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My True Love Gave to Me

My True Love Gave to Me English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 30 2008

Themes: Holidays, Romance

Grammar: Third Conditional

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.

Last week on the soap opera, Amanda and Mason exchanged Christmas gifts. Mason got a great camera and he gave Amanda a mixtape. She didn’t seem to think that was such a good Christmas present. But what if it wasn’t a Christmas present?

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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

Devan

Devan

Marni:  What’s this about? A little, old school souvenir?

Amanda:  Ah, let’s see. The love of my life gave me a crappy mixtape for Christmas. Who does that?

Marni:  Seriously, that’s your gift?

Amanda:  Yeah, he’s a total cheapskate.

Marni:  Wow.

Amanda:  He’s a loser. Like, loser. Do you want to know what I got him to top it off?

Marni:  I’m afraid, but yeah, tell me.

Amanda:  I’m embarrassed to say. I got him a camcorder.

Marni:  Really?

Amanda:  Yeah.

Marni:  That’s nice.

Amanda:  Two grand.

Marni:  Two thousand dollars?

Amanda:  Uh-huh.

Marni:  You spent two thousand dollars on him?

Amanda:  I did. I’m embarrassed to say, but I love him.

Marni:  Wow. I don’t know. I just…I don’t know what to be more astounded by, the fact that you spent two thousand dollars on the gift or the fact that he gave you a mixtape.

Amanda:  You know what? The main thing is I’m just embarrassed to tell my friends, ‘cause they’re all emailing and asking me, “Oh my God, what did Mason get you?”

Devan:  Hey you guys.

Marni:  Hey. How are you?

Amanda:  Hey.

Devan:  How’s it goin’?

Marni:  Good.

Devan:  Merry Christmas.

Marni:  Same to you.

Amanda:  Not for me.

Devan:  Oh, I don’t know about that. In fact, I have a special delivery for you from Mason.

Amanda:  Really?

Devan:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  Well, what is this about?

Marni:  I don’t know. Let’s find out.

Amanda:  Is this like a redemption gift or something? Because he…Did you guys tell…Did you just tell her?

Marni:  I said nothing.

Devan:  Mason just sent me over here. He said to give you…give this to you.

Amanda:  I’m so nervous. I feel like all nauseated.

Marni:  Do you want me to look?

Devan:  Open it.

Marni:  Come on. You can do it. You can do it. This looks good.

Devan:  Oh my God.

Marni:  She’s crying.

Amanda:  It’s his great-grandmother’s locket.

Marni:  Oh my goodness.

Amanda:  I can’t even believe it.

Marni:  Wow.

Amanda:  Her initials are on the back.

Marni:  It’s gorgeous.

Amanda:  He’s been carrying this around with him everywhere we go.

Marni:  Oh my goodness.

Devan:  He wanted me to tell you that that it’s number two. Six more to go. Happy Hanukkah.

Amanda:  Oh my God, I feel like such a jerk.

 

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Discussion

Amanda is really upset about what happened with Mason. Not only did she spend a lot of money on him, but she’s embarrassed to tell her friends what he got her. And she’s worried about what his gift says about the relationship.

Just then Devan walks up with a bag. She says it’s from Mason. Amanda opens it and inside is beautiful locket that belonged to Mason’s great-grandmother! Devan reminds Amanda that Mason is Jewish so he celebrates Hanukkah instead of Christmas, which means she will get six more presents from him!

Did you exchange gifts with anyone this holiday season? Were they happy with what you got for them? Were you happy with what you received?

 

Comments

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jöntürk

jöntürk

Turkey

 all stories give you lesson look at this. we learn something about Judaisim that What does Hanukkahm means? :)

10:06 PM Jan 28 2009 |

alnaser

alnaser

Saudi Arabia

nice lesson

12:08 AM Jan 26 2009 |

ziro7

Italy

Laughingok

 

09:52 PM Jan 23 2009 |

ziro7

Italy

Surprised

09:50 PM Jan 23 2009 |

ziro7

Italy

very pretty-congratulations

09:47 PM Jan 23 2009 |

mRnJan

mRnJan

Turkey

hi everybody :)

12:52 PM Jan 23 2009 |

turkey72

Turkey

I  turkey msn:

12:28 PM Jan 23 2009 |

hasan5

hasan5

Pakistan

A lover should not expect any thing from other whom she/he loves because love means to lovbe without any expectation.

10:18 AM Jan 18 2009 |

deepak_sharma1982

India

hiiiiiiii

01:23 PM Jan 16 2009 |

erosss67

Turkey

he everybody

09:46 AM Jan 14 2009 |

maiko20

Georgia

interesting lesson

 

10:40 PM Jan 13 2009 |

lulu6151

lulu6151

China

nobody give me gift.

04:57 AM Jan 12 2009 |

silenceylj

silenceylj

China

i never received one christmas present….

12:40 PM Jan 11 2009 |

deype0

Ukraine

i like it =)

05:43 PM Jan 10 2009 |

Moringa

Moringa

Saudi Arabia

I Enjoyed at this lesson . :)

11:38 AM Jan 10 2009 |

Lacha92

Lacha92

Indonesia

it is nice amanda..More than diamond, isnt it?

01:38 PM Jan 09 2009 |

sohail love4u

Afghanistan

how can i give u ru true love?

09:02 PM Jan 06 2009 |

kurt2000

Germany

why the answer of the fourth question is A?

04:48 PM Jan 06 2009 |

kurt2000

Germany

who can tell me the answer of the fourth question is A?

04:47 PM Jan 06 2009 |

xigaze

xigaze

China

wow,s-girl.

03:27 PM Jan 06 2009 |

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