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heads up English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 04 2019

Themes: Family, Friend, News


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

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“Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday, and I’m just texting my brother right now. I’m giving him a heads up so that he doesn’t forget.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about sending an important reminder message

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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alert; information about something important

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Kat’s mom’s birthday is tomorrow! She just remembered that she and her brother still need to get a gift. Kat decided to send her brother a heads up message just in case he also forgot.

When you remember something important or think someone might have forgotten something, it is nice to send a heads up to them. This might help them do what they need to do. When was the last time you gave someone a heads up? Do you like it when your friends remind you to do things?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Give me a heads up when you get there.”

“She sent her mom a heads up to let her know she was going to be late.”

“Thanks for the heads up. I almost forgot about Stacy’s party!”


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