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Date: Aug 31 2017

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture


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

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“Acting wasn’t something I was really pursuing because music takes up so much of my creative energy. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with such great people.”

—Singer John Legend talking about creativity and his role in the movie La La Land (The Aquarian Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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There are so many great adventures in life. They are waiting for us each and every day. Maybe it is that next backpacking trip next year. Or maybe, you got a job that is very different and exciting. These adventures are opportunities in life that we might pass up if we are not careful. We get caught up in one thing and poof! The chance is gone.

Singer John Legend is an award-winning musician who has made the most of life’s opportunities. He has spent a lot of time, effort, and creative energy in his music. He grew up in a very humble background in Springfield, Ohio, and now lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, California. He is not too interested in acting, but the makers of the movie musical La La Land are creative geniuses who wanted to give him a role. This was a chance for him to grow in ways he never had before. That was one opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

What’s something you can’t pass up? What is your next big adventure or opportunity?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I don’t want to pass up this promotion because it comes with a large raise in salary.”

“I got offered a chance to travel abroad for cheap. That was something I couldn’t pass up.”

“The teacher would never pass up the opportunity to give the students a better learning experience. “


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

VOLTS refuse to accept
by VOLTSSuper Member!
sabann_nee ı couldn't miss out on the opportunity to work with such great people.
by sabann_nee
a2020 Not to care about something and pass.
by a2020
Julissita Let go, lose.
by Julissita

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I couldn’t pass up to participate in a movie so I took the role even it was small participation

04:38 PM Sep 23 2017 |



I can´t pass up the opportunity to learn english on line

02:56 PM Aug 31 2017 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Now that I get older and maybe wiser I can’t pass up any opportunity that can help me to improve my economy life

12:47 PM Aug 31 2017 |

lizaolamaribel@yahoo.comSuper Member!

United States

I can’t pass up the opportunity to go to Italy

10:16 AM Aug 31 2017 |

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The opportunities of more proper work I can’t pass up.  

The opportunities of improving of family live I can’t pass up.

The opportunities for children to grow up I can’t pass up..



  The exam of CPA is my next big opportunity, so , I can’t pass up.


03:49 AM Aug 31 2017 |

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