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Friends | Joey and the Thanksgiving Turkey

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Video Length: 1:56

Updated on: 11/22/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip from the TV series 'Friends' and do a viewing/listening exercise about Joey getting a Thanksgiving turkey stuck on his head. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Thanksgiving, traditions, and turkey. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing sections include activities on verbs / phrases used in the video dialogue. The grammar section features the usage of the verb to be + "gonna" + [base verb]. There is an additional joke task included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

Joey gets a Thanksgiving turkey stuck on his head when he wants to scare Chandler. He succeeds in the end, but not in the original way he planned.

Lesson Activities

Thanksgiving, Turkey
Short Answers, Story Comparison
Verbs/Verb Phrase Usage (Dialogue)
Going to ('gonna') + [base verb]
Joke Task, Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Thanksgiving, Funny Situations

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