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Date: Dec 01 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Tech


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

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I just wanted to detox. I wanted a little bit of a break.

—Model Kendall Jenner, speaking about leaving Twitter (popsugar.com)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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stay away from unhealthy substances or situations

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you have any bad habits? Most of us have one or two! Some people eat too much unhealthy food while other people might drink too much alcohol. People can become addicted to shopping, gambling, or even being on social media. If a bad habit starts to eat up your life, it might be a good idea to take a break and detox from the situation.

To detox is to take a break from something harmful. It is a shorter version of the word detoxify, which means to get rid of toxins or bad substances. If you eat a lot of sugar, you could detox by going on a sugar-free diet. If you drink too much, you could detox by switching to lemonade instead of beer. If being on social media stresses you out, you could detox by deleting your Facebook account or by going off the grid for a few weeks. The point of detoxing is for your body and your soul to feel clean and relaxed. Model Kendall Jenner was getting a lot of rude comments from people on social media, so she decided to detox from all the negativity by leaving Twitter.

Can you think of something in your life that you need to detox from?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’ve been eating really unhealthily, so I went on a detox diet.”

“You drink too much alcohol. You should detox.”

“She had to detox from social media. People were saying a lot of mean things, and it was really upsetting.”


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

Dizelman Withdrawal from alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
by DizelmanSuper Member!
to take a quiet break and take a breath before start again.
by gresanpu6981Super Member!
going offline.
by La Princesse de la vie
a2020 Leave something.
by a2020

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ola3Super Member!


Bad habits i think are the main culprit about throwing stones on yourself. Unfortanately they don’t dissapear by only strong decision of quitting. It’s like the body that can not get rid of the bad substance in one go but by repeated potion of taking the detox tea or sth else. It’s a long process of working on your mind..

08:22 PM Dec 06 2016 |


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I had smoked for 13 years, and I quitted smoking 2 yrs and half ago. May I use the word “detox”? Such as “I just detoxed from smoking 2 years ago.” instead of “I quitted smoking 2 yrs ago”? However, your explaination of “detox” is “to take a break from” . Does that mean “quit sth temporarily”?

12:41 AM Dec 02 2016 |

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