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Off My Chest

Off My Chest English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 16 2009

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Direct vs. Reported Speech

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Though Devan and Jason are happy together, there’s something that’s been eating at Devan. Since he couldn’t remember anything that happened the month before the accident, she lied to Jason when he came out of his coma and said they were together before he fell.

But Devan talked it over with Dale and Ella, who recently revealed a big secret of their own, and decided that she should tell Jason the truth. Watch as Devan sets the stage with a nice dinner and then tells Jason how they really got together.

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Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Jason:  Oh man, such a great dinner.

Devan:  That was so good. I’m so full. Thank you so much for making dinner.

Jason:  Yeah, Marni showed me the recipe. It’s really great.

Devan:  Well, I’ll have to thank her for that next time I see her. That was amazing. So, I have to say, I know I said I wanted to come over to have dinner…

Jason:  Yeah…

Devan:  ...but there was another reason…

Jason:  Why? Wha…

Devan:  ...I wanted to hang out tonight. There’s something I really need to get off my chest.

Jason:  Really? What?

Devan:  It’s been weighing on me for so long.

Jason:  Oh my gosh.

Devan:  Um, I don’t know how to say this. Just first of all, I want you to know I love you…

Jason:  I love you.

Devan:  ...and my feelings for you are completely sincere. But what’s not sincere is the way we got together. See, when you woke up from your coma, I lied to you and said we were together before your coma and we weren’t.

Jason:  I know.

Devan:  You know?

Jason:  I remembered everything about three weeks after I came out of the coma.

Devan:  You did?

Jason:  Yeah. But uh…

Devan:  Why didn’t you say anything?

Jason:  Well, I liked that story better and I felt bad about just…I didn’t like you for all the wrong reasons. I see now that we’re perfect for each other and I love you for who you are, you know?

Devan:  So you’re OK with it?

Jason:  Yeah. I’ve known. I’ve been OK with it the whole time.

Devan:  And so even if my cancer comes back and I lose all my hair, you’re not going to leave? You’ll still love me?

Jason:  Well, don’t ever say that again, but of course.

Devan:  I’m so relieved.

 

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Jason is surprised when Devan says she has something serious to talk about after their nice meal. Devan is nervous about how Jason will react to knowing that she lied to him, so she assures him how much she loves him before she tells the secret.

But it turns out she didn’t have to worry—Jason’s memory came back and he remembered everything, but he didn’t say anything because he likes the way things turned. He sees now that he and Devan are a good match and that it was foolish of him not to like her before just because she didn’t have any hair.

How did you expect Jason to react? Has a lie ever led to something good in your life?

 

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bassel91

Saudi Arabia

hi

10:53 AM Sep 08 2014 |

afufu

China

A lie can never last forever. so, try not to lie.

Both of them did the right thing. They loved each other, they told each other the truth. That's great. That's the fundament of a relationship.

01:25 PM Dec 04 2010 |

laurathuy

Belgium

i really enjoy it, it's very helpful and a good way to study without stress.

 

10:42 AM Aug 28 2010 |

santhosh1034

India

 

Yah I am from India and this an amazing and more interesting to me. Please keep it up

 

05:30 AM Jan 07 2010 |

elystar

Peru

It's really a romantic story, but also unbeliable.

03:05 PM Dec 27 2009 |

Cool English Teacher

Brazil

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." By Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, first line.Smile

07:42 PM Sep 15 2009 |

neda9206

neda9206

Australia

im from iran

 

05:59 PM Sep 14 2009 |

neda9206

neda9206

Australia

hi every body!

05:56 PM Sep 14 2009 |

luise

Taiwan

 

    The boyfriend in the lovely story is so kute and kind

   don`t be doubted you can say the same story            happen in the world aroud you and me

When love in your heart --

11:42 PM Sep 12 2009 |

董清生

董清生

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

really a lovely stroy ! isn't it ?

08:35 AM Sep 10 2009 |

reeee-m

American Samoa

http://doiop.com/anashed.bo-5ader.113455578332.ram

06:44 AM Sep 10 2009 |

benjhamin123

Peru

  1. good

 

12:31 AM Sep 07 2009 |

sexybabe 4 you

Gambia

hello   am from the smiling coast of west Africa the Gambia is just like Heaven just come an have a look or try {www.visitthegambia.gm}

 

03:29 PM Sep 02 2009 |

songminyu

songminyu

China

good

02:36 PM Aug 31 2009 |

diogosc

Brazil

cool

11:53 AM Aug 31 2009 |

Amal-jaber

Saudi Arabia

i am from KSA i hope to speak well in english by ur help

08:32 PM Aug 27 2009 |

Amal-jaber

Saudi Arabia

i am from KSA i hope to speak well in english by ur help

08:32 PM Aug 27 2009 |

ahmadsys

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I FEEL PITY ON THEM .HOW COULD THEY COME OVER THE CANCER PROBLEM?

07:07 PM Aug 27 2009 |

yolion

China

I come from China!

Very cool story

09:22 AM Aug 23 2009 |

harmonyS

harmonyS

Italy

interesting:)

08:14 PM Aug 22 2009 |

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