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Sit Tight
Sit Tight English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘sit tight’

Date: Mar 21 2017

Themes: Party, Soap Opera, Travel

Grammar: Plural vs. Possessive "S"


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Imagine this: You are waiting for a friend to meet you at a coffee shop. Your friend is late, but you want to stick to the plan. You drink a cup of coffee and order two cupcakes. Finally, your friend calls. She is looking for a parking spot, and she’s insistent that she wants to see you. You could tell her that you need to leave, or you could sit tight and continue to wait.

When a person sits tight, they stay in the same place and wait patiently for someone or something. Sometimes, it isn’t easy to sit tight. For example, your friend who is meeting you at the coffee shop took forever to get there. You could just tell her that you want to take a different approach and meet on another day. But you’re a good friend, and you want to see her today. So, you sit tight and wait.

Kelsey and Dominique are helping Andy prepare a welcome home party for Sheila. But they are having trouble finding general party supplies. Find out who needs to sit tight in today’s soap opera.

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Dominique:  I can’t believe how terrible parking is! Do you have the list?

Kelsey:  The list…. Uh, yeah…. Got it!

Dominique:  OK. So, what do we need for Sheila’s welcome home party?

Kelsey:  Oh, wrong list. Here we go. Let’s see.

Dominique:  I don’t think this is a parking spot, either!

Kelsey:  Well, there’s quite a bit left on the list.

Dominique:  OK, yeah. We’re going to need to find another parking spot.

Kelsey:  OK, I have an idea. Why don’t you sit tight, and I’ll run to the store. That way, we don’t have to park the car again.

Dominique:  OK, sounds good. I’ll call you if I have to move the car. Good luck! And Kelsey, make sure you stick to what’s on the list!

Kelsey:  Will do!

Dominique:  Hey, Kelsey. I’m still parked in the same spot.

Kelsey:  OK, great. I went to the first store, but they didn’t have anything we needed… no cupcakes, no cakes, no donuts… nothing sweet at all.

Dominique:  Really? Well, we can try something else.

Kelsey:  We could, but Andy was very insistent about the cupcakes.

Dominique:  What else is on the list?

Kelsey:  Balloons and…. I don’t know, it’s really hard to read Andy’s handwriting. I think it just says: “Cupcakes, balloons, and general party supplies.”

Dominique:  General party supplies?

Kelsey:  Yeah, what do you think?

Dominique:  I don’t know. Let’s find the balloons.

Kelsey:  That’s good. OK. I have another idea. Sit tight, and I’ll try another store.

Dominique:  Sounds good.

Dominique:  What? Oh, hey.

Kelsey:  We should try somewhere else.

Dominique:  That took forever. You didn’t find anything?

Kelsey:  Well, no, not for the party. But I found this super cute hat, and then I got this big plate, and this snake thing…

Dominique:  But none of that was on the list.

Kelsey:  Well, no. They didn’t have anything, but… I mean, well, not for Sheila.

Dominique:  Really. Nothing?

Kelsey:  No! I looked all over the store, and I couldn’t find anything that qualified as “general party supplies.”

Dominique:  OK, maybe, we need to take a different approach.

Kelsey:  Yeah…

Dominique:  You sit tight, and I’ll go look for…

Kelsey:  Oh, look! That car is moving. Why don’t we park the car there, and then we can both get coffee?

Dominique:  OK, sounds good.


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Kelsey and Dominique are trying to help Andy prepare for Sheila’s return. Andy gave them a list of general party supplies that he needs. However, Dominique is having trouble finding a parking spot, so Kelsey tells her to sit tight. She will go shopping while Dominque stays with the car. Kelsey promises to only buy things for the party, but of course, she buys many things for herself instead.

After trying many different stores, Kelsey tells Dominique that there were no party supplies. There weren’t even cupcakes. Although, she did find a great new hat. Dominique is tired, so they decided to try a different approach. They will park the car, go get coffee, and try to find Andy’s party supplies together.

Is it easy or difficult for you to sit tight? What do you use as general party supplies?



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For me is easy to sit tight. I have a lot of patient for together and often my friends ask me how I do it!

10:51 AM Mar 23 2017 |

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I often sit tight and wait for my parents to pick me up.

05:59 AM Mar 23 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am patient but sometimes it is difficult to sit tight.i use balloons,streamers,cake for the party.

01:33 PM Mar 21 2017 |




Meeting up with a friend is great but sitting tight for a long time waiting that my friend showed up, it is as though ants are crawling up all over my body. Party supply are widely in use: balloons, hats, but above all a good vibe and food. 

08:15 AM Mar 21 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am great to sit tight for meeting a friend!

Of course it is not easy for me because I hate waiting and I never do that to anyone but sometimes it is worth to wait for someone you really care but not forever! 😏

I dont stick to a list for my parties I prefer simplicity but good food is an important part of that! 😀

02:02 AM Mar 21 2017 |

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