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New Friends

New Friends English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 03 2009

Themes: Party, Romance

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense

Intro

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.

It may not be the healthiest thing to do, but when bad things happen, people often drink. Last week, Mason’s girlfriend left him and left town to become a nun. So he went to the bar with his friend Marni, who was also recently dumped.

As soon as they walked in, they were greeted by a friendly man and woman. A few hours and a few drinks later, Mason and Marni have gotten pretty tight with their new friends, Dale and Ella. Watch them hang out—if they’re acting a little weird, it’s because they’re pretty buzzed.

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

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.

Mason

Mason

Dale

Dale

Marni

Marni

Ella

Ella

Mason:  I’m not gonna lie, man. My lady left me tonight. But it’s turnin’ out alright because I met you guys!

Dale:  That’s right. That’s right. Cheers to that!

Mason:  You guys!

Dale:  Cheers to that!

Mason:  Woo!

Marni:  Sad, sad story. His lady is a nun! She converted.

Mason:  Freakin’ nun, man. She’s got the hat.

Marni:  The habit! It’s a habit!

Mason:  It’s a bad habit, is what it is. It’s totally a bad habit.

Dale:  Nun…

Mason:  I’m havin’ “nun” of that.

Dale:  So how long had you and the nun been together?

Marni:  Like…uh…

Mason:  Man, it was like a year.

Marni:  They were so into each other.

Dale:  Did you ever have any domestic issues or any type of spousal abuse? Is there anything like that?

Mason:  Man, I never…I never laid a harmful hand on her.

Ella:  Oh that’s good to know. Good to know.

Dale:  That’s really good to know. My partner…I mean my friend and I…

Ella:  Yeah, friends.

Dale:  ...we usually kind of, you know talk to people about, you know…

Ella:  We care.

Mason:  You hit her?

Dale:  No, no, no. Never.

Ella:  Never ever.

Dale:  That’s life. That’s actually 5 to 10 years in prison. You can actually do that for domestic abuse. Actually if you get prosecuted by it, they actually can throw you off.

Mason:  That is a lot of helpful information.

Marni:  Yeah, don’t hit people.

Dale:  Oh I read it in a book somewhere. I read it in a book.

Mason:  These are some very informational people.

Marni:  Knowledgeable.

Mason:  Knowledgeable people. I like them.

Marni:  I like them too!

Dale:  Well, we should hang out more often. Let’s hang more. And I would like to meet the rest of your friends or gang or your peeps. Is that what you call…your peeps.

Mason:  Yes! You should join us. You should meet Beren and you should meet Devan. We’ll introduce you guys.

Ella:  That sounds great!

Dale:  Yeah, Beren.

Ella:  Everyone you know would be great.

Marni:  I love those girls.

Mason:  I know lots of people.

Dale:  Do you guys do any of those illegal druggers thingys?

Mason:  I do these drugs!

 

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Discussion

Marni and Mason tell Dale and Ella about what happened with Mason’s girlfriend. They seem really interested. Dale asks a lot of questions about the relationship. Ella says she’d like to meet Marni and Mason’s other friends.

What do you think of Ella and Dale? Are they nice new friends or are they up to something?

 

Comments

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Nina_Smith

Nina_Smith

Australia

when you are in English baby u meet a lot of new friends.it isen’t new.

12:27 PM Sep 27 2012 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when i find new friends i sceard may be they don’t like me.

04:30 PM Aug 29 2012 |

sozan

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi my nams sozan i coms from iran pleas conntoct to me this is my mail thanks to all

12:34 PM Mar 09 2011 |

Basanta

India

Hello

05:27 AM Mar 05 2010 |

princeahmed

Somalia

hello

11:08 AM Feb 20 2010 |

Eunhye, Han

South Korea

Hmm…

05:56 AM Jan 16 2010 |

wordie80

Italy

I agree with most of you: these two persons are definitely up to something.

 

I can hardly figure out what it is about, but they are evidently trying to get some specific information from the other 2 guys.

Maybe are they policemen?

 

02:43 PM Nov 01 2009 |

Monius

Mexico

They are a little suspected Dale began to do question about domestic abuses and explained the consequences about that. It does´n make sense Why speack about that if you barely know new friends!?

06:37 AM May 24 2009 |

gracemissyou

Thailand

it  relly funnyfriend

07:31 AM Apr 11 2009 |

Gentleman985

Turkey

   They look like sincere friends,,

08:19 AM Apr 05 2009 |

Hani44

Hani44

Saudi Arabia

heheh really funny

02:28 PM Apr 04 2009 |

Kounovsky

Brazil

Olá eu sou Brasileiro, e estou fazendo curso de Inglês aki no brazil, e uso esse site para aprofundar mais meu conhecimento! Ele é ótimo!

01:32 PM Apr 04 2009 |

GameStone

Poland

Hello

My not intereset mysfel happy for shy is

04:46 AM Apr 01 2009 |

GameStone

Poland

Hello

My not intereset mysfel happy for shy is

04:46 AM Apr 01 2009 |

pour soul

Saudi Arabia

ff

07:46 PM Mar 30 2009 |

Abdullah11

Saudi Arabia

they are try to unlash the proplem with them friend

you know but this was a nice conformaiton to make a new friends

that all Cool

thank you ebaby for a nice video

08:20 PM Mar 22 2009 |

Y^y

China

I don’t think they are good or bad,different people have different way to life,there is no absolute thing in the world

10:27 AM Mar 22 2009 |

barceloka

Mexico

i love so much every one

01:57 AM Mar 13 2009 |

barceloka

Mexico

que chido esta esto

 

01:53 AM Mar 13 2009 |

Se-woong

South Korea

They are up to something~ :)

05:27 AM Mar 11 2009 |

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