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down to do something English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 23 2018

Themes: Friend, Time, Travel

Quote

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

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“Are you down to go to the beach next week?”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, asking her friend if she wants to go see the ocean

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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interested in doing something; available to do something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Today, Kat introduces us to her friend, Ana. She explains that Ana is interested in most activities. In other words, she’s down to do many things. Ana would like to have a water fight, and she’s interested in going to the beach, but she’s not down to pay for Kat’s food.

Most of us are down to help our good friends. We might carry boxes for them when they move. Or we might just be available to answer the phone when they need to talk. What are you down to do for your friends? Would you be down to buy your best friend lunch?

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Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m down to join you at the picnic.”

“Are you down to do a pizza night next Friday?”

“Tina and Jess are always down to help their friends.”

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

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