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Meet Up English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Jan 07 2014

Themes: Friend, Hobbies, Soap Opera, Time

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives


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You find the perfect coffee shop. It sells amazing coffee and baked goods. If you want to ask your friends to come check it out at the same time, ask them if they want to meet up. Hang out, get together, go out, join up, meet up… it’s all the same. They’re all used for bringing people together.

That said, meet up is mostly used for social events with friends or family. You might meet up with friends to see a movie, or meet up with your sister to buy a birthday present for your mom. You would not, however, meet up with your teacher to talk about your grade in class, or meet up with your dentist to have your teeth cleaned! To meet up is to do something casual and relaxed.

Who does Rafael want to meet up with? You can find out by reading this English lesson.

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Jeff:  Hey! Knock, knock.

Rafael:  Hey, Jeff. What’s going on, man?

Jeff:  Hey, how’s it going?

Rafael:  Not too bad.

Jeff:  I was just coming out for some coffee. I thought I’d stop by and help you guys clean up.

Rafael:  That’s really nice of you.

Jeff:  You’ve got a little action going on here.

Rafael:  Yeah, you know, Lily’s out getting some doughnuts. But she should be back soon, so make yourself at home.

Jeff:  Cool. It was a pretty fun party last night. What happened after I left?

Rafael:  Basically everyone went to bed. Amanda fell asleep on the sofa. She just left a little while ago.

Jeff:  It’s too bad Mason wasn’t here. I think you’d really like him.

Rafael:  Do you guys meet up a lot outside of work?

Jeff:  Not really. Mason and Amanda are married. Marni’s married, too. Pretty much everyone. Lily and I are the only single people in the office, so…

Rafael:  Right.

Jeff:  I don’t know, man. It seems like most of my friends are married. I can’t really get anyone to do anything without like a week’s notice. You know?

Rafael:  I hear you, man. Lily’s totally awesome, and I love hanging out with her, but she’s basically my only friend right now, and I spend a lot of time at home.

Jeff:  Really? What kind of stuff are you into?

Rafael:  There’s yoga.

Jeff:  Yoga. Yeah, Alexis keeps trying to get me to go to yoga. I don’t really know if it’s my thing, though. Anything else?

Rafael:  I like to go indoor rock climbing sometimes.

Jeff:  Oh, cool. Another date I was on, we went and did that.

Rafael:  Oh, you know what? I really love kung fu movies.

Jeff:  No way, man. I love kung fu. Love it.

Rafael:  Dude, there’s this Kung Fu Film Festival coming up.

Jeff:  That’s right.

Rafael:  Do you want to tag along?

Jeff:  I’m down.

Rafael:  That’d be so sweet. I’ll get your number from Lily and I’ll text you.

Jeff:  Yeah, yeah. Let’s definitely meet up.

Lily:  Well hi, Jeff.

Jeff:  What’s up?

Lily:  What are you doing here?

Jeff:  I just stopped by to help clean up. Hey, you know, Rafael? Great roommate you have there. Good guy.

Lily:  He’s pretty cool, right? Well, I guess I’ll see you at work.

Jeff:  See you guys later.

Lily:  Toodles. You’ll have to eat this. There were no doughnuts.


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Jeff has stopped by to help Lily and Rafael clean up after the New Year’s Eve party. He and Rafael chat about Lily’s friends from work. Rafael wants to know if they all meet up a lot to do things together, but Jeff says that because Amanda, Mason and Marni are all married, it doesn’t happen very often.

Rafael admits that because he’s new in town, he doesn’t have any friends except for Lily. Jeff realizes that maybe he and Rafael can hang out, so he asks Rafael what he likes to do. Nothing seems right to Jeff until he hears the words “kung fu.” That’s it! They make plans to see some kung fu movies. Maybe Rafael has a new friend after all.

What do you and your friends do when you meet up? Do you like to meet up in groups, or do you prefer to meet up with one or two people?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

meeting up with my friends sucks! They are too talkative and they always talk about absurd and ridicolus stuffs that i hate. I hate them when they look weird!

