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Broin' Down

Broin' Down English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 22 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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Everyone likes to hang out at Mason’s house. Last week Amanda and Devan were both there competing for his attention. And now, right after his failed first date with Amanda, Jason has come straight to Mason’s house to bro down.

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Mason:  I’m glad you made it over, man.

Jason:  Yeah, dude.

Mason:  It’s nice to have you here.

Jason:  Oh yeah, man. I came straight from Amanda’s place.

Mason:  Oh yeah?

Jason:  Yeah, you know what? I was talking to Devan earlier today and she told me that Amanda likes me, which is great because, you know, I like Amanda.

Mason:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah! You didn’t know that?

Mason:  Dude, I didn’t know.

Jason:  Oh yeah, I have the biggest crush on her.

Mason:  For real?

Jason:  Oh yeah.

Mason:  That girl’s like my sister, dude. So, you know, treat her right.

Jason:  Oh yeah!

Mason:  Because she’s a special girl.

Jason:  She’s great. I mean, I would definitely treat her right. So yeah, Devan told me that she liked me so I walked her home, and then I kinda tried to kiss her when we got to her door.

Mason:  Whoa, dude. What happened?

Jason:  I don’t know…I usually have a pretty high success rate of trying to make out with ladies, but she wasn’t into it and she said that we should take it slow, which is cool with me, man.

Mason:  She’s a lady.

Jason:  Yeah, absolutely. A courtship. It’ll be delightful.

Mason:  Uh-huh. You got any dates planned?

Jason:  Uh, no. You got any suggestions?

Mason:  You know, man, I’m telling you what, she loves Hot Dog on a Stick.

Jason:  Is that so?

Mason:  I’m telling you! Last time I talked to her about it, she was really excited about it. Kept asking me questions. It seemed like her favorite thing ever.

Jason:  Well that’s weird, but sounds good to me.

Mason:  Yeah.



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Jason came over to Mason’s place to hang out and drink some beers. He tells Mason that he recently found out that Amanda likes him. He tried to kiss her and she said she wants to take it slow.

Mason warns Jason to be nice to Amanda because he cares about her. He says that she’s like his sister. Mason and Jason agree that Amanda is lady and deserves to be wooed properly.

Mason suggests that Jason take Amanda to Hot Dog on a Stick. He says that she got really excited last time he talked to her about it so it must be her favorite thing. What he doesn’t realize is that she got excited because she was jealous of the fact that he went on a date with a girl who worked there!

Do you think Jason can actually win Amanda if he tries? How do you think Amanda would feel if she heard Mason call her his sister?



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Oh my God. Poor Amanda, poor Jason! I think  Jason won`t be very sucessful with Amanda as she has a crush on Mason. But she also won't be sucessful winning the heart of Mason. Poor guys, everytime is the same. You have a crush on somebody but who is interested in another person. The worse thing – Amanda's chance to get Mason is near to zero – he treats her like a sister and now he also believes that she is in love with Jason.

05:27 PM Jan 23 2008 |




it's really funny,i think amanda likes mason

09:27 AM Jan 23 2008 |




      When a girl loves a man from the bottom of her heart,it's difficult for her to love another man in a short time.So,come on ,Jason,take your steps slow  and you will win her heart at last. Istand in your side.

08:10 AM Jan 23 2008 |



Jason like Amanda very much, 10 years crush on Amanda proved, I think Jason give much effort to Amanda so he can win!!!

06:26 AM Jan 23 2008 |



    seems so complicated!At first I though it was Mason who said he really had a heavy crush on Amanda,but it turned out to be Jason,why shouldn't love just be simple?And Devan she just wanted to steer jason wrong.Hope Jason will not be  too much disappointed when he find out that what Devan have told him is totally wrong~ 

05:36 AM Jan 23 2008 |




ha, ha I cannot believe that Amanda likes Hot Dogs

08:19 PM Jan 22 2008 |




nice, how some men think about ladies




03:37 PM Jan 22 2008 |



that would offend amanda.. she might get upset when she found out what mason really felt for her. =(

02:51 PM Jan 22 2008 |



Broin Down, Mason Warns Jason to be nice to Amanda because he cares her Amanda LOL Gosh their ROMANTIC VERY SERIOUS I like that.

01:52 PM Jan 22 2008 |



I think Jason is a nice guy and if hi will be enough patient with her, they will be a couple soon.

01:11 PM Jan 22 2008 |




i love all this.

12:34 PM Jan 22 2008 |



Wink,who can give me a hang ?

I am a new "english baby"

12:07 PM Jan 22 2008 |




I’m totally having fun with your soap opera, guys. It’s cool. LOL
Sister? Are you stupid? LOL .Mason, you can’t be that spaced-out, now, come on. Not after what happened in the kitchen. Are you trying to make her spell it out for you, ‘cause that’s the only thing she hasn’t done yet? Or you enjoy watching women fighting over you? Smells like a complex. LOL
Poor Amanda will be devastated but she shouldn’t waste time with him. Jason looks just fine. LOL
But Jason, seriously, forget it. She was totally apalled when you tried to kiss her.
Nothing personal.

11:28 AM Jan 22 2008 |




I think Amanda wants to get off with the two guys!! hehe!!

10:48 AM Jan 22 2008 |




i dont see to video

10:04 AM Jan 22 2008 |




maybe Amanda likes Mason more, and does Mason really treat Amanda as his sister, or just for brotherhood?

08:46 AM Jan 22 2008 |




i think amanda would not feel bad if she come to knw that mason think her as his sister. As there must be brother-sister feelings between both.

08:33 AM Jan 22 2008 |




i think amanda would not feel bad if she come to knw that mason think her as his sister. As there must be brother-sister feelings between both.

08:33 AM Jan 22 2008 |



ceartinly Armada’ve known Mason’s feeling about her….

08:30 AM Jan 22 2008 |




does he really treat Amanda  as a sister?

who knows? but  the hero usually live in the story ,but not the real life.

08:12 AM Jan 22 2008 |

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