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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

Jason

Mason

Mason

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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Discussion

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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Avverrois

Avverrois

Brazil

I really love to go bowling. And I intended to rate 5 star insted of 1 as I ended up doing by mistake.

03:30 PM Nov 27 2007 |

Mr_Anish_Kumar

India

he i m rady for it

02:22 PM Nov 27 2007 |

Mr_Anish_Kumar

India

hi sweet liza, how are you. bowling is intresting are you like it.

02:19 PM Nov 27 2007 |

Mr_Anish_Kumar

India

bowiling is intresting, bet i never play it.

02:16 PM Nov 27 2007 |

nasrinmasady

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have played bowling once.

It was a very good play and I like this.

I would lik to play bowling again as soon as possible. 

09:36 AM Nov 27 2007 |

weiweishowshow

China

bowling is really a good date:)

meanwhile,I feel that climbing the hill is also a good date … especially the dangerous hill

boys can hold girls hands involuntarily…and the beautiful and romantic scene makes you passionate…

09:01 AM Nov 27 2007 |

Yolanda_629

China

I have never played bowling before, but i think if i have the chance to play it sometime, i will try my best to exerciseing.

 

07:33 AM Nov 27 2007 |

jesse_wjt

China

bowing is a best way to date with girls,sound like good!!!but i can't do it!!i hope that i can do it  with my girlfriend in the future!!

06:24 AM Nov 27 2007 |

grape deng

China

I have never played bowling too.and i don't know what it is.hehe…

03:45 AM Nov 27 2007 |

arielo

Azerbaijan

I love play it because i enjoy so much, but i always i play bowling in  teamSmile

02:18 AM Nov 27 2007 |

thephakanh

thephakanh

Lao People's Democratic Republic

I have never played but I will try to play if some one teachs me

02:02 AM Nov 27 2007 |

arielo

Azerbaijan

i always get a lot friends when i play bowling

01:26 AM Nov 27 2007 |

J0X0F

J0X0F

China

i know

01:18 AM Nov 27 2007 |

J0X0F

J0X0F

China

I know

 

01:18 AM Nov 27 2007 |

zoumzoum

zoumzoum

France

i have already bowled, and i don't feel like playing this game again: i find it rather boring .. but i can imagine it can be a good way to get a relationship Cool

11:44 PM Nov 26 2007 |

cici-xtt

cici-xtt

China

The Internet has not worked very well,so I can not listened it clearly.

02:22 PM Nov 26 2007 |

giang_zin

giang_zin

Viet Nam

I’ve never played bowling too, but I feel it so interesting! _

02:15 PM Nov 26 2007 |

arielo

Azerbaijan

I have played bowling since that i was a child

02:06 PM Nov 26 2007 |

nick2k2001

nick2k2001

United Arab Emirates

Ya i have seen people playing bowling but didn't played yet. Next time I will try it.

02:05 PM Nov 26 2007 |

snowjade

snowjade

China

yeah, an interesting game, i remembered i played bowling for the first time ,since i don't know how-to , i ached all over, my arms ,my legs …and my ass Tongue out

 

01:05 PM Nov 26 2007 |

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