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Bottom Line English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘bottom line’

Date: Apr 10 2018

Themes: Hobbies, Soap Opera, Time

Grammar: Modal Verbs


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There are so many things that you can do with your life. You could be a teacher. You could become a ping-pong champion. You might even want to be a dessert chef. You could even make a list of all the possibilities and try different things. No matter what you do, the bottom line is that you want to do something you enjoy.

When someone tells you the bottom line, they are telling you what they think is most important. The bottom line is the point or the main idea. Sometimes, the bottom line is how much money a company can make. At other times, the bottom line is the conclusion of an argument. It is always the most important idea. So, while you figure out your life, remember the bottom line… happiness is the most important thing.

The bottom line for Andy and Kelsey is to find something special that they enjoy. Find out if they can figure it out in today’s English soap opera.

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Kelsey:  Jordan fell in love with Turkey, or Greece, or wherever. Sheila is on a desert island, and now Dominique’s traveling the world. Meanwhile….

Andy_H:  What?

Kelsey:  I don’t know. I’m here, and my friends are scattered all over the world. The bottom line is that I like to travel, too! I wish I were out there traveling!

Andy_H:  Well, you could travel, too….

Kelsey:  Yeah, but I like it here. And I want to keep working on music!

Andy_H:  Well, half the time, I love it here. But half the time, I want to be somewhere sunny and warm and, well, just different. The bottom line is I think we need to find something fun to do. Let’s make a list.

Kelsey:  Yeah, we need to figure out something special for us.

Andy_H:  Uh-huh.

Kelsey:  Can we play a game?

Andy_H:  Absolutely! Let’s play ping-pong. We can make dessert. You can help me film my blog.

Kelsey:  I’ll play you my new song. It’s super sad and catchy.

Andy_H:  We can make you a video for that after my cooking show!

Kelsey:  That sounds fun!

Andy_H:  That’s it! I think we figured it out! We’ll make cooking shows and music videos. You know who we need?

Kelsey:  Nestor!

Andy_H:  Exactly! He’s gonna love it!

Kelsey:  Maybe…

Andy_H:  Well, the point is we found something fun to do! And he’s going to love it!


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Kelsey is sad because most of her good friends are scattered around the globe. She wishes she could travel, too. But she also wants to figure out how to make money from her music. Andy understands how she feels. Sometimes, he just wants to leave. But he also likes his home. He suggests that the two of them make a list of fun things they could do.

Kelsey thinks the list is a good idea. The bottom line for her is to find something special that they can do without leaving. Andy suggests a game of ping-pong and some tasty dessert. Kelsey would also like his help with her song. Andy thinks they should help each other make videos… in fact, they know the perfect person to help them.

What is the bottom line in your life right now? Do you think the point of life is to have fun?



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I ask myself what is bottom line in my life, I just stay for my son, do everything for him. I think when my duty have success on good mom way. I’ll going to the point of life that I would like to go somewhere for travelling, spend time as my desire to do.

09:19 AM Apr 15 2018 |




i am like Kelsey i would like to travel all over the world and enjoy to the max discover alot of things and invoved in others cultures and well but the bottom line of my life now not matching with what i want because i have alot of oblivation that prevent me to do so , but o know what i want and i will make it one day.

03:25 PM Apr 13 2018 |

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