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go overboard English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 11 2020

Themes: Fashion, Hobbies


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

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“I was only planning to spend $20, but it seems that I went a little overboard when it came to shopping.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about spending extra money

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do too much; be excessive or extreme

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Kat was planning to do a little shopping. She had $20 and a plan to get a couple small things. But when she got to the store, she saw many things that she wanted. She bought them and spent $145. Now, she thinks that she might have gone overboard.

It is easy to spend more money than you planned or to do more than you thought you would. Sometimes, we just get excited, and we go overboard! When was the last time you spent too much money? Do you go overboard often?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I love shopping, but it’s important to not go overboard and buy everything!”

“Mom went a bit overboard for my sister’s birthday. She even decorated our yard!”

“Look out! Steve may have gone overboard when he went shopping for your birthday present.”


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

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yesterday i went overboard in my shopping and I do it often.

07:21 PM Nov 19 2018 |



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