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All in the Same Boat
All in the Same Boat English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Apr 22 2014

Themes: Family, Friend, Soap Opera

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs


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We tend to feel close to people who are experiencing the same things that we are. It’s no surprise that we have support groups, because when we can talk to people who know what we’re going through, we feel better. It helps when the people sitting next to each other don’t have to explain the details of their feelings because they both already understand.

People who are having the same experience or who are similar to us are all in the same boat. For example, if you are in a room of people all waiting to interview for the same job, you are all in the same boat. This expression can also describe people who are feeling the same about a situation. For instance, you and your friends are all in the same boat if you’re all nervous about going to university for the first time.

After Amanda has her baby, Lily, Rafael and Jeff will be all in the same boat. But why? Read on in today’s English lesson.

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Jeff:  Have you noticed? We’re all in the same boat!

Rafael:  What do you mean?

Jeff:  As of now, well, now that Mason, Amanda, Marni… they all have kids. We’re the odd ones out.

Lily:  Maybe you don’t have to think of it that way. Maybe they’re the odd ones out.

Rafael:  Exactly. I mean, can they go out whenever they want?

Jeff:  Well, no.

Lily:  Can they stay up all night if they want to?

Jeff:  Well, I’m sure they will be, but no.

Rafael:  Can they travel anywhere, anytime, with anyone?

Jeff:  No. No, I guess not. I guess not. But I can’t help but think that we’re missing out on something.

Lily:  I hear you, Jeff. But you know, we’re young. We still have so much time before we have to think about babies and all of that stuff.

Rafael:  Lily’s right. There are advantages to being single. We have control over our lives. The babies have control over theirs.

Jeff:  You make babies sound so scary.

Lily:  We’re just saying that we should enjoy being in the same boat and do things that people with kids can’t actually do anymore.

Jeff:  Well, any ideas?

Rafael:  Yeah. I think first, we get tattoos.

Lily:  Then we fly to Paris.

Jeff:  All right. I’m down for that.

Lily:  Yeah! Can I get a pound? Yeah!

Rafael:  All right, guys. See you later.

Lily:  We’re going to Paris!

Jeff:  Peace!


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Jeff has noticed that he, Lily and Rafael are different from their other friends because they’re single. Marni, Amanda, and Mason are all married and all have children, and Jeff thinks he might be missing out on the experience of being a father.

Rafael immediately lists some of the many advantages of not having kids. Most importantly, Jeff has control over what he does and when he does it. If he wants to drop everything and fly to Paris, he can. And Lily reminds Jeff that he’s young. He doesn’t need to worry about children for a while. He should enjoy doing whatever he wants while he can!

In the end, Jeff realizes that being all in the same boat with Lily and Rafael is a good thing. He has years before he needs to start thinking about having a family, so now is the time to go play.

Can you think of a time when you were all in the same boat with a group of people? Was that helpful?



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06:27 AM Apr 21 2016 |




Mojtaba is right! All of us are in the same boat, because we are learning or improving our English, aren’t we?

02:51 AM May 17 2014 |

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a2020: I think that, as a teacher or as a student, I would have given or taken the test anyway.  Why?

11:14 PM Apr 22 2014 |




I don’t need to be beautiful within and of myself—you are beautiful enough for the both us. As for all of us being in the same boat: well, I don’t see it that way: we are all in our own boats—if you will—but we are all in the same waters.

01:22 PM Apr 22 2014 |

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Syrian Arab Republic

what they mean by As of now

09:48 AM Apr 22 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

we all are in the same boat becuase laerning english 

07:14 AM Apr 22 2014 |




I love being beautiful. It shocks the attackers for a split second while I get away. :))) I think all the girls are in the same boat with me ;)

02:08 AM Apr 22 2014 |




I totally LOVE being single! Once I tried to start a relationship, but it didn’t last long. I felt like I was stuck to that person… It was quite impressing, because I thought we’d be the perfect couple! We used to spend a lot of time hanging out together, making out, watching movies, going out on a date and all of that stuff. But when it got serious, my “world” fell apart! So… I broke up with her a few days later. It was a weight off my shoulders! She felt mad at first, but after that she understood that we weren’t meant to be together. We’re still friends! :)

02:11 PM Apr 21 2014 |

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