Catch Word #17 – Wasted

Have you ever been wasted? It is a slang word for something that is fun and important if you are going to a lot of parties. Check out Robin’s story below and see if you can guess what wasted means.

Expressions included in the learning materials:drunk

  • Wasted
  • Drunk
  • Throw up
  • Vomit
  • Buzzed
  • You are gone
  • Bowling
  • Pissed
  • Hangover
  • Yuck
  • Pre-drinking

Sample transcript:

Harp: For sure, what is the special Catch Word today?

Robin: “Wasted.”

Harp: “Wasted.”

Robin: “Wasted.”

Harp: OK so what is “wasted”?

Robin: “Wasted” means, for example, if I go out and I drink a whole bunch of alcohol I get wasted, so I am completely, completely drunk.

Harp: So, wasted is when you are drunk?

Robin: When you are completely drunk, completely, absolutely.

Harp: Not a little bit, completely.

Robin: You are gone.

Harp: So, I feel like you need to tell me about the last time that you were wasted.

Robin: The last time I was wasted, well, I was on a cruise ship, I was visiting one of my friends and he was working on this cruise ship and he had access to a lot of alcohol, he was friends with the people behind the bar and the first night I got on and he took me to the bar and we drank and drank and drank and because of that I was pretty wasted.

Harp: Nice, I want to go on a cruise ship.

Robin: Yeah, you should come next time.

Harp: Yeah!

Robin: Yeah, yeah!

Harp: Excellent! OK, so now, “wasted” and “drunk,” they have the same meaning.

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast