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Hi, guys!

Danielle here. I hope you're well.

Today, we're going to take a short look at a romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.

Its called Going Long Distance (2010)

a perfect movie for those who are in a long-distance relationship.

Let's see what we can learn from the farewell scene at the airport.

Before we start, I just want to remind you about the 4 steps that we're going to follow:

Step 1: watch the video.

Step 2: look up new words and phrases, and make sure that you understand the video.

Step 3: do exercises with the video.

Step 4: review words and phrases that you've learned from the video.

First, watch the video with subtitles to have a general idea about the scene.

- What are you doing here? - Fuck it. That sucked.

- I know - God

- That was terrible. - It was terrible.

- I can't end it like this - Neither can I.

And that car ride was a disaster

Oh, that was awful. It was so awkward -

I freaked out, okay?

I've had such a good time with you

and a part of me doesn't want that to end

But I have been down this road before with a guy

I dropped out of college and I followed him across the country

...and I dropped everything for him

And that's when my time line is all off, you know

And now I finally got everything back on track..

You know with my life and school and then...

I don't want to lose you

I'll be here and you'll be there and just be long-distance...

... because quite frankly, I'm crazy about you

I'm crazy about you too

Let's move on to the second step.

What are you doing here? Okay, that's sucked.

I know. God

That was terrible. It was terrible.

I can't end it like this. Neither can I

And that car ride was a disaster

Oh, that was awful. It was so awkward -

Awkward I freaked out, okay

Freak out

If you are familiar with American TV series such as Friends or How I Met Your Mother

You might hear this phrasal verb many times since it's very common in American English

You can find the explanation of freak out in our previous video.

But for those who dont know, it means to suddenly feel very upset, confused or angry.

For example:

- I remember the first time I went on stage. I freaked out completely.

Did you know, with eJOY you can easily find out how freak out is used in other videos?

Let's see how it's used in other contexts.

Highlight the word

Click on the orange button... and there you go.

I've had such a good time with you

and a part of me doesn't want that to end

But I have been down this road before with a guy

Such a good time

This is a very common expression

Such is used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis.

For example:

- Have you watched Endgame?

- Yeah. It's such a good movie.

Been down this road before

This idiom is used to say that someone has done the same kind of thing before

or had the same experience before.

For example:

- He had been down that road before and knew the kind of problems it involved.

I dropped out of college and I followed him across the country

and I dropped everything for him

And that's when my timeline is all off, you know

And now I finally got everything back on track

You know with my life and school and then

I don't want to lose you

I'll be here and you'll be there and we'll just be long distance

because quite frankly I'm crazy about you

I'm crazy about you too

Back on track

This is an idiom. If somebody is back on track, he or she is going to continue as planned or expected.

This is typical after a problem or distraction

For example:

- Honey, I know that you planned out the whole summer, but we need to get this project back on track.

Frankly

This is an adverb which means in an honest and direct way

For example

- She spoke very frankly about her feelings for him.

It is used when giving an honest and direct opinion, often one that might upset someone.

For example

- Quite frankly, I think this whole situation is ridiculous.

That's it. We've done the first two steps

Let's move on to the third step: do some exercises with the video.

You can do quizzes to improve listening comprehension

Do dictation to practice bottom-up listening or listen for details

or practice speaking skills

You can also practice more with this particular scene on the Movie Training on the eJOY Go website.

All the links you're gonna need can be found in the description section below.

Finally, remember that just because you understand the video doesn't mean you have mastered all the new words from it.

In the fourth step

You have to review these vocabulary words every day to ingrain them in your long-term memory

So make sure to review them all on the eJOY App or eJOY eXtension.

Ok, it's time to say goodbye

If you find the video helpful, please give us a thumbs up

As always let us know which movie you want to study next time

Bye. Bye

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