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It Just Slipped Out
It Just Slipped Out English, baby! Video Lesson

Engagement English Lesson

Date: Oct 07 2011

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive


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Anyone who is learning a language knows that you’re not always in control of what you say. Sometimes things just don’t come out the way you want them to…or when you want them to.

If there’s something on your mind, it usually finds a way to your lips before too long. It’s hard for people to avoid talking about what they’re feeling, especially around people they care about. When you say something you didn’t mean to say right then, you can say, “It just slipped out.”

Jason has been planning to ask his girlfriend Devan to marry him. He recently missed a very romantic opportunity to propose. See what happens when they’re leaving work one day. You never know what will slip out in casual conversation.


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Jason:  Can I please just use the bathroom on this floor?

Devan:  I think the other girls will know if you do.

Jason:  How will they know?

Devan:  They’ll just know.

Jason:  Come on.

Devan:  Alright. Fine. Make it quick though. Hi, mom. Yeah, sorry I didn’t call you back the other night, I had a girls’ night out. Yeah, It was great. It almost didn’t happen though because I forgot my ID at home, but then Jason, being a total sweetheart, ran all the way across town to bring it to me. I know. Isn’t that so sweet? He ran on foot. Yeah. No honestly, he’s totally amazing. He’s by far the best boyfriend I’ve ever had. I just can’t even imagine my life without him. Yeah, he’s really great. We’re actually about to go home right now though, so can give you call a little later? OK. I love you. Bye. Whoa. How long have you been standing there? I love you.

Jason:  Will you marry me?

Devan:  What? What? Are you serious right now?

Jason:  I am totally serious. I didn’t mean to ask you like this. It just slipped out.

Devan:  How does something like that just slip out?

Jason:  I guess, I’ve been looking for the right time to say it and it just came out accidentally, but I’m totally serious.

Devan:  What? After all these years of dating, this is how you pop the question? This is how you propose to me? No. I want a proper proposal. Get down on your knee.

Jason:  Devan…

Devan:  Yes! Yes, I will!

Jason:  I thought you wanted the proposal.

Devan:  I’m sorry. It just slipped out.


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While Jason is the restroom, Devan gets a call from her mother. She tells her how much she loves Jason. He overhears her, walks out and kisses her. Then he says it, “Will you marry me?”

Both of them are surprised. Jason says he didn’t mean to propose just then. He says it just slipped out. But he has a ring to prove he is serious.

Devan says she wants a traditional proposal. She asks Jason to get on one knee. He does, but she is too excited to let him finish. “Yes,” she says. She will marry him.

Have you ever let something slip out or said something accidentally? How did it go?

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moha al nahdi

Saudi Arabia

i wanna be an actor like jeson only for this vedio lool

04:45 PM Oct 08 2011 |



thank you for the lesson

i love you …...

04:30 PM Oct 08 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

thanks for that romantic lesson , it was really amazing 

12:13 PM Oct 08 2011 |




well, i hope this day will come to me in the future.  best wishes.

10:49 AM Oct 08 2011 |




romantic lesson really..just slipped out

09:49 AM Oct 08 2011 |




Great! I love you both, Devan and Jason. Happy end!

I would like to get an invitation to yours wedding….Kiss


08:38 AM Oct 08 2011 |

farooq ahmed


hahahaha, i find this video very intersting not only learning the pharase “just slipped out” but also the way of making video, i liked it very much,after a long time i came to learn again ebaby

06:44 AM Oct 08 2011 |

Thaíssa Lima



Long time i didn’t come here.Now I’mback to become more fluent :)

11:35 PM Oct 07 2011 |



EmbarassedIt’s great lesson , i learn new word ,i can use it in my life ,i hope when i slipped out to my friends don’t hurt who love me ,so thanks .

09:32 PM Oct 07 2011 |




nice lesson 

09:31 PM Oct 07 2011 |




but for my frist lesson is a little difficult

07:29 PM Oct 07 2011 |

zazi zineb


it is  realy  amasing lesson , thanks to you I get  new words inorder to uses it in my  daily conversation, so thanks again Smile


05:21 PM Oct 07 2011 |




It’s a good news on today!

04:31 PM Oct 07 2011 |




I hope, it was for real! Someone else hope the same? Wink

03:51 PM Oct 07 2011 |

adward SD

adward SD


Hehe,  i suppose this words is practical in my life。 of course it’s not such as romantic time 。

01:02 PM Oct 07 2011 |



amazing lesson~

so not romantic yet so real.

still remember Liam proposed to Anne in 90210, romantic though,it didn’t ork out

12:11 PM Oct 07 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie



perfect lesson

well , for me ,i don’t remember exactly if there  something slipped out 

but each one of us can be in the same situation

maybe it’s sometimes surprising or exiting but on the other hand it can be harmful and causing lots of problems .

thanks for that romantic lesson , it was really amazing 

11:51 AM Oct 07 2011 |



I think someone slipped out just want to let his or her friend feel better,it’s not really what he or she think about,and forgot or regret soon,i remember one embarrassing moment in my life,i want to kiss my first girlfriend ,so i just slipped out, please marry me,actuall,at that time , i m very young and just fresh out of college,never think about marriage,just slipped out.after that , i feel little guiltily for that.

09:47 AM Oct 07 2011 |



Russian Federation


Jason and Devan, you’ve made me smile right now Smile

Wish you were always happy!

09:44 AM Oct 07 2011 |




ı d like to slip out pop the question if ı have my love for who ı cant live without her…...

09:33 AM Oct 07 2011 |

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