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Moving in Together

Moving in Together English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 01 2008

Themes: 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.

Remember how long it took for Amanda and Mason to finally get together? Well, things sure are moving quickly now. Marni discovers Amanda hanging up some posters in her new house, but they don’t look like posters Amanda would like…

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Dialog

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

Marni

Marni

Amanda

Amanda

Marni:  Can I help you? Do you need some help?

Amanda:  I think I got it.

Marni:  Are you just decorating, or…

Amanda:  No. You know I don’t really like this stuff. This is actually just a taste of Mason, ‘cause we’re moving in together and he’s still on the road, so I’m moving in before him and I just wanted to get it…What? What!?

Marni:  Mason and you are moving in together?

Amanda:  Well isn’t that the natural step? We kissed that night and we held hands. Isn’t that the next thing?

Marni:  No! I mean…

Amanda:  I thought that was the American way. You kiss and then you move in. No?

Marni:  It seems a little soon to me. I’m just a little surprised. It seems soon. I mean, you just got together and now he’s going to move in. Do you really think that’s a good idea?

Amanda:  But what are the disadvantages, I guess? I mean, we can just spend all our waking hours together and I don’t really see anything wrong with that. I mean, we’re so in love, we’re like…you know…

Marni:  Hearts over the eyes?

Amanda:  Yeah. Why are you hating? Are you jealous because you’re single? What’s going on? What’s the root of it?

Marni:  You’re so hostile!

Amanda:  I’m sorry, I just don’t understand why no one’s supporting our love.

Marni:  I don’t think it’s about not supporting your love. I think it’s about the fact that you just got together and it would be more natural…that’s not a good choice of words…but anyhow, it just seems like you’re kind of really rushing things.

Amanda:  So what should we do next?

Marni:  Just date!

Amanda:  Like, drive across town every night to spend the night? I’m not gonna do that. I want to save gas and be green.

Marni:  Well, you could take the bus. I mean, come on. I don’t think it’s about being green. I think it’s about just really being careful and kind of taking things…

Amanda:  We use protection.

 

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Discussion

Mason is out of town, but he and Amanda already have a new place. Amanda is putting up his posters so they’ll be there when he gets back.

Marni thinks it’s much too soon for Amanda and Mason to move in together, but Amanda thinks she’s just jealous because she doesn’t have a boyfriend (or does she?). But Marni insists that the normal thing to do would be to live in separate places and date for a while, even if that’s a little inconvenient.

Do you think Amanda and Mason are moving too fast? They have known each other for a while, so why not move in together if they want to?

 

Comments

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goldie54

Canada

I think for them is so fast to move in together..it`s American way but it`s so fast that they decided to live , and they don`t know teaste of each other..dosn`t mather that they use protection..

07:01 PM Mar 02 2013 |

brend4

brend4

Peru

I think it’s about just really being careful and kind of taking things… – WE USE PROTECTION
Baahahahaha soooo funny!! xD

03:02 AM Jan 29 2013 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

I think they´re moving too fast. Knowing each other for a while doesn´t actually mean they work as partners under the same roof. They were friends and your relationship with a friend is totally different to the commitments you have toward a girlfriend or boyfriend. I think they should slow down a bit.

02:56 PM Dec 18 2012 |

gibsea

gibsea

France

I like Marni’s face at the hend of the dialog…

09:57 AM Aug 21 2012 |

moon101

moon101

Pakistan

well if any one want a partner for speaking practice please add me on skyp as my id is mojiz.abbas4  /////


as well as brother or friend…...

11:42 AM Jul 02 2012 |

moon101

moon101

Pakistan

very nice well i found that site very informative please keep practice

11:41 AM Jul 02 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i think dating some one is a right thing before you moving together because you will be able to understand each other well then you can live together.

12:24 AM Jul 02 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

That’s forbidden to move in together without getting married, but I think it’s common in Americam way, getting married and having child is really need a lot of money, so maybe that’s the way  to just stay together without getting marriedLaughing

01:42 PM Jan 12 2012 |

wishtolearn

El Salvador

moving in sounds great but for just a short period of time cos shortly after moving in you start getting pissed of the other person cos you really need and log for your space! am i wrong?

08:04 PM Mar 19 2011 |

Merry KHO

Merry KHO

Indonesia

It is a litTle bit rush for them to move in together coz they havent marRieD. It is also against a law in my country…~ ThInk wisely before making a mistake.

04:10 AM Jun 29 2010 |

pantip

pantip

Thailand

she is falling in love and then make mistake

04:47 PM May 15 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i dont support the US way

11:29 PM Apr 12 2010 |

likaiyumandy

China

wow,Amercian way,moving so fast,i'm afraid i can't accept this way.

02:01 AM Jan 12 2010 |

wilangel

Dominican Republic

i think before moving in together we have to know a taste of each other,i mean it's not just a simple kiss, 'cause we don't know what's gonna happens next.

 

09:00 PM Dec 24 2009 |

wilangel

Dominican Republic

what's up?

08:55 PM Dec 24 2009 |

monika sharma

India

IN my point of view moving in together means come n learn.

12:43 PM Jul 30 2009 |

meteorareanimation

Egypt

they're moving so fast but it's their call, if they want to then it's what they should do

05:29 PM Jul 13 2009 |

sir abozed

Egypt

i think its not true but the immagintio is very higher so …...?

04:57 PM Jan 02 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I don't know, but when two people make love each other that is move in together but sometimes American way is most faster way.Good lack Laughing

07:21 PM Dec 29 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I don't know, but when two people make love each other that is move in together but sometimes American way is most faster way.Good lack Laughing

07:21 PM Dec 29 2008 |

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