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Intervention, redux

Intervention, redux English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 29 2008

Themes: Pop Culture, Soap Opera

Intro

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

It takes a strong person to keep a belief even when others think its crazy. Marni is convinced her recently drug-addicted friend Devan needs help. She tried talking to the girls about it, but they weren’t having it.

Now she finds herself alone with the guys, Mason and Jason. She makes them stop what they’re doing to hear her out about Devan. Let’s see if she’s more successful this time.

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

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.

Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Jason

Jason

Marni:  Um, guys, do you…I…Can we talk for a minute? I just, like, I need your attention.

Mason:  Yeah, go ahead. What’s up?

Marni:  This is kind of important. I need you to put that away. Do you think you can?

Jason:  Yeah.

Marni:  Thanks. Um…

Mason:  Luckily this thing pauses when I do that.

Marni:  Alright. OK. Trust me, it’s worth it. So, I’ve been talking to the girls about our friend Devan.

Mason:  Yeah? How’s she doing?

Marni:  Well, I’m really concerned about her and I talked to the girls about it and they don’t seem to think there’s any problem but I really think something’s going on.

Jason:  What’s got you worried?

Marni:  Well, her behavior. The things that she’s been doing like the…Like all of a sudden she’s compulsively recycling cans…

Jason:  I heard about that.

Marni:  ...and she then donated plasma.

Jason:  That is a little sketchy.

Mason:  Plasma?

Marni:  Yeah. I think that’s…OK at first I was like, “Maybe she just needs an extra few bucks, you know we all do it.” But the donating plasma just…I don’t know…It feels sneaky.

Mason:  It’s a little weird.

Marni:  Have you sensed anything?

Mason:  I mean, I know you told me that she wasn’t doing super hot a while ago but…

Jason:  You guys talked.

Mason:  Yeah, I thought everything was cool.

Marni:  She didn’t mention anything to you? Any problems?

Mason:  No, I mean, she was a little bummed out about the whole crush thing, but I thought that was kind of it and she’d get over it.

Marni:  I really think it’s something more than that.

Jason:  You haven’t hung out with her lately?

Mason:  No, I mean, you know, she definitely was open when I reached out to her. I mean, you guys think I should take the initiative on this one?

Jason:  Uh, I’ll do it, I think. I think I would probably be the best candidate just to…

Mason:  Yeah, I mean, I appreciate it. Amanda would probably have my hide.

Marni:  Well, it’s out of concern for our friend so…

Jason:  I’ll try and be tactful about it and get some information.

Marni:  Yeah, I just, I’m really concerned about her. I worry about it, so thanks for taking this seriously.

Mason:  Let me know how that goes.

Jason:  Will do.

Marni:  Thanks, guys.

 

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Discussion

Marni explains to Jason and Mason the same thing she told Beren and Amanda. She’s worried about Devan because she’s been acting strangely, donating plasma and recycling cans. It seems like she’s back on drugs.

Jason and Mason agree with Marni that even though Mason talked to Devan a little while ago about how she liked him but didn’t get him, and at the time everything seemed OK, someone needs to talk to her again. Jason volunteers.

What do you think is going on with Devan? Have you ever had to insist that you were right and find someone to listen to you even when others said you were wrong?

 

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Sonofmoon

Sonofmoon

Hungary

Marni, are you sure that donating plasma is a sneaky thing?

11:59 AM Jan 23 2012 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

freind in need is friend indeed

09:48 AM Feb 13 2010 |

capten_se

capten_se

Sweden

me like Innocent

02:18 AM Jul 05 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

good lesson

08:14 PM Dec 09 2008 |

rayson

rayson

China

yes it's worthy sympathily … may every one have a book that hard to read. so hope jason can do this job better….and save devan

05:02 AM Dec 05 2008 |

哈萨克

哈萨克

China

he

08:57 AM Dec 01 2008 |

哈萨克

哈萨克

China

he!

11:37 PM Nov 28 2008 |

murtaza_eshan@yahoo.com

Afghanistan

wait time will make it good

 

10:35 PM Nov 28 2008 |

哈萨克

哈萨克

China

hi

01:29 AM Sep 12 2008 |

topmiaomiao

China

what's the right anwsers ?

12:42 PM Aug 25 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

  Sincerely, Devan has some problem. She should think in her life. I think she likes Mazon but he doesn't like her so, she has to lift her head and do happy things. Laughing

03:57 PM Aug 22 2008 |

Huturenzhe

China

Honestly, i'm a little sympathizing on her,i mean Devan.There must be some reason why she has done such crazy things.Nobody can really touch her heart string,nobody can really help her out.Friends around her just tell her there's sth wrong with her,but none of them can get hold of the truth.I hope jason can find this,and get a way to help devan open her heart  and let her know what she has done right just help nothing herself.Then she will be ok!And everything will be ok!

05:14 AM Aug 17 2008 |

TAUNG

TAUNG

Taiwan

ekf

03:30 PM Aug 05 2008 |

sushipete

Canada

Hi there,

'it' here is part of the phrase 'that's it' as in:  "You ate my last cookie!  That's it, I want a divorce!"

That is the end, it's over, enough is enough, etc.

Well, that's it for this reply Zoe.

I hope it helped!

Pete 

 

02:57 PM Aug 01 2008 |

zoe.wu

zoe.wu

China

'she was a little bummed out about the whole crush thing, but I thought that was kind of it and she'd get over.'

What does 'it' mean here? I don't get it.

04:17 AM Aug 01 2008 |

lailamanzil

India

Money mouth hi how is everybody. i think good well. just iam new member this site.

we can learn something from this group or not

01:34 PM Jul 31 2008 |

magic1015

magic1015

China

oh wow ,i suppose, everyone have already been confronted with that awkardness or will happen to experience sooner or l8er..
anyways, i believe what ive seen personally,hence that is the reason why i can insist on my standpoint no matter what others aguae… this is the princple ..
as for Devan,everyone has EMOTION ~~

01:34 PM Jul 30 2008 |

anna zhanghp

China

Devan can not get the love form Mason.she was so disappointed,so she do some crazy thing.maybe after some time she will be ok. becasue time can clean anything

05:27 AM Jul 30 2008 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

a true friend is someone gives you a hand in desprate times

05:47 PM Jul 29 2008 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yes. but let me say nothing about it.


O heart, company with those who have heart.


O mind, expose there there is mind.


 not any sea has pearl


not any eyes, has that look

05:41 PM Jul 29 2008 |

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