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Stakeout

Stakeout English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 17 2009

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Simple Past Tense

簡介

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.

Remember when Mason and Marni met their new friends Dale and Ella? That was a fun night. But wasn’t it weird how Dale kept asking about crimes and drugs?

And did you notice how, when Ella met Jason and Devan, she patted them down on the arms?

Have you figured out what’s going on? Dale and Ella are undercover police officers! They’ve come to save Beren, who is still being held captive by her evil twin in the basement.

Watch as they sit outside Beren’s building on stakeout, waiting to follow her.

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

Ella

Ella

Dale

Dale

Ella:  Man, headquarters is gonna love what we got.

Dale:  I know. I know. Don’t you enjoy stakeouts?

Ella:  Best part is the coffee.

Dale:  Twenty hours. Twenty hours…You know what? I gotta say that you did a great job last night.

Ella:  It was all you. They have no idea.

Dale:  I don’t think…Do you think that they know that we’re cops?

Ella:  No. Come on. We could take up acting. We should.

Dale:  I think I’m a pretty good actor.

Ella:  Seriously.

Dale:  I wonder if Hollywood is hiring?

Ella:  Yeah. And it was so easy to get drunk with them.

Dale:  I know. I think that they were really friendly. I think they want friends. I think they need friends.

Ella:  They need us.

Dale:  They need us.

Ella:  Us.

Dale:  You know, that’s why they were so opening…open to us. I wonder when Beren’s gonna come out? ‘Cause I need to tail this girl.

Ella:  How long have we been on here? I can’t even…

Dale:  Twenty hours. I’ve been counting about twenty hours and thirty-five minutes. Around there.

Ella:  Jeez. So what are you doing tonight?

Dale:  Lots of studying. My file, Mason.

Ella:  What have you got so far?

Dale:  Yeah. Apparently his favorite movie is Ghostbusters. I have to at least be his best friend and remember. Did you ever watch that movie?

Ella:  I’m not really into it. I’m gonna keep us focused. I’m gonna research their blood types.

Dale:  He likes comic books. How old is this guy?

Ella:  What is happening?

Dale:  I don’t know. I don’t want to know…You don’t want to know what’s in this file. Lots to do. Lots to learn. Got lots to do tonight.

 

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討論

Since Dale and Ella are cops investigating Beren’s kidnapping, they sit outside of her building waiting for her to walk out. They’ve been there for 20 hours but they don’t mind because they have coffee.

They get to talking about how they’ve tricked Mason and Marni into being their friends. Dale even has a file about Mason that tells him what his favorite movie is and other ways to be his friend. Both agree they’ve been doing a good job of acting and that Mason and Marni have no idea that they’re cops.

Have you ever had to fool someone or pretend to be someone else? How did it go?

 

意見

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boonse

India

wat is evil twin

04:52 PM Oct 23 2009 |

_enigma_

_enigma_

Turkey

I am not into stakeouts but if it is needed to wait someone or inevitable duty to being in a stuffy car I would like to drink somethings too but I think that I'm gonna go the closest WC frequently..:))SurprisedLaughing

09:51 PM May 12 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

hmmmmm,

sometimes boring

08:17 AM Apr 29 2009 |

HankHuang

HankHuang

Taiwan

Nice way to meet new friends! I shall try it sometimes.

02:49 PM Apr 10 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

oh,when meet new friends turn out into/////////////////////////////////////-—-00000=--000000--

04:59 AM Apr 10 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

oh,when meet new friends turn out into/////////////////////////////////////-—-00000=--000000--

04:59 AM Apr 10 2009 |

Yingqiu

China

I ever pretended a stranger to talk to my girfriend on line. She was so glad to see there was another guy who wanted to make friends with her. Finally, she knew it was me and never ever tried to develop any relationship online.

04:09 PM Apr 09 2009 |

jasmine17

Pakistan

fasttttt plzz make a little bit sloww w

02:37 PM Apr 06 2009 |

ascandari abdul aziz

Ghana

it was a great experience.

01:17 PM Apr 04 2009 |

Hovhannes

Armenia

excellent,you are so goodCool

01:09 PM Apr 02 2009 |

j .meseguer

Mexico

two cops waiting outside a building tired of waiting,that boringCool

01:58 AM Mar 31 2009 |

e boy

Gambia

hi

10:42 PM Mar 30 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

hmmmm h

yes

03:57 AM Mar 28 2009 |

Hani44

Hani44

Saudi Arabia

Yes yes it's was great lesson for me.

02:15 PM Mar 27 2009 |

aysarcat

Iraq

that's good lesson go head

04:47 PM Mar 26 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

i agreed

08:20 AM Mar 26 2009 |

madopo

Argentina

Fortunately, I have never had to pretend to be someone else. I am not good at acting!! If sometime I had to do it, I think I would do it very well!!!

01:12 AM Mar 26 2009 |

dorinne

Mauritius

great video

08:03 AM Mar 25 2009 |

aldo-emilian10

Peru

actually is a good idea to put videos on the web.. but please.. can you guys put more interesting videos???? thnxs =)

12:36 AM Mar 25 2009 |

ameramin

ameramin

Yemen

Good lesson

08:15 AM Mar 24 2009 |

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