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Video Session - Friends - The one where they all turn thirty

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Video Session:

Meet the characters...

Chandler  Rachel   Ross  Monica Joey  Phoebe

Turning Thirty...

At Rachel’s apartment…
TASK 1: Decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F) 
Monica prepared breakfast.
Joey’s thirties were okay.
Rachel feels she is overreacting.  
At the street…

Match the beginnings (1-4) with the endings (A-D)
Ross bought…
Ross claims he has…
Phoebe wants to go…
The sports car is completely boxed in…

A. always been interested in cars.
B. a red sports car.
C. for a ride.
D. and then can’t get out.

At Monica and Chandler’s apartment…
TASK 3: Choose the correct word for each gap
Monica is .
Chandler has organized a .
Monica‘s parents had never .
At Ursula’s apartment…
TASK 4: Choose the correct word to complete the statements
Phoebe gives her twin sister a  as a birthday present.
Ursula says they are .
Ursula sold Phoebe’s birth certificate to a runaway.

At Rachel’s apartment…
TASK 5: Complete the script with the words below.
married – hug – couple – joke – list  – guys – grandma – funny – card – any

Tag: This is from me!
Rachel: Ahhhh!
Tag: It wasn't on the list, but hopefully you'll think it's really fun!
A scooter!
Ross: Stick to the . Always stick to the list.
Rachel: No! No, no, I love it. Thank you.
Chandler: Okay, open ours next. Open ours next!
Rachel: Okay.
Joey: Now that you’re a  we don’t get two presents from you ?
Chandler: For my last birthday you gave me a ! Okay, read the card! Read the card!
Rachel: Okay. Happy birthday ! It’s better to be over the hill than buried under it. All our love Monica and Chandler. That’s , yeah!
Chandler: No-no-no-no! That was the !
Rachel: No, I know! I get it! It’s funny!
Chandler: No, because you’re not a grandmother!
Rachel: No I know, because to be a grandmother you have to be  and have children and I don’t have  of those things. That’s why it’s so funny.
Monica: All you had to do was buy the !

TASK 6: Complete Rachel’s plan with numbers
Rachel wants to have kids.
She should have the first one by the time she’s .
She doesn’t have to get pregnant until she is ,
which gives Prada years to start making maternity clothes!
She wants to be married for year before she gets pregnant.
She doesn’t have to get married until she is , which is whole years from now!
However, she needs a year and a half to plan the wedding,
and she would like to know the guy for a year, year and a half before they get engaged.
Which means she needs to meet the guy by the time she’s .
Now, enjoy the rest of the episode...

TASK 7: Who said what: Ross, Phoebe, Joey or Monica? (throughout the episode)
“Why God? Why?!! We had a deal!! Let the others grow old! Not me!!”
“I really like to say that I’m … You know what I’d really like to say? I’m drunk!! That’s right mom and dad your little Harmonica is hammered!! And guess what! I’ve been drunk before! And I’ve smoked a cigarette! It’s all okay. It’s okay because I turned thirty today. And, and I can do anything I want… because I am a grown up.”
"How would you feel if you found out you were 31? It totally ruined my schedule! I haven’t done any of the things I wanted to do by the time I was 31! I haven’t met any Portuguese people! I haven’t had the perfect kiss! And I haven’t been to sniper’s school!”
“Do you realize in ten years we’re going to be forty?”
© CynWilkinson 2009