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get one's head around something

get one's head around something English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 08 2019

Themes: School, Work


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

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“I was working on some math homework, and there are just some problems I cannot get my head around.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about not understanding her homework

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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understand something; make sense of something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Kat is a smart person, but sometimes, she can’t get her head around her math homework. Today, she has done most of her math homework, but she just doesn’t understand a few of the questions.

When you can’t get your head around something, it means you don’t understand it. It might be homework, or it could be another person’s opinion. Was there ever a time when you couldn’t get your head around something? What do you do to understand difficult things?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I just can’t get my head around his crazy ideas!”

“Were you able to get your head around last night’s homework?”

“Once Fred got his head around Jane’s idea, he liked it.”


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

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