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nocturnal English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 26 2019

Themes: Health, Time, Work


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

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“I am on a job that requires me to be nocturnal this week.”

—Ebaby!’s Sheila, speaking about working at night

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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most active during the night

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s night, but for Sheila, it’s also time to work. This week, she is being nocturnal. She will work and do her activities during the night and sleep during the day.

We often talk about animals being nocturnal, such as owls, cats, or bats. It is natural for these animals to be awake at night. But humans can have nocturnal schedules, too. Do you like being nocturnal? Did you ever work at night?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Jay thinks his dog is nocturnal because all he wants to do is play at night. “

“I work at night, so I have a nocturnal lifestyle. “

“My uncle studies nocturnal creatures, and he is awake at night a lot.”


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