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DIY English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 16 2020

Themes: Family, Hobbies, How To


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

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“Andy here. And today, I’m doing a DIY project.”

—Ebaby!’s Andy, speaking about building bunk beds for his nieces

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do it yourself; make something without paying another person

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Andy is building bunk beds for his nieces to sleep in. He did not pay anyone to help him. Instead, he is doing this project by himself. It’s a DIY, or do-it-yourself, project.

There are a lot of reasons to like DIY activities. When you do one, you learn new skills, and you also save money! Do you enjoy doing projects by yourself? Or do you prefer to pay someone to do the work for you?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I love DIY. I made these pants and painted my house this weekend.”

“Dad isn’t very good with DIY projects. Let’s call someone to help him.”

“When I was a kid, my mom had lots of DIY activities for me.”


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

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I like DIY, such as buying accessories to assemble a computer, repairing bicycle, washing car. But strangely, I hate to make food myself.

02:27 AM Jan 18 2020 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love doing DIY stuff but some things should be done by experts.

04:34 AM Jul 01 2018 |

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Yes. I enjoy doing projects by myself.  I find my father and my husband also enjoying this.

My father ever built a house himself when he was alive. Most things of our home were made by my father such as table, stool, wooden case, even cooking stove with earth and so on.

So is my husband. He made most of the tools in his mechanical works.


I could do some eating such as leben, cold noodle, ice-cream, steamed bun…which might buy from market. 

07:30 AM Jun 11 2018 |

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