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Vegas All-Nighter

Vegas All-Nighter English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 18 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

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So we all know Marni had a good time in Las Vegas. She can’t stop talking about it. But remember when she and Beren were getting ready to go and Beren didn’t pack anything? How did that turn out for her?

This week on the soap opera, Beren’s Vegas adventure is revealed. She was right. She didn’t need a toothbrush. But a Russian-English dictionary might have come in handy…

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Dialog

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Beren

Beren

Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Jason:  Marni’s been telling me about her experience in Vegas, but I’ve heard nothing about what you were up to. What happened to you in Vegas? What did you do?

Beren:  What didn’t I do in Vegas?

Beren:  Triple-cherries! Yes! Jackpot!

Beren:  Come on. Come on.

Beren:  Snake eyes! No!

Beren:  Oh, no. God, no. No.

Marni:  Oh my God! Where have you been?

Beren:  Where have you been?

Marni:  I’ve been here.

Beren:  I’ve been all over. I’ve been all over. I’ve been all over. I hit the jackpot over at that casino run by the Russian mob. Don’t worry about it. I was like down fifty, then I got up a hundred, and then…cha-ching!

Marni:  So did you pull an all-nighter or something? ‘Cause I was in the hotel room and you never came back.

Beren:  What time is it? I don’t know if it’s been an all-nighter.

Marni:  It’s like five o’clock in the afternoon.

Beren:  That’s only sixteen hours. I’m not even close to twenty-four hours yet.

Marni:  What…So, are you having fun? Are you OK?

Beren:  No. I’m fine. I’m fine.

Marni:  You’re not hurt?

Beren:  No. I’m not.

Marni:  OK. OK. Just worried about you. What are you drinking there?

Beren:  It’s a…

Marni:  Do you even know?

Beren:  I’m not sure. No. I’m not sure. It’s from the Russian mob. I think it might have, like…

Marni:  Oh God! Oh yeah! No. Definitely vodka.

Beren:  Yeah.

Marni:  I would advise not drinking this anymore. I think you’ve had fun. I think you’ve gambled. I think you’ve, you know, you’ve maybe…sounds like you were up and down and…

Beren:  Yeah.

Marni:  You’ve won some, lost some. Do you need, maybe, like some rest?

Beren:  No. I’m good. I’m good. It’s sixteen hours. I have twelve more to go.

Marni:  Oh my God. I think Vegas has done something to you.

 

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Discussion

Jason and Beren are hanging out on the couch when he realizes that she never told him about her trip. Then Beren flashes back to the casinos where she plays slot machines and other games. She’s gambling like crazy when Marni finds her and they talk under the neon lights.

She seems pretty confused, but a few bits of information come out. She went to a casino run by the Russian mob and got a drink there…and she doesn’t even know what’s in it!

Though she’s been up all night, Beren is generally OK, so Marni takes her mystery drink and lets her get back to gambling.

How do you think you would act in Las Vegas, where bars and casinos are full of people 24 hours a day?

 

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Daniel_Sam

Daniel_Sam

Colombia

don`t rush to lose your money an all nighter¡¡

07:35 PM Dec 11 2008 |

Daniel_Sam

Daniel_Sam

Colombia

gambling is not for everybody¡¡¡, i think over half of people go there to las vegas are not able to make a control inside  minds, they may  find themeselves lost. well in fact it is the game`s  goal , but not be a loser or don`t rush to lose all your money in all nighter ..you cam be most crafty  than them--just try to game good handsCool and take a good descition when you  must leave it-

07:04 PM Dec 10 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

it’s funny

01:01 PM Nov 21 2008 |

guobingyou

guobingyou

China

I want to Los Vegas,and then spend every minute to enjoy the life over there

06:28 AM Nov 21 2008 |

jinning

jinning

China

just don't like it !

03:34 AM Nov 21 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I never went,but I have curious :D

03:04 PM Nov 20 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I never have gonne in las vegas,but I think that be cool those neon lights,bars and gambling…

I would go certainty,but I don't let me take the game ;)

02:38 PM Nov 20 2008 |

195854255

195854255

United States

it seems that Vegas is really a place for gamble. People may go nuts there in that atmosphere.

08:35 AM Nov 20 2008 |

alez1986

China

I don't like gambling,but i often win if i'd like when gambling.

01:38 AM Nov 19 2008 |

zekezhou

China

I don't like gambling ,but Las Vegas just a casino in my mind,so I don't kown what I will to do when I be there.and ,if I have a chance to go Las Vegas, I think I will find something  or somewhere I like to do or to play.

05:02 PM Nov 18 2008 |

Totto

Totto

Sudan

Clauss, you are right. I dont gamble. Not that I can't,

but it is Haram, something forbidden, in Islam.  Any

kind of Gambling is Haram.  And besides, it brings alot

of disappointments and distress when someone loses a

big forturne and it is addictive and risky.  It is not my thing for fun. 

11:34 AM Nov 18 2008 |

Clauss

Clauss

Ukraine

Gambing is the worst thing in the world. It's like a drug addiction. So guys be careful with it, it's as dangerous as the Russian mob Wink

11:15 AM Nov 18 2008 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

09:09 AM Nov 18 2008 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

i think 2  the gambling not bad and not good

but i don't like it 

 

09:01 AM Nov 18 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Las Vegas!! It sounds really cool!! I suppose that place must be really nice!! Many parties every night and nice people everywhere! i like it! but i don't know if i have enough money for it!! lol

04:38 AM Nov 18 2008 |

explorer143

Pakistan

i never go for gambling in my life, there are othere places, like nature, for the enjoyment…

02:15 AM Nov 18 2008 |

Christoph07

Germany

I think Beren is frustrated because McCain lost the election. Thats why she was drinking alcohol and tried to changing minds with gambling….Laughingjust kiddingLaughing

02:10 AM Nov 18 2008 |

baishuigirl

China

I think the gambling is not bad,but how to play in LAS Vegas is the most importent thing.

01:33 AM Nov 18 2008 |

Whiteangel

Whiteangel

Syrian Arab Republic

i will go for other palces.
i don’t like casino or gambling.
There should be so many nice places.

12:48 AM Nov 18 2008 |

Saisunee

Saisunee

Thailand

I don't like gambling.i won't go any place near The casino.

11:41 PM Nov 17 2008 |

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