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American Slang

II. Listening Exercises
1. Instructions: Listen to the conversation again by pressing the play button and read along with the audio. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Russell: Hey Dave. How was your weekend?

Dave: Not bad. I went downtown to watch a flick with my roommate.

Russell: How was it?

Dave: Oh, the movie was awesome; the company wasn't.

Russell: What do you mean?

Dave: Well, I liked the movie, but my roommate is a real airhead. [Ugh] We started talking about this and that, and he thought the Titanic was some boat the Japanese sank during World War II.

Russell: Oh, oh. Whoa. Not a very bright guy.

Dave: Yeah, and he's a real couch potato. He invited me over to his parent's house to watch TV. Wow. I bet watching TV is his only hobby, but he sure doesn't know much.

Russell: Too bad. Hey, do you wanna go out and get something to drink? It's pretty early.

Dave: Nah. I'm gonna hit the sack. I have a test tomorrow morning, and I wanna be ready for it.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • flick: a movie
    - Hey, let's catch a flick at the drive-in.

  • awesome: wonderful or great
    - The movie is totally awesome.

  • airhead: a stupid person
    . - Ah, she's a real airhead when it comes to current events..

  • couch potato: a person who spends a lot of time watching TV
    - Ah. She's a real couch potato. From morning until late night, she's sitting in front of the TV.

  • hit the sack: go to bed
    I'm going to hit the sack before 10:00 P.M. tonight.

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