Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Joined at the Hip
Joined at the Hip English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English with this BFFs English lesson

Date: Apr 01 2014

Themes: Friend, Soap Opera

Grammar: Future in the Past

簡介

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

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

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

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

When people are close, they know a lot about each other. A person will know what her best friend likes to drink at the coffee shop, what music will be playing in her car, and what color she will pick when offered a flower. Some people can even finish each other’s sentences!

People who are close friends are comfortable standing close to each other, too. If you see two people standing next to each other, the places where their bodies are likely to touch are the shoulders and the hips. That’s why when two people seem to do everything together we say they are joined at the hip. Friends who are joined at the hip are always together. It’s so common that you never expect to see them apart.

Rafael is still new in town, but he and Jeff have been hanging out a lot. Lily jokes that they’re joined at the hip now! Does Jeff like hearing that from her? Read more to find out.

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.

Log in to Listen

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

Lily

Lily

Jeff

Jeff

Lily:  Hi, Jeff.

Jeff:  Hey, what’s up?

Lily:  What’s going on?

Jeff:  Have you seen Rafael?

Lily:  He’s not here right now. He’s at a job interview.

Jeff:  Oh. At that coffee shop, right?

Lily:  No, it’s for an actual yoga studio. It’s so cool. Marni set it up. He was going to go to that coffee shop interview, but then this came up.

Jeff:  Wow. That’s really good for him. That’s like his dream job or something.

Lily:  It totally is. Can I just say? You guys are totally joined at the hip these days.

Jeff:  What are you talking about?

Lily:  You’re spending all this time together. It’s actually really cute!

Jeff:  Look, OK. No guy wants to be told that he’s “cute.”

Lily:  OK, so I guess it’s heartwarming. Is that better?

Jeff:  Yeah, I guess.

Lily:  I think it’s really great that you guys have hit it off so much. Rafael could definitely use some more friends.

Jeff:  He’s a good guy, and we’re both bachelors, so we’re not tied to anyone, anything.

Lily:  You’re like cowboys riding the wide open range.

Jeff:  Yeah, OK.

Lily:  Well, cowboy, I will let your partner know that you were here. And I promise not to tell him about you guys being joined at the hip or anything.

Jeff:  All right. Well, we’ll try to keep from lassoing you with our cowboy lassos.

Lily:  All right. It’s a deal.

Jeff:  Cool.

 

文法重點

Go Super to learn "Future in the Past" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

討論

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Jeff stops by Lily and Rafael’s place to see his friend. Unfortunately, Rafael’s at a job interview. The good news is that he’s interviewing for a job at a yoga studio, and Jeff knows how important that is to Rafael. Instead, he chats with Lily.

Lily teases Jeff that he and Rafael have been joined at the hip lately. She means this as a good thing, but Jeff’s a little embarrassed. Lily says that she thinks it’s cute that her friends are hanging out, but that only makes it worse. Eventually, Jeff leaves, and Lily promises not to tell Rafael what they talked about.

Are you joined at the hip with any of your friends? What do you do together?

 

意見

Log in to Comment

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hey, guys, what’s going on here ? one is inviting friends, one is expressing that is lonely ..:)))))))


I mean, Come on…...

01:26 PM Aug 18 2014 |

divine26

divine26

United States




Hello, I am divine!
How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. Please I went through your profile and i read it and took interest in it, please if you don’t mind i will like you to write me on this ID()hope to hear from you soon, and I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you.
Lots of love
divine!.

08:16 PM Apr 19 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

Yes, with new and advanced technologies, we are able to make and keep connection that otherwise would be difficult or near impossible to maintain.

11:01 AM Apr 19 2014 |

Daggny

Daggny

Ukraine

It’s easier to be joined at the hip with someone when you are child or student, but adults have less free time to spend with their friends as they need to work and take care of their families. Nevertheless, I try to stay in touch with my closest friends. I take any chances and any available technology to communicate with them. 

10:48 AM Apr 19 2014 |

1 person likes this

arly88

arly88

Cameroon

i was really joined at the hip with one of my friends, we met in high school, have immediately hit it off and used to do everything together: study, entertain, and others…so much that when someone saw me or saw her, they ask:” are you alone today?where is your twin?” we are still close from each other, but we’ve grown up and can’t do everything as before;just that data have changed.but it’s really sweet to know that you could count on someone you are bonded to,and this whatever happens.

