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Proposals

Proposals

Date: Feb 05 2010

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense

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It’s probably the most important question you could ever ask or be asked: “Will you marry me?”

Some people like to get creative with their proposals. You can have a plane sky-write the question or ask it on the big screen at a sporting event. Some proposals come at quiet, romantic moments and others at big parties.

Mason recently proposed to his girlfriend, and Dale wants to hear all about it. Find out if she said yes!

Dialog

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Dale

Dale

Mason

Mason

Dale:  So Mason, I heard this as a rumor because I like to listen in. You popped the question?

Mason:  I…yeah. I popped the question. I asked my girlfriend to marry me a few months ago. But it’s funny. I knew I was going to do it for a few months and it’s the kind of act that only hopefully do once so you think about what the right way to do it is and there’s all these different interpretations of how that goes.

Dale:  Did you provide a diamond ring?

Mason:  I had a rock that my mom gave me so that was what I used to do the act, but we ended up getting a different ring.

Dale:  Was she taken off guard?

Mason:  She had no idea that it was coming and I did in front of a bunch of people so she absolutely had to say yes or look horrible. That’s definitely how I played it safe.

Dale:  Did you get on one knee? That’s…I think that’s what most women like to hear, “Did the guy actually get on one knee?”

Mason:  I did. I did cliched-it-up, which seemed to work, so tried and true is the way to go apparently.

Dale:  Oh. You planned it out?

Mason:  It ended up being fairly spur of the moment, but when the time is right, you’ve to seize those opportune moments.

 

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Discussion

Dale heard that Mason proposed to his girlfriend, so he asks him if it’s true. It is! Dale wants details.

Mason says his proposal was fairly traditional. He got on one knee with a ring. He borrowed his mom’s ring and then picked out a new one with his fiance later. Mason also asked his girlfriend to marry him in front of a lot of other people so that it would be harder for her to say no.

What do you think makes a good proposal?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Being honest make a proposal great of course if she likes you as well.

01:34 PM Dec 07 2013 |

chelinitz

chelinitz

Chile

the scenerio!! the day you are asked such a question and the way he performances this.


11:31 AM Feb 04 2013 |

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i have no idea

03:40 PM Oct 21 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i have no idea

03:40 PM Oct 21 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Now I am thinking how do I propose my future wife lol

03:43 AM Feb 25 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

My invitation was faxed to me. First I got a call that I’m going to have a fax and what was it about hadn’t been said. The fax machine was in another building. In order to get there, you’ve got to go through the park and it was 10 p.m., kind of dark. So eaten by curiousity I ventured my trip through the darkness. And, yes, there was light, it was! The fax was about a proposal. But I remember how something flashed above me almost touched my head while I was walking through the park. That was an owl. Since that  an owl is a good messenger for me.


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03:32 AM Feb 25 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I have got the proposal through the love letter. It was real letter, not e-mail. It was written with romantic handwritting. It was unusual way for proposal. It was like in XVII-XVII century.


I would enjoy the scenario of the proposal from the cartoon “Rapunzel” with lots of flying lamps in the sky…… 



02:25 AM Feb 25 2012 |

littleflow3r

Indonesia

a good proposal is made in the girl parent's house. and the proposal is said to her father :) it is what moslem do )

07:37 AM Dec 13 2010 |

Holmes nash phil

Malawi

A good proposal done in good time at good place to a good person simply to propo’s someone its like how many feeling do you have to that someone. When you are proposing try to catch better words so that u can win that girl.

07:06 PM Jul 24 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

A good proposal is made with a good moment, a good place, sincere words, real feelings … yeah,and an expensive rock isn't too much either!

02:46 AM Feb 18 2010 |

Artien

Artien

Indonesia

I don’t need a romantic moment 4 just one day. The most important he is faithful for whole of my life.

11:20 PM Feb 17 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

First you be sure! hehe So the rest depends if the other part accept your proposal! kind if she really love you ;)

I guess it is like an "application dating" with a greater weight :)

11:48 AM Feb 17 2010 |

conundrum

conundrum

Pakistan

it wasnt a good proposal at all… mason accepted this fact himself that he did it in front of bunch of people so she had to say yes… reply to a proposal isnt done in haste or conditionally saying yes coz u r fearing from the situation when every one else is watchin you :)

12:02 PM Feb 11 2010 |

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gitzuL

gitzuL

Indonesia

mmm,i am so on it. every woman i guess, wants a memorable proposal which hopefully will only happen once and for all. 

from what i see, it is a natural and so convincing when a man knee for a proposal.it wont be a burden that disgrace or degrade one's dignity.. so for those who are too haughty to knee to propose, you havent found the one..!

06:06 AM Feb 11 2010 |

joycetsai

joycetsai

Taiwan

Are you really getting married Mason? Oh…breaking my heart~~:(

06:02 PM Feb 10 2010 |

Temka

Temka

Mongolia

 I don't know much about proposals. But it is romantic when she wakes up and looks at the window there would be something surprising or maybe when you make her look at the sky there is a plane caring proposal words or something like that. But they are kind of movie ideas.Laughing he he   

09:13 AM Feb 09 2010 |

seamansinop

Turkey

ıf ı were who wants to marry ı do like that

04:25 AM Feb 09 2010 |

seamansinop

Turkey

ıf ı were who wants to marry ı do like that

04:25 AM Feb 09 2010 |

seamansinop

Turkey

ıf ı were who wants to marry ı do like that

04:25 AM Feb 09 2010 |

azzatarekhabeba

Egypt

goooooooooooooooooooooood

 

01:38 AM Feb 09 2010 |

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