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to learn some slang beginning with the letter C.
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English Slang - Letter C
Today learn slang beginning with the letter C.
||The weatherman made a
good call about the weather.
||Do you know where the
carb is out of adjustment.
||cheap and out of fashion
||That is really a
cheesy looking outfit.
||He is really a
||That really was a
chintzy present you got him.
||Watch out or they will
clip you at that bar.
||I can't go on a date in
||I think that
coke is my favorite soda.
||My date for the dance
was a cold fish.
||I knew they would
collar the robber sooner or later.
||Don't try to con
||This is a really
cool place to work.
||If you steal money you
will end up in the cooler.
showed me his badge.
||How did you get the road
sign? I copped it.
||He is a couch
||I need more time to
cram for the test.
||Try not to step on the
||This car is really
||Everything you say is
||I was really drunk last
night and decided to crash at my friend's
||I came home and decided
to crash for a couple hours.
||The computer seems like
it's ready to crash.
||attempt to get in
||Last semester I had to
crash two classes.
||students attempting to
||Look at all the
crashers in this class.
||Our team creamed
||He felt like he was
going to croak.
||going very fast
||The skier was
cruising down the hill.
||He put the cuffs
on the criminal.
||He has a really
||Could you cut
my whiskey with a little water?
YOUR Teacher: Where is
Plenty of ways to ask "Where is the toilet?" in English.
Where is the can?
Where is the men's room?
Where is the lady's room?
Where is the rest room?
Where is the head?
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13 - Save the Bees!
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In the last lesson, Anna went to visit a home beekeeper.
She was nervous. Does Anna go into the hive? Or will she
continue to live in fear of bees?
Watch the video and then read the video script.
Prof. Bot: We are back with Anna and Caroline and the bees. Last time, Anna was
afraid. (Anna: I'm not afraid of bees!) But Caroline is helping her to stay
safe. Look at sentences that start with "If" to find more conditional sentences.
Remember, Type 1 conditionals use the present tense and "will," and Type 2 use
the past tense and "would." Now, let's find out what happens with Anna and the
Caroline: I have a feeling that your fear of bees will be gone soon. There are
things beekeepers do to protect ourselves. For example, we wear protective
clothing. This is a beekeeper’s veil, suit and gloves. There are other things we
can do, too. If I use a smoker, the bees will stay calm.
Anna: Let’s use smoke … lots of smoke.
Caroline: Okay, Anna, that’s enough smoke. Another thing you can do is stay
calm. Okay. When I lift the frame, you will see the bees.
Anna: I’m ready. Let's do this thing!
Caroline: Okay, let's put on our protective clothing.
Caroline: I will carefully take out a frame. This is where the bees live. There
are worker bees, drone bees and the queen bee. The bees have different jobs. The
queen bee lays the eggs. The worker bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers
and bring it back to the hive. Then they make honey! Now, you hold the frame.
There are the bees.
Anna: There are so many! And they are so busy! Now I know why we say, “busy as a
Caroline: Good job, Anna.
Anna: Caroline, bees are beautiful and important. If I wanted to help the bees,
what would I do?
Caroline: Great question. You can plant native flowers that bees like. Here’s a
book to help you know which ones to plant.
Anna: It’s a beautiful book. And look, it tells you which bees like which types
Caroline: It also tells you how the flowers affect the flavor of the honey.
Anna: Flowers make a big difference to bees. If they don’t eat, they won’t live.
Caroline: Buying local honey also helps the bees. If you want to help bees, do
those two things.
Prof Bot: I learned a lot about bees. Hey, if I worked with bees, I would not
need protective clothing! Guess what? That was a Type 2 conditional. And I heard
a Type 1 conditional, too. (Anna: If they don’t eat, they won’t live.)
Anna: Thanks for the book, Caroline, and the bee puppet and for teaching me
about bees. Look … I’m not scared.
Caroline: Good job, Anna. If you ever want to see the bees again, I’ll be here!
You have my business card. I'll let you see yourself out.
Anna: Thanks! Bye! I will plant tons of flowers!
Bees: Thanks, Anna. (bees spell out the words)
Anna: Sure thing, bees! Oh, and I'm sorry about hitting that hive when I was a
Bees: We love you, Anna. (bees make a heart sign.)
Anna: Take care, bees! (to herself) Which way is the Metro?
Bees: That way. (they draw an arrow)
Prof. Bot: So, if I you want to learn more about bees, visit your local
beekeeper like Anna did. Maybe you can try some local honey, too.
Now it’s your turn. Practice making conditional sentences. If you practice, you
will become better at them. That's type 1!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
- affect -
v. to act on (someone or something) and cause a
- difference -
n. the quality that makes one person or thing
- flavor -
n. the quality of something that you can taste
- flower -
n. the part of a plant that is often brightly
colored, that usually lasts a short time, and from which the seed or fruit
- frame -
n. an open structure that holds something
- lift -
v. to move (something or someone) to a higher
- local -
adj. relating to or occurring in a particular
area, city, or town
- native -
adj. produced, living, or existing naturally in
a particular region
- nectar -
n. a sweet liquid produced by plants and used
by bees in making honey
- pollen -
n. the very fine usually yellow dust that is
produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind
usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds
- protective -
adj. used to protect someone or something :
giving or meant to give protection
- smoker -
n. a piece of equipment used for making smoke
- veil -
n. something that covers or hides something
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