I just rather to be on my own

08:26 PM Feb 16 2015 |



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08:24 PM Apr 19 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

this year, i meet someone that i couldn’t believe. she’s perfect. but this is the last year of school that we can be together. because next year we’ll go to a new school for high school.we are both worried about it. but we can not do anything.i wish to be with her in new school…

09:41 AM Mar 13 2014 |




Well. Old High school guys, my home town marketing friends as well as my lovely B.Sc. & M.Sc. classmates and now my friendly coworkers make me to spend plenty time with them. Having lots of friends in various cities also permeates me to meet up with them most of the time when i’m on my way to there. Actually we manage our time to get together and have a lot of fun things as well as flipping through our past wonderful diaries. Indeed, we always go to restaurants, coffee shops, trips and camping out are bunch of our activities when we meet up. 

But these days I really prefer to meet up with my friends from other countries bcz it seems that i will be out of my country forever. 

08:08 PM Jan 11 2014 |

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The times i meet with friends are more fewer after i went to work.The rest time is obvious less than i used in college.So everytime i got chance to meet with friends i got home lately,We always say we want a totally ralex today!!!!

08:24 AM Jan 09 2014 |




a year ago, I was meet up with a group of my friends to chewing Khat (  you can know about Khat tree on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khat ) and talking about every thing; just talking , we was start chewing it at 3 PM and end at 10 PM during all this time we just talking .I had enough . I told myself why would I just live like others in this world .they are doing every thing they have fun ,study and work and I do shit just sitting in a close room in my corner talking for all the day and every day ,I did this for seven years since I was 12 years old until last year ,but I decided to quit chewing khat so I did it and leave all of my friends , I stayed alone for along time thinking about my future and what I’m ganna do to pass through this tough life ,so I turned to study languages and I decided to meet a new friends who don’t chewing Khat I found a very nice guys I meet up with them every weekend to do a funny actions in the street and to have a dinner and then we go back to one of my friend’s house ,we watch a movie there and sleep all of us in that one room. and also here in Ebaby I knew so many  friendly persons ,I’m talking with them on skype they are very nice and I love them all .

01:49 PM Jan 08 2014 |



I could say i am that kind of girl who likes hanging out, meet up with my friends or join up a group… i just enjoy to meet new cultures, new people and to learn something everyday… maybe going out to for a coffee and have a good talk. I don´t enjoy being alone at home the all day.

09:54 PM Jan 07 2014 |




When I was in High School, I was used to meet up with a lot of friends every day! However, when the senior year finished, most of them moved to another city to study and/or work. Nowadays, I enjoy staying at home watching a good movie, talking to new friends on Skype, and having a good time with my family.
But I’m pretty sure that when we have the chance to meet up again, we will! Besides, we have a lot of catching up to do, and I miss them sooooo much! There are no words to describe how much fun we had together… :)

09:01 PM Jan 07 2014 |




In a time where  bonding it is mostly fueled to the use of internet chat rooms ,meeting up with friends , sharing stories, and  a good laugh  ,having eye-contact  at the same time ,it is a pleasure that  none  chat room can  make up for . I prefer to meet up  with as many friends as I can, everyone has an story to share with. ... usually , we split up the tab. 

06:20 PM Jan 07 2014 |

Marcel We

Marcel We


I’m part of a football (soccer) team and we meet up a lot outside of training or matches and I love it. We get along very well with each other and there is a very good atmosphere in the team. We also have a Whatsapp group chat where we chat with each other and share funny pictures and stories. Mostly we meet up at friday’s or saturday’s nights in a bar because then almost everybody has time and our coach also join us sometimes. I have to say that I’ve not always that much time for hanging out with some friends because of school and sports, so it’s cool that most of my friends are also my classmates, in this way I can keep in contact with them during the whole school day. 

04:18 PM Jan 07 2014 |




I’s supper cool meet up friends. I’, used to hanging out with frinds almost eery week….

We like going to to the beach and surfing. It’s awesome….

03:02 PM Jan 07 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hanging out with closed friends would be one of the lovely events for me , I used to met up my closed freinds many often … now adays not that much .

12:20 PM Jan 07 2014 |




I usually hang out with my friends at the weekend. We would like to watch a movie, have a dinner or go shopping…sometimes we also do exercise together.

I prefer to meet up with 3 or 4 people. 

I really like the feeling of ging out with my friends. :))

03:23 AM Jan 07 2014 |

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