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Darkest before the Dawn
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Date: Feb 19 2013

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Imperative Form


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Have you ever stayed up all night? Sometimes, it feels as if the night is going to go on forever. It’s so dark out that it’s hard to imagine that the sun will ever come out again. Just when you think that it is so dark that it could never get any darker, you see the first streaks of sunlight on the horizon. The sky gets lighter and lighter, and then suddenly, it’s dawn.

Life kind of works this way, too. Let’s say everything is going badly in your life: you’ve lost your job, your spouse has left you, and you got in a bike wreck. You can’t believe that things are ever going to get better. And just when you think that, they start to get better. The sunrise comes. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

It’s the middle of the night at the office, and everything is chaotic. Do things have to get worse before they get better? Find out how dark things get in this English lesson.




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Marni:  Jeff! Focus up. Come on.

Jeff:  Hang on a second, Marni.

Marni:  What? Oh my god.

Jeff:  So first of all, we have phone service again. Secondly, I just talked to a buddy of mine in California. And there’s a video of Greta Vanderlake and I that’s gone viral. It’s huge.

Mason:  No. Way. Dude! I recorded you guys earlier.

Jeff:  You recorded that? The stuff about me being a dad?

Marni:  You are not the dad!

Mason:  But no, I totally did do that. And I uploaded it before the service went out. That’s great that it’s got so many views.

Amanda:  Guys. Traffic to the site is up twofold.

Mason:  Yeah, I put a link at the end of the video.

Amanda:  You’re a genius! You fixed everything, Mason.

Greta:  Guys, you know how they say it’s darkest before the dawn? Well, the sun is coming out. Looks like the flood is receding.

Mason:  Are you mad about the video?

Jeff:  Yeah!

Mason:  No, Greta. Are you mad?

Greta:  No. You know what? I think it’s time I that I let the public see the real me. I’m going to start by using AmericanDreamD8.com to find my first real date. It’ll be a publicity stunt and a big step for me.

Amanda:  Wow. You guys. It really is darkest before the dawn. I mean, a few minutes ago, I was broke, this company was in trouble, and now, everything is better. It’s all fixed. And you know what? You can have that dream wedding that you’ve always wanted.

Mason:  Yes! Everything is awesome. Wait. Marni is still in labor.

Marni:  You know, I don’t think I am. The doctor warned me this would happen. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a contraction. I feel better. But I think I should go to the hospital. Can somebody find my phone? I should call John, and tell him to meet me there. And tell him I think I picked a name for her.

Amanda:  Wait, you did?

Marni:  I think we’ll call her Dawn.


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Marni is still in labor and wants Jeff’s help, but Jeff is looking at something on his phone. It turns out that Mason recorded Jeff’s earlier conversation with Greta, and now the video is all over the Internet. Mason put a link to the site at the end of the video, and there’s been a huge increase in traffic to the site.

Amanda is very happy about this. The increased traffic means that the site will make more money, that she will no longer be broke, and that she and Mason can have a huge wedding.

Even Greta isn’t mad about the video. She thinks it might be an opportunity for her to let her viewers know the truth about her. She’ll use the site to find her very first date.

And things are even turning out well for Marni. She’s not in labor. But she does want to go to the hospital. Best of all, the crazy events of the night have given her a perfect name for her new daughter.

Can you remember a time when things got worse before they got better? Do you agree that it is always darkest before the dawn?



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We have also silent before storm, day after night, B after A in alphabet, the brightest under a streetlight and finally darkest before the dawn. I think all are true:)

07:33 AM Feb 19 2013 |



South Korea

There is a hope that the darkest before the dawn would be. we go through a lof of trouble entire our lives. This is a moment of “the darkest before the dawn”?

since the global downturn, Lots of people getting traffic in their business are try to have a big step with own ways. it’s not easy, thought. Through online, some did put their own video for fun , then all of sudden they just found that you went viral , big hit. No publicity stunt is more than this big hit. awesome.

06:00 AM Feb 19 2013 |



It is always  the darkest ,I have never seen the dawn.

05:15 AM Feb 19 2013 |



well i think so ,in the last year,i was going to employ for a new work,at least four,when i was going to give up,finally the last one  belong to me,and i was so happy.

02:38 AM Feb 19 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It’s always darkest before the dawn

02:22 AM Feb 19 2013 |

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