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late bloomer

late bloomer

Date: Feb 21 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


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

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“When I was a teenager, I was an ultra late bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing.”

Actress Anna Kendrick, talking about growing up


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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someone who becomes an adult later than others, someone who develops a talent late in life

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Beautiful flowers come in all shapes and sizes. They also bloom at different times of the year. Daffodils are generally some of the first flowers to arrive after winter. Sometimes, if there is late snow, you’ll even see their cheery yellow petals sticking up out of the snow! Other flowers, like roses, don’t show up until summer. Just because they’re late bloomers doesn’t mean they are any less beautiful!

People who are late bloomers develop a special talent later in life. They might not know exactly what they want to do when they are kids, but as they get older, they find out what they’re good at. Maybe a late bloomer artist starts painting at age 50 and becomes famous. Or maybe a singer takes voice lessons in her early 20s, then, as a late bloomer, she goes on tour and wins many fans. Like flowers, just because these people are late bloomers doesn’t mean they are any less skilled at what they do.

Actress Anna Kendrick said she was a late bloomer growing up. She didn’t look attractive early on like some of her friends. But it’s obvious that all changed. Now she’s famous! It doesn’t really matter when you bloom as long as you eventually do what you were meant to do.

Were you a late bloomer, or did you develop your interests and talents early?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I was a late bloomer when it came to dating. I didn’t have my first boyfriend until I was 25.”

“Late bloomers sometimes get teased in school for looking younger than their classmates.”

“I hope that my brother is a late bloomer. Otherwise, he will be a nerd forever!”


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

Mackolino late bloomer is a person who become mature later than his generation.
by MackolinoSuper Member!
GWTA Person who develops more slowly than others
by GWTASuper Member!
Hazelgirl someone who matures later than others, someone who develops a talent late in life
by Hazelgirl
person who grow up lately than others
by vixuha
doesn't grow fast.
by Mr. Learner
a2020 Being grown late.
by a2020
bienemaja You do things later than the average
by bienemaja
A person who reaches puberty or who matures comparatively later than is typical.
by zhaleh hoor
late bloomer means to have relationship later than the orhers
by Valentina Monaco
I think late bloomer means you haven't grown much in your teen years....puberty delay
by babitakashyap20
Manu4 A person who grew up lately
by Manu4
Ya_Sa_Man a person whose talents are not visible to others until later than usual...
by Ya_Sa_Man

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I didn’t feel rushed to bloom. I also don’t put a deadline on things that I have to experience up to a certain age. I enjoy life, without peer pressure. I just like when everything happens naturally.

12:37 PM Feb 21 2019 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think everyone was a late bloomer before finding his/her talents and interests and it usually happens when we go to school.

It is a teacher’s capability to find  the students interests and show them how to develop their talents.

I was a late bloomer at school but later I found out what I like and how to improve my talents.

10:47 AM Feb 21 2019 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

If I was a late bloomer so I must not to be here, vise versa I think I’m a bloomer person now and want to improve my English so help me in this way as a nice partner therfore I try to help you.

05:46 PM Feb 20 2019 |




I’m already 32 years old.
However I want to believe I’m a
late bloomer.

02:02 PM Jul 23 2014 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I seem to be a late bloomer cuz I’ve just discovered what I’m supposed to do and be, I just am good at music on my twenties !

03:41 PM Jul 18 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when i was kid i was a late bloomer not knowing english  i just pretended to speak English though i didnt know English.AND also i was a late bloomer in oil painting but now like E nglish i can do it in the best way

12:52 PM Jul 18 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

one question.!!if somebody says that she was a late  bloomer so how the others get her ,that she was late bloomer IN what!

is it correct to say just <when i was a child i was a late bloomer> or i have to put more words after it to indicate in what i was a late bloomer.  PLEASE SOMEBODY ANSWERS WHO IS SURE  ABOUT IT  .

12:16 PM Jul 18 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i was late bloomer in my chemistry lesson that s why my teacher was not good and i always inspite of trying hard  cant got that mark that i want ed it then i bought a book that explained the lessons and after that i became the best student in this lesson and finish.

11:47 AM Jul 18 2014 |

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i will began with my problem when i was in secondary school i have a problem with a subject this subject is feench i was so bad on it , and my mark is so bad also ..everyone was laugh at me .But i start with myself i warh hard and i try and try and try …. Finally i get the fall marh on it now , je t’aim francaic =D

09:55 PM Jul 17 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im late bloomer because i didnt do do some jobs when i was younger but i do them better than others now

02:10 PM Jul 17 2014 |



If I can be compared to a plant I am ananthous plant :(

01:02 PM Jul 17 2014 |



Saudi Arabia

I guess I wasn’t at all.

10:54 AM Jul 17 2014 |




To some extent ,I am a late bloomer,But ,if let me choose,i don’t want to be like that

02:33 AM Jul 17 2014 |



The best things take time.

02:07 AM Jul 17 2014 |

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