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Did Devan Lie?

Did Devan Lie? English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 19 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

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

Would you lie to get what you want?
Surely, if you’ve been following the soap opera here on Ebaby!, the thought has crossed your mind that Devan might have lied.

Let’s look at the facts. Devan likes Mason and so does Amanda. But Devan told Jason that Amanda likes him. And you saw their date last week. It sure doesn’t look like Amanda likes Jason.

So what’s going on? Did Devan lie to Jason as part of her plan to win Mason? Watch Marni put Devan on the spot.

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Dialog

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

Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  I, I want to ask you something and I hope…I just want to ask you and I hope you’re not offended, but I just feel like I need to know. This whole Mason and Amanda thing. Did you…

Devan:  What about Mason and Amanda?

Marni:  Well, we’ve sort of figured…We realized that there was some miscommunication and that you told Jason that Amanda liked him but in reality we realized that she actually likes Mason…

Devan:  Yeah, but isn’t it working out? Aren’t her and Jason, like dating now? That’s what I heard.

Marni:  I don’t think so…

Devan:  So she still likes Mason then?

Marni:  As far as I know, yes. Well, what I was going to ask you is, did you, like deliberately kind of plant misinformation…

Devan:  What?

Marni:  I just had to ask you…

Devan:  Why would I do that? I don’t understand why I would do such a thing.

Marni:  I don’t know that you would. I’m just asking because it’s kind of interesting the way things are working out but I just had to ask. Sorry, I just gotta ask.

Devan:  You know, I heard that her and Jason are getting along really great. I think they should really pursue that. Do you really think that Mason and Amanda are a good fit? I mean, Mason and Amanda or Jason and Amanda. What makes sense?

Marni:  I…It’s all about feelings, right. I just had to ask to see what you…And I’m sorry if I offended you, I don’t think you’re that kind of person, I was just wondering because I know how you feel about Mason and…

Devan:  I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Marni:  Okay. Sorry. Alright. Let’s just drop it.

 

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Discussion

When Marni gets Devan alone on the fire escape, she takes the opportunity to ask her if she lied to Jason.

Devan says that she really did think Amanda liked Jason, and even if she got confused and told him the wrong thing, they’re dating now so everything is OK. She says she doesn’t know why Marni would think she would do such a rotten thing.

Marni says that doesn’t know for sure that Devan did anything wrong, but that the situation sure is strange. Devan says that nothing is strange, that Jason and Amanda are together and make a good couple. When Marni finally says that Devan likes Mason, Devan pretends she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

What do you think happened? Was Devan confused or lying? Have you ever been unable to tell if one of your friends was lying?

 

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Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

I think that  Devan was lying.  From the previous lessons it is clear, that she can lie easily for getting  her  purposes.

12:47 PM May 18 2015 |

SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

....

02:01 AM Mar 22 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

It is obvious that Devan  mislead Jason when  she told him that  Amanda  was interested in him.  Devan likes Manson  so do Amanda , I think that Devan´s plan was    that her rival  Amanda  and Jason were romantically involved and have Mason all for  herself. SOOOOooo clever.

05:55 AM Dec 17 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i am sure devan is lying undirectly! she is a smart guy!

04:25 PM May 05 2010 |

Mira_Memoir

Egypt

Devan lied on purpose that's for sure!

04:01 AM Jun 26 2009 |

Gentleman985

Turkey

Everthing is such a basic and clean that Devan likes Mason but she wanna that Amanda should like Jason then herself would got Mason as darling… Marni feel suspect this station but all not sure

05:35 AM Jan 13 2009 |

Gentleman985

Turkey

 Everthing is such a basic and clean that Devan likes Mason but she wanna that Amanda should like Jason then herself would got Mason as darling… Marni feel suspect this station but all not sure

04:27 AM Jan 13 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

good lesson

11:35 AM Dec 25 2008 |

rayson

rayson

China

somebody said right… love making man to be blind..  from this artcle.. and as i know from before series. i think devan may confused because of wrong Listening  but she also know amanda like mason at a later time.so now she pretend doesn't know the whole things then all she said is about how fit is between jason and amanda. apparently  ,she is lying now …and marni droped the topic at the end..i guess devan would thinking to herself clearly ...
   wo remember another girl may could prvide the true fact.. the one who told devan that it's amanda like j or m…. hehe

08:53 PM Dec 02 2008 |

aoyunhui

aoyunhui

China

Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more

07:18 PM Aug 13 2008 |

1 person likes this

iris20512

iris20512

Taiwan

kinda embarrassed and awkward ~

09:24 PM Jul 01 2008 |

1 person likes this

artistbuon

artistbuon

Viet Nam

women is jealous and unreasonable but….....they are lovely…....

07:42 PM Jun 18 2008 |

malek99

Syrian Arab Republic

hallo beby mi nem

02:25 PM Apr 10 2008 |

火云追风

China

Very good!

07:45 AM Mar 30 2008 |

aprilshine

aprilshine

China

oh, my god,so complicated!

02:00 AM Mar 28 2008 |

vasiph

vasiph

United Arab Emirates

REALLY A COMPLICATED ONE.

 

06:55 AM Mar 20 2008 |

the businessman

Turkey

i think so aljensen

12:19 AM Mar 20 2008 |

Donny--chou

China

I just want to say to Deven: be adult,you can't win the love by saying a lie, if you really love Mason, you can't prevent other women loves him, the only thing you can do is let Mason loving in you. Write here, I realized that maybe Deven  didn't lie, she doesn't need to do that.

01:15 AM Feb 25 2008 |

avista

Turkey

definitely

09:55 AM Feb 24 2008 |

rihab2008

rihab2008

Tunisia

well done

09:44 AM Feb 24 2008 |

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