Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
'80s Parties
'80s Parties

Learn English meaning of ‘80s Parties’

Date: Dec 04 2017

Themes: Party, Pop Culture

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

The 1980s was a fun and remarkable decade. It was filled with punk music, the smashing of the Berlin Wall, tons of hairspray, and the very popular side ponytail. Fashion and music from the ‘80s are very unique. People in the United States love throwing ‘80s parties. If you get an invite to an ‘80s party, you need to dress up in your favorite ‘80s clothes.

You could wear a bright neon t-shirt with super tight stone-washed jeans. Put a few scrunchies in your hair and grab your jean jacket. You could even dress up like your favorite ‘80s personality. Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, or the stellar David Bowie would all make great additions to any ‘80s party. Don’t forget your shoulder pads!

Andy recently went to an ‘80s party and had a great time. Dominique is jealous! Listen as they remember all their favorite ‘80s trends.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Dominique

Dominique

Andy_H

Andy_H

Andy_H:  S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f Flashback! Dominique, I just got back from an ‘80s party and I had such a stellar time!

Dominique:  I’m offended, Andy! You didn’t invite me! Like, where was my invite?

Andy_H:  Well, I did bring some scrunchies that were party favors from it. You want one?

Dominique:  What?! Of course! Thanks!

Andy_H:  Great! Oh, it was so cool! They were playing hip-hop and then punk. I even saw a side ponytail.

Dominique:  Aah! What?! Oh, my gosh! Were they playing Kris Kross?

Andy_H:  I am…who?

Dominique:  Kris Kross’ll make ya…jump! Jump!

Andy_H:  Oh, yeah! They did play him!

Dominique:  Oh, my gosh! I am so jealous. They were my first concert.

Andy_H:  No way!

Dominique:  When I went, I wore backwards… What were they called? Overalls! Oh, my gosh! It was amazing.

Andy_H:  Did you do neon?

Dominique:  Yes, of course! Who wasn’t wearing neon back in the day?

Andy_H:  People that weren’t a part of the revolution, apparently. Well, I’ll tell you what. I know it’s a big deal, so next time I hear about that ‘80s party, I’ll let you know.

Dominique:  Please do!

Andy_H:  And also, next week there’s a ‘90s party. Want to come?

Dominique:  Of course!

 

Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Past Progressive Tense" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Discussion

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Andy is singing the first few lines of the iconic ‘80s song “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. He just got back from an ‘80s party, and he’s pretty excited. Dominique is offended that Andy didn’t invite her. She loves ‘80s parties! Andy gives her a scrunchy.

Andy tells Dominique that he had a great time dancing to all the ‘80s punk and hip-hop they were playing at the party. Dominique asks if they were playing Kris Kross. She says Kris Kross was her first concert. She wore neon with backwards overalls. Andy promises to invite her to the next ‘80s party.

Do you remember the ‘80s? What is your favorite fashion trend from the 1980s?

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

Julissita

Julissita

Peru

Well, I can’t remember much of the ‘80s, but I love the music from that time. Great singers as the lesson mentions, like Cyndi Lauper and her classic song ‘Girls just want to have fun’, or Madonna with ‘La Isla Bonita’ and so many other amazing songs. Such great music!

10:20 AM Dec 09 2017 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don’t remeber the 80’s but i like ponytails from those fashions.

10:53 AM Dec 04 2017 |

Likes (8):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast