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Surprise Visit English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 17 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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Remember when Marni caught her online boyfriend flirting with another girl named Kathy69? That must have blown over quickly because then she made plans to go to Vegas to meet her sweetheart, John.
Though Marni may have forgotten Kathy, it seems Kathy hasn’t forgotten Marni. Watch this shocking episode of our soap opera.

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




Marni:  Hi…

Kathy:  Marni?

Marni:  Yes?

Kathy:  I’m Kathy.

Marni:  Kathy69?

Kathy:  Yes, Kathy69, John’s ex-girlfriend. I have to talk to you!

Marni:  What are you doing here? How did you get on my fire escape?

Kathy:  You know, I found you because this is very important, what I have to tell you. Sit down.

Marni:  OK…

Kathy:  I have to tell you about John.

Marni:  OK…

Kathy:  You know, I’m worried about you. I know that you’re texting or doing the thing on the computer now, and I just feel like, woman to woman, I have to warn you. He’s awful.

Marni:  What?

Kathy:  He asked me to meet him in Vegas and I went to Vegas…

Marni:  Wait. Stop. He asked you to meet him in Vegas?

Kathy:  Yeah.

Marni:  Did you meet him in Vegas?

Kathy:  Of course I met him in Vegas. He’s wonderful; you know that. So I meet him in Vegas and we’re there and he says, let’s go out and let’s, you know, enjoy the casinos, and we go to the casino and I swear to God not two hours later, he was trying to trade me for chips so that he could continue to gamble. He tried to bet me at roulette.

Marni:  Uh…OK…

Kathy:  And he will bet you too.

Marni:  This is all very strange. We…I’ve been…I mean, I have plane tickets. I was going to go, like next week, to meet him.

Kathy:  I know, and then you’re going to get traded for chips and…We have to stick together.

Marni:  We?

Kathy:  Women! Female power!

Marni:  Uh…but…I mean, when did you meet him in Vegas.

Kathy:  Three months and sixteen days ago.

Marni:  Oh my God.

Kathy:  I know. Besides, how long have you guys been messaging?

Marni:  It’s been a month or two.

Kathy:  A month. I mean that’s…You know, he moves quickly and he’s going to bet you for chips. I just really felt like you had to know because he’s great. Online, he’s super great, but then you get him in person and he will sell you. He will.

Marni:  OK. I’ll keep that in mind.

Kathy:  Do.



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Marni is sitting in her room when someone appears at her window. It’s a woman and she asks to come inside.

She says she’s Kathy69, John’s ex. Marni asks how she found her and why she came in through the window, but there’s no time for that. Kathy has a warning to deliver.

Kathy says that she went to Vegas with John. Marni is shocked because she has plans to go to Vegas with him too.

But it gets worse. While in Vegas, John ran out of money to gamble, so he tried to bet Kathy! Kathy warns Marni that he’ll bet her too.

Do you think Kathy is telling the truth? What would you do if someone you had seen on the Internet suddenly showed up at your window?



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I can’t believe the two scenarios. I can’t believe that Kathy is lying or how does she know about Vegas thing?and even if we consider it a lie ,it is very hard to come up with such a well-done plot.   .I can’t also believe the second scenario that Kathy is telling the truth coz how can John bet her at roulette?And If it is true,is she so good that she warns her rival(Marni)? I don’t believe that. Both scenarios don’t make sense.

10:14 PM Dec 18 2011 |




lol.. yeah..that is a kind of jealousy. But, Marni had to be more clever not only toward kathy but she should also be toward her bf..come onn Marni.. dont be silly:D:D

12:58 PM Jul 11 2010 |




yep! maybe such thing could happen extremely in real world, i mean ,you know more and more person make friends on inernet,cus it is easier to unshow your shortcomings online,but in reality life ,it is not allowed.


03:50 AM Jun 05 2010 |

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kathy69 knock on the window and Marni look and talk with her and open de window!  

they talk about  kathy ex- boyfriend…. 

08:28 AM Jul 31 2009 |




2 girls & 1 boy, I don't believe Kathy I think that she want destroy relationship between Marni and John. Marni must trust own feeling and love in her heart. 

06:19 PM Jan 03 2009 |





05:55 PM Jan 03 2009 |




who know who's speaking is right …. maybe god knows.. but he is just couldn't tell you !

07:26 AM Dec 04 2008 |

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Maybe this what Kathy told was true? I think Marni have to decide herself, its her own decision. But in fact if this guy is really like Kathy said , she should stay at home ;D

04:04 PM Nov 11 2008 |




LaughingIt is cray, I mean Kathy! She broke up with John, so she did not hope Marni to start new love with John, that is a kind of jealousy. But, I think Kathy and John both can not be trust.

09:26 AM Nov 05 2008 |




10th floor??? whoa~~ how brave… no, i mean, she went all the way up to the 10TH FLOOR to her window just to warn her… now, thats crazy….dosnt th buildng have elivator or stairs so that she can find the DOOR??? hahaha

02:24 PM Oct 16 2008 |



Russian Federation

IT's very strange, but intresting story. I want continuation:)

10:20 AM Oct 12 2008 |

pink pain

pink pain

Saudi Arabia

yeah , female power :) that`s great kathy

09:02 AM Oct 03 2008 |

Lincoln T.


CryWhat a shame!!

09:23 PM Oct 02 2008 |



The two girls would better fight with him together!in real life ,there are many peple like john .so we are careful !

04:33 PM Sep 30 2008 |



hehe, interesting tv. i can learn much through it.great

poor kathy, i hate man like john…..Cool

05:33 AM Sep 28 2008 |



I am not sure if my grammers is right,i just want to say that the little movies is interesting ,i like them. 

12:44 PM Sep 27 2008 |



A girl can easily lose herself when someone seems treat her better,that's what i've already seen in many ways.

05:36 AM Sep 23 2008 |


Saudi Arabia


Very Veeeery Funnnnnny ….  

04:50 PM Sep 21 2008 |




     i think Kathy is a little bit of crazy. if i were Marin i didn't know whether believe her words or not . but Marin has bought the ticket to Vegas ,i think she can go to Vegas with her friends . i think find out what kind of people about John is very importment if Marin is falling in love with him now .

12:46 AM Sep 21 2008 |


United Arab Emirates

Ithink she should be careful however she will not miss this chance to discaver the truth

04:41 AM Sep 16 2008 |

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