Phoebe the Secretary (3)

Published: 12.03.2019
Level 3   |   Time: 1:41
Accent: American

Phoebe gives some advice to Chandler after he learns that his employees don't like him.


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triangle Vocabulary

  • a head rush [n] - feeling dizzy or light-headed when you stand up quickly
  • extravaganza [n] - an large and spectacular production
  • I don't get it! [exp] - I don't understand!
  • in charge [exp] - be the boss
  • a geek [n] - a loser
  • karaoke [n] - singing room
  • make fun of (someone) [exp] - tease someone
  • face it [exp] - confront or deal with something

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

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Phoebe Chandler
  • Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross are good friends.
  • Chandler is a manager in an office.
  • Phoebe has recently started working as Chandler's secretary.
  • Chandler has just learned that his employees don't like him.
  • Ebony and Ivory is a famous song by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.

triangle Questions

  1. Phoebe gets a head rush because she stands up quickly.

  2. Phoebe is going to a birthday party with coworkers.

  3. Chandler was also invited to the birthday party.

  4. Chandler got promoted a month ago.

  5. Phoebe wants to go to the party with Chandler.

  6. Chandler sang karaoke with one of Phoebe at the party.

  7. Chandler's employees made fun of him for being the "caring boss".

  8. Chandler's employees think he is a terrible boss.

  9. Phoebe thinks Chandler should try harder to be friends with his employees.

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Phoebe: Ooh, oh, I've gotta go. Whoa, oh, head rush. One more, and then I have to go. Cool!

Rachel: Where are you going?

Phoebe: Um, oh, I've got a birthday party, with some work people.

Chandler: Work people? Nobody told me.

Phoebe: No, I know. That's a part of the whole, you know, them-not-liking-you-extravaganza.

Chandler: You know, I don't get this. A month ago, these people were my friends. You know, just because I'm in charge doesn't mean I'm a different person.

Phoebe: Well, then you should come tonight. You know, just hang out with them. Let them see what a great guy you still are.

Chandler: You think I should?

Phoebe: I really do, yeah.

Chandler: Okay.

Phoebe: Okay.

Chandler: Okay.

Phoebe: Oh, but, could we not go together? I,I don't wanna be the geek who invited the boss.

Chandler: I Think last night was great. You know, the Karaoke thing. Tracy and I doing Ebony and Ivory.

Phoebe: You were great. But they still made fun of you.

Chandler: What?

Phoebe: You know, now you're more like, you know like, "Mr. Caring Boss," "Mr.", you know, "I'm one of you, Boss," "Mr., I wanna be your buddy, Boss Man Bing!"

Chandler: Then, I don't get it.

Phoebe: Well, you know what Chandler? I think you've gotta face it. You're like, the guy in the big office, you know. You're the one that hires them, that fires them... They still say you're a great boss.

Chandler: They do?

Phoebe: Uh huh. But they're not your friends anymore.

Chandler: I just wan't to...

Phoebe: No, but you can't.

Chandler: But I just wa...

Phoebe: Uh uh.

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