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Change of Heart
Change of Heart English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Mar 11 2014

Themes: Friend, Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs


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Have you ever gone to sleep feeling strongly about something, and then woken up the next day with a totally different feeling? Sometimes we know why, and sometimes we don’t, but it’s normal to change your mind or your opinion. It’s called having a change of heart.

We say it’s a change of heart because a lot of us make decisions by listening to our hearts. You don’t have to feel differently about a boyfriend or girlfriend to call it a change of heart, though. You might wake up knowing that you don’t want to take a job, or move to a new city, or even go to the gym. It’s still a change of heart. When talking about love, though, the expression is perfect!

Either Marni or Lily is having a change of heart about someone. Who do you think it is? If you keep reading, you’ll learn the truth.

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Rafael:  So, Lily, I probably won’t be back until late. Are you sure you don’t want to go out with me tonight? Marni?

Lily:  Yeah, I’m sure. I kind of just need to chill out tonight. But thanks, though.

Marni:  Me, too. You go have fun!

Rafael:  OK. I’ll see you guys later.

Marni:  Bye.

Lily:  See you.

Marni:  So, what’s the story with you and Rafael? Do you still have a crush on him?

Lily:  You know, I’ve kind of had a change of heart about him.

Marni:  No kidding! I thought you really liked him. And I thought you guys were a good match, too.

Lily:  I really do like him, but the more I’m spending time with him, the more he’s starting to seem like just a really good friend. And I’m OK with that.

Marni:  Are you sure that he feels the same?

Lily:  You know, I can tell that he’s kind of feeling the friend thing, too, because he pointed out a cute girl to me the other day. But honestly, I decided we’re better off as friends. And I’m not saying that to save face or anything. I actually mean it. You remember how I had that long list of requirements for a roommate?

Marni:  Yes, that was a very long list.

Lily:  Yeah, it was. But here’s the weird thing: Rafael has all of the qualities I’m looking for in someone that I want to live with. And I can’t really say that about anyone from my past. He’s perfect. Can you say that about John?

Marni:  No. I adore John, but he’s far from perfect. He has to have everything just so.

Lily:  Totally. And I think that maybe in the future, something could develop between Rafael and me. But for now, I’m just happy to enjoy his company.

Marni:  Well, that sounds wise, then. I’d like to propose a toast to your change of heart.

Lily:  To my change of heart.

Marni:  Cheers.


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After Rafael goes out for the night, Marni asks Lily about him. Marni thought Lily had a crush on Rafael, but Lily tells her that she’s had a change of heart. She no longer thinks of Rafael as someone who she’d like to date. She thinks of Rafael as a friend.

Marni wonders if Rafael only wants Lily as a friend, too, but Lily tells her that she’s pretty sure they both feel the same way. And that’s OK with Lily. Rafael is the perfect roommate for her, and right now, Lily is happy to be friends with him. They spend a lot of time together and get along well.

Besides, who knows what could happen in the future? Rafael and Lily are a good match. Maybe one day they’ll start dating, but not now.

When was the last time you had a change of heart that surprised your friends?



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The surprised thing is that when u feel like hating someone at first, but then it turned all into a feeling in which u can not figure it out. It’s totally change of heart. 

Perhaps when love and hate collide♡

12:21 PM May 28 2016 |


Åland Islands

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12:22 PM Feb 23 2016 |



South Korea

Sometimes it is good thing to have a change of heart cuz it can give you some positive changes. For example, most of us have thought the vulnerability as a bad thing not wanting to talk about it in public, but if you have a change of heart, your vulnerability turns into ’’the most accurate measurement of courage” and would be a starting point of innovation to be a better person.

So I ask you guys to see ‘vulnerability is not weakness’ in YouTube if possible:)

05:50 PM Mar 15 2014 |

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At first, as i’ve told before, I suppose that they will get together someday, yet, and they would be a perfect marriage partners for each other if they FALLOW THEIR HEART. Furthermore, We have to WAIT AND SEE the final result of their destiny. 

One of my characters is to have a safety distance with my friends; i’m a serious sort of person. However, my last roommate break this law, perhaps it was my fault. Indeed, i changed my mind about him and soon afterwasrds, my attitude toward him was perfectly in a frigid manner. Plus, the other thing is that when my girlfriend broke up with me as for nothing. i did loved her, it was very hard to recover myself, but after a while, i decided to have a change of my heart on her. I forgot her forever as well as took her out of my life. 

08:53 AM Mar 15 2014 |

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Russian Federation

As far as I remember I had a change of heart four years ago when I decided to become a vegetarian. Everybody was surprised. Actually vegetarianism is not popular in Russia. So it was new for me at that time, I’ve never met vegetarians before. All my friends said me smth like “you’re crazy, people can’t do without eating meat and bla bla bla”. 

But I’m very glad that I didn’t listen to my parents, friends and others. Cause I got maybe the best thing I would get ever – vegetarianism has changed me, my mind, my attitude to different stuffs. I definitely can say I’m the happiest person.

10:06 PM Mar 14 2014 |



I had a change of heart some years ago when I decided to quit my job.  It was a multinational company, everybody was surprised, because it was a good job, but I realized I wasn’t happy.

It was the best decision, now I’m doing what I love and it’s just wonderful :)

12:37 AM Mar 13 2014 |



how can i change of my heart?

12:14 PM Mar 12 2014 |


United States

I had a change of heart when I changed previous job.
It is good way to continue same job for some people, but it won’t apply to everyone.

06:29 AM Mar 12 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sometimes I change of heart suddenly but I try that doesn”t have difficult for anybody. nobody don”t be angry about taht, too.

07:58 PM Mar 11 2014 |

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actually most of the times i suprise myself by changing my heart more than suprising my friends! haha i mean i do it 24 h of a day! i always do it and i just can’t keep up doing same thing. you know some how i get used to changing my heart.. is part of me as aryel said i have to keep up with this behavior!

06:40 PM Mar 11 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

change of heart means change in attitude.

12:05 PM Mar 11 2014 |

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Sometimes we need a change of heart because keeping bad memories or  just unpleasant things always make us upset. That’s why occasionally we must have a change of heart

10:20 AM Mar 11 2014 |



Saudi Arabia

if someone has a change of heart, they change their opinion or the way they feel about something. and that happen when you get closer from that to get more details , after that you have to decide accept that as whatever is it or leave it without  looking back.

01:52 AM Mar 11 2014 |

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I seldom change my mind overnight,I want to get my duck in a row ,following my plan step by step.Last time i had a change of heart is not a suprise for my family and my friend,It like a disaster.Not everyone will can get a perfect result from a heart change.Absolutely not for me

01:14 AM Mar 11 2014 |




I find myself weird sometimes… It feels like it’s really easy for me to have a change of heart. I start with something, keep it going and when I wake up on the next day…. Bam! I don’t want to do it anymore. It’s almost like I had another completely different personality. It creeps me out sometimes, but I’ve learned to live with that. :)

12:53 AM Mar 10 2014 |

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