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blow off steam English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Sep 26 2019

Themes: Health, School, Sports, Work


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

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“I got back from my other job recently. It was a stressful day, so I decided to blow off some steam after.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about letting go of stress

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something to relax; release stress

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It was a long day at work for Kat. She is feeling stressed out and a little bit negative about her day. But her work is done now! She is ready to blow off some steam by relaxing and not thinking about her stressful day anymore.

There are many ways to blow off steam. Some people go dancing all night while others prefer to watch a good movie at home. Whatever it is, this activity is a way to release stressful feelings. How do you prefer to blow off steam? Do you prefer to go out or stay in when you need to relax?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My favorite way to blow off steam is to exercise.”

“After that long meeting, I really need to go blow off steam.”

“I know you’re stressed, but yelling at me isn’t the best way to blow off steam.”


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

GWTA do something that makes you forget the stress
by GWTASuper Member!
inventive2 relieve stress; let out energy
by inventive2

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