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Foul Ball

Foul Ball English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 08 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Jason didn’t waste any time. As soon as Devan told him that Amanda likes him, he made a beeline to catch her after work and walk her home.

Watch him walk her to the door and try for a smooch.

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1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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





Amanda:  So, thanks for walking me h…

Jason:  This your place?

Amanda:  Yeah. This is my house. Thanks for walking me home.

Jason:  Oh, yeah no problem. Thanks for letting me.

Amanda:  That was totally unnecessary. I…oh, my keys…

Jason:  Is it the weather proofing keeping it…Oh there you go!

Amanda:  Oh thanks.

Jason:  It was only barely stuck.

Amanda:  Wow. Thank you.

Jason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  Okay, um, well, I guess I’ll see you around.

Jason:  Yeah, for sure! Maybe…

Amanda:  What’s going on? What…what…Oh did you forget something in here? Like your keys or…

Jason:  No, no I thought that…um…I’m sorry. I thought that maybe this was sort of a date and maybe we could go on another date or something…

Amanda:  Oh, like a walking home date?

Jason:  Yeah…

Amanda:  Is that what kids do these days?

Jason:  I don’t know…

Amanda:  I…um…gosh...so this is kinda awkward. Um. Maybe…

Jason:  I thought maybe we had sort of a connection.

Amanda:  No kind of! I’m totally cool with that. Maybe we should just simmer down a little bit and just maybe…baby steps?

Jason:  You want to take it slow?

Amanda:  Have heard of like, going through the bases? You know like, first base…

Jason:  Sure, sure. Alright, well, cool.

Amanda:  Okay.

Jason:  Okay I’ll see you later, Amanda.

Amanda:  Okay. So, um. Bye, buddy. Okay. Bye. Thanks. See ya.



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When Jason and Amanda get to her door, it seems to be stuck. Yet Jason opens it very easily.

Once the two get inside, Jason tries to kiss Amanda goodbye. She backs away confused and Jason gets a little embarrassed. He says he thought they had a connection and Amanda says they do, but they have to take things slower.

She asks him to woo her step by step like a baseball player rounds the bases. Jason seems happy to do so and leaves excited. Amanda doesn’t seem nearly as excited about Jason as Devan said she would be. What do you think happened? Do you think Devan lied to Jason because she likes Mason and so does Amanda? Or do you think Amanda really does like Jason and just wants to take it slow?



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Hong Kong


10:36 AM Mar 19 2013 |

mary m 2030

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

jason is not real lover. because lovers are so patient

02:58 PM Jan 23 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

who knows what is the meaning of foul Ball?I googled it but the result was some rude , sexual meaning Smile.does this word have that same  meaning here?

10:11 PM May 05 2012 |


South Korea

My patient is over, I am totally failling in this story. 

09:05 AM Mar 20 2011 |


El Salvador

simmer down? baby steps? go through the bases? jejejejj sometimes this is not necessary cos some girls want us to go the beeline, and i have proof of it hehehheh

04:03 PM Mar 19 2011 |




this is quite a cool story,i do like kinda it!

01:37 AM Apr 11 2010 |






07:58 AM Dec 31 2008 |



      it s seem that Amanda dosen't like Jason so… she is try to delay and not hurt. as soon as possible Jason should relaize it s case otherwise he can regret better

      as ususally, I wanna they are like and love each otter forever like the all lover

06:23 PM Dec 21 2008 |




really nice lesson:) 

every relationship is build step by stepKiss

08:05 PM Dec 18 2008 |




hehe. i saw the previews . so i know amanda like mason. but someone told jason that amnda like him. so it's complex in some place. so i'm sure amanda are a good girl than don't want to disappoint jason. because she love mason. so she refused jason. what she said . like" step by step" are  just look for some reasons. so this soap opera have spoke lots of things. such as how to do relationship well. :)

06:31 AM Dec 02 2008 |




have you ever heard of bases? first base.. hehehe.. you should not rush up a relationship.. take your time to get to know each other so there’ll be no regrets… cool lesson~~

12:33 PM Nov 18 2008 |


Sri Lanka

nice story.

05:52 AM Jul 31 2008 |



Worst embarassing moment ever seen… the Jason's approach as well as Amanda's fake of not understanding!

12:41 PM Jul 15 2008 |



Worst embarassing moment ever seen… the Jason’s approach as well as Amanda’s fake of not understanding!

12:40 PM Jul 15 2008 |



i don't like the guy,this is not the real love.

02:05 AM Jun 07 2008 |




It's not suitable for Jason to do that, smooch …
He can just watch amanda and get the signal …then …do what he can.

Maybe he's too eager …maybe amanda just inject him.
As a whole, the relationship should be made step by step and naturally.   Don't make it too long way.

02:48 AM May 10 2008 |

Min Soo

Min Soo

South Korea

Relax and feel this moment!!

05:57 AM Mar 11 2008 |



I think Amanda should tell Jason that she doesn’t like him. Jason deserved to know the truth. Amanda made their relationship more confused.

02:46 PM Mar 04 2008 |

Smile =)

Smile =)

Russian Federation

I think that Amanda doesn't like Jasdon, because he presses on her.

10:22 AM Feb 27 2008 |



it is very good lesson and really no need 2 go institutes any moe

05:14 PM Jan 14 2008 |

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