Jun 25, 2015

Friends: Introductions - Verb to Be - Functional Language

This is a fun, creative activity provided by a reader, Pedro Urbano, Thanks, Pedro, for sharing your great activity with us. I hope you share even more! I do not usually share activities based on TV sitcoms  or series, but Pedro helped me with that task. Thanks, Pedro, once again..

I've been teaching English for nine years working with teens, adults, and seniors. Creating songs activities and especially movie worksheets are my features. Today, I'm part of ICBEU teacher team - Manaus (a dream of 13 years that came true), working with teens and adults. 

What are they saying? Create a dialog according to the pictures (the pictures are in the worksheet). 

Use the questions below. One is extra.

Where are you from? How old are you? Are you Chinese?

1st Watch

Read the questions and check the correct answer.

A. Where is Rachel?

( ) at home ( ) at the airport ( ) at the gym

B. Where are Ross and Julie coming from?

( ) from Los Angeles ( ) from Mexico ( ) from China

C. Where is Julie from?

( ) NY ( ) Los Angeles ( ) Texas

2. Watch the video segment. Check T (true) or F (false).


A. Rachel has a cat in her hand ( )
B. Ross introduces Rachel to Julie ( )
C. Julie is from China ( )

2nd Watch.

Watch the segment again and complete the dialogue with the expressions below.

I’m from New York / Welcome to our country / There you are /This is Julie   

Ross: Rachel...
Rachel: Oh..._________________! So...so... How was China, YOU?
Ross: It was great. Oh...what happened?
Rachel: What?
Ross: You’re bleeding
Rachel: Oh.. I am? Oh look at that. Yes, I am. Enough about me. Mr. “Back from the Orient” Come on, I wanna everything...everything!
Ross: Well, where do I start? _______________________. Julie, this is Rachel.
Rachel: Hi.....Oh these are...are....aren’t for you. These are for you: ______________________________!
Julie: Thank you. ___________________________ .




Anonymous said...

I la la loved it this activity. I think Friends is great show and helped me a lot to learn new vocabulary and like English.

Bring more activities like that using Friends (maybe the holiday themed ones) or with other TV Shows!

Claudio Azevedo said...

I guess Pedro can help us with that!

Pedro Urbano said...

It will be a pleasure to help.

Talita Nakagawa said...

This one is amazing!! Thanks for sharing! =D

Anonymous said...

hi Pedro, If you can read this can you tell us what season and episode is please

thanks a lot

Pedro Urbano said...


It's season 2 episode 1

Fernanda said...

This activity is great! Thank you so much for sharing!!

gisela said...

thanks for sharing the activity pedro! do you have some more on Friends?

Gerald Trana said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing activity. I love it!