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Hard Up for Cash

Hard Up for Cash English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 10 2008

Themes: 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.

People on drugs are always hard up for cash. Jason already caught Devan selling her CDs for pot, but she said she wouldn’t do it anymore. She and Mason even talked about how she was heartbroken over him. So hopefully she’s not using anymore.

But if she’s not, why is she digging around the trash for cans to recycle?

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.

Beren

Beren

Devan

Devan

Beren:  Whoa, whoa, whoa. Devo, what are you doing?

Devan:  I’m getting the cans out of the trash.

Beren:  What are you doing that for?

Devan:  Because somebody threw them away!

Beren:  No, I mean, why…What are going to do with them?

Devan:  I’m going to recycle them.

Beren:  They’re in the recycling.

Devan:  I’m not on drugs! OK?

Beren:  I didn’t say anything about drugs…

Devan:  I already told Jason I’m not doing drugs anymore. I’m just trying to recycle cans because somebody threw them in the wrong bin.

Beren:  OK…

Devan:  It’s not like I’m cashing them in for money.

Beren:  I didn’t say anything about money and cashing them in. But they’re already…You just wanna…They’re in the paper bin and you want to put them in the aluminum?

Devan:  They’re in the wrong bin. I’m just trying to help the environment, Beren. You’re always accusing people of things. You don’t even know what you’re talking about.

Beren:  OK. Sorry. Do you want some help?

Devan:  Yes. Could you please? Here take some cans. We’re helping the environment. This has nothing to do with anything else. I don’t know what Jason told you.

Beren:  He didn’t tell me anything!

Devan:  Saving the environment, OK? Look at, somebody drinks kombucha and they don’t even recycle it. Saving the environment.

Beren:  No need to get stressed out.

Devan:  I’m just saving the environment, Beren.

 

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Discussion

Beren finds Devan fishing cans out of the trash. People who are desperate for money often collect cans and recycle them for the deposit. But Devan swears she’s just trying to be environmentally conscious.

And there are a surprising number of cans in that trash can.

Do you believe Devan?

 

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Sonofmoon

Sonofmoon

Hungary

Devan is a very good adtress. I like her play very much. She really behaves as if she was on drug.

12:20 PM Jan 08 2012 |

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

nice

01:03 PM Jun 16 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

maybe she is ! but she is cute girl,and have a fun talk,and a nice voice

11:54 PM Jun 15 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I don't know what I have thinking but …........I don't believe Devon, she use drugs still. Devon need help with her friends.

05:12 PM Jan 03 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Daven save the world :)

05:02 PM Jan 03 2009 |

rayson

rayson

China

devan is pitiful… she has no money.. and always lied to her friends..it's wrong for her to do the all things  ..... drug  and now the cans  .. my god

07:08 AM Dec 04 2008 |

kotopaksi

kotopaksi

Latvia

You're completely right. She is just an actress, it can be seen on that how she behaves. and she do it well. :)

10:13 PM Oct 30 2008 |

juama

juama

Panama

drugs, I hate drugs.

03:57 AM Oct 30 2008 |

Khulood

United Arab Emirates

Obviously that Devo is hard up for cash, her tone voice is really different, I don't know and the way she talks Whoa, it makes me sure that she is on Drug. In addition, did you all guys notice that Devo is justifying her actions by saying that she is not on drugs, she is not cashing these cans for money, and she is just helping the environment and etc….

Great lesson, I learned new Vocabs such as hard up for cash & pot…. Way to go ENGLISHBABY.. love you lol

09:18 AM Oct 27 2008 |

applee_143

applee_143

Philippines

so defensive~~ haha… now we can tell she's lying~ funny vid~~

02:38 PM Oct 16 2008 |

chenshanwang

China

    environment is very important.  

   the water can float ship, also can flood the it             

  so we must be protect the environment

08:40 AM Oct 14 2008 |

drjmahn

South Korea

Devo looks like doing drugs although she pretend not to do. All think they can control theirselves and easily escape from the seduction of drugs even after being addicted. Not to star to be interested in such things may be a best way not to collect cans from bin for money like Devo.

01:46 AM Oct 09 2008 |

qwertyltrc

qwertyltrc

Viet Nam

I don't know!

06:54 AM Oct 04 2008 |

mehrdad_4349

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I thought its useful for me .
thank you so much.

12:43 AM Oct 03 2008 |

carlitos1104

Mexico

Devan is doing her part to keep this planet alive, global warming is the most dangerous fenomenum for planet earth and it's been caused by contamination. If all of us contributed to recicle trash, reduce consumption and reuse things, we were doing our part to give a few minutes of live to our planet…. think about it…

07:30 PM Sep 28 2008 |

生活是美好的

生活是美好的

China

    helping the environment  is good.but  i think Devan is lying. because  Beren didn't say anything  about drugs and Devan insisted that she was not cashing cans in for  money to drug. it seems like Devan is trying  to make an excuse for her strang behavior. and it is strang that there are a lot of  bottles in the paper recycling bin.

01:28 AM Sep 21 2008 |

gresa

gresa

Albania

Hmmmmm she's saving the environment?

I don't think so.But maybe cashing tham in for money( without thinking about drogs)

11:41 AM Sep 17 2008 |

Almalazy

Almalazy

Taiwan

i think Devan in drugs…..

06:56 AM Sep 17 2008 |

aoyunhui

aoyunhui

China

she deceived herself as well as others.poor guy

01:59 PM Aug 12 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

i feel suspicious i think she is going to cash money for it , she needs help

10:05 AM Aug 05 2008 |

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