Catch Word #253 – Just chill

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To calm down, hang out, relax, be easygoing: native English speakers use the word chill in many ways. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy explain how to use this versatile word in four different situations.

The Culips Catch Word series explains idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions used in everyday life. Listening to our Catch Word audio lessons helps improve your English listening and speaking skills. So, get ready to chill out as you listen to this natural conversation between two native English speakers.

Fun facts

Chill was first used as slang to mean something other than cold in 1980. Most of the definitions in this episode come from the idea that, when it’s cold, we move more slowly; when we’re calm or relaxed, we also tend to move more slowly. Also, anger, anxiety, sadness, and agitation all tend to be hot emotions—our body temperatures rise. Chill refers to the lower emotional temperature that comes with being calm.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Chill (out)!
  • Chill (out) with [someone]
  • Chillin’
  • Chill
  • Road rage
  • Wait it out

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: S Migaj (Unsplash.com)

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