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Man Up English, baby! Video Lesson
勇敢点

Learn the Imperative Form

Date: Mar 06 2012

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Imperative Form

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The right thing to do is often the hardest thing to do. You can run away from the problem like a coward. Or you can man up and do what is required of you even though you don’t want to.

When you man up, you find the courage and strength to do what you have to do. Usually, when someone has to man up to do something, it means they are being immature and need to act like an adult.

Jason recently canceled his wedding, which caused his fiance Devan to break up with him. Now he’s acting strangely at the office. See if Marni can convince him to man up and get his girl back.

要做的正确事情往往是最难做的事情。你可以像懦夫一样逃避问题。你也可以勇敢地去做需要你做的事情,即使你不想去做。
当你变得勇敢的时候,你会拥有勇气和力量去做必须要做的事情。通常,当某些人必须要勇敢去做某件事的时候,这意味着他们还不成熟并且需要表现得像成人一样。
詹森最近取消了他的婚礼,这导致他的未婚妻德凡与其分手。现在,他在办公室里行为怪异。看玛尼能否说服他勇敢点并追回他的女友

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Dialog

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

Marni

Marni

Jason

Jason

Jason:  Paperwork.

Marni:  Wow, you’re a full day early. Thanks, Jason. It seems weird to ask, maybe, but how are you doing?

Jason:  Fine.

Marni:  Yeah? Because I know that Devan’s taking this breakup pretty hard, and I just want you to know if you need to talk, I’m here for you.

Jason:  Man works. Man doesn’t talk.

Marni:  OK.

Jason:  Oh, who am I kidding, Marni? I’m a wreck. I screwed it up with Devan and I don’t know how to fix it. You have to help me.

Marni:  Jason, I think you just need to man up.

Jason:  That’s what I was trying to do.

Marni:  Well, manning up doesn’t mean you can’t be sensitive or show emotions. It just means you have to be responsible and take charge of your feelings. You need to act like a grownup.

Jason:  How do I do that?

Marni:  Huh. Well, you can start by getting off the floor.

Jason:  Alright.

Marni:  Then just show Devan how you feel about her.

Jason:  She won’t even talk to me. She’s so mad.

Marni:  That’s why you don’t just talk to her. You need to do a grand gesture.

Jason:  Like this?

Marni:  No. You need to show her that you’re going to be there for her and you’re not gonna run away when you get scared.

Jason:  But I’m so scared.

Marni:  Well, you just need to man up and own those emotions.

Jason:  You’re right.

Marni:  I’m gonna let you think about that one.

 

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Discussion

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Jason is acting strangely at work. He doesn’t want to talk at all. He seems emotionless.

Marni asks him if he is OK. She knows Devan was upset by her breakup with Jason. He says he is fine and walks off.

A moment later, Jason returns and tells Marni that he is a wreck. She says he just needs to man up and show Devan how he feels. She suggests a grand gesture. Jason says she’s right, but doesn’t appear ready stop acting immature just yet.

Have you ever had to man up and do something hard?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Not yet but for finding a job i have to man up and trying really hard.

07:14 AM Nov 11 2012 |

jokolo

jokolo

France

i see that you are focusing a lot in break up ;whereas there are other issues an situation where one have to man up and act like a grownup,

10:41 AM Apr 17 2012 |

GIULLIANA

GIULLIANA

Peru

well currently i have to man up because i was really depressed, sometimes i feel as if i can´t reach to my achieve…i have to take in charge my emotions

08:17 PM Mar 31 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Candy, hello.  I used to be very shy  when it comes to speak in public , but on doing so I have gained so much confidence  in myself that now they have to gag my mouth to  silence me. I am glad that you man up and accept the challenge  ,so don´t be nervous ,you are smart and intelligent  ,others can learn from you.Smile    

12:47 PM Mar 09 2012 |

goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

on balance , I remember my first love (if I can call it love)because at that time I was so naive and I didn’t even know him thoroughly but I used to love his smile and his behaviour .I guess he knew that I have a crush on him and it seemed also he had a thing too but he never proposed me for a date or sth I don’t know why mabe he wanted to man up but I myself manned upUndecided

07:55 AM Mar 09 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

why are you crying, fnidou

10:40 AM Mar 06 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

how are you , maybe?


sometimes I just have to take a wild guess


:)


@, lol, Lmafo,Lesya, snpyby etc…

10:07 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Or another short question in the chat “h…y?” Embarassed

10:03 AM Mar 06 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I meant “asl” the main question in the chatrooms (except of the question about webcam)Laughing

10:02 AM Mar 06 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Well I got banned from the chatrooms, because I never cursed or disrespected anyone


: (


Asl, age, sex, location.


if you’re ever asked that you’ll know that’s not snoopyboy

09:59 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

have you ever heard the question in chat like “asl?” Laughing

09:58 AM Mar 06 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

and there are lots of brave and vulgar people to talk withLaughing

09:57 AM Mar 06 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Oh chatrooms


here’s the typical chatroom diagolgue


” hey, where are you from , how old are you, do you have a webcam?”


“I said no private you freak”


Tongue out

09:57 AM Mar 06 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

at least there is no need to type symbols to send a message.Laughing

09:56 AM Mar 06 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Snoopyboy needs a muzzle


:)

09:55 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I will better use chatrooms

09:54 AM Mar 06 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I see that in first time. 

09:53 AM Mar 06 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Snoopyboy, I know nothing about your personal life : ) I never asked you to reveal anything about you or your personal life. Cut back all that you want.Smile


09:51 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

they hit me with that many times. You just have to let the Ebaby engine cool off for about 20 minutes and try again : )


 

09:51 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

English, baby you have disappointed me. I did not know that there is a limit for the messages I send through my inbox. What does it mean??? I will never be able to communicate with my friends here???Cry

09:49 AM Mar 06 2012 |

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