Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

rise from the flames

rise from the flames
rise from the flames

Date: Feb 04 2016

Themes: Alternative, Health, News, Work


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

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

We know what the birth of a revolution looks like: A student stands before a tank. A fruit seller sets himself on fire. A line of monks link arms in a human chain. Crowds surge, soldiers fire, gusts of rage pull down the monuments of tyrants, and maybe, sometimes, justice rises from the flames.

Journalist Nancy Gibbs, talking about justice coming from human revolution (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

come out stronger from a bad situation; become stronger from a difficult situation

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Have you ever been in a difficult situation but came out a stronger person? Have you ever felt proud of yourself after facing serious problems? To become a stronger person after going through hard times is to rise from the flames.

When someone rises from the flames, they come out a new person. For example, on the news you can see many people who have lost their family and homes. But with patience and strength, these people rose from the flames and re-built their lives.

Journalist Nancy Gibbs believes in the power of human action. She thinks that what is right will rise from the flames.

Can you think of someone that can rise from the flames when facing problems?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

“After losing her business, my mother rose from the flames and started another restaurant. “

“If you are in a difficult situation, just remember that you can rise from the flames and be a stronger person.”

“The citizens rose from the flames after the war, and began to build the town again. “


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

a2020 Rise from difficult situation.
by a2020

Want to guess next week's slang?

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >


Log in to Comment

joao correia


I believe that my country will rises from the flames after this is economic crisis. 

02:37 AM Feb 28 2016 |



Everyperson faces such problem where he/she rises from the flame it does not matter how big n small that problem is…..it is the beauty of life that we once down n again stand ourself up.life is given us so that we  can learn lesson from bad n good experiences. As life is all about living not  giving up.thanks!

11:11 AM Feb 08 2016 |



United Arab Emirates

the hardship that didnt kill us make us stronger 

08:45 PM Feb 07 2016 |



Viet Nam

When I was in Grade 12, I had fail on an excellent student competition. After many atempts, I rose from the flames, and won on the University entrance exam.

Now, I am in the forth year of my university. Glad to share!

10:39 AM Feb 06 2016 |

1 person likes this


United States

After having a stroke , my heatlhy was in very bad sharp . However , I am rising from the flames by exercising every day little by little . I am getting a lot better than before . 

04:17 PM Feb 04 2016 |




i don’t think the difficulties is a good incentive to shake of your laziness and start doing sth.
It’s definitely not a driving force, but a destruptive one. Yes,at the back of your mind, you need to move on, do sth and that how it goes but there were also numerous cases of massive depression, sadness, lack of confidence …
What I think, just get up, be thankful what you have and try to do it better with love passion for life but not because of the hardships you went through. Pay tribute by working hard to life that is very short and leave a positive long footprint. That would be rising from the flames from my perspective.
Wars has never made anyone stronger. It’s a bad aura, bad energy, bad memories. It’s a delusion. How many countries didn’t get back to normal after a war.
I’d go with my example for the country as Switzerland that has never known wars and is still a prosperous country

02:27 PM Feb 04 2016 |




I personally think that life goes thru with the problems along the way, so whenever people 

can cope with it, then they all “rise from the flames” ♡

11:57 AM Feb 04 2016 |



After massive Second World War the germany government rose from the flames it self .
We can see the germany economy and its industry .
Now germany has one of the most strongest economy among all nations .
Good bless Deutschland .

05:00 AM Feb 04 2016 |

Likes (8):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast