Friday, 5 November 2010

SLANG English

Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's dialect or language. Slang is often to be found in areas of the lexicon that refer to things considered taboo (euphemism). It is often used to identify with one's peers and, although it may be common among young people, it is used by people of all ages and social groups.




PRACTICE
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He's an ace reporter.

My sister's boyfriend is a real airhead.

Your ideas about politics are all wet.
I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.

This town is really an armpit.

What an awesome sunset.

Wow, that was really a bad movie.

After working all day I am really beat.

The movie was a bomb.

This is a really cool place to work.

How did you get the road sign? I copped it.

He is a couch potato.

Doing homework on the weekend is a drag.

His older sister is a fox.

It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.

I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.

I think that he is a nut.

You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you.

When did you hit the sack last night?

I want you to give me a straight answer.

Don't be a sucker.

______________________________________SOURCE: http://www.manythings.org/slang/slang5.html

*NOTE TO EOI  NA2 STUDENTS : Please let me know if you are visiting this blog and taking advantage of it...and,  if so,write a comment! (Ideas and suggestions accepted).

Thank you!

Dulce

6 comments:

Carla said...

Hi Dulce & English students,

This is perhaps one of the parts of English that all English students like to learn (Slang), because such words are widely used in colloquial language.

I strongly believe that this post has been one of your best (including video, good choice!) So congratulations Teacher. Your blog is a DIAMOND!!!


Don't worry, I'll encourage all my classmates at the Advanced Level 2 to participate here and take advantage of your incredible blog (Of course, I'll do it)

Take care friend!

Carla

Toni said...

Hi Sweeter Dulce!

Yes, I'm visiting your blog(s) and you know, though I confess that I don't comment every time I log in.

There are many things to improve our English level.

C-U, girl.
Hugs,
Toni M.M.

Anonymous said...

Hi ex teacher!
We don't have the meanings of "Doing homework on the weekend is a drag" and "You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you."
I can imagine them but...
Cheers from an ex student
Alf
;)

Carlo said...

Instead of the words 'ex-teacher' and 'ex-student' I prefer the words 'former teacher' and 'former student'

It is my opinion, so forgive me if incorrect, and sorry for intrusion.

A short poem:

Dulce:
Sweeter
Teacher

Judit said...

Dulce, I think it's DEAD AWESOME!
I'm studying German this year, but I keep on learning English. It's never enough!
Love your posts. Thank you very much...Vielen Dank :)

Anonymous said...

No problem Carlo, I think both are ok.
Thanks.
Alf