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Online Secrets

Online Secrets English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 08 2008

Themes: Romance, Tech

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Technology makes everything faster. You can look up information in seconds or hear a new album before it comes out. You can also get to know people a lot faster since you can chat and text and send each other photos and videos all the time…even while you’re cooking.

And with everyone’s social lives documented on sites like Facebook, Orkut, MySpace and English, baby!, it’s easy to discover pretty quickly if someone you know is a jerk.

Poor Marni. It looks like Marni’s new online boyfriend might have a new online girlfriend.

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Dialog

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Beren

Beren

Marni

Marni

Beren:  Oh, back online, I see.

Marni:  Yeah.

Beren:  How’s it going with the new romance?

Marni:  Not so good. It’s been better. Well, there’s this girl, Kathy69, who seems to have…

Beren:  Kathy69?

Marni:  Yeah. He’s giving her a lot of attention and some of the comments are very flirtatious. I’m a little confused about what’s going on here.

Beren:  Yeah. Have you clicked on her page?

Marni:  I have actually. Should we…

Beren:  Yeah let’s take a look. Hopefully it’s not set to private. That’s not good for stalking.

Marni:  No, no and apparently that’s where I’m at, so…

Beren:  She dislikes dishonesty…

Marni:  Interesting, huh? I think that’s a little…strange.

Beren:  Her hobby is exercising.

Marni:  Exercising! Yeah…She likes holding hands. How cliché is that? Who doesn’t like that?

Beren:  I think it might actually be a man!

Marni:  Well that would serve him right. So, I don’t know what to do. Now I feel like an idiot. I’m an idiot, huh?

Beren:  I didn’t say…

Marni:  Yeah, yeah. So anyway, I don’t know what to do. Should I confront him?

Beren:  Instant message him. Right now.

Marni:  OK. OK.

 

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Discussion

Beren finds Marni online again and asks her about her budding relationship. She says it’s been better.

Apparently Marni’s guy has been exchanging steamy comments with another lady with the handle Kathy69.

Beren and Marni look at Kathy69’s profile and make fun of her a little. She likes holding hands and dislikes dishonesty. How original.

Marni decides to confront John right away.

Have you ever discovered news about the people you know online?

 

Comments

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nad1a

nad1a

Greece

that's the risk you take when you get involved into internet relationships, you never know …

05:58 AM Apr 09 2008 |

anna zhanghp

China

i think  that we meet  through net .this is only a way. we can know more in the future. if we are not  suitably. we can say bye.

03:17 AM Apr 09 2008 |

longman

longman

China

interesting, but I can see that they are acting!

01:47 AM Apr 09 2008 |

angelteer

angelteer

China

thody"s topic,online  secrext,i  think  online  love   is  crazy  about  it  ,we  try  to  believe   each  other ,but  we only  chat   on  internet ,actually   life,we  dont  know  each  other,everyone  can  cheat  each  other,i  hope  all  of  people  ,Don't   believe  online  love

11:56 PM Apr 08 2008 |

rizanicom

rizanicom

Morocco

love online is a nice experience that one can live but that's entails several sufferings

11:43 PM Apr 08 2008 |

rizanicom

rizanicom

Morocco

love online is a nice experience that one can live but that’s entails several sufferings

11:40 PM Apr 08 2008 |

lovak3

lovak3

Benin

cool

07:05 PM Apr 08 2008 |

peilovel

Viet Nam

I agree with crystaldrop, and i think Marni was in luck. She detect that the taxi is almost broken before she got in it.

06:33 PM Apr 08 2008 |

Claudia-dance

Poland

I am agree with t5gb. Becouse she can't be fall in love by internet. That is my opinion.

06:07 PM Apr 08 2008 |

crystaldrop

Viet Nam

I think what has happened to Marni is quite popular. That is why I am not surprised. But I still do believe in online relationships. Some people don't have any responsibility on their words in chatrooms while the rest do. It is like our life. Sometimes the taxi we catch is almost broken despite its shining out-look. The other times, we are picked up by a perfect one (maybe with a handsome and kind driver as well). So just believe, be never surprised and be willing to face to.

05:59 PM Apr 08 2008 |

amhed

amhed

Colombia

I think internet relationships are so dangerous nowadays, because you don't now the really about people writes _

03:37 PM Apr 08 2008 |

tawfiq

Jordan

i think we got to make sure of the people we are dealing with , before we go fast with our feelings , it is a big world & we got to find the person to trust ,  its not that easy as we think . make it as an experiance for you marni , & take care , wish you the best .

03:09 PM Apr 08 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

be true another time!

02:03 PM Apr 08 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

For don’t have trouble, you have to be true in everything that you write and especially with your friends and relationships, because the lie has short leg!

02:01 PM Apr 08 2008 |

Nhi_VN

Nhi_VN

Viet Nam

Eventhough some my friends have got online date, then they have happy ends with wedding, I don't actually trust in an online relationship. it is just a flying friendship

01:12 PM Apr 08 2008 |

explorer143

Pakistan

Don’t forget your limit…

11:45 AM Apr 08 2008 |

explorer143

Pakistan

don’t forget your limit…

11:42 AM Apr 08 2008 |

jham

jham

Philippines

I really never trusted anyone who i met online. Unless, if you're my long lost friend. Wink

10:43 AM Apr 08 2008 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yes… and i don't care about other firnds ….. l love my frinds as long as they love me. even i could get friend with friend of my friendsCool

10:43 AM Apr 08 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Exchange ideas with online friends is an interesting activity sometimes it's a pastime activity too.Some times you get fictitious and misleading profiles of people who born with a vice of sabotaging other's feelings.

09:38 AM Apr 08 2008 |

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