Nov 16

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Friends – Joey & Ross Stuck on the Roof

Remember when Joey and Ross got stuck on the roof together and they must climb down the fire escape? An incredibly funny scene from Friends, and some great expressions for your English!

Level: B1/B2 and above


Watch the scene & do this interactive listening quiz to check if you understood all the words. When you are done, click “View Questions” to see the answers.


TIP: Scroll down for the script & the vocabulary list and print this page so you can work with the script more easily.


Type the missing words on the lines.




Ross: Okay, you have a good grip?

Joey: Yeah.

Ross: Okay, I’m going to start to climb down you now.

Joey: Just hurry up!

Ross: Okay. Now now now should I climb down your front so we are face-to-face, or should I climb down your back so we’re… butt-to-face?

Joey: Face to face, face to face, yeah.

Ross: Okay, here I go.

Joey: Oh my… how much do you weigh, Ross?

Ross: I prefer not to answer that right now, I’m still carrying a little holiday weight.

Joey: You know when we talked about face to face, I don’t think we thought it all the way through!

Ross: What do you want me to do?

Joey: Just shimmy down me and drop!

Ross: Hi!

Joey: Hi!

Ross: You know, maybe I should hang and you should climb down me.

Joey: Yeah, maybe we should talk about that for a little while!

Ross: It still looks pretty far.

Joey: It’s not that far, just drop.

Ross: Don’t rush me!

Joey: Ross, you should know that my pants are starting to come down and I’m not wearing any underwear!

Ross: Ouch my ankle, I really hurt my ankle, I think I twisted it! Oh a quarter!



to start to do something = about to do something

to drop = to let go and get down on the ground from above

to shimmy down = to climb down

face-to-face = 2 people with their faces towards each other

butt = bottom, the body part you sit on

Don’t rush me! = Don’t try to make me do this too fast!

My pants are starting to come down.

to wear underwear = to have underpants on

Joey is not wearing any underwear = He has no underpants on.

to twist one’s ankle = to hurt one’s ankle very badly so one cannot walk



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