Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Live up to

Live up to: To meet or correspond to someone’s expectations or standards. To live or act in accordance with. To be good enough.
-> Hype: The excitement and interest caused by advertising or propaganda.

1.  Some people feel that they can’t live up to their parents’ expectations of them. They study the career their parents want for them… they try everything, but it is not enough. Do you remember the song, “Perfect” by the group, “Simple plan”? Some of the lyrics say, “I try so hard to make you proud… Never going to be good enough for you… sorry, can’t be perfect.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fr_ai5Szps

2. Have you ever watched a movie that didn’t live up to the hype? Sometimes there’s a lot of publicity and hype surrounding a movie, but in the end it’s a letdown (disappointment). An example for me is the movie “Million Dollar Baby” with Clint Eastwood and Hillary Swank.

3. Do you think that Barack Obama is living up to his peoples’ expectations? Do you think it’s his job to fix an economy that was broken since before he became president?

4.  It is impossible for any women to live up to the image of the models they see in fashion magazines. The only way to get the “perfect” image is to Photoshop them.

5. The “All Blacks” (New Zealand national rugby team) lived up to their fans’ hopes this year, beating France narrowly in a hard-fought World Cup final, by eight points to seven