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Online Secrets

Online Secrets English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 08 2008

Themes: Romance, Tech

Intro

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

Technology makes everything faster. You can look up information in seconds or hear a new album before it comes out. You can also get to know people a lot faster since you can chat and text and send each other photos and videos all the time…even while you’re cooking.

And with everyone’s social lives documented on sites like Facebook, Orkut, MySpace and English, baby!, it’s easy to discover pretty quickly if someone you know is a jerk.

Poor Marni. It looks like Marni’s new online boyfriend might have a new online girlfriend.

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

Dialog

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

Beren

Beren

Marni

Marni

Beren:  Oh, back online, I see.

Marni:  Yeah.

Beren:  How’s it going with the new romance?

Marni:  Not so good. It’s been better. Well, there’s this girl, Kathy69, who seems to have…

Beren:  Kathy69?

Marni:  Yeah. He’s giving her a lot of attention and some of the comments are very flirtatious. I’m a little confused about what’s going on here.

Beren:  Yeah. Have you clicked on her page?

Marni:  I have actually. Should we…

Beren:  Yeah let’s take a look. Hopefully it’s not set to private. That’s not good for stalking.

Marni:  No, no and apparently that’s where I’m at, so…

Beren:  She dislikes dishonesty…

Marni:  Interesting, huh? I think that’s a little…strange.

Beren:  Her hobby is exercising.

Marni:  Exercising! Yeah…She likes holding hands. How cliché is that? Who doesn’t like that?

Beren:  I think it might actually be a man!

Marni:  Well that would serve him right. So, I don’t know what to do. Now I feel like an idiot. I’m an idiot, huh?

Beren:  I didn’t say…

Marni:  Yeah, yeah. So anyway, I don’t know what to do. Should I confront him?

Beren:  Instant message him. Right now.

Marni:  OK. OK.

 

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Discussion

Beren finds Marni online again and asks her about her budding relationship. She says it’s been better.

Apparently Marni’s guy has been exchanging steamy comments with another lady with the handle Kathy69.

Beren and Marni look at Kathy69’s profile and make fun of her a little. She likes holding hands and dislikes dishonesty. How original.

Marni decides to confront John right away.

Have you ever discovered news about the people you know online?

 

Comments

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saradong1986

China

ok, my Mr. right dont  like the onlinel communication at all, it did happen that i angried with him because he seldom comment on my page, so  it is the last thing i should be afraid of.  

11:15 AM Feb 15 2016 |

NightiNgale

Sudan

Love just happens ,, it can be anywhere , any place , at any time.
Online love ! Its possible but complicated .. I don’t call it (love) but it can be a begining of a relation that can evantually leads to real love.
But at the same time ,on internet you have the chance to pretend you are someone else, and I won’t quarentee if I attracted to someone on internet he would be the same in real life.

08:49 AM Apr 25 2013 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

in the point of my view ,the online ralationship is changeable easier than in the fact life, it can not be predictable to make friends online,especially make boyfriend or girlfriend.i do not trust the online one,

 

11:15 PM May 19 2010 |

Figuet's

Brazil

I don't belive in online relationship

04:28 PM May 19 2010 |

1 person likes this

abdo405

Nigeria

raelly its awonderfullvedio thanks

08:09 PM Jan 29 2010 |

nourhan teen girl

Egypt

actuly theres nothing called love its only onstoris and movies i think i donot belive in it at all

06:02 AM Oct 16 2009 |

haitham4vip

Egypt

it is the life today

12:51 PM Aug 11 2009 |

吉多 bear

吉多 bear

China

sometimes you talk with others not use your real name .but you can talk your heart ,your happy,your hurt,and something what you want .neednt think what them thinking

01:03 PM May 02 2008 |

zaloe

zaloe

Indonesia

this is the advantage of technology. we can spy someone. but remember …use it only in a good way…coz every things has a consuquences

10:38 AM Apr 12 2008 |

ujah

Ghana

hi

08:56 PM Apr 11 2008 |

ujah

Ghana

hi

08:56 PM Apr 11 2008 |

matrix2010

Egypt

I like secret but only a little because I don't like when my collegues don't know what's going on :) that is what i think too :)

07:12 PM Apr 11 2008 |

naw

naw

Saudi Arabia

j

04:45 PM Apr 10 2008 |

evaoscar

evaoscar

China

Online boyfriend and Online girlfriend? Who knows the other side of monitor is not a dog that can typing? But if thay have good online relationship,I think they could have a cup of coffee together,and then maybe try to be a couple.If they haven't face to face,I think Marni just can say she has a online boy friend.Though,I think Marni is a nice girl.

02:15 PM Apr 10 2008 |

Macaronica

Macaronica

Russian Federation

ive been always wondering who are these katies89, angels, pussies ans so forth. how are their brains  organized? and what a stupid person you must be to write such foolish things!

about discovering things: i do) it's snobby interesting to get to know how your former classmates are, even if you hate them actually)

01:20 PM Apr 10 2008 |

judewang

Australia

that's very good!

12:09 AM Apr 10 2008 |

195854255

195854255

United States

Love with a guy you have never seen in person is not reliable. But sometimes I do believe in love on the net. Well, it’s so romantic,but ay the same time,you are not sure if he is teeling the tru

03:03 PM Apr 09 2008 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

It was our way to meet on net each other.If you are honest there is no problem!!!

02:34 PM Apr 09 2008 |

Kas-ye

Kas-ye

Yemen

hi …

06:32 AM Apr 09 2008 |

Kas-ye

Kas-ye

Yemen

hi kasiek61

06:25 AM Apr 09 2008 |

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