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hit the jackpot

hit the jackpot

Date: Nov 22 2012

Themes: Celebrity


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

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“When I look at how he loves his children, I go, ’...I made such a good choice.’ I hit the jackpot with that one.”

– Actress Jada Pinkett Smith on her husband, actor and musician Will Smith. (Us Weekly)


– 女演员贾达·萍克特·史密斯 (Jada Pinkett Smith) 谈论她的丈夫 – 演员以及音乐家威尔·史密斯 (Will Smith)。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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get really lucky

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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For people who like gambling, a casino is a very exciting place to be with the flashing lights of the slot machines, the shouts and groans of card-players, and the sound of money being made and lost. From time to time, someone might yell out enthusiastically because he or she has hit the jackpot. That person has won all the money in the “pot,” meaning all the money that people have contributed in order to play the game.

In a way, romance is like gambling, too. You never know if you’re going to have bet on a good or a bad choice. Jada Pinkett Smith knows for sure that she made a good bet with her husband, Will Smith. For her, the real proof that she’s hit the jackpot, or won a big prize, is how much her husband loves their children.

Have you ever felt like you hit the jackpot with a choice you made in love, or otherwise?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I hit the jackpot when I bought my house. Not only is it nice and cozy, but I’ve never had to fix a thing!”

“We really hit the jackpot when we found that dog-walker. She’s cheap—and reliable!”

“As a record collector, I know that you have to devote lots of time to exploring many shops if you really want to hit the jackpot and discover some rare finds.”


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La Princesse de la vie


when I am with my best friend, talking to her and seeing how much she loves me and works for my sake, I really feel that I had hit the jackpot by having her by my side….

09:01 AM Dec 16 2012 |



Russian Federation

I hit the jackpot when I chose my education – English and German teacher! 

01:04 PM Nov 27 2012 |



I really hit the jackpot when my girlfriend came from spain. She’s my all, my everything and I’m so proud of him.

11:08 PM Nov 25 2012 |




I have already hit the jackpot sometimes.

12:10 AM Nov 23 2012 |




seriously, I have hit the jackpot two times, first, when I hardly managed to work and study at the same time. It was pretty difficult but I had to keep it going. Second when I found this useful website where every one can improve his/her English and know new lovely people.

09:12 PM Nov 22 2012 |

disaster girl


I hit the jackpot lots of time in my life and i thank allah for that..^^

07:14 PM Nov 22 2012 |




I hit the jackpot 5 mins after my birth when God gave me a twin sister. I’m only 27 years old but I already know that life won’t bring me a better thing than this.I know that wasn’t my choice but if it was I wowuld make it anyway.

My choices about love surely weren’t hitting the jackpot :p and otherwise, hmm…about 13 years ago I turned the radio on. I was looking for some good music and I found “Muzyczne Radio” station and then I hit the jakcpot and because of this,now I have awsome friends, amazing experience and passion which is all my life.


Russian Federation

   Have you ever thought that life is like gambling?

   Seriously! We can easily compare life with gambling activities. By the way, the first European gambling house was established in 1638 in Venice, Italy. 

   As for gambling, people go to the casino with hope that they`ll hit the jackpot. Some of them are lucky and win, others don`t and left with nothing. The same situation is in our life. Some of us are successfull in achievement of the goals, others don`t.

   I should also mention a risk that plays very important role as in casino, so in life. You will never achieve your aims if you do not go on risk. On the contrary, if you risk you`ll have a chance to hit the jackpot. It`s much better to arrogant than sorry.

   We can`t be sure if we`ll win or lose. I think it`s worth risking in life. As russian people say: “No risk, no champagne”! :)



Ihit the jackpot when I went abroad to Germany.

12:49 PM Nov 22 2012 |




i might say that in my life, over the years  I was  summoned up many times  to receive  ”consolation prizes ” .As regards to hit the jackpot , I have tried many times my luck  in casinos  and always  I went out poorer than before.:))))). Ok, Julito be serious !!!  I hit the jackpot  to have  been raised in a family  of moral values and the motto::  work, work and work. I have so many things to be grateful for  , my family, friends, to  have been able to earn a living  without cheating others  ,YES , i believe that as you , I have also hit the jackpot  that i am being loved for what I am and not what I have.




i hit the jackpot many times in my life. first time, when i was born and found two great people as my mum and dad, then again when i got married with a man whom i love, then after being a mum of two beautiful daughters. these are some unforgetable incidents when i feel i hit the jackpot exactly now. there are lot more times at school at collage at extra cricular activities at relations with people around i think Allah almighty has blessed me always. its great to hit the jackpot all the time and touche too. i have not faced fiasco type of thing in my life by the grace of Allah almighty.

debra c

debra c



I hit the jackpot when i scored  high in my exams..:)

09:09 AM Nov 22 2012 |



absolutely yes ı hit the jackpot.ı found the right wife.we married for eleven years and we have a lovely daughter.all we think only that make her happy.my name is korhan my wife’s is sare my daughter’s is simge

07:40 AM Nov 22 2012 |




My grandmother used to say: “marriage is a card game or lottery. You will never know where you lose or win” 

I entered the doors of casino of love being absolutely inexperienced with its rules and laws. I was a newcomer.

I made my bets by chance.  To my great amazement I hit the jackpot from the first attempt. What was it? How it worked? – I still don’t know. It was an unexpected prize of fate, the stroke of good luck.  

I took my win and left the casino of love. I did not risk to make my bets again in hope to win much more. What I have won  is more than enough for me and I’m completely satisfied with it. :)

 Don’t be insatiable, know where to stop and you will see your jackpot is around the corner ;)

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