Slang ask and tell coin speaking game
Choose one of the words below and ask a personal question about it. If you can then flip heads, you can ask someone in your group to answer that question, but if you get tails (= tell), you must answer the question yourself.
Could you… (if you had to/ if you wanted to)?
Do you… a lot/ too much?
Do you have any experience of…?
Do you think…?
Has any of your friends…?
Have you ever had trouble with…?
Have you ever…?
How do you feel about…?
How many… can you/ do you…?
How many times…?
How much do you spend on…?
How would you describe…?
What do you do in order to…?
What do you do in/ when/ with…?
What do you think about…?
What happened the last time that you…?
What kind of…?
What makes you…?
What would you do if…?
When did you last…?
Would you… if…?
Slang to ask questions about
a bun in the oven/ knocked up (= pregnant)
arse/ ass/ bum (= the part of your body that you sit on)
bickie (= biscuit/ cookie)
the bill/ the cops/ the filth/ the pigs (= the police)
blotto/ hammered/ off your face/ pissed/ wasted (= very drunk)
blow off/ fart (= let gas out of your rear end)
blow your top (= lose your temper/ get angry)
the boob tube/ the box/ the telly (= the TV/ the television)
booze (= alcohol)
broke/ skint (= penniless/ incredibly short of cash)
chill/ chillax/ chill out (= relax)
chuck up/ hurl/ puke/ spew/ throw up (= be sick/ vomit)
crackers/ nuts (= mad/ crazy)
croak/ kick the bucket (= die/ pass away)
dope/ grass/ hash/ a spliff/ weed (= cannabis/ marihuana)
dosh/ lolly (= money/ cash)
fags/ ciggies (= cigarettes)
fit (= attractive/ sexually attractive)
get laid/ have a shag (= have sex with someone)
go (out) on the pull (= go out to find a man or woman for romantic and/ or sexual purposes)
grub/ nosh ( = food)
have a slash/ spend a penny/ take a leak (= urinate)
knackered (= very tired/ exhausted)
the little boys’ room/ the loo/ the pisser/ the smallest room (= toilet)
loaded (= very rich)
mate/ pal (= friend)
merry/ tipsy (= slightly drunk)
offie (= off licence/ liquor shop)
pissed/ pissed off (= angry/ annoyed)
porkies (= lies)
the runs/ the trots (= diarrhoea)
screw up (= fail/ do something really badly)
snog (= passionate kiss, e.g. a French kiss)
’tache (= moustache)
veg out (= sit around and do nothing)
Yanks (= Americans)
Without looking above, brainstorm informal ways of saying each of the things below. Many other words not above are also possible.
attractive/ sexually attractive
be sick/ vomit
die/ pass away
fail/ do something really badly
go out to find a man or woman for romantic and/ or sexual purposes
have sex with someone
let gas out of your rear end
lose your temper/ get angry
off licence/ liquor shop
passionate kiss, e.g. a French kiss
penniless/ incredibly short of cash
sit around and do nothing
the part of your body that you sit on
the TV/ the television
very tired/ exhausted
Use the mixed answers below to help with the task above. Many of the words above have more than one informal form below.
a bun in the oven
blow your top
go (out) on the pull
have a shag
have a slash
kick the bucket
off your face
spend a penny
take a leak
the boob tube
the little boys’ room
the pigs (= the police)
the smallest room
Mixed answers grouped together
Start checking your answers with the lists below grouped together by meaning. This time there is just one per question above.
a bun in the oven/ knocked up
arse/ ass/ bum
the bill/ the cops/ the filth/ the pigs
blotto/ hammered/ off your face/ pissed/ wasted
blow off/ fart
blow your top
the boob tube/ the box/ the telly
chill/ chillax/ chill out
chuck up/ hurl/ puke/ spew/ throw up
croak/ kick the bucket
dope/ grass/ hash/ a spliff/ weed
get laid/ have a shag
go (out) on the pull
have a slash/ spend a penny/ take a leak
the little boys’ room/ the loo/ the pisser/ the smallest room
pissed/ pissed off
the runs/ the trots
Check your answers with the first page.
Test each other on the vocabulary, going both ways.
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