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get a move on English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 06 2019

Themes: School, Sports, Travel, Work


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

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“I woke up so late! I really do need to get a move on so I can get all of my items to my new house.”

—Ebaby!’s Dominique, speaking about needing to hurry

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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move faster; hurry

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s Dominique’s big day. She will move to a new house, but she needs to get a move on because she woke up late. Now, she needs to hurry so she can get everything done on time.

When you get a move on, you work quickly. Usually, people need to get a move on in order to meet a deadline, get somewhere on time, or not be late. When was the last time you had to get a move on? Are you good at working quickly?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Let’s get a move on! The movie is about to start.”

“We need to get a move on and get to the airport soon!”

“The team really got a move on during the game, and they won!”


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