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Cuddling on the Couch

Cuddling on the Couch English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 18 2007

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Sometimes it’s just hard to make a move. Especially if you can’t get a read on what the other person is thinking.

Remember back to the first episode of our soap opera, when Amanda tried to hint to Mason that she liked him? Since then Marni gave her some advice and now comes the moment of truth. She’s cuddled up on the couch watching a movie with her sweetie. What will happen?

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  So, uh, what do you want to watch, Amanda? Let’s see, crap, news…oh hey Friends! I love this show!

Amanda:  Oh yeah me too. It’s so weird how they’re friends but sometimes they end up in bed together. It’s so weird…

Mason:  I know! Ross and Rachel, right?

Amanda:  Yeah…

Mason:  Yeah, they’re the best.

Amanda:  Yeah and Monica and Chandler but it’s this secret thing kind of…Gosh, is it cold? I feel like it’s really cold. Mind if I…

Mason:  Yeah? It’s kind of…you can…go ahead. It’s cool.

Amanda:  Do you mind if I kinda do this kinda thing?

Mason:  Well, yeah, I mean, I don’t have my shoes. Get my toes. Get my toes. Thank you.

Amanda:  I’m kind of falling off the couch here so is this okay? Is this…

Mason:  HAHAHAHA! Oh Joey is the best. Oh man…

Amanda:  Oh yeah, huh huh.

Mason:  “How you doin’?” That’s awesome. I never get tired of that, I tell ya.

Amanda:  So yeah. Are you still cold? Because I have some ideas of how to warm up and stuff.

Mason:  Huh? Wait, hold on. I love this part. HAHAHA!

Amanda:  I feel like my clothes are kind of constricting. I don’t know…Are you comfortable?

Mason:  What did you say? Yeah…what? This is fine.

Amanda:  Okay. ‘Cause, we can change like…I brought my overnight bag. I have my pajamas…

Mason:  I hate commercials. I’m sorry, I gotta…Oh my…Friends is playing on another channel. Yeah!

 

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Discussion

Amanda and Mason are channel surfing when they land on Friends. Amanda comments on how funny it is that even though the characters in the show are supposed to be just friends, they sometimes become lovers. Hmmm, does that situation sound familiar?

Amanda says she’s feeling cold, so she throws a blanket over herself and Mason and scootches up next to him. She’s closing in, but he doesn’t seem to notice anything out of the ordinary. He laughs at the show.

Though she’s starting to get frustrated, Amanda suggests that she and Mason change clothes. She says she brought her overnight bag. But Mason just continues to laugh at the TV and changes the channel because there’s a commercial.

Will he ever notice that she loves him?

 

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li xu

li xu

China

It's anxious to see that Mason had no response to the emotion imply!But this should be understood!There's a difficult process between friends and lovers !Usually perfect things will meet all kinds of challenges to realize its goal!

12:08 PM Dec 21 2007 |

qamaralam

Pakistan

She has a crush on him. She desperately wants him for making love.

07:37 PM Dec 20 2007 |

kayagokhan

Turkey

Actually, this man is mindless

12:59 PM Dec 20 2007 |

glen490189718

China

good  

 

12:48 PM Dec 20 2007 |

rachelfun

rachelfun

China

well mason must knows what amanda means .if he doesn't love amanda he should gave some hint to let her know.

11:38 AM Dec 20 2007 |

yana011

yana011

Philippines

pity amanda..tsk, tsk, tsk..
mason ignored her tactics…

03:39 AM Dec 20 2007 |

aljensen

aljensen

United States

Oh man, Mason is evil. He's playing hard to get, right? Or else he's just really, really cavalier.

12:56 AM Dec 20 2007 |

ALIREZA

ALIREZA

United States

Oh boy,you guys are crazy.It’s a great story so just keep going.Thanks

06:05 PM Dec 19 2007 |

elainhiphop

Taiwan

hahaha..i like it..u guys act so funnyy!!!!!

04:06 PM Dec 19 2007 |

hands_1411

hands_1411

Viet Nam

Is he pretending to avoid her ?

It's some kind of strange situation when the show always breaks just right when Amanda need something to say.  

03:25 PM Dec 19 2007 |

茜茜CICI

茜茜CICI

China

i think she love him

03:25 PM Dec 19 2007 |

danxiaogui

danxiaogui

China

I think: if they have not think over with this ,it's better not let their relationship turn into lover ,if one day ,they find they are not fit for each other,apart, then they lost the most importent thing---friendship! I don't agree with turn frinds to lover!

02:07 PM Dec 19 2007 |

暗蓝

暗蓝

China

I guess mason is so foxy,he know that amanda loves him,but he doesnot love her,what a pitty!

12:46 PM Dec 19 2007 |

shuihua

shuihua

China

very good

12:43 PM Dec 19 2007 |

lily zeng

lily zeng

China

how weird communication of the two, Amanda wants to talk something with Mason, but he just attracted in the tv and ignore the girl. did he love Amanda?

09:12 AM Dec 19 2007 |

Steelheart

Indonesia

I think there is no guy like Mason in the world. Hi girls, to many hint will loose ur chance to get ur bf. If u were Amanda, do his thing :
1. Shut TV off
2. Dress ur pajamas in front of him.
3. Closer to his body
4. Whisper that u love him.
Thats all

08:23 AM Dec 19 2007 |

ashrafff

ashrafff

Ghana

hi Josh,

   were you an actor in the movie titled prison break?

07:43 AM Dec 19 2007 |

The third longest river

China

 not bad

07:08 AM Dec 19 2007 |

ainyt_4587

ainyt_4587

China

sexy…..make a love !~  

07:04 AM Dec 19 2007 |

xuefenbunny

China

 

 well ,i suspect Mason 's  nonsense of Amanda 's love!you know ,she has given so obvious  hint.

   Are  all the men similar to Mason?  if so ,that's disturbing! guys, have you observed  that a girl beside  you has a crush on you?

04:21 AM Dec 19 2007 |

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