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Out From Under Her Nose

Out From Under Her Nose English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 13 2009

Themes: Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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names[/def] are big business on the Web. They cost almost nothing to register, but having the right URL can be so important to a business that they’ll buy it for thousands of dollars if someone else already registered it.

You have to be careful. If you think of a good idea, register the domain name right away so that no one will beat you to it. But who would do such a nasty thing? Maybe someone you didn’t hire for a job. See who snatched the url Devan wanted for her new business right out from under her nose.

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Marni

Marni

Jason

Jason

Dale

Dale

Devan

Devan

Dale:  Americandreamboat.com! What a great name!

Devan:  Isn’t it though?

Dale:  Unbelievable. Excellent name.

Devan:  Hey, speaking of which, did we ever get that name registered? Hey, Jason! Will you go register the name if we haven’t done it already?

Jason:  Yeah. I don’t think we did do that. I’ll get right on it. Hey, wait. It’s already been registered…To Marni!

Jason:  Dude! You registered Americandreamboat.com? Like, what?

Marni:  Ha ha ha! That’s right I registered it. As you recall that was actually my idea to begin with. I came up with the name so, therefore, I’m starting a rival company. And I’ll have foreign exchange students eating out of my hand and you’ll have nothing.

Jason:  OK. I’ll tell her. Uh, apparently Marni is keeping the name for herself since she thought of it and starting her own rival company.

Devan:  What? What! That little...

 

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Discussion

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Dale is telling Devan how great he thinks the name of her website is when she realizes she forgot to register the domain name. She asks Jason to do it and he discovers that Marni has already registered it!

Jason calls Marni and she tells him that since Devan wouldn’t give her a job, and the idea for the website was her idea anyway, she registered the domain name and is starting her own company. When Jason tells Devan what Marni says, she is surprised and angry.

Do you think Marni was justified to take the domain name right out from under Devan’s nose? Which company do you think is more likely to succeed?

 

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Exclusive1988

Mongolia

I like it. But i couldn’t hear some words,, bla bla,

08:41 PM Feb 20 2012 |

klio

Ecuador

it doesnt has sense

07:50 PM Mar 31 2010 |

jayyy

jayyy

India

Great…

04:02 AM Nov 21 2009 |

feiz

Turkey

hi

 

06:33 AM Nov 17 2009 |

jojo86

Saudi Arabia

i like the dailog but it's 2 fast !!!

 

i wish if you make it fast in the first time then slow then fast agian

 

what you think??

06:53 AM Nov 06 2009 |

蓝亮

China

ye

09:54 PM Nov 03 2009 |

byambatsogt_888

Mongolia

i don't know english

09:53 PM Nov 02 2009 |

youcef2007

youcef2007

Algeria

Excellent dialogue but the its has been very fast and impossible to understand it.

07:09 AM Nov 02 2009 |

tan guang yu

China

my   ENGLISH   IS   SO SO

06:21 AM Oct 28 2009 |

jerryolympic

China

that was little . little  .. ridiculous .. 

05:27 AM Oct 27 2009 |

dingding6331

China

marni

02:41 AM Oct 25 2009 |

herogenius

China

Be Preemptive is so important in the commercial world

05:39 AM Oct 24 2009 |

lone4ever

lone4ever

Yemen

it's not bad 

10:55 AM Oct 23 2009 |

duckie

Peru

Marni is great!

09:25 AM Oct 20 2009 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Oh my gosh! She's done it first! What shell we do? The business is over! hehe like the right domain name guarantees them   a howling success

03:47 AM Oct 19 2009 |

Shinichi Lover

Bahrain

It was Marni's idea, so absoulitley Marni has the right justified to take domain name right out from under Devan's nose, and for Devan's she should not be angry , she is hired her before ,so she should expect any strange step from Marni', and as she said before when she hired her they were friendsand and the business should not effect in theire friendship, so she should accept Marni's rival company:)

03:17 AM Oct 19 2009 |

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Saudi Arabia

 THAT'S SO FUNNY,,

I think that Marni was  justified to take the domain name right out from under Devan’s nose coz it was her idea!!

 

03:10 AM Oct 19 2009 |

Steven Xie

China

it's normal in America

10:19 PM Oct 18 2009 |

Morgan Lau

Morgan Lau

China

It is important to register a goog name for company.

12:28 AM Oct 18 2009 |

sobhy1974

Egypt

In fact it's Marni's idea, and she has all right to register this name.

 Secondly, Deavan's think, as taking the domain tight out from under her nose, is her own responsibility.she had to register the domain.

11:23 AM Oct 17 2009 |

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