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make it

make it

Date: Jun 30 2011

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

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

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“I always felt I had already made it. Even when I was singing in bars, I had joy on my face as people were watching me.”

- Lady Gaga talking about her career. (Us Weekly)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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become very successful, achieve a dream

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Many people dream of making it as pop stars, but few do. It takes a combination of talent, hard work, and luck to make it. Lady Gaga must have all those qualities and more. She’s now one of the most famous pop stars in the world.

But Lady Gaga says she believed she had already made it even before she was really famous. She always knew she would be huge one day. Even when she was performing in bars before a tiny audience, she felt like a super star.

When someone makes it, she becomes a success and achieves something difficult. People don’t just make it as pop stars. They make it as actors, as doctors, as artists…anything that doesn’t come easily. No matter what your dream is, you can make it if you really try.

What is your dream in life? Do you think you’ll make it?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Even though I don’t have any money now, I know I’m going to make it in life. I’ll be successful.”

“Melissa was afraid she wouldn’t be able to make it as a photographer, so she became a journalist instead.”

“Justin Bieber made it at young age.”

Winners

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

pan-panich succeed
by pan-panichSuper Member!
It means : become succesful.
by BastetPrada
cubi1604 To succeed
by cubi1604
sofree success
by sofree
succeeded (because "make it" means to achieve a goal or be successful)
by Bitten by an Arab bug
means success
by Criz search
Talia Do Lady Gaga meant 'succeeded' when she said 'made it'.
by Talia Do
to fulfill a goal
by DecapitatedLucia
Elenrose When we saw our dog got better I thought we could made it and it wouldn't die. But we were wrong. I can't shake the feeling it's with us so far.
by Elenrose

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Comments

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xin7

xin7

Chile

My dream is make it as an engineer :)

12:04 AM Jul 14 2011 |

julian88

China

My dream is become the ceo of a company, and I have every excuse to belive that I will make it ! 

01:35 PM Jul 03 2011 |

lol80

lol80

Peru

success

05:17 PM Jul 02 2011 |

Miss Fabulous

Germany

I ll make it too- one day. 

06:42 PM Jun 30 2011 |

happyqueen

China

successful

03:10 PM Jun 30 2011 |

narendra12

narendra12

India

 To manage to do something

03:10 PM Jun 30 2011 |

meri2011

meri2011

Tunisia

i gratuated in my studies, so i made itKiss

01:59 PM Jun 30 2011 |

meri2011

meri2011

Tunisia

to achieve something

01:56 PM Jun 30 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf

Yemen

I’ll make it sooner or latter .thats my destiny 

01:03 PM Jun 30 2011 |

orchid33

Venezuela

MADE IT, I got this new deal!

12:01 PM Jun 30 2011 |

hanad abdi

Somalia

make it means if you get or succeed what you have think long time

11:50 AM Jun 30 2011 |

dujunju

dujunju

China

my dream is to be a professor of Peking University,and I believe I will make it.

10:51 AM Jun 30 2011 |

denisezhao86

China

I don’t make it,my dream is to open a diy shop with friends

08:37 AM Jun 30 2011 |

feri_1389

feri_1389

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

being fluent in English.I really want to make it.

08:26 AM Jun 30 2011 |

ariun7877Super Member!

Mongolia

became well-known

06:56 AM Jun 30 2011 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i can’t make it, so im gonna buy a set of alphabet toys and put the letter i next to t …this is the way i make it Wink

06:25 AM Jun 30 2011 |

mad about english

Bangladesh

It takes strong will and a lot of good luck to make it to your dream destination

06:17 AM Jun 30 2011 |

soundless

soundless

China

become very successful, achieve your dream

05:24 AM Jun 30 2011 |

mukaram

mukaram

Somalia

Try believing succeed then you’ll succeed

04:03 AM Jun 30 2011 |

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