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Face the Music
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Face the Music English, baby! Video Lesson
承担后果

Learn about Gerunds and Infinitives

Date: Mar 13 2012

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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You can only run away from your problems for so long. Eventually, everyone has to face the music.
When you face the music, you admit that you have done something wrong and accept the consequences. For instance, if you know you made a mistake at work and are going to be in trouble, it can be tempting to stay home. But if you man up and go to work prepared for whatever happens, you have come to face the music.
Recently, Dale has developed a bit of a weight problem. His friends have tried to tell him about it, and Jeff hurt his feelings. Find out if Dale is ready to face the music and get in shape.

你可以长久地逃避问题。但最终每个人都得承认错误,接受惩罚。
当你承担后果时,表明你承认自己做错了事情,并接受后果。例如,如果你知道工作中犯了错误,可能要遇到麻烦,你肯定希望待在家里。但是如果你鼓起勇气,来到办公室,为即将发生的一切做好准备,表明你要承担后果。
最近,德尔遇到了肥胖问题。他的朋友都试图劝说他,杰夫还因此伤害了他的感情。那么,德尔是否准备承担后果,强身健体?

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Dialog

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Ella

Ella

Jeff

Jeff

Jason

Jason

Dale

Dale

Jeff:  Hey. This belongs in a museum.

Dale:  No, you belong in a museum. The museum of good friends.

Jeff:  Wha? Wait, wait, wait. So you aren’t mad at me?

Dale:  No. I realized you weren’t trying to hurt my feelings. I knew you were looking out for me. You were looking out for my health. And, actually, you’re right. You’re absolutely right. I need to face the music. I need to work out and lose this weight before the wedding. Thank you. Thank you.

Ella:  Oh my gosh, Dale. That’s great. But are you sure you’re really ready to face the music?

Jeff:  Working out can be a lot of work.

Dale:  I want to take responsibility for my mistake. I’m gonna do everything I can to fix this problem. I want to face the music.

Dale:  It’s not easy to face the music. It’s not easy. It’s not easy.

Ella:  Really? I mean, I didn’t think it was that hard. You had the right idea with the Walkman. It actually makes it easier to face the music when you have actual music in the background. So, well done.

Dale:  The problem doesn’t seem so bad when you have music that inspires you.

Jason:  That’s it! That’s how I can find the courage to face the music. It’s not too late! I can fix this! The wedding is back on.

Ella:  When was it ever off?

Jeff:  The wedding march can be some pretty tough music for a young man to face.

 

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Discussion

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Jeff stops Dale from dancing with a Walkman. Dale gives him a hug. Jeff is surprised that Dale isn’t mad at him, because last time they talked, Jeff hurt Dale’s feelings.

But Dale says he now knows Jeff was right. It’s time for him to face the music. He wants to work out and lose some weight before the wedding.

After exercising with Ella, Dale says exercising is going to be hard, but listening to music helps. Jason overhears and suddenly has an idea. He tells his friends that the wedding isn’t canceled. They are surprised because he hadn’t yet told them that he and Devan broke up.

Have you ever had to face the music? What do you think Jason is planning?

Thanks to Workout for use of their song, “Bottom Barrel Boys.”

 

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santo0712

santo0712Super Member!

Brazil

It’s not easy face the music, after 62 years beieving I was everytime right. But it’s not impossible, so let’s go. Go ahead Santo

05:15 AM Dec 08 2012 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah,i decided to go to military service with its difficulties,but  i did it and  i  faced the music,i guess Jason wanna get her partner back by telling her that he has chhosed the music for thier wedding.

07:44 AM Nov 10 2012 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

i have got some expressions that has a lot to do with accepting  responsibilities ;


chalk something up to experience means to accept failure and learn from a particular experience.


take the fall for someone means to accept the blame for something another persone did .




04:27 AM Apr 17 2012 |

marstanf

marstanf

Argentina

Recently, a friend brought a flaw of mine to my attention. He told me that sometimes I was too blunt to say things and might offend people, which hurt a little at the moment.I tried not to talk to anyone so as to avoid trouble. But later, as I gave it thought, I realised I wasn’t really facing the music. So I apologised to my friend for saying hurtful things, and then I tried to talk to everyone, but being kinder with my words.

06:15 PM Apr 03 2012 |

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Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

I always take responsibilty for my mistakes and try to fix my mistakes as soon as possible ;)

03:44 PM Mar 17 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, to answer the question you asked to all of us. 


I’m not superstitious, not pietistic person as well.


The leap year, the Friday 13th, the black cat running across the road you are walking on etc is rubbish. 


By the way, you talked about flowers and music. I saw the TV programm about the hypothesis that flowers can hear the music. :) Interesting research.


It is difficult to believe, but I have noticed myself the more love I give to my flowers the better they grow afterwards. Flowers are very thankful really. They feel the warmth of their owners.

12:05 AM Mar 14 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Thanks Julito, I hope you mean it hehehe…... And here is My perception about the expression ’’ face to the music ’’ . Music generally is something pleasant to hear, something that make you feel good after you listen to it, we even say -Music is life/ Life has no meaning without music – So my opinion why they use face the music as expression when we face a critic from someone is to listen to it, to take a good advantage from the critic with pleasure , the same thing when we listen to some music. Don’t you think?

09:13 PM Mar 13 2012 |

Julissita

Julissita

Peru

My guess is that Jason is planning to do something with music to ask Devan to forgive him. Maybe he will sing to her an special song or something like that :D. Finally he’s decided to face the music. Good luck to him!

07:43 PM Mar 13 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

nice ,all of you are nice guys ,englishbaby man ,face the music ,man up ,fix the problem.

03:59 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thanx for your suggestion

03:20 PM Mar 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Goodmahasa, hello.     is that so?   I have no problem.  pls. check it out just in case you have a problem with the audio. ,   

03:17 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s so funny Laughing.seems even english-baby sanctioned against us.why I can’t watch  videos or listen to any dialouges any more since some days ago?

03:09 PM Mar 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Apple, very good question,  maybe we should  need help from Mr  Alston or Tutorheather to clear this doubt. I believe that  in this  case music is sound , and  the sound  that  we will hear is not precisely   pleasant . Cry

12:34 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

I’m a lil bit lost in this lesson.


So why is “to face reality” be called “to face the music” ?

12:23 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Criz,   We don´t intend to criticize you ,why should we? Smile  you said that you are a bit sensitive or emotional ,so what . We value you as you are , a wonderful friend , eager to share  with us  good thoughts  and  your presence .Wink

12:06 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Mnal , what can I say  to you except that  trying to   hide a problem “under the rug”  doesn´t solve  the same. Sooner or later  we will have to deal with it , and in most cases we will come to realize  that the issue   was  not as bad as it was thought .Smile  

11:50 AM Mar 13 2012 |

ghoncheh

ghoncheh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m an emotional person so face the music is so hard for me and I’m not practiced on it what shoud I do????ha???Cry

10:47 AM Mar 13 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

     Ryo,  I don’t understand it either, like  Mnal_F said. I think music most of the time has a positive effect on people, If I hear a music playing I’ll naturally turn around and face it without any difficulty. I would identify more with “face the mirror”, if there were such idiom 


;)

09:27 AM Mar 13 2012 |

Mariam123

Mariam123

Saudi Arabia

Music is a language in itself that expresses our feeling . I like to face Music :)

09:01 AM Mar 13 2012 |

Jackliu2011

China

Yeah, maybe it’s time for me to face the music. if i can’t work out now, it will be back on. Fortunately, my walkman is still able to work, that is very good. Just do it as possible as i can.


Tomorrow is another day!


So good night!


 

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