Fun Easy English Classroom March 6


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter C
Slang Letter C

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

Today learn slang beginning with the letter C.
Slang Definition Usage
call prediction The weatherman made a good call about the weather.
can toilet Do you know where the can is?
carb carburetor My motorcycle's carb is out of adjustment.
cheesy cheap and out of fashion That is really a cheesy looking outfit.
chicken coward He is really a chicken.
chintzy cheap That really was a chintzy present you got him.
clip cheat Watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
clunker old car I can't go on a date in that clunker.
coke coca-cola I think that coke is my favorite soda.
cold fish boring My date for the dance was a cold fish.
collar apprehend I knew they would collar the robber sooner or later.
con deceive Don't try to con me.
cool good This is a really cool place to work.
cooler jail If you steal money you will end up in the cooler.
cop police officer The cop showed me his badge.
copped stole How did you get the road sign? I copped it.
couch potato lazy person He is a couch potato.
cram study hard I need more time to cram for the test.
crap excrement Try not to step on the crap.
crap worthless This car is really crap.
crap lies Everything you say is crap.
crash stay overnight I was really drunk last night and decided to crash at my friend's house.
crash sleep I came home and decided to crash for a couple hours.
crash break The computer seems like it's ready to crash.
crash attempt to get in Last semester I had to crash two classes.
crashers students attempting to get in Look at all the crashers in this class.
creamed beat Our team creamed them badly.
croak die He felt like he was going to croak.
cruising going very fast The skier was cruising down the hill.
cuffs handcuffs He put the cuffs on the criminal.
cushy easy He has a really cushy job.
cut dilute Could you cut my whiskey with a little water?
From YOUR Teacher: Where is the can?

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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Conversation Lesson 13 - Save the Bees!
(Intermediate - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

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?
Lesson Video

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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 bees.
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 bee!”
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 of flowers.
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 little girl.
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)
Anna: Thanks!
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.
New Words
  • affect - v. to act on (someone or something) and cause a change
  • difference - n. the quality that makes one person or thing unlike another
  • 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 develops
  • frame - n. an open structure that holds something
  • lift - v. to move (something or someone) to a higher position (raise)
  • 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 else
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Source: Voice of America
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