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A Quick Coffee

A Quick Coffee English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 12 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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.

Remember last week when Amanda agreed to go on a date with Jason, but it had to last only 30 minutes? What would you do for a date with only half an hour? Jason went with the classic low-key date: coffee.

Watch Amanda and Jason hang out at the coffee shop. You might have to pause it in the middle and rest if it gets too awkward for you!

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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.





Jason:  It’s awesome you live so close to this little coffee shop. It’s a really cool spot.

Amanda:  Yeah, I come here a lot…with…

Jason:  Is it a good place to study?

Amanda:  ...you know, guys.

Jason:  Huh? Do you like to come here to read and stuff?

Amanda:  They have Wi-Fi so I bring my laptop and update my profile and do all that stuff.

Jason:  Yeah, yeah. Cool.

Amanda:  I haven’t really seen you out there on some of the match-making sites.

Jason:  I’m sort of a real-life kinda guy. I like to meet people in real life.

Amanda:  Oh, like this? Yeah, that’s cool.

Jason:  Yeah, I mean we met by chance through our friends and everything. I feel like that’s the best way to…

Amanda:  Do you mind if I work on my laptop or is that…

Jason:  Uh, I guess, that’s…

Amanda:  I don’t have to. It’s just so weird being here and not, you know?

Jason:  You could show me some of the sites you’re talking about, if you want.

Amanda:  Um, no that’s OK. It’s cool. We don’t really have to go there. Let’s just say that we did.

Jason:  OK.

Amanda:  Yeah…do you…I can’t really see the clock from here.

Jason:  Quarter after.

Amanda:  What?

Jason:  It’s quarter after.

Amanda:  Oh, gosh.

Jason:  Do you have, like…

Amanda:  Time flies, right? When you’re having the best coffee in the world and really connecting. But, OK. So, do you want to pull up the car or do you want me to?

Jason:  Uh, yeah. It’s my car, I guess, so I’ll go get it.

Amanda:  Because if it will go faster, I’ll do it. I’m a really fast driver.

Jason:  It’s probably…I don’t want to have to explain how to drive it.

Amanda:  Oh OK. Cool. Hurry. K.



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Jason says it must be cool to live so close to a nice coffee shop. Amanda says she goes there a lot, adding under her breath, “with guys…”

She says she also comes to do work on her laptop because they have wireless Internet. She updates her profiles on various social networking sites, some which are dating sites. She says she doesn’t really see Jason on the dating sites. He prefers to date people he meets through friends in real life.

Amanda asks if Jason would mind if she pulls out her laptop. He says that would be OK. Maybe she could show him some of the sites she just told him about.

When Amanda finds out what time it is, she abruptly asks Jason to get the car. She offers to do it herself if it would be faster.

How do you think this date went? Do you think Amanda and Jason will go on another date?



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Amanda seems dominating ….Especially her attitute is looking awkward. Jason seems Friendly ..sure they will not go for further dating i think.

09:11 PM May 07 2013 |



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I think Amanda is not a good giri. She would rather deny the date. 

12:26 AM Nov 28 2012 |

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Saudi Arabia

it is somehow a boring date and i believe Amanda will no longer be intrested a date with jasson


09:01 PM Aug 20 2012 |




If I were him, I’ll go get the car… and GET THE HELL AWAY FROM THAT PLACE… then I’d love to watch her get pissed waiting for some cab to drop by. : )

10:58 PM Jan 20 2012 |

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was it a date ? D:

what kind of date was that?

10:30 PM Jan 20 2012 |

vijay raj

vijay raj


  The new vocabulary Part is awesome. I hpe people like this a lot.

08:05 AM Dec 27 2011 |




Amanda was too much, that’s really awkward.

08:49 AM Nov 26 2011 |




two poor person.the boy is stupid,the girl is overreaction.another person more clever  a little could close the girl.

09:58 PM Nov 25 2011 |




Too awkward for me and everybody else . This date shouldn´t have existed , Amanda  was playing out  the part of a girl  who is not interested at all  in Jason .Well , after all is her life  and Jason  should focus more his attention on Devan , she is a sweetheart.   

04:09 PM Nov 25 2011 |




I think Mason is an irritating guy but Jason is cool. Is this woman blind?

10:54 AM Nov 10 2011 |




This girl is disgusting…

05:41 PM Jun 28 2011 |




She should be nicer with him and tell him she likes another guy. No need to be rude like that.

06:35 PM Jul 29 2010 |



I completely have no idea…

08:06 AM May 11 2010 |





11:29 PM Apr 20 2010 |



how poor Jason is!! he wouldn't go out with  Amanda,,,go and find another one,,i am sure that you will find someone else who love you more!Amanda is not the right one for you!

06:48 AM Jun 18 2009 |



how poor Jason is.he shouldn’t go out with a girl who act like Amanda.she isn’t the right one for Jason,he shuld find smeone else!

06:42 AM Jun 18 2009 |



  I don't think so that they will date anymore because if Amanda speaking and behavior forcely even though Jason love him better… Personally, Whereupon Amanda will begin to close Mason

11:01 AM Jan 07 2009 |




I felt really sorry for Jason when Amanda don't fair with him, but  he is boring and he doesn't realize that she not love him. I enjoy next lesson.

07:08 PM Dec 25 2008 |

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