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Let Go English, baby! Video Lesson
放手

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Date: Dec 04 2012

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Imperative Form

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When you stop holding on to something, you let go. It’s easy to let go of things with your hands. You just open your hand and let whatever you were holding fall.

But letting go of emotional memories or experiences is harder. You can’t force your mind or heart to change quickly. It takes time to let go of bad things that happen to you and go back to living life the way you did before.

Years ago, Amanda broke Mason’s heart. Now they are back together. In this English lesson video, Mason finds a very special way to show Amanda the true meaning of the English phrasal verb “let go.”

当你不再抓住某物不放时,就是放手。放下手中的物品并不难。你只需松开手,让物品随之滑落。

但放下情感记忆或经历就不那么容易了。你无法强迫自己快速转变意志或心情。只有时间才能让你忘却最惨痛的经历,并回归之前的生活状态。

多年前,阿曼达伤了梅森的心。现在,他们重新走到了一起。在本节英文课视频中,梅森找到一种非常特殊的方式,向阿曼达表达英语动词词组“Let Go”的真正含义。

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Jeff

Jeff

Marni

Marni

Jason

Jason

Dale

Dale

Devan

Devan

Amanda

Amanda

Mason

Mason

Mason:  OK, so after our perfect, romantic dinner, I’m going to tell Amanda that I left my phone back at the office and I’ll take her back here, make sure to open the door real slow so you guys can hide, and when you hear me say, “Amanda, I have something to ask you,” that’s when you do it.

Dale:  You got it, buddy.

Mason:  Alright. Wish me luck!

Marni:  Good luck!

Mason:  Yeah, sorry, but thanks for coming back with me. It’s just, I hate to leave my phone here overnight. Sometimes people have important stuff to say.

Amanda:  It’s no big deal. It’s no problem, Mason. So, uh, where’s your phone?

Mason:  It’s in my pocket.

Amanda:  What? Then what are we doing here?

Mason:  It’s just that I have something to ask you.

Devan:  Now! Let go!

Mason:  Will you marry me?

Amanda:  Mason, oh my God. Yes. I will. Oh, it’s so gorgeous.

Jason:  Yay!

Amanda:  Oh my God. I am so excited, Mason. There is nobody else out there like you. I have searched high and low. I am so honored, Mason.

Jason:  Woo hoo, she said yes!

Marni:  Congratulations!

Jeff:  I’m so happy for you, bud.

Amanda:  You guys, I have the best friends in the whole world. I mean, one day I think my job is letting me go, the next day I’m part owner of the company and I’m engaged? Mason, I just have to know one thing. How did you get over your fear of having your heart broken again?

Mason:  Well, you know, Amanda, I just let it go. I realized there was no point in holding on to all that fear and pain anymore. So that’s why I had our friends let go of these balloons, to show you that I’ve let go, and I’m ready to be happy finally, with you.

Devan:  Yay!

Amanda:  Mason…

 

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After going out to dinner with Amanda, Mason asks her to come up to the office with him to get his phone. When they get there, he says his phone is actually in his pocket.

Just then, everyone lets go of balloons. One of the balloons has a ring tied to the string. Mason asks Amanda to marry him.

She just has one question. How did he let go of his fear of having his heart broken again? Mason explains he decided to trust her and that he now believes they can be happy together.

Can you think of a time when you had to let go of the past? Have you ever helped a friend propose?

 

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luckseven

luckseven

China

the bad mood just let go

02:28 AM Oct 03 2013 |

Moatasim

Moatasim

United States

I’ll let the fear go so that I can talk with strange people:)

08:32 PM Feb 05 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Ryo :), Linguistically, the subject stays, the objects go;)

04:09 AM Dec 08 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

NAIRA ,  I know that is not easy, but…..  why we should  carry on our shoulders a backpack full  of  unhappy memories  ,don´t you agree that  is  healthier  to move on with our life and let the past go.   

03:23 AM Dec 08 2012 |

1 person likes this

naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

it is a good lesson good video too.I think it is not easy let go of the past.It is a part of our life and will always be with us.

03:13 AM Dec 08 2012 |

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yawar

yawar

Pakistan

that’s good and really easy for understanding,i really enjoyed it ,


12:39 AM Dec 08 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Seiyf,  I usually  do that,   I suggest: Blondie, Andy Capp , Haggar the  horrible, among  others…    

12:57 PM Dec 07 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Seiyf,   hello, I wonder how do you come up with  these cartoons  to make members laugh.

