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Bored Out of One's Mind
Bored Out of One's Mind English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of 'bored out of one's mind'

Date: Nov 10 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Friend, Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Conditionals with "Unless"

Intro

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In the United States, one of peoples’ least favorite places to go is the DMV. This is where one goes to get his or her driver’s license, and do other things involving cars. People hate the DMV so much because it takes a very, very long time to get any work done there. People often wait in line for hours before they can even talk to someone who works there. Often, people waiting at the DMV are bored out of their mind.

The DMV can be really bad, but it isn’t the only boring place in the world. Many people are bored out of their mind at work. That’s really sad, because most people spend around 40 hours at work every week! But some jobs are just more exciting than others. Let’s hope you can find a job that isn’t too boring.

Brian is sitting at his desk at work when a man come running into his office. Find out who it is in today’s English lesson about not having fun.

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Dialog

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Romeo

Romeo

Brian

Brian

Romeo:  Hide me!

Brian:  Uh… yeah, sure! Under here.

Romeo:  Thanks, man.

Brian:  No problem. Wait a minute. I know you. Romeo Trivino! What are you doing here?

Romeo:  I was bored out of my mind at the studio, so I decided to get some coffee. I wore my normal disguise, but it didn’t work today.

Brian:  You wear a disguise?

Romeo:  It’s the only way I can have a normal life. I wore my hat and my sunglasses. It still didn’t work!

Brian:  What else do you do to blend in?

Romeo:  Sometimes I wear things people don’t normally expect me to wear.

Brian:  Like a dress.

Romeo:  No, but that’s not a bad idea. Unless I wear something really unusual, people always recognize me.

Brian:  What about makeup?

Romeo:  Too time-consuming.

Brian:  Prosthetics?

Romeo:  Too expensive. Although a fake nose might come in handy! You’ve got some great ideas. What’s your name?

Brian:  Brian.

Romeo:  So Brian, what’s up with all the photos of the celebrities? Are you with paparazzi?

Brian:  No, no, no. I would be bored out of my mind with a job like that. My company is StarScoop.com.

Romeo:  No kidding! I’ve heard of you guys. We might be able to help each other out.

Brian:  Hey, I’m all ears.

 

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Discussion

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Brian is quietly working in his office when all of a sudden, a man runs in and says, “Hide me!” Confused, Brian jumps under his desk with the man. As it turns out, the man who is in Brian’s office is the famous movie star Romeo Trivino! It’s not every day that a celebrity comes to your job.

Romeo says he was bored out of his mind at the studio, so he left, but his disguise didn’t work. Too many people came up to him outside, so Romeo came to hide in Brian’s office. They quickly became friends, and realized they might be able to help each other out.

What famous movie star would you like to meet the most? And what do you have to do that leaves you bored out of your mind?

 

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

When I get bored out of my mind, that will mean that I consumed all my ideas to cheer it up, so I go sleep, it’s my only escape in such situation.

12:17 PM Nov 10 2015 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like to meet Brad Pitt the most.and if it leaves me bored out of my mind  i leave myself too.

11:05 AM Nov 10 2015 |

Damian4100

Damian4100

Ecuador

mmm Harry Potter characters´s, and maybe go to anyplace for do whatever thing


09:39 AM Nov 10 2015 |

Wuthering

United States

Reading is your buddy if you’re bored out of your mind . 

08:02 AM Nov 10 2015 |

taslit

taslit

Morocco

life is bored …


07:16 AM Nov 10 2015 |

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I am always bored out my mind.

05:48 AM Nov 10 2015 |

cheeza_leonardo

Philippines

I’d like to meet Ryan Reynolds! Yes, I am with paparazzi. One of my dreams is to be a freelance photographer.
I do read books or magazines when I’m bored out of my mind.

03:55 AM Nov 10 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

sometimes to bored out of our minds is very normal,in the school,at home,at work ,in relation and in others..but it must be short period as soon as possible..


then we have to focus on other activities,hobbbies,works which makes us relaxed,happy,cheerful…


02:43 AM Nov 10 2015 |

mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of


That’s very happened in school!

10:51 PM Nov 09 2015 |

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