09:48 AM Apr 19 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

On being “Joined At The Hip”, many have asked me, “Why are you even here?”—here on Ebaby. I am here, assumably—for the same reason that most of you are here, and that is to “improve my English”. Since coming here, I have learned so much about communicating with the tool of English. Again, English is not my “native” language—but communicating is native to me—as it is to most of all of us.
I have seen English grow throughout the world, and I am excited to now be able to communicate clearly and effectively with friends that before we could only communicate with feelings, smiles, and body gestures—and now with the not so exact-translation help from Google.
I would now like to extend my knowledge with any of you who believe that I could be of service to your English learning. I offer this as a friend—free of charge or obligation of any kind. There are many ways that you can contact me—just ask—I am sure that we can work something out to make the world more “Joined At The Tongue”—the tongue of communication—being of many tongues speaking on tongue.
Note: no matter how big, fat, tall, old, etc. one gets, he or she can always “join hips” with others.

02:31 PM Apr 02 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

As with an appendage such as a liver, friendships may go unnoticed—due to time, change of personal interests, etc.—but they are still there—there to always be inseparably joined or “joined at…the heart.

01:31 PM Apr 02 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

Being human means being “inseparably joined” to life—we can’t get away from that, and maybe we shouldn’t even try. In some way, we are all “joined at the hip”, and to try and separate anyone of us or yourself from this natural fusion would be like cutting off a limb or vital body part.

01:23 PM Apr 02 2014 |

nellina

nellina

Russian Federation

I don`t think it`s very good thing to be joined at the hip,especially if we discuss relationship between man and woman. We often accept friendship for love, and vice versa.


And at the end of  sach warm relations when one failed with his feelings, the other did not understand, the phrase “let’s stay friends”, sounds as well as you tell your dog :”Dog, i’m tired with you, let`s be my cat”.


/

12:43 PM Apr 02 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

Wow, look at you guys’ comments below! I have never seen all comments getting “like” votes and some got so many of them!

01:52 AM Apr 02 2014 |

alexa1

alexa1

Saudi Arabia

hip nice word, anyway i have lots of good friends and i spend a great time with them, but my best friend is my sister ;)


Arye  true friends are never will apart.


YOU have to know any relationship without any face time is going to have problems.

12:43 AM Apr 02 2014 |

2 people like this

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

First of all I really think that i have lots of good friends in here. I’m glad about this. Hope to be nice friend for all of u also. 


By the way, I’ve got lots of friends in my real life, a bunch of close friends. Basically, we meet up together, have lots of fun, and perform everything we want to do. But totally, I don’t like share some pretty private things with them. Finding someone as a real friend is very hard to come by. Anyway, I can’t remember to join at the hip with my any friends at all. We’ve spent so much time with each other; we’ve got lots of things in common. In fact we were friends. that’s it.  

07:59 PM Apr 01 2014 |

3 people like this

jef_maiko

jef_maiko

Brazil

I’ve made some good friends in my entirely life. When we have some common interests is natural joined at the hip. Some friends are passengers, others last an entirely life…....

03:58 PM Apr 01 2014 |

Spiderman198426

Philippines

Not really I am to that joined at the hip , though I have numbers of close buddies. I am definitely to it to my future wife

03:08 PM Apr 01 2014 |

2 people like this

shsima

shsima

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think having a group of good friends  is better

01:14 PM Apr 01 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

Well, Ryo you are not alone,as long as you are here in english baby.Keep happy Ryo

09:54 AM Apr 01 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

wow!!! @Ryo  Leslie Cheung !!!!

06:52 AM Apr 01 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Ryo, you’re not! We’re here with you, learning English, having the same goal, joined at the hip!


For you, Ryo!


Flower people

09:30 PM Mar 31 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

I agree with ArylLanes. When you’re in you youth age, you have buddies come over and you hit it off well and  hang out  together until! you are getting married and, oopsy Daisy, you’re like the third wheel. It hurts, how come, all that time we’ve been joined at the hip and here I’m like overboard. That happens, you’re frustrated, hurt, not able to understand that “betrayal” until, the matrimonial touch of happiness goes your way and you start spending time together with somebody else :)) and we know who. I just can’t say that phrase “joined at the hip” in this situation—it’s kinda funny :)))

09:20 PM Mar 31 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

Women are easier to join at the hip with each other than man.As we all know “bosom friend.Hanging out together ,shopping together,share private things ,that’s common in daily life.

03:59 PM Mar 31 2014 |

Likes (15):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast