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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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1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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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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Everyone can't  imagine how upset Devan feel ,no one can realize what happened to a girl.love maybe the most important things in women's life.why don't man hurt ours feeling,?Deavan ,i want to tell you,don't smoke weed,it's not benefit for you to solve any problem except giving you another new problem .

08:29 AM Apr 17 2008 |




Stop using weed, it's the worst your dirty deed!!!

10:18 PM Apr 16 2008 |



i naver faced this type of problem. but Jason did the well job.

03:04 PM Apr 16 2008 |



Drugs won’t solve your problems by no means, you will just get more problems and affect your health badly! Why don’t you do something else, there are so many other things you could do to detract yourself from problems…I think the best way is to meet good friends or to go in for sports. Cheer up!

02:34 PM Apr 16 2008 |




I have no friend like Deaven,if i have ,i can do like Jason.

12:24 PM Apr 16 2008 |



I think Devan is living alone and she has not get good friends around

09:21 AM Apr 16 2008 |



United States

when I feel sad or upset  I just hit the road  just driving  with some nice music, Gun's N roses some of my favs or gypsy kings..lol but I need to drive fast to be relaxed lol

stay out  of trouble boys and girls

07:09 AM Apr 16 2008 |

melody children


Come on,guys!obviously that's not a good way to solve this problem,be more rational than emotional,please,we gotta do things with a thinking,right?coz u r the one who is responsible for yourself!

07:08 AM Apr 16 2008 |



In this world people face different problem in every field so I think every one should learn to control emotion and try to making happy life ; in my mind every thing is possible because any one  must be work whit  prey’s dedication , the get success I am sureSmile ,remember always drug cannot help you

06:31 AM Apr 16 2008 |

Lover for Ever

Saudi Arabia

I think they're perfect match with each other lol

09:05 PM Apr 15 2008 |

Man Kit

Man Kit

Hong Kong

Oh… drug for your broken love is a worst choice…

Grow up, you'll fully recover quickly. ^^

04:15 PM Apr 15 2008 |




if is very bad. i see so many people are take drug for his problem and it's live fill good. but it effect is not good. my lost off friend take weed but i can do this.

03:47 PM Apr 15 2008 |




Poor devan…..hope she can get rid of it soon, jason is a nice guy in the story….

03:30 PM Apr 15 2008 |



United States

I think it is better for Devan to forget all the things about Mason and Amanda. There is no need to focus on a person who determined not belong to you in your life.

02:31 PM Apr 15 2008 |



United States

I think it is better for Devan to forget all the things about Mason and Amanda. There is no need to focus on a person who determined not belong to you in your life.

02:31 PM Apr 15 2008 |

li xu

li xu


everyone can confront something upset  it's common  but it's different if you take different ways to deal with it

stop being passive  just stand up and face it  accept it bravely 

02:19 PM Apr 15 2008 |



Its clear and no discussion is necessarry about to using weed when you have mental problems. Thats not the right way and sometimes it could be risky.

But the strangest thing in the short movie was Jason's palpability to get the phone from Devan as she would not say who is calling. I don't understand this. Its very rude and someone would say that this is a strike in intimate space.

What is happen with privacy protection in U.S.A.?

I think Jason and Devan are falling in love next episode.

01:32 PM Apr 15 2008 |



ı thınk devan was confused.someone should help her.


12:53 PM Apr 15 2008 |




Be clever! don’t fall for it!

11:51 AM Apr 15 2008 |




I think this isn’t the best way to face problems of life, it can make you better at the time but not for ever. You must face up to things.

11:46 AM Apr 15 2008 |

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