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Go Off the Deep End
Go Off the Deep End English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘Go Off the Deep End’

Date: Jan 12 2016

Themes: Fashion, Friend, Hobbies, Soap Opera, Travel

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Have you ever wanted to change your life? Maybe, you wanted to wear a new style of clothing or change your hair to a different color. Perhaps, you wanted to get more exercise, so you began playing a new sport. For some people, changes like this can be drastic. You might decide that taking risks can make you feel more alive. This might be true, but your friends may think that you’re going off the deep end.

When a person goes off the deep end, they choose to do things without thinking about the results. For example, going skydiving or taking a fire walking class might sound like fun, but these activities can also be dangerous. It is important to think about the risks of these things before you do them. If you take too many risks and make too many drastic changes, your friends and family will begin to worry.

Marni and Jessica are worried about Gary. Has he gone off the deep end? Find out in today’s English lesson.

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Jessica:  Have you noticed anything unusual about Gary lately?

Marni:  Only that he seems to be going off the deep end!

Jessica:  Oh, good. It’s not just me.

Marni:  No. Definitely not.

Jessica:  Yesterday, I overheard him say that he’s thinking about getting a mohawk.

Marni:  What? He told me that he is signing up for a fire walking course.

Jessica:  I overheard him mention the word “skydiving” when he was on the phone with someone this morning.

Marni:  Well, according to Brian, Gary asked him if he wanted to go to the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain next year.

Jessica:  What is going on? Why is he acting like this?

Marni:  Rumor has it that when he learned Sara wasn’t interested, he decided to do something drastic.

Jessica:  But why?

Marni:  I don’t know. I guess that he feels like taking risks makes him feel more alive. And possibly braver, too?

Jessica:  I guess I can understand that. But I still think he’s gone off the deep end.

Marni:  Seriously. A mohawk?


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Gary has been making some drastic changes in his life, and his friends have noticed. Jessica and Marni begin to talk about some of the strange things they have overheard. Gary is planning to get a mohawk hairstyle and go skydiving according to Jessica. Marni shares the rumors that she has heard. She says that Gary is going to practice fire walking and travel to Spain.

Jessica is a little worried about Gary, and she asks Marni why he might be doing these things. Although Marni doesn’t know the answer, she can guess. She thinks that Gary feels better when he is taking risks. It might make him feel braver than he felt in the past. That could be true, but his friends still think that he’s gone off the deep end.

Did you ever go off the deep end? Did you take any risks in order to feel braver?



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 I never went off the deep end n i always cautious about this precious life..but in order to feel braver one does not need  to take risk but need to use our  socalled mind that differes us from the other creatures.so  I rarely took risk in my life to feel braver..thanks!

04:32 PM Feb 07 2016 |

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I think that sometime we have to take risks and go off the deep end! The life is not fun when we not take risks. 

12:29 AM Jan 14 2016 |

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This is a great lesson!

11:20 PM Jan 12 2016 |




I think it’s good to do something new! Pushing the limits…anyway

But know well what you want to do…don’t be jerk!!

06:35 PM Jan 12 2016 |


United States

When I was young , I had gone off the deep end many things in my life . Now , I am getting older , I don’t want many dramatics  in my life anymore . I like quiet , peaceful and simple life . 

04:36 PM Jan 12 2016 |

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United States

I whitsh people would go off with people.

02:49 PM Jan 12 2016 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Vaghean mikhain man chikar konam?

10:23 AM Jan 12 2016 |

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I wish I could go off the deep end !!!
If someone takes risk to change their life or achieving goal , it’s better to be like rat . An other word they should be brave to success no matter what sort of overhear talking about that !
It’s possible to be a person who does a drastic action .

03:08 AM Jan 12 2016 |

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