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Matchmaker
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Matchmaker
媒人

Infinitive Verbs

Date: Dec 02 2011

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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We all want our friends to be happy. So it can be tempting to try to set them up on dates, especially when we think we’ve found their soul mate.

But matchmaking is a tricky business. Your friends might get annoyed with you if you meddle too much in their personal lives. Plus, love is mysterious. Two people who you’d think would make the perfect pair could end up hating each other.

But that doesn’t stop Amy from trying to set up her friends. Hear her tell Marni about her biggest matchmaking success ever.

我们都希望我们的朋友幸福。所以我们会自然而然地想给他们安排约会,特别是当我们认为我们已经找到他们的精神伴侣时。
但是,做媒需要一定的技巧。如果你过于干涉朋友的个人生活,他们可能会生你的气。而且,爱情神秘难测。你认为本应是天生一对的两个人可能最后成为仇敌。
但是这也无法阻止艾米为她的朋友做媒。请听她如何向玛尼讲述她迄今为止最成功的一次说媒。

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Marni

Marni

Amy

Amy

Marni:  Have you ever been a matchmaker for some of your friends or people you know?

Amy:  I actually have an amazing matchmaking story.

Marni:  Really?

Amy:  I do, yes.

Marni:  Do tell.

Amy:  Well, my best friend met my husband’s really good friend when she was up here visiting me.

Marni:  For your wedding?

Amy:  It was before my wedding.

Marni:  OK.

Amy:  They ended up falling in love, and my husband’s friend ended up moving actually to the city where my best friend lives.

Marni:  Wow.

Amy:  And they’re living together now, and when we recently got married, they were both in the wedding. So it’s a pretty perfect story. But now I’m so invested in their relationship. I really want them to just get married and have babies.

Marni:  Sure. So wow, did you just use intuition to know, or did they just kind of figure it out? I mean, how did you know they would hit it off?

Amy:  I think that just kind of worked out. But now I’m definitely really interested in matchmaking. Like, I really want to set more of my friends up, because it’s so exciting when your friends start dating, because then you can hang out together, couple friends.

Marni:  Right. Well, having in the past been set up on a blind date, I can tell you that it can also go awry and not work out really well when your friends think they have this great friend, and you’ll totally hit it off. But, you know, in the case of your friends, obviously it worked out. So I think it’s possible.

 

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Amy tells Marni about her greatest matchmaking success ever. She set her best friend up with one of her husband’s best friends. The two fell in love and are still together. Amy is now very invested in their relationship. She hopes they will get married one day.

After her first big matchmaking success, Amy now wants to set up more of her friends. She likes it when two people in her life get together, because then everyone can hang out as one big group. But Marni reminds her that matchmaking can also go awry. Blind dates don’t always end in true love.

Have you ever been set up by a friend? Did it work out? Have you ever been a matchmaker?

 

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lizaolamaribel@yahoo.comSuper Member!

United States

I wouldn’t want to be a matchmaker because if it did not work out I wouldn’t like to loose a friend.

10:21 AM Mar 26 2018 |

S&W

S&W

China

To be honest,I’m not into matchmaker,Sometimes even feel it was something like gossip.I had never been set up by this.I believe an old saying that marriage comes to destiny. Try to imagine,if your friend is obsessed into this,too warm ,which would bring pressure on you.That’s not good

04:18 AM Jul 20 2014 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

Hmmm…
I was a Matchmaker in my last school days & college days haha…

It wasn’t havin a bad intention though…
It was just cuz I always tried to make others happy…
& I also wanted to be a famous student… (but not cuz of my studies…) ;)
I set up alot of my friends’ stories…
Some of them wished well for me later… :)
& some later cursed me badly… :(

One word for My Dear Mi Nguyen… & hasnmohmad…
It’s not necessary that if you find then you’ll get love…
Sometimes you get true love when you don’t find…
But still… Just keep lookin around you…
Not by your eyes… but by your heart… ;)
Wish all the best to you both…
May you get one soon & be happy with that one…

05:05 AM May 11 2012 |

Mi Nguyen

Mi Nguyen

Viet Nam

I’m on my way to find my soul mate. Have been in a relationship twice so far, seriously, and both of them failed though. Anybody knows where I should find one for me? I’m thristing for love =))

04:41 AM Jan 19 2012 |

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hasnmohmad

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

where my soulmate ? where is  who lives in my heart :)

