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Make Up One's Mind

Make Up One's Mind English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 31 2010

Themes: Romance

Grammar: You're vs. Your

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Making a wise choice sometimes takes time. Thinking carefully about something can help you make the right decision. But eventually, you have to make up your mind.

When you make up your mind, you make a decision and stick to it. Someone might not like your decision and might ask you to change your mind. But you would have to tell them, “I’m sorry, my mind is made up.”

Ella has been on the fence for a long time about whether she should date Mason or not. Well, Mason is tired of waiting. He has decided to force Ella to make up her mind.

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Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Ella

Ella

Jeff

Jeff

Mason:  Excuse me, Ella? Could you join me in the conference room in a minute for an important meeting? Thank you.

Ella:  Okay.

Mason:  Well, Ella, I think you know why you’re here. It’s…I think it’s about time you made up your mind.

Ella:  About what? I mean, there’s no pending decisions?

Mason:  Well, I think you need to decide that we should be together. I mean…

Ella:  Whoa…

Mason:  It’s been kind of hanging out there, and I think I’ve made my intentions pretty clear what with the fact that I paid your student loans, and…I did that elderly modeling show for the elderly and, you know, I…you know, I massaged your cat for you, and…I feel like I’ve shown that I’m worthy. But yet you haven’t really given me a clear decision, so… You know, I even made friends with Jeff briefly, just so…

Jeff:  Hey! Hey, there she is! Ready to go to this beach party?

Mason:  Business meeting!

Jeff:  I’m sorry. Did I interrupt something?

Mason:  Official business is what you’ve interrupted and Ella, I think you are, you know, compelled, if not legally obligated to stay and finish this important conversation.

Jeff:  What’s this all about, Ella?

Ella:  Ahem, I’m kind of seeing Jeff.

Mason:  Is this… wait… you’re…

Jeff:  Yeah, we’re seeing each other, guy! You didn’t know?

Mason:  Is this true?

Ella:  Gotta go.

 

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Discussion

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Mason asks Ella to join him in the conference room. The other people in the office look surprised because Mason is the janitor—he doesn’t normally call meetings.

Once he and and Ella sit down, Mason says he wants her to make up her mind and finally decide to be with him. He explains that he has done her a lot of favors and waited a long time for her to decide and that he thinks it’s time she made up her mind.

Suddenly, Jeff arrives and interrupts the meeting. He is taking Ella to a beach party and wants to leave. Mason asks her to stay and finish the discussion. Then Ella tells him that she has already made up her mind. She has started dating Jeff.

Mason is surprised, but before he can learn more, Ella grabs Jeff’s hand and leaves. It seems that her mind is made up.

Do you think Mason should try to change Ella’s mind? Is there anything in your life that you need to make up your mind about?

 

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Abai

Abai

Kazakhstan

  I belive he have to try change her mind and he should advance in his career ,then he shouldn't do anything what Ella want. This is my opinion!! 

07:07 AM Aug 22 2010 |

ktpro

Viet Nam

My mind is made up. I will apply a new job

07:51 AM Aug 20 2010 |

lolita_lempicka

Yemen

wow poor Mason hhha i gues he should make a new make  up for his mind & start looking for some1 who worth to live with ..on my own life i consider my self at the begning steps to made some make up minds ..

08:49 AM Aug 19 2010 |

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