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Best Date Ever

Best Date Ever

Date: Feb 13 2009

Themes: Holidays, Romance

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense

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Sometimes the simplest dates like a picnic in the park, watching a movie on the couch, or making dinner at home can be the best. With the right person, even the most ordinary activities can feel special and romantic. On the other hand, getting flown to Tahiti in a private helicopter or something would be pretty cool too.

The pressure to come up with the perfect date is especially strong on Valentine’s Day. Some couples prefer to do something low-key for V-day, but for most, the usual dinner and a movie just won’t cut it. Listen to Marni tell Amanda about her best Valentine’s Day date ever.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Amanda

Amanda

Marni:  I was thinking about the best Valentine’s date I’ve ever been on.

Amanda:  OK.

Marni:  So I had just started dating my boyfriend two weeks before Valentine’s Day. February 2nd. It felt like all this pressure, like we’re starting to date right before Valentine’s Day, what do you do?

Amanda:  Oh yeah, that is pressure.

Marni:  And, so, honestly, it was an amazing date. He made me dinner, which nobody had ever done before. Isn’t that so sweet? And it was a really great dinner.

Amanda:  Did you have a connection while you were eating?

Marni:  We were very googly eyed at each other, and there was a lot of chemistry going on.

Amanda:  So it definitely wasn’t a blind date, because he was your boyfriend…

Marni:  Well, we had literally just started dating, so we’re getting to know each other, but it’s Valentine’s Day, he made me a bunch of mixed CDs, made me dinner…And, you know, it was just very sweet.

Amanda:  Did sparks fly?

Marni:  Absolutely, hello, we’re still together!

Amanda:  Well, was he very spontaneous that night?

Marni:  I thought making dinner was very spontaneous.

Amanda:  Well what else?

Marni:  I bought him a shirt.

Amanda:  That’s very spontaneous. It’s totally off the cuff.

Marni:  Well what are you going to do? It’s not very romantic. But it’s like two weeks in. You’re like, “What am I gonna get the guy?”

 

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Discussion

Marni and her boyfriend had only been dating for two weeks when their first Valentine’s Day came around. She was worried about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day since it was so early in their relationship.

But her boyfriend came up with a great date. He made her dinner and burned some mixed CDs for her. It was low-key but very romantic. Plenty of sparks flew.

Amanda asks Marni what else happened on the date. Marni says that not a lot else happened. Since she and her boyfriend hadn’t been together very long, she didn’t want to do anything too serious or crazy. But it was a great night, and Marni and her boyfriend are still together today. What do you think they should do this year for Valentine’s Day? What was your best date ever?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

They should have more connection and be more intimate,Dating is kinda taboo in Iran but  i had a gf and i gave her a wrist watch,and it was so romantic.

11:21 AM Jan 17 2015 |

Lindasol13

Peru

Here in Perú Valentine's day in February 14 th ahhh an special day =)

06:01 PM Jan 17 2011 |

1 person likes this

IVONNE122

IVONNE122

Colombia

In colombia valentine's day is Septemeber 15

12:47 PM Feb 13 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Here in Brazil the V-day is June 12…So,the Brazilians like to exchange gifts, have dinner or movie or to travel,very cool :)

11:44 AM Feb 19 2009 |

ochick

ochick

Ukraine

Exactly. As for me, St.V's day associates in my imagination with red silk bed-clothes, ajour linen, aroma and other pleasant things (don't want to detail to avoid of turning platitudinous)

03:26 AM Feb 19 2009 |

chouhdary

United Arab Emirates

this site is very good

 

01:01 AM Feb 19 2009 |

suzon

Viet Nam

I miss so much the day when we were googly eyed at each other. That moment seemed to burn my heart. It’s fabulous.

12:36 AM Feb 19 2009 |

gbieyngarh

gbieyngarh

South Africa

I think that day is mean't for lovers….

These lessons is hmmmm GOOD i like it…

Can i receive more as usuall to my mail BOX.

Thanks

09:51 AM Feb 17 2009 |

allit

allit

Poland

I don't like V-Day but it's my opinion I think every day will be good for romantic dinner, for everything what you want with your love…

09:16 AM Feb 16 2009 |

yuanyoubin

yuanyoubin

China

that's very kind of u

this site is very good.

05:27 AM Feb 16 2009 |

maya.a

maya.a

Israel

my best V-day was 3 years ago , it's was exactly like Marni's v-day.it was with  a right guy, in a right time ,with  many kisses and flowers. i wish fo everybody many, many happy V-days …

09:42 AM Feb 15 2009 |

1 person likes this

enkidu

enkidu

Mexico

Useful

08:14 AM Feb 15 2009 |

conan410

conan410

China

So much slangs,eeeeeee,i can not deal with this paragraph

08:11 AM Feb 15 2009 |

geen55

geen55

Egypt

egypet

06:52 AM Feb 15 2009 |

chjewel

chjewel

China

best wish for yourSmile

05:25 AM Feb 15 2009 |

izzy5999

izzy5999

China

i wanna stay single  so  i call for Single's Day also

04:45 AM Feb 15 2009 |

izzy5999

izzy5999

China

i wanna stay single  so  i call for Single's Day also

04:45 AM Feb 15 2009 |

Athan

Athan

China

Valentine's day,you should stay with the perfect one in your mind.Maybe we don't need a romantic atomosphere,but since we're together is most important.Be with the one you love,that's what Valentine's day means.

04:24 AM Feb 15 2009 |

champaign

China

it is not a special day for me, i do everything as usual. But my friend smiled sweetly when she received a bunch of flower. A little thing, even if a card with a love sentence, is enough to content a girl in love.what she need is only that he remember the day.

04:22 AM Feb 15 2009 |

Madutza05

Romania

i don't have a bf…and really my valentine's day was sucks…but things happnens and hope nexte year will be more interesting for me….

03:45 AM Feb 15 2009 |

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