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Going Viral
Going Viral

Learn English meaning of 'going viral'

Date: Sep 17 2019

Themes: Pop Culture, Tech


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In today’s world of technology, there is always something new and big on the Internet. It is often something quirky and unexpected, like Psy’s video, “Gangnam Style.”

For a video to go viral, one often just has to be in the right place at the right time. Who knows, maybe you will have a video go viral, and you can get your fifteen minutes of fame.


quirky adj.


Example She always wore a quirky outfit when she went dancing with us.

Example My new dog is really quirky. She likes to lick my toes!

Example My friend Molly has a quirky taste in clothes. Sometimes she will wear stripes with solids or prints.

Example Samantha has a quirky sense of humor - she laughs at things that other people don't think are funny.

unexpected adj.


Example I got some unexpected money in the mail yesterday. My grandmother sent me a check for $500!

big adj.


Example Sometimes it takes a lot of work to get big, but some people become famous very quickly.

right place at the right time expr.


Example A lady on the street gave me two tickets to the Drake concert tonight! I guess I was just in the right place at the right time.

fifteen minutes of fame expr.


Example I got my fifteen minutes of fame in a McDonalds commercial.

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What is your favorite viral video?


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spy’s gangnam style is super cool

08:52 AM Sep 21 2015 |




Baby´s videos are my favorite. Their faces, and this kind of video they are always laughing and making something funny. Nowadays is very likely to become in famous person if you post a good video on social networks. 

03:10 PM Sep 16 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Once upon a time newspapers were the only public source of news and they only published news about big cats, celebrities, main events … and then they took advantage of newspaper boys on the streets to shout “EXTRA! EXTRA! The big news is …” in that time news stories went viral too but not with such grace.

But nowadays all thanks to the net every interesting video, picture, link could easily go viral in a jiffy, I am interested in watching funny viral videos and passing it on to my friends. But I’ve never thought of making such kind of videos.

The drowned Syrian boy photo (Elan Kordi) was one of the latest and most touching viral photo I’ve ever seen on the net.

07:18 AM Sep 16 2015 |

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