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Date: Jun 04 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


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

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“There are people who are able to plan their future, but I’ve never had any talent for that. I just do things and hope for the best. Say yes, take a chance, and sometimes it’s terrific.”

Actor Christopher Walken, talking about saying yes to new situations. (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something that could be dangerous or risky

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Sometimes life can be easy. We know exactly what to do and when to do it. But most of the time, it can be hard to know the right thing to do. We never really know if something is good or bad unless we try it. In some situations, the best choice is just to take a chance.

To take a chance means to do something that might not be successful because you hope that a good thing will happen after. For example, if you do not like working at your job, you could take a chance and try to find one you like better. It’s dangerous, because you need a job to make money, but you might get a new, better job. Or, if you really like a person, you could take a chance and ask him or her out.

Actor Christopher Walken says he is not very good at knowing what will happen in the future. But, he thinks that if you are willing to take a chance on something new, it might work out for the best.

Do you normally like to take a chance, or do you prefer to make safe choices?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Jerry took a chance and asked Marilyn to marry him. She said yes!”

“Take a chance, and do what you want.”

“My grandfather told me I shouldn’t be afraid to take a chance.”


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

to give yourself a try.
by danielanava
Sergijko Doing something without thinking about consequences.
by Sergijko
a2020 Try a situation that seems a new chance for you.
by a2020
jeeno take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.
by jeeno
Talia Do take a risk in the hope of a favorable result.
by Talia Do
aijaciba Do something risky.
by aijaciba

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La Princesse de la vie


I have mixed feelings about that.

In some stances I prefer to play it safe and make safe choices when I’m afraid to lose something. On the other hand, life is a bunch of chances.

I like taking risks, but only if there’s nothing to lose, and even if it was a wrong choice, it would be a good experience that I took that chance.

The moral is: take the chance, but wisely..

01:28 PM Jun 21 2015 |

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Nobody knows what will happen in the future.So for me i just make plans for my life ,and think how it will be,and i can take a chance and i’m ready for it,and in life we must experince,and make risks,we may fall,we may loose,but this is how it goes so as now2015 said “we shuold all take a chance when its available as old say(if you never try you will never know )”,i totally agree with you friend :)

11:09 AM Jun 10 2015 |


now2015Super Member!


if you read some stories of seccusfull besiness  men or inventor who has influnet our lives  you will find one thing common , they all take a change even after people tell  them they can’t do it they dont listen and they just do it and see what will happen

we shuold all take a chance when it’s available as old say(if you never try you will never know )

11:02 AM Jun 07 2015 |



I think this word means that you have a choice or the ability to do something . May be  you like this thing or you may be you are  not . You just try to test your luck or what ever it is . In the same time you don’t know what the results are . I like this word !

02:05 AM Jun 06 2015 |




Seiyf and I saw a car today with a licence plate- ccc. :)

10:16 PM Jun 05 2015 |






I tend to make safe choices, but sometime we need to take a chance too or we’ll never know and wonder what would happen if we tried. I want to return to college to study my dream field but I cannot take a chance ABD quit my current job. 




” Take a chance” I think everyone can find to this situation. It’s quite to hard to decision to select what’s the best to do. When you find to this situation, just ask yourself what’s your mind decision to alternative, and can you accepted what’s happen on your decision. All of things base on your decision , please don’t blam yourself when the worst result, just look toward for postive things that find to it. So I like to take a chance for my life.

12:41 AM Jun 05 2015 |




I like the phrhase ” take a chance”. The life is taking a chance, because we would not know what happen in future.

To face on life, we need have confidence and adventure inspire.



only Regrets will teach you,meaning of  take a chance ,

only tears,pains,disappoinments will show you what you missed in your life,

” follow your heart ” when you loved,

dont forget life is too short and everything will pass one day ..

and believe me, Happiness never come by chance ..

its not a season for coming by time..its not a wind for knocking your door..

when you feel it, take a chance ..try to do your best..fight for it..

believe me it will worth ..




 Why should we be passive  , it is said that “rolling rocks gathers no moss” . Whenever i have to make a decision or go in another direction i think what would be the worst scenario if things turns up wrong  and i ask myself  ” i can live with that ? if i can ,then i go for it . We should always be willing to go forward  in our life , what if we fail in our endeavours , it is better than doing nothing .  




In my opinion taking a chance is better and funnier thing but I usually prefer to make safe choices because I am not brave person.However I used to want brave person since we dont know what happen on tomorrow maybe we dont alive so we must try all stiuations to fun and to be happy:)

07:44 PM Jun 04 2015 |

nasrin jojo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

greaf ..i think take a chance is terrefic and good for sometimes and some situation that you dont kow exactly result of doing work!!in.the.other hand.it can be a little stressfull and anoying but i think if everyone trust in god and he/she effort for doing better or excellent,he/she should makes sure whatever will happen is perfect..thanks a million for.this.topic<

04:07 PM Jun 04 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When you have nothing to lose you can take a chance easily! But when you have some things, taking a chance won’t be easy for you!

When people are young they take a chance easily because they have nothing that they effort to get, gradually people get things in their life like a normal job, wife or husband, child or children, house or apartment or some things like these, now taking a chance is hard to them.

I think bravery is that you take a chance when you have a normal life, to get a better situation.




I had German in school, so I'm not very strong in French ... Let's take a chance and try that "Es-car-got" thing ...Ltm,comics,funny comics &amp; strips, cartoons,WUMO,snail,restaurant,WulffMorgenthaler,WUMO comics




Take a chance.. Always should be taken. Or you’ll regret for the rest of your life; ) And cannot help singing the famous Abba song.

If you change your mind…. I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me :)





United States

Take a change is fn.




If a person is able to take a chance on time he will win in basic aspects of life.But ,unfortunatedly,not everybody can risk and make right decisions in right time.It needs some kind of bravity and when we lose our chance we usually connect it with bad luck.



When you take a chance you should be ready for everything. You may hope to get the best result but in real you may be very disappointed. You should understand this from the very beginning. 

I would like to be a courageous person, so that I’ll be able to take a chance more often than it happenes right now. My life would be more interesting and full of different emotions.



Sri Lanka

When I was young I never worried about taking chances. I went into things boldly without a second thought. Even my marriage was a chance I took. 

Now, I’m scared to take a chance just like that for major issues in my life. Sometimes I have a strong desire to go after my dream projects without sticking to my routine life. But I know that my family depends on me a lot and a wrong move could be a disaster for all of us. Because of this fear I tread carefully in life. Maybe I will find a way to break out of this fear one day.  

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