A Traffic Violation: Rachel and Ross Get Pulled Over | ESL Video

A Traffic Violation: Rachel and Ross Get Pulled Over

Quiz by: eoi.lisaarias    

Description: A listening comprehension exercise about traffic violations based on a scene from FRIENDS
Intermediate
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What 2 traffic violations does Rachel commit?
How does Rachel handle the situation?
What is the play on word that she uses with the officer's name?
What is Ross's reaction to the scene?
Why is Ross pulled over?
How does Ross handle the situation?
What is the play on word that Ross uses with the police officer?
TRANSCRIPT FOR RACHEL AND ROSS GET PULLED OVER

Rachel: Okay. Switch places with me! Switch places with me! Come on! I'll go under, you go over!
Ross: Yeah, I'll get right on that.
Rachel: Oh come on Ross!! (She tries to switch places with him and goes under his leg.)
Ross: No Rach! Come on! No-no! Yeah, I'm sure we won't get arrested for this.
(She sits back up as the policeman approaches. She undoes her top button.)
Rachel: (sexily) Hi officer, was I going a little too fast?
Ross: Oh my God.
Policeman: Can I see your license please?
Rachel: Oh yes, absolutely! Y'know, it's weird uh, but I had a dream last night where I was stopped by a policeman. And then he uh…well I probably shouldn't tell you the rest.
Policeman: Your license?
Rachel: (handing it to him) Yes. Here you go Officer uh, Handsome.
Policeman: That's Hanson.
Rachel: Oops sorry, my mistake.
Ross: Dear Lord!!
Policeman: Wow!
Ross: Here it comes.
Policeman: This is a great picture.
Rachel: Really?! You think so? Y'know, I had just rolled out of bed.
Policeman: Yeah? Well you look phenomenal.
Ross: Well she should, it was taken ten years ago!
Rachel: Y'know you're-you're probably wondering about the old date on there.
Policeman: Yes I am.
Rachel: Yeah.
Policeman: You're an Aquarius, huh?
Rachel: I bet you're a Gemini.
Policeman: Nope.
Rachel: Taurus?
Policeman: Nope.
Rachel: Virgo?
Policeman: Nope.
Rachel: Sagittarius?
Policeman: Yep.
Rachel: I knew it! I knew it, ahh….
Policeman: Well I tell you what…
Rachel: Yeah?
Policeman: You're not gonna speed anymore right?
Rachel: I won't speed.
Policeman: And you promise you'll get this taken care of right away?
Rachel: I promise.
Policeman: And in the meantime you better let him drive. Does he have a license?
Rachel: Yeah!
Policeman: Can he handle the stick?
Rachel: Oh well…
Ross: I can handle the stick!!
NEXT SCENE
Rachel: Remind me to introduce you to someone!
Ross: Who?
Rachel: Fourth gear!!
(Suddenly a siren goes off.)
Ross: What?! What does he want?! I wasn't doing anything!
Rachel: Well maybe he saw your hand slip briefly from the ten and two o'clock position.
Ross: Maybe it's uh Sergeant Sagittarius coming back to flirt some more! (They pull over.)
Rachel: It's a different guy!
(The policeman walks up.)
Ross: Good evening officer.
Policeman: Do you know how fast you were traveling back there?
Ross: Ah no. I don't, but it could not have been more than sixty.
Policeman: You're right. It was 37. (Rachel laughs.)
Ross: I mean you're not gonna give me a-a ticket for driving too slow are ya?
Policeman: That's right.
(There's a pause as Ross gets suddenly flirtatious.)
Ross: Y'know of-officer I uh…I had the weirdest dream last night…
Rachel: Oh my God!
Policeman: Your license please.
Ross: (laughs) You don't-you don't want to hear about my dream Officer…Pretty?
Policeman: It's Petty. (He grabs Ross's license.) I'll be right back with your ticket. (Walks back to his car.)
Rachel: (pause) You have a son!
Ross: I know. I know.
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A Traffic Violation: Rachel and Ross Get Pulled Over

Join Rachel and Ross in a hilarious traffic violation scenario from the popular TV show FRIENDS. This video provides a fun way for ESL learners to practice listening comprehension and learn vocabulary related to traffic stops.

Watch as Rachel and Ross encounter a police officer during a traffic stop. Learn key words like 'violation', 'license', and 'speed', and explore how past simple tense is used in everyday conversations.

This video is perfect for ESL students at a low-intermediate level who want to improve their listening skills and expand their vocabulary. Use it in the classroom for engaging discussions and grammar practice.
Category

Friends

Grammar

Past Simple

Keywords

traffic violation

police officer

speeding ticket

Discussion Questions

1.) Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
2.) What is the speed limit where you live?
3.) How old were you when you started driving?

Vocabulary

violation

license

speed

flirt

ticket

dream

officer

promise

handle

stick