Slang Ask and Tell speaking game

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.

 

Suggested questions

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)

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Slang presentation

Without looking above, brainstorm informal ways of saying each of the things below. Many other words not above are also possible.

alcohol

Americans

angry/ annoyed

attractive/ sexually attractive

be sick/ vomit

biscuit/ cookie

cannabis/ marihuana

cigarettes

diarrhoea

die/ pass away

fail/ do something really badly

food

friend

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

lies

lose your temper/ get angry

mad/ crazy

McDonald’s

money/ cash

moustache

off licence/ liquor shop

passionate kiss, e.g. a French kiss

penniless/ incredibly short of cash

pregnant

relax

sit around and do nothing

slightly drunk

the part of your body that you sit on

the police

the TV/ the television

toilet

urinate

very drunk

very rich

very tired/ exhausted

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Mixed answers

Use the mixed answers below to help with the task above. Many of the words above have more than one informal form below.

’tache

a bun in the oven

a spliff

arse

ass

bickie

blotto

blow off

blow your top

booze

broke

bum

chill

chill out

chillax

chuck up

ciggies

crackers

croak

dope

dosh

fags

fart

fit

get laid

go (out) on the pull

grass

grub

hammered

hash

have a shag

have a slash

hurl

kick the bucket

knackered

knocked up

loaded

lolly

mate

merry

nosh

nuts

off your face

offie

pal

pissed

pissed

pissed off

porkies

puke

screw up

skint

snog

spend a penny

spew

take a leak

the bill

the boob tube

the box

the cops

the filth

the little boys’ room

the loo

the pigs (= the police)

the pisser

the runs

the smallest room

the telly

the trots

throw up

tipsy

veg out

wasted

weed

Yanks

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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

bickie

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

booze

broke/ skint

chill/ chillax/ chill out

chuck up/ hurl/ puke/ spew/ throw up

crackers/ nuts

croak/ kick the bucket

dope/ grass/ hash/ a spliff/ weed

dosh/ lolly

fags/ ciggies

fit

get laid/ have a shag

go (out) on the pull

grub/ nosh

have a slash/ spend a penny/ take a leak

knackered

the little boys’ room/ the loo/ the pisser/ the smallest room

loaded

mate/ pal

merry/ tipsy

offie

pissed/ pissed off

porkies

the runs/ the trots

screw up

snog

’tache

veg out

Yanks

Check your answers with the first page.

Test each other on the vocabulary, going both ways.

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