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time to breathe

time to breathe

Date: Sep 14 2017

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture


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

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“It’s ‘living the dream,’ but you fear that once you have it, you could easily lose it. So that’s what stopped us giving ourselves time to breathe.”

—Singer and songwriter Alex Trimble talking about taking a break from his band, Two Door Cinema Club (NMI)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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space to relax

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. We might be busy at work. We might be busy taking care of kids. We might have a lot of work for school. Sometimes, it may feel like we’re swimming in an ocean by ourselves. There is more and more stress. Then, it becomes difficult for us to breathe easily. If you are feeling like this now, remember: It is important to find time to breathe.

Alex Trimble is the lead singer of the Irish band, Two Door Cinema Club. The band made lots of music for six years and never took a break. They never stopped touring and making music in this time. Alex Trimble said that this time was very hard. All of the band members wanted a break but were scared to stop. But Alex Trimble got so stressed that he had to go to the hospital. After that, they all decided to take time to breathe. They went on a break and are much happier now.

When do you give yourself time to breathe? Do you think it is important?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m so busy it’s hard to find time to breathe.”

“It’s important to find time to breathe and spend time with yourself.”

“We all had so many things to finish for work that it was difficult to find time to breathe.”


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

The time you give to yourself to settel down and rest for a while
by sheitooonak
a2020 Stop working.
by a2020
ortiz2037 time to relax..
by ortiz2037

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Life always have hardships,difficulties,problems,up and down,bad moods,waved relations…its another reality of life.and we need to face with them peacefully.

therefore sometimes and often we need time to breathe..for understanding whats wrong ,for thinking whats absent .

at first we have to judge ourselves,our mistakes what we did wrong or what we didnt do good ..before judging others ..

to take a breath means is not to stop for a long time,it is to start again with new ideas,with new approachings,with new views,

it looks like a fresh air smell on the soil,flowers after rains.

12:59 PM Sep 14 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It is so important to take a breathe. Because working during a long time  without any break harms you and it reduces your productivity. 

08:07 AM Sep 14 2017 |



   As a wife and a mother, there is not time to breathe especially as a mommy in our country. It is not a complaint but a fact.

   Since the child was born, the baby’s life was all a mother’s life, her eating, her sleeping, her drinking, her relieves, her illness, and so on, occupying the mother’s whole time.

  Don’t ask where is the father. The father’s abilities seem to just appreciating as a onlooker.

  Yes. It is very important that one person need time to breath. Why say so?

  I felt deeply. When I am tired I am easily angry, and the mood was easily out of control the same time this emotions affect the child’s growing.


05:40 AM Sep 14 2017 |

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