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the jitters

the jitters

Date: Feb 04 2010

Themes: Romance

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“He gives me the jitters, that feeling you had as a child on Christmas Eve when you couldn’t sleep because you knew something exciting was going to happen tomorrow.”

- Katy Perry talking about how her new fiance makes her feel. (Us Weekly)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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nervous or over-excited feeling

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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There’s nothing quite like being in love. And that makes it a hard feeling to describe. Some people say it’s like sparks flying or fireworks exploding. Others describe it as a feeling of peace and contentment. And Katy Perry says it feels like being a kid on Christmas Eve, when you can’t wait to open your presents the next morning. Her fiance, Russell Brand, makes her feel nervous, restless, and excited all at once. He gives her the jitters.

Getting the jitters is similar to having butterflies in your stomach, another expression that’s used to describe feeling nervous, excited, or in love. But you might also say you have the jitters if you drink so much coffee that you start to feel restless and shaky. When alcoholics can’t get a drink, they get the jitters. And the jitters are also related to a popular dance from the 1940s that involved a lot of shaking and jumping around, called the jitterbug.

Katy Perry and her fiance had only dated for three months before they got engaged. But somehow, even though they’d only known each other for a short time, they just knew that they were meant to be. Maybe Katy’s jitters helped her realize that Russell was the one for her. But what if she just had too much coffee?

Does being in love give you the jitters? What else gives you the jitters? How would you describe the feeling of being in love?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“When I drink too much coffee, it gives me the jitters.”

“Chris got the jitters and didn’t ask Joanne out.”

“I’m terrible at public speaking. Making speeches gives me the jitters. “

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Dassshka exitement,worries un the most pleasant way,languor
作者 Dassshka
huemar cannot sit still with excitement
作者 huemar
Cissy1994 makes her feel nervouse
作者 Cissy1994
feelings of fear or worry,especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
作者 -_-BuRcU-_-
Lubna Alyy nervousness,disturbance
作者 Lubna Alyy
something surprising and exciting
作者 xxxholic.521
anxiety; nervousness
作者 periwinkle.chic

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rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

when i hand up  to the rave's party with my gang i get jitters.

 saludos.

11:04 PM Feb 17 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm To fall in love is an amazing and "horrible" feeling…It is amazing when that feeling is reciprocal so you think you are in the sky on the clouds :)

Now when that feeling is not reciprocal is horrible! It seems you have a black hole consuming yourself in the middle of your stomach!

02:24 PM Feb 12 2010 |

aziz668

Saudi Arabia

Good evening, I am Abdul Aziz from Saudi Arabia

06:15 PM Feb 08 2010 |

butterflayy22

Saudi Arabia

the time i felt it when i move to college after 5 years of dropping

07:33 PM Feb 07 2010 |

weiyaqi

weiyaqi

Egypt

the most significant jitters that impressed me deeply ,is the moment the boy(when he did not know i love him) company,chat ,studying with me.though it had been a long history ….i remember it forever..

03:48 PM Feb 07 2010 |

weiyaqi

weiyaqi

Egypt

the most significant jitters that impressed me deeply ,is the moment the boy(when he did not know i love him) company,chat ,studying with me.though it had been a long history ….i remember it forever..

03:42 PM Feb 07 2010 |

r ! f k i

r ! f k i

Indonesia

I CAN'T BELIEVE KATY PERRY'S ENGAGEMENT!!!!!

GIRL, U DEFINITELY BROKE MY HEART!!!!  BIG TIME!!!  

08:22 AM Feb 06 2010 |

Mebal Lee

Mebal Lee

China

when I was young, many things can give me jitters, like falling in love, making presentation, meeting strangers….. however now ,only horror films can give me jitters. to describe the feeling of being in love? I describe it as peaceful.

04:22 AM Feb 06 2010 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

it does. i feel like i cant stop looking at his face and get together. being in love is magic. its a gift to be in a true love.

12:13 AM Feb 06 2010 |

Tempest

Tempest

Syrian Arab Republic

To possess a feeling of anxiety or restlessness."I was up late last night with the jitters because of that scary movie."

08:48 PM Feb 05 2010 |

edgarin2336

Mexico

Having a blind date with a n incredible guy definetly gives me the jitters…!!!

 

06:04 AM Feb 05 2010 |

akoito

Philippines

thinking that i need to pass the iELTS exam, gives me the jitters..

02:17 AM Feb 05 2010 |

ayhann

ayhann

Turkey

every new thing,new launch in my life gives me the jitters,indeed:D

09:47 PM Feb 04 2010 |

jgbruno

jgbruno

Ecuador

i think you also get the jitters when you're in a roller coaster ride!!!

08:20 PM Feb 04 2010 |

bzqingxiang@126.com

United Kingdom

when I make a mistake in my job giving me jittersSmile

08:13 PM Feb 04 2010 |

Mahatma

Mexico

 

        the most beautiful girl in this world, that is my classmate give te jitters!!!!!!  she will be my girlfriend!!!! ;)

04:02 PM Feb 04 2010 |

Lilli25082000

Germany

doin sports, especially running gives me the jitters… :)

and of course being in love… ♥ 

03:11 PM Feb 04 2010 |

mutlulukkelebeği

Turkey

telling lies makes me jitters .

02:51 PM Feb 04 2010 |

maroo7a

maroo7a

Jordan

THinking of my average at university gives me jitter! Gosh, even the night before the exam makes feel so!

I wish I can get rid of it.

12:18 PM Feb 04 2010 |

Pusander

Pusander

Ukraine

Just one thought about my new job interview gives me the jitters!

11:00 AM Feb 04 2010 |

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