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  • A typical English Saturday

  • valentina

    September 6, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Para 1.

    I went to my friend’s house to watch the England game the other day. I walked in and said “How are you?/ALRIGHT?” he gave me a beer/PINT and I said “thank you/TA.” England lost 4-1 to Germany. My friend and I were very disappointed/GUTTED. We decided to go for some food/NOSH/GRUB. The closest pub was selling burgers for £5/A FIVER. When we got to the pub there were some other friends/MATES/PALS there “How are you?/ALRIGHT?” I asked and they said “Good thank you/YEP, TA.”

    Para 2.

    The pub was in a slightly dangerous/DODGY part of the city but the burgers were really good/THE BEE’S KNEES. My friend John is very lucky/JAMMY, he always wins money on the gambling machine but tonight he put £10/A TENNER in the machine and didn’t win. I put £1 in and won £10/A TENNER, “you lucky bastard/you BLOODY Lucky or you BLOODY JAMMY” said John.

    Para 3.

    Then a really attractive/FIT woman walked in, I decided to buy her a drink.
    She was really attractive/FIT but stupid/TWO SANDWICHES SHORT OF A PICNIC. I spent £10/A TENNER on drinks for her but then she got very tired/KNACKERED and decided to go home, I didn’t get her phone number and I was very disappointed/GUTTED. Then my friend Pete arrived, he is stupid/ TWO SANDWICHES SHORT OF A PICNIC and he was very drunk/PISSED. We all said “hello Pete, how are you?/ALRIGHT?”
    John and my other friends/MATES/PALS started making funny insults about Pete/TAKING THE PISS OUT OF Pete.

    Para 4.

    Pete didn’t understand because he’s stupid/ TWO SANDWICHES SHORT OF A PICNIC so he said thank you!/TA! I didn’t have any more money so I asked Pete if I could borrow ten pounds/A TENNER, but he only had five pounds/A FIVER. I had one more drink/PINT and started to feel tired/KNACKERED. We went to the kebab shop next door, there were some dangerous/DODGY men in there, they started making funny insults about/TAKING THE PISS OUT OF us and we almost had a fight. We paid for the kebabs and ate them on the way home, they were the best/THE DOG’S BOLLOCKS.

  • Kerin

    September 7, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Good stuff here @Vale

    Just watch out here:

    Para 1 > I were very disappointed/GUTTED

    > Adjectives like knackered and gutted are what we call ‘Absolute Adjectives’. This means that is generally not capable of being intensified or compared. Therefore we don’t use ‘very’ with these kinds of adjective.

    You might find this interesting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/course/eiam/unit-1/session-47

    Para 2 > you BLOODY JAMMY – both adjectives so you need a noun (e.g. bloody jammy bastard!)

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