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Date: Nov 01 2012

Themes: Pop Culture


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

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“Other comedians are very in-your-face, telling one joke after another. He’s the complete opposite. He makes everyone around him feel like they’re funny.”

- Actress Keira Knightley on Steve Carell, her co-star in the new movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. (Us Weekly)


- 女演员凯拉·奈特利 (Keira Knightley) 谈论新电影《末日情缘》(Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) 的搭档史蒂夫·卡瑞尔 (Steve Carell)。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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impossible to ignore

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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We all know the type: the person who just won’t be quiet until you pay attention to him or her. This person might, literally, put themselves right in your sights, so you can’t look anywhere without seeing him or her. Or, maybe, the person is just so loud and aggressive that it feels as if he or she is literally in your face.

Keira Knightley doesn’t deny that her co-star Steve Carell is funny, but she says that he has a more subtle, or less aggressive, brand of humor. He doesn’t need to be in-your-face to get his humor across. And, even better, he makes his co-stars seem even funnier.

What do you prefer, subtle, calmer humor, or humor that’s more in-your-face?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“She’s so in-your-face when she wants to get my attention. She doesn’t know that I’d call on her if she just waited patiently.”

“His brand of humor is so in-your-face. I really prefer a comedian that’s more subtle.”

“The new TV commercials are so in-your-face. They really give me a headache!”


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

Wfernando Agresive?
by Wfernando
aggressive and confrontational
by Miss Talant
by Mr. Learner
 julito in an agressive manner.
by julito

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04:22 AM Nov 01 2012 |

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I’ve seen a couple of movies with Steve Carell. He’s a nice actor, but, honestly, I don’t find him funny. Sorry. The funniest person in the world for me is Benny Hill. Maybe some of his humor is in-your face, but that makes me laugh. Quick-wittied, playful, clever. His jokes speak to me.

From American actors, the funniest guy for me is Kevin James in the movie Hitch. His dance lesson always make me laugh. I can’t say that it’s ‘in-your- face’, just funny and not easy to forget :))


02:14 AM Nov 01 2012 |



Saudi Arabia

to be in your face , it might be funny , or not at all!

It depends on the person!


12:08 AM Nov 01 2012 |

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Hmm, the wind’s so in-your-face lately, it may be a good idea to fly my laundries tomorrow Undecided

02:51 PM Oct 31 2012 |

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