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She's No Good For You

She's No Good For You

Date: Nov 06 2007

Themes: Friend, Romance

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Do you have any friends who are single, but totally deserve a great partner? Maybe you spend a lot of time together and you think, “I hope my friend falls in love,” or “I hope my friend finds someone to be with.”

Well sometimes it’s good to be careful what you wish for, or at least more specific. Your friend might find someone who treats him or her really well, but it seems like a lot of nice people end up in relationships that are no good for them. Listen to Kevin tell Amanda about a great friend of his who is mixed up with an awful girlfriend.

Dialog

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Kevin

Kevin

Amanda

Amanda

Kevin:  So my best friend calls me last night, and he’s dating this girl…she’s not very nice. She’s really hard on him, and I’m like, “She’s no good for you.” And it’s one girl after another that he’s dated just not very nice to him.

Amanda:  But have you noticed that a lot of times good people will date bad people no matter what. No matter how poorly they’re treated, no matter how much the friends will threaten, “We’re not gonna hang out with you anymore as long as you continue seeing that person.”

Kevin:  I don’t get it.

Amanda:  They like that bad…I don’t even know what it is.

Kevin:  What do you think it is, though? Is it a lack of self-confidence that you’re going attract someone who’s one, physically attractive, and two, really good to you? I mean is it that difficult?

Amanda:  It seems interesting, I think the people who end up in those relationships with bad or mean people, like you said, they’re insecure, they have a lack of self-confidence, and for whatever reason, they think they can’t do better.

Kevin:  Yeah. It’s really a shame because he’s such a great guy. He deserves a wonderful girlfriend and yet, he’s dating this girl.

 

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Discussion

Kevin’s friend has a girlfriend who is mean to him. It’s not the first time this has happened to Kevin’s friend either.

Amanda says that she’s noticed that good people often fall in love with people who are no good for them. It doesn’t matter how badly they’re treated or how much their friends distance themselves, they can’t tear themselves away from their rotten partners.

Amanda and Kevin guess that nice people who end up in bad relationships must have poor self-esteem. Whatever the case, it makes Kevin sad that his great friend can’t have the sort of girlfriend he deserves.

Have you ever lost a friend to a bad relationship? Have you ever dated anyone who was no good for you?

 

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ywzdxg

ywzdxg

China

I am wonder why people fall in love by this way?maybe was lost mind or just depend on impulse.i have never do that,how about you?

05:34 AM Nov 22 2007 |

carlos alvarez

El Salvador

Hi Tamta. i see you study languages in the University, that is great. I teach English in the company that i work for. Are you a freshmen or sophomore?Laughing

03:08 PM Nov 13 2007 |

Mina1206

Mina1206

China

Hi ,I want to make fiends with you.tamta

07:16 AM Nov 13 2007 |

zhakulyok

Kazakhstan

i am keeping on receiving messages but don't know where to read them

05:12 PM Nov 12 2007 |

carlos alvarez

El Salvador

I think that you have to valor yourself and understand yourself in order to let another person in your life. you set the standards when you understand what you want and then you have that person respect your boundries and if they don't then they are no good for you.

02:43 PM Nov 12 2007 |

patricia_divina_velasquez

Philippines

i guess this happened to me many times… it really hurts but still i can’t force myself to stay away from the guy who’s mean to me because although he treated me bad, i still loved him… i dont know why i have this feeling for guy who doesn’t even treat me right… =(

05:42 AM Nov 12 2007 |

tamta17

tamta17

Georgia

i think I'm having this situation. I love one guy he is so good to me and good for me too.he does everything good… but my friends don't agree me, they say he is very good person but i deserve better one… I don't know what to think UndecidedI'm sure my friends want everything good for me, but i feel so happy with him and i need him…

So I'm going to listen my heart and do everything myselfSmile

05:08 PM Nov 11 2007 |

sara-2006

sara-2006

China

There are a chinese proverb”Standers-by see more than gamesters”.
we ourselves don’t know what is good to ourselves and what is bad to ourselves.

02:07 PM Nov 11 2007 |

wdnlovejfysys

China

hehe . I agree with you very much ! So we must keep self-confidence ,we should be with  the person who is good for you,not good to you.

10:49 AM Nov 11 2007 |

Floracui

China

to be honest,i don't agree with the opinion in this article,that mostly great people will dates with bad guys.i think it is that they love each other bond them togetherTongue out

09:35 AM Nov 11 2007 |

Mina1206

Mina1206

China

I have a friend .She is not good to me,but she is good for me.I learned many things from her .So maybe some friends are good to you ,but they just ask you to do something bad.We shoud de careful when we make friends.

07:03 AM Nov 11 2007 |

flora_woo

flora_woo

China

So interesting! i hope everyone can find right person in one's life.

06:07 AM Nov 11 2007 |

tamta

tamta

Georgia

I think I'm having this situation. FrownI love a person he loves me too. he does really good things for me.. I'm sure that he is very nice and kind guy but my friends don't agree my relationship, they say that I deserve someone better. I'm very puzzeled about it, I don't know what to think.Undecided I'm sure my friends want everything good for me but i really feel happy with my guy….

So I'm going to listen only my heart… I'm sure i won't make a mistake…Smile

05:14 PM Nov 10 2007 |

matteo-italy-85

Italy

if you find a wrong girl you have finished to live!!!

 

05:14 PM Nov 10 2007 |

vutka1

Brazil

I guess sometimes we can’t see what our frinds find atractive in their partners. as long as they are happy, I think we should respect their decisions. But to threaten a friend because we do not agree with their relationship, I don’t know about that. It seems selfish…

03:11 PM Nov 10 2007 |

liuer1289

United States

I want to study Enlish will

02:42 PM Nov 10 2007 |

lily zeng

lily zeng

China

I don't know who si the right person that treat me for good . I had a boyfriend yet ,but we're in two cities,didn't have much time to get togather. So he told me he wanted to part from me . I have nothing to say for this reason ,just say goodbye to him .

12:53 PM Nov 10 2007 |

Behrooz

Behrooz

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Relationship between 2 persons who love eachother is so complicated , that no one can (Should) interfere and judge among them unless one of them asks for consultation. A friend or a relative is not a good source for advice on the relationship since maybe they are not completely fair to both sides as they like one of them more.  a psychologist or an expert stranger could give a better advice on a relationship if really needed.

08:17 AM Nov 10 2007 |

Owen_Study

Owen_Study

China

We should judge by ourself who is good to us or for us, other points are only for reference, the final judgement is up to you, only you know yourself feeling very clear.

 

02:38 AM Nov 10 2007 |

zhakulyok

Kazakhstan

Yeah, but there is another thing one should remember. In real life it often happens like you don't take some people surrounding you to your heart, don't notice them and their being always at your instant need, being kind and ready to let you their shoulder to 'cry' on, stuff like that… But when they disappear, die or go away we start to remember them and regret about our having treated them wrong. Why not try to see the good on time? Why not be more careful with everybody you have beside?

02:21 PM Nov 09 2007 |

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