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Surprising Spark

Surprising Spark English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 25 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.

Sometimes people fall in love at first sight. Other times they get to know each other as friends and then fall in love. And sometimes a particularly stressful event brings people together.

Jason and Devan have been close friends for a long time. He was the first one to discover that she was using drugs and he was also the first one she told that she has cancer.

Jason has been helping Devan through this difficult time, and on their trips to the doctor’s office, they’re getting very close. See how close in this week’s soap opera video.

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.

Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Devan:  Hey, thanks for taking me to my doctor’s appointment.

Jason:  Oh, any time. It must be awful going to those things alone, you know?

Devan:  It is, but, I mean, I just really appreciate how you’ve just been here for me these past few weeks, going to all my appointments…

Jason:  Totally.

Devan:  I mean, I know it’s not the funnest circumstances, but I’ve really enjoyed how much time me and you have gotten to spend together.

Jason:  Oh yeah. I mean, you need someone to lean on, you know? And, like…I’ll be your rock. For sure, you know?

Devan:  So, um…What are you doing tonight?

Jason:  I don’t have any plans.

Devan:  Yeah, did…Maybe, would you be interested in coming over and watching a movie?

Jason:  Yeah. Totally. It would be great to hang out, you know, not in a doctor’s office or anything.

Devan:  Yeah, definitely. It would be much more fun to hang out at my house I think.

Jason:  What do you want to watch?

Devan:  What about Wayne’s World?

Jason:  Yeah.

Devan:  You said that was your favorite movie one time.

Jason:  Yeah, I did say that.

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  Oh, that’s so cool you remembered. Yeah. Let’s go watch Wayne’s World.

Devan:  Yeah. Sounds good.

 

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Discussion

Devan thanks Jason for going with her to the doctor. He says he doesn’t mind and that he’s happy to help her and keep her company.

As they reach for the elevator, their fingers touch on the button. Then when they get on the elevator, they wriggle their feet nervously. Finally, Devan asks Jason if he’d like to come over and watch a movie that just so happens to be his favorite. What do you think is going on here? Is there a romantic spark between Jason and Devan?

 

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vladocuba

vladocuba

United States

Friends usually can fall in love…I believe is a better way than love at first sight…

08:49 AM Dec 26 2014 |

vijay raj

vijay raj

India

nice

04:08 AM Apr 14 2011 |

1 person likes this

jejo

jejo

United States

Ohhhhh, it seems that he would date her. looooool

 

but, there are some good vocabulary.   

06:20 PM Mar 26 2010 |

Carol_M.

Carol_M.

Brazil

own….they are so in love…i think uashuashuahsuha

01:03 PM Jan 28 2010 |

Carol_M.

Carol_M.

Brazil

own….they are so in love…i think uashuashuahsuha

01:03 PM Jan 28 2010 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

love is a dream we are dreaming

08:35 AM Jan 23 2010 |

autumn leaf

China

Yes,There is a romantic spark between the friends . I think they will be lovers soon.Best wishes for them.

11:47 PM Jun 01 2009 |

Kiwijelly

Kiwijelly

Thailand

Cool

lol so funny!!

 

I lyk their acts

05:09 AM Apr 09 2009 |

ait3ammi

Morocco

hi nastoomeyuo of old
pepol

04:47 AM Jan 01 2009 |

tony tay

Viet Nam

look at the pictures of Devan and Jason such as :the way their hand touched , the way their feet wriggle , I think this is feeling of their , the feeling of boy and girl , the bashfulness of loving fell and you know the love like that

08:31 PM Dec 26 2008 |

1 person likes this

desnel007

Haiti

i think it sounds cool when you have someone to lean on

06:54 AM Dec 23 2008 |

karaze

France

I think they’re just friends and that’s great.

03:01 AM Dec 23 2008 |

sagara

Mali

HI IT WAS AMAZING

08:22 AM Dec 17 2008 |

timothyl

China

It will be passion spark between them.A romantic story!

03:28 AM Dec 17 2008 |

mohamadsaleh

Kuwait

it is interesting lesson.

10:23 PM Dec 16 2008 |

mohamadsaleh

Kuwait

it is interesting lesson.

10:23 PM Dec 16 2008 |

ceramic123456

China

story is not chinese,i knonw a little.

04:56 PM Dec 16 2008 |

EstebanM

EstebanM

Colombia

Great relation. I like it. Enhorabuena, Jason.

11:52 AM Nov 29 2008 |

rayson

rayson

China

so romantic spark. jason is so kind. he is the right one who  worth devan  to lean on.

01:26 AM Nov 28 2008 |

Ruilong

Ruilong

China

i think they will get togher to see and enjoy the movie firstly,but it will be under a uneasy and embarrassing atmospfere,maybe they dont know what to say but just continue to see the movie without focus on that,i guess next they will know each other after that,and they will become a dream ticket,im sure about that!

04:12 AM Nov 27 2008 |

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