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Make One's Head Spin
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Make One's Head Spin English, baby! Video Lesson
晕头转向

How to Form the Simple Past Tense

Date: Sep 25 2012

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Simple Past Tense

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Our brains can’t always move as fast as the world does. Sometimes, when we get a lot of information or news, we need time to process it. If a lot changes without time for you to get used to it, it can make your head spin.

When something makes your head spin, so much is happening that you can’t understand it yet. When we left the office, Amanda had been offered a job and Mason confronted his girlfriend in a moment of truth. What happened next is enough to make Jeff’s head spin.

我们的大脑无法像这个世界一样始终保持高速运转。有时,当我们获得大量信息或新闻时,我们需要时间处理。如果发生改变,而你又没有时间去适应的话,你就会晕头转向。

当某事使你晕头转向时,代表发生了太多你还不能理解的事情。当我们离开办公室时,阿曼达已经接到一份工作,梅森在关键时刻面临着女友的考验。接下来发生的事足够让杰夫晕头转向。

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Dialog

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Jeff

Jeff

Devan

Devan

Amanda

Amanda

Jeff:  Oh, hi. So, they hired you, I guess, right?

Amanda:  Um, yeah, on Friday. Don’t you remember?

Jeff:  I actually had dental surgery that morning. There’s a lot I don’t remember, really, to be honest.

Amanda:  OK, so you don’t remember the whole moment of truth thing? Mason confronted Vanessa for cheating on him with Dale, and Devan offering me the job, that whole…like, nothing?

Jeff:  Wait. You’re making my head spin. What?

Amanda:  OK. Well, let me catch you up. Mason dumped Vanessa, so she left, but Dale apologized to Mason, so he forgave him. I mean, it’s not like Dale was trying to hurt Mason’s feelings or anything. I mean, she did kind of trick him into it. Anyway, Devan offered me the job, so I took it, and we’re going on a date tonight. I’m so excited that I got up at five in the morning and I started straightening my hair and putting on my makeup and…

Jeff:  So wait, you’re going on a date with Dale?

Amanda:  No, silly. I’m going on a date with Mason. This whole change is kind of making your head spin a little bit.

Jeff:  Pretty much. Man…

Devan:  Morning everyone. What’s new?

Amanda:  Well, guess what? What’s your name again?

Jeff:  I think it’s still Jeff.

Amanda:  Right. So I guess last Friday Jeff got some dental work done, maybe had a tooth pulled, and anyway, he doesn’t remember a thing. Like, something about the anesthesia or something.

Jeff:  Yeah, pretty much the whole weekend is lost.

Devan:  Huh? I’m sorry. I wasn’t listening. I got distracted. These bills are really making my head spin. Let’s get to work, OK?

Amanda:  OK.

 

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Discussion

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Jeff arrives at the office and is surprised to find Amanda sitting at a desk. He asks her if she got a job at the company. Amanda is surprised that Jeff doesn’t remember her being hired last Friday.

It turns out Jeff doesn’t remember anything that happened Friday or over the weekend. He had a tooth pulled and because of the anesthesia, he doesn’t remember anything. All of this news is making his head spin.

Amanda tells Jeff the rest of the news he missed. Mason dumped Vanessa because she was cheating on him with Dale. Mason forgave Dale because Vanessa tricked him.

Devan walks in and is distracted by the bills she has received in the mail. She says they are making her head spin.

When is the last time something made your spin?

 

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tonyzhou00

China

totally ran behind the schedule. there are lots of unread emails which made my head spin

07:37 AM Jan 24 2013 |

oseas

oseas

Brazil

learning a lot of new english slangs and idioms without having  enough time to process them usually makes my head spin!!

05:21 AM Nov 26 2012 |

Tik Lai

Tik Lai

Taiwan

I`m a member of school volleyball team,we`re having a college-to-college-competition on November14 but my foot sprained on October23! Goodness that really made my head spin!><

07:52 AM Nov 02 2012 |

aqeel alyousuf

Iraq

I remembered the first day at US. the immigration officer makes my head spin.

08:07 PM Oct 04 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

The stories of my husband ever make my head spin… sometimes he came telling a lot of things at the same time and I can’t get them.

10:01 AM Sep 29 2012 |

vijay777

vijay777

India

I am grateful to this site.

05:36 AM Sep 29 2012 |

Wfernando

Wfernando

Colombia

Oh, I’m bot sure about the last time which made my head spin but the little I remember, it was when I went into bowling with my co-workers and we had a blast!


:D

08:50 AM Sep 27 2012 |

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Nabilo

Nabilo

Germany

at work sometimes I have to process a lot of urgent enquiries during a short time and that make my head spin. blessedly that not frequently happensSmile

08:31 AM Sep 26 2012 |

CarolineH

CarolineH

China

Getting to know a cute guy today but hearing he is interested in another girl later made my head spin! Yell

05:55 PM Sep 25 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I understand Jeff. Pain killers effect our brain. Sometime driving a car after a dentist, you experience that drowsy feeling and just drive on autopilot and then you kinda slap yourself- where am I. Here! Ok, let’s keep on moving. And you’re slippin’ in and out of that malfunction thinking until, finally, in a couple of hours instead of usual hour, you’re at home. Why two hours, because, by bad coinsidence there’s always an accident on the road and that falls on the day when you have a tooth problem and desperately heading for the dentist who is a mighty God for you at the current moment. After the professional “God allmighty” treated your tooth, you’re out hoping the road is clear. No way! The yellow tape is still visible and the line of cars is in every imaginable intersection and you’ve got nothing to do as to take roundabouts. And it’s pretty hard after a dentist visit and without a map :))


My head usually spins beacuse of my schedule. I always write a list and try to squeeze in must-do things. The most interesting thing everything is important for me. I’m pretty getting upset by crossing out something that is “considered” not important. But I’ve got to do that, othewise it will MAKE MY HEAD SPIN and im not that good at multitasking. So cross out everything and leave one important ‘ugly frog’ and be happy! :))


01:20 PM Sep 25 2012 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

i think now,the situation in my country makes my head spin

12:57 PM Sep 25 2012 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

8 month ago when i had alot of letter for archiving,it really made my head spin.

12:50 PM Sep 25 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

Lesya, he is not my best student.:)

12:30 PM Sep 25 2012 |

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wannicho

wannicho

China

it was on my recently interview , i felt the pressure to make things right without being prepared and nothing about the company i was applying for  ,i took it like a joke in retrospect .and in facing so many competiors , and was totally felt stressed by the totally english-speaking interview ,i just got the butterflies in my stomach, even though i didn’t get the job , i learned my lesson

09:10 AM Sep 25 2012 |

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Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do like the subject

04:27 AM Sep 25 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Irene, how is his ability to the learning? As a rule hyperactive children can’t concentrate themselves on the lessons :(

04:26 AM Sep 25 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i enjoy the subject very much.

04:25 AM Sep 25 2012 |

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

The hair style my hairdresser made for me made my spin!!!!!!!!! 

04:23 AM Sep 25 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

Yes, he is. And I try to do my best. When I showed him the way he spoke, he rolled on the floor in laughter. After that he told me that he didn’t know how he could do it.:)))





I can’t do it. He is so lovely.:)May God help me to cope with him.:)))

04:18 AM Sep 25 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Irene, seems to be he is  a hyperactive child :( My sympathy to you

04:03 AM Sep 25 2012 |

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