Fun Easy English Classroom June 2


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter J
Slang Letter J

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

Today learn slang beginning with the letter J.
Slang Definition Usage
jack around waste time All you do is jack around every day.
jam trouble I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.
jam play music I really like to jam with this jazz group.
jamming good This concert is really jamming.
jerk stupid person That guy is such a jerk.
jillion an infinite number of She can eat a jillion cookies.
jock an athlete My roommate is a jock for the basketball team.
john toilet The john really smells.
joint bar Where is the closest joint to here.
joint marijuana cigarettes He is good at rolling joints.
junkie drug addict Sam is a junkie.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: Jerk

A jerk is a stupid person not intellectually but more in the way they act. This slang term can also mean someone who is not nice.
Additional Lessons
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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 5 - What Time Is It?
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
What Time Is It?

NATASHA: What time is it? We’re going to be late!

TONY: It’s a quarter after seven. We’re on time. Don’t panic.

NATASHA: But I thought we had to be at the restaurant by 7:30 for the surprise party. We’ll never make it there with all this evening traffic.

TONY: Sure we will. Rush hour is almost over. Anyway, the party starts at 8:00. But I do need help with directions. Can you call the restaurant and ask them where we park our car?
Conversation Notes
  • It’s a quarter after seven. This phrase is one of the most common ways of stating this time. It means: “It’s 15 minutes past 7:00.” Another possibility here is to simply say: “It’s seven fifteen.” In general you can say: “It’s a quarter past the hour.” How do we know the time of day? Look for context clues: “evening traffic.”
  • In the dialog, Natasha and Tony are going to a surprise party. They need to be on time. Therefore there is an element of stress and urgency. When someone is stressed for time you can use expressions like: Don’t worry. / Don’t stress. / We’re fine. / We will be on time.
  • Natasha thinks the surprise party begins at 7:30. There are two different ways to express this time. You may say simply “seven thirty” or “half past seven.”
  • Rush hour is the time of day—usually in the morning and evening—when traffic is heavy because of people commuting to and from their workplace by bus, by car, by subway, on foot, etc.
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Additional 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.

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.

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

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