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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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we will say “qiezi” when we take photoes in China
“qiezi” is the pronunciation of eggplant in Chinese

06:15 AM Jul 14 2009 |





06:06 AM Jul 14 2009 |




  I also very like to take pictures with my friends. When we're free & a little bored we begin to take our pictures! We very love do to this, it's vey interesting, the time will past, but our photos will show how our times were interesting & amazing.

05:08 AM Jul 14 2009 |




I love to take pictures sicne I was young. My mom sometimes said to me , I am mad in picture. If I feel happy I take alot of photos, and also if I feel  bored I also take photos.Laughing I prefer take pictures of mine. Most of my friends knows that  and sometime they request me not to take pictures anymore coz I always request them to take pictures of mine. Laughing If I go alone somewhere I reuested someone to take pictures of mine. Money mouthI am not so interesting to take others or scene. So far I have alot of albums. When I feel so lonely I look these albums and it makes me happy. I am so sick to take pictures of my boyfriend. Money mouth

03:35 AM Jul 14 2009 |



haha,it's interesting,and l like it.

03:29 AM Jul 14 2009 |


Viet Nam

hi all, niceday to all of u

01:02 AM Jul 14 2009 |


Viet Nam

i think take a photo as a weddingpicture not serious as Marni w thinking. it's sound good. it can make both think to each other so much. and have a good relationship after. in my culture, im not often do that, take a pics,  i see it easy to be broken. because when we take a pics, i we save it somewhere as a wall, pocket…..and everyday, u see it, so u will feel boring.just have a pics when we date in a long time. i think that, there for, .hihij, that is my opinion.

12:59 AM Jul 14 2009 |

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