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no big deal

no big deal

Date: Nov 15 2018

Themes: Celebrity, Sports


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

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“I changed high schools four times, so it was a little rough. But at the same time I was sort of an outcast because I was a skater, so to go to a new school was no big deal.”

Skater Tony Hawk, talking about his experience learning his sport


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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not something to get upset or excited about

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever seen someone win the best prize on a game show? The winner jumps up and down and hugs everybody. He’s just won a fantastic prize, and he’s very excited. It’s a big deal, so it’s normal for him to have a big reaction! It can also be a big deal if something bad happens, like getting in a car accident or breaking a family treasure. People react differently in those situations, but they definitely respond to what happened.

There are a lot of things that happen in life that are no big deal, though. Answering one question incorrectly on an exam, for example, is no big deal. It’s also usually no big deal if you have to wait a little bit longer than normal for dinner, or if you have to drive a little farther to find a parking spot. It’s important to be flexible and to be able to tell the difference between what’s really important and what is actually no big deal.

Professional skater Tony Hawk changed schools often when he was a kid. Because he was interested in skating and spent a lot of time practicing his sport, it was no big deal for him to go to a different school. The people who were important to him were skateboarders, too.

What kinds of things happen in your life that are no big deal? What is something important, good or bad, that has happened?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“John cancelled our dinner plans, but it’s no big deal. I’m tired anyway.”

“Driving on the freeway is no big deal. It’s like any other street, only faster!”

“It’s no big deal if we’re late. The meeting never begins on time anyway.”


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

nataliau no big deal = it is not a big problem
by nataliauSuper Member!
It is not important.
by S01142923Super Member!
Manu4 Not a big problem
by Manu4
not important, not serious
by gellerke
not important, nothing special
by studentgirl1992
not very important or not very difficult
by hooman.pars
ortiz2037 unimportant matter...
by ortiz2037
a2020 Not important.
by a2020
inventive2 nothing very important
by inventive2
Tumfafi Easy(not difficult)
by Tumfafi

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

death is a big deal in life

10:22 AM Nov 15 2018 |

1 person likes this




Failure is no big deal. It matters whether  you draw a lesson from it.

08:16 AM May 11 2014 |

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if i pass my way and someone tries to hurt me with words, it’s no big deal;but it will actually be a big deal  if they try to touch me, in order to wound me…i will react and protect nmyself.

12:22 PM Apr 15 2014 |

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As for me it’s mean ’’It doesn’t matter’’ right!

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11:27 AM Apr 14 2014 |

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no problem

02:16 PM Apr 10 2014 |



no problem

12:52 PM Apr 10 2014 |




is not important man!

01:23 AM Apr 10 2014 |

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