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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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avon v. sajo


whoa!it was really funny,you would think that jason was just kidding but he really mean it.a ring would be the best proof of his love to devan…that was great!

07:44 AM Oct 07 2011 |




it’s nice. 

07:41 AM Oct 07 2011 |



United Arab Emirates

great video…jason slippedout his feeling ,prapossal nicely.i loved it.I think after listing her opinion about him(when she telling with mother),he got confidence to prapose…he simly told its slipped out,,,i believe..

07:00 AM Oct 07 2011 |



How romantic he propose to marry him. So suprised and say Yes!  ~ T.T

03:43 AM Oct 07 2011 |



oh man, this topic made me remember about some embarrassing moments of my life…..

03:20 AM Oct 07 2011 |



United States

This is a great video sequence.

I’ve let a lot of things slip out. I sort of started to make a habbit of letting things slip out on a regular basis. I’d like to undo that habbit now laughing. Sometimes it seems it’s hard not to say what I’m thinking.

02:52 AM Oct 07 2011 |




i like it so romantic <3

12:55 AM Oct 07 2011 |




<3 Embarassed

12:54 AM Oct 07 2011 |




I am glad for Devan ,she deserves  a good guy , someone  who  will not break her heart.

12:51 AM Oct 07 2011 |




12:50 AM Oct 07 2011 |


qq_babySuper Member!


Very ramantic! <3

12:32 AM Oct 07 2011 |

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