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Bowling English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 23 2007

Themes: Hobbies, Romance, Sports


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Although it’s played all over the world, there aren’t many things more American than bowling. In this sport, people roll a large, heavy ball down a strip of wood called a lane in order to knock down pins, which look like fat, upside down table legs.

Bowling takes place in bowling alleys, which are big buildings with lots of lanes. People can play by themselves, against one other person or in groups. A lot of people have an organized group that competes regularly against other groups in bowling leagues. Jason has a creative idea for who he and Mason ought to go bowling with…

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Jason:  Let’s see if we can’t find some girls here, dude…

Mason:  Oh yeah. I’m into that. Yeah.

Jason:  And then, take ‘em bowling.

Mason:  Bowling?

Jason:  Yeah. It’s the classic American date. They’ll love it.

Mason:  Really?

Jason:  Oh yeah.

Mason:  I thought, like, baseball was the classic American date.

Jason:  Maybe. I feel like baseball is the American pastime.

Mason:  Okay. I’ll indulge you, I’ll indulge you. Bowling.

Jason:  Well it’s competitive, so that’s ah…You know, you can have a little tension there.

Mason:  We could have teams. I could have a girl on my team and you could have a girl on your team.

Jason:  Totally. And we could be teammates. Then we could bond with them. And then, like, it’s kinda cute if they’re doing really poorly, like, they keep bowling granny-style or something, you can get bumpers put on there and it’s just silly. It’s fun.

Mason:  Dude! And you then you show them how to do it right.

Jason:  Yeah! Demonstrations. Totally.

Mason:  Because that’s, like, the chivalrous thing to do, is be a gentleman and just show them how to play the game.

Jason:  Well let’s find some babes and go bowling.



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Jason and Mason are at the mall, just hanging out, when it occurs to Jason that it would be find to try to meet some girls and go bowling with them. Mason is a little skeptical at first. but decides he’ll listen to Jason tell him why bowling would be a good date.

Jason says that bowling is competitive and it can be fun to play a game on a date. Mason suggests that there could be teams, one girl and one guy on each team.

If the girls don’t how to bowl very well, the date will be even better because Jason and Mason could show the girls how to bowl properly. They would have to hold the girls’ hands and position their arms. It could be sort of romantic.

In the United States, bowling is played with 10 pins. But a lot of countries have different forms of bowling. Do people bowl in your country? What’s it like? Do you think bowling makes a good date?



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United States

I love bowling it fun.

07:54 PM Apr 14 2016 |



I like playing bowling with my friends.it is enjoyable game

11:59 PM Nov 25 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think the bowling’s ball is very heavy,and it’s very funny and hard gameFoot in mouth

10:38 AM Nov 20 2012 |




I did bowling just i week back in one of the shpping mall. But its too costly.

I had hit all the pins 5 times outof 10 chances.

10:52 AM Oct 27 2012 |

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United States

i love to go  bowling. I usually play it on the wii because I don’t have time to go out.

bowling is like one of those old fasion style games. i like to play the type of bowling where there is one hundred pins. You have to try to knock down all of them.

07:47 PM Aug 01 2012 |

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Linda Grubb


I think bowling is good to makes dates because is fun and is competitive game .I my country the classic date is to wacth soccer game ,but depend  because will be boring for other girls ,usually  not really whacth the game ,but is the best place to go because all the people go there in family and make barbecue and enjoy the day together ,plus the young people they lose with the date in  no body know.jaaja is fun 

03:33 AM Aug 10 2011 |

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I like playing bowling with my friends,we always have a good time.

05:04 PM Jun 29 2011 |

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Thx for advise I go bowling right now!Cool

01:06 PM Jun 24 2011 |

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aww it’s pretty cool. I’m going to go and play it soon :)))

06:59 PM Jun 05 2011 |

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I love bowling but only at Wii ;-)

04:34 PM Jul 05 2010 |

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i played bowling  one year ago .and that was the first time i did it .i felt funny ,if i  have the chance to play , i will have a good time Wink

03:37 AM May 01 2010 |

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ver good

09:31 PM Apr 16 2010 |

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United States

I have never played this game, but I want to learn just for fun.


03:22 PM Jan 11 2010 |

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Russian Federation

I adore the bowling:) but i play not well yet …. 

03:29 PM Nov 12 2009 |

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11:03 PM Nov 11 2009 |

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I don't like this game because I always lose :( The balls are too big and too heavy for me :P

07:02 PM Nov 07 2009 |

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I have never played , but had a great interest to know about it.by  this lesson i gained much….     Smile.thanx a bunch E baby

08:30 AM Nov 06 2009 |

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I used to play bowling when I was in Uni. I liked this game so much, I've got a highest score of 121 in ten pins, since then I don't have a chance to play it again.

02:58 PM Oct 23 2009 |

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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I like bowling ,but don't play it at all  Cry

12:14 AM Sep 23 2009 |

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ahhh I like  so mach bowling

05:44 PM Sep 10 2009 |

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