How to Use American Slang at the Movies

Learn how to use American slang at the movies in this Howcast ESL video featuring English teacher Megan Brach.


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If English is your second language, the first thing you should do is check out Howcast's online English lessons led by ESL instructor Megan Brach. You'll even learn some American slang!



My name is Megan Brach. I have been teaching English as a second language for 4 years. Learning English is not fast nor is it easy, but I am going to help you get started. Are you ready? Let's learn English. So now I'm going to give you 3 slang expressions that you can use at the movies. First, 2 thumbs up, which means the movie was very very good. I give the new Harry Potter movie 2 thumbs up. Next, a bomb. Which means a movie was terrible. I would not go see the new comedy film. It was a bomb. And last, sold out which means there are no tickets left. For example, we got to the movie theater late and it was sold out. So those are 3 slang expressions you can use at the movies.


  • Megan Brach

    ESL teacher Megan Brach is a native New Yorker who has taught English in China, South Korea and New York City. When she isn't in the classroom she enjoys traveling, biking, cooking and spending time with her big family. Megan has a BA from SUNY Binghamton and an MA TESOL from CUNY Hunter College.