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Moment of Comprehension

Moment of Comprehension English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 21 2008

Themes: Romance

Intro

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We forget most of our dreams. But every once in a while, one will be unusual or disturbing enough for you to remember it. Especially if something happens to remind you of it.

Marni is sitting around with Mason and Devan talking about her trip to Vegas. When she starts to talk about the strange dream she had while she was there about Devan having cancer, she suddenly has a realization. Watch her facial expressions.

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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

Mason

Mason

Devan

Devan

Marni:  Oh my God, you guys, Vegas was so amazing. I had such a great time.

Mason:  Cool. Did you win anything?

Marni:  I won like fifty bucks, you know. I came out ahead, but really…Really, what did I win? A boyfriend. He was totally awesome.

Devan:  Congratulations.

Mason:  So, you’re going to hold on to him?

Marni:  Yeah. It worked out really well. Like, we really, I think, hit it off. I think we’re real into each other.

Devan:  That’s awesome.

Marni:  Yeah. I think so and you know, it was great. We went to all these casinos and just had a really good time and…You know, actually I…The one really weird thing that happened. I had a really weird dream about you when I was there.

Devan:  Really?

Marni:  Yeah.

Devan:  What did you dream?

Marni:  Well…It’s weird because you were wearing this sweatshirt and…

Devan:  Well, I do wear this a lot, but…

Marni:  Well…

Mason:  I wonder why everybody always talks about their dreams? It’s not as cool hearing about it. What’s the problem? You have a dream she was a dolphin or something?

Marni:  No. I…

Mason:  Whatever.

 

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Discussion

Marni says that her trip to Vegas was good. Then the hoodie Devan is wearing reminds Marni of the dream she had in which Devan wore the same thing and told her that she has cancer. She looks at what Devan is reading and notices it’s an article about cancer. Could it be true?

Devan and Marni stare at each other and have a moment. Marni mouths something to her and she nods. Can you read her lips?

While Marni is realizing that Devan has cancer just like in her dream, Mason is waiting for her to finish her story. Oblivious like he has been before, he asks if the dream was about a dolphin and then forgets about it.

What do you think happened? How did Marni dream that Devan had cancer without knowing about it first?

 

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 julito

julito

Argentina


   Cancer is a serious  and generally terminal  disease.  Even hypothetically , I don´t like    to hear that Devan is suffering from cancer.  Excuse me ,if I am over sensitive     

05:18 PM Feb 18 2011 |

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ahmedghieth9

Egypt

we will fight untill our dreams come true

02:55 PM Jan 25 2010 |

Tasya

Tasya

Ukraine

sometimes people see oracular dreams… it's really weird! you can see your future!!! 

04:10 PM Dec 06 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I think everyone has dreams, but only little people lives your dream. Smile Live your dream, you will be happyLaughing

08:43 PM Nov 30 2008 |

Oras

Iraq

Well, I'm dreaming of TOEFL and some questions in english Laughing I just wish to pass it through. I mean the exam not the dream :P

12:37 AM Nov 28 2008 |

Jack0398

Jack0398

China

It might be true.Once I had a dream that it told a story about the next day. It turned out that what happened in the next day was exactly what I had dreamed the night before. But I think it's a coincidence.Things such as that won't happen from time to time.

04:01 AM Nov 25 2008 |

Sinever

Sinever

China

Everyone has his or her dreams ,the problem is jus to keep in a good mood``

10:09 AM Nov 22 2008 |

free.soul

Morocco

A Dream is a part of your life and it has a serious impact in it when u deal and act in an optimistic way.

10:25 PM Nov 20 2008 |

u will love me

China

attention:

age limits——to keep sounding in health and mind,children under xx are not allowed to see this creepy series…

01:57 AM Nov 20 2008 |

free.soul

Morocco

In reality, we must not link a single ship to an anchor or a life to a single hope. The dream is a tool that shows how our imagination is so huge. Sometimes, it can be the image of a real event.

02:31 PM Nov 14 2008 |

lolacamacho

Colombia

the are meny people cando that, is odd but is possible,

 

04:40 PM Nov 12 2008 |

mohamed farook

India

I do not give importance to dreams. It is only a humbug that dreams come true. Dont try to remember any dream you had the previus night. This is my advice.

04:17 PM Nov 12 2008 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

I love Vegas!! Hehe, there are lots of cool casinos with different themes. :)

11:58 AM Nov 07 2008 |

kotopaksi

kotopaksi

Latvia

I am confused a little bit – Devan was so calm. I mean – she knows she has a terrible disease, but still she is so calm. It's normal to have a cancer? How can person put up with something like that? Surprised

10:50 PM Oct 30 2008 |

OmaR

Saudi Arabia

Dreams may come true!

it is possible.

09:05 PM Oct 28 2008 |

Snailflying

China

i wanna2 tell sth. to englishbaby…......

03:01 PM Oct 28 2008 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

me2…some my dreams come true

and some hahhahah lie hahah

but we have to take it seriously Smile

07:39 AM Oct 28 2008 |

Bright0322

China

i am a sranger here !

05:02 AM Oct 28 2008 |

Jerry-chen

Jerry-chen

China

i always think people like to dream good things ,and when we can make that dream come true , we will be full of sense of success .but , for the dad dream appearing in our minds unconsciously , we take it as a nightmare .

02:30 AM Oct 28 2008 |

i_love_ebaby

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I have no comments

06:02 PM Oct 25 2008 |

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