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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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hi for the first trime that i join,i would like to know more


11:27 AM Feb 24 2009 |



It`s really so hard to say goodbye sometimes.

when he leaves ,your heart will be so empty.

11:13 AM Feb 24 2009 |




Oh no, I am quited puzzle now.

It is evident that they fell in love with each other, but why did the lady mention a child?  Do they have a child? If so, that would be terrible.

This program is really good. Ebaby, thank u!

10:58 AM Feb 24 2009 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

it`s pretty pits when you dump to person who is evrything to you he is a life and you can`t even breath without him, we should be in the moment to pray to alah maybe helps us for forgetting

10:45 AM Feb 24 2009 |




to mason,,u r so pathetic..hehee,,

10:23 AM Feb 24 2009 |




huhhu..i'm so exited to know the next story..

10:22 AM Feb 24 2009 |




Is she insane? He is such a cute guy, i'd never let him off if i were in her place…and seriously speaking it's a great pity she has to leave the project coz she was one of the best characters…i do wish you well

07:48 AM Feb 24 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im not familiar with nuns ruls…... why she can't kiss? nuns are human and need sex also.

any way thats strange to me. why goodbye? they can meet whenever they like.

04:00 AM Feb 24 2009 |



United States

sailors NEVER say goodbye:-)

01:42 AM Feb 24 2009 |



United States

sailors never say goodbye

01:40 AM Feb 24 2009 |

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