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Devan has a Problem

Devan has a Problem English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 15 2008

Themes: Health, Soap Opera


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

A few weeks ago, Jason didn’t look so good because he was still upset about losing Amanda to Mason. But since Devan liked Mason, she’s probably pretty upset too. But no one has seen her for a while. Luckily, Jason just ran into her on the street and they did a little catching up.

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





Jason:  Hey, Devan!

Devan:  Oh, hey!

Jason:  What’s up?

Devan:  Uh, nothing. Just a…you know…

Jason:  What’re you doing?

Devan:  I’m just, uh, selling some CDs.

Jason:  What are you selling?

Devan:  Oh, nothing good.

Jason:  Can I see? Maybe something I’m looking for or something…

Devan:  Um…

Jason:  Oh, you got the new Malkmus. You got Pearl Jam’s Ten.

Devan:  Yeah…

Jason:  Blizzard of Ozz. Those are some awesome albums. Why are you getting rid of them?

Devan:  Yeah, well, I need some cash.

Jason:  Really? I bet you’ll make out pretty well with those. They’re pretty hard to get…Who’s calling you?

Devan:  Just someone. I don’t know who it is.

Jason:  Well they’re calling you like crazy! Who is it?

Devan:  I don’t…

Jason:  Frank? Doesn’t Frank sell drugs? Are you buying pot from Frank?

Devan:  Um, well, uh…

Jason:  Is that…Are you selling…

Devan:  I just need some extra cash and Frank’s a good friend, you know.

Jason:  You didn’t used to smoke weed.

Devan:  Hey, could you not bring this up to anybody? Don’t say this to the other guys.

Jason:  Sure, dude, no problem. But, like, when did you start smoking weed all the time, you know?

Devan:  You know, things have been rough lately with the whole Mason and Amanda…And I’ve just been…really kinda sad lately.

Jason:  I mean, yeah. I know.

Devan:  Frank keeps calling me. I gotta go…

Jason:  No, dude, let’s just go get some food, c’mon.

Devan:  I really do want to keep this Pearl Jam CD.

Jason:  I know you do. Let’s go.



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Jason runs into Devan and asks her what she’s up to. She says she’s selling some CDs. He asks if he can see them, in case she’s about to sell something he’d like.

She reluctantly shows him the CDs and some of them are really good. He’s surprised that she’s going to sell them.

While they’re talking, Devan’s phone keeps ringing. Jason asks who it is and when she won’t tell him, he looks at the phone. It’s Frank, a known drug dealer.

Jason asks Devan if she’s been buying pot from Frank. Then he realizes that the reason she’s selling her CDs is to get money for drugs. She says that she’s had a hard time since Mason and Amanda got together, but that she has to go. Jason convinces her to go get some food with him instead.

Have you ever had a friend with a drug problem? What did you do?



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Wow you guys are boring as crap, im going to go smoke some crack so i can forget about this shitMoney mouth

12:04 AM Jan 13 2012 |




I used to smoke weed but Jesus make me free…

12:09 AM Jul 29 2010 |



in my opinion ,somethhing sell for drugs it is a very bad state. ı smoke. when my money make out, ı do not sell something to buy cigarette.

12:33 PM Jul 14 2010 |




when you fall into decadent for a long time,and you have nothing to do ,maybe it is the time for to get into the habbit of drug problem! it is not pretty good,i support the enyone should get rid of such situation when it happens to you !

12:10 AM Jun 13 2010 |



drugs?it's just stupid..even if you're the most clever person on earth.

07:18 PM Nov 02 2009 |



 I don't think smoke weed can solve any problem . Smoking weed is a completely irrational decision.

03:41 PM May 17 2009 |



I've never had any friend involved in drugs, but I know how sad it could be since i've already heard some stories about people who sell everything they have to buy drugs, and others who go to rehab clinics. It's sad.

02:34 PM Mar 14 2009 |



it is fun

01:47 AM Feb 04 2009 |




I think many people was looking for solution with their problems at drugs. Drugs get u only temporary solutions and  next time u have big problem. I know people who have problem with drugs and their life is only about two things make money and buy drugs. It's very sad.

07:50 PM Dec 29 2008 |




drugs is not solutions when you have a problem

07:26 PM Dec 29 2008 |




  smoke drug in order to get rid of the effect which from whole mason and amanda thing….it's not to be worth !
you already made some mistakes..now..you should do some right things …. just let time easy go… and  seek for a new lover…and ,you'll easy to through the hard time or sadness

02:48 AM Dec 04 2008 |




 Smoking weed is not good,i believe that as a friend,Jason must help Devan to stop it.friends are important for us.

04:11 PM Nov 11 2008 |



My sister with drug problem. During eight years my family suffering with her. God sent her a beautiful baby and then she gave up. Devam runs away this!

04:31 PM Aug 22 2008 |



Well, Devan is envolving with wrong person. Dealer is very dangerous. She's pretty, she doesn't need to sell CDs or smoke weed. Devan you should look for an honest job and friends please! Laughing

04:27 PM Aug 22 2008 |




One of my friends has told me, love seems to pretty import to your life, howerver, it doesn't mean the whole to your life. 

09:10 AM Jul 24 2008 |



my english is  vere  bad  ,,,is  not  esey  to  me ,,,,

04:07 AM Jul 15 2008 |



DEVAN really should not do this kind of thing to herself.

03:01 AM Jun 21 2008 |



I really hope everyone don't use drugs .Let's keep away the drugs.

04:52 AM Jun 19 2008 |




We must have take care, with drug that´s not a correct way to solve our problems

04:53 PM Jun 15 2008 |




it is so sad a person is addicted to drugs for a bad friends or bad mood .you kown you can not get rid of it since you are addicted


03:22 AM Jun 15 2008 |

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