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Date: Apr 10 2002


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

“I watched the whole class and was hooked!”
- Wesley Snipes, actor, explaining why he started martial arts at a young age.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

addicted, attracted, devoted, fascinated, infatuated

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You can use “hooked” to describe anything that you can live without. For example, if you love to eat chocolate, you’re hooked on chocolate! If you play basketball as often as you can, you’re hooked on basketball. If you watch movies every weekend, you’re hooked on movies.
Unfortunately, many people are hooked on bad things, like cigarettes, or alcohol. Life is a lot better if you’re not hooked on things that can hurt you.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Dude, I’m hooked on Snickers bars. I have to get one right now. I love the chocolate and peanuts.”“

””Are you hooked on this TV show? You watch it every week. What’s so good about it?”“

””My older brother was hooked on drugs when he was a teenager. Luckily, he was able to stop using them. He’s totally sober now.”“

””Don’t get hooked on that cake. You need to save some for your father. He’s going to want some when he gets home!”“


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

Hooked means attracted, addicted, fascinated.
by Lee (Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.)
I think it means “to be attracted” here!
by David
I think the “hooked” means “be attracted”.
by Leeley (Qingdao, China)
In my point of view hooked means something interesting or really good that attracts everybody’s attention.
by Zenaida (Toronto, Canada)
I think “hooked” means a person enraptured by something.
by Araceli (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Hooked: to be attracted
by Lily (Taiwan)

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“Use” should read “anything that you cannot live without”, not “can live without.”

05:50 PM Jul 19 2008 |



like we say here in Mexico:you are¨enviciado¨on video games. Enviciado is the same thing that hooked.Monserratt, from Magdalena de Kino, Sonora,Mexico.

03:37 PM May 15 2008 |




hooked=be attracted = something catch your eyes

12:15 PM Apr 16 2007 |

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