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Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter I
Slang Letter I

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter I.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter I

Today learn slang beginning with the letter I.
Slang Definition Usage
icky unpleasant The food at this restaurant is really icky.
I.D. identification Can you show me some I.D. please?
idiot box television set He always sits in front of the idiot box and never gets any work done.
in fashionable The tie you are wearing is really in.
intense serious This is a very intense situation we are discussing.
ivories teeth She has really beautiful ivories.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: Idiot Box

This slang refers to a television set since watching TV can be done without much thought. A person who sits and watches television for long periods is often referred to as a couch potato.
 
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 4 - Informal Introductions
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Informal Introductions

JIM: Who’s the tall woman next to Barbara?

CHARLES: That’s her friend Mary. Didn’t you meet her at Steve’s party?

JIM: No, I wasn’t at Steve’s party.

CHARLES: Oh! Then let me introduce you to her now. Mary, this is my friend Jim.

MARY: Hi, Jim. Nice to meet you.

JIM: You, too. Would you like a drink?

MARY: Sure, let’s go get one.
Conversation Notes
  • “Who’s” is the contracted form of who is. It is pronounced the same way as “whose” (/ huwz/), but the meaning is different.
  • Didn’t you meet her …? Notice that this is a negative question. Charles thought that Jim had met Mary before. He is now surprised that Jim does not know Mary, and so he uses a negative question to show his surprise.
  • I wasn’t at Steve’s party. Notice that the emphasis here is on “at” although prepositions normally have weak stress. In this case, “at” means “there” (I wasn’t there).
  • Mary, this is my friend Jim. This is a friendly way to introduce two people. It’s common to follow this with “Jim, this is Mary.” In this case, Mary says “Hi, Jim” first.
  • Nice to meet you. This is a typical response after you’ve been introduced to someone.
  • “Sure” is often used in informal conversation to mean “yes.”
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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