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nostalgic English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Sep 16 2019

Themes: Family, Friend, Time


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

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“I found a picture of me in fourth grade, I think. It brought back a lot of nostalgia, and I became very nostalgic.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about remembering the past

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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thinking about the past and wishing that one could experience it again

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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While looking through old things, Kat found a photo of herself from the fourth grade. Seeing this old picture caused her to start remembering fun experiences from her childhood. In other words, it made her nostalgic.

When a person feels nostalgic, they are having deep memories from the past. They may even wish they could return to the past because their feelings are still very strong. When do you feel nostalgic? Is this a happy or sad feeling for you?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Every Christmas, I get really nostalgic about spending the holiday with my family.”

“My grandparents are really nostalgic about the past and like to tell stories.”

“Mary was feeling nostalgic and decided to drive through her old neighborhood.”


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