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On the Edge of One's Seat
On the Edge of One's Seat English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘on the edge of one’s seat’

Date: Feb 13 2018

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Articles, Quantifiers, and Determiners


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Have you ever been so excited about something that you literally can’t sit down? Do scary movies make you and your friends so anxious that you just can’t bear to watch? And you curl up in a tiny ball on the couch, watching the movie through your fingers. Your friends are all on the edge of their seats waiting to find out who the killer is. They are so curious, they can hardly stand it!

When you are on the edge of your seat, this means that you are very excited about something. You might be on the edge of your seat while your Mom is baking her famous chocolate cake. You just can’t wait to have a couple pieces! You might be on the edge of your seat waiting for that cute girl to call. You are ready and waiting!

Andy and Kelsey are very excited to watch their film. Nestor can tell they are on the edge of their seats. Will they be disappointed in the movie? Watch and find out!

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Nestor:  OK. So, this is just a few takes from a few scenes. It’s not edited together, so…


Nestor:  OK. I mean, it’s a just a few scenes, so don’t get too excited.

Kelsey:  This is so exciting!

Nestor:  It’s literally just two scenes.

Kelsey:  I’ve been looking forward to this for so long!

Andy_H:  Right!

Nestor:  They aren’t even complete scenes. They’re just pieces of two…

Kelsey:  I mean, at first, I was super anxious about seeing myself on the screen, but now I’m super curious to see the film!

Nestor:  OK, it’s not the film. It’s just tiny pieces…

Andy_H:  Did you keep my improv. I hope you kept my improv. You kept my improv in there, right?

Kelsey:  What about my song?

Andy_H:   And what about the end?

Nestor:  OK, I can tell that everyone’s on the edge of their seats, so….

Andy_H:  I mean, I’m really excited… I don’t know if I’m on-the-edge-of-my-seat excited, but… I think we did great, and you were great, and I think it’s going to be great.

Nestor:  OK. Let’s just watch the scenes.

Kelsey:  Are you OK, Andy?

Andy_H:  Yeah, I mean… maybe. I’m just really excited… a little nervous! But, you know…

Nestor:  OK. Here we go.


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Nestor lets Andy and Kelsey know that they are about to watch a few takes from a few scenes. Andy and Kelsey are really super excited. Nestor tells them not to get too excited because it’s literally just two scenes.

Kelsey tells them she is excited and nervous. Andy thinks everyone did great. He hopes Nestor kept his improv. Kelsey hopes he kept her song. Nestor can tell everyone is on the edge of their seat. Andy says he isn’t that excited, then he falls out of his chair. As usual, Nestor isn’t amused.



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I was on the edge of my seat when I was sitting on the toilet waiting for the end of the time.

02:20 PM Mar 22 2018 |

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