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The Best of All Worlds
The Best of All Worlds English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Jul 16 2013

Themes: Pets, Romance

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to


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Do you like the city? Maybe you really love the buildings, and all the hustle and bustle. You really enjoy the people, noise, and excitement. You’re torn, though, because there’s a lot you like about the country, too. You enjoy having the chance to go for hikes and enjoy nature, and you’d like to have a garden. Finally, you figure it out. You’ll live in the country, but work in the city. That way you can enjoy both environments. It’s the best of all worlds.

Having the best of all worlds (sometimes called “the best of both worlds”) means getting to enjoy the benefits of two things that might initially seem at odds. It also means getting to enjoy all the positive aspects of a situation, without any of the negative aspects. For example, you might love the sunlight, but dislike being too warm. Sitting in the cool indoors by a big, sunny window might give you the best of all worlds.

Amanda and Mason have been facing a big decision that seems as if it might have no good solution. Find out if they can figure out a way to have the best of all worlds in this English lesson.




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Amanda:  Go get the ball, Baby! Good dog!

Mason:  Baby is so fast.

Amanda:  I know, and she’s so cute. I just love having a dog. Oh!

Mason:  I do, too. It’s so much fun.

Amanda:  I know. And you make a great doggy daddy, too.

Mason:  Thanks. You know, it actually does make me feel proud.

Amanda:  I feel the same way. And I’m really glad to see you happy. Mason, I still feel really terrible about the having a kid thing. I know, I know… but I need to say it. I do want to have a family with you. Just maybe not right now.

Mason:  I know. And I understand. And having Baby is so perfect. It’s like, we have this cute, adorable thing that we get to take care of and play with. It’s some responsibility, yeah, but it’s not like having a baby responsibility. It’s the best of all worlds.

Amanda:  I completely agree. I think it’s pretty good practice, right?

Mason:  Absolutely. We feed Baby, we give her baths…

Amanda:  About that. I don’t really like to bathe dogs. I know it’s a weird thing, but my mom used to make me do that when I was a kid and I didn’t like it. It’s dirty and wet.

Mason:  You know what?

Amanda:  What?

Mason:  I love it.

Amanda:  You do?

Mason:  Yeah, you get ‘em all sudsy, and you get to dress ‘em up like snowmen and stuff. And you know what I hate? Walking the dog in the rain. No good. You get your shoes all soggy, you get wet… it’s terrible.

Amanda:  Guess what? I love walking in the rain. I think it’s actually peaceful. Why don’t we say this: you agree to always bathe Baby, and I will agree to always walk her in the rain.

Mason:  Sounds perfect.

Amanda:  You know why? Because it’s the best of all worlds.

Mason:  I think it is. And hey, you know what? You make a pretty good doggy mommy yourself.

Amanda:  Thank you. Baby! Come here, Baby!


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Amanda and Mason are playing in the park with their new dog, Baby. They had been arguing about whether or not to have a child, but now they’re very happy. Having a dog allows them to be responsible for a cute creature, without all the responsibility of having a baby.

There’s only one problem: Amanda hates giving the dog a bath. Luckily, though, Mason loves it. One more problem: he hates walking the dog in the rain. But Amanda loves that! It seems as if all their problems are really solved… for the time being!

Do you think that getting a dog was a good solution to Mason and Amanda’s baby problem? Do you think that when something seems like the best of all worlds it usually is, or is it impossible for life to be that perfect?



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For them, if it is not the right moment to have a baby, then I agree that it’s a good idea to have a dog. Because that way, they can wait for the time when they will be ready to give the appropriate attention and value to having a child.

09:03 AM Jul 26 2013 |



For them, if it is not the right moment to have a baby, then I agree that it’s a good idea to have a dog. Because that way, they can wait for the time when they will be ready to give the appropriate attention and value to having a child.

09:03 AM Jul 26 2013 |

Arlinrat Aui


I think noone to judgment to seems like the best of all worlds because people had a different their world.

But i know is the best of the world is respect decided in who with you love in whole your life.

Have a good day dear….:D

08:31 AM Jul 17 2013 |



doing what is diffreent

10:54 PM Jul 16 2013 |




having kids are being a great fear of almost everybody because one was taking care of himself, but with kids one finds himself responsable for another person. This results in great pressure.

Be optimistic and look at it from the bright side of the matter.

10:22 PM Jul 16 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

this dialog is bad because having baby and training her/him is different of dog training.

baby needs parent’s feels,caring,loving and so on.

I against this dialog

09:48 PM Jul 16 2013 |



Syrian Arab Republic

maybe in the first it seems the best of the world,but then u discover that it s not that perfect

07:24 PM Jul 16 2013 |

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I think that they have a dog isn’t a solution but maybe they will see  about responsability.but in fact to have a baby is more resposability that have a dog. firs they must to think about it really well. is not the same have a pet that have a human.

03:57 PM Jul 16 2013 |



Have a dog makes you get responsibility, but it is different with a baby.

Babies needs check the diaper, feeding almost everytime …

But, have a dog help to get responsibility.

03:37 PM Jul 16 2013 |




a dog is a good friend but is not like having a baby!

03:28 PM Jul 16 2013 |

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I think this couple should have a kid .the kid can reduce their contradiction.when they have a kid ,they can live a more happy life than live with a dog

03:09 PM Jul 16 2013 |

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I think that getting a dog was a good soltion to Mason and Amanda’s baby problem.

I think it’s possible to have the best of all worlds as long as you are willing to look on the bright sides of your life.


01:45 PM Jul 16 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh,no.dogs can’t be look like baby s!!!they lose big thing!!!when they become old who can care them??that dog??
or see them on Friday s with family?that dog?

11:00 AM Jul 16 2013 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I’m the same idea with ‘em but I don’t really like to give dogs a bath, it’s dirty !

10:26 AM Jul 16 2013 |




I agee with them…it is the best solution their problem in this time…having a dog is the best practice…

06:46 AM Jul 16 2013 |



Syrian Arab Republic

it was a good solution

but they need babies if not now later

06:15 AM Jul 16 2013 |



feeding dog might be better way to take responsibilities before have a baby but you can educate dog preventing his barking which is so annoying .but you cant educate nor prevent the babies not crying which makes me frustrated.i’d rather feeding cat instead of all :P

06:06 AM Jul 16 2013 |

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