10:43 PM Dec 12 2011 |

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kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan


I don’t think being a matchmaker is a bad thing, especially when you mean well and try to help people. I don’t remember I have officially been a matchmaker before, but on occasion, when I see a good guy or a good girl, I wouldn’t hesitate to introduce them to nice people. After all, people have the right to pursue happiness. However, this matchmaker thing can sometimes go awry. When that happens, be civil and respect each other. This is really up to the couple themselves to figure things out and not to blame others. It is the basic civil manner anyone should know when they’re first engaged in this matchmaker thing and do not blame the generous and caring friend for the risk they were willing to take at the first place. Of course, nowadays, we have so-called professional matchmaker agency. Their job is to basically satisfy the clients’ need. With this kind of matchmaker, we have to pay. Another matchmaker thing is commonly found on the online dating. For this, depending on people, some people are willing to give it a try while others are very suspicious about it. All in all, people have the right to pursue the happiness and there is always the chance they are willing to take.Cool

04:24 AM Dec 07 2011 |

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Kanani

Kanani

Hong Kong

WHAT A PITY!

12:57 PM Dec 06 2011 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Matchmaking Oh Please!!! …I don’t want to be grateful to anyone at all for allowing me to meet a girlfriend. I just want to stumble upon my soul mate .I would want it to be something unscripted and fated. Whatever happens to the time when people use to hit it off as a result of an eye contact or a mutual smile? Now we have all these online Love gurus claiming they can match you with someone within 48 hours. I hate blind dates and set ups they are as phony as a china doll.

03:37 PM Dec 05 2011 |

wissam2011

Sudan

I haven’t matchmaking story, but I think if there is any problem between the couple in the future will be the reason you hahaha

06:27 PM Dec 04 2011 |

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sara16

sara16

Morocco

waw actually ,  have never been a matchmaker , actually it’s a little bit weird , but at the end is a good thing specially if u help someone to finh his or her soulmate , waw i really want that :p

05:41 PM Dec 04 2011 |

Ryan2000

China

I never have been a matchmaker .It’s wearied,u know ,only old women like do this in my hometwon.it’s sweet that people know each other  by coincidence and fall in love.the all things we should is not disturbing !!!GOD IS THERE!

04:38 PM Dec 04 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

I’m not interesting with matchmaker. I like find someone with myself. because it’s challenge more than.

03:54 AM Dec 04 2011 |

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refaah

refaah

Pakistan

well, I am not really interested in matchmaking but its good to see people getting closer specially when they are your best friends. [ i have one best friend. ]


I am single and I kinda found out that my best friend wanted to do the same to me as in the above lesson.  but haha she told me about it asked me if it’s wrong or … so I didnt let her go on cause i am not ready for any relation FOR NOW


hmm, I love my best_friend.

06:52 PM Dec 03 2011 |

lishaohua22

China

i don’t want to be a matchmaker ,i think it is a embarrassed that the two people are broken in the  end . so ,i must be sorry to them !!!

01:00 PM Dec 03 2011 |

1 person likes this

FUN777

FUN777

Egypt

Well, i think being a matchmaker is a great thing when it ends up in a true love story, but if it doesn’t work out i think it would be so embarrassed situation for me, so in general i’d not prefer to be a matchmaker unless it happens by coincidence.

12:29 PM Dec 03 2011 |

goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Being a matchmaker specially about your friends put a heavy burden on your shoulders,and since this much of responsibility makes me nervous I prefer to eschew from being one because if their relationship goes awry they both may consider you guiltySurprised

10:02 AM Dec 03 2011 |

Meggie Liu

China

I never wanna be a matchmaker. I love my friends. when they become couples,that changed.there will a lot of troubles come out. and i don’t want them unhappy.

06:28 AM Dec 03 2011 |

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Rachaeita

Bangladesh

I don’t wanna be a matchmaker, cause, If someone’s blind date will go awry, I would feel guilty for setting up them.

04:12 AM Dec 03 2011 |

1 person likes this

Kabeer Jan

Kabeer Jan

Pakistan

Still nothing, but i want to play a role in  matchmaking, with soul mate, i will say always warm welcome to help others

03:47 AM Dec 03 2011 |

1 person likes this

nelson27

nelson27

Colombia

well, i haven’t but if i can  help one of my friends to find his soul mate ,i won’t hesitate in helping to him

01:45 AM Dec 03 2011 |

1 person likes this

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