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Triangulate

Triangulate English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 15 2008

Themes: Party, Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

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

By now we all know that Amanda likes Mason. Hopefully you remember that Devan likes him too. But Amanda and Devan didn’t know they were in competition for him…until now.

Mason is having a little get together at his apartment. Look how tense it is as Amanda and Devan try to make chit chat in the kitchen. And watch what happens when Mason walks in…

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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

Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Devan

Devan

Devan:  Mason’s got a great place, doesn’t he?

Amanda:  Yeah, it’s really cool and there’s this amazing view from the balcony.

Devan:  Yeah, have you seen his bedroom yet?

Amanda:  What?

Devan:  Oh, nothing.

Amanda:  What did you say?

Devan:  Did you notice his new haircut…

Amanda:  Did you say bedroom? Or did you say bathroom? Because I hope you said bathroom. Because there’s no reason for you to have been in his bedroom.

Devan:  Right. No, of course. Of course I’ve never been in his bedroom.

Amanda:  OK. Because his sheets are really soft…

Devan:  What?

Amanda:  His sheets are really soft.

Devan:  Huh? Sheets? His sheets? Oh, you’ve been in his bed.

Amanda:  No. Have you seen his haircut?

Devan:  Yeah it looks…

Mason:  Hey guys.

Devan:  Hey!

Mason:  You two, uh, top her off.

Amanda:  Hey, Mason, what’s going on?

Mason:  Oh not much.

Amanda:  What?

Mason:  Oh, nothing.

Amanda:  I like your hair!

Devan:  I do too! I like your hair too.

Amanda:  I like your face.

 

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Discussion

Devan comments that she likes Mason’s apartment, and Amanda says there’s a nice view from the balcony. Then Devan asks if Amanda has been in Mason’s bedroom. Amanda assumes that since Devan is asking, she’s been in Mason’s bedroom and she gets upset. But it turns out that Devan is bluffing. She hasn’t been in Mason’s bedroom.

Amanda can play that game too. She says that Mason’s sheets are soft, even though she later admits that she’s never been in his bed!

Then Mason walks in and gets a beer. Amanda and Devan talk over each other in order to compliment him. It seems like it might make him a little nervous. He misuses the phrase “top her off,” which is something you say when pouring a drink, not grabbing a bottle. As he leaves, Devan sighs, and she and Amanda look at one another and realize they both like the same guy.

Which one do you think will finally get Mason? Amanda or Devan? Have you ever had a crush on the same person as one of your friends?

 

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SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

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06:15 AM Mar 19 2013 |

winter_sonata_nw

Egypt

the game is more exciting than the finding out of loving the same person.

12:28 PM Dec 10 2011 |

peachmuse

peachmuse

Thailand

well, love always make a competition between friends

hahaha

01:26 AM Mar 27 2011 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

love is blind

10:00 AM Jun 27 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

I dont have any idea about love triangle

04:32 PM Apr 16 2010 |

Gentleman985

Turkey

   Devan and Amanda like Mason more. This is obvious known. They have to talk this case each other clearly well… Mason must a desicion as soon as possible about them…

11:27 PM Dec 23 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

nice and funny lesson

every gays is happy when two  nice girls is a crash with him. It's coolCool

12:39 PM Dec 18 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

two girls & one boy :)
nice feeling for gays

12:30 PM Dec 18 2008 |

rayson

rayson

China

Embarassed real love triangle
      but i don't which one did mason like. we all know amanda and devan both like him. and the bluffing is so outstanding. haha, and you can saw the face of thems. so embarrassed.then from now on .. each of them know. a love triangle has be build. so. i want to know. how is mason. did he know. and what will he do if he know the situation.

10:54 PM Dec 01 2008 |

ronad

China

I think is not the toughest time for the three pepole . In some realities and episodes. It is kind of like that : A like B ,  But B liked C and  didn't  like A.   However , C didn't Like B. 

It is easy for them to escape from the triangle love ,Once manson has done his choice .   . Wish not much hurt done to any of Amanda and Devan

I suppose Amanda will won the game . For amanda is tricky  than Devan.

 

07:59 PM Nov 13 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

ahhaahahahhaa

i think this is a silly thing

i think both of them are so stupid they have to think about it . they do not have to fight for him

11:35 PM Aug 03 2008 |

mwedzi

United States

I'm tutoring English and I use this soap opera for my student.  I LOVE these, this mess is hilarious!  The over-acting is great, what with the extreme and unrealistic behavior.  It's so funny.  Comedy meets Drama, Comedy knocks Drama out, Comedy wins!

06:43 PM Jun 24 2008 |

artistbuon

artistbuon

Viet Nam

the story will go on interesting….......Laughing

08:04 PM Jun 18 2008 |

englishforfun

Indonesia

this kinda funny..
both of them were fighting for the same guy they love..
the acting not the best but good enough

12:59 AM Jun 15 2008 |

Mickey123

Mickey123

United States

  In this kind of situation is really funny.. Amanda is a kind of an American type of  girl. When Devan and Amanda were fighting over Mason's attention it was totally amusing me to laugh.. especially when Amanda saids " I like you face" ... It seems like an competition.. Two gals were fighting against each other in order to get a guy's heart.. I am very admire Amanda's courage .. Her enthusiasm impresses me. I hope I would have a strong courage as her.. Also I was impressed by her English … I wish I could speak English like her.

09:55 PM Apr 02 2008 |

susihayati

susihayati

Indonesia

it appeared to me it was mason's trick to gather the girls in his appartment, he likes being surrounded by them who like him….and amused by their conversation over him…

06:07 AM Feb 08 2008 |

noushad k

noushad k

India

oh its god

04:56 AM Jan 21 2008 |

azeez81

Sudan

owo that is mad girl

 

04:03 AM Jan 21 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Two girls for him! Masson is the man!! hehe

02:51 AM Jan 21 2008 |

williamfly

williamfly

China

Triangulate is romantic , but for me ,I prefer that my lover like me only!

That's a interesting story, looking forward the end!

07:34 PM Jan 20 2008 |

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