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Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 29 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

介绍

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Ever since they got together, Mason and Amanda have been having a lot of fun together. And everyone knows they were meant to be together.

But like a lot of couples, the power of the attraction that brought them together can be explosive as well. Mason and Amanda are at a pizza place and can’t decide on a pizza that they can share. So tensions are high when a sensitive topic comes up…

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Dialog

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2. 学习 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  I think after all this time we can decide on an entire shared topping kind of pizza.

Amanda:  OK. I trust you.

Mason:  We’re not like strangers who need to, you know, get different toppings…

Amanda:  How was your day? What did you do?

Mason:  It was good, I heard from Devan earlier, so, uh, that was cool. We talked. Kind of cleared the air a little bit.

Amanda:  Uh, what was that?

Mason:  Devan gave me a call.

Amanda:  Girl Devan, or boy Devan?

Mason:  C’mon, you know Devan. Devan Devan. I felt bad, you know I felt bad about the whole thing…

Amanda:  Did she call you or did you call her?

Mason:  She gave me a buzz. I felt weird calling her, so I’m glad she took the initiative. Why? Is there, like, a problem?

Amanda:  No. That’s fine. So what were we going to order?

Mason:  Are you seriously shaking this off right now? What’s going on?

Amanda:  I just, I don’t know, if you know that somebody likes you and we’re in this committed thing, why would you take her call?

Mason:  ‘Cause I wanted to see what she had to say and she was totally trying to make things cool again.

Amanda:  I think that’s what voicemail’s for.

Mason:  Oh, c’mon.

Amanda:  Like answer, ignore. Ignore.

Mason:  Devan and I are friends, right. I’m not just going to ignore what was going on.

Amanda:  I guess I don’t want to be high maintenance, but how do you think…

Mason:  Well, I think you are being a little high maintenance in all honesty.

Amanda:  If I were Devan, I might think that I made some hedgeway. Is that a word?

Mason:  Oh, get over it. I can’t even believe that you’re not over this. Like, you won. Let it go.

Amanda:  I kinda feel like calling Jason right now. I wonder what he’s doing.

Mason:  Fine. Do it. I don’t even care. You know what?

Amanda:  He doesn’t have to ask me what kind of pizza I like because he knows…

Mason:  I’ll call him.

Amanda:  ...because he can read my mind.

 

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讨论

In order to stop talking about what pizza they’re going to order, Amanda asks Mason what he did that day. She’s not very pleased with the answer.

Mason talked on the phone with Devan. Jason had suggested that Mason give her a call because she’s been having a hard time. But it sounds like she called him. Good for her. They had a good conversation, and finally talked about how she liked him a lot but lost him to Amanda.

It was a healthy conversation that needed to happen, but Amanda is jealous. She says she can’t understand why Mason would even answer the phone. Mason gets upset that she’s upset, and the fight snowballs. Amanda wants to do something mean so says she might call Jason. Mason gets up and leaves.

Do you think Amanda is being unreasonable? Have you ever had a fight with your partner?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I try to tay away form Troulble

09:53 AM May 06 2015 |

kiranjyo

kiranjyo

India

Amanda likes Mason and she don't want to loose him.

12:26 AM Nov 23 2010 |

nooriparadise

Pakistan

CryLaughingSealedMoney mouth

08:44 AM Oct 19 2010 |

1 person likes this

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

jealous mean love

06:41 AM Oct 19 2010 |

1 person likes this

Harry_Lime

Harry_Lime

Brazil

Lots of women are like that. I know this becouse it's already happened to me several times. That's an eternal men's doom. Just kiddin'...but it's true.

12:50 PM Aug 15 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yep! amanda is absolutely jealous, so i point out that amanda is unreasonable definitely! ever since i do not a life partner,so i can not figure out what will happen when some sensitive topics come up, but i believe that it will not explose,we can deal with it harmony, i am sure i can do it.

when i seek for my life partner ,i will take it seriously,i can handle it for duty,cus it is the one i have to be with in the left time span,the one i have to be reponsible to with my shoulders!

05:14 PM May 13 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yes

 

05:04 PM May 13 2010 |

undersit

Taiwan

What is " hedgeway?" What does that mean?

04:59 PM Mar 01 2009 |

1 person likes this

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

where is love is been jealous too

09:22 AM Dec 30 2008 |

1 person likes this

rayson

rayson

China

hehe … just remember love is selfish and everyone would be mean when something happend but they really don't want to see it… so the jealous behavious what amanda had down is justifiably… not a big deal..that's right… 

07:39 PM Dec 03 2008 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

I think when people are in love, it’s easy for they to get jealous no matter under what kinds of situations. :P

11:00 PM Nov 08 2008 |

情定今生シ

China

Money mouth

04:53 PM Oct 06 2008 |

情定今生シ

China

Coolhelly

04:49 PM Oct 06 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

This lesson was amazing! All of women are jealous. Amanda has to think about her relationship because everybody has a past, ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend and it is not a razon to be jealous. Think girl!

05:22 AM Aug 25 2008 |

emaya

emaya

United States

Seem like A is jealous M but not. She just try to make sure things clear out before she  really fall in love with him. Which is mean she is not really fall in love yet.Because love is never jealous or envious. If you really love someone you are a high maintenance for your partner because you want him/her happy all the time even though he/she is bad . You just love the way he/she is not because he/she is the same way you wanted to be.Tongue out

08:03 PM Aug 20 2008 |

Avageeketa

Nepal

I like to much this dialog. I want learn english. but i am so weekness english. how to learn? sundar

11:22 PM Jul 15 2008 |

iris20512

iris20512

Taiwan

interesting ~ I like Amanda when she speaks~ she can act, i mean

01:19 AM Jul 07 2008 |

1 person likes this

David86

David86

Hungary

I think, Masion wasn't correct with Amanda. He had to say everything to her.

Masion had to be more regardful. The girl is the most sensitive creature. SmileInnocentLaughing

 

12:08 AM Jun 27 2008 |

susana4u

susana4u

United States

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05:54 PM Jun 23 2008 |

cutelyhan

cutelyhan

Taiwan

ha!I think actually the two people really care of each other.

04:53 AM Jun 23 2008 |

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