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Onto Them English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 31 2009

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Adverbs


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.

Last week, when Marni and Mason told Beren about their new friends Ella and Dale, she seemed to sense something was a little strange about them. She probably didn’t guess that they are undercover cops who have come to investigate her kidnapping of her twin, but she seemed sketched out.

Now Beren will meet Dale and Ella face to face for the first time. Can they fool her like they’ve fooled Mason and Marni?

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the 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.







Ella:  Hey. Dale, Dale.

Dale:  Ah, Beren. Beren!

Ella:  Oh my gosh.

Dale:  Beren! How you doin’? How you doin’?

Ella:  Hi.

Beren:  Do I know you?

Dale:  I’m Dale.

Ella:  Ella.

Beren:  Hi.

Ella:  We know Marni and Mason.

Dale:  Yeah.

Beren:  Really?

Ella:  We’ve heard so much about you and we just…We love your band. We’re groupies. We are big fans.

Beren:  Weird.

Dale:  So when’s your next band practice?

Beren:  Ah…I’m not in a band.

Dale:  You’re not in a band?

Beren:  No.

Dale:  What happened?

Beren:  It’s a long story.

Dale:  Long story. So what do you do now?

Beren:  Nothing.

Dale:  Nothing really. Are you living anywhere? Are you doing things? What’s your…

Beren:  Yeah, I have a house.

Dale:  You have a house. So, where’s that at? Oh, you know, we’re friends with Marni and Mason.

Ella:  We just want to…

Beren:  No, you said that…

Dale:  Yeah. We just want to know…

Beren:  Where do you know them from? That’s weird.

Dale:  Yeah.

Ella:  We just ran into them and we just talked to them and then we knew that we were fans of your band and then it was just this huge coincidence. It was amazing.

Dale:  And with that being said, so what are you doing these days?

Beren:  Uh…

Ella:  We’re just so curious.

Dale:  Yeah.

Beren:  Huh.

Dale:  Do you…I don’t even…Are you doing…

Beren:  No.

Dale:  Where are you going now?

Beren:  I got…No. I just have to…

Ella:  We would just love to hang out with you.

Dale:  Yeah…

Ella:  The whole gang. The whole gang.

Beren:  Alright.

Dale:  Are you sure? I mean, we could always hang out.

Ella:  We’ll buy you a drink.

Dale:  Yeah. You can always call us any time. We’re always ready to go. It was nice meeting you.

Ella:  Come back.

Dale:  You can call us any time. Where’s she goin’?

Ella:  Basement? That’s odd.


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Ella and Dale stop Beren outside the elevator and ask her about her band. She tells them that she’s not in a band, but anyone who uses Ebaby! a lot knows that’s a lie. She’s talked touring and recording with her band.

As Beren waits for the elevator, Dale and Ella get really nervous and start talking about how they’re friends with Mason and Marni. Beren realizes that they’re up to something, so she gets on the elevator and takes it to the basement. It seems pretty clear that Beren is onto them. Do you think Ella and Dale will save Beren from her twin? Have you ever had to try to fool someone who was onto you?



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I think they are not very good cops. It was rude work. They seem to be very strange. Of course a person who did somthing illegal will onto them.

05:58 PM Mar 31 2009 |



I really appreciate to be here!I'm not good at fooling anyone,but they alwayes onto me ! 

03:55 PM Mar 31 2009 |




Ella and Dale, they just acted too weired, even I would feel sketched out.

Usually I don't fool anyone, not sure if someone is onto me…lol

02:39 PM Mar 31 2009 |




lol, Beren was too nervous about these two new friends.

02:12 PM Mar 31 2009 |




It's a coincidence for me to be here. It's a long story to explain about that. But I am really really appreciate to be here.

01:05 PM Mar 31 2009 |



i wouldnt say they talk too fast, its normal speed. as usual people talking. and if u wonna get to know english more, u need to ba able to get it even when it fast.

Good luck to everybody

12:32 PM Mar 31 2009 |




I think Dale and Ella can make it,although it seems like they are all onto each other,so next step is to see who takes the action first.Generally,cops have a lot of experience to deal with this case,so I think they can be winner in the end.And who are commiting a crime is always the one who is nervous and then make a few mistakes.I don't have a experience that I have to try to fool someone who is onto me,cause that's weird,you and the guy seem to know what would be coming,so,you are always like to give up this plan,maybe pick up a new one next time.

12:23 PM Mar 31 2009 |




"we'll buy you a drink" – the phrase was great

08:26 AM Mar 31 2009 |




cool conversation

07:57 AM Mar 31 2009 |




That is nice but very quick conversation;  "as quick as flash"

07:57 AM Mar 31 2009 |




they will!!...
,they should have this sensitive sentiency,as cops,they have to do some work Now

06:17 AM Mar 31 2009 |

nosa romance


I never try to fool someone

04:38 AM Mar 31 2009 |

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