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Take Someone Back English, baby! Video Lesson
重温旧梦

Gerunds and Infinitives

Date: Mar 20 2012

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Not very long ago, Devan and Jason were engaged to be married. But things changed quickly. Jason got cold feet and wanted to call off the wedding. So Devan broke up with him.

Neither of them has been happy since then. Though Jason wanted to fix things, he didn’t know how. He hurt Devan, so why would she take him back? He knew he would have to do something big to show her that he had learned from his mistake.

Then, when he saw Dale face the music about his weight, Jason got an idea. See if Jason’s grand gesture will be enough to get Devan to take him back.

不久前,德凡和詹森订婚了。但是事情迅速出现变化。詹森临阵退缩,想要取消婚礼。所以德凡和他分手了。
从那以后,两人一直不开心。虽然詹森也想挽回,但始终不得其法。他伤害了德凡,那么她为什么还要回到他的身边呢?他知道自己必须做点什么大事儿来告诉她,他已经从自己的错误中吸取了教训。
然后,当他看到德尔勇敢面对自己的体重问题后,詹森计上心来。我们看看詹森的大动作能否打动德凡并让她回心转意呢。

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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

Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Jason:  Devan.

Devan:  I don’t want to talk to you.

Jason:  I know. I know talking isn’t gonna convince you to take me back. That’s why I’m gonna sing. Dale!

Devan:  What?

Jason:  

Well, a man doesn’t quit when times get tough.
And a man doesn’t run when he’s had enough.
And though I was lost before, now I understand
That I, I’m your man.
I’ve got these here socks made of wool.
To keep my feet from getting cool.
So I will stand my ground, I ain’t never backing down
Because I, I’m your man.
So if you will take me back,
I promise never to lose track
Of the fact that I’m your man.
What do you say? Will you take me back?

Devan:  Yes.

Jason:  Yes!

Devan:  I forgive you. I’ll take you back.

Jason:  Yes.

Devan:  But you can never do something like this to me ever again. Do you understand?

Jason:  I promise.

Devan:  I love you.

Jason:  I love you.

Dale:  Is that it? Are you guys together?

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  She took me back. That’s what she said.

Dale:  Alright, man. I’ll take you back too!

Jason:  No, you can’t take me back. We never dated, and we never broke up.

Dale:  Oh. That was a pretty darn good song.

Jason:  Thanks, man.

 

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Discussion

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Jason says hello to Devan, but she’s angry with him and doesn’t want to talk. So he starts to sing.

The song says that he won’t lose track of what’s important again and asks her to take him back. She agrees! The grand gesture worked.

In fact, the song worked so well that Dale offers to take Jason back as well. Jason explains that that makes no sense because he and Dale never dated and they never broke up.

Have you ever taken someone back? Have you ever convinced someone to take you back? How did you do it?

Original music by Jason Simms.

 

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Nanexsa

Nanexsa

Indonesia

tbh I never done it before. Sounds crazy but it’s awesome I guess


06:54 PM Jan 06 2013 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have taken one of my friends back but i think we should not fight though and taking him/her back again.


One time i convinced my gf to take me back and she accepted.i got keep giving him message and calls and then she took me back.

10:34 AM Jan 06 2013 |

haixi666

China

Yes. I took my girl friend back and now it works.

02:49 AM Sep 11 2012 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

Taking someone back or convincing someone to take you back isn´t so simple. Been there, done that! But Jason having cold feet about getting married isn´t like he had cheated on Davon or his feelings for her had worn off. So it´s worth picking up from where they left off.

12:16 PM Apr 27 2012 |

farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

thank for sharing this song…it is not bad …

09:06 PM Apr 16 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Neither taken someone back nor convinced someone to take me back, I can forgive someone but not to get easily fooled again. No , I mean before we made a decision we should have think thousand times :)) , think before act and you won’t regret.

02:10 AM Mar 25 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

There’s no second chance! Go to hell :D , jokin’ :p, I like The way Dale dances, I think really cool and funny :)

10:59 PM Mar 24 2012 |

inezaltar

inezaltar

Portugal

I have never either been employer or employed.

12:19 PM Mar 24 2012 |

inezaltar

inezaltar

Portugal

I have never either been employer or employed.

12:19 PM Mar 24 2012 |

giti yekkalam

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have taken my freind back .

09:27 AM Mar 23 2012 |

dariuxmaximux

Colombia

It is a very good song- congratulations Jason.

09:59 AM Mar 22 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I agree that we are meant to be here :)

11:39 PM Mar 21 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, “maybe another accident will bring us all together one day” where??  on the wall of English, baby?? WinkLaughing

04:43 AM Mar 21 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

If the destiny exists in real world, why it can’t be here??


Do you agree?

04:35 AM Mar 21 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

EXACTLY, JULITO!!!! We all SHOULD meet! 

04:34 AM Mar 21 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, your happy accident joined us together. It is a virtual fate Laughing

04:33 AM Mar 21 2012 |

1 person likes this

 julito

julito

Argentina

Anja , there is not such a thing  as accident, we were all” meant to be”Smile

04:33 AM Mar 21 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

How did you know English,baby?

04:00 AM Mar 21 2012 |

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goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am like the majority of girls ,so sensitive and touchy so yeah it has happened to me a lot especially in the first two years of our friendship but by passing time everything has changed our relationship got matured somehow , now both of us may sometimes get annoyed from each other but we got to this point that when a bond is made you must take care of it and not shrink from its responsiblities and difficulties .misundrestandings and  problems should be solved as soon as possible by talking , not by sulking.


during  our relationship once I hurt my fiance’s feeling badly , I myself became so sorry for what I had done that I could not help crying and at the first moment that he saw how severly I am shedding tears his ice melted and gave a smile to me and he took me back kindly .I remember that day clearly , how wonderful everything was :)

12:56 AM Mar 21 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Angie,


He was unfaithful, yet YOU broke up the marriage?


Perhaps I’m not understanding….?



Heather

08:18 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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