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Marni's Online Romance

Marni's Online Romance English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 25 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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New love can make you do strange things. When new lovers first fall for each other, they find themselves staying up all night together, traveling to be with one another and forgetting commitments. Sometimes they learn a language to be together.

But certainly online love makes people do the strangest things of all. They type back and forth for hours on end and exchange photos by the dozen. If you fall in love with someone online, next thing you know you might be watching your computer while trying to fry some whole lemons in your kitchen.


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Beren:  What are you doing?

Marni:  Um, uh, well…

Beren:  You’re cooking and looking at…

Marni:  I’m trying to cook and…the…OK. So I’ve been…I know, I know, it’s my dirty little secret. I’ve been having this online relationship, which is kind of a new thing for me…

Beren:  Who is that?

Marni:  His name’s John. I just think he’s really awesome. He’s this really great guy and we seem to have a lot in common, so I’m trying to cook because I heard he really likes Middle Eastern food, or that’s what he was saying. I just…I don’t know what I’m doing…

Beren:  But you have your computer by the stove, which doesn’t make sense. Is he watching you right now? Is there a camera?

Marni:  No…I mean, I just, in case he sends me a message. I just don’t want to miss it.

Beren:  In the time it takes you to cook these lemons. Whole lemons.

Marni:  I don’t really know how to cook. But I don’t want him to know that because he really likes Middle Eastern food and I was thinking, “OK, well if he thinks I can cook, then you know, that’s a plus, right? Everybody likes a gal who can cook, so…”

Beren:  Sure.

Marni:  Yeah, so I’m trying to figure it all out, but it I want it to be close by just in case.

Beren:  OK. Cool.

Marni:  Yeah.

Beren:  Best of luck to ya.

Marni:  Thanks. I need it.



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Beren walks into Marni’s kitchen and discovers a very strange scene. Marni’s computer is sitting on the counter so she can look at while she cooks. While she cooks lemons. Whole lemons.

So Marni explains that she has a new online boyfriend. His name is John. Maybe you’ve seen him around the Ebaby!...

Anyway, John likes Middle Eastern cooking, so Marni is trying to learn how to cook. She’s not doing a very good job of it, probably because she’s distracted by her new love.

Beren slowly backs away from Marni as though she’s insane.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done for love?



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She is a simple girls, the girls pay for love

12:35 PM May 08 2008 |



Russian Federation

there's nothing better than a real warm man in the flesh, i thinkEmbarassed

03:50 PM May 07 2008 |



Russian Federation

there’s nothing better than a real warm man in the flesh, i think

03:49 PM May 07 2008 |




thats gooood lessons coz ilike it am trying 2 cooking but am not bad am very well coz am still  stand beside   ma mom in kitchen

02:03 PM May 07 2008 |





03:56 AM May 07 2008 |



Viet Nam

...yeah , Marni really looks beauty when she tries to cook for a guy….it's actually love….i don't know but anygal seems do like that when they love…..

05:59 PM May 06 2008 |



Yes , love  can  make stupid people too.

04:45 PM Apr 30 2008 |



Hi ! fri,  i am eisan79 .nice to c u in  ebaby. I agree like u fri .Coz i just  like cooking.c u    fri ..take  care.Bye.

04:41 PM Apr 30 2008 |

rainbow-in u


really love can made people do something non sense for them right?

06:11 AM Apr 27 2008 |

rainbow-in u


Is that really true all men like women can cook!

06:10 AM Apr 27 2008 |



Central African Republic

hi my e-mail

09:05 PM Apr 17 2008 |


South Africa

Wow Marni is very crazy in Love How could you put the computer by the stove. anything can be spill out on the computer. I guess It's true when they say love cannot see.

09:57 AM Apr 17 2008 |



Sri Lanka

Actually this lesson is so good for improving English. But unbelivable story. What a silly gal is Marni?

07:16 PM Apr 15 2008 |

wicked fafy

Syrian Arab Republic

good for her…
I meet some one on the net and now I engaged with him .

06:00 PM Apr 14 2008 |



Tanzania, United Republic Of

online lovers they might have several effects,no matter pos or neg.I have been in love with a certain girl but she went abroad for further studies and she let me know that she has got a foreign boyfriend and now here iam single.Ok hope this web will let me have someone to give my heart to,and iam sure she will never regret.

03:23 PM Apr 14 2008 |



love is blind

06:28 PM Apr 13 2008 |


Viet Nam

it's hard to tell about online love. some people find out their own true love, other was cheated.As for me i only want to chat via msn as friends



11:56 AM Apr 11 2008 |




love online is a very nice experience that one can live but it may entail several sufferings.

11:25 PM Apr 08 2008 |




i love in online good romance..

11:03 AM Apr 08 2008 |





10:56 AM Apr 08 2008 |

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