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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…

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.

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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Wayxiu

Wayxiu

Viet Nam

i thought about marni and Devan . do you remember Devan, everybody ?

i thought they could not dissuade Amanda. Cause … they coverse  Amanda with confusedly. Amanda will be misunderstanding

;) 

02:54 AM May 25 2008 |

tuxpack

tuxpack

India

if they know each other. i think its a good decision 

04:06 AM May 24 2008 |

youness1

Jordan

don't care

enjoy yourselCoolves

 

 

08:05 PM May 13 2008 |

likekisst3

likekisst3

Viet Nam

i think you must write and read a lot. that way be good for you!

10:33 AM May 13 2008 |

adoum

adoum

Chad

what the bet way to make friend over internait?

06:51 AM May 13 2008 |

adoum

adoum

Chad

what the best way to learn english quickly?

06:48 AM May 13 2008 |

Pei~

Pei~

China

oh
i think i’m not good at English at all!!!

12:57 PM May 12 2008 |

Pei~

Pei~

China

Pretty fast

I almost can't understand it!!!!!

08:32 AM May 12 2008 |

intepreyer

intepreyer

Bermuda

hello.Iam azerbaijan

08:04 AM May 10 2008 |

intepreyer

intepreyer

Bermuda

hh

08:02 AM May 10 2008 |

skybird

skybird

China

wow, each guy has his own way. 
Maybe it's a american way in old years. But it's normal now.   If you like, you can do it but think about what you are actually doing before you get it.

American way, what i was expecting long ago.

12:31 AM May 09 2008 |

dequan

China

it is so fast for me  i should improve my english listening

01:54 PM May 08 2008 |

dequan

China

this lesson is so fast for me

01:52 PM May 08 2008 |

lllldclove

lllldclove

China

I think they're moving in together too fast .'you kiss and then you move in' may be it was the American way.

But to me or all chinese will never do like this .

12:12 PM May 08 2008 |

mingguo999

mingguo999

China

agree!

12:21 AM May 08 2008 |

mingguo999

mingguo999

China

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12:14 AM May 08 2008 |

daniel111

daniel111

Pakistan

that's way too fast,is this lady desperate for *?n yes being green is just an excuse

11:33 PM May 07 2008 |

likekisst3

likekisst3

Viet Nam

i think if they get together too fast then they get out as fast!

03:47 PM May 07 2008 |

likekisst3

likekisst3

Viet Nam

that was so fast!

03:40 PM May 07 2008 |

micle cheys

China

so quick

 

07:29 AM May 07 2008 |

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