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Alone Together

Alone Together English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 10 2009

Themes: Romance, Time

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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.

When people first fall in love, all they want to do is be together. Sometimes it takes their friends a while to get used to not hanging out all the time. It can be especially hard for a group of friends to adjust when two people from the group start dating each other.

Devan and Jason just started dating, but Mason doesn’t seem to understand they might want to spend time alone together. Watch as he and his new friends Dale and Ella invade Jason and Devan’s privacy. It’s a little annoying, but in the end, just a silly little problem. Devan and Jason are just happy that they are finally healthy and finally together.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.













Jason:  Oh, it’s so nice spending time just with you.

Devan:  I know. Everybody’s been around lately and we haven’t had time for just me and you together.

Jason:  I know. It’s great. We’ve got our favorite…

Mason:  Alright guys, right this way, right this way, come on in.

Ella:  Hello!

Dale:  Hey. How you doin’?

Jason:  Hey everyone.

Dale:  Jason, I’m Dale.

Jason:  Hi, Dale.

Dale:  Nice to meet you.

Jason:  Nice to meet you.

Ella:  Ella.

Jason:  Ella.

Ella:  Nice to meet you.

Jason:  OK.

Dale:  Yeah. And you are?

Devan:  I’m Devan.

Dale:  Devan, nice to meet you. Yeah, it’s nice to meet you.

Mason:  These are my new friends, right? I just bumped into ‘em on the street. They just popped up out of nowhere, I’m like, “You gotta meet my two kids here.” So uh…

Ella:  We’re so excited.

Mason:  Oh, dude, is there pizza?

Jason:  Yeah…

Mason:  Hold on. Let me, um…Could I just get in, I wanna…

Devan:  We were kind of, um.

Ella:  Awesome.

Mason:  This is awesome. Did you want a slice, Dale?

Dale:  No, I’m fine. Thank you. Thank you.

Mason:  OK, cool.

Jason:  Well, awesome. Thanks for stopping by, guys. It was great to meet your friends and, uh…

Mason:  Do you have anything to drink?

Devan:  There’s a Kwik-E Mart right down the street.

Jason:  I’ll have a drink with you guys at that party that’s coming up. Are you guys gonna be there?

Dale:  Yeah.

Ella:  Definitely.

Dale:  Yeah, we’ll be there.

Mason:  Meet me at the bar downstairs. Yeah?

Jason:  How about lunch tomorrow?

Mason:  OK. OK, that will be good.

Dale:  Nice meeting you guys!

Mason:  Thanks for the pizza. It was good to see you.

Jason:  Yeah, you too. It’s alright. I think we dealt with that fairly well.

Devan:  They ate all our pizza!

Jason:  We were almost done. It’s OK. We had enough. We don’t need that much pizza.

Beren:  Hey guys.

Jason:  Hey. How’s it going?

Beren:  I heard you have some pizza?

Jason:  Actually, we’re fresh out.

Devan:  Have you been back there this whole time?

Beren:  Yes.


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Mason brings in his new friends and they take Devan and Jason’s pizza! Jason tries to get them to scram, but they don’t get it for a while. Plus, did you notice Ella grab Jason and Devan’s arms? What was that about?

Once everyone leaves, Devan is upset. But Jason still thinks they can have a fun night. They were almost done with the pizza anyway, and they got rid of everyone pretty fast.

Then it turns out that Beren was behind the couch the whole time. What’s she doing back there? Maybe it has to do with the fact that she’s actually Beren’s evil twin.

Is it hard for you to get alone time with your special someone? Or do you take too much couple time and make your friends lonely?



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09:57 AM Mar 10 2009 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

its realy problem, how we can make the balance point between them?,Surprised frinds and special someone, iam having a trouble in this area they are feeling jeolous of each other, which are the most important? i think all  of them, we sholud trying to coordination our times between themLaughing

09:06 AM Mar 10 2009 |


Viet Nam


I'm Duy. I also come from VN.

Nice to know u.

08:49 AM Mar 10 2009 |


Viet Nam

i want to share with friend??

07:24 AM Mar 10 2009 |




So lucky I don't have this problem!  Embarassed

06:42 AM Mar 10 2009 |



It is very hard to balance the friends with the special someone.

Everyday only have 24 hours. 8 hours for sleep, 9 hours for working. 3 hours for the vehicles. only left 4 hours for personal time. Maybe you need sometime for playing game or sometime for gym. it is even not enough for the lovers to be together. Only weekend have time to spend with friends. But they may have own plan…

It will be harder and harder for the friends getting together after we entering into society.



05:51 AM Mar 10 2009 |




I like you opinion!...exactly.and definitely

SO.you must make a decision which is more important for you.

05:25 AM Mar 10 2009 |



oh Beren… oh… you just hit me hard on my face… i gotta put down this tiny Chinese character—“囧”!!!!!


03:23 AM Mar 10 2009 |




Well, I can totally understand how Devan and Jason feel. :)

03:05 AM Mar 10 2009 |

Canna :)

Canna :)



02:56 AM Mar 10 2009 |



it's hard for people first fall in love to find the balance point between their friends and their special someone, the more time you spend with your special someone, the less time you spend with your friends. People find themselves in trouble when they've been asked at the same time to hang out by their friends and their special someone.   

02:11 AM Mar 10 2009 |

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