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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Coolest way to say "Cheers" - Learn English with Ellen | eJOY English

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Hey, guys! Its Danielle. Do you like Keira Knightley? I think shes great!

Howbout learning some English with Keira and Ellen today?

In order to do that, you'll have to follow these 4 steps.

First, you are going to start by watching the video.

Second, look up new words and phrases, and make sure that you understand the video.

Third, do exercises with the video.

And finally, review words and phrases that you've learned from the video.

First, watch the video with subtitles to see what theyre talking about.

It's good to see you again.

Last time you were here, you were six months pregnant.

I was.

You were cranky, because you couldn't have margaritas.

Oh, so cranky.

It was so annoying. And I was up for an Oscar.

I had to do all of that without drinking. Oh it's impossible.

It is quite, yeah.How old is she now?

She's now 3 and 1/2.

So and she's sleeping through the night?

Only just about a week and a half ago for the first time.

We should celebrate.

bring out the margaritas

Thank you.I would lift it, but my back is out.

So he's going to pour it for you.

And if you run out, there's extra.

I think I could actually finish all of that.

Perfect.Thank you so much. Whenever you can chug, chug.

Can I?

Yes, of course.

Now you have a general idea about the conversation. Next, let's break it down in our second step.

It's good to see you again.

Last time you were here, you were six months pregnant.

I was.You were cranky, because you couldn't have margaritas.

Oh, so cranky.It was so annoying.

Cranky

This is an adjective. If someone is cranky, he or she is easily annoyed and angry.

For example: - You look awful! What happened?

- My six-month-old baby was so cranky last night. I couldn't sleep at all.

Ellen and Keira use the word to describe how annoyed and irritated Keira was

when she couldn't have margaritas (a cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.)

It was so annoying. And I was up for an Oscar.

I had to do all of that without drinking.

Up for something

This is a phrase

If someone isup for something,” he or she is in a situation

to be considered or examined for a particular status or job.

For example: - Donald Trump is up for the election in 2020.

In this case, Keira was up for an Oscar, which means she was nominated for an Oscar.

How old is she now?

She's now 3 and 1/2. So and she's sleeping through the night?

Only just about a week and a half ago for the first time.

We should celebrate.

bring out the margaritas

Thank you. I would lift it, but my back is out.

So he's going to pour it for you. And if you run out, there's extra.

My back is out

Normally, when saying someone or something is out, you mean they are released or leaving from a closed space.

For example: - My dad is out right now. I'll tell him to call you back.

- I'm out. I can't drink anymore.

But when Ellen said, "My back is out," it is actually a common phrase used in the clinic,

meaning that she has essentially suffered a small strain in the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the back.

Frankly speaking, Ellen has a backache.

Run out

Here you can see another usage ofoutin a phrasal verb withrun.”

It means to finish something so that there is none left.

For example: - Stop by the supermarket. We've run out of milk.

Don't forget that you can use the eJOY eXtension to look up slang words, for example.

I think I could actually finish all of that.

Perfect. Thank you so much.

Can I

Chug. Chug.

Can I?

Yes, of course

Can I?” This phrase is short forCan I do something?”

In this particular case, it isCan I drink it now?”

It is the most common way to ask for permission to do something or just to confirm that you are allowed to do it.

For example: - Try the cake.

- Can I? It looks delicious!

Chug

The most common use ofchugis a verb meaning to make the sound of an engine or motor.

For example: - The train chugged up the hill.

It also means to swallow a drink completely without stopping to breathe.

People usually chant this at the person who is drinking, like Ellen did to Keira.

Save this slang to review later by clicking the blue button

Let's pay attention to how Ellen says this sentence:

So he's going to pour it for you.

You can see in the video, “going tobecomes "gonna."

It is the informal short form and very commonly used in spoken language.

For example: - Are you gonna clean up the mess?

Great, so you've gone through the first two steps.

In order to improve your listening and speaking skills,

lets do some exercises with the video.

You can do quizzes to improve listening comprehension, do dictation to practice bottom-up listening

or listen for details, or practice speaking skills.

All the links you're gonna need are in the description below.

And finally, understanding the video doesn't mean you have mastered all the new words learned from it.

Remember, "repetition is the mother of learning."

You have to review these vocabulary words every day to ingrain them in your long-term memory.

So, take the daily challenge and review them on the eJOY App or eJOY extension.

So, you've learned a lot from just the beginning of the interview, right?

You can watch and learn from the whole interview or find more interesting conversations like this on eJOY Go.

Please let us know which video you want to learn next, and give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed the video!

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