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The Bachelorette
The Bachelorette

Learn English meaning of 'The Bachelorette'

Date: Jul 06 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Hobbies, Pop Culture, Romance

Grammar: First Conditional

Intro

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Are you looking for that special someone? Do you want to be on TV? There’s a way to fall in love AND get famous! Each year, male contestants try to win the heart of one woman on a TV show called The Bachelorette. It’s a very competitive show. At the end of each episode, men must go home if they don’t get a rose from the woman. Hopefully, the woman will find love by the end of the show.

But maybe, you don’t want to be on TV. Maybe, you’d rather just watch it while you eat popcorn on the couch. A person who is a hopeless romantic might be hooked on The Bachelorette. They hope that the woman will find true love on the show. Other people think that TV shows like this one are staged and trashy. Either way, the new season of The Bachelorette is coming on soon! Will you watch it?

Dialog

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Romeo

Romeo

Dominique

Dominique

Romeo:  Guess what, Dominique?

Dominique:  What?

Romeo:  The new Bachelorette is coming on! (sings)

Dominique:  Really? You like that show?

Romeo:  Oh, for sure.

Dominique:  I can’t watch it.

Romeo:  Why not? I mean, people actually fall in love on TV. Why would you not want to watch that?

Dominique:  Okay, I’m a hopeless romantic, but that show is fake. And trashy. I can’t believe it.

Romeo:  If you watch one episode, you will be hooked on it.

Dominique:  On the fact that it’s staged?

Romeo:  I don’t care if there are people on there who want to be famous. People really do fall in love. I don’t really look at it as it being staged. It actually really happens and people do find love.

Dominique:  One woman, fifty guys.

Romeo:  Yeah.

Dominique:  Really?

Romeo:  Yeah.

Dominique:  You don’t mind sharing that special someone with a room full of other men?

Romeo:  I’m very competitive.

Dominique:  Hmm.

Romeo:  And that’s all I can say about those contestants.

Dominique:  Staged. Not my thing.

 

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Discussion

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Romeo tells Dominique that the new season of The Bachelorette is starting soon. Dominique is surprised that Romeo likes the show! She thinks the show is staged by its producers. She also thinks that it’s a trashy show. Dominique may be a hopeless romantic, but she doesn’t believe that one woman can date several men on TV and actually fall in love. She refuses to watch the show.

Romeo thinks The Bachelorette is for real. He tells Dominique that if she would just watch one single episode, she would get hooked on the show. He believes people really do fall in love, even if it’s on TV with millions of people watching. In fact, he’s a competitive guy and he wouldn’t mind being a contestant with fifty other guys. Dominique is not impressed.

Do you watch any TV shows like The Bachelorette? Do you think these kinds of shows are staged?

 

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Askelot

El Salvador

Definitely… 100% staged as many others TV shows


09:36 PM Jul 08 2016 |

gomezjo

gomezjo

Colombia

I agree with Dominique: This one and other similar tv shows are staged (totally manipulated by its producers)

06:38 PM Jul 06 2016 |

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