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Friends

The One With the Sonogram at the End


Pre-watching
Have you ever seen the series? If you have, who is your favourite character? Why?
Do you think you can see yourself in any of the characters?
Have you ever had a sonogram done?
PRE-INTRO SCENE: CENTRAL PERK
1) Listen and fill in the gaps.
MONICA: What you guys don't___________________ is, for us, kissing is as
___________________ as any part of it.
JOEY: Yeah, right!... Y'serious?
PHOEBE: Oh, yeah!
RACHEL: ____________________ you need to know is in that ___________________ kiss.
MONICA: Absolutely.
CHANDLER: Yeah, I think for us, kissing is pretty much like an ___________________ act,
y'know? I mean it's like the stand-up _____________________ you have to sit through before
Pink Floyd comes out.
ROSS: Yeah, and-and it's not that we _________________ _________________ the comedian,
it's that-that... that's not why we bought the ______________________.
CHANDLER: The problem is, though, after the ____________________ over, no matter how
great the show was, you girls are always ____________________ for the comedian again,
y'know? I mean, we're in the car, we're fighting traffic... basically just trying to stay
____________________.
RACHEL: Yeah, well, word of _____________________: Bring back the comedian. Otherwise
next time you're gonna find ___________________ sitting at home, listening to that
_____________________ alone.
JOEY: Are we still _______________________ about sex?
SCENE 1: MUSEUM OF PREHISTORIC HISTORY
2) Who says this? Ross, Marsha or Carol?
________________: Well, she has issues.
________________: Marsha, these are cave people. Okay? They have issues like 'Gee, that
glacier's getting kinda close.' See?
________________: Speaking of issues, isn't that your ex-wife?
________________: Okay, okay, yes, it is. How about I'll, uh, catch up with you in the Ice
Age.
________________: Sorry. You look good too.
________________: A lesbian?
________________: Well... you never know. How's, um.. how's the family?
________________: I'm pregnant.

SCENE 2 (part 1): AT MONICA AND RACHEL'S APARTMENT


3) Choose the correct option
a- Whose little ball of paper is it?
i- Joey
ii- Phoebe
iii- Chandler
b- Why is Monica so anxious?
i- shes got a job interview ii- her parents are coming to visit her

iii- she has a date

c- Who is Monicas parents favourite child?


i- Ross
ii- Monica
iii- Both of them
d- What did Rachel lose?
i- an earring ii- a ring

iii- a coin

SCENE 2 (part 2): AT MONICA AND RACHELS APARTMENT


4) Correct the mistakes.
ROSS: Hi.
MONICA: Wow. That is not a funny hi.
ROSS: Carol's pregnant.
PHOEBE: Ooh! I found it!
MONICA: W-w-wh-... wha-... w-w-w-...
ROSS: Yeah. Do that for another three hours, you might be where I am right about now.
CHANDLER: Kinda puts that whole pillow stuff in perspective, huh, Mon?
RACHEL: Well now, how-how do you fit into this whole thing?
ROSS: Well, Carol says she and Susan want me to be involved, but if I'm not comfortable
with it, I don't have to be involved.. basically it's entirely up to me.
PHOEBE: She is so cool! I miss her.
MONICA: What does she mean by 'involved'?
CHANDLER: I mean presumably, the greatest part of your job is done.
ROSS: Anyway, they want me to go down to this sonogram thing with them tomorrow.
RACHEL: So what are you gonna do?
ROSS: I have no clue. No matter what I do, though, I'm still gonna be a father.
JOEY: .....Well, this is still ruined, right?
SCENE 3: AT MONICA AND RACHEL'S.
5) Complete with the missing phrases.
MRS. GELLER: Oh, Martha Ludwin's daughter is gonna call you. Mmm! What's that curry
taste?
MONICA: Curry.
MRS. GELLER: Mmmm!
ROSS: _______________________________! I, I really do.
MR. GELLER: Do you remember the Ludwins? The big one had a thing for you,
_______________________?
MRS. GELLER: They all had a thing for him.
ROSS: Aw, Mom...

MONICA: I'm sorry, why is this girl going to call me?


