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The Switch

The Switch English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 19 2009

Themes: Time

Grammar: Passive Voice

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.

In a hostage situation, the easy part for the criminal is making demands. You saw that last week when Dale and Ella chased Evil Beren into her hideout and she called them on the phone to tell what she wanted to release her twin. The hard part, however, is making the switch, and that’s what today’s episode of the Ebaby! soap opera is about.

Evil Beren told Dale and Ella to meet her at the waterfront at 12. Watch as they arrive a little before noon to wait for her. Will they rescue Beren or will she doublecross them?

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.

Dale

Dale

Ella

Ella

Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Dale:  This is where we’re supposed to meet, right?

Ella:  Yeah. I mean…It’s five ‘till so she should be here any minute.

Dale:  Any minute now.

Ella:  Any minute.

Dale:  Any minute. Where is she? Gosh.

Ella:  Yeah. We’ve been waiting here for a while.

Dale:  What time is it? What time did she tell you?

Ella:  I mean, she said twelve, noon. Noon is twelve.

Dale:  Yeah. That’s right. Well it’s half past right now so…

Ella:  I feel like we’ve been here forever.

Dale:  Gosh.

Ella:  Well, we’re not gonna…We don’t have anything else to do, so…

Dale:  Well, we might as well make sure we don’t miss her

Ella:  Yeah. That sounds good.

Dale:  You know what?

Ella:  What?

Dale:  I think she meant midnight! What time is it?

Ella:  It’s quarter ‘till. I’m tired!

Dale:  There she is.

Ella:  What the…

Dale:  She’s early. OK. Hey. You got her?

Evil Beren: Uh…Do you have my money?

Dale:  Right here. Right here.

Evil Beren: And my plane ticket?

Dale:  Yeah. It’s in here.

Evil Beren: Alright.

Dale:  Alright.

Evil Beren: Alright.

Dale:  Let’s do this right. Let’s do it.

Evil Beren: Wait. On three.

Dale:  On three. One. Three! What a second! Get over here! You’re under arrest.

Ella:  Are you OK?

Dale:  Alright young lady, you’re under arrest. Let’s go.

Jason:  I love that the weather is warming up. We get to come out here for these, like, midnight strolls.

Devan:  I know.

Jason:  Wait, is that…Is that Beren? Being arrested?

Devan:  What!?

Jason:  By Dale and Ella?

Devan:  What!?

Jason:  Dale! What’s going on?

Dale:  Official police business!

Jason:  But it’s Beren!

Dale:  No. No it’s not! Police business!

Devan:  That’s Beren. That…

Jason:  But it’s…But…But…But there’s two!

 

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討論

One tricky thing about telling time in English is if someone says “12 o’clock” it could mean noon or midnight. As Dale and Ella found out, that’s a big difference! They waited for Beren for almost 12 hours before she showed up.

When she came, Dale tricked her not counting to three when they planned to exchange her twin for her demands. Then he arrested her.

Meanwhile, Jason and Devan happened to be out enjoying the night on a walk. They’re extremely confused when they find Dale and Ella arresting Beren and then see that Beren has a twin!

 

意見

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anhhoa

Viet Nam

This website is very useful. I really like it<!-Session data->

09:30 AM Nov 01 2009 |

dreamyou

dreamyou

Taiwan

itis so cool

10:29 AM Aug 26 2009 |

david23br

david23br

Brazil

Funny!! lol

10:20 PM Aug 11 2009 |

crazy quiet

Saudi Arabia

I like it.

we must learn how can speak fast.

Thank you.

03:47 AM Jul 07 2009 |

sammy.lam

China

hi!

everyone,i am sammy.

my english is weak,who can help me to learn?especilly about listion

thanks

02:15 PM Jun 25 2009 |

jabree

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I think switching good movies is good benefit for people who learn an english

09:58 PM Jun 22 2009 |

k_kusuma111

Thailand

The dialouge is fun. Good Job. I think Dale is cool. Laughing

05:03 AM Jun 11 2009 |

anna-z

Egypt

what a nice expression???

 clocked with a clock…....

04:14 PM Jun 09 2009 |

Metdem

Metdem

Turkey

Press to television picture.

11:04 AM Jun 08 2009 |

Collin06

China

i am sorry to excuse but how can i watch the video? i need your help  ~~ pretty thanks

01:49 AM Jun 08 2009 |

ahmdali87

Egypt

welcome: i think it's funny trick

08:23 PM Jun 03 2009 |

Ritahelo

China

I need to read carefully to understand

03:38 AM Jun 02 2009 |

jeremy52120

Taiwan

The video is so funny!

01:52 PM Jun 01 2009 |

levitabris

levitabris

China

Can't see the video. Is it hosted on Youtube? Youtube is not accessible in China mainland for a mouth. :(

02:41 AM May 31 2009 |

Ivana92

Ivana92

Dominican Republic

hehehe, I like it!

02:27 AM May 28 2009 |

fernando2011

Argentina

I think the video is a bit silly

04:02 AM May 27 2009 |

douglasncoutinho

Brazil

hi

my names is douglas couitnho and I live in Brazil.

I liked known a new people to practing my english.Ok!?

10:03 PM May 26 2009 |

Metdem

Metdem

Turkey

HiHow are you ?My name is Metin and I am from Turkey.This movie was beatiful. But The players are speaking very fast. They should speak more slowly.Because, It is very difficult for new learn people.Best regards Metin

06:03 PM May 26 2009 |

yschq

China

Hello,I’m a new member

07:44 AM May 26 2009 |

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