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soak up the sun English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 29 2021

Themes: Friend, Hobbies, Weather


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

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“Today, I decided to soak up the sun instead of swimming.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about relaxing in the sunshine

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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relax in warm sunshine; sit in the summer sun

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Kat took her sister to the swimming pool, but she doesn’t feel like swimming right now. Instead, she is enjoying sitting by the pool and soaking up the sun.

When a person soaks up the sun, they sit outside on a warm, sunny day. Some people try to get a tan, but other people just enjoy the warm light of the summer sun. How often do you soak up the sun? Do you prefer swimming or relaxing in the sun?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“The kids are swimming and soaking up the sun.”

“Would you like to go to the beach and soak up some sun?”

“During the summer, I just want to soak up the sun and do nothing.”


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

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