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take for granted

take for granted

Date: Mar 28 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

引語

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

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“I love making music and performing for my fans. I’m not taking a moment of this for granted. And if I’m lucky, I’ll be able to keep doing this.”

Pop star Ariana Grande, talking about her job

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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not value or appreciate; assume that something or someone will always be there

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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In classic stories, a lucky person meets a fairy or a genie who will grant three wishes. Whatever the person wants, he gets… up to three things.

In real life, we’re not usually granted magical wishes, but we do get a lot of good things, such as friends, money, jobs, cars, spouses, and pets. It’s important that we don’t take these special people and things for granted. If you have something available all the time, you might not see how special it is unless it’s gone. And sometimes, even though you might know somebody is really important to you, you forget to tell that person thank you. That’s when you’re taking him or her for granted.

Pop star Ariana Grande knows how lucky she is to have the job she does. She loves singing and performing. She does it all the time, but she’s not taking it for granted. She’s thankful for the opportunity to do what she loves.

Do you take anything in your life for granted? Does anyone take you for granted?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“You shouldn’t take your friend Ian for granted. He is a great person and has done a lot for you, but sometimes you don’t call him for months at a time.”

“Paul takes his health for granted. But if he doesn’t start eating healthier, it won’t last.”

“I definitely take my car for granted. When it’s in the shop, I don’t know what to do!”

猜對了

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

khitrova.t take for granted... I think, It means to take smth. without quetions.
作者 khitrova.t
Hazelgirl Take something for granted means; believe that something is true or accept it as normal, without thinking about it.
作者 Hazelgirl
Nafiya to expect something to be available all the time
作者 Nafiya
forugh to expect something to be available all the time and forget that you are lucky to have it
作者 forugh
yeahlivia to fail appreciating something.
作者 yeahlivia

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

We should take only the weather conditions for granted but nothing else. Remaining things we must deserve or just be thankful for getting it.

05:53 PM May 05 2015 |

themasteruno

Guinea

I never take a good friend for granted.

02:52 PM Oct 09 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

04:48 PM Sep 12 2014 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

04:47 PM Sep 12 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Never take a good women for granted because you never know when someone will come along and appreiciate what you didn't.

04:46 PM Sep 12 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

04:46 PM Sep 12 2014 |

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helko

helko

Germany

Hallo Seiyf…


thank you for this beautiful poem. A very nice example of take for granted

12:56 PM Sep 07 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

10:53 AM Aug 29 2014 |

Winbee

Winbee

Hong Kong

well said!!


we should always be grateful of what we have!!!

10:39 AM Aug 27 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

yes we always take one or two things (be it person,thing, pet and etc) for granted as this is kind of human nature. this is good if you realize it on time that something is really important to you and you dont let it go just because of your casual nature. 

06:57 AM Aug 26 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

I’ve mostly tried to appreciate of other’s graces in my life long but in a few cases I’ve forgotten to take them for granted and then i missed them forever and it sometimes bother me when i think about them. 

06:23 AM Aug 24 2014 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Nothing…really nothing comes with a guarantee in life. Therefore we all should appreciate the delight in the small things rather than striving for the bigger and better.

11:43 PM Aug 22 2014 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

The facts of life have teached me not to take for granted anything. I had to be taken to the hospital in a rush  to undergone a gallbladder laparoscopic  operation .Before the intervention i was for five days on IV  drips , i  was only allowed to    moisten my lips  with a few drops of water . I  was desperate for a glass of  water or a coke ,  to think that at home with just only opening the tap  i could have drunk  whatever i wanted . I have learned this lesson: “never take life for granted”

Mr. Learner

Peru

Should we take the fact that we are alive for granted?

07:54 AM Aug 21 2014 |

kimnga

kimnga

Viet Nam

I think that we should treasure what we have, and never take it for granted when somebody does something for us.

07:27 AM Aug 21 2014 |

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Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

A lot people in my city take me for granted because I learn English and I’m interested in this language I don’t even know the reason why…

07:06 AM Aug 21 2014 |

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