November 28, 2019

Lesson 13: Christmas at "Friends"

Topic of the week: Christmas and the New Year


Useful vocabulary

Time code: 00:00

Chandler: Let me ask you, why is everybody using these tiny lights nowadays? I remember when people used to use big lights...
Rachel: That's a good story grandpa

Let me ask you - 'позвольте спросить' - отличный способ начать диалог.

That's a good story grandpa - отличная история, дедуля. Так можно отреагировать, когда человек вспоминает старые времена. Также можно использовать новое выражение 2019 года - Ok, boomer (бумеры - поколение X).

Time code 00:16

Wow, Monica's letting other people help decorate her tree?

Decorate a tree - украшать елку

Christmas tree - новогоднаяя елка. А как будет просто елка, которая растет в лесу? Spruce.

Time code 1:35

Chandler, aren't you worried about what to get Monica for Christmas?
No, I have a great idea for a present for her
Oh, that's it? A great idea?

Get smth someone for [celebration] - подарить подарок на [праздник]

That's it - и это всё?

Time code: 3:36

Wait a minute, wait a minute! No, we can't do this!
I don't wanna know what Monica got me, you know, I mean, look... I'm sure she worked really hard at getting me a present...

You know, I mean, look - знаете/понимаете/смотрите - слова-заполнители речи. Используйте их когда нужно собраться с мыслями и ответить.

Comprehension task

  1. Was Monica happy with the way friends decorated her tree?
  2. How do we call a Christmas tree that grows in a forest?
  3. Why friends were searching the house for presents?
  4. How did the girls convince Chandler to help them look for presents?
  5. Why Chandler was against it?

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