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weather the storm

weather the storm

Date: Nov 10 2011

Themes: Weather


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

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“If you say ‘I understand’ and rub her back, that’s all she needs. You don’t have to fix her problems. You just have to weather the storm.”

- Actress Rashida Jones on what guys should do to comfort their girls. (Us Weekly)

- 女演员拉西达·琼斯 (Rashida Jones) 谈论男孩应该如何安慰他们的女朋友。(《美国周刊》)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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survive something difficult

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When talking about the weather, a storm involves strong rain, wind, thunder and lightening. But you can also use the word storm to talk about emotions. If someone storms out of a room, she leaves a room angrily. If you have a stormy relationship, your relationship is extremely emotional, with a lot of ups and downs.

Luckily, even the worst storms eventually pass. You just have to be strong and try to get through them. In the same way, when you weather the storm in your life, you do your best to get through a difficult situation. For example, you might get very stressed because you have a lot of work to do for school or your job. You have to stay focused and do your best to get through it, or weather the storm.

The actress Rashida Jones has some advice for guys whose girlfriends have stormy emotions. She says that the best thing for you to do is show her that you care, without trying to fix the problem. You should just weather the storm, or wait for the storm of feelings she’s experiencing to pass.

What do you do to comfort your friends or partner when they’re upset? When have you had to weather the storm in your own life?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Break ups are hard, but you have to try to weather the storm.”

“After my dad lost his job, we all worked hard to weather the storm as a family.”

“I’m sure we’ll be able to weather the storm if we stick together.”


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

It means to be all right despite experiencing serious problems or great difficulties.
by candycandice
to handle a tough situation softly
by vipinkrishnan
Pezhman02 to cope with a difficult situation patiently
by Pezhman02
hmm "weather the storm" may be means to face the problem without escaping , to stand up to it !!.
by La Princesse de la vie
lessen her burdens; get through a difficult situation.
by Bitten by an Arab bug
 julito To be all right despite experiencing serious difficulties.
by julito

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Love being inside when the storm is outside :)

08:00 PM Nov 13 2011 |



O ,I love storm .I hate the sorrow emotion. Once there is a girl who  had been telling me the memory  and sad  feelings about her boy friend who had already  married someone else then ,I felt very bad and at last I could not help telling  her to say no more .Because I was deeply moved and felt my heart could not breathe.

04:26 PM Nov 13 2011 |

noor arqoub


well , I’ll try to wither the storm for success in my studying this year ….

thanks for the easy lesson : )

12:02 AM Nov 13 2011 |

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Maria del Alba


When one of my friends is sad I try to be sympathetic with her and show her I can understand what she is getting through.

When I am sad, I say my boyfriend and friends the best they can do is leaving me alone because I wanna have my own space to think, they must weather the storm.

05:39 PM Nov 12 2011 |

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These days is so tiring and I hurt so bad but I just have to weather the storm… Laughing

03:56 AM Nov 11 2011 |

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Weather the storm means to survive difficulties.

12:52 AM Nov 11 2011 |

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it mean all which hard to be handled, something which make us need paid more attention to solved it

08:53 PM Nov 10 2011 |



United States

I find weathering the storm to be difficult sometimes especially if it’s my own storm. :)

06:16 PM Nov 10 2011 |



United States

So Rashida Jones what you’re saying is if I do what you suggest to a girl  she will miraculously stop whinning, I’d like to see you give it a go, ;-). This is such an inspiring phrase though, sometimes it’s impossible to get through a situation, comfort someone in dispair or win someone’s trust back… you just have to let it be, weather the storm. Life has a lot of ‘storms’ in store for us to front, some will eventually succomb to us , others will overpower us and remind us that we are only human.

05:06 PM Nov 10 2011 |



yeah….tonight i believe i can weather the storm about something  I Cannot Accept.

04:53 PM Nov 10 2011 |

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Syrian Arab Republic

i was talking with he and was next to he all time .

But now ido’t do that more . i give he more space to be only and think.

03:01 PM Nov 10 2011 |

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Saudi Arabia

weather storm need deal quielty.

02:39 PM Nov 10 2011 |

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peyman gh

peyman gh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

the weather of my city  is not storm from past to present.

12:37 PM Nov 10 2011 |




When some friend of mine is upset I think that the best thing to do is keep calm and say few things just to show that you are by her/his side.

Once all people that studied with me did a placement test. The better students would study in a classroom, and who had worse scores on the test would be in another classroom. So, we did it and all of my friends passed to the best classroom, including me, but a friend of mine. She was very stormy and she was really upset cause of this. Then I decided stay with her in the “worst” classroom, and I didn’t care about going to the “best” classroom.

12:11 PM Nov 10 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie


maybe we can’t help each other to get through the storms ,but at least , word sometimes works with most people, it makes them weather the storms.

that’s the way I use to comfort my friends by word and giving them the keys to see the light corners of life after they had a trouble and if I could help them to get through storms I will not spare an effort .

sure everybody had a storm some day and still have so far. 

but they could get through them , or at least ,  weather them.

for me , i can get through storms with the help of others or without that help, but I always find them around me.

12:00 PM Nov 10 2011 |

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Viet Nam

To successfully deal with a very difficult situation/problem = survive a crisis.

07:54 AM Nov 10 2011 |

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“What do you do to comfort your friends or partner when they’re upset? When have you had to weather the storm in your own life?” – I always try to be beside my friend. I always try to calm my friend down by the tender conversation about the difficult situation my friend has. I try to do my best for the good support, that is so important for such stressful situation. It is always better to weather the storm together,that to suffer alone. 

06:11 AM Nov 10 2011 |




if the weather storm i well cover my head

05:03 AM Nov 10 2011 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i always try to find comfortable my friends what can i do for them if i have a strong determination i can do all thing ther are request from me

often we have storm in our lives always we have seriously experience

i guess pleasure of the life is pass bad memories you will discover how much you was mistaken if you dont know life very short you must to exploite all moments with love with fun with storm emotional with passion with real life

i want to be happy i know how i can be the most person happest in the world but i really lack to a practical method if any one want to advice me i will listen with all attention

i dont know what we can do for next step

02:00 AM Nov 10 2011 |

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