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play a role

play a role

Date: May 27 2010

Themes: Health

Quote

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

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“My parents look young too. Genetics play a role.”

- Actress Alyssa Milano on how she continues to look so young. (US Magazine)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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be a factor, have an influence

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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In Hollywood, youth rules. So Hollywood actresses will try almost anything in order to keep looking young, from spending tons of money on fancy lotions to visiting a plastic surgeon for a little nip-and-tuck.

But according to Alyssa Milano, creams and surgery aren’t the only things that play a role in how you look. Your parents play a role in your appearance, too. Alyssa is 37 years old, but she doesn’t look it. She says her parents look young too, so she must have gotten their good genes. Your parents often play a role in determining how you look, act, and think.

Usually when actors talk about playing a role, they mean a character they represent in a movie or TV show. On the TV show Charmed, for instance, Alyssa played the role of a witch. But playing a role can also mean contributing to something, or taking part in it. Alyssa’s parents played a role in her good looks. So thanks partly to them, she’s played a lot of different roles in movies and on TV.

What things do you play a role in? Do your parents play a big role in your life?

Examples

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“I think Dan’s good looks play a role in his success.”

“Mark’s cheating definitely played a role in the break-up of his marriage.”

“Christy’s sense of humor definitely plays a role in her popularity at school.”

Winners

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

pan-panich to be a key factor, crucial importance
by pan-panichSuper Member!
Maja_Roxy that somethings has an impact
by Maja_Roxy
mari mina have a function
by mari mina
_Sasha_ genetics are a key point to looking young for long) to be important, to influence
by _Sasha_
have an influence
by periwinkle.chic
Lubna Alyy effect or influence
by Lubna Alyy
xin7 show up, take part
by xin7

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I like plaing buy the rol


10:38 PM Jan 30 2016 |

thomas121

thomas121

United States

She is also my favorite. I also like her. 

12:11 PM Feb 28 2011 |

optuantuan

optuantuan

China

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgood  love  i   ~~

02:05 PM Jan 07 2011 |

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I guess my personality is similar of my mather so it played a role in my character ;)

In the other hand,my genetics was playied a role by my father ;) 

09:50 PM Jul 08 2010 |

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Sweet DreamsSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

English Baby plays a role in improving my English language.

 

08:11 PM May 31 2010 |

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Hot-Lover

Hot-Lover

Jordan

Hi Every Bodey

06:03 PM May 28 2010 |

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rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Cool

10:16 PM May 27 2010 |

Jéssica Camilo

Brazil

Hey There,

My parents play  a big role, in my studies,  relationship above all my HAPPINESS OMG

02:59 PM May 27 2010 |

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ciccleo

ciccleo

Brazil

I think the way I act plays a roleon the way my tennager students like me. I really like to get into the thinks they like as movies, musics and books.

And yes, my parents play a great role in the way I act. I'm always very anxious just the way they are lol

02:17 PM May 27 2010 |

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aprillou

China

keeping younth caused by many reasons, but gene play a role

01:10 PM May 27 2010 |

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omid9:30

omid9:30

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

God first then my parents a huge role in my life have

12:31 PM May 27 2010 |

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omid9:30

omid9:30

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

God first then my parents a huge role in my life have

12:31 PM May 27 2010 |

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sasoom

sasoom

Egypt

I think the truth of emotions plays an important role in the survival of love forever

11:24 AM May 27 2010 |

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optuantuan

optuantuan

China

In?

09:48 AM May 27 2010 |

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

the lord my god plays a big role in my everyday life!

08:08 AM May 27 2010 |

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vivien.J

vivien.J

China

i like her hat too

05:01 AM May 27 2010 |

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huynh-kieuoanh

Viet Nam

I'm working at in foreign trade field, so mastering English is a must to me, and English plays a very important role in my career, thanks to  it whether I can get more and more clients ?

Of course, my parents play a role in my appearance, act and thought, I look like my Dad much more than my Mom, but my characters are same same my Mom, and I'm so proud of being those…  

04:01 AM May 27 2010 |

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xin7

xin7

Chile

My parents look young too. I hope I have gotten their good genes.

By the way almost every person I know, can't believe that I'm 23, they think that I'm 18 or even less

 

03:52 AM May 27 2010 |

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Amar pandey

India

My Grand mother has great influence on my life. It has been 8 year since she passed away, but I still feel her warmth.

I greatful to my parent and friends for their support, what I am now.

03:47 AM May 27 2010 |

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suyoung

suyoung

South Korea

my parents play a big role in my apprearance. i am pretty tall for a girl. my mom and dad are also tall mom is 166cm, dad's 180cm. i must have gotten their genes of hight. thank them for it.

03:35 AM May 27 2010 |

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