

Forget it. It's probably stripped and sold for parts by now.

Hey, isn't that the guy who used to wear your hat?

And look where they're sitting.

You're joking, right? You guys just walked through the door.

Maybe we didn't make it clear enough.


This couch belongs to us.

I'll tell you what, you call the couch, and then we'll call the couch, and we'll see who it comes to.

You know I keep wondering why you two are still sitting here.

All right, that's it. I have had enough of this, all right? Gunther. These guys are trying to take our seat.

Fellas, these guys were here first.

Oh sorry. Didn't realize.

There you go.

Thank you, Gunther.

We didn't want to have to go and do that.

He told on us? You told on us?

Well, pal, you didn't give me much of a choice.

Don't play with his thing.

I know.

All right. Let's take this outside.

Let's let's take this outside? Who talks like that?

The guy who's about to kick your ass talks like that!

You had to ask!

Okay, okay, look. See... the thing is we're not gonna fight you guys.

Well then, here's the deal. You won't have to so long as you never ever show your faces in this coffee house again.

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