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all-nighter English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 27 2019

Themes: Health, School, Time, Work


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

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“I haven’t really finished my essay, yet. And it’s 11:46 right now. So, it seems I’m going to have to pull an all-nighter.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about studying all night

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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stay awake through the night, usually to study, work, or party

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s almost midnight, and Kat still has a lot of writing to do. She needs to turn in an essay tomorrow, and it will probably take many hours for her to finish. She decides that she is going to pull an all-nighter in order to meet the deadline.

Pulling an all-nighter is never easy, but many university students decide to do this when they don’t have enough time. Instead of sleeping, they continue working and studying. Did you ever pull an all-nighter? Which is better before a big test: sleep or study?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“There’s a big test tomorrow and I haven’t studied at all. I think I need to pull an all-nighter.”

“I’m just beginning my project now. It’s going to be an all-nighter.”

“I get better grades when I sleep instead of pulling all-nighters.”


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