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draw a blank English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 17 2021

Themes: Friend, School, Work


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

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“I just had something embarrassing happen to me. Somebody asked me for my number, and I totally drew a blank.”

—Ebaby!’s Dominique, speaking about forgetting her phone number

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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forget; be unable to think of the answer to a question

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Someone asked Dominique for her phone number, but suddenly, she couldn’t remember this basic information. She totally drew a blank and forgot. Now, she feels embarrassed because she knows her phone number, she just couldn’t remember it in that moment.

We all have this experience from time to time. Sometimes, stress causes us to forget the answer on a test, or we get distracted and simply cannot remember a basic thing. When was the last time you drew a blank? How do you remember important details?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“What’s your name again? I’m drawing a blank.”

“I can’t believe that I drew a blank during my history test!”

“Sam was embarrassed because he drew a blank when she asked how old he was.”


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

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I drew a blank last time when asked how long my husband and I  had been together.

07:30 AM Jan 14 2019 |

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