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Ella the Mind Reader

Ella the Mind Reader English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 29 2009

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives


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About a month ago, something strange happened to Ella. She had a dream of a glowing green light, and when she woke up, she could hear people’s thoughts!

Being a mind reader would be fun, right? Sometimes, yes, but other times you might hear things you don’t want to hear. Listen in on Mason’s thoughts with Ella and see why they might make her feel a little awkward as he cleans around her desk.

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Mason:  Ella is looking smokin’ hot today! I will totally clean that desk!

Ella:  Wow. Sweet.

Mason:  Oh, hey, Ella. How’s it going?

Ella:  It’s going pretty fabulous. How about you?

Mason:  Yeah. It’s…It’s good. I’ll tidy things up real nice. So, you know, just gonna help tidy up a little bit.

Ella:  Yeah. Thanks.

Mason:  Keep the office nice and…

Ella:  Yeah. I’ve been busy and haven’t had time to clean up around here.

Mason:  ...spick-and-span. You know, maybe I should just get under your feet there. You mind scooting down a little bit?

Ella:  Oh. OK.

Mason:  Thanks. Look at those legs. Those are mighty fine. I bet she exercises, like, twice a day.

Ella:  Oh, no. Oh, no. Stop looking at my legs! Stop looking at my legs!

Mason:  So, how’s it been going?

Ella:  Going good, you know, trying to keep profits going for the company here.

Mason:  Uh huh. Her hair smells nice too.

Ella:  What!? How close is he? I didn’t even shower today.

Mason:  Why is she backing away? I’m trying to be nice and clean. I mean, she doesn’t know what I’m thinking. Or does she?

Ella:  Don’t be awkward. Don’t be awkward. Don’t be too obvious. No. I can do all this myself, actually. Yeah.

Mason:  You sure?

Ella:  Yeah. I don’t mind. It’s OK. No.

Mason:  I like to help out my lady friends. That’s how I roll.

Ella:  But OK, you know.

Mason:  Well, uh, talk to you later.

Ella:  Yeah. Bye.


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Mason walks in to clean the office when he notices that Ella is looking good today. Since she can hear his thoughts, she’s flattered when he thinks that about her. But as he cleans around her desk, he continues think about how attracted to Ella he is, and it begins to make her feel uncomfortable.

Ella backs away from Mason and he wonders if she knows he likes her. If he only knew she could actually read his mind!

What would someone find if they read your mind?



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Viet Nam

Oh, my god forgive to me. If a smokin' hot girl can read my mind I have to pray for forgiveness every day. There is sth scoot inside.

Forgive me. I can not think so far.

04:23 AM Sep 30 2010 |



Hong Kong

I can learn so much words from the vedio which is so closed living.

11:15 AM Jul 26 2010 |


El Salvador

heheheh if i could be a mind reader that would save me a lot of troubles at work! but unfortunately i am not. I dont really think someone could read all your thoughts, and if she/he could, then it might not be accurate all the time.

04:17 PM Jun 20 2010 |



its really funny and good way to laern englishSmile

11:28 PM Apr 28 2010 |




:) so funny    haha

02:48 PM Mar 15 2010 |




read minds! oh !crazy , but sometims the clearer we read the more awkward it would be !  and i don't wanna be konw so much that i would be bored by the stuff.

02:14 PM Jan 22 2010 |




its very funny

07:24 PM Jan 18 2010 |




funny :D

04:16 PM Jan 16 2010 |




i dont want to know everything that people think about me.. Because it sometimes can make me feel sorry..

02:04 PM Jan 16 2010 |




i want to hear what people think about me, hehe

05:04 AM Jan 16 2010 |


United Arab Emirates

Thanks a lot 4 the nice lesson. = )

11:13 PM Jan 11 2010 |



United Arab Emirates

Hi .. here AMR .. I want a friend who would hit it off with me .alos I want to improve my English ..
so who wanna be my friend ??!
add me please


09:16 PM Jan 08 2010 |




07:21 PM Jan 07 2010 |

Svetlana Titarenko

Russian Federation

I think it would be quite difficult to live with such an ability! To hear whtat other people are thinking about is the fate of few people and their lives are not easy.Here we have a lot of examples, take any of great predicters…

11:52 AM Jan 07 2010 |




09:12 AM Jan 06 2010 |




hahaha it a complicated situation! Reeding people's minds it should be fun,but it would be dangerous too…If people are thinking bad things about you,how would you feel? tha's it! how would you deal with this? ;)

07:06 PM Jan 05 2010 |



hi every one I'm qies I looking for a friend to help me to improving my English language Kiss 

08:44 AM Jan 04 2010 |

Fazal karim


hi how r u? my is fazal karim from hunza pakistan. now i working in dubai as a accountant of garment factory. tall me what about you.

07:21 AM Jan 04 2010 |






01:34 AM Jan 03 2010 |




uh,huh…this is Interesting :P

i think,for someone…it's easy to  read others' mind!Have u ever seen Lie to Me?if u do,then u'll agree with me^^

09:22 AM Jan 02 2010 |

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