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Not His Type

Not His Type English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 02 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Second Conditional


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Jason was pretty sure Amanda was the one. But it didn’t work out. Devan was really into Mason. But she didn’t get him either.

Amanda and Mason wound up together, so why not Jason and Devan? Would that be so crazy? They have grown closer through her struggle against cancer. Watch Marni suggest the match to Jason.

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Jason:  Man, you’re so lucky. I gotta get a significant other like you have. It’s pretty sweet that you’ve found, like, the perfect person.

Marni:  Well, I’ve been thinking about…Well, maybe, but I’ve been thinking about you and what about Devan? What about…What’s goin’ on there?

Jason:  Well, I don’t know. I mean, we have been spending a lot of time together. You know?

Marni:  Yeah.

Jason:  But, I just don’t think she’s my type.

Marni:  Why do you say that? What is your type? So, you like cheerleaders or something? Or sorority girls?

Jason:  No. But, uh…I don’t know. I’m more into, like, like bad girls and stuff. She’s kinda sweet, like kind of girl next door, you know?

Marni:  Well, but she’s, I mean…I would think…Bad girl? I mean, like, define bad girl. You just want someone who’s bad for you? Who’s mean? Or, like, you want…

Jason:  Well, that’s often an unfortunate side-effect of dating bad girls, somebody who’s bad for me and mean.

Marni:  Right.

Jason:  But I just mean someone who’s, like…who has more of a dark side, more of a sense of danger. You know.

Marni:  Well…Yeah. I don’t know that that stuff is necessarily Devan, but I think…I don’t know. She’s artsy. She’s got a lot goin’ on for her. That seems like somebody you’d be interested in…

Jason:  But I’m also worried about though, like, what if, like…’Cause she told me that…that you know about the whole…the cancer thing. You know.

Marni:  Yes.

Jason:  And I’m worried that, like, you know, if we started dating now that it would, like, be based on that and then, like, if she…You know, once things go back to normal it would be, like, we wouldn’t know how to relate or something. You know what I mean? It just seems like an unstable foundation for a relationship.

Marni:  OK. Well, I guess I can see that, but it seems also like there’s more to it. You guys have had a history and you’re helping her go through this, being a good friend, and, I don’t know, sometimes that can strengthen the relationship.

Jason:  Yeah. I mean, you’re right. Like, the perfect person can be, like, right under your nose and you don’t know it.

Marni:  Yeah.

Jason:  I’m not so sure that it’s perfect for it. I don’t know.

Marni:  That’s a tough one.


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When Jason tells Marni that he’d like to find someone as perfect for him as her boyfriend is for her, she suggests that he date Devan.

But Jason says Devan isn’t his type. She’s a little too sweet. Plus, he’s not sure if it’s wise to fall in with someone through a traumatic experience.

Marni points out that there are lots of great things about Devan and that she and Jason were friends long before she got cancer. As the conversation ends, Marni seems to have convinced Jason to think about it a little.

Do you think Jason and Devan would make a good couple? Is helping someone through a hard time a good way to fall in love or the wrong way to begin a relationship?



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glassy heart

Saudi Arabia

nah i dont think so,but morelikly best freinds.Jason has diffrent intrest than Deven. thats mean if they start  seriouse arelationship and the cancer becom real,uh that would be so diffecult to both of them and Jason will get bored one day. it will end their relation sooner or later.But helping her as freind will be much better right now.

09:47 PM Mar 01 2013 |


MasbararSuper Member!


Jason likes bad women and Devan is not a bad woman.Jason likes adventures,wants experienced woman.So Devan and Jason can have problems in the future.They can be just good friends.

11:04 PM Nov 01 2012 |

Maria del Alba


Well, I think it is not pretty good to fall in love with a person who is through a hard time. Maybe, it is good for the person in that moment, but at the end it is not good for anyone because things can get confused between each other and you can confuse affection with love because you get the support of that person but when the bad experience ends you really know what you really feel to that person who has been supported you.

10:50 AM Oct 16 2011 |



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09:09 PM Jul 22 2010 |


Russian Federation

I hope things will be alright for Devan, but if not…and if Devan and Jason get into the relationship, it is going to be a beautiful and at the same time a very sad love story… Anyway,I think if you help someone when he or she is in trouble, you spend a lot of time together, therefore, get to know each other better, and it is most probably that finally you fall in love with each other.

07:10 PM Jan 24 2010 |



For me I like them together. I wish they were couples in real life. There's a chemistry between them.

08:53 PM Feb 13 2009 |

English fans


  I can"t understand.


02:27 PM Jan 19 2009 |





01:22 PM Jan 17 2009 |



I think Jason will make a good friend with her . but I must say , friendship are not the  same as love.

11:42 AM Jan 16 2009 |


Russian Federation

I think it's not really nice to talk about the girl like that! If you liked her just date her, if not… Especially she is sick, so be a good friend for her and find yourself someone nastySealed  to date! Then you will cry on her shoulder, but it'll be too late!

07:24 PM Dec 17 2008 |




It is quite tough for me to understand why jeason want a bad girl,and let a sweer girl away.but i dont think they will be a good couple,as someone said,Devan is not Jeason's type,ands i dont think forced to be a couple or being couple reluctantly will have a good future,so i suggest they give up to be couple!

09:39 AM Dec 05 2008 |



sorry, i mean ghost9046. It's a weird system here


07:19 AM Dec 05 2008 |



yes, i agree with you

07:16 AM Dec 05 2008 |



I agreed with what ghost9046 said

03:17 AM Dec 05 2008 |




I don't think that's a good start for a new relationship.Personally,i have done the similar thing like Joson,but i don't want a gril fall in love with me because of my helping her out.That's a little bit ridiculous and unsteady.I want to be with a girl who really know me and love me because she know what kind of person i a.

I appreciate that she trust me and ask me for help, and i will do my best to help her out as a good friend.I suppose that's what a friend mean.

02:52 AM Dec 05 2008 |




I’m pretty rational for these things…I’m not able to fall in love me with someone for compassion!

06:55 PM Dec 03 2008 |




I think that this it is not the better way to start a relationship…keep someone for compassion is not always love,kind man and womam…but brotherly love! even more if one of the people are sick!

06:48 PM Dec 03 2008 |



why do men always say that; in previous episode, it was obvious there was a spark between them and now , he doesn't like her


11:06 AM Dec 03 2008 |




nobody knows wich way is the best and most correct when it it is talked about intimate relationship.

10:42 AM Dec 03 2008 |

venissa sun


Love is a amazing thing, but hard to happen only because the other one is good enough. I think

it's hard to get Jason and Daven

09:44 AM Dec 03 2008 |

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