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JOMO English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 04 2019

Themes: Friend, Time


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

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“I was supposed to go to a party today, but instead, I went to the museum. And I’m experiencing JOMO.

—Ebaby!’s Andy, speaking about the joy of missing out

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


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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joy of missing out; spending time alone instead of with friends

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Andy was invited to a party, but he decided not to go. Instead, he wanted some time alone, so he went to the museum. He is having some wonderful JOMO.

JOMO, or the joy of missing out, means that you are having a great time alone. Your friends might be doing something together, but you are happy without them. When do you experience JOMO? Do you enjoy being alone?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I went to the beach alone and experienced JOMO.”

“Mary doesn’t believe in JOMO. She is always with her friends!”

“Do you feel JOMO when you miss a party?”


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

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