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The Magic Trick

Published: 01.10.2020
Level 3   |   Time: 1:44
Accent: American

Joey shows off his magic trick and Phoebe meets the upstairs neighbor.


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • five of hearts [exp] - [image] XX
  • the ceiling [exp] - the top wall of a room
  • someone is at the door [exp] - someone is knocking on the door
  • take up [exp] - remvoe
  • carpets [exp] - a large rug
  • hand (me) back [exp] - give (me) back
  • invisible the naked eys [exp] - cannot be seen

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
Phoebe Joey Monica Rachel
  • Monica and Rachel are roomates.
  • Joey lives in the apartment next to them.
  • Phoebe is their friend.

triangle Questions

  1. Joey is trying to do a magic trick.

  2. The man who lives upstairs recently removed the carpets in his apartment.

  3. Monica has already tried to ask the man upstairs to be quiet.

  4. Monica hates the man who lives upstairs.

  5. Monica, Rachel and Ross are amazed by Joey's magic trick.

  6. Phoebe goes upstairs to tall the man to be quiet.

  7. Phoebe doesn't like the man who lives upstairs.

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triangle Script

Joey: Okay, pick a card, any card. All right, now memorize it. Show it to everybody. Got it?

Monica: Um-mm.

Joey: All right, give it back to me. 5 of hearts.

Ross: Real magic does exist.

Rachel: Wow.

Monica: Wow. Joey, how do you do it?

Joey: I can’t tell you that, no.

Ross: Ah, somebody’s at the door on the ceiling.

Rachel: Noo, that’s our unbelievably loud upstairs neighbor.

Monica: He took up the carpet, and now you can hear everything.

Phoebe: Why don’t you go up there and ask him to ‘step lightly, please?’

Monica: I have like five times, but the guy is so charming that I go up there to yell and then I end up apologizing to him.

Phoebe: Ooh, that is silly. I’ll go up there. I’ll tell him to keep it down.

Monica: All right, be my guest.

Rachel: Good luck.

Joey: All right, all right, all right, all right, all right. If you really wanna know how I did it, I’ll show ya. When you handed me back the card, what you didn’t see was, I looked at it so fast it was invisible to the naked eye. I just did it. I just did it, again. Here, I’ll slow it down so that you guys can see it.

All: Oh, I got it.

Phoebe: Yeah, look I was with my friend downstairs and we hear everything up here that you do, and I am sick and tired...

Guy: Whoa, you are very beautiful.

Phoebe: Oh, thank you.

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