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American Slang
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:Accent:
mediumslang and idiomsconversationtwo men00:47US

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What is "slang," who uses it in your own culture (e.g., male, female, young, middle-aged, old, etc.), and what examples can you think of in your language? What idioms or idiomatic expressions can you think of that are part of everyday language?

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

0Listen each of the short statements by pressing the "Play" button. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. Where did the man go to watch the flick?
A. at a friend's house
B. downtown
C. at a local bar

2. How did the man like the movie?
A. He thought it was outstanding.
B. He thought it was ridiculous.
C. He thought it was weird

3. Why did Dave say his roommate was a real airhead?
A. His roommate thought the Titanic was a Japanese boat.
B. His roommate believed that the Japanese sank a ship called the Titanic.
C. His roommate said that the Japanese won the war using a boat called the Titanic.

4. What did Dave and his roommate do after the movie?
A. They went out for a few drinks.
B. They decided to watch TV.
C. They talked about their hobbies and their parents.

5. Why did Dave decide to hit the sack?
A. He had a basketball game the next morning.
B. He wasn't feeling well because he drank too much.
C. He needed plenty of rest for his test the following day.

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
1. Use the Internet to find five other useful slang expressions and write sample sentences for each. Ask a native speaker the appropriateness of each based on situation, level of formality, and gender.

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