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Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 29 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

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Ever since they got together, Mason and Amanda have been having a lot of fun together. And everyone knows they were meant to be together.

But like a lot of couples, the power of the attraction that brought them together can be explosive as well. Mason and Amanda are at a pizza place and can’t decide on a pizza that they can share. So tensions are high when a sensitive topic comes up…

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Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  I think after all this time we can decide on an entire shared topping kind of pizza.

Amanda:  OK. I trust you.

Mason:  We’re not like strangers who need to, you know, get different toppings…

Amanda:  How was your day? What did you do?

Mason:  It was good, I heard from Devan earlier, so, uh, that was cool. We talked. Kind of cleared the air a little bit.

Amanda:  Uh, what was that?

Mason:  Devan gave me a call.

Amanda:  Girl Devan, or boy Devan?

Mason:  C’mon, you know Devan. Devan Devan. I felt bad, you know I felt bad about the whole thing…

Amanda:  Did she call you or did you call her?

Mason:  She gave me a buzz. I felt weird calling her, so I’m glad she took the initiative. Why? Is there, like, a problem?

Amanda:  No. That’s fine. So what were we going to order?

Mason:  Are you seriously shaking this off right now? What’s going on?

Amanda:  I just, I don’t know, if you know that somebody likes you and we’re in this committed thing, why would you take her call?

Mason:  ‘Cause I wanted to see what she had to say and she was totally trying to make things cool again.

Amanda:  I think that’s what voicemail’s for.

Mason:  Oh, c’mon.

Amanda:  Like answer, ignore. Ignore.

Mason:  Devan and I are friends, right. I’m not just going to ignore what was going on.

Amanda:  I guess I don’t want to be high maintenance, but how do you think…

Mason:  Well, I think you are being a little high maintenance in all honesty.

Amanda:  If I were Devan, I might think that I made some hedgeway. Is that a word?

Mason:  Oh, get over it. I can’t even believe that you’re not over this. Like, you won. Let it go.

Amanda:  I kinda feel like calling Jason right now. I wonder what he’s doing.

Mason:  Fine. Do it. I don’t even care. You know what?

Amanda:  He doesn’t have to ask me what kind of pizza I like because he knows…

Mason:  I’ll call him.

Amanda:  ...because he can read my mind.

 

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Discussion

In order to stop talking about what pizza they’re going to order, Amanda asks Mason what he did that day. She’s not very pleased with the answer.

Mason talked on the phone with Devan. Jason had suggested that Mason give her a call because she’s been having a hard time. But it sounds like she called him. Good for her. They had a good conversation, and finally talked about how she liked him a lot but lost him to Amanda.

It was a healthy conversation that needed to happen, but Amanda is jealous. She says she can’t understand why Mason would even answer the phone. Mason gets upset that she’s upset, and the fight snowballs. Amanda wants to do something mean so says she might call Jason. Mason gets up and leaves.

Do you think Amanda is being unreasonable? Have you ever had a fight with your partner?

 

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one_of_a_kind

Egypt

Mason could easily lie at her so he hadn’t suffered defending himself this way

12:25 PM Apr 30 2008 |

holly&honey

China

i guess Amanda cared too much about their relationship and she was not confident enough. girls are not at ease when another girl calls her boyfriend,esp when that girl used to go out with the boyfriend. i think they should talk about it instead of getting mad at each other.otherwise, this relationship won't go on smoothly.

06:31 AM Apr 30 2008 |

wujuan223

China

it's easy to fight with bf or gl in the life,but anybody can't change the other 's habit of doing something,if he/she love you ,he /she must think about more ,let the lover not jealous and not unhappy.

02:45 AM Apr 30 2008 |

c.eduardo

Brazil

It was great this lesson I loved it

08:05 PM Apr 29 2008 |

homyhoo

homyhoo

China

I think Amanda is a little unreasonable,she should believe Mason,not doubting.

