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What Does it Mean? English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 03 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

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What do you do you when you’ve been rejected by someone in your clique? Naturally, you have to hide out for a while.

Jason is hanging out with Beren on the stoop, you know, talking, trying to forget about how Amanda rejected him, when he gets a text. Guess who it’s from?

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Jason

Jason

Beren

Beren

Jason:  Dude, I can’t get Soulja Boy out of my head, which is really weird considering that it’s not even a song that has a melody.

Beren:  There’s no melody. Like, he’s not even singing, really.

Jason:  It’s really weird. Oh, it’s a text from Amanda!

Beren:  Oh really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Beren:  What’s it say?

Jason:  She wants to hang out. She wants to see a movie.

Beren:  Alright. Are you gonna do it?

Jason:  Uh, I think I better not. I think I better just wait until I’m kinda over it. I mean, I’d love to be friends with her, but I just feel like I still like her, she’s dating my friend, it’s probably a bad idea to hang out with her…

Beren:  That’s weird. But it’s also strange that she’d be texting you knowing…I mean, obviously, she knows that you still like her, right?

Jason:  Yeah.

Beren:  So why would she be texting you if she wasn’t interested in something?

Jason:  Well, that’s an even better point because I certainly don’t want to be hanging out with her in that case...

Beren:  You don’t want to get in the mix?

Jason:  I don’t want to deal with any drama, so…

Beren:  Weird. I think you should text her back.

Jason:  Yeah, I’m gonna have to, it’s just a question of what I’m gonna say, you know?

 

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討論

Jason and Beren are talking about music when he gets a text from Amanda. Apparently, Amanda wasn’t joking when she said she was going to call Jason after her and Mason’s fight (and their follow up fight last week). She asked Jason if he wants to see a movie.

Assuming that Amanda wants to just hang out as friends, Jason tells Beren he’d love to be friends with Amanda, but he should probably a while until he’s over her.

But it’s not so clear to Beren that Amanda does just want to be friends with Jason. Amanda knows Jason likes her. Why would she contact him if she hadn’t had a change of heart?

Jason decides that he has to text Amanda back, but he’s not sure what he’ll say. What would you tell her? What do you think she wants?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think he should accept it!


You know,if you love some one you should tell her and if you don’t she may never understand it how ever she loves you too but because of being shy she can’t tell you…any way,I think hearts break with these sentenses that you don’t tell them about it!


09:55 AM Mar 11 2014 |

amam15

amam15

Saudi Arabia

Ammmmm  he would tell her sorry I am busy I can’t hang out with you .
and I think she want to have a sex loooooooooooool …. 

11:19 PM Aug 05 2011 |

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

cute lesson :)

04:02 PM Jan 03 2009 |

rayson

rayson

China

as a friend .. i think jason should go for the engagement….  mistake always happened during the couple…so  as a friend .althouth you like the one between them.. you should help them…coz .it's difficult to get together. so at least…back a text ask some thing…

06:47 AM Dec 04 2008 |

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kotopaksi

kotopaksi

Latvia

I can't understand Amanda, she is weird anyway.. but still, what does Mason do? he doesn't have any negative thoughts about that? his girl writes to ex.boyfriend to go on meeting and he has no opinion? crazy world.

10:28 PM Oct 30 2008 |

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juama

juama

Panama

she wants to have a relasionship with him again

04:16 AM Oct 30 2008 |

1 person likes this

jj kaulitz

jj kaulitz

Germany

jason =wise

11:27 AM Jul 10 2008 |

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jj kaulitz

jj kaulitz

Germany

^ wat i mean with 'over' is they both wanting her and fight each other..sorry if my eng bad

11:26 AM Jul 10 2008 |

jj kaulitz

jj kaulitz

Germany

Amanda ?euhh..she just want to make jason n his friend over her..

11:24 AM Jul 10 2008 |

pardhu

pardhu

India

Can I translate into Chinese Ms terry.tong?

11:16 AM Jul 10 2008 |

bibao

China

frankly ,jason can directly text amanda back,saying that i’m not free now and i am just talking about the music with my friends,
i’ll reach you later.that’s my opinion

03:56 AM Jul 05 2008 |

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smalltingtxt

China

I think maybe it is a common appointment,so jason should not think too much 

03:16 AM Jun 21 2008 |

Duran-198523

China

something like that always happans in a clique!it certainly is also mess-up for us to decide which is picked ,friends or girlfriend? but remember the girl isn't a present for come and go!

10:28 PM Jun 09 2008 |

marco20

Mexico

lol

06:39 PM Jun 08 2008 |

Jeff456

Jeff456

Taiwan

I think this is a dilemma to Jason to text Amanda back.

05:49 AM Jun 08 2008 |

swallow_

swallow_

Ukraine

I like this lesson in spite of a plot is unfascinating.

02:13 PM Jun 07 2008 |

EllaGuo

EllaGuo

Christmas Island

its so wired to hang out with somebody u love ,and its a kinda hurt when she talk about her new bf i think ,so dot do that

02:08 AM Jun 07 2008 |

zheyeshiyiqie

Hong Kong

yes 

07:01 PM Jun 06 2008 |

zhanghong945945

China

take it easy ! life will be more better!

09:17 AM Jun 06 2008 |

zhanghong945945

China

take it easy ! life will be more better!

09:17 AM Jun 06 2008 |

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