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Give Up English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of 'give up'

Date: Mar 10 2015

Themes: Friend, Romance, School, Soap Opera

Grammar: Second Conditional Progressive

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Lucy is having a horrible day. She forgot to eat breakfast, and her car stopped working on the way to school. She got coffee on her shirt, and she left her math homework in her apartment. She’s sleepy because the dogs in the apartment next door were barking all night. Lucy is hungry, frustrated, and tired. She’s ready to give up.

It’s normal to want to give up when things aren’t going well. This is especially true if many bad things are happening at the same time. When everything feels wrong, you might just want to go to bed. It’s important to remember, though, that there’s always tomorrow. And your friends and family want to help you to feel better today if you’ll let them!

Brian knows he needs to give up on his relationship with Lily. What is he doing to make that happen? Read on in today’s English lesson.

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Marni

Marni

Brian

Brian

Brian:  Marni?

Marni:  Yes?

Brian:  What are you doing?

Marni:  I was just wondering how you’re doing now that Lily’s gone.

Brian:  Honestly, I’m OK. I know I need to give up on our relationship, but I’m not quite there yet.

Marni:  I’m sorry. What are you doing this weekend?

Brian:  I would probably be feeling sorry for myself if I didn’t have an exam to study for.

Marni:  An exam? I didn’t know you were taking a class.

Brian:  Yep. Human anatomy.

Marni:  Wow. I was hoping you were going to say parapsychology.

Brian:  What’s parapsychology?

Marni:  The study of ghosts and other paranormal activity. Hasn’t Gary told you about our office ghost? I’m calling him Oscar.

Brian:  He did mention something, but I wasn’t really listening.

Marni:  Oscar is real. Rafael saw him, too. Every morning when I come into the office, things are in a different place. Doors will slam shut. Things fall on the floor for no reason. It’s inexplicable.

Brian:  What you need to do is show Oscar you’re not afraid of him. Otherwise he’ll never give up trying to scare you.

Marni:  How do you propose I do that?

Brian:  Let’s have a meeting and we’ll make a plan.

Marni:  OK. I like it.

 

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Marni is worried about Brian. She knows that he’s sad about Lily moving to Paris, and she wants to make sure that he’s OK. Marni is happy to learn that Brian is staying busy, and she’s surprised when she finds out that he’s taking a science class.

The two friends also talk about Oscar, the ghost that several people have seen or felt in the office. Brian has never seen Oscar, but it seems like he believes in ghosts and understands what to do. He tells Marni that she needs to show Oscar that she isn’t afraid of him if she wants the ghost to stop causing problems.

Will Brian be able to stop Oscar? Do you believe in ghosts?

 

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Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

i believe in gosts even though i havent seen a one :P i think brian will be able to kick oscar’s ass:D 

03:12 AM Mar 18 2015 |

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Coach24Super Member!

Germany

I am new

11:02 PM Mar 14 2015 |

Coach24Super Member!

Germany

I am new

11:02 PM Mar 14 2015 |

tar1ta

tar1ta

Antarctica

ScienceBoy, yes, why? It’s not too late yet to have a snack.

12:57 PM Mar 12 2015 |

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ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Somebody said cupcake?? ;)

12:25 PM Mar 12 2015 |

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tar1ta

tar1ta

Antarctica

julito, “naughty”? You scare me…


But candles would be good, I suppose. And a cake with candles would be much better )


We can at least taste a cupcake with little candles. I know a lesson not far away from here where cupcakes are baked.

11:26 AM Mar 12 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Julito, I can see you! :) so I’m psychic. :))

11:02 AM Mar 12 2015 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Tarita, that ghost that runs by the name of Julito likes to  spook his friends , so lit  a few candles to deter  that naugthy ghost. :)))))

10:53 AM Mar 12 2015 |

tar1ta

tar1ta

Antarctica

Friends, there is a real GHOST on E-Baby! He comments on every lesson but we can’t see him. His name’s julito. :)))

10:37 AM Mar 12 2015 |

mbagnick

Senegal

I’m really glad and thankful to you for your beste methode

06:16 AM Mar 12 2015 |

Thyphuong

Thyphuong

Viet Nam

Yes, I believe in ghosts although I have never encountered any so far.

10:44 PM Mar 11 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



It’s nice to know that you find the saying interesting, ScienceBoy. 


Thanks for your funny comment, Ola33. You seem like an expert in dealing with spirits! 


Thanks for calling me genius, dear Julito. I like it when my friends lie about me. 



08:36 AM Mar 11 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

By now we all know that Shoba`s postings are hilarious. I am  quoting her…  how´s  Brian  supposed to deal with a ghost when he couldn`t  stopped Lily from moving to Paris.  a  genious !!!

04:33 AM Mar 11 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

and to give up is to take a new breath , 


04:26 AM Mar 11 2015 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

and all people live it in their life once or few times, 


for being happy / keeping happiness .


OR


for making others happy 

04:25 AM Mar 11 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

give up is to be tired and to leave …sometimes its a choice ,sometimes obligatory..


04:13 AM Mar 11 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Shoba, I’ve never seen a ghost. But I think that dealing with a real person is easy than with a ghost. I think we need to get what Oscar wants and oscar wants attention like any ghosts. I think he a kind ghost, for if not kind, we’re doomed:)). So let’s talk to oscar, leave some food for him and he won’t bug people. Oscar, hi, I like your boots and what a hairdo you have!
Jokes aside, never never buy ouija board to talk to spirits- this is when the game is over…

03:45 AM Mar 11 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Shoba, I liked that saying. Interesting. 

12:16 AM Mar 11 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



How could Brian stop Oscar? He couldn’t even stop Lily from moving to Paris! Or does our Brian find dealing with ghosts much easier than dealing with women? Poor Brian! I really feel sorry for him. 


As for the next question, I don’t believe in ghosts. Though people in my country say that ghosts and true love are just the same, lots of people believe and talk about them, but only a few encounter them. 



11:07 PM Mar 10 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

My take on this- people should never give up making the other people happy!

05:40 PM Mar 10 2015 |

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