Oct 172013
 

Teacher Luke: Part 1 in a series about informal British English words and expressions.
Slang basically means informal language which is used among friends, and which isn’t really appropriate at work or in other formal situations.
This podcast is devoted to teaching you some of the most common and well-known bits of British slang. As a British person born and bred, I have lived in London, the midlands and Liverpool. There is a lot of variation in the slang used in different regions of England or The UK. The words I’m going to teach you are words which are pretty normal for me. Scotland, Wales or Ireland may have different variations. Also, people much younger than me, or people in different ethnic groups might use different slang. The slang I present in this episode is a selection of words I grew up with, or words I often hear my friends using.
*RUDE LANGUAGE*
Slang is not rude by definition, but there are some rude words included in this episode. Please consider this before listening or before using in class.

Below you can read the slang terms I present in this episode, with some explanations.
You can expect more episodes in this series in the future.

SLANG TERMS (from A to C)
Ace – If something is ace it is awesome. I used to hear it a lot in Liverpool. Kids thought all cool stuff was ace, or brill.

Aggro – Short for aggravation, it’s the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. In other words – trouble! There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut!

 

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