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When It Rains, It Pours
When It Rains, It Pours English, baby! Video Lesson

Zero Conditional

Date: Aug 14 2012

Themes: Soap Opera, Weather

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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In many parts of the world, life depends on rain. The people and their crops get thirstier and thirstier. Then, all of sudden, there’s water everywhere. There’s more water than you can catch. It’s pouring rain.

The expression “when it rains, it pours” means that often, when something has not happened for a while, it will then happen a lot. A business might not have any customers for days and then suddenly be extremely busy. If you asked the owner how her business is going, she might say, “When it rains, it pours.”

Similarly, have you ever noticed that when one person is interested in you romantically, others become interested too? It’s funny how that works. Find out who is in the middle of a thunderstorm of love.




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Mason:  Woo! Hey, bud.

Jeff:  Dude, what’s going on? Why are you so wet?

Mason:  Let me tell you, Jeff, when it rains, it pours.

Jeff:  What are you talking about? It’s a perfectly clear, sunny day outside.

Mason:  Oh, I know.

Jeff:  There’s not even a drop.

Mason:  It’s gorgeous outside. In fact, I just got back from a long walk with Vanessa in the park. It was great. We held hands. We stopped under a tree to kiss a little bit, and then we found a nice bench and started rubbing noses, just fantastic…

Jeff:  Ugh. OK. I get the picture. But that doesn’t explain why you’re soaking wet.

Mason:  You’re not hearing me, man.

Jeff:  It’s a nice day.

Mason:  When it rains, it pours…ladies, Jeff! When it rains, it pours ladies.

Jeff:  You’re still not explaining yourself.

Mason:  OK. So when I got back from the park, I was coming here, and Amanda was waiting for me, and she just jumped on me, and she started kissing me, and she was just all over my business, and I was like, “This is awful,” but, “This is great!” but, “This is awful.” I was kinda just like, “Whoa.” So I had to go run my head under some cold water to chill out.

Jeff:  Alright, I think I know what you’re saying. When you say, “When it rains, it pours,” it’s because before you had a girlfriend, no girl would look at you.

Mason:  Yeah.

Jeff:  But now you have a girlfriend, and two girls are into you.

Mason:  Yeah. It’s like, I was single for so long.

Jeff:  And now two girls like you.

Mason:  Yes! And it’s all happening at the same time. It’s like, there was no rain for like months and months, and then all of a sudden, the skies open up and ladies just start falling from the sky.

Jeff:  Yeah, two ladies are into you.

Mason:  Yeah.

Jeff:  That’s just two ladies.

Mason:  Well, I mean, is that not enough to be considered pouring?

Jeff:  Two ladies?

Mason:  Well, how many ladies do you think constitutes pouring?

Jeff:  I don’t know. Nine to twelve?

Mason:  What? No way.

Jeff:  Uh…

Mason:  Come on, man, you’re totally making that up.

Jeff:  Yeah, I’m sorry. I was. I don’t know why I did that. It’s just…since this Ella thing, you know? It’s been…I got nothing. Nothing. Complete dry spell.

Mason:  It’s OK, man. Look out into your forecast over there, and the rains will come back soon. I know it.


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Mason is very wet when he comes into the office. Jeff doesn’t understand. It’s a clear day outside. All Mason will tell him is that when it rains, it pours.

Eventually, Jeff learns that Mason hung out with his girlfriend in the park earlier in the day. Later, Amanda found him and kissed him. He put water on his head to chill out afterward. Mason is excited because after many months without love, he now has two women that like him.

Jeff questions if two women is enough to use the phrase “when it rains, it pours.” He says he thinks Mason needs nine to twelve women in order to use that phrase. Mason accuses him of making that up, and Jeff admits that he was just being mean. He is lonely and stuck in a dry spell.

Do you think it’s true that when it rains, it pours? Which woman should Mason choose?



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so lucky,man…..

12:52 PM Aug 14 2012 |




I have a strong network delay!That is annoying me!I can’t see the video.OMG what can i do ,now?

11:56 AM Aug 14 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi punthira

you would better to use it sentences choose grilfreind who  kiss him in park” instead of “choose grilfreind who him kiss in park”

10:28 AM Aug 14 2012 |




Yes,I do, When it rains, it pours but Mason’s case just two ladeis not enough explain that  it pours. I think Mason will choose grilfreind who him kiss in park.Laughing

10:25 AM Aug 14 2012 |




“This is awful,” but, “This is great!” but, “This is awful.” ho ho ho.. I like this part.. :P

09:29 AM Aug 14 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think it depends on your appetite…. may be sometimes it is soaking wet but if you dont wanna be wet after first drop you have to use umberlla!

08:41 AM Aug 14 2012 |

Andrew Romanov

Russian Federation

I think, that he must choose that women,that with her he will be get a good life

08:09 AM Aug 14 2012 |

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happyman Mustafa


i think that  he must chhose one who loves him more )) 

08:00 AM Aug 14 2012 |

Irene Forever


It has been pouring rain for three days in my city. We were waiting for this blessing for a long time. Let it pour, but not too long.:)

Back to the subject. I think, Mason should choose the woman his heart and soul accept. His constant thoughts and sleepless nights will give him the right hint.

In fact the question is very strange. A person always knows who he or she loves. No need to ask about the right choice. Doesn’t Mason have a heart?



United Arab Emirates

when it rains, it pours

yes agree

05:27 AM Aug 14 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Some times yes.that’s right but it doesn’t happend all the time,i mean it’s not the same it depends on situation.

To me, Mason should choose both of them. he’ll has more fun.

04:45 AM Aug 14 2012 |


aBEERSuper Member!


yes it true ( when it rains it pours ) and its really something strange coz every  good thing are coming together after u get upset from a dry period 

by the way i like this sentence 

04:05 AM Aug 14 2012 |



Not always happen. Mason’s showing off. 

03:51 AM Aug 14 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


Not all the time when it rains, it pours…

I don’t know which one Mason should choose, but I can guess he will choose Amanda as she was his past love, just a guess.. Wink

02:45 AM Aug 14 2012 |




I guess so. Choose the one he likes…

02:21 AM Aug 14 2012 |




when it rains, it pours

l like is this

12:31 AM Aug 14 2012 |

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