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Brave
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Brave
《勇敢 》

How to Form the Present Perfect Tense

Date: Oct 01 2012

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Bravery comes in many shapes and sizes. It takes courage to do something daring or risky, like bungee jumping or sky diving. It takes a different kind of everyday courage to be a single mom or care for people in need. Police officers, fire fighters, and soldiers have to be brave all the time; it’s part of their job.

Which of these examples is the true meaning of the word “brave”? We all have our own ideas about what it means to be brave, and our own examples of people who we believe are truly brave.

The latest Pixar movie is about a fiery young princess who has to learn about the true meaning of bravery in order to save her kingdom from being destroyed. Hear Marni and Devan talk about this fun new movie, and about what being Brave means to them.

勇敢分为很多种。做一些大胆或冒险的事通常需要勇气,比如蹦极或跳伞。做单身母亲或照顾有需要的人则需要另一种勇气,要求每天都得付出。警察、消防员和战士必须始终勇敢;这是他们工作的一部分。

上述例子中,哪个代表“勇敢”的真实含义?对于勇敢的含义和心中真正勇敢的人,我们都有着自己的见解。

最新的皮克斯 (Pixar) 电影讲述了一位热情的年轻公主为挽救她的王国不被摧毁而不得不学习勇敢的真正含义的故事。听听玛尼和德凡谈论这部有趣的新电影,以及勇敢对于他们意味着什么。

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Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  Devan, have you heard about that new film Brave? It’s about this rebellious young princess and this weird eccentric old witch. And apparently they join forces to save a kingdom.

Devan:  That’s very brave of them.

Marni:  Exactly. I think it’s kind of an interesting concept, because it seems like the princess has to discover what the true meaning of bravery is. And it’s just sort of been making me think about, yeah, what is the true meaning of bravery?

Devan:   There’s different types of bravery. Like, in a moment, someone skydiving, to me that’s very brave because I’m afraid of heights.

Marni:  As am I. So yeah that definitely takes bravery.

Devan:   But I think that you’re very brave by being a teacher, because every day you have to come there, and children are depending on you for so much. So that takes a lot of internal bravery.

Marni:   Well, thanks! You know, I think you’re brave because you’re packing up and moving across the country, and that takes a lot of guts, too. And I know you’re going to be great and make new friends, but that takes bravery as well.

Devan:   What do you think is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?

Marni:   Wow. I don’t think I’ve done it yet. Or I guess I’d like to think that I haven’t done it yet, because when I look back on my life, I don’t know that I’ve done anything really courageous.

Devan:   Well, I’m sure when the time comes, you’ll rise to the challenge.

Marni:  Thanks.

 

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Marni tells Devan about Brave, a new film. The movie has gotten Marni thinking about the true meaning of bravery. Devan mentions an activity that she finds scary: skydiving. Because Devan is afraid of heights, she thinks that people who skydive are brave.

However, Devan also realizes that some types of bravery are smaller, or more internal. She thinks the fact that Marni is a teacher is very brave. And Marni thinks it’s brave that Devan is planning to move all the way across the country. In the end, Marni doesn’t think she’s done anything truly courageous in her life…yet.

How would you describe the true meaning of bravery? What are some brave things you’ve done? And if you’ve seen the new film, Brave, what did you think?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hey,i like this cartoon!


Well,i am a big T and i’m crazy about bungee jumping and skydiving but i’m not brave because i’m afraid of many things.for example,i can never sleep in a dark room whem i’m alone,i’m afraid of insects,etc.

07:38 AM Aug 25 2014 |

tonyzhou00

China

i admire skydriving…i am afraid of heights too

04:21 PM Jan 24 2013 |

Sara97

Sara97

Spain

I think about bravery like Devan. I really think that the true bravery is kind of different from what we normally think. On the article above they call it “a smaller type of bravery”.


For example, I hate people that isn’t the enough brave for showing themselves just how they are. Can you understand me?, ‘cause I don’t know if I’m explaining it very good. Some persons aren’t valiant at the time of introducing themselves to the rest of the world. May be is the society, and they have fear of the posibility of not fitting in it. I think the most brave persons are the ones who say: I am like this, and I don’t mind it at all.


