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What's up?

What's up?

Date: Mar 17 2005


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

What’s up?! It’s Friday and we are so happy to end another week and start a new weekend.
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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.




Steph:  Hey Kyle, what’s up?

Kyle:  Not much. Just trying to get some work done. What’s up with you?

Steph:  Oh, not much. Just, uh, I bought a new car.

Kyle:  What’s up with the car?

Steph:  Yeah. It’s a pretty cool car. It’s a new one. It’s a Honda Hybrid.

Kyle:  A hybrid? What’s up with the hybrid?

Steph:  It’s really cool. It’s like, it’s a half-electric, half-gas car.

Kyle:  Cool. So you can plug it in or get gas.

Steph:  Yeah. Totally. So, hey I heard that you were looking for a job. What’s up with that?

Kyle:  I’m unemployed, need money

Steph:  What’s up with that? What happened?

Kyle:  Oh. Just needed a change of pace, something new.

Steph:  Oh that’s cool. Right on. Well good luck with that.

Kyle:  Yeah. Good luck with your car.

Steph:  Sweet. See ya later.



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People use the phrase what’s up everywhere. We use it to say hello and to ask how things are going with a specific topic.
To ask what’s up with is like asking ‘what’s going on with’ that thing.
Used alone as a greeting, what’s up means ‘what’s going on in your life?’ You can answer it if you want. Otherwise, you can just say what’s up back.
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