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Marni's Dilemma

Marni's Dilemma English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 13 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

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In any online relationship, there’s a very critical step: When are you going to meet face to face? You have to decide if you’re ready and then you have to pick a safe and neutral location for the first meeting.

Zeus and Kinski picked a public street, but Marni’s online boyfriend wants to meet somewhere a little more high profile. Watch her talk about it with Beren.

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Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Beren

Beren

Marni:  I have a dilemma.

Beren:  Uh oh.

Marni:  I’m, well you know about my online…

Beren:  Uh-huh. Online romance…

Marni:  So, he recently emailed me and said he wants to meet.

Beren:  OK. What’s wrong with that? You want to meet him, right?

Marni:  I do, but he wants to meet in Vegas.

Beren:  In Las Vegas?

Marni:  In Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s not just casual…I can’t just, you know…if it doesn’t work out...

Beren:  No no no. I mean, is he going to buy your plane ticket? Is he gonna pay for the hotel? Buffet tickets? Like…

Marni:  We haven’t worked out all the details, but he has offered to pay for the plane ticket.

Beren:  Are you gonna bring a friend?

Marni:  Um, I don’t know, should I?

Beren:  Yeah, definitely. Like, I’ll go with you…

Marni:  Do you want to go?

Beren:  Yeah. I’ll totally go to Vegas! Is he bringing a friend though?

Marni:  I don’t know.

Beren:  Because this is a strange situation. You show up with me and he shows up by himself…I don’t want to be the third wheel. I also don’t want to be witness to a murder…

Marni:  I don’t want that either. But I think that is something to think about. I mean, is it safe to go by myself to Vegas and meet this guy that I only…I feel like we have this connection and I trust him, but…

Beren:  We should do a background check.

Marni:  Really?

Beren:  Yeah.

Marni:  It seems like…

Beren:  No no no. I think we can find one of those websites that’s like $50 and you find everything like credit history, rental history, everything. We should do it.

Marni:  OK. Alright.

Beren:  Do you know his last name?

Marni:  I do, yeah.

Beren:  Have you Googled him yet?

Marni:  I have Googled him and nothing, you know…

Beren:  Nothing strange.

Marni:  Yeah, nothing. No red flags.

Beren:  Alright.

Marni:  OK.

 

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Discussion

Marni’s boyfriend wants to meet her for the first time. This is good news! Except for that her boyfriend lives in another city, so they’ll have to fly to meet one another. And if they’re already taking a trip, why not go to Vegas?

Well, because that would be a little scary.

Marni feels like she knows and trusts her boyfriend, but how can she know for sure if she’s never met him? Beren offers to come to Vegas with her, but then they think of a better idea. Why not get a background check?

What do you think Marni should do? Have you ever met someone online and then met up later in person? Was it scary?

 

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wang_yg

wang_yg

China

I don't think it is interesting to meet online friend. You will favor the romance with keeping the mystery between your online friend and you.

09:13 AM Jun 11 2008 |

rainy031

rainy031

China

meeting a friend on line may be a strang thing .i did not have a courage  to meet each other face to face ,

02:10 PM Jun 10 2008 |

guiltylove

guiltylove

India

I met one girl in the internet! We are trust each other !Although we can not meet each other in truly world!We can understand each other! We can talk about everything in the internet!  I think trust each other is very important! bUt if you wanna meet each other, you can invite you friend or coz go with you !

03:14 PM Jun 09 2008 |

guiltylove

guiltylove

India

I met one girl in the internet! We are trust each other !Although we can not meet each other in truly world!We can understand each other! We can talk about everything in the internet!  I think trust each other is very important! bUt if you wanna meet each other you can invite you friend or coz go with you !

03:13 PM Jun 09 2008 |

Jose luis

Jose luis

Dominican Republic

luckynancy what happen with your profil, I can't find it and i would like to add you as my friend, by the way, thanks for you're thinking like me, bye. TQM.

12:04 PM Jun 08 2008 |

palito2a

palito2a

Costa Rica

Well!,.id say that all depends how long they been chating or emailing,meet place like las Vegas it sounds more like a romance situation,you now like a well based relashionship,maybe this guy want’s sex at the first date!,so i think she should talk whit him,and propose another place!

03:36 AM Jun 07 2008 |

camara suleman

Guinea

FROM THE DESK OF MR, Suleman Camara.
ASSISTANT BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANKGUINEA CONAKRY,


Dear Friend,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,Suleman Camara the Assistant director foreign remittance Department African Develoment Bank (ADB) Here in Guinea Conakry. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($9.6)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000.

I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply,I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me:




Best Regards.
Mr Suleman Camara

04:26 PM Jun 05 2008 |

camara suleman

Guinea

FROM THE DESK OF MR, Suleman Camara. ASSISTANT BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANKGUINEA CONAKRY, Dear Friend, I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,Suleman Camara the Assistant director foreign remittance Department African Develoment Bank (ADB) Here in Guinea Conakry. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($9.6)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply,I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me: Best Regards. Mr Suleman Camara

04:15 PM Jun 05 2008 |

camara suleman

Guinea

FROM THE DESK OF MR, Suleman Camara.
ASSISTANT BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANKGUINEA CONAKRY,
Dear Friend,
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,Suleman Camara the Assistant director foreign remittance Department African Develoment Bank (ADB) Here in Guinea Conakry. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($9.6)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000.
I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.
Upon receipt of your reply,I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me:
Best Regards.
Mr Suleman Camara

04:04 PM Jun 05 2008 |

camara suleman

Guinea

FROM THE DESK OF MR, Suleman Camara.
ASSISTANT BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANKGUINEA CONAKRY,
Dear Friend,
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,Suleman Camara the Assistant director foreign remittance Department African Develoment Bank (ADB) Here in Guinea Conakry. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($9.6)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000.
I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.
Upon receipt of your reply,I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me:
Best Regards.
Mr Suleman Camara

03:52 PM Jun 05 2008 |

calmzy69

Ghana

I think is cool to meet your online friend,becoause true love can be started every and any where!

06:42 PM Jun 02 2008 |

bankngan

Viet Nam

Have to be calm ! things  will happen by the way it has to beKiss

08:25 PM May 31 2008 |

bankngan

Viet Nam

Woo, hard

08:22 PM May 31 2008 |

allan jose

Brazil

 

 I' NOT FIND THE SOUND AT THIS PAGE!!!

03:06 PM May 31 2008 |

Oya

Oya

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I do not know why some people looking for friends through the internet instead of  looking for around them.

02:46 PM May 30 2008 |

ammook

ammook

Thailand

Cool just do what you feel…life is too short !!!

 

03:26 PM May 29 2008 |

Hashem55

Hashem55

Saudi Arabia

Cool it go with friend good place.

 But It must be to know how you want to go with him.

And I want to go Las Vegas.

How preety girl want to go with me.

05:51 AM May 28 2008 |

Jose luis

Jose luis

Dominican Republic

Thanks Lucky for being aggree with me, and i hope you take care with a situation like this.Smile  ,  bye, bye 

04:42 AM May 28 2008 |

micheline

Cote D'Ivoire

marni u must be very careful;ok?

12:37 AM May 28 2008 |

micheline

Cote D'Ivoire

it too difficult to me to understand

12:33 AM May 28 2008 |

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