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Amanda's Anguish

Amanda's Anguish English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 27 2007

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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Last week on the Ebaby! soap opera we learned that Devan has a crush on Mason. Things are going to get pretty tricky because, as you’ll recall from the first episode, Amanda likes Mason too.

But this week Amanda confides in Marni and we find that she not only likes Mason, that she’s in…well, you’ll just have to listen for yourself.

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Amanda:  So I am about ready to pull my hair out.

Marni:  Why? What’s going on?

Amanda:  I don’t know if I…Can I tell you a secret?

Marni:  Of course.

Amanda:  And you won’t tell, like, everybody in the crew?

Marni:  Please. You can trust me.

Amanda:  I kind of am in love with Mason.

Marni:  Really?

Amanda:  Okay. In like. In warmth. Like…heavy likes.

Marni:  Heavy likes? Wow…have you…so you haven’t told him?

Amanda:  I thought I told him. I thought that we talked about when you have a crush on a friend, what’s the best way to go about it, and…totally over his head. It was almost like he was repulsed of the idea of it being me…

Marni:  No…

Amanda:  ...and it killed me.

Marni:  Oh!

Amanda:  I didn’t eat for like weeks.

Marni:  Oh Amanda!

Amanda:  Do I look thinner?

Marni:  Yeah, but I hope you’re eating. So, I think you should tell him. I think this is great.

Amanda:  I did. I mean, how do I…without saying…you know what I mean?

Marni:  Being really direct?

Amanda:  He dates. He tells me about his dates. He’s not trying to be insensitive but it hurts me.

Marni:  You guys are friends. He probably just doesn’t know.

Amanda:  Well…should I move on?

Marni:  Well not if…I mean…I think you need to tell him.

Amanda:  I’m a little traditional so I don’t like to be the girl going after the guy. I want the boy to call me.

Marni:  Yeah, but…

Amanda:  He’s not getting it?

Marni:  ...it’s 2007.

Amanda:  But what does that mean? What does that mean in the situation?

Marni:  That if you really like him, you should tell him.

Amanda:  Should I text him? Like, “I love you?” “I heart you xoxo -A?”

Marni:  I mean that’s…if that’s how you want to do it…

Amanda:  I don’t know. Maybe you could like slip him a note or something?

Marni:  You want me to do it?



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Amanda is really frustrated because Mason hasn’t realized that she likes him. She trusts Marni to keep a secret and tells her that she loves Mason! She quickly backpedals and says that she likes him a lot.

The situation has been so hard for Amanda that she hasn’t been eating. It’s torture for her to hear about Mason’s dates with other girls.

Marni says that Mason probably just doesn’t know that Amanda likes him and he isn’t trying to hurt her. She tells Amanda to be direct with Mason.

But Amanda is a traditional woman and would prefer if Mason pursued her, not the other way around. Plus she doesn’t know how to be direct. She jokes that she could send a text message or that Marni could deliver a note.

Do you think Amanda ought to be direct with Mason or are your views on dating more traditional? How should she tell him? Is a text message a reasonable way to tell someone, “I love you”?
Check in next Tuesday to find who has a crush on Amanda! We’ll give you a hint. It’s not Mason!



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i suggest to the girl who the girl ought to show some maner how she love him.that is the right way for the side to girls.

12:58 PM Dec 04 2007 |


Russian Federation

Sometimes that is very difficult to show your real feelings, to open your heart to someone you are in love with. But as for me it is better say straight, then to keep it locked deep in your heart. At least you will not regret that you could do something, but didn't do anything.Wink 

07:03 AM Dec 04 2007 |




learn some words
it’s useful for me

01:05 AM Dec 04 2007 |




nowadays traditional girls do not have much luck, unfortunately! I am telling this because I`m also pretty traditional, but as I found my love (correctly He found me), I`m quite sure that Amanda will also have a stroke of luck…. but my advice is, in her case, to move on and hold on!!!Smile

08:49 PM Dec 03 2007 |



United States



06:52 PM Dec 03 2007 |



I don't  know what exactly what to do .you see ,girls are all shy ,men ought to be have more courage.I fall in love with someone I also don't know what to do .we don't have this kind of experience.I love him so much,and he keep attempting me ,but if he don't take priority,you don't know what to do.

but if you really love him you have to cherish it.

just speak out.that also what i am gonna to do

04:06 PM Dec 03 2007 |




I think Amanda should be direct with that guy and say everything she's feeling face to face. that's it ^.~

01:48 PM Dec 03 2007 |



dear friend, let me ask a dought.in your cmment u wrote,"LOVE WILLNEED SOMETIMES  TO SACRIFICES".I think 'to sacrifice' is correct.is need 's'.

please reply me

10:31 AM Dec 03 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K


sad story

11:52 PM Dec 02 2007 |



right to me

07:37 PM Dec 02 2007 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

tell him u like him


06:14 PM Dec 02 2007 |








03:46 PM Dec 02 2007 |




well.. be traditional Amanda. wait mason to initiate..ok?

11:45 AM Dec 02 2007 |




well… its better to be traditional something like that…  i mean… its more exciting if the boy call the girl right? Amanda… i do admire your pronunciation. i like you girl!

11:44 AM Dec 02 2007 |


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11:21 AM Dec 02 2007 |




08:02 AM Dec 02 2007 |




I think Amanda should be direct with Mason, tell him about her feelings because if she keeps behaving like a traditional woman she is going to be suffer by mason

04:34 AM Dec 02 2007 |



Oh,Amanda,however,you are better than me,at least you dare to share it with your friend!I can't,when I am in love,I just torture myself again and again,and he doesn't even know!

01:37 AM Dec 02 2007 |



while you loving deep you'll feel trouble

05:14 PM Dec 01 2007 |



you have to read his eye before you move on

01:11 PM Dec 01 2007 |

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