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Triangulate

Triangulate English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 15 2008

Themes: Party, Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

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.

By now we all know that Amanda likes Mason. Hopefully you remember that Devan likes him too. But Amanda and Devan didn’t know they were in competition for him…until now.

Mason is having a little get together at his apartment. Look how tense it is as Amanda and Devan try to make chit chat in the kitchen. And watch what happens when Mason walks in…

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

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.

Devan

Devan

Amanda

Amanda

Mason

Mason

Devan:  Mason’s got a great place, doesn’t he?

Amanda:  Yeah, it’s really cool and there’s this amazing view from the balcony.

Devan:  Yeah, have you seen his bedroom yet?

Amanda:  What?

Devan:  Oh, nothing.

Amanda:  What did you say?

Devan:  Did you notice his new haircut…

Amanda:  Did you say bedroom? Or did you say bathroom? Because I hope you said bathroom. Because there’s no reason for you to have been in his bedroom.

Devan:  Right. No, of course. Of course I’ve never been in his bedroom.

Amanda:  OK. Because his sheets are really soft…

Devan:  What?

Amanda:  His sheets are really soft.

Devan:  Huh? Sheets? His sheets? Oh, you’ve been in his bed.

Amanda:  No. Have you seen his haircut?

Devan:  Yeah it looks…

Mason:  Hey guys.

Devan:  Hey!

Mason:  You two, uh, top her off.

Amanda:  Hey, Mason, what’s going on?

Mason:  Oh not much.

Amanda:  What?

Mason:  Oh, nothing.

Amanda:  I like your hair!

Devan:  I do too! I like your hair too.

Amanda:  I like your face.

 

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Discussion

Devan comments that she likes Mason’s apartment, and Amanda says there’s a nice view from the balcony. Then Devan asks if Amanda has been in Mason’s bedroom. Amanda assumes that since Devan is asking, she’s been in Mason’s bedroom and she gets upset. But it turns out that Devan is bluffing. She hasn’t been in Mason’s bedroom.

Amanda can play that game too. She says that Mason’s sheets are soft, even though she later admits that she’s never been in his bed!

Then Mason walks in and gets a beer. Amanda and Devan talk over each other in order to compliment him. It seems like it might make him a little nervous. He misuses the phrase “top her off,” which is something you say when pouring a drink, not grabbing a bottle. As he leaves, Devan sighs, and she and Amanda look at one another and realize they both like the same guy.

Which one do you think will finally get Mason? Amanda or Devan? Have you ever had a crush on the same person as one of your friends?

 

Comments

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Monika Anna

Poland

It's funny but not romantic.

02:42 PM Jan 15 2008 |

Lisin

Lisin

Taiwan

If I were Mason, I’ll resoutely tell both girls which one I love and be good friend with the other as usual. They both are Mason’s good friends, so it’s Mason’s responsibility to keep them from fighting.

02:34 PM Jan 15 2008 |

mahmoudjeexaa

Somalia

Uh Eavesdropping to day so Funny.
When MASON come in the house Devan & Amanda shocked him and say I like your hair, I like your face gosh that so amazing lol.
well, this lesson eavesdropping never end I hate it coz I felt love sick lol

01:39 PM Jan 15 2008 |

aisha1790

Japan

well, i think for the sake of frienship, bth girls should forfit the guy. let no man comes between you girls.

Ai 

12:49 PM Jan 15 2008 |

Kevinliu

China

If you are Mason, What will u do?

11:59 AM Jan 15 2008 |

Lisin

Lisin

Taiwan

Loving someone is the most beautiful thing in the world. Therefore, it should be happy and without pain, either to oneself or other people. Since both Amanda and Devan like Mason, they should figure out which one Mason likes.
It’s simple and clear. Why should they compete?

11:46 AM Jan 15 2008 |

confucian

China

so poor, i am now going into this situation,too. i am falling in love with a girl who has had BF already. hope i can win the fight!!

11:46 AM Jan 15 2008 |

hlp

Algeria

I think that both of Amanda and Devan don't like him sincerly, for her it's just a competition "who wins", but the only one that will have a very big sorrow is Masson, if they realy likes him they forget their competition and try to have some consideration on his feeling and happiness.

I think that Masson is in a very big problem, what's his Fault if two girls are in competition to win his heart, then if he listen to his heart and chooses one of them, what about the other one, and if he chooses both of her can this triangulation works ? could he be happy ?

poor Masson.

11:20 AM Jan 15 2008 |

Adnan1

Adnan1

Oman

Better call Hitch

11:06 AM Jan 15 2008 |

yhf86

yhf86

China

aha,it is like a war between wemen!

10:40 AM Jan 15 2008 |

herryhou

herryhou

China

hi

08:28 AM Jan 15 2008 |

Alicelrx

Alicelrx

China

what does that mean:toppint her off

08:20 AM Jan 15 2008 |

leechunnen

Taiwan

I don't think this is a love triangle between Mason and the other 2 girls, because Mason seems not really like any one of the girls. But I do prefer Amanda than Deven, she is more charming and she is brave to take an action to apporach Mason.

07:30 AM Jan 15 2008 |

parsaparastar

Lebanon

thanks fot this lesson. the competition between two girls is interesting. i wish i were Mason Wink

07:29 AM Jan 15 2008 |

kiyaarast

United States

 

 

 wow it's so interesting.

07:27 AM Jan 15 2008 |

alogigi

alogigi

United States

as Fergie says

Big girls dont cry  lol ;-)

time to move on

06:28 AM Jan 15 2008 |

colinjiao

colinjiao

China

Yeah,that's part of what I want to say! I have never experienced such a love triangle, but they are friends,I think they could deal with it properly.

Anyway,it can't be a fight!

05:53 AM Jan 15 2008 |

Sridharjai

Sridharjai

India

Laughing ya..ya.. its really romantic story and i found some words new for me..Wink

04:50 AM Jan 15 2008 |

milan22parmar

United States

Nice, but certainly not useful to learn. Why don't you (i.e. englishbaby.com) publish 2008 USA election debates going on between candidates?

 

I guess that would be pretty useful. 

04:39 AM Jan 15 2008 |

rams_bittu

rams_bittu

India

nice one

04:20 AM Jan 15 2008 |

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