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makeover English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 01 2009

Themes: Fashion

Quote

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

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“Extreme makeover! Just like the one English, baby! got. I’m going to look so much better!”

- Jason on his new look.

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

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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improvement to one’s look; change in appearance

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Welcome to another episode of EXTREME English, baby! Getting a new haircut or putting on a new set of clothes for the first time not only makes you look different, it also makes you feel different. That’s how you know you’ve had a makeover: when you feel like a new person.

Jason has been wearing the same uniform since he went to the Olympics last year. Marni suggests that it might be time for a makeover and Jason agrees that that’s just what he needs, especially since English, baby! just got a new look.

So Marni starts giving Jason new clothes to try on. He tries everything from hats to a pink flowered shirt. Some makeovers are easier than others, and Jason has a hard time finding a new outfit that suits him.

Devan notices how extreme the makeover has become and suggests something simple. Why not just add a Super Member symbol to the original outfit? It’s perfect! You see, a makeover can be simple as long as it transforms you.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“We need to give my sister a makeover. Her hair and makeup are so ugly!”

“They gave the building a complete makeover from new paint to to new floors. You won’t even recognize it!”

“Your website looks like it was designed in the late ‘90s. It is in serious need of a makeover.”

“The TV show takes people who used to have drug problems and gives them makeovers to help them get jobs.”

Winners

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

VOLTS a complete reconstruction and renovation of something.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
kachya well, to smth agian from the begining to make it better;)))
by kachya
nono_cute i think it meanz change or to be changed , somethin like that....^^
by nono_cute
an extreme makeover is a radical change of your phisical appearance
by monacovalentina
nour_2 makeover means transforming..........
by nour_2

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Comments

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charming princess

Saudi Arabia

This video is coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool Cool

06:00 PM Sep 02 2010 |

lenny80a

Germany

The TV show EXTREME NICE takes ugly people to transforms in nice people. They feel like very happy because of makeover.

10:12 PM Apr 28 2010 |

lubnan

lubnan

Indonesia

oh my god

12:06 PM Dec 19 2009 |

mauricio.rey

Colombia

Extremely hard change in appearance

08:52 PM Nov 29 2009 |

fathah

fathah

Qatar

looseover eh???

07:25 AM Oct 17 2009 |

steveruan

China

change appearance….

04:53 AM Oct 11 2009 |

aliaalia3

Egypt

to change my look to the best

05:28 PM Oct 06 2009 |

blouz

blouz

France

i think he said anything

03:50 PM Oct 06 2009 |

Eydo

Eydo

Turkey

makeovera complete transformation of the appearance of someone or something,, is good for changing and refreshing like re-chargingJ  (aba)

12:01 PM Oct 06 2009 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

I think it mean "excessively".

03:22 AM Oct 06 2009 |

CoRv!S

CoRv!S

Colombia

...I agree with all guys, makeover is really relevant for us!!!!!!

02:06 AM Oct 06 2009 |

kate_bui205

Viet Nam

i hope i will speak to every oneSurprised

03:01 PM Oct 05 2009 |

chinatang

China

I hope i can experience it someday

07:48 AM Oct 05 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

 makeover is the most important for our life . we need to change our life style to

 better becoz it geve us confidents ` good look ` and  better felling.

10:24 PM Oct 04 2009 |

luise

Taiwan

 

   Its just for fun and make little happy for you and me

12:52 PM Oct 04 2009 |

luise

Taiwan

 

   Its just for fun and make little happy for you and me

12:52 PM Oct 04 2009 |

assia

assia

Algeria

in other words ,a massive change in every thing.

08:21 AM Oct 04 2009 |

assia

assia

Algeria

it means changing from the worst to the best in the way you live,you act ,,and theway  you dress.

08:20 AM Oct 04 2009 |

))~~#~~RO$E~~%~~((

Saudi Arabia

It means changing,,

thanx,

01:29 AM Oct 04 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Like we say here "giving a remodeled" in something or someone ;)

01:17 PM Oct 03 2009 |

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