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Kidnapped!

Kidnapped! English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 27 2009

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

Intro

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Remember when Beren was eating meat even though she’s supposed to be a vegetarian? And remember when she was afraid of Russians and everything Russian for some reason? What was up with that?

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the truth comes out this week on the soap opera. Beren was kidnapped and replaced by her evil twin! Watch as her twin reveals her evil plans.

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Dialog

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Beren

Beren

Beren:  Why are you doing this to me?

Evil Beren: I don’t want to do this. I’m not going to hurt you, but I’m running from the Russian mob and I need your identity. Remember that two-for-one drink special in the all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet? I arranged that. I knew it’d lure you to that casino. That’s where I got your driver’s license, your Social Security number, even the name of all your friends. Here we are.

Beren:  But we’re sisters. Don’t you want to get to know me? We have the same DNA. We shared a womb.

Evil Beren: I would love to have a sister. It’d be nice, but I’ve spent my whole life without one and it’s just too much of a hassle. Besides, you have better credit than I do.

Beren:  How long are you going to keep me down here for? It’s kinda cold.

Evil Beren: I probably won’t shoot you. I’ll let you go eventually. I mean, lucky for you Jason, the only person who’d know the difference between us, is in a coma.

Beren:  He’s in a coma! What happened?

Evil Beren: It’s a long story. It involves a banana peel.

Beren:  A banana peel?

Evil Beren: I don’t really want to get into it. We don’t really have time. in fact, I have more evil things to go do and plot and think about, but I’ll be back.

 

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Discussion

As she removes the gag from Beren’s mouth, her twin explains that she got in some hot water with Russian mafia, so when Beren went to Vegas, she seized the opportunity to capture Beren and steal her identity.

Beren is sad, not just because she’s been kidnapped, but also because she just discovered she has a sister, but her sister is evil. What a bummer. At least Evil Beren says she probably won’t kill good Beren, but you can never trust an evil twin.

What a crazy plot twist. Do you think Beren’s friends will be able to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?

 

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khsrow

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like these kind of conversations

04:40 PM Dec 16 2014 |

abdo405

Nigeria

verewell

 

07:23 PM Apr 15 2010 |

PRISCILA18

Colombia

woau… its horrible that your own members family dont let u be free…. and u cant do anything….. Yell and this thing happens in our world everyday!!!!!

05:33 PM Aug 18 2009 |

zaayd

Bahrain

hi

 

01:29 AM Jun 26 2009 |

moomman64

moomman64

Saudi Arabia

I hate mafia but don't tell anybody

05:44 PM Jun 06 2009 |

little cherry

Lithuania

Hah interesting lesson :)

06:59 PM Apr 21 2009 |

Yanusya

Ukraine

Very interesting! 

02:13 PM Apr 21 2009 |

nona-nona

Egypt

hi

 

06:13 PM Mar 31 2009 |

ioomeli

Uruguay

it`s a sad story :(

they are sisters but they are very differents too.

10:14 PM Mar 27 2009 |

muyubaby80

China

Smile

05:07 AM Mar 18 2009 |

田永山

田永山

China

funny!i like it.Evil is a kind of power exists in man's mind or heart. i like being evil,because sometimes i feel that i am an evil man.However i won't tell ya what kinda evil things i have done!that is a secret i won't tell anyone except my dear friend whose name is  angel of death!

07:17 AM Mar 10 2009 |

superpig

Viet Nam

i have to admire this evil girl, because she could act as another person, and remembered names of all her sister's friends. how could she do that??Laughing

02:52 AM Mar 10 2009 |

penghai

China

faster 

03:14 AM Mar 01 2009 |

barth

barth

Mexico

no good
excellent.

12:12 AM Feb 24 2009 |

Gadzhi

Gadzhi

Russian Federation

срань

12:27 PM Feb 09 2009 |

napo_leone

napo_leone

Italy

it happens sometimes in  real life

 

04:40 PM Feb 07 2009 |

napo_leone

napo_leone

Italy

it happens sometimes in  real life

 

04:40 PM Feb 07 2009 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

really funny. You made me smile thanks

03:39 PM Feb 01 2009 |

renee

renee

China

i guess u have some mistake,today our spoken english tole us,the "will"  have some assion with strong than"be going to",that means ,the" be going to" instead of  maybe or maynot ,and the will equals exactly u will call u tomorrow.span.meecallWrapper { font-size:1em; color:#B0E0E6; text-decoration:none; } a.meecallLink { color:#000000; text-decoration:none; } span.meecallInLink:hover { background-color:#B0E0E6; }

01:05 PM Jan 31 2009 |

_annika_

Poland

sorry Beren, you are not the best actrisse

12:29 AM Jan 30 2009 |

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