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Date: Sep 10 2009


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)


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?


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.”


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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the bad part of being tween is that you are a stupid one and don't know anything and the good part of it is mobbing ur classmates. ;)

12:59 PM Sep 10 2009 |

Dani Guimarães


I wish to be a tween again! Being 9, 10, 11, 12 means that we don´t have serious troubles to be worried about.. Life is just begining!Smile

12:35 PM Sep 10 2009 |




the good part: not work yet!!

the bad part: not drive yet!!Laughing

11:40 AM Sep 10 2009 |



اريد ان يكون لدي صديقه او اصدقاء


11:19 AM Sep 10 2009 |




11:14 AM Sep 10 2009 |



انا لا استطيع التحدث باللغه الانجليزيه


11:08 AM Sep 10 2009 |


American Samoa


06:43 AM Sep 10 2009 |




tweens  means  child  .who  have  much more  dreams  than money..  now    iam  not  one  of the tweens ,have  no  money   but  still  more  dreams   too

03:19 AM Sep 10 2009 |




The good parts is you can be selfish or aggressive, few sense of responsibility, adults may dislike you, but probably won't abandon you.


Bad parts, hmmm, I guess no one really like a kid of 13, lol~

03:13 AM Sep 10 2009 |




tween is a person between the ages of 9-13….this is a new concept for me ….hehe…so i'm not a tween any more?!!!being tweens,they can play carefreely and don't have to worry about things too much!they are innocent!

12:23 AM Sep 10 2009 |

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