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face up

Date: Nov 28 2013

Themes: Celebrity

Quote

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

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“It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do.”

Actor Zoe Saldana, speaking about the need to be brave in your life (Famously Quoted)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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deal with (something); confront one’s problems

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever seen a scary movie in a theater? If you look around, you might see people covering their faces with their hands. They can tell when the monster is about to come out and attack someone, so if they turn their faces away, they won’t be as frightened as they would if they looked at the screen.

When we’re afraid, we often put our hands over our eyes so that we don’t have to see what’s happening or about to happen. It’s a natural response to seeing difficult things like people getting hurt. But there are times when you have to watch. Maybe a friend is about to jump into a lake from a high cliff, and you want to make sure she’s OK. Or maybe your daughter looks like she’s going to fall, and you want to try and catch her. In these times, you have to turn your face up to what’s happening.

Actor Zoe Saldana believes that it’s important to face up to events in our lives. It’s not just about scary movies and friends taking risks. It’s also about accepting things that aren’t working out. It’s important not to cover your face from the truth.

Have you ever had to face up to something difficult?

Examples

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“You need to face up to your fears or they will never go away.”

“She should face up to her mother once in a while.”

“It’s time to face up to your money problems.”

Winners

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

 julito to confront an unpleasant situation with resolution
by julito
Manu4 To confront something difficult, to take a challenge
by Manu4
a2020 Deal with.
by a2020
SÉRGIO to accept situations or difficulties
by SÉRGIO

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Comments

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human zhang

China

I have to face up the marriage,bcaz next year I am 27.My mom care much about my personal thing,but I always escape.This makes her very misery.I am a bad daughter.

02:09 AM Nov 29 2013 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

After gradulation,I have a lot to face up…..Sometimes, I just feel confused what I should do,What I need to do,How to make myself achieve the goals….....Life is short,I don’t want to waste lots of time thinking something instead of taking action.! Help…><

02:00 AM Nov 29 2013 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I was really a young shy boy who didn’t even know to approach a girl or maybe falling for them or maybe telling them what I had in my head for ‘em


It was kind of living without being brave, I didn’t really know how to face up to that prob !


When I realized that I was doing bad, I just faced up to it and got in the loving world !

07:46 PM Nov 28 2013 |

sheitooonak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah doing the presentation thing is really hard for me.I think that’s the only thing that I have the fear of facing it.Every time Im doing a presentation I just messing it :((

06:02 PM Nov 28 2013 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I pray not to face up something horrible. Because it will kill me.


I don’t think I will learn something from it. Learning comes from positive experience not negative one. Take inmates who have to face up gruesome conditions in jails. Do you think they’ll learn something from this. No, on the contrary, will become even worse.

04:39 PM Nov 28 2013 |

Fernandinha

Brazil

As @saveme911, presentations make me nervous. This is one thing that I have to face up to in order to enhance my career and my personal life as well.  It doesn’t matter how long is the presentation, I always feel the same symptoms. :)

04:04 PM Nov 28 2013 |

smqueiroz

smqueiroz

Brazil

Every time you face up your problems you learn many things. Even if you fail.

03:55 PM Nov 28 2013 |

saveme911

saveme911

Algeria

To tell u the truth, i am really bad at this “facing up” thing ,maybe cos my life is too peaceful ,but for this Tuesday there will be no holding back ,i got a project to present ,and i can’t accept anything but thumbs-up ,so the only way out to me is to learn how to face up my ridiculous fear and stop its annoying symptoms ;heart pounding ,hands shaking ,stammering…;SO wish me not to end up with an egg on my face .

03:32 PM Nov 28 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Affect 40,   more true than ever the saying ”  crocodile  tears.   oops !! thought the  croc.

01:42 PM Nov 28 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

What would be our  our life if we wouldn´t have to  stand up against all odds and face up to difficulties  with strong determination . It is said the the ostrich bury its face in the sand when sees danger ,why should I  imitate  this feathered bird ,escape is not the solution. I agree with Zoe Saldana . 

01:30 PM Nov 28 2013 |

ibr20

ibr20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

lesson is great.but i dont like to face up with all events(esp bad events).i think its not necessary for me to experience everything but its crucial to use others experiences .

10:50 AM Nov 28 2013 |

rintarn

rintarn

Thailand

I always face up everything that would be happen in my life.  (its just a words  he he)

09:35 AM Nov 28 2013 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

The United State governmnt is facing with financial deficits and has some budget disasters, too. As a matter of fact presedent BaracK Obama must face up those economic problems as fast as he can to relief his popularity among American nations. 

07:52 AM Nov 28 2013 |

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S&W

S&W

China

I think i can take courage to face up to the difficuities in life except scary movie and haunted house.I can’t stop horrible dreams.

06:57 AM Nov 28 2013 |

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coolidge

coolidge

China

amazing

04:53 AM Nov 28 2013 |

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Juneshang

Juneshang

China

I think i am brave and strong.I can do anything if i want.I can do anything  men can do.And i also can do something man can’t.like…......give birth to a baby!  :)


Just joking:)

04:34 AM Nov 28 2013 |

affect40

affect40

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think it’s depend on people and vary but everyone do all his/her effort to face up in difficulties.i have heared about mom saved her daughter’s life against a crocodile in a zoo by thrusting her fingers in the crocodile’s eyes.

04:16 AM Nov 28 2013 |

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