MRS. GELLER: Oh, she just graduated, and she wants to be something in cooking, or
food, or.... I don't know. Anyway, _______________________________________MONICA: No Mom, I don't have a restaurant, I work in a restaurant.
MRS. GELLER: Well, they don't have to know that...
MONICA: Ross, ____________________________________________ with the spaghetti, please?
ROSS: Yeah.
MRS. GELLER: Oh, we're having spaghetti! That's.... easy.
MONICA: I know this is going to sound unbelievably selfish on my part, but, were you
planning on bringing up the whole baby/lesbian thing? _________________________________
it might take some of the heat off me.
MRS. GELLER: What that Rachel did to her life.... We ran into her parents at the club, they
were not playing very well.
MR. GELLER: I'm not gonna tell you what _______________________________________... but
forty thousand dollars is a lot of money!
MRS. GELLER: Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar...
MONICA: What's that supposed to mean?
MRS. GELLER: Nothing! ___________________________________.
MONICA: No it's not.
MR. GELLER: Don't listen to your mother. You're independent, and you always have been!
Even when you were a kid... and you were chubby, and you had no friends,
______________________________! And you would read alone in your room, and your
puzzles...
MR. GELLER: Look, there are people like Ross who need to
________________________________, with his museum, and his papers getting published.
Other people are satisfied with staying where they are- I'm telling you, these are the
people who never get cancer.
MR. GELLER: ...And I read about these women trying to have it all, and I thank God 'Our
Little Harmonica' doesn't seem to have that problem.
MONICA: So, Ross, ________________________________? Any stories? No news, no little
anecdotes to share with the folks?
ROSS: Okay! Okay. Look, I, uh- I realise you guys have been wondering what exactly
happened between Carol and me, and, so, well, here's the deal.
__________________________________. She's living with a woman named Susan. She's
pregnant with my child, and she and Susan are going to raise the baby.
MRS. GELLER: ___________________________________________?!
SCENE 4: CENTRAL PERK
6) Decide whether the statements are true or false.
a) If Monica could change her parents, she would want Rachels. ____
b) Ross goes to the mens room to wash his hands. ____
c) Phoebe has a twin sister. ____
d) Phoebe doesnt speak with her sister. ____
e) Chandler is an only child. ____
f) Rachel is very nervous about seeing Barry the following day. ____

g) Ross wants to go to the doctors appointment with Carol and Susan. ____
h) Rachel used to think that love would be easier. ____
SCENE 5: AT THE CLINIC
7) Order the lines
Hi.
Dr. Oberman. Okay. And is heYes, and she's very supportive.
Thanks.
Dr. Oberman.
How could I forget?
Sorry I'm late, I was stuck at work. There was this big dinosaur.. thing.. anyway
Ross? That opens my cervix.
Ross, you remember Susan.
Ross.
-she, of course, she- uh- familiar with our.. special situation?
Hello, Susan. Good shake. Good shake. So, uh, we're just waiting for...?
Quack, quack..
Okay, that's great. No, I'm- Oh.
She.
SCENE 7: AT BARRYS PRACTICE
8) Watch the following scene with no sound and guess what Rachel says to Robbie (the
boy).
SCENE 8: AT THE CLINIC
9) Complete the dialogue with the words from the box. Then listen and check.
- grandmother - give boy change - name about - decisions agreed lives work ROSS: So, um- so how's this, uh, how's this gonna _____________________? Y'know, with us?
Y'know, when, like, important ____________________ have to be made?
CAROL: ________________________ me a 'for instance'.
ROSS: Well, uh, uh, I don't know, okay, okay, how about with the, uh, with the baby's
___________________?
CAROL: MarlonROSS: Marlon?!
CAROL: -if it's a _______________________, Minnie if it's a girl.
ROSS: ...As in Mouse?
CAROL: As in my _______________________________.
ROSS: Still, you- you say Minnie, you hear Mouse. Um, how about, um.. how
____________________ Julia?
CAROL: Julia..
SUSAN: We ___________________________ on Minnie.
ROSS: 'S'funny, um, uh, we agreed we'd spend the rest of our ___________________
together. Things ________________________, roll with the punches. I believe Julia's on the
table..?
SCENE 9: AT BARRYS PRACTICE + SCENE 10: AT THE CLINIC
10) Answer the questions.

a) Why is Barry so tanned?


__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
b) Who is Mindy?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
c) Who is Barry happy with?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
d) Why doesnt Ross want to name the baby Helen?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
e) What is the problem with the babys surname?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
CREDITS SCENE: MONICA AND RACHEL'S APARTMENT.
11) Order the events.
Phoebe says that the baby looks like a potato.
Monica cries because shes going to be an aunt.
Rachel phones Mindy.
Joey cant find the baby in the sonogram image.
Rachel tells the group that she feels a lot better.
After-watching
What would you do if you were in Rosss situation?
What do you think of Rachel standing Barry up?
Vocabulary Work
1) Match the words/phrases/sentences
a) Issues (scene 1)
b) To have a thing for someone
(scene 3)
c) Chubby (scene 3)
d) Folks (scene 3)
e) Shoot for (scene 3)
f) Supportive (scene 4)
g) To be on the table (scene 8)

with their meaning.


1) Ones parents.
2) To be up for discussion.
3) To aim for something, to set something as
ones goal.
4) To like and be interesting in someone.
5) Personal problems or emotional disorders.
6) Providing support, especially moral or
spiritual.
7) Plump and round, overweight.

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