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catnap English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 15 2019

Themes: Health, School, Time, Work


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

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“Because I’m feeling really tired, I think I’m going to take a catnap before I do anything else… for a little bit, just so I can be energized again.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about needing a short rest

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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short, light rest; quick sleep

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s a busy day for Kat, and she has already done many things. Before she continues her projects, she needs a rest… but just a short one. She plans to take a catnap so she has the energy to continue her work.

A catnap is a short, light rest. You might not even fall asleep during a catnap, but you will feel just a little better after you close your eyes. When do you take catnaps? Do you feel refreshed after only a little sleep?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I need more sleep than just a catnap!”

“Take a catnap, and then you will be ready to go out for the night.”

“Mary had just enough time for a catnap before her class.”


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