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hit the books English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 09 2018

Themes: School, Time, Work


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

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“Because I’m a university student, I tend to hit the books pretty often.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about doing her homework

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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study hard

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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In today’s English video, Kat introduces herself as a university student. She goes to school in the US state of California. At this moment, she is getting ready to hit the books, or study. Like most university students, she needs to study a lot.

Most students know how important it is to hit the books. But students can also be lazy or just need to take a break. Are you the type of student who hits the books often, like Kat? Or do you ignore your studies until it’s almost too late?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m going to hit the books tonight. I have a big test tomorrow!”

“She knows this material well. She must really be hitting the books.”

“You’re doing very well in this class. I suggest you hit the books.”


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andreia silva


hi. Nice video . thank you! i hit the book all the time because i love to read, specially the bible and christian books. bye

02:42 PM Apr 09 2018 |




when i was in university ,just at exam week i was getting hits the book. Finally i’ve managed all in term.

02:03 PM Apr 09 2018 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


a very nice topic that relates to this days for me.i need hit the books but I’m a little lazy or just maybe because I studied and hit the books a lot before and think I’m ready and don’t need to study.

04:33 AM Apr 09 2018 |

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