Fun Easy English Classroom February 2


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter B
Slang Letter B

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter B.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter B

Today learn slang beginning with the letter B.
Slang Definition Usage
babe girl Look at the babe next to that tree over there.
babes girls We can check out the babes at the park.
baby boomer born in the 1950s or 1960s I think that she is a baby boomer.
bad good Wow, that movie was really bad.
ball great time We really had a ball at the party.
balls testicles He got hit in the balls during the game.
bang great time Going to Las Vegas is a real bang.
bang strong effect Japanese wasabi has a real bang.
barf vomit He had to barf because he drank too much alcohol.
barf-out disappointment That movie was a real barf-out.
bashed crushed The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
bazillion infinite number She can eat a bazillion cookies.
B-ball basketball After school, let's play some B-ball.
beans small amount of money I like this company but they pay beans.
beat exhausted After working all day I am really beat.
beemer BMW He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.
bench not allowed to play He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
bent angry It's OK. Don't get so bent.
big guns powerful people The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
big mouth talk too much Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
big stink big issue The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
biker motorcycle rider He decided to talk to the biker.
bitch mean and unpleasant woman I really don't like working with that bitch.
bitch complain She likes to bitch at every office meeting.
bitchy mean and unpleasant There is no reason for you to be bitchy every morning.
blade knife He carried a ten inch blade with him.
blimp fat person I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when I travel.
blow leave I'm going to blow now.
blew lost He blew all his money gambling.
bod body That girl has an incredible bod.
bomb bad The movie was a bomb.
bombed intoxicated The driver of the car was bombed.
bonkers insane I think I am going bonkers.
boo boo mistake If you make another boo boo like that, you won't have a job.
boob stupid person Your friend is such a boob.
boob tube television He spends the entire day watching the boob tube.
boobs breasts She has really large boobs.
booze alcohol I promised to bring two bottles of booze to the party.
boss great Your car is boss.
bread money I need some bread to pay for my car.
break opportunity A lucky break helped him get the job.
brew coffee Hey, let's go to the coffee shop and get a fresh cup of brew.
brew beer Give me another brew.
brewski beer Give me another brewski.
bucks dollars Do you have a few bucks that I can borrow?
bull lies That story is total bull.
bullshit lies That story is total bullshit.
BS lies That story is total BS.
bummed depressed I was really bummed after I heard the news.
bummer bad experience My trip to New York was a bummer.
buns buttocks That girl has incredible buns.
bushed really tired Every day after work she is really bushed.
bust failure The whole idea was a bust.
butt buttocks That girl has an incredible butt.
From YOUR Teacher: Babe

This word, as in the previous lesson, really fits the theme of the classroom this month. A babe is a slang term used to describe a girl who is very pretty, beautiful, or sexy.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • 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.
Conversation Lesson 33 - Learning America's Sport
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson, the second part of "The Time Traveling Treehouse," Anna finds the answer to this question: How do you play baseball?"
Lesson Video

Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Video Script

Coworker 2: It is time for part two of the children’s show!
Coworker 1: It’s time! It’s time! I can’t wait!
Coworker 3: Shh! I can’t hear it!
Announcer: Last time on "The Time Traveling Treehouse," Anna was lost, really lost. She wants to learn about baseball. But her computer, MINDY, sent her to many wrong places.
Anna: MINDY! Help me! I am in the ocean with a shark!
MINDY: I will try one more time, Anna.
Anna: Please try harder, MINDY!
Anna: Now, where am I? I am at a playground with a baseball field! Yes! I can teach children about baseball here! MINDY, MINDY, it took you a long time. But you did it!
MINDY: Thanks, Anna. Give me a call when you find the answer.
Anna: Okay. Come with me. Let’s learn how to play baseball! This is a baseball field. This is a pitcher's mound. This is first base! This is second base! This is third base! This is home plate!
Anna: To play baseball, you really only need a bat, a ball and a glove. Each team has many players.
    Pitchers pitch the ball.
    Catchers catch the ball.
    Batters bat the ball.
    Runners run the bases.
    Fielders field the ball.
Anna: First, the pitcher pitches the ball to the batter. The batter bats the ball. Then, the runner runs to first base.
Anna: Each time a batter bats, the runners run around the bases. Each time a runner runs across home plate, they score a run! There are nine innings in a game. The team with the most runs at the end of nine innings wins the game!
Anna: MINDY, MINDY, we found the answer! It’s time to return to the treehouse.
MINDY: Good job! That was fast.
Coworker 3: Good job Anna. You know, I still don't like children's shows, but I like this children's show.
Coworker 2: I liked the time travel.
Coworker 1: But time travel is not real. You’re so silly, Anna.
Anna: Yeah, time travel is so silly. Thanks, goodbye. Bye, thank you.
Anna: Hello, MINDY? Are you there?
MINDY: Hello, Anna.
Anna: MINDY, I want to go to China! Until next time …

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.

In this video, learn about agent nouns. These are nouns that indicate someone or something that performs the action of a verb. Usually, they end in " -er."

Use this video to learn American English pronunciation for the "er" ending of agent nouns.
New Words
  • bat - v. to hit (something, such as a ball) with a bat or club
  • batter - n. baseball. a player who is trying to hit the ball
  • catcher - n. baseball. the player who plays behind home plate and catches the pitches thrown by the pitcher
  • catch - v. to use your hands to stop and hold (an object that is moving through the air)
  • field - v. baseball or cricket. to catch or stop and throw a ball
  • fieldern. baseball or cricket. a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting
  • glove - n. baseball. a padded leather covering for the hand that is used to catch the ball and that has individual thumb and finger sections
  • harder - adj. (try harder) working or doing something with more energy
  • inning - n. baseball. one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made
  • mound - n. the slightly raised area of ground on which a baseball pitcher stands
  • out* - adv. baseball. no longer batting or on a base because of a play made by the other team
  • pitchv. baseball. to throw a baseball to a batter
  • pitchern. baseball. the player who throws the ball to the batter in baseball
  • player - n. a person who plays a sport or game
  • runner - n. baseball. a player who is on base or is trying to reach a base
  • * This word is not in the conversation but may be used for further explanation of the game of baseball

Do you work with or play on a team? Did you work with or play on a team in the past? Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking about a sequence of events using agent nouns. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Conversation Lessons

Study all 52 English conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity. These lessons are for beginners.
Source: Voice of America
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.