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identify with

identify with

Date: Oct 24 2013

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


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

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“It’s hard to say you identify with someone who’s facing life and death and war.”

Actor Jennifer Lawrence, talking about her role as Katniss in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Entertainmentwise)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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relate to; understand; feel the same as

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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To identify something is to know what something is and to call it by name. Maybe you’re walking in the forest and you hear a bird’s song. The song might help you identify that bird, or maybe it’s the color of the bird’s feathers. There’s something about that bird that you know from an experience in your life. Maybe you took a class, or maybe your dad taught you about birds. Somehow you just know what kind of bird is singing this song.

If you identify with someone, you know something about that person that is also true about you. You might identify with her because you went to the same university. Maybe you identify with him because you are both the oldest son in your family. Or perhaps you’re both experiencing a breakup, so you know how terrible it feels and you can identify with that person’s pain.

Jennifer Lawrence is talking about the character “Katniss” from The Hunger Games movies. Katniss is living in a world that is full of war and she has to fight to stay alive. Jennifer has never had that experience, so she can’t identify with Katniss.

Is there someone in your life that you can identify with? What do you share in common?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I can really identify with the main character in this book because I have experienced the same problems.”

“Laura can identify with Molly because Laura grew up poor, too.”

“New moms can identify with each other. They’re all so tired!”


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

cubi1604 Relate to
by cubi1604
That means "to understand someone's feeling" .
by Sir_pouria_H
Manu4 To feel empathy toward someone else feelings.
by Manu4
Jobee agree with feel the same with
by Jobee

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I can identify with my classmate which he was my close friend in the class,

05:12 AM Nov 10 2014 |




I can identify with one of my best friends since we was little in understanding.

11:53 AM Oct 27 2013 |




My father!! his personality and character! he’s my hero!

12:32 PM Oct 24 2013 |



South Korea

I can’t identify with people who face the war in their local area such as in middle east

so I hope they are peacful and they would be stronger not to have the diaster in the future.

I can’t identify with people who are in a big trouble finding food in Africa so I feel quilty when i throw leftout of my food.

I can’t identify with people who are painful under disease, so I can endure my life even if I feel like killing myself.

I hope peace and human right would come around us , so I support Any group which devote their soul for those and give an honor to them. 

05:33 AM Oct 24 2013 |




Know the same feelings

02:59 AM Oct 24 2013 |



I can identify with my cousin .We are both the only son in the family and  need to earn a life by ourselves. On the other hand, we both like drinking ,having a warm family.

01:58 AM Oct 24 2013 |

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