понедельник, 28 мая 2012 г.

American slang

May 27th, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore  and Andrew Brož. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers.
This session was devoted to American slang. We spoke about the most common slang words and expressions used by American youth.
It turned out that there are lots of slang words of everyday use which are widely used in spoken language and English language learners actually have to know them so that to understand the speech.
We also listened to the popular American songs and tried to hear all the words and understand their meaning.
We discovered that there are two main sources of emerging slang in America: youth and hip-hop.
It was very interesting for the visitors to get acquainted with American slang. In some situations we tried to correlate American slang word and Ukrainian variant of this word. 

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