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leave a legacy

leave a legacy

Date: Nov 14 2013

Themes: Celebrity, Music


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

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“I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ I have to leave a legacy.”

Singer Katy Perry speaking about her goals in life (Brainy Quote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something that you will be remembered for

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Whether or not you try to do so, you will be remembered for something after you die. You might be remembered because you worked hard for people who had less than you. It might be because you wrote a book, or were on television or in the movies. Perhaps you were a teacher that inspired his or her students. Or maybe you will be remembered simply because you were a loving, kind person.

When you die, you will leave a legacy to the people you knew who are still living. Legacies can be both good and bad, so some people make an effort to leave a legacy that they will be proud of. A legacy can be in the form of money, but it is also about being an example of the kind of person that you think is making positive contributions to the world.

Musician Katy Perry knows that she is famous for singing ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ but she doesn’t want to be remembered only for that song. She’s certainly proud of it, but she wants to leave a legacy of something more. And she has her whole life to do it!

Is it important to you to leave a legacy for your friends and family? How will you do that?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s important to leave a legacy.”

“My mother will definitely leave a legacy when she dies. She gives a lot to her community.”

“We try to make the right choices so we can leave a legacy for our children.”


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

"Leave a legacy" - Leave something for others! Make a contribution! Enrich!
by DanielBorges
Manu4 To do something meaningful that can transcend in time.
by Manu4
Bojana to make herself be remembered after she's dead..
by Bojana
a2020 Leaving something that is significant.
by a2020
SÉRGIO to make a contribution to society

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like to leave a good name of myself as a legacy to my dears n everyone who knws m , ofcourse after a long life.

12:54 PM Nov 22 2013 |



Burkina Faso

to act and to make wonderful or worst things that people will keep in mind forever

09:43 AM Nov 20 2013 |




As  anyone i want to leave something that people will remenbered after being gone to the grave.something that will make someone proud of me, the only one that deserve us to do things for his glory…and touch hearts and minds.

07:47 AM Nov 18 2013 |



too young to think about leave a legacy. 

12:37 AM Nov 16 2013 |

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After coming to this world and as we grow up we only want and want. Our wishes are endless making a bee line. But, isn’t it a better idea to leave something for betterment of humankind, and also to animals as well, before we go to rest in peace! This is our resposibility. We should return something back to the mother earth, and all.

06:31 AM Nov 15 2013 |




My dad is a very nice person.What he has done in his whole life leave a legacy to me and the others. 

02:17 AM Nov 15 2013 |




When the final curtain falls i will be leaving without regrets because  i would have done my best to follow in my mother`s footsteps , to earn my bread  only with hard working and honesty.That was her legacy to me ,not   material things .

05:16 PM Nov 14 2013 |

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Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I’m personally bad at doing other things, but in my head I just keep that I’m a human being and one I’ll die, that’s why I’m often supposed to leave a  legacy.

Leaving a legacy is a kinda thing that even if you were bad, but the day of your death people will think about ya in a good way, remembering the good you did for them.

04:31 PM Nov 14 2013 |




Some people as well, like my Mom, leave a legacy to me as a belief and a kind memory.

04:29 PM Nov 14 2013 |

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some people leave a legacy to people..like money,house,land…

some people leave a legacy to humankind..like book,painting,song,discover,invention..


02:51 PM Nov 14 2013 |

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i wanna leave a legacy to …., i dont know now . haha .

02:45 PM Nov 14 2013 |




Yes, leave something important legacy if someone can afford it to others utilized. Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the teacher first and said Matt did not keep him not to pray for him was born or beneficial knowledge or ongoing charity.

05:58 AM Nov 14 2013 |



I think everybody have the dream: leave a legacy to the world. But when we grow up we found that the reality is so crual ,we almost spend all the time earning a life, So just a few people became part of the history , most of people will be forgot

04:38 AM Nov 14 2013 |

GrammaristSuper Member!

United Arab Emirates

It is not that difficult to leave a legacy for your family but it could be so much harder to achieve something, which represents you in your community. By understanding what we are capable of and how to reach our tipping potential, we can dream up or come up with something that lasts for a long time, such as writing a book, inspiring people, and creating new inventions. With putting all efforts and will, one can truly pave the way for an ever-lasting legacy.


Think of something you are all about and try not to bite off more than you can chew.

03:59 AM Nov 14 2013 |

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