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Friends: The One With Rachel's Phone Number

Friends: The One With Rachel's Phone Number

Students learn new expressions from an episode of the Friends TV show. Topics include dating and small talk, including awkward silence.

Level:  Advanced

Topic:  Dating

Time:  60 minutes

Preparation

Procedure below is the same for all Friends activities

Procedure

1

Ask the students to work in groups of 3 to 5 people.

2

Give each student a handout.

3

Explain the Expression of the day on the handout.

4

Ask the students to read the Useful Expressions and discuss the meaning of the expressions in their groups. Check the answers as a whole class.

5

Review the Video Listening questions.

6

Play the Friends episode. The students’ task is to listen for the Useful Expressions and answer the Video Listening questions.

7

After watching, ask the students if they could recognize and understand the Useful Expressions in the video.

8

Ask the students to discuss their answers to the Video Listening questions in their groups. Check the answers as a whole class.

9

Then, ask the students to discuss the Discussion Questions in their group. Monitor for correct usage of the Useful Expressions.

Extended Practice

Ask students to write their own sentences or a dialogue using the Useful Expressions.

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Ask students to write a response to one of the Discussion Questions.

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