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Date: Oct 13 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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I’m in awkward situations every day. My go-to response is to apologize, even when it’s not my fault. [It’s] easier that way.

—Actress Aisha Tyler, speaking about her career (buzzfeed.com)

Definition

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first thing one thinks of

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Imagine that you have to write a report for school. What is your first step? If you live in the United States, you will probably open up Google to search for information. On the other hand, if you live in China, your go-to search engine is probably Baidu. If you live in San Francisco and need to get across the Bay, you will probably hop on the BART. However, if you live in Paris, the first train you think of might be the Metro. If you are in the US and need to buy lunch, you will probably grab a sandwich. But if you live in Japan, your lunch might be a few pieces of sushi or a delicious bowl of Udon noodles. Everyone has a different go-to, depending on their personality and where they live.

A go-to is the first thing you think of. For example, what do you think of when you are thirsty? Do you want a nice, cold Coke, or is your go-to an iced tea? When you feel tired, is your go-to a big cup of coffee or a short nap? Actress Aisha Tyler runs into a lot of awkward situations in her career. For some people, their go-to might be to get in a fight. Aisha Tyler, however, prefers to apologize, even if the misunderstanding is not her fault. It’s easier that way!

What is your go-to in an awkward situation?

Examples

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“Any time I need a picture of something I call Ryan. He’s my go-to guy for photos.”

“My go-to workout music is Lady Gaga. Her songs always give me a lot of energy.”

“H&M is my go-to store for cute, stylish clothing. I shop there all the time!”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Being the person or thing most trusted to accomplish a purpose.
by williamnewseasonSuper Member!
preference
by MehmetKaragul
a2020 Habit,the way usually she does.
by a2020

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

If I have a good impression about the person I’m dealing with and suddenly there is an awkward occasion I will be soft and calm. But if the person is a jerk I will fight for sure ;)
This is my go-to

09:02 AM Apr 21 2017 |

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kellykwon

South Korea

E-Baby is my go to place to practice English!

09:52 AM Oct 17 2016 |

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Thyphuong

Thyphuong

Viet Nam

My go-to place to practice English is English Baby. I like most of the lessons that are posted every day. Thanks to reading these lessons, I have made a good progress in my English learning.

12:37 AM Oct 16 2016 |

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ARYA30

ARYA30

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Go-to depends on situations and make decide on time,sometimes without delay…

12:18 AM Oct 14 2016 |

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My go-to in awkward situation is thinking.

12:36 PM Oct 13 2016 |

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mike20012

mike20012

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

always helpful : producing desired results or information when needed


 relied on for expert knowledge or skill <the company’s go–to guy>


source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%E2%80%93to

10:56 AM Oct 13 2016 |

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