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Spill the Beans English, baby! Video Lesson
说漏嘴

Contractions and Abbreviations

Date: Sep 06 2011

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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It’s hard to keep a secret. You have to remember not to say anything that might cause people to ask you questions. But once you say the wrong thing and start to tell the secret, there’s no going back: you’ve spilled the beans.

When you spill the beans, you tell a secret. Even if you just tell one person, the secret is likely to get out. Imagine spilling a bunch of beans on the floor and then trying to clean them up. At least one is sure to get away. Secrets are the same way. Once you’ve told the secret, it will not be contained again. It will not be a secret for long.

Mason knows something interesting about one of his friends. Watch as Marni and Ella try to get him to spill the beans.

保守秘密很难。你必须牢记不能说出任何引起别人好奇提问的话。但是,一旦你说错话,开始泄密,便再也无法回头了:你已经说漏嘴了。
你说漏嘴时,也就意味着你在泄密。即使你只告诉了一个人,秘密也很有可能被泄露出去。想象一下,如果将一堆豆子撒在地上,然后再试图捡起来,但最终你还是会至少漏掉一粒。秘密也是一样。一旦你将秘密说出口,便失去了对它的控制,它也就不再是秘密了。
梅森知道他一个朋友的一件趣闻。观看玛尼和艾拉如何尝试让他说漏嘴的。

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Ella

Ella

Marni:  OK, Mason. What’s going on?

Mason:  What do you mean, boss?

Marni:  You keep sighing. You sound like a teenage girl in love.

Mason:  What? Love? I’m not in…Well, I mean, I love Ella, but, you know it’s way too soon for us to be getting married. We haven’t even been on our first date yet, I mean technically.

Marni:  Marriage? What are you talking about? Who’s getting married?

Ella:  Oh my gosh, is someone getting married? Is it me? Is Jeff going to propose? Oh my god.

Mason:  Gross! Gross. OK, I mean, I definitely…no way. I wouldn’t be excited if Jeff was going to propose.

Marni:  OK, so you weren’t talking about Jeff. But you were talking about someone, weren’t you? So, someone’s gonna propose. You have to spill the beans, Mason. Who is it?

Mason:  No!

Marni:  We want to know.

Mason:  I don’t have to spill the beans. I won’t!

Ella:  Oh come on, Mason. You can trust me. Just whisper it in my ear. Marni won’t hear. Just let me know.

Mason:  No! I can’t! I cannot spill the beans.

Ella:  Mason, I thought we had something. I thought you could trust me. Of all people, I thought you would at least tell me your secret.

Mason:  I would tell you if it was anyone else but Jason is my best friend. I can’t spill his…

Marni:  Jason is going to propose to Devan.

Mason:  No! OK…

Ella:  Oh my God! That’s so crazy.

Mason:  No! I take it back. It’s me. Marry me?

Ella:  Yeah. No. You already spilled the beans. Sorry, Mason. We know it’s Jason.

 

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Discussion

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Mason is walking around the office in a very good mood. Marni asks him what’s on his mind. He tells her some nonsense about marriage.

Marni realizes that Mason isn’t getting married, but that someone else must be. She tries to get him to spill the beans, but he won’t do it. He says no to Ella too, but then he accidentally mentions that he’s talking about Jason.

Ella and Marni get excited. Mason tries to calm them down by saying he wants to propose to Ella. But they know the truth—Jason is going to ask Devan to marry him!

Are you good at keeping secrets? Have you ever spilled the beans?

 

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blueginger

Viet Nam

I don’t have many secrets so i am not worry about someone spills the beans. We should make the life simple and shareageable. As long as you dont judge people by anyway, their secrets are not meaningful. In my opinion, the person who wants to keep their own secret is the one who doesnt want people to judge them on what’s wrong and what’s right. Just live for yourself as the way you want it. 

03:08 PM Jun 24 2014 |

xuan3806

xuan3806

China

thank you for everyone !!! iam   from  china          iam  can  play  computer games   i  want to  make  some  friend  ..come  on  paly  in  english  boby  .i  wish happy everyone ~~

02:40 PM Mar 23 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

Would I tell a story that basically says how stupid I was?  Nice try – you are surreptitiously getting us to spill the beans, aren’t you? 

10:06 AM Mar 23 2014 |

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DarknessLight

Germany

As far as I remember, I’ve never spilled the beans! cause, you know, telling secrets might cause trouble, both to you and the person who told you the secret. So it’s better to pretend that you know nothing if the topic was brought up :P

07:01 PM Oct 13 2012 |

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orxanre

orxanre

Azerbaijan

Some times I don’t want someone spill the beans with me.  Because it might be serious problem when this secret arise to public by others.


Have proverb: It is not secret if evident more than a man.

12:04 PM Oct 12 2012 |

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朔轩

China

very.I hate when the girl wanna together with me every day but I dont like her.www.ongling.com

03:45 PM Nov 18 2011 |

Bruce_zhou

China

I C ,for someone spill the beans i m definitely hate it,also i hate someone is gossiping and can not keep the secret tell to other person freely,as for me ,i m always keep the secret if someone told me don’t spill the beans forever,i will do that and never spill the beans,let’s image,if someone always like gossiping and spill the beans with other people ,we will don’t believe them also,anything if we don’t want other people knowing,we will don’t tell to the people who like spill the beans,anyway ,we should not spill the beans and tell the secret to other people,whatever the first teller remind us or not. 

12:10 PM Nov 18 2011 |

abang leak

abang leak

Indonesia

i hate when someone i trusted spill my beans ,..

09:15 AM Nov 18 2011 |

nazr

nazr

India

sometimes i really dont understand why people spill the beans!!!!!! secrets are something that’s meant to keep safe within your heart….......and i feel pity for those foolish futile people who spoils or mess up their good relationships coz of this nature of explaining everything to everybody…..........


02:09 PM Nov 09 2011 |

gomezjo

gomezjo

Colombia

An old friend of mine spilled the beans. We did something that any body could know, but she didn’t stay under the pressure. Her best friend knew it and a nightmare started then.

01:17 AM Oct 09 2011 |

thekingsa

thekingsa

Saudi Arabia

hi you are right laprincesse de la vie


 


take care

06:26 AM Oct 06 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

to tell other’s secrets maybe make us in troubles especially if they were bad secrets not good ones like Jason’s secret 



i enjoyed the lesson a lot 


thank you

04:51 AM Oct 06 2011 |

cqzhulei

cqzhulei

China

Oh! that is very good.I like it.Smile

04:33 AM Oct 06 2011 |

Maria del Alba

Spain

I’ve never spilled the beans on purpose but i own up that I sometimes spilled the beans accidentally when I’ve let the cat out of the bag or when i said something withouth realize i’ve made a mistake

03:32 PM Oct 02 2011 |

meng168

China

i  understand.

01:52 PM Sep 30 2011 |

xin7

xin7

Chile

I think it’s important to respect others privacy that’s why I’m good at keeping secrets

11:40 PM Sep 10 2011 |

Zahar.Bana

Zahar.Bana

Iraq

amazing subject 

06:22 PM Sep 10 2011 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

If you know someone’s secret you must keep it by yourself. This is my principle and I haven’t had situations in my life when I had to break it.

07:45 AM Sep 10 2011 |

hamza31

Algeria

hello


yes itis  hard  to keep  a  secret  but  sometime  we   can keep  a  secret.  thanks

09:55 PM Sep 06 2011 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

to be honest,i`m not keen on keeping secretsSealed

09:32 PM Sep 06 2011 |

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