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Cuddling on the Couch

Cuddling on the Couch English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 18 2007

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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Sometimes it’s just hard to make a move. Especially if you can’t get a read on what the other person is thinking.

Remember back to the first episode of our soap opera, when Amanda tried to hint to Mason that she liked him? Since then Marni gave her some advice and now comes the moment of truth. She’s cuddled up on the couch watching a movie with her sweetie. What will happen?

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Mason:  So, uh, what do you want to watch, Amanda? Let’s see, crap, news…oh hey Friends! I love this show!

Amanda:  Oh yeah me too. It’s so weird how they’re friends but sometimes they end up in bed together. It’s so weird…

Mason:  I know! Ross and Rachel, right?

Amanda:  Yeah…

Mason:  Yeah, they’re the best.

Amanda:  Yeah and Monica and Chandler but it’s this secret thing kind of…Gosh, is it cold? I feel like it’s really cold. Mind if I…

Mason:  Yeah? It’s kind of…you can…go ahead. It’s cool.

Amanda:  Do you mind if I kinda do this kinda thing?

Mason:  Well, yeah, I mean, I don’t have my shoes. Get my toes. Get my toes. Thank you.

Amanda:  I’m kind of falling off the couch here so is this okay? Is this…

Mason:  HAHAHAHA! Oh Joey is the best. Oh man…

Amanda:  Oh yeah, huh huh.

Mason:  “How you doin’?” That’s awesome. I never get tired of that, I tell ya.

Amanda:  So yeah. Are you still cold? Because I have some ideas of how to warm up and stuff.

Mason:  Huh? Wait, hold on. I love this part. HAHAHA!

Amanda:  I feel like my clothes are kind of constricting. I don’t know…Are you comfortable?

Mason:  What did you say? Yeah…what? This is fine.

Amanda:  Okay. ‘Cause, we can change like…I brought my overnight bag. I have my pajamas…

Mason:  I hate commercials. I’m sorry, I gotta…Oh my…Friends is playing on another channel. Yeah!



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Amanda and Mason are channel surfing when they land on Friends. Amanda comments on how funny it is that even though the characters in the show are supposed to be just friends, they sometimes become lovers. Hmmm, does that situation sound familiar?

Amanda says she’s feeling cold, so she throws a blanket over herself and Mason and scootches up next to him. She’s closing in, but he doesn’t seem to notice anything out of the ordinary. He laughs at the show.

Though she’s starting to get frustrated, Amanda suggests that she and Mason change clothes. She says she brought her overnight bag. But Mason just continues to laugh at the TV and changes the channel because there’s a commercial.

Will he ever notice that she loves him?



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09:27 AM Feb 20 2015 |


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what a jerk!  Not giving her the attention.

03:16 PM Nov 23 2013 |



In my opinion.he notice Amanda love . but he pretend dont fell that .

07:54 PM May 21 2013 |

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lol, poor Amanda :p

01:18 PM May 21 2013 |



Amanda love Mason.  she give hints to Mason that she want make love with him. but  Mason dont feel that and still watch his TV. what a pity women.

11:15 PM May 19 2013 |




Very realitstic acting on Mason’s part, that you gotta believe that he’s really into movie rather than the beauty Amanda. Or probably that was the most interesting episode in Friends, the one with George Stephanopoulos :)

03:23 PM May 19 2013 |


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it is as clear as the daylight that mason doesnt like that girl! the way mason acts,is what the boys always do in such a situation in which they dont like that girl!

09:06 AM May 19 2013 |

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12:41 AM Mar 19 2013 |



Amanda is so funny.

05:00 PM Feb 13 2013 |



it likely seems that Mason doesn’t love Amanda. I haven’t watched the other episodes yet, but I feel that he is acting as if he hasn’t got Amandas’s message although he did . He just don’t want to embarrass her directly.

12:48 PM Dec 10 2011 |




If he is a progressive man he need not think she loves him, but he must know she is getting intimate.

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