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Picture Time

Picture Time English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 14 2009

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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When you’re bored, do you take pictures of yourself and your friends? Ever since digital cameras made it so we can take as many photos as we want and look at them right away, taking pictures of yourself for no reason has become a common way to pass the time.

Last week on the soap opera, Dale gave Marni a little kiss and they unofficially started dating. Watch as they take snapshots of themselves. It’s fun at first, but suddenly gets a little too serious…

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Dale:  Cheese!

Marni:  Cheese!

Dale:  Oh, that’s gonna work. I think this is going to be a perfect one.

Marni:  Let’s see it.

Dale:  See?

Marni:  Oh, that’s cute.

Dale:  Yeah. That’s gonna be perfect for our Christmas card. My cousins, on the East Coast are gonna love this picture.

Marni:  Oh. OK.

Dale:  Yeah. Don’t you think so?

Marni:  It’s a great photo. Uh, but…

Dale:  You know what I also think would be good? My mom and dad are very sentimental. They would love this when we do our wedding pictures on the slideshow.

Marni:  Wedding pictures?

Dale:  They’re gonna love ‘em. You know, my mom loves wedding pictures and I know that when she sees this picture, she’s gonna cry.

Marni:  Uh…

Dale:  Uh, I can feel it right now. Don’t you think so? What about your parents? What are your parents gonna do? Do you think they’re gonna do anything like that?

Marni:  I…Uh…Um…

Dale:  If you don’t like the picture…do you…Are you OK? Are you alright?

Marni:  I think I might need some water.

Dale:  OK. I’ll get you water.

Marni:  That would be great. Thanks.

Dale:  I’ll be right back.

Marni:  Oh my God. Oh my God! Wedding photos? This is going way too fast. I cannot…Christmas cards? I mean, Christmas is, like, almost a month…six months away and now he’s talking about wedding photos. This is crazy. This is crazy. This is going too fast. Oh my God. I’m going to hyperventilate. OK.


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Dale and Marni shout “cheese!” because they are taking a picture and it’s impossible not to smile when you say, “cheese!”

It’s a cool photo, so Dale decides he’d like to use it for a Christmas card. But Marni and Dale just started dating! And it’s still summertime!

Marni starts to get upset so she asks Dale to get her some water. While he’s gone, she talks to herself about how the relationship is moving too fast.

Have you ever gone too fast in a relationship? Do you like to take pictures of yourself and your friends?



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ı have gone too fast my  relationship with my wife..when you find correct person out,you realize doing anything with her or him..it s a great emotion..you sure what you gonna do in the future….

10:34 AM Jul 15 2009 |




i used to go too fast in relationship, like being much interested in, but i have learned that usually is not that good cause maybe someone else is taking you to the wrong way or doesnt taking it serious.

i love take pics of myself, my boyfriend, my family and friends ! 

10:19 PM Jul 14 2009 |




What a weird guy, as if anyone acts like that. ^^

If I were she, I  would get the hell out of there. ;-)

Who knows what else he has in mind..


08:48 PM Jul 14 2009 |




If I were in her shoes I think I would immediately dash off while he's getting me the water!

07:15 PM Jul 14 2009 |




lol :)

06:17 PM Jul 14 2009 |



This guy is crazy, he barely know this girl and he is planning to marry her? Well, he could at least ask for her opinion.

06:07 PM Jul 14 2009 |



i like to  take a picture when see something wonderful,but i always forget to take a  cemera when see a amazing scene,so i do a shot by Mb!! 

03:06 PM Jul 14 2009 |




I once loved taking pictures of myself and my friends. But now so much now. Maybe because I have taken so many photos. But I still like taking pictures, of the scenery and anything beautiful~~

I never move too fast in a relationship, but I always think too fast about the processing of a relationship. Well, well, sometimes, a little cracy!

02:18 PM Jul 14 2009 |




Chinese people say qie zi or tian qi.

quite funny`

01:39 PM Jul 14 2009 |




"say whisky " Cool

01:26 PM Jul 14 2009 |



I like taking pictures of other people not me, i look weird in photos i guess i don't know how to pause for a photo—'

12:26 PM Jul 14 2009 |




Say cheese & try to make yourself happy!! :)

12:25 PM Jul 14 2009 |



i love to take pix by cameraand love to see them immedatily.and i think every body does that…if i see my school pix that makes me very happythose pix remind me my fun school time..but atleast i am happy i have these photos.. any way..marni & dale realationship going very fast.i think only from dale side…he is  thinking too much like wedding &alll..but marni doesn;t seems happy….lets see what happaned next  by the way they are nice couple…..............

11:54 AM Jul 14 2009 |



Serbia and Montenegro

I like to take pictures of myself and my friends. After some time I like to watch those pictures and it remember me on somebody or some part of my life.

11:42 AM Jul 14 2009 |

Whitney S

Whitney S


It's a really great idea for sharing time with ur frieends. I do it

09:41 AM Jul 14 2009 |




Laughingi also like to take a photo of myself….haha.i remenbered that in the high middle school,we had taken a lot of photoes,which had become a memerable time for me and my good friends!~

07:56 AM Jul 14 2009 |



i like to take a photo very much ….....take photo is my  life ….and i think photographer see this world in diffrent look than any one …....

i like to take photos for the birds.flower….sea…...mountain…. and every things great

i also like to kept my memorys whith my great friend by photoes 

i want to say that this film is really help us to learn and devlope our listining so thanks .thanks alot…...

my wishes:sandy

07:38 AM Jul 14 2009 |




 Yes once, and broke up soon, it's not good.


I like, but some of my friends don't, so I won't push them. 

07:15 AM Jul 14 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It's much fun :D I like taking pictures :)

06:43 AM Jul 14 2009 |




06:34 AM Jul 14 2009 |

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