10:53 AM Dec 07 2012 |

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nadiaferferi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really enjoed watching this clip,its very sweet story,just imagine your lover propose you in that way with a ring tied to a string hanged from the balloon wowwww its really memorable and romantic,good job

10:19 AM Dec 07 2012 |

Mari-yam

Mari-yam

Mali

hmmm it’s not too easy to let go but with time it’s possible !

04:22 PM Dec 04 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Friendlover… I’m a passionate observer and I have a boundless appetite for learning: ). If you found some of my judgements interesting it’s because somewhere along your way you made the same obversations I did.


Julito your hard knocks of life comment, knocked me dead : )

11:58 AM Dec 04 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

 FRIENDLOVER  ,  Snoopy´s knowledge  came from the hard knocks of    life, the best university !!!!

10:33 AM Dec 04 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

Snoopyboy, Are you a philosopher?


Afret lessons your comments are second lessons to study and discuss. 

10:28 AM Dec 04 2012 |

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah i fought with one of my neighbors and after a while i forgave him and i let it go.


Yeah one of my best friends has broken up with his gf and  i talked to bot of them and both of them just let it go and my friend took her back.

10:02 AM Dec 04 2012 |

aghil61@yahoo.com

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think this way is not good to request.

09:27 AM Dec 04 2012 |

alexa1

alexa1

Saudi Arabia

i don’t think something like that it happen to me even in my dreams …

07:54 AM Dec 04 2012 |

8312016

8312016

Switzerland

Congratulations
do everything u like just in scope(habemas describe our wourld very good in germany)
our scope means:
dont bother every humans- amimals- ..etc
and letting go everything limited u in ur scope
i wish have a good life

06:51 AM Dec 04 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

    Mason is a peerless romantic, not a hopeless one like Bieber : )


His proposal scheme was an knee-weakening blow that tickled Amanda right on the mushy part of her heart, no girl on earth would say  No  to that : ). But the most romantic part of the clip was when Amanda humbly asked Mason if he was ready to commit to her again – And Mason’s response is worth a print out and framed in my living-room wall : ).Priceless!. Here’s some reflections I had after watching the clip…


...Holding grudges puts a lot of weight on our conscience. If I must be candid with you, I can only hold it for so long, at a certain point I need to let go of them. Sometimes such disposals can take up  to years to decimate, but the good news is that we’re not condemned to hold onto them forever, provided that isn’t our wishes . : )


     But how exactly do we let go? It’s a decision that requires a considerable level of grits and disposition.  First, we may choose to forgive ;which is making amend with whomever we had an issue and hoping to draw something constructive out of it that can strengthen our relationship. Also we can let time weather the storm before you decide whether you might just live with this person in or out of your life ;). In any of these approaches we can only pretend and lie to one another that we had forgotten what happened. I might sound a little archaic and razor-sharp blunt but I don’t forget easily —do you? oh well! : ). But before you throw me in the lion den, it’s worth noting that when it comes to intrapersonal issues; in my books remembering and holding grudges are two distinctive memories. Remembering is memory telling us “hey let’s try to not have this happens between us anymore, OK?”. Grudges are just redundant memories, negative and maladaptive thoughts telling us “I don’t think I will ever forget the harm you caused me”. Can you spot the slight (yet very significant ) difference? ;) .


     Mason let go by forgiving and expecting to build up positive outcomes from a negative one, not by forgetting it. It can be risky to forgive, but if you love that person you will calculate how low the probability of her or him repeating the same mistake is ; and you’ll persuade yourself to …forgive ; Even more likely if that person comes forward and confesses to her or his wrong doings :).


 Now…. let go of the crown cap, Mason !! ( :

06:24 AM Dec 04 2012 |

Al_salahi

Yemen

for me I didn’t meet like this situation and I wish that don’t happend,but I think If this thing happen,I won’t able to do any thing but , this leason was gorgeous I really enjoyed.



05:46 AM Dec 04 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

I really enjoyed this lesson. I am sure you all did. It’s very nice, so romantic.


Mason did really well, Amanda is lucky. 


I was with one of my friends when her boyfriend asked her to marry him. His surprise was also very gorgeous. It was a wonderful night. Even I will never forget that night, my friend cannot forget this memory for sure.


04:17 AM Dec 04 2012 |

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