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Learn English meaning of 'Snapchat'

Date: Mar 05 2019

Themes: Hobbies, News, Pop Culture, Tech

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

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In 2011, three university classmates created a new app called Snapchat. Like other websites and apps, Snapchat digitizes your life. It lets you share short videos and pictures with friends. You can follow famous people and your favorite companies. But unlike those other websites and apps, Snapchat is temporary. Your photos and videos disappear after people see them.

Wait, what? The photos and videos disappear? That’s right. Although you can save your own content, you can’t save other people’s content. For some people, this is frivolous. For other people, this is awesome. They can see life in real time as it happens. All of us at English, Baby! think Snapchat is great for language acquisition, and we hope to see you there soon!

Dominique just realized that she can follow English, Baby! on Snapchat. Listen to this English lesson to find out if you should follow us too.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Andy_H

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Dominique

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Andy_H:  Hey, Dominique. Guess who’s on Snapchat?

Dominique:  Not me.

Andy_H:  Wait, you’re not on Snapchat?

Dominique:  No, I think it’s kind of frivolous.

Andy_H:  How is Snapchat frivolous? I mean, first of all, you get to see everyone’s story on their lives. If anyone doesn’t know what Snapchat is, it’s this wonderful app where you can send tiny pictures or moments to other people. It digitizes your world and lets you talk to everybody else.

Dominique:  So, English, Baby! is now on Snapchat?

Andy_H:  English, Baby! is now on Snapchat.

Dominique:  Wow, I hadn’t realized that educational content was on Snapchat. I think I might join and follow them.

Andy_H:  I think you should. In fact, pull your phone out.

Dominique:  All right.

Andy_H:  And give me one second. There you go.

Dominique:  Thank you!

Andy_H:  You know, this is awesome because so much of language is just learning things moment to moment and talking in a really natural way. Personally, I think Snapchat is really nice for that.

Dominique:  I know.

Andy_H:  Now, language acquisition can come in six to seven seconds.

Dominique:  Yes.

Andy_H:  Nice Snapchat, Ebaby! Nice Snapchat.

 

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Discussion

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How many ways are there to learn a language? Can an app help you do it? Andy thinks so. He believes Snapchat is awesome for language acquisition. Why? First of all, it’s interesting. You see other people’s lives and share your own. Second, it’s quick. A snap is only a few seconds long, and you only watch it once. Third, people talk in a really natural way on Snapchat.

Dominique knows what Snapchat is, but she thinks it’s a little frivolous. Maybe, Dominique doesn’t want to see other people’s lives or share her own life on an app. When Andy tells Dominique that English, Baby! is now on Snapchat, she changes her mind. She hadn’t realized that this app can be used for educational content, too. Snapchat digitizes language learning in a fun way!

What is your favorite app? Do you follow English, Baby! on Snapchat?

 

Comments

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Umnia

Sudan

Well I like snapchat and it is very good to follow English baby on it ,for me especially because I need natural talking ,great thank for English baby .


06:48 AM Mar 05 2019 |

fashionme

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

grate


07:14 PM Oct 30 2016 |

Plawyer

Plawyer

Turkey

I am looking for snapchat  can you tell me how to get it…?otherwise I can not follow other disappeared :) 

12:55 AM Oct 25 2016 |

king khaled

Saudi Arabia

I don’t like snapchat and same apps because I see too much people consume their time on such apps. without real benefit.

07:54 AM Oct 23 2016 |

Tnbich

Viet Nam

I think it’ s awesome for language acquisition!

02:32 AM Oct 22 2016 |

MESS

MESS

Turkey

I have zero interest in Snapchat. To me, it makes no sense at all. I haven’t even downloaded the app. Why would I share my life on a digital platform at all? What’s the point? Instagram seems to be a better option. 

07:41 PM Oct 21 2016 |

ARYA30

ARYA30

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I didn’t try snapchat but I think its so good for chat and learn English


May I test it…

06:31 AM Oct 21 2016 |

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hermitlady

China


  Wechat is my favorite app, another is CiBa.



  No. I don’t follow english baby! On snapchat. Because I don’t know this way of EBABY. I would think if I knew I could follow it .



  Who can tell me what is EBABY on snapchat? Who can tell me how can I find the snapchat of EBABY app? Oh. If it were true, it might be one of the best way of learning english.



   Please tell me how can I get the app of snapchat of Ebaby.


06:12 AM Oct 21 2016 |

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ola3

ola3Super Member!

Ukraine

Apps are great tools to make our life easier and are amazingly helpful to achieve our goals. You cannot loose them like a textbook. They are always there on the screen sending notifications of taking on the new challenge. I’m not in Snapchat, but I have a couple of apps and websites that changed my life and helped me to believe that impossible is possible. My favorite app is 5k run. Now I’m going through 10k. Before I couldn’t even cover 400 m of jogging. I follow some English websites as well including English Baby. Just don’t give up in our digitized hectic world:) oops, forgot about Pokemon go.

03:29 AM Oct 21 2016 |

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