#8 Friends: Rachel's 1st Paycheck | ESL Video

#8 Friends: Rachel's 1st Paycheck

Quiz by: rmd    

Description: Rachel earns her first paycheck. Her friends ask when she will come home.
Intermediate
1. What did Rachel get?
2. What was Phoebe's first job?
3. Did Rachel earn a lot of money?
4. Who took all of Rachel's money?
5. Why do Rachel's friends give her a big tip?
6. One of Rachel's friends _____________.
7.) Another one of Rachel's friends ____________.
8.) And other one of Rachel's friends ____________.
Rachel: Look-look-look-look-look, my first paycheck! Look at the window, there's my name! Hi, me!

Phoebe: I remember the day I got my first paycheck. There was a cave in in one of the mines, and eight people were killed.

Monica: Wow, you worked in a mine?

Phoebe: I worked in a Dairy Queen, why?

Rachel: God, isn't this exciting? I earned this. I wiped tables for it, I steamed milk for it, and it was totally—(opens envelope)—not worth it. Who's FICA? Why's he getting all my money? I mean, what- Chandler, look at that.

Chandler: (looking) Oh, this is not that bad.

Joey: Oh, you're fine, yeah, for a first job.

Ross: You can totally, totally live on this.

Monica: Yeah, yeah.

Ross: Oh, by the way, great service tonight.

All: Oh! Yeah!

(They all get their wallets out and give generous tips.)

Guys: Hockey! (They go to leave but are blocked by three of Rachel's friends, Leslie, Kiki, and Joanne. The guys pause to stare at them.) Hockey! Hockey. (The guys.)

Leslie: (looking around) Rachel?

Rachel: Oh my God! (Rachel, Leslie, Kiki, and Joanne all scream and hug each other.

Monica: (to Phoebe) I swear I've seen birds do this on Wild Kingdom.

Rachel: What are you guys doing here?

Kiki: Well, we were in the city shopping, and your mom said you work here, aaand it's true!

Joanne: Look at you in the apron. You look like you're in a play.

Rachel: (to a pregnant Leslie) Look at you, you are so big I can't believe it!

Leslie: I know. I know! I'm a duplex.

Rachel: (to Joanne) So what's going on with you?

Joanne: Well, guess who my dad's making partner in his firm? (She points to herself and they all scream again.)

Kiki: And while we're on the subject of news.. (She holds up here finger to show off her engagement ring and they all scream again.)

Phoebe: (to Monica) Look, look, I have elbows! (They scream.)
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Gap-fill

Complete the sentences using the words below.
Wordbank
shopping exciting paycheck totally tonight swear elbows


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Let's Talk!

1.) How did Rachel feel about her first paycheck?
2.) Have you ever worked a job that you felt was not worth it?
3.) Do you think it's important to celebrate small achievements like earning your first paycheck?

Rachel's First Paycheck: A Friends Episode for ESL Learners

Join Rachel and her friends in this episode of Friends as she celebrates earning her first paycheck. This video is a great way for ESL learners to practice vocabulary related to work and money, as well as learn about friendship and celebrations.

In this episode, Rachel shows her excitement and disappointment about her first paycheck. Learn new words like 'paycheck', 'FICA', and 'partner'. Practice using past simple tense while discussing Rachel's experience at work.

This video is perfect for ESL learners at a low-intermediate level who want to improve their listening skills and vocabulary related to work and money. Use this video in the classroom for discussions about work experiences and celebrations.
Category

Friends

Grammar

Past Simple

Keywords

paycheck

earn

FICA

partner

engagement

Discussion Questions

1.) How did Rachel feel about her first paycheck?
2.) Have you ever worked a job that you felt was not worth it?
3.) Do you think it's important to celebrate small achievements like earning your first paycheck?

Vocabulary

paycheck

earn

FICA

partner

engagement

elbows

tip

service

wallet

apron