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INTRODUCTION
John: Common Expressions used by Young People
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to EnglishClass101.com. I'm John.
Sydney: And I'm Sydney!
John: This is Must-Know American Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 24. In this lesson, you'll learn common expressions used by young people.
John: It's good to know these expressions because even if you don't interact with young Americans, it's possible that you will hear these expressions in US commercials, TV shows, and songs.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Sydney: vibes
Sydney: to hang out
Sydney: word
Sydney: cheddar
John: Sydney, what's our first expression?
Sydney: vibes
John: meaning "a certain atmosphere."
Sydney: [SLOW] vibes [NORMAL] vibes
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: vibes
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: The word "vibes" is short for "vibrations" and describes the atmosphere of a certain person or situation. It's often used in conjunction with another word. For example, if you meet someone and you get along really well, you could get "good vibes" from them. However, if you felt there was something strange about him or her, you could say you got "bad vibes" from them.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Don't talk to him, I got really bad vibes from him." [SLOW] "Don't talk to him, I got really bad vibes from him."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Don't talk to him, I got really bad vibes from him."
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Sydney: to hang out
John: meaning "to spend time with others."
Sydney: [SLOW] to hang out [NORMAL] to hang out
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: to hang out
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Possibly one of the most used slang expressions among children and adults alike, "to hang out" means to spend time with one another. You can use this phrase as an invitation to someone or to describe plans that you have.
Sydney: For example, if you want to ask your friend to do something with you, you can say, "Do you want to hang out?"
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] Do you want to hang out on Friday night? [SLOW] Do you want to hang out on Friday night?
Sydney: [NORMAL] Do you want to hang out on Friday night?
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Sydney: word
John: meaning "OK, agreement."
Sydney: [SLOW] word [NORMAL] word
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: word
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Literally, "word" is a part of speech. But when it's used as a slang expression, it signifies agreement and means "OK." It is usually used in response to another person.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "We're going to leave in 15 minutes. -Word." [SLOW] "We're going to leave in 15 minutes. -Word."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "We're going to leave in 15 minutes. -Word."
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Sydney: cheddar
John: meaning "money."
Sydney: [SLOW] cheddar [NORMAL] cheddar
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: cheddar
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: "Cheddar" is literally a type of cheese, but it can also be used as a slang term meaning "money." No one's quite sure how cheddar came to mean money, but people speculate that it's a variation of "cheese" and "bread," which are also common slang terms for money.
Sydney: This is a very informal word and should only be used among friends. It's used most often by younger people.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Once I get some cheddar together, I'm going to travel the world." [SLOW] "Once I get some cheddar together, I'm going to travel the world."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Once I get some cheddar together, I'm going to travel the world."
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: A girl and her friends go to the mall.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: to hang out
John: "to spend time with others"
John: Colorful lights make the bar more fun.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: vibes
John: "a certain atmosphere"
John: A boy works hard to earn money for a car.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: cheddar
John: "money"
John: Friends agree to meet up later that night.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: word
John: "OK, agreement"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four English Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at EnglishClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Sydney: Goodbye!

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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Hi BAH,


Thanks a lot for pointing that out. The file has been reuploaded. :)


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