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blowhard English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 26 2009


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

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“If you’re a talk show host, you’re a blowhard, right?”

- Jason while visiting the Ed Forman Show.

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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a boastful person, someone who acts like he or she knows everything and is good at everything

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Jason was asked to be a guest on The Ed Forman Show with Ed Forman. Did you notice how Ed’s name appears twice in the title of his show? He’s a little bit full of himself. You could also say he’s self-centered or arrogant. But it suits him because he’s a talk show host. When you host your own show, it helps to be a blowhard.

Of course, just being interviewed on Ed’s show wouldn’t be EXTREME enough for EXTREME English, baby! So Jason challenges Ed to a competition to see who can blow up a balloon faster. Ed asks if a woman from the audience can play too and she wins!

But just because he didn’t blow up a balloon very fast doesn’t mean Ed’s not a blowhard. In fact, he shows that he is when Jason asks him to explain what the term means and he keeps working his name into different words! Instead of “excellent” he says “Ed-cellent” and by “Ed-telligent” he means “intelligent.”

Do you know any blowhards who could fill up a balloon fast with all the talking about themselves they do?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Some people think she is an amazing professor. I just think she’s a blowhard.”

“There’s nothing good on late night TV, just a bunch of blowhard comedians.”


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

dilek23 To me,blowhard means " someone who talks a lot,talkative,or chatty"
by dilek23
hvoya777 You're like to show off
by hvoya777
blustering maybe? who likes to talk
by Miss Talant
Belle~ the people who is always boasting~
by Belle~
_Sasha_ boastful, conceited, vainglorious man; boaster, show-off
by _Sasha_

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United Arab Emirates

someone who wants to brag and show off and maybe who talks about his capabilities all the time, it's annoying in a way!!!

03:41 PM Apr 21 2010 |




  Jason is  an excellent actor He is a good teacher and funny

12:55 PM Mar 21 2010 |




sometimes while we cross in the moll, we could see sales show us their product how good it is, after bying that stuff, isn't real good as their say,they are blowhards.

04:05 PM Mar 11 2010 |



there`s a lot of this sort of people all around the world, it is common to find them in big enterprises specially when they have many years working for the same enterprise.   I really hate them

08:33 PM Dec 22 2009 |



Jason is very talkative person

05:29 AM Dec 19 2009 |



El Salvador

Ahaha Jason is soo funny nice lesson!!

10:26 PM Dec 10 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


11:37 AM Dec 05 2009 |

green greener

United Arab Emirates

Nice Lesson I don't like much a blowhard person especially talkative

12:18 PM Dec 02 2009 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Something is not work correctly, I have had a problem with previous lesson before this and also with this lesson too.They are not loaded.

10:19 PM Nov 30 2009 |


Russian Federation

something is definitely wrong with this blowhard entry(( the definition and explanation parts seem to be  totally unavailable. 

  Could anybody be soo kind as to  copy and paste these parts in their comments?   Thank you in advance:))

09:08 AM Nov 29 2009 |



there  must be something wrong with this lesson, I just couldn't check the definition part!

06:01 AM Nov 29 2009 |

np36Super Member!


I cannot download the definition and examples tab.

10:10 PM Nov 28 2009 |



I could barely understand them without reading the subtitles. I hope I will find a way to improve my listening ability and it'll be easier for me to watch an English video. At least it won't take me long to listen to them. But I do know what exactly a BLOWHARD means! Thx, Jason!

12:34 AM Nov 28 2009 |




jason is always funny!Laughing

12:53 PM Nov 27 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello.where are you from?


09:47 PM Nov 26 2009 |



United States

Jason is funny.

05:55 PM Nov 26 2009 |




i think they speak to fast ….......

05:17 PM Nov 26 2009 |



even tough there was a communication breakdown while downloading. i was able to get the point. i don't agree with the "blow hard'' thing because i used to be a host once…. 

11:57 AM Nov 26 2009 |




The braggin king.

03:34 AM Nov 26 2009 |

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