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Farewell

Farewell English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 24 2009

Themes: Religion, Romance

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Everyone wants to find their calling in life. Who wouldn’t want to do what they’re most cut out for? But one hard thing about feeling strongly about what you must do with your life is that you’ll have to leave other things behind.

Today, Mason is one of those other things.

Last week, Amanda suddenly announced that she was going to become a nun. Did you believe her? Well, she was serious. Watch as Amanda and Mason say their goodbyes on one of the saddest episodes of the Ebaby! soap opera.

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Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Dale

Dale

Mason

Mason

Marni

Marni

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  So…I don’t know. I don’t know. I mean, it’s just um…This is kinda really weird, right? This is weird.

Amanda:  Yeah. We had all this crazy build-up, all this sexual tension, and then I kind of realized that I needed to channel that in a different direction, which was upwards.

Mason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  God told me that I can’t do this anymore. I can…

Mason:  Listen, it’s not my thing. I’m not tryin’ to put down your thing, but it’s not my thing and I can’t really hang with it. So…

Amanda:  I love you, but I love the big guy more. And I can’t do this ‘cause I just have to be here.

Mason:  That’s gonna be tough…

Amanda:  And here.

Mason:  That’s a tough one to swallow. That’s all I’m gonna say. So, you know, if you got any direct line or something up there maybe you can tell Him to help me figure this out.

Amanda:  And this child, it’s not ours.

Mason:  Alright. That was officially too much.

Amanda:  It’s His.

Mason:  I need a drink. I’m meeting Marni here…I don’t know. She should be here any second.

Amanda:  I’ll pray for you.

Mason:  Sure. Yeah. I mean, what? I can’t even…I feel weird kissing you. You’re a freakin’ nun now.

Amanda:  I can’t. I can’t kiss you. It’s sexual. I can’t, I can’t… There’s no rubbing. I can’t. I gotta catch my ride, baby. Oh, I can’t say “baby!” Oh my God! I can’t say, “Oh my God!” I love you. God be with you. I gotta…Taxi! Taxi!

Mason:  Seriously. I mean…

Marni:  How you doin’?

Mason:  Where’s the beer at?

Marni:  I know. I know.

Dale:  Hey guys…

 

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Discussion

As Amanda gets ready to get in a taxi and leave Mason forever, she keeps forgetting things she can’t do as a nun. Do you think she’ll be a good nun? Do you think she’s doing the right thing? Do you think she’s really pregnant? Does she look good in her habit?

Mason seems more angry than sad that his girlfriend is leaving him. He doesn’t understand why this is happening. Have you ever been dumped? How did you react?

After Amanda leaves, Marni meets Mason for drinks. He wants to drink beer and be with his friend because he’s sad. Marni is the perfect person for Mason to talk to because she was just dumped too. As they walk into the bar, Marni and Mason are met by two extremely friendly strangers. Who could these people be? Find out next week.

Also, in case you’re wondering, we’re sad to say that Amanda really is leaving English, baby! Read this goodbye interview with her and take a look back at her relationship with Mason.

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah one time  i saw my old friend that he has changed alot and it was blast from the past for me.

12:11 PM Jul 17 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

nun monk shut down

02:58 PM Feb 19 2012 |

Joy4short

Joy4short

Japan

I  didnt  get  it,  I  didnt  get  the  story Innocent

05:06 PM Sep 20 2011 |

Cindy Liu

Cindy Liu

Taiwan

aha! it was funny :)

06:50 AM Aug 11 2011 |

N3t4

N3t4

Peru

good! xD

11:53 PM May 14 2010 |

ameur

ameur

Algeria

 nice video.thanks.

09:18 AM Oct 26 2009 |

fadel san

fadel san

Saudi Arabia

that's funny this remind me by Japanese TV show.

04:28 PM Apr 02 2009 |

Best.V

Best.V

United States

I tink it means saying goodbye.For eg.a farewell party

02:00 AM Apr 02 2009 |

Best.V

Best.V

United States

What a pity!!!She love him,but she painstakingly avoid the fact!!!

01:48 AM Apr 02 2009 |

MANTUKiSs

MANTUKiSs

Lithuania

NICE VID!FAREWELL;)

01:40 AM Mar 31 2009 |

chocotorro

chocotorro

Mexico

It was funny.

10:17 PM Mar 30 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

great

01:00 AM Mar 25 2009 |

MaggieO(∩_∩)O

China

I can't watch itCry

07:00 PM Mar 24 2009 |

simo&fili

Italy

Innocent kiss

02:37 AM Mar 24 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

there is a lesson to learn from this

10:55 PM Mar 23 2009 |

alexa1

alexa1

Saudi Arabia

 yah..Surprised beautiful girls

08:06 PM Mar 23 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

beautiful girls should not be nuns

03:08 AM Mar 23 2009 |

seven-king

seven-king

China

     what a pity! I'm a little confuesd why she had to choose to be a nun.Everything would be a common occurrence after they got married.

08:54 PM Mar 22 2009 |

Reddogrog

Reddogrog

United States

SmileYo! peeps! that was super off the hook yo!  My boys in class will dig it!  Thank God for this web site!!!!

09:16 AM Mar 22 2009 |

Benjamin Elizondo

Mexico

is a shame that amanda is really leaving english baby , although it was a very good lesson.

07:17 PM Mar 21 2009 |

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