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much ado about nothing

much ado about nothing

Date: Aug 10 2017

Themes: Music, News


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“It was much ado about nothing. At the end of the day, it’s still music.”

—Rapper Ice Cube, remembering the release of his controversial album, Death Certificate, in 1991. (Los Angeles Times)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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much worry and activity for no good reason (from Shakespeare)

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you know someone who becomes stressed out whenever anything new or surprising happens? Maybe, they want to have a party, but instead of making a simple plan, this person creates lots of extra work. Or perhaps, there is a controversial movie, and this person writes many strong things about it on social media. But after a few weeks, everyone will probably decide that it was much ado about nothing. Much Ado about Nothing is the title of a famous play by Shakespeare. It is a comedy in which a lot of activity happens, but most of it is unnecessary.

In the early 1990s, the United States had many different racial problems. Black people were fighting for equality with white people. Los Angeles, California, had a lot of violence. Los Angeles Rapper Ice Cube watched this violence. He wrote strong songs about it on the album Death Certificate. Many people were angry because of the words he used and the things he said. This year, Ice Cube released a 25th-anniversary edition of Death Certificate. He thinks that, in 1991, people made much ado about nothing when they reacted to his music.

When did you make much ado about nothing? Which musicians from your country are controversial?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My mom was so worried about the party, and then it didn’t happen. The whole thing was much ado about nothing.”

“The argument was much ado about nothing. It really doesn’t matter who’s right and who’s wrong.”

“When my sister stresses out, it’s funny. She makes much ado about nothing.”


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

GWTA make a big thing about something that isn´t worth it
by GWTASuper Member!
Argument or disagreement about something that's not worth it.
by La Princesse de la vie
a2020 Talking.
by a2020
Julissita Too much expectation.
by Julissita

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Thhats a shame that Im much ado about nothing😓u know in my whole life no one hasnt taken me seriously so I think if I want others to listen to me I haveto shout or contemn myself.then they listen

This is the only strategy which I have used durong my whole 32 years old ofmy life


I don know how i can change it

07:31 PM Aug 13 2017 |



  Many times.

When I was a student, every time before exam I could be very worried, anxiety , but every time was much ado about nothing….

When I was little children, when I was alone at home and waiting for long time , if until night I couldn’t see my parents, I could cry. But every time at last , my parents could went home….  I was much ado about nothing…

Now, whenever the weather was drought, I felt very anxiety for I was afraid the future how would we live without water…. I hate the environment pollution, I hate the excessive use of resources, I hate the reckless with greed of people….for those action lead to the phenomenon that caused the climate polarization ……I don’t know if this is much ado about nothing….

I don’t know which musicians are controversial in our country…..

02:19 AM Aug 10 2017 |

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