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Date: Dec 14 2017

Themes: Celebrity, School, Travel


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Some say overpack, and some say pack less.”

—Activist Malala Yousafzai, speaking about preparing to attend the University of Oxford (The New York Times)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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bring more than one needs on a trip; pack more things than reasonable

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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You will be leaving on a trip soon. Are you the type of person who only needs one small bag with a few simple things? Or do you plan to pack lots of different clothes, a few books, a game or two, some snacks, and perhaps, your favorite stuffed animal? In other words, do you overpack? Many people feel better when they have their own things. It gives them a feeling of security. However, overpacking can also make it difficult to close your suitcase.

Malala Yousafzai is famous for supporting girls education and becoming the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. This year, she began to attend the University of Oxford. When she was packing, she asked her fans what she should bring to the UK. Of course, people answered with their personal ideas, and many of them told her to overpack.

Do you overpack? Did you ever forget something important when you were packing?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Did you overpack your suitcase again? You’ll have to pay more at the airport.”

“My mom always overpacks for road trips. It’s impossible to look out the car windows.”

“You don’t want to overpack when you are going hiking for two days.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Julissita To pack too many things, more than you need.
by Julissita
a2020 Pack more than needed.
by a2020
To pack or prepare overly for something.
by La Princesse de la vie

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