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Friends: Joey's Bad Birthday Gift

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Video Length: 2:33

Updated on: 07/13/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a scene from the TV series Friends and do a listening exercise about a bad gift that Joey gets for his girlfriend. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about gift giving and birthdays. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on video quotes, vocabulary, and word choice. The grammar activity features the usage of the past simple + while + past continuous. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Joey complains that it’s hard to shop for his girlfriend so Chandler goes out to find her a better birthday gift.

Lesson Activities

Gift Giving, Birthdays
Short Answers, True / False
Images, Adverbs, Word Choice, Multiple Choice
Past simple (+ while + past continuous)
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Friends TV Series Clip, Bachelor Parties, Gift Giving, Birthdays

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