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The Switch

The Switch English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 19 2009

Themes: Time

Grammar: Passive Voice

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.

In a hostage situation, the easy part for the criminal is making demands. You saw that last week when Dale and Ella chased Evil Beren into her hideout and she called them on the phone to tell what she wanted to release her twin. The hard part, however, is making the switch, and that’s what today’s episode of the Ebaby! soap opera is about.

Evil Beren told Dale and Ella to meet her at the waterfront at 12. Watch as they arrive a little before noon to wait for her. Will they rescue Beren or will she doublecross them?

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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

Dale

Dale

Ella

Ella

Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Dale:  This is where we’re supposed to meet, right?

Ella:  Yeah. I mean…It’s five ‘till so she should be here any minute.

Dale:  Any minute now.

Ella:  Any minute.

Dale:  Any minute. Where is she? Gosh.

Ella:  Yeah. We’ve been waiting here for a while.

Dale:  What time is it? What time did she tell you?

Ella:  I mean, she said twelve, noon. Noon is twelve.

Dale:  Yeah. That’s right. Well it’s half past right now so…

Ella:  I feel like we’ve been here forever.

Dale:  Gosh.

Ella:  Well, we’re not gonna…We don’t have anything else to do, so…

Dale:  Well, we might as well make sure we don’t miss her

Ella:  Yeah. That sounds good.

Dale:  You know what?

Ella:  What?

Dale:  I think she meant midnight! What time is it?

Ella:  It’s quarter ‘till. I’m tired!

Dale:  There she is.

Ella:  What the…

Dale:  She’s early. OK. Hey. You got her?

Evil Beren: Uh…Do you have my money?

Dale:  Right here. Right here.

Evil Beren: And my plane ticket?

Dale:  Yeah. It’s in here.

Evil Beren: Alright.

Dale:  Alright.

Evil Beren: Alright.

Dale:  Let’s do this right. Let’s do it.

Evil Beren: Wait. On three.

Dale:  On three. One. Three! What a second! Get over here! You’re under arrest.

Ella:  Are you OK?

Dale:  Alright young lady, you’re under arrest. Let’s go.

Jason:  I love that the weather is warming up. We get to come out here for these, like, midnight strolls.

Devan:  I know.

Jason:  Wait, is that…Is that Beren? Being arrested?

Devan:  What!?

Jason:  By Dale and Ella?

Devan:  What!?

Jason:  Dale! What’s going on?

Dale:  Official police business!

Jason:  But it’s Beren!

Dale:  No. No it’s not! Police business!

Devan:  That’s Beren. That…

Jason:  But it’s…But…But…But there’s two!

 

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Discussion

One tricky thing about telling time in English is if someone says “12 o’clock” it could mean noon or midnight. As Dale and Ella found out, that’s a big difference! They waited for Beren for almost 12 hours before she showed up.

When she came, Dale tricked her not counting to three when they planned to exchange her twin for her demands. Then he arrested her.

Meanwhile, Jason and Devan happened to be out enjoying the night on a walk. They’re extremely confused when they find Dale and Ella arresting Beren and then see that Beren has a twin!

 

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kiqdolfy

Indonesia

the video is so funny!! great!

12:20 PM May 24 2009 |

behranborj

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi . u r very fine

10:17 AM May 24 2009 |

ciberd7

ciberd7

Brazil

It´s like English Baby Extreme, Dale and Ella had to wait till midnight to manage to arrest Evil Beren, if they knew the right time, they probably wouldn´t be tired.

02:07 PM May 23 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

What can I say…Pure comedy! hahaha :D

01:49 PM May 21 2009 |

racingvargas

Dominican Republic

the video is soo funy, and the dialog is great.

07:19 PM May 20 2009 |

Rezon 邬

Rezon 邬

China

I don’t know what should I say,maybe a word: funny.haha

05:38 AM May 20 2009 |

Loren Liu

Loren Liu

China

how can i see the video ,just through my listening ,i can't understand exactly, especially in the end .who will explain for me? :)

03:41 AM May 20 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

Evil Beren doesnt seem too smart…it was so much easy catching her…anyways, Beren is ok now it what really matters…rs

09:19 PM May 19 2009 |

grado

China

can't watch the video either,  youtube is blocked in china,  i really want to watch the video, can adiministrator offer another link besides youtube? because youtube is blocked in china, but all the chinese here want to watch the video, can the administrator on ebaby help us ???? thanks a lot ahead

03:38 PM May 19 2009 |

AEU-FREEDOM

Japan

Im so laughing when understand they are mistake!

English is hard to understand a time's define.

03:35 PM May 19 2009 |

freewilly87

Germany

Pretty funny video especially the dark sound at the end !

03:09 PM May 19 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

Any crime that might happened would undergo further investigation and those person/people made those crime would punishable by law.

02:34 PM May 19 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

Beren will be arrested soon by the policemen.

 

02:31 PM May 19 2009 |

pizzachuwave

Thailand

really?
thailand used to block youtube once
i know how you feel
..such a tough time for youtuber
– -“

12:44 PM May 19 2009 |

nil_fm

nil_fm

Turkey

tüühhh, beren wont come to istanbul..;)

12:18 PM May 19 2009 |

sofree

sofree

China

All the Chinese can't watch the video, because it's linked to YouTube, it's blocked in China, remember?

12:09 PM May 19 2009 |

Radiowagner

Brazil

This was an interesting class, fanny and confused. Who didn't watch the video and can watch other time, is good.

11:52 AM May 19 2009 |

mukashi

mukashi

Myanmar

Funny movie. Is anyone happy while arresting?

10:40 AM May 19 2009 |

Loren Liu

Loren Liu

China

i can't watch the video too !help!

09:57 AM May 19 2009 |

Christoph07

Germany

Very entertaining…congratulation for getting Jason at payroll.

09:51 AM May 19 2009 |

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