#31. Rachel is Pregnant

Published: 4.15.2017
Level 4  |  Time: 4:06
Accent: American
Source: Friends (on Friends [S9 E15]

Rachel tells Ross (her ex-boyfriend) that she is pregnant.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video above.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • embarrassment [n] - be ashamed
  • heck of a [adv] - very / a lot
  • seesaw [n] - often changing / back and forth
  • do it [exp] - have sex
  • be involved [exp] - help take care of
  • condom [n] - rubber protection worn by men during sex
  • work [v] - function
  • freak out [phv] - go crazy
  • indignant [adj] - very angry

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

triangle Background

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Ross Rachel
  • Ross and Rachel used to date.
  • Rachel is waiting outside Ross's apartment.

triangle Questions

  1. Why is Rachel waiting outside Ross's apartment? (0:15)
    She wants to talk to him.
    She wants to sleep with him.
    She wants to have dinner together.

  2. How many times did they sleep together (recently)? (0:15)
    They didn't.
    one time
    many times

  3. Ross wants to... (1:10)
    start dating again.
    stay friends.
    sleep together maybe one more time.
    make dinner for Rachel.

  4. Who is the father of Rachel's baby? (2:07)
    Rachel's husband

  5. What does Rachel offer Ross? (2:24)
    a kiss

  6. Rachel wants... (2:30)
    to get married to Ross.
    to get an abortion.
    nothing specific.

  7. Why is Ross confused? (2:51)
    They are not married.
    They only slept together one time.
    He used a condom.

  8. How reliable are condoms? (2:58)

  9. How reliable does Ross think condoms are? (3:10)

  10. Is the reliability of condoms written on the box? (3:22)

  11. How does Ross feel? (3:40)
    very angry

  12. Who does Ross call? (3:53)
    Rachel's husband
    the president of the condom company
    his mother

triangle Script

Rachel: (seeing him) Hi!

Ross: Hi.

Rachel: Hi. Umm, I think there’s something that we really need to talk about.

Ross: I think we do. Why don’t we go inside? Look uh, I know why you’re here.

Rachel: You do?

Ross: Yeah, and to save you from any embarrassment umm, I think maybe I should talk first.

Rachel: Okay.

Ross: Okay. Uh, Ross and Rachel. Rachel and Ross. That’s been one heck of a see-saw hasn’t it?

Rachel: (confused) What?

Ross: I mean look, that-that one night we had was fun and…and certainly passionate, but don’t you think it’s better if we just stayed friends?

Rachel: Seriously. What?!

Ross: Okay. Okay. Y’know what? If you want to, we can do it one more time. I mean I’d-I’d be okay with that. In fact, I have some time right now.

Rachel: Okay, y’know what? Can I, can I talk now?

Ross: Oh sure. (He sits on the apothecary table and touches her hand.)

Rachel: I’m pregnant. Ross? Ross? Okay, whenever you’re ready. And you’re the father by the way—but you got that…

Rachel: Can I get you some water?

Ross: I’m good. I’m good.

Rachel: Ross, there is no pressure on you. Okay? I mean you can be as involved as you want.

Ross: Yeah, I need uh… I’m just—I don’t know—I don’t understand, umm, how this happened? We-we used a condom.

Rachel: I know. I know, but y’know condoms only work like 97% of the time.

Ross: What? What? What?!! Well they should put that on the box!!!

Rachel: They do!

Ross: No they don’t!!! Well they should put it in huge black letters!!!!

Rachel: Okay Ross come on let’s just forget about the condoms.

Ross: Oh well I may as well have!

Rachel: Listen, y’know what? I was really freaked out too when I found out…

Ross: Freaked out? Hey no, I’m not freaked out! I’m indignant! As a consumer!

Rachel: Y’know what? Let’s, let’s talk later.

Ross: No! No! I want to talk now! Okay? I—In fact, I am going to talk to the president of the condom company!

Rachel: Okay, y’know maybe I should come back…

Ross: Shh! Shh! Shh!

Rachel: Okay.

Ross: Yeah I’ll press 1!

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