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blaze a trail

blaze a trail

Date: Sep 19 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Work

Quote

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

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“I like to play women who blaze trails.”

Actor Hilary Swank, talking about the roles she likes to play in films (BrainyQuote)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something important that no one has done before

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Rosa Parks is a famous African-American woman who stood up for African-Americans at a time when they didn’t have the same rights as white Americans. Mrs. Parks said no when she was told to give up her seat for a white person on her city bus. She was taken off the bus by police, starting what was known as the civil rights movement in the US. Rosa Parks blazed a trail for equal rights for blacks.

When you blaze a trail, you clear a path for others to follow you. You might be the first person to do something, or possibly the first to get attention for what you’re doing. If you’re a scientist, you might make a discovery that allows for other discoveries to happen. When you blaze a trail, you make it possible for other people to be successful, too.

Actor Hilary Swank prefers to play women in movies who blaze a trail in their lives. She has a lot of respect for people who work hard at what they do, and she likes bringing attention to those people by making films about them.

Do you know anyone who has blazed a trail? What did they do?

Examples

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“If you want people to remember you, you need to blaze a trail in your life.”

“I respect women who blaze a trail, especially in sports.”

“The scientist Albert Einstein blazed a trail in physics.”

Winners

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

GWTA breaking new ground
by GWTASuper Member!
The woman who do something first among other women.
by GerdaKaySuper Member!
to blaze trails means to begin a career
by Valentina Monaco
perform action
by La Princesse de la vie
Crizsearch it means to do something different
by Crizsearch
aijaciba Find a new way to do something.
by aijaciba
 julito go into uncharted territories and are look upon as role models.
by julito
Manu4 To overcome challenges
by Manu4

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

A perform action

03:23 PM Apr 21 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

@albasel1975,Recently i had the same problem with you,using cell phone and type wrong words.That inteligent identification system always leading me unconsciouly choose the one first coming out .


@scienceboy Did u notice that you expose your occupation?

04:22 PM Feb 14 2015 |

albasel1975

Germany

Sienceboy : thaks alot for your correction… I mean worthy of course… Using the mobile in giving comments is not good for me.


 Buttafly.. I think you got the meaning.    ...  And i am sure that you know how i appreciate you… Sorry for the wrong word..

12:42 PM Feb 14 2015 |

albasel1975

Germany

Sienceboy : thaks alot for your correction… I mean worthy of course… Using the mobile in giving comments is not good for me.


 Buttafly.. I think you got the meaning.    ...  And i am sure that you know how i appreciate you… Sorry for the wrong word..

12:42 PM Feb 14 2015 |

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Moein79

Moein79

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

من دنبال  یه  دوس دختر  باحال میگردم یا از تبریز یا از تهران

01:05 PM Feb 13 2015 |

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dayu1

dayu1

Mexico

i would like to blaze a trail, doing something else, i dont know maybe in another place to work it could be possible :

12:04 AM Feb 13 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

@a2020,


Just like you, I almost spent 12 years at shcool learning English, and to myself, my peers and my teachers I was the best student at English, and then afterwards,just after I finished my high school, I found out that I wasted a bunch of years learning the wrong way and had to just start afresh :)) But to be honest, it would have been a bit difficult without that 12-years experience :)

11:40 PM Feb 12 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Ahmad, it takes one to know one :)
You made me and my computer blush. Still, everything you say is greatly appreciated.
I also don’t mind finding myself in the middle of a contradiction. Someone smart used to say it’s the best place to be ;) But I get the meaning, everything makes perfect sense :)
As for the dinosaur, I am not the only one here. I can see many of us prehistoric creatures ( No offense, pls) roaming around on this site to unleash their wisdom. :)
ScienceBoy… thanks for the subtle hint :))

09:03 PM Feb 12 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Dear albasel1975, you make so pfecious comments too but I guess you made a typo his time. You mean Buttafly is precious and worthy, or our dear friend Buttafly will be so sorry to hear she is worthless..

07:42 PM Feb 12 2015 |

albasel1975

Germany

@Buttafly … I don’t know why all your comments are so meaningful and rich in amazing expressions…. Now, I know why you are so precious and worthless!!! All Dinosaurs became extinct , and we are lucky to have the last ” Dinosaur ” USER !! :))


Thanks you for your nice comment Anja

05:17 PM Feb 12 2015 |

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I remember a movie, Million Dollar Baby. It was starred by this actress, Hilary Swank, and it told the story of a female boxer who blazed a trail in boxing. It was amazing, one of my best movies.

01:47 PM Feb 12 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Thank you, dear Julito, for your meaningful words. I’m happy to be among people like you. 



01:34 PM Feb 12 2015 |

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veindiz1

veindiz1

Saudi Arabia

.i really  want to have horse.

11:07 AM Feb 12 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

@ Shoba ,  i agree with you and  Buttafly, to be a blaze trailer is not a easy task .Of billions of people on this planet earth only a handful  are destined  to stand out  to the point of being looked upon as blaze trailers.  But  as Buttafly  pointed out  , in our small world we can be role models for our childrens  and i am sure that  this is your case. 

11:02 AM Feb 12 2015 |

veindiz1

veindiz1

Saudi Arabia

 turtle turn  thire eyes

10:59 AM Feb 12 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Thanks English,baby ! for giving me the opportunity to roll out the red carpet  for  a woman that admire most. Amelia  Earhart 1897-1937..  pioneer aviator , she was a real trail blazer . Unfortunately  she     disappeared  while flying over the pacific ocean.


There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, 


one of which rolls.    Amelia Earhart quotes .

10:16 AM Feb 12 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Hi dear Buttafly,


Thank you very much for telling me that I have already blazed a trail for my children. You are so kind to me. 


Take good care of yourself and stay happy. 




09:26 AM Feb 12 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

@S&W :)I blast Eminem at least once a day. There’s always a song that resonates with the mood I am in. ...the music, the moment..better never let it go ;)


@albasel1975 While English,baby! didn’t invent online English lessons, they certainly have blazed a trail for its users. Just look around for dinosaur users like me :))


@Shoba You’ve already blazed a trail for your child, dear. Just keep doing what you’re doing and you make your child see how he/she can cut a path for him/herself. But yeah..I agree, not such an easy task to do :))

07:19 AM Feb 12 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Oh, yes, I know few trailblazers and one of them is Mahatma Gandhi.


He was just a simple man who blazed his own trail of peace in India. He organized a movement and led the Indian people on a new path to eliminate British rule in a peaceful way. 


I like the example sentence given above, “If you want people to remember you, you need to blaze a trail in your life.”


I do want people to remember me, but what to do, blazing a trail doesn’t seem like an easy task. 




albasel1975

Germany

Once, I read a statement written by  M. Leighton , in fact it was very difficult to reach the real meaning of it…now after this interesting lesson…I got it clearly. She said : 


“Blaze your own trail in life. Make your own choices and make your own mistakes. It’s the only way you’ll find your own happiness, not someone else’s.

So, the meaning of ” blaze a trail ” is : To lead the way.


let me try to use it i a sentence:


The lesson editors and planners here in English,Baby blaze a trail for us to share the best views and for exchanging information.


is it right? ..





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