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wing it English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 24 2010

Themes: Music, Romance, School

Quote

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

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“I’m just going to wing it. I didn’t prepare for anything.”

- Jason before choir practice, a test and a date.

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

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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improvise, act without a plan

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Not planning ahead has advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes, you end up doing something exciting that you never thought you could or would do because you didn’t plan. But other times, not planning can get you in trouble.

If you’re not prepared for something, it means you’ll just have to wing it. To wing it is to do the best you can without a plan.

Today, Jason has a big day ahead of him, but he intends to wing it all day. He practices singing with Dale, but does a terrible job because he didn’t prepare. Then he takes a test. Beren studied all night. Jason wings it and believes he did very well. Then he has a date with Devan. She hoped he would make reservations at a fancy restaurant. Too bad Jason planned to wing it.

The phrase wing it comes from the theater. When actors didn’t memorize their lines before the start of the play, the would study them in the wings, or the sides of the stage, where the audience can’t see.

Have you ever had to wing it? How did it go?

Examples

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“The politician did not prepare a speech. She decided to wing it.”

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

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

Winners

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

do something without preparation
by williamwang
to wing means to go unprepared to do something
by monacovalentina
chomo to do sth without planning or preparing it first
by chomo
VadimATP Perform without preparation, improvise
by VadimATP
penguiiin it's the same as to improvise..
by penguiiin
majid_jjs wing it : to do something without planning or preparing it
by majid_jjs
to improvise
by Miss Talant

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nelson27

nelson27

Colombia

so many times in when i was at the school , yes , i did , buut not all the times wings it turnd ok, i remember ina science presentacion i did’t preparate anthing , so my teahcer inmediately said this ’’ you didn’t study anything but don’t worry , i could see , you tried to do your best , and i come back to my chair .


but the next time was different ‘cause was not the samen theacher , this time was the math theacher , and she said , if you didn’t study , i will grade you witha so low grade, and she did it.


in conclusion and to keep persent in our dayly living , we have to be responsable all the time. even whether we have a lot of thing to do .

06:46 AM May 27 2011 |

chanchan01

Viet Nam

if i'm goin' to take an exam such as biology, chemistry, physics test ,ect, definitely i cant just wing it. It's scraryCry

06:08 AM Jan 17 2011 |

Gambit.H

Gambit.H

Brazil

Cool explanation!

05:13 AM Jul 13 2010 |

箬之

箬之

China

but it is very cool

07:46 AM Jun 29 2010 |

箬之

箬之

China

but it is very cool

07:46 AM Jun 29 2010 |

jackbing132

China

 it’s very Interesting

06:23 AM Jun 29 2010 |

Marielys

Marielys

Panama

I do not understant very well

12:01 AM Jun 27 2010 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

I used to wing every thing in my life I am the worst planner in the world :{{ any way it's not so bad ..At least if you lost you ll find a reason ,but what if you planned and lost ??this is the loser's philosophy :}}}}}}

07:52 AM Jun 26 2010 |

myphuong89

myphuong89

Viet Nam

Do something without any plan and then the result depends on your fortune

04:26 AM Jun 26 2010 |

ebabywentao

China

excellent

10:45 PM Jun 24 2010 |

lbazoumlil

lbazoumlil

Morocco

ihla

 

02:11 PM Jun 24 2010 |

sravanjampani

India

Wing it!!

sometimes, I just wing it. (maybe manytimes Laughing) xD

What's worthy in living for? if therz nothing adventurous that spices up your life! :))

 

02:03 PM Jun 24 2010 |

mionfabian

mionfabian

Brazil

I imagine that so…

any biology exam by the way can't be done just wingging it…

I've some horror about biology…

01:33 PM Jun 24 2010 |

Snazz De

Snazz De

United Kingdom

fortunately or unfortunately today, i wing stuffs and somehow how it worked.

11:51 AM Jun 24 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

depen on the moment , as in 
if u have a test u would not wing it bcs u have to study to get a good note !! by the other hand if have a date with a lady , this is the perfect moment to wing it all the time , remember """in hot will not feel anything""" (mexican proverb)

 saludos.

10:44 AM Jun 24 2010 |

alhgag

alhgag

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

in my opinion , i can't do  someting without  preparing

10:30 AM Jun 24 2010 |

marciohp

marciohp

Brazil

Woow! sometimes I like to wing it, its funny!

10:08 AM Jun 24 2010 |

mionfabian

mionfabian

Brazil

Come on Ko… Let's wing it!!

:) ksses

09:59 AM Jun 24 2010 |

jejo

jejo

United States

  • Being prepared for somthing that you plan to do in future is good stategies to organize your tesks. Laughing

 

  • In contrast, wing it will peobebly make the result and consequence not goodCrythen you'll regret.

  • HAVE A GOOD ONE Cool

 

09:51 AM Jun 24 2010 |

mr.qduri

mr.qduri

Nigeria

i remember ,when i wing it in my driving test.i was so desperate.in fact,i was lucky.

Doing something without plane does'n grantee you the success.

wing it means.do what you get 2 do,and hope it ganna work.and this is bad too bad 

06:36 AM Jun 24 2010 |

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