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wing it English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 06 2021

Themes: School, Time, Work


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

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“Today, I have a test, and I didn’t prepare for it! So, what this means is that I’m going to have to wing it.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about using creative thinking because she is unprepared

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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improvise; do something without a specific plan or complete knowledge

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Today is a test day for Kat. Unfortunately, she didn’t have time to study. She knows some of the information from class, but for some test questions, she will need to wing it. Hopefully, her answers will be correct!

To wing something is to make it up, to create information in the moment. When students wing it on a test, they try to create correct answers, even if they don’t know the information. When did you need to wing it? Do you study before every test?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I like to wing it when it comes to lunch. I never plan what I’m going to eat.”

“I forgot to bring the directions, so we’ll just have to wing it.”

“When the plan didn’t work, the team had to wing it.”


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

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