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Phoebe the Secretary (2)

Published: 12.02.2019
Level 3   |   Time: 1:45
Accent: American

Phoebe tells Chandler how his employees feel about him after her first day of work as his new secretary.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • it pays to... [exp] - it is valuable to...
  • get promoted [exp] - get a higher job title/rank
  • do (someone) [exp] - imitate (someone), talk like (someone)
  • a scone [exp] - [image] a small unsweetened type of bread

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
Phoebe Chandler Ross Joey
  • Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross are good friends.
  • Phoebe usually works as a massage therapist.
  • Chandler is a manager in an office.
  • Phoebe has just finished her first day of work as Chandler's new secretary.

triangle Questions

  1. Phoebe has just finished her first day as Chandler's secretary.

  2. Chandler has new shoes.

  3. Phoebe didn't tell her coworkers that she is friends with Chandler.

  4. Chandler's employees really like him.

  5. Chandler recently got a promotion.

  6. Chandler's employees like to imitate him (copy how he talks).

  7. Ross and Joey imitate how Chandler talks.

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triangle Script

Joey: Hey, hey. How was the first day?

Phoebe: Oh, excellent. Everyone was so, so nice.

Chandler: See, it pays to know the man who wears my shoes. Me.

Phoebe: No, I didn't tell anybody that I knew you.

Chandler: Why not?

Phoebe: Oh, because you know... they don't like you.

Chandler: What?!

Phoebe: I thought you knew that.

Chandler: Na-uh. Who doesn't they like me?

Phoebe: Everyone. Except for uh... no everyone.

Chandler: What are you talking about?

Phoebe: Don't feel bad. You know they used to like you a lot. But then you got promoted, and, you know, now you're all like "Mr. Boss Man". You know, Mr. Bing. Mr. Bing, "Boss Man Bing".

Chandler: I can't believe it.

Phoebe: Yeah, yeah. They even do you.

Chandler: They do me?

Phoebe: You know like... uh okay... uh... 'Could that report BE any later?'

Chandler: I don't sound like that.

oss: Oh, oh Chandler...

Joey: Oh... Yeah, you do.

Ross: 'The hills were alive with the sound OF music.'

Joey: My scones.

Phoebe, Joey, and Ross: 'My scones.'

Chandler: Okay, I don't sound like that. That is so NOT true.

Chandler: That is so not... That is so not... That... Oh, shut up!

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