Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going
to learn some slang beginning with the letter A.
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English Slang - Letter A
Today learn slang beginning with the letter A.
||He's an ace
reporter who always gets a good story.
||Do you know where the
action is in this town?
||a stupid person
||My sister's boyfriend is
||Your ideas about
politics are all wet.
||studying all night
||I almost fell asleep
during the test after an all-nighter.
||The gun was useless
after the killer ran out of ammo.
||I really need some
antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
||This entire town is
really an armpit.
||She fell on her
ass on the ice skating rink.
||Sometimes you act like
such an ass.
||What an awesome
YOUR Teacher: Ass
This slang term is used all the time in conversations
among native English speakers. This word really fits for
the theme of the classroom this month.
"You have a really nice ass" (backside or buttocks) is
something a guy might say to his girlfriend. "You are
really an ass" (obnoxious person) is something a girl
might say to her boyfriend. lol.
The following classroom lessons are great for students
who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
Conversation Lesson -
Beginner Level. Let's
Learn English conversation lesson
with a conversation video, a video script, audio
listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
32 - Welcome to the Treehouse!
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna introduces her new partner, MINDY.
They are working together on the new children's show:
"The Time Traveling Treehouse." Then, some coworkers
watch the show. What will they think of the show? Will
they like it?
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! Today is a big day. My first children’s show is on television! Woo-hoo!
I’m excited and nervous.
Ms. Weaver: Hello, Anna.
Anna: Hello, Ms. Weaver!
Ms. Weaver: Some people are going to watch your children’s show. After they
watch it, they’ll tell me what they liked, and what they didn’t like.
Anna: Oh, dear.
Ms. Weaver: They’re in the conference room. They’re in the conference room.
Anna: Hello, everyone. I’m Anna, and thanks for coming!
Coworker 2: What is the show about?
Anna: It’s a children’s show.
Coworker 1: But we are not children!
Anna: This children's show is different. I hope.
Coworker 3: I don’t really like children's shows.
Anna: Shhh, please. The show is starting!
Anna: Oh, hi! Just give me one minute ….oops! Oh well. I can fix that later.
Anna: Hello, I’m Anna! Welcome to “The Time Traveling Treehouse!” This is not a
usual treehouse. It can time travel! That is why it’s called "The Time Traveling
MINDY: Anna, do not forget me.
Anna: Of course not! This is my partner, MINDY!
MINDY: My name means Massive Information Navigation Device, for You!
Anna: That means we can travel to many places and learn many things. Kids from
all over the world ask us questions. We find them answers!
MINDY: Woo-hoo! That is right, Anna.
Anna: MINDY, what is our first question?
MINDY: Layla asks us this question.
Layla: Hello, Anna! Hello, MINDY! I'd like to know -- how do you play baseball?
Anna: That is a great question! MINDY, we need to find her an answer!
MINDY: I know that we can find it, Anna!
Anna: Where am I now? MINDY, now I am on a snowy mountain!
MINDY: That is a good place to learn how to ski.
Anna: Yes, MINDY, but it cannot teach us about baseball! And I don’t know how to
MINDY: Sorry, Anna. Let’s try again.
Anna: Where I am now!? MINDY, I am in the ocean! An ocean cannot teach us about
MINDY: Please don’t yell, Anna. The ocean can teach us about surfing.
Anna: Yes, MINDY, it can teach us about surfing … and sharks! Ahhh!
MINDY: Anna, please wait. I need to fix my navigation device
Anna: MINDY, please fix it faster. And get me out of here … now!
Announcer: Whoa! Is Anna going to be lost forever? Next week, you can watch part
two of “The Time Traveling Treehouse!”
Coworker 1: Aw, man! Will the shark eat her?
Coworker 2: Will Anna find the answer?
Coworker 3: Please tell me the ending!
Anna: So, you liked it?
Anna: Well, you can watch the ending next week!
Anna: Don’t forget to watch next week!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn to say the new words for this lesson. You can also learn
about direct and indirect objects.
Use this video to learn about pronouncing two interjections: "Aw, man!" and
- answer -
n. something you say or write when someone asks
you a question
- ask -
v. to say or write something to someone as a
way of gaining information
- device -
n. an object, machine, or piece of equipment
that has been made for some special purpose
- ending -
n. the final part of something
- fix -
v. to make (something) whole or able to work
properly again or to repair (something)
- information -
n. knowledge that you get about someone or
something such as facts or details about a subject
- massive -
adj. very large and heavy
- mountain -
n. an area of land that rises very high above
the land around it and that is higher than a hill
- navigation -
n. the act, activity, or process of finding the
way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane or car
- partner -
n. one of two or more people or businesses that
work together or do business together
- shark -
n. a large and often dangerous sea fish with
very sharp teeth
- ski -
v. to move or glide on a pair of long narrow
pieces of wood over snow or water
- surf -
v. to ride on ocean waves using a special board
(called a surfboard)
- travel -
v. to go to a place that is far away
- treehouse -
n. a small house that is built among the
branches of a tree for children to play in
- aw -
interjection. used to express mild disappointment or sympathy
- man -
interjection. used to express frustration
- oops -
interjection. used to express surprise or
distress or to say in a mild way that you are sorry about having done or
said something wrong
- shhh -
interjection. used to tell someone to be quiet
- whoa -
interjection. used to tell someone to slow down
or stop and think about something
- woo-hoo -
interjection. used to express excitement
What do you think of Anna's new show? Does it remind you
of a children's show you watched? Tell us about your
opinion of Anna's show and suggest other questions for
Anna to answer. Write about it in the Facebook Comments
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