On the other hand, the Brave film was fascinating for me! The landscapes, the story, the scotish music… I think the director as well as the artists did a fantastic work.

05:56 PM Nov 16 2012 |

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Mh90

Mh90

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When there’s a goal, bravery means everything. When there’s not, you’re not brave enogh to be brave.

04:54 PM Oct 09 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

The meaning of bravery to me is you face up all steps of the life, you go ahead to reach your dreams without scares, without afraid, without think about go back.


I’ve done many good things for my life, I think live alone, when I got a job out my old town was the biggest one. I let my family, boyfriend, friends and some old dreams to achive a new one.


when I let my state and acrossed my country to live with my husband and try again all the things that I already had done.


And others internal things that I can remember and be proud.

12:27 AM Oct 04 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

The movie was fantastic. And I liked that little brave princess very much.. Actually, while watching that movie, I wished I had been her :D.. I know I’m fanciful xD 


Bravery is doing something you fear, it’s just about confronting your fears, worries.. It’s not just skydiving or this stuff.. You can be brave by taking brave decisions or taking daring steps to do something you fear doing… 


Telling your boss that he’s unfair man, is regarded a brave step :D 

04:27 PM Oct 03 2012 |

EmilyTina

EmilyTina

China

doing something i want  to ,not care how others think about .might be the brave thing  in my opnion

08:41 AM Oct 03 2012 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

Bravery,, not fearing anything except god (Allah).



I don’t remember if I did something really brave or not.

01:20 AM Oct 03 2012 |

wannicho

wannicho

China

bravery means u did sth takes a lot of courage , and not so many ppl is brave enough to do . i did many brave things , like going to a new city even have a new life and  a language barrier to get over with . one of the bravery things i like most is the first time i feel the need to stand up for myself without my family’s help . i was living in a small town of china , and ppl are not very nice , all they are doing is judging , digging dirties , gossiping , making up stories about other ppl , and it’s common to bulling the weaker group(include kids , physical disabled , mental challenged ,and the poor), i guess thats why i seldom miss there after leaving it , i hate china a lot for many reasons .okay… i am gonna stop there , didn’t mean to vent all my past  unhappy childhood experiences .and get back to the lesson. _ it was beginning from a wicked neighbor who is  always trying to rush it into me and my mom’s face with her sily opinions. so that day i walked straight to her door and gave her a good talking to in front of many ppl , (come on , with all the eduation in school , how can i not beat anyone in words ), from then , she just leave me alone.

04:42 AM Oct 02 2012 |

nezar bnj

nezar bnj

Morocco

THE BRAVEST PERSON AMONG US IS AFRAID FROM HIMSELF .. SO NO ONE CAN BE THE BRAVE ONE EXCEPT ME I AM THE BRAVE ONE !!  BUT I AM SCARF FROM MYSELF Frown

11:50 PM Oct 01 2012 |

Luis Segura

Mexico

Ok, I think bravery is a gift inside of each person to be used. We just need experiencies to wake up and to be brave when we have difficult situations on life. It is an internal energy that help us to improve our leaves. 

11:39 PM Oct 01 2012 |

haitham4vip

Egypt

brave heart

10:47 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

please, julitor,have a look at it before long!!! I am pretty sure you are gonna like it!!! believe me it is worth a try!!! I studied it in my British novel class, and it was really splendid. It is a sort of dystopia… please bear my suggestion in your mind:)

09:54 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Dilek, i think that i have had it in my hand although i dunno remember that actually read it, will try to browse the web for information.

09:48 PM Oct 01 2012 |

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

guys, have you ever read the book ” Brave New World ” by Alduos Huxley”???

09:43 PM Oct 01 2012 |

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

julito, hiya, I see eye to eye with you, but I can not help thinking like that at the same time at times, you see?

08:57 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Dilek, hello, yes, it is. we must do the best of  our life, be us millonaries in smiles. 

08:53 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

Oh I hate watches…dunno…it may be because I hate knowing that ” time is flying.”

08:47 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

ola, I have three watches and  i can spare one  for you.lol

08:44 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

The bold things. For someone to ask the time is a bold thing. Like for me, for example. lol


Let’s be brave:) Do you have the time? :) Embarassed

08:32 PM Oct 01 2012 |

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