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At a Loss
At a Loss English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Aug 19 2014

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera, Travel

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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A long time ago, the expression at a loss was used to describe the situation when hunting dogs lost the scent of the animal they were following. Without the scent, it was impossible to find and catch the animal the dogs were hunting. It was confusing for the dogs, and probably a little frustrating as well!

Today we use the expression to describe a confusing situation, too. If someone is at a loss, they’re not sure about what to say, think, or do. They might not have enough information to make a decision, or they might just be confused about what is the best choice. Someone who is at a loss may want your advice, or they may just need your patience.

Lily is at a loss when it comes to her love life. Find out who’s trying to get her attention in today’s English lesson.

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Lily

Lily

Jeff

Jeff

Marni

Marni

Lily:  Hey, guys!

Jeff:  Hey, Lily!

Marni:  Welcome back. How was Spain?

Lily:  Muy bien. Oh my gosh, the countryside was so beautiful. Every time I try and think of a word to describe it, I’m at a loss.

Marni:  Did you meet any handsome Spanish men?

Lily:  Actually, yeah. I did meet someone who swept me off my feet.

Jeff:  Really? Tell us more.

Lily:  Well, his name is Fernan—. Wait, what is that?

Jeff:  What’s what?

Lily:  This.

Marni:  It looks like a love note. You should open it!

Lily:  OK. “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, Lily, please be my boo.”

Jeff:  That’s forward. Who wrote it?

Lily:  I don’t know. It’s not signed. Hold on a second.

Marni:  Why are you smiling?

Lily:  I just got a text from Fernando, that guy that I was telling you about that I met in Spain. He’s so romantic.

Jeff:  Wait, do you even speak Spanish?

Lily:  Enough to get by.

Marni:  Let’s see that love note.

Lily:  Here you go.

Marni:  Oh, yeah. Pretty sure I know who this is from.

Jeff:  Yeah, me too.

Marni:  Brian!

Jeff:  Brian.

Lily:  Really?

Jeff:  Yeah, Brian. Are you interested?

Lily:  I don’t know. I’m kind of at a loss.

 

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Lily just got home from Spain where she met a handsome Spanish man named Fernando. Fernando sends Lily romantic texts that make her smile, and she’s obviously a little excited about him.

As Lily begins to tell Jeff and Marni about Fernando, she finds a love note on her desk. Inside is a poem asking Lily to be someone’s girlfriend, but it isn’t signed. Marni and Jeff look at the note and tell Lily that it was written by Brian.

Jeff wants to know if Lily’s interested in Brian, but she’s just not sure. First Fernando, and now Brian? It’s hard to know what to do. She’s at a loss.

Who is a better choice for Lily, Fernando or Brian? Why?

 

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ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Yeah. It is. Of course she is not. It was just a suggestion. 

04:49 AM Aug 28 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

@ahmet,wow it’s a big jok.wish lily has chance to see this.It seems like Lily is “Man’s killer”.

01:12 AM Aug 28 2014 |

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ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Pome is poem. Sometimes makes sense often no. Guys don’t be curious about that.


Anyway, I’ve got a better idea for Lily. I want to be the third suitor. If so, I’ll take part in these short movies, I’ll improve my English in real life and help u so much and besides I’ll have Lily. If somebody can have a connection with Lily tell her this subject. Hah hah hah!!!! Here we go. 


Beyond from joke, I think none of them are Lily’s type. I don’t know Fernando very well but it seems that he is a romantic man and i don’t like this sense for male.!!!!! About Brian, I’m afraid that Lilly accept him as her boo. 

08:17 AM Aug 24 2014 |

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Dansil

Cuba

That poem sounds so silly!!! Come on!!!

01:51 AM Aug 22 2014 |

lmedinaa9

lmedinaa9

Mexico

Well, first of all, let’s make a difference, Fernando lives so far and Brian looks so coward. I think, she might looking for a third. In Mexico said “Far Love is for fool”. Drink Tequila, thanks. At a loss = confused

04:19 PM Aug 21 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

@ttsuka,Dating is not a game from which you can see how good you are

03:32 AM Aug 20 2014 |

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ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

I think Lily should date both. Making a man happy is good but making two men happy is noble. 

02:06 AM Aug 20 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

i thought man and woman see the same thing in different angel,For me ,poem is just a way to express love.But ,the true love derserve to be respected.so,Brian please step by step,next time ,Do not forget to sign.


Fernando is a surprise for travel,who knows what will happen

12:37 AM Aug 20 2014 |

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Hamd

Hamd

Saudi Arabia

Ala loss = I’m confused

11:10 PM Aug 19 2014 |

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ziha

ziha

Morocco

are you looking for a jooob??? http://Visitors2Cash.com/ref.php?refId=176377

04:08 PM Aug 19 2014 |

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Fiona5

Fiona5

China

i don’t know who she will chose,but i think Brian is not the fit person for he is so timid to sign his name on the love note .

12:42 PM Aug 19 2014 |

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forugh

forugh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ohhh…. she is so happy!!!!



I guess she will choose fernando…

09:42 AM Aug 19 2014 |

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Eric_

Eric_

China

@AryelLanes  Creepy,right? lol



Oh, no Brian! You’re too late…  Lily has got his Man, Fernando.  



I m so wondering Brian’s raction when he knows that Lily met a romantic guy in Europe?  ... Suprised? Awkward? Helpless? Sadness? Pissed off? !



Don’t give up, Brian…:D

06:21 AM Aug 19 2014 |

emma_cookie

China

Maybe Brian is good for Lily, but the poem, eh=..

02:46 AM Aug 19 2014 |

willy1908

willy1908

Peru

I can’t believe that a girl would swept me off her feet with a terrible poem like this.

01:58 AM Aug 19 2014 |

AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

... “Roses are red, violets are blue” ...
Are you even serious? OMG, come on!

06:30 PM Aug 18 2014 |

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