04:48 PM Apr 29 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Every woman are the same!! Why that?? I think Amanda must get your own back on him!! To put firewood on the fire!!hahaha…

04:47 PM Apr 29 2008 |

Andres Cisneros

Colombia

Guaauuu, is tipycall jeaolus scene,  include mason got much fault, because  he knows that Devan feel something for himm, and  inside your mind he are  fantasy with Her, maybe  making love or  living together. The true is that mason end up finish with  Amanda, and he finish totally alone. That always occur.

03:47 PM Apr 29 2008 |

Nhi_VN

Nhi_VN

Viet Nam

Jealousy is a feature of love. Amanda loves Mason, she has a reason to act like that. She's not totally sure about Mason. something like prevent is better than cure. is it a word?

03:44 PM Apr 29 2008 |

Christoph07

Germany

I think girls have two reasons for that attitude.

First of all – FEAR

secondary jealously can be a waepon.  

01:30 PM Apr 29 2008 |

alan manuel

Colombia

Tongue out

10:41 AM Apr 29 2008 |

denis312

denis312

Philippines

Why do girls always be like that?...

09:00 AM Apr 29 2008 |

denis312

denis312

Philippines

That scene was such an old hat or very typical in any relationship. I think thats normal cause without that kind of thing it could be mutually drab. The feeling of jealousy will always be there cause as have said its a significance of intimacy by a person.  However if that feeling was out of place over and over again then, its not jealousy anymore.. its some kinda immaturity.  In certain relationship its not just a matter of companionship and  enjoyment but needs further maturity or growth. Wink

08:59 AM Apr 29 2008 |

Whiteangel

Whiteangel

Syrian Arab Republic

it is a good thing to be Jealous.
Amanda is somehow unreasonable. She should be more composed and undisturbed. In that case matters should be treated in an experienced way… by the way i am a Jealous girl. i sympathize with Amanda,, she loves him. It is a difficult situation :but here we need control the mind cause Devan was a dear friend for Mason also she needs a help..

08:44 AM Apr 29 2008 |

654787697

654787697

China

Nothing serious is gonna happen , you know why , coz she was smiling at the end of this video , so she was just kinda jealous about what Mason has  done , anyway, everybody can feel that she loves Mason , so its not a big deal …...

06:50 AM Apr 29 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

 

That's what happen when you falls in love for looks rather than going through person's inner qualities which suits for your likeness and dislikes. Anyway now they have to sort out everything by discussing what they like and not like. Discussions are sometimes snowballs but really healthy for relationship because it will give you a ride to your partner's mind. Doing mean things to get revenge from your partner is not a healthy thing to do because it leads to can of worms. Keep in mind that “relationships are to enjoy not to suffer”- by- Kaush. Therefore if both are not matching at all discuss and leave rather than making life miserable.

04:09 AM Apr 29 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

That’s what happen when you falls in love for looks rather than going through person’s inner qualities which suits for your likeness and dislikes. Anyway now they have to sort out everything by discussing what they like and not like. Discussions are sometimes snowballs but really healthy for relationship because it will give you a ride to your partner’s mind. Doing mean things to get revenge from your partner is not a healthy thing to do because it leads to can of worms. Keep in mind that “relationships are to enjoy not to suffer”- by- Kaush. Therefore if both are not matching at all discuss and leave rather than making life miserable.

04:09 AM Apr 29 2008 |

imran shabbir

Pakistan

I am the bigginer in the field of English, because of low education.
Kindly help me the basic concept of English.
best regard
.
from Pakistan

03:52 AM Apr 29 2008 |

vigoss

vigoss

Kazakhstan

the last love never gives rest…

03:19 AM Apr 29 2008 |

daniel821

daniel821

China

I think jealousy in some sense is a good thing,for at least it's a proof that one cares and loves the other.

02:58 AM Apr 29 2008 |

just 2 more

Sudan

nice lesson here .. really … i think we should think many time before we tell our friend about something .. because that thing  may … hurt theme , or make theme feel jealous so .. if there was a little wise from  Mason … this  whole snowballs

"and this new word that i just know "  could n`t have the chance to  happen … 

 

thank s for you ALL  

02:49 AM Apr 29 2008 |

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