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Get Over It

Get Over It English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 07 2009

Themes: Pets, Romance

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns


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How long does it take to get over someone? A breakup can leave you upset for months or be forgotten about by the end of the day. A lot of factors contribute to the aftermath of a relationship, like how long it lasted and whose decision it was to end it.

Mason and Marni both got dumped recently and they’re still bummed about it. Jason notices his friends are down and tries to help them come up with some ways to move on.

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Jason:  You guys don’t look so excited to be alive today.

Mason:  Yeah.

Marni:  It’s true.

Jason:  Did I miss something? Is something…

Mason:  No. It’s the same old thing, man. Breakups.

Marni:  Uh!

Jason:  You too?

Marni:  Yes!

Mason:  Single life. I mean you…I know this is kinda weird, but you got over Amanda.

Jason:  I did.

Mason:  How’d that work?

Jason:  Well, I didn’t have Amanda ever so that helped. But, uh…

Marni:  Yeah. That’s different.

Mason:  Believe me…

Jason:  It was still hard.

Mason:  ...you have no idea how much that helps.

Jason:  Not having had her?

Mason:  That woman, she lingers.

Jason:  Yeah. I bet.

Marni:  Oh man.

Jason:  But I don’t know, like…Let’s see. It actually took a lot of work to get over her, or my desire for her, you know. Like I…I made out with some random people. Have you guys tried that at all?

Marni:  No.

Mason:  I got no prospects.

Jason:  I don’t really highly recommend it. I actually got a new dog.

Mason:  Really?

Jason:  Which ended up working out, although I do feel like it was a kind of reckless to get a new pet when I was so depressed.

Mason:  Excellent for picking up chicks though, the dogs.

Jason:  Yes.

Mason:  I’ve played that card.

Jason:  Totally. And I don’t know. Sometimes you can use a breakup for, like, a big lifestyle shift that you’ve been thinking about having for a while, you know, if you’ve ever been like, “Maybe I should travel or, like, shave my head or…”

Marni:  Yeah. Yeah.

Mason:  Hmm.

Marni:  Maybe.

Mason:  Hmm.

Jason:  None of those sound very good?

Marni:  Hmm.

Jason:  How long do you think it takes? Is it like….I’ve heard, like, one month for every year or, like, twice as long as the relationship, some people say.

Mason:  I know. Wanna see my pictures of Amanda?

Jason:  No. Oh yeah, dude.

Marni:  No.

Jason:  That’s the…You gotta get those off your phone.

Mason:  This is us at the beach.

Jason:  OK. Not only should you not be showing these to me, but you can’t…

Marni:  Yeah. You gotta get rid of those.

Jason:  You can’t have pictures of your girlfriend around.

Marni:  You need to burn them.

Jason:  No, no.

Marni:  They’re on your phone. Maybe you need to burn your phone. I immediately destroyed all photos, all evidence.

Jason:  We better take this for the rest of the day.

Marni:  Yeah.


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Mason and Marni seem sad, so Jason asks what’s wrong. They’re both feeling blue because of they each recently got out of a relationship.

Since Jason once had a crush on Amanda, Mason asks him how he got over her. Jason says it helped that he was never actually with her (although he came close). But he tried making out with a stranger and getting a new pet. He suggests that Mason and Marni might use this opportunity to make a big change in their lives.

But Marni and Mason are too depressed to reinvent themselves. Mason still carries photos of Amanda on his phone! It may be a while before he gets over her. Have you ever had to get over someone? How did you do it?



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Yes, I was so depressed when we broke up and I tried to talk with her after she dumped me. It so sad, so, I moved on and I tried to get over all the things we had.


01:57 PM Apr 07 2009 |




It’s really hard to get over a person you really like. And moving on is a huge step. But how?

01:46 PM Apr 07 2009 |



To get over someone you loved with, it is not easy. I ever had this period. I told to myself: I am a nice girl, I will be better soon and there is someone waiting for me. Maybe in the next corner I will meet my Mr. Right.

That works, believe me.


01:45 PM Apr 07 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

I think to have cat more nice..


11:48 AM Apr 07 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

I think to have cat more nice..


11:48 AM Apr 07 2009 |




To have a dog is an excellent remedy:}

11:02 AM Apr 07 2009 |




for sure, you would be telling youself it's not a big deal,,and I am best for the one who is not him/her,  then,U just move on~..In my view, cut off her evidence that is unnecessary…

09:46 AM Apr 07 2009 |




I was really bummed with him in the aftermatch of my dumb with my boyfriend. I must get over to him and should move on. But I konw myself it is not so as easy as what I said. It takes time to forget him。

Anyway I must move on.

08:56 AM Apr 07 2009 |



Saudi Arabia


how r u guys ?

in my opinion is not easy 2 forget , u need a looooong time 2 feel nothing .

GR8 lesson , i'm sorry  my english so bad Frown i want learn english very well  

08:35 AM Apr 07 2009 |




I think people have different peronality. You can't say anything always works on everyone.

For some people, they could easily move on by trying not to touch or see any old stuff, for the others, they need to face it and take time to forget.

Only one thing is for sure,  time cure everything. If you get dumped, you just lose someone who doesn't love you. If you dump someone, this someone should worry about this question. :p

08:18 AM Apr 07 2009 |

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