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baggage English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 08 2010

Themes: Family, Romance

Quote

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

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“It’s my baggage, it goes everywhere I go and it makes my life a little hard sometimes.”

- Jason on his EXTREME amount of emotional baggage.

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

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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ideas and memories from the past that are difficult to forget and make life harder

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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You’re probably used to talking about baggage when you travel. But in addition to the suitcases and backpacks you bring with you when you go, you are also carrying another kind of baggage, emotional baggage.

Baggage is a slang term that refers to ideas and memories from the past that weigh you down. When you experienced something hard in life, it can leave you with some baggage. People often have baggage from heartbreaking relationships or disagreements with their family.

Just as it’s hard to walk through an airport with a lot of bags, it’s hard to go through life with a lot of baggage. Mason tells Jason that he should give up his baggage and have fun with his friends. Jason’s baggage is pretty extreme—some of it dates back to his childhood. The photo Jason carries of his ex-girlfriend and the feelings he carries for her in his heart are not going to help him on dates. He needs to unload his baggage and start fresh.

Have you ever had to let go of some emotional baggage? How did you do it?

Examples

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“He came back from the war with a lot of baggage. He saw a lot of terrible stuff there.”

“She still has a lot of baggage from her last relationship. It might not be a good idea to date her yet.”

“Even though I’m in my 30s, I’m still working through a lot of childhood baggage from my troubled youth.”

Winners

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

_Sasha_ burden
by _Sasha_
past experience that have negative effect to oneself
by periwinkle.chic
panda123 some kind of hardship or burden.
by panda123
nour_2 baggage=sensetive emotions
by nour_2
Aneet It´s something which drag us down and which is only a problem for us.
by Aneet

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Jovana55

Serbia and Montenegro

I have too many baggages. SOme of them are bad for me…they are painful and i want to erase it from my heart,but i cant…i reallu dont know how to do that…

03:06 PM Jul 23 2012 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Living is a build up of baggage and this one we carry with us for life ;) I love to live!

11:02 PM May 14 2010 |

khawlina

United Arab Emirates

it's a new word for me thxxx

02:14 PM Apr 21 2010 |

mary222

mary222

Venezuela

baggages are so hard in this life so we have to throw our baggages away and then we will be free…

12:50 AM Apr 19 2010 |

Amanda_

Amanda_

China

haha~it's so interesting。

sometimes ,we should unload our baggage,even though we

are not  willing to part with something.

 

03:21 PM Apr 15 2010 |

Amanda_

Amanda_

China

haha~it's so interesting。

sometimes ,we should unload our baggage,even though we

are not  willing to part with something.

 

03:21 PM Apr 15 2010 |

Dreamcather

Thailand

yes!! baggages when you carry on some baggages that came to your life some memories are uesful to remember but some are not. it make us stuck in the past only time can heal and you will get over it. 

05:22 AM Apr 15 2010 |

anhchung406

Viet Nam

CoolSmileI THINK THAT THE BAGGAGES ARE REALLY HELPFULL ,TOO.IT CAN CONTAIN YOUR SMALL THINGS THAT YOU HATE TO TAKE IT BY HANHSInnocent

05:21 AM Apr 14 2010 |

Allentank

Allentank

China

it's like the memory that affect someone so hard in the past

01:43 AM Apr 14 2010 |

zhanabrauer

Bulgaria

baggage is part of our life

01:06 PM Apr 11 2010 |

Mimi_Paradin

Japan

ahaha it was funny!! cool opening. i'm the opposite. like i can throw away anything when i feel don't need them anymore.hehe

12:21 PM Apr 11 2010 |

abdu al-rhman

Yemen

throw  baggage away , and enjoy your life ,whatever it' going to happen

09:38 PM Apr 10 2010 |

lenny80a

Germany

My mother is EXTREME amount of emotional baggage. She has a hardship fate.

09:23 PM Apr 10 2010 |

lenny80a

Germany

I brought with me emotional baggage through my life. I told about it with my best friend , and I took  much more time for me. I made sport, yoga , and all in all the best for me. I am free right now, the life weigh me not more down.  

09:17 PM Apr 10 2010 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

  nice slang  it`s like me a lot .      although i have a lot of baggage . i enjoy my life .

06:43 PM Apr 10 2010 |

mardyyang

China

baggage , full of memories, includes sorrow and happiness  everything  iguess!

06:07 AM Apr 09 2010 |

moon_911

moon_911

China

throw  baggage away , and enjoy your life ,whatever it’ going to happen

 

03:42 AM Apr 09 2010 |

moon_911

moon_911

China

throw  baggage away , and enjoy your life ,whatever it' going to happen

 

03:42 AM Apr 09 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

cool slang !!

11:11 PM Apr 08 2010 |

euden-d

Bhutan

This is a new word I learnt. I like it very much. Thanks E Baby!!

10:26 PM Apr 08 2010 |

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