Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey, good to see you here! How’s it going? ‘Chip in’ is a phrase which means you are contributing to something. Whenever you get together with friends to do something, or even just to talk, each of you will chip in, right? Let’s get started! The phrase “chip in” can be used in different situations. But in general it means contributing to something. For example - everybody chipped in to pay the bill. Yes, right. The sentence you used means contributing some money. But, as you know, it can also mean contributing to some discussion. Why don’t you give us an example, Nadia? Okay. For example - “If I could chip in, there are a couple of issues I'd like to raise.” Yes. That’s right. You know how to use it. Do you know any other ways chip in is used? Yes. It could also mean interrupting a conversation. Like for example - “Some senior Army officers chipped in while we were talking, to say it was safe and there was no danger.” Oh really. I never knew that. Thanks a lot I know the other day Kim chipped in to make a point while we were discussing something important. Wow. You used the phrase correctly. Good job. Hey Jones. What’s up? Nothing much man. Remember tomorrow is Ginny’s birthday? Yeah man. I remember. We're going to buy birthday cake and some gifts for her and I'm collecting the money. Do you want to chip in? Yeah sure. I’ll chip in 10 bucks. Thanks, man. Everyone likes Ginny, so everyone is chipping in for her birthday. Great! It’ll be a good party! Hey guys. What’s up? Hey Mica. Eric and I were just discussing environmental issues. Can I chip in? Sure, you probably have something useful to say. So what environmental issues were you guys discussing? We were discussing that plastic bags are still being used all across the country. Some cities don’t allow them, but in most places the government doesn’t do anything about it. Yeah, that’s true. I think the government should chip in and solve this problem because it’s damaging the environment. Hey, what’s up man? Nothing much. Come and join us for cards? Yeah, sure. How much money can you chip in? I'll chip in a hundred bucks but that's my limit. Okay. I’m chipping in a thousand bucks. Isn’t that a lot? For you maybe; you’re new. I’m experienced at this. Okay. Contributing means giving. You can contribute almost anything - money, time, ideas, work. You can contribute to something when you spend some effort or time for it or give something. You might contribute money to your church, and ideas at work. Interrupting means stopping in the middle of something. It’s considered rude to interrupt a conversation that other people are having; you should wait until there’s a break in the conversation. But if you interrupt a crime that’s happening, you might be a hero! The things people do that harm our environment are called environmental issues. Today some environmental issues include climate change, pollution, and energy waste. Cards is a term for all kinds of games that are played with a deck of cards, which is usually a set of 52 numbered rectangular pieces of cardboard or plastic. Some card games involve money and some don’t. People of all ages play cards. Children play simple card games and adults play more complicated card games. Having taken part in some prior activity is being experienced in it. You might be experienced at your job, or maybe not if you’re new. You get experienced by doing something, not by reading about it. Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow. Make sure you come back and watch it! Don’t forget to like the lesson by clicking the like button below. Also use the button on the right to subscribe to our channel for new lesson updates. I believe it was a great session for you, see ya!