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Farewell English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 24 2009

Themes: Religion, Romance

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"


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Everyone wants to find their calling in life. Who wouldn’t want to do what they’re most cut out for? But one hard thing about feeling strongly about what you must do with your life is that you’ll have to leave other things behind.

Today, Mason is one of those other things.

Last week, Amanda suddenly announced that she was going to become a nun. Did you believe her? Well, she was serious. Watch as Amanda and Mason say their goodbyes on one of the saddest episodes of the Ebaby! soap opera.

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Mason:  So…I don’t know. I don’t know. I mean, it’s just um…This is kinda really weird, right? This is weird.

Amanda:  Yeah. We had all this crazy build-up, all this sexual tension, and then I kind of realized that I needed to channel that in a different direction, which was upwards.

Mason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  God told me that I can’t do this anymore. I can…

Mason:  Listen, it’s not my thing. I’m not tryin’ to put down your thing, but it’s not my thing and I can’t really hang with it. So…

Amanda:  I love you, but I love the big guy more. And I can’t do this ‘cause I just have to be here.

Mason:  That’s gonna be tough…

Amanda:  And here.

Mason:  That’s a tough one to swallow. That’s all I’m gonna say. So, you know, if you got any direct line or something up there maybe you can tell Him to help me figure this out.

Amanda:  And this child, it’s not ours.

Mason:  Alright. That was officially too much.

Amanda:  It’s His.

Mason:  I need a drink. I’m meeting Marni here…I don’t know. She should be here any second.

Amanda:  I’ll pray for you.

Mason:  Sure. Yeah. I mean, what? I can’t even…I feel weird kissing you. You’re a freakin’ nun now.

Amanda:  I can’t. I can’t kiss you. It’s sexual. I can’t, I can’t… There’s no rubbing. I can’t. I gotta catch my ride, baby. Oh, I can’t say “baby!” Oh my God! I can’t say, “Oh my God!” I love you. God be with you. I gotta…Taxi! Taxi!

Mason:  Seriously. I mean…

Marni:  How you doin’?

Mason:  Where’s the beer at?

Marni:  I know. I know.

Dale:  Hey guys…


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As Amanda gets ready to get in a taxi and leave Mason forever, she keeps forgetting things she can’t do as a nun. Do you think she’ll be a good nun? Do you think she’s doing the right thing? Do you think she’s really pregnant? Does she look good in her habit?

Mason seems more angry than sad that his girlfriend is leaving him. He doesn’t understand why this is happening. Have you ever been dumped? How did you react?

After Amanda leaves, Marni meets Mason for drinks. He wants to drink beer and be with his friend because he’s sad. Marni is the perfect person for Mason to talk to because she was just dumped too. As they walk into the bar, Marni and Mason are met by two extremely friendly strangers. Who could these people be? Find out next week.

Also, in case you’re wondering, we’re sad to say that Amanda really is leaving English, baby! Read this goodbye interview with her and take a look back at her relationship with Mason.



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Well, after reading this story I have come to know that life needs sacrifises and changes, but you can not dumpd someone who really loves you.

one can find beauty or personality but can not find true love. This is aspiration and desires that makes us feel differently, If we had no desire there wouldn't be anything wrong in this world. When we decide to change the channel it is becuase we want to accomplish our desires.

It was a lovely disscusion between them. Understandable and a good lesson for lovers

06:20 AM Feb 26 2009 |




It is tough to accept the fact that you are dumped. Sometimes it is sad that you lose the one you loved, sometimes it is about ego, especially when you are not so into her/him. Why it is you dumped me, not me dumped you? some statics shows that the one who is dumped usually takes longer to recover himself/herself, and it is easy for him/her to find a rebounced gf/bf to pick him/her up, to gain self-esteem back.

I was once dumped by my first love without any reason, even after marriage for years, he was still something that I could not get over. Later I thought I needed to give it an end, so I called him again, it was pretty strange, he never came to my dream any more. It was over totally.

So breaking up with your ex should be really handled in a tactful way. Being in love is a natural thing, breaking up should be the same, face it bravely and have a good talk with your ex (going to be). Heart is easily to be broken, especially the hurt is more from someone we loved.

Stay in love.

PS. Good luck to Amanda, and thanks for her amazing job in the past two years. We will miss her.

09:40 AM Feb 25 2009 |




why not they meet again?

05:07 AM Feb 25 2009 |



 i found the story must continued

04:17 AM Feb 25 2009 |



its very good

04:16 AM Feb 25 2009 |



it is very good

04:13 AM Feb 25 2009 |




actually i dont have a religion . i think when i get marry i can follow what my man's believe   cause i found some couple fight due to different religion. how can i to say for mason and amenda. actually god always be with us. just try to close ur mind ur behivior to god. then god will know u r his good son. maybe amenda want to be more professional believer. its just a select if u already decided then do it well.

03:56 AM Feb 25 2009 |



Life is hard for those who love someone but can’t be with them. For both Amanda and Mason, it’s a hard decision to make, but she has the right to make her own choice. What I want to say is she should do it after thouroughful consideration, instead of do it in abrupt way.., i mean girls usually leave her bf just because impulsiveness. If Amanda is not going to leave Ebaby forever, I would like to see them go together soon after.
Bye, Amanda, take care.

01:58 AM Feb 25 2009 |




01:12 AM Feb 25 2009 |



United States

Calling comes first.

07:48 PM Feb 24 2009 |



Away from Amanda.It's her choice. I want aquestion tag for this sentence.  She may go to school,......?

05:38 PM Feb 24 2009 |



Don't say good bye, but say we'll meet again

05:28 PM Feb 24 2009 |




never say never :)
never say goodbye :)

04:37 PM Feb 24 2009 |




Bye Amanda, I am gonna miss you.

02:44 PM Feb 24 2009 |




Its sad when there is a farewell. :(

01:53 PM Feb 24 2009 |



oww, It is so weird , been dumped for somebody that want to be a nun,  better than been dumped for someone who wants to be with another person… once a friend of my got dumped, but her ex boyfriend want to share his life with another guy, Yes he went to live with a boy =( ...she was very sad, she is fine now… she is over it.

01:46 PM Feb 24 2009 |




What happened to Amanda? Why did she wanna be a nun? Did I miss something? lol

01:33 PM Feb 24 2009 |





Very good & usefull…

12:34 PM Feb 24 2009 |




Yeah,I have been dumped,the only love and the first love I had dumped me.I think it's my fault,I am really regret for that,she dumped me through the cell phone,I cried for a long time,heart broken,even now,I am not fully recovered.Missing someone you love in your life is misery,anyone found the one he loves,shouldn't let her go.

12:08 PM Feb 24 2009 |

Canna :)

Canna :)


why love with her:S how misearable couple ..

11:47 AM Feb 24 2009 |

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