#13. Chandler vs. Bullies (2)

Published: 9.02.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:35
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S2 E21]

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


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • stir [v] - mix
  • settle [v] - stop moving
  • christening [n] - a religious ceremony to give a child a name
  • stand up to those guys [exp] - not run away
  • be beaten up [exp] - be defeated
  • a rite of passage [exp] - an important step to becoming an adult
  • grown-ups [n] - adults
  • stand our ground [exp] - not run away
  • weenies [n] - not tough guys (wimps)
  • ovulating [v] - when a woman is trying to get pregnant
  • You kicked butt. [exp] - You fought well.
  • Mr. Clean [exp] - a nickname for a bald man

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture
Ross Chandler Joey
  • Ross and Chandler are good friends.
  • They go to the same coffee-house almost every day.
  • Two guys stole Chandler's hat and told them never to come back to the coffeehouse.
  • Joey is Chandler's roommate.

triangle Questions

  1. What is wrong with Ross's coffee?
    It is too hot.
    It tastes bad.
    It is not mixing well.

  2. What does Joey offer to do?
    He offers to protect them at the coffeehouse.
    He offers to make them coffee.
    He offers to teach them how to fight.

  3. What does Ross suggest?
    They go back to the coffeehouse.
    They buy better coffee mix.
    They meet some girls.

  4. Who beat up Ross in the past?
    his sister
    a school bully
    a police officer

  5. Why do Ross and Chandler drink their coffee so fast?
    It is delicious.
    They want to get ready to fight.
    They don't want to meet the bullies again.

  6. What happens because they drink their coffee so fast?
    They spill the coffee.
    They burn their mouths.
    They get a headache.

  7. Why does the man take off his watch?
    It is expensive.
    It is dangerous.
    It is heavy.

  8. What rules do they make for the fight?
    no weapons
    no crying
    no running away
    no punches to the face
    no punches below the waist

  9. Why do they want to avoid punching in the face?
    They have to work tomorrow.
    It is too painful.
    One man is trying to have a baby.

  10. Why do they want to avoid punching below the waist?
    They have to work tomorrow.
    It is too painful.
    One man is trying to have a baby.

  11. What happens while they are preparing to fight?
    It starts to rain.
    The police come.
    Someone steals their stuff.

  12. Who did Ross punch?
    a girl
    a big bald guy

  13. Who missed the fight?

  14. Why?
    He was afraid.
    He was too slow.
    He tripped over a jump-rope.

  15. What does Chandler want after the fight?
    a hug
    his hat
    some ice

triangle Script

Your cappuccino, sir.

Thank you.

You know, I think this is much better than coffeehouse.


How come it's not mixing with the water?

The package says you have to constantly keep it moving. Stir and drink. Stir and drink. Never let it settle.

Hey, this is ridiculous. I'll tell you what. After I get back from my niece's christening, I'll go to the coffeehouse with you and we'll have a nice cup of coffee, alright. No problem. Joey's there, huh?




No. I don't wanna have to have Joey with me every time I want a decent coffee. And I don't want spend the rest of my life drinking cappuccino with a "k". I say you and I go back down there and stand up to those guys.

All right, hang on a second there, Custer.

Ross, have you ever been beaten up before?

Yeah, sure.

By someone besides Monica?

No. So what? So we get beaten up. Maybe that's something every man has to go through. Like a rite of passage or something.

Couldn't we just lose our virginities again? Because I think actually mine's growing back.

Well, we did it. We're here. We are standing our ground. How long does a cup of coffee take.

Would you come on! Come on! Thank you.

There we go.

I think we've proved our point.

Did you burn your mouth?

I cannot feel my tongue.

Bullies! Big bullies!

Oh, look who's here. It's the weenies.

Did we not make ourselves clear the other day?

Yeah. And that's why we're here.

Yes, we're standing our ground, apparently.

Let's do this, all right.

Whoa, whoa. What you got there? A weapon?

A nice watch. I don't want to break it on your ribs.

All right, let's do this. Question: If I don't care about my watch, can I use it as a weapon?

What do you mean?

Well it's sharp, it's metal. I think I can do some, you know, serious damage with it.

No, you can't use your watch.


Or your keys!

Look, here's what we'll do. We'll put all keys and watches in the hat over there, alright?

All right, come on, man. Let's do this!

Before I forget, are we hitting faces?

Of course we're hitting faces! Why wouldn't you hit faces?

Well because I have to work on Monday. I have a big presentation.

Actually, I gotta show this apartment tomorrow, and, you know, this no faces thing might not be a bad idea.

Okay, nothing from the neck up.

All right.

Or the waist down. Danny's ovulating?

Or really? You guys are trying again?


So let me just get this straight. We're strictly talking about the middle?

You want some of this? You want a piece of this? I'm standing here!

Hey, hey. Those guys are taking our stuff!

Hey, hey!

God, that was amazing. That was incredible. You guys kicked butt!

Us? What about you guys? Man, you really, bing, gave it to old Mr. Clean back there. He was a big guy.

Yeah he was, wasn't he?

I wouldn't know, having missed everything.

Oh, don't do that to yourself. Any one of us could have tripped over that little girl's jump rope.

So listen, guys, are we, are we okay here?

We're okay.

Okay, so can I have my hat back?


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