Fun Easy English Classroom May 6


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter G
Slang Letter G

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

Today learn slang beginning with the letter G.
Slang Definition Usage
G.E. general education Last semester some of my G.E. classes were pretty tough.
gee whiz Oh Gee whiz! Are we really going to go to go to Disneyland?
geek unattractive and unpopular person That guy over there is a geek.
get naked relax and have a good time I think that we should get naked tonight.
getup costume She wore a crazy getup to the party.
gig job I have a gig on Saturday night from 4:00 to 8:00.
glitch defect This computer program has a glitch.
glitzy fashionable This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
go try Let me have a go at solving the problem.
go bananas go insane I am going to go bananas if I don't have a vacation soon.
going down happening What is going down?
gomer stupid person You are such a gomer.
goof fool He is really a goof at times.
goof mistake He made a really big goof at work.
goofed up made a mistake I really goofed up when I painted my room green.
goofy silly You are always acting goofy these days.
goof off waste time He seems to like to goof off at work.
goof off person who wastes time He is such a goof off at work.
gourd head Use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
grabbers hands You should wash your grabbers before you eat.
grand thousand dollars His salary is thirty grand.
grass marijuana Lots of students smoke grass in the dormitory.
gravy easy money This job is gravy.
groovy good This music is groovy.
gross disgusting Picking your nose is really a gross habit.
gross out awful time The party was a gross out.
grub food Where is the best place to get some grub around here?
grubby unclean and untidy Those clothes are too grubby to wear to the party.
grungy dirty That is a really grungy jacket.
gut stomach He got hit in the gut.
gut basic The gut issue is about what we are going to do now.
guts courage It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: What a geek.

A geek used to be someone who was not cool and possibly doing intellectual things like playing chess or maybe reading Japanese manga or watching anime. Now geeks are actually considered to be cool with many geeks now very knowledgeable about computers.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 14 - At the Hotel
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
At the Hotel

Clerk: Yes, sir. May I help you?

Tony: I have a reservation for tonight. Tony Davis.

Clerk: Just a moment, please, while I check. That is correct. You have a reservation for a three room suite for tonight.

Tony: I’m afraid there’s been a mistake. I only asked for a single room, not a suite.

Clerk: I’m sorry, Mr. Davis, but we have only the suite available. Your request arrived too late to reserve a single. There’s a large convention in town this week and we’re full up.

Tony: Well, if that’s the way it is, I’ll have to take it.

Clerk: Just sign the register here and I’ll have your bags sent up later. It’s suite 718.
Conversation Notes
  • May I help you
  • May I serve you?
  • we’re full up
  • All of our rooms are taken
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

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