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tween

tween

Date: Sep 10 2009

Quote

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

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“I do a lot of movies for kids and tweens, and I just think that it’s my responsibility to be a good role model.”

- Actress Michelle Trachtenberg on why she’s no Lindsay Lohan. (Cosmo Girl)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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person between the ages of 9-13

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s definitely cooler to be 13 than 12. The typical American student finishes middle school at 13, and parents often give their children more privileges at this age, like letting them stay out later with their friends. For most Americans, turning 13 is an important milestone.

Another cool thing about turning 13 is that you finally get to be called a teenager. When you’re 12, you’re not exactly a “child” anymore, but you’re still too young to be labeled a teen. You’re stuck in between being a kid and being a teenager. You’re a tween.

Although tweens have always existed, the word is pretty new. It’s used to describe people between the ages of 9 and 13. The term was invented by advertisers who wanted to sell more products to people in this age group. The advertisers found that tweens care a lot about the latest trends and are willing to spend a lot of money (or their parents’ money) to have them. In fact, tweens spend about 1.5 billion dollars a year!

Michelle Trachtenberg is in a TV show that lots of tweens like to watch, called Gossip Girl. She’s also starred in lots of movies that were popular with the tween crowd, like 17 Again. She thinks it’s important for her to be a good role model for all the tweens who watch her show and movies.

Do you know any tweens? What are the good and bad parts of being a tween?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“A lot of tween girls love the Jonas Brothers.”

“I had to hang out with my sister and a bunch of other tweens yesterday. It was terrible.”

“I’m glad I’m not a tween anymore. That’s a tough time of life.”

Winners

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

VOLTS it refers to a pre-teen.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
amico73 Tween refers to a child between middle childhood and adolescence, generarlly in the age range of 8 to 12 years old.
by amico73
old yeller preteen
by old yeller
vania_vd Tweens are children at the age betweenten ten and thirteen.
by vania_vd
sofree I think it's the age a little bit older than kids, around 10, but no more than 15.
by sofree
jbo_353 a girl ages about 8-13...too old for toys, but too young for boys
by jbo_353
A word that is used by marketers to describe youths between the ages of 10-13
by mariyeh_shariati

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CHERIFwLOVE

Albania

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09:45 PM Sep 18 2009 |

Batzul

Mexico

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01:42 AM Sep 16 2009 |

Batzul

Mexico

hello. I am glad to add you as a friend from mongolia. My english not good, I hope you will help me learn English my messenger ID
tel 99818485

01:38 AM Sep 16 2009 |

CHERIFwLOVE

Albania

hello i am man 35 years search woman for rencontres sérieux my respect for you my adress ( ) thenks for you .

11:59 PM Sep 15 2009 |

ernest1

Italy

thanks.

05:03 AM Sep 14 2009 |

vanessa030785

Brazil

It refers to the ones that have 9/13

02:11 PM Sep 13 2009 |

yssifu

Ghana

hello,

   i hope you are cool ok pls i want ur email now so that i can send you my picture to you ok bye

12:03 PM Sep 13 2009 |

ernest1

Italy

Hi.I am a biginer. can you hlp me?? Laughing

How Can I begin speaking english?

11:44 AM Sep 13 2009 |

yssifu

Ghana

hello,

   i hope you are doing good cool and i love you as my friend and here my mail and i will send you my picture to you ok bye

11:23 AM Sep 13 2009 |

jasmine_pop

China

It's so funny.I love the slang.

 

02:26 AM Sep 13 2009 |

nour_2

nour_2

Syrian Arab Republic

thanks …........Wink

good invention…..

10:10 AM Sep 12 2009 |

red balloon

Saudi Arabia

thanx Smile

 

09:51 AM Sep 12 2009 |

Tamarow

Tamarow

Ukraine

I reall don't feel positive about being a tween again! Just imagine: skin problems,Embarassed terrible swings of mood,Undecided generation gap, and first awful kisses Sealedand of course no personal space…. I like being grown-up, enjoy living

06:46 PM Sep 11 2009 |

abuladi

Turkey

because of Lindsay Lohan is my love:))) if she had been Lindsay Lohan,she couldnt my love…))

 

The reason is that

 

Ya??

11:16 PM Sep 10 2009 |

twinky

twinky

Chile

my name is Twinky but I don’t know what it means

11:01 PM Sep 10 2009 |

burukcan

burukcan

Turkey

    I was suppose TWEEN is means BETWEEN.

09:56 PM Sep 10 2009 |

Cool English Teacher

Brazil

Interesting…Kiss

07:50 PM Sep 10 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i'd like to come back to this stage bcs i had my first love and unique love. jejeje.

saludos.

02:49 PM Sep 10 2009 |

~MemoTheHun~

Germany

a lesson doesn’t mean learning a word..

01:01 PM Sep 10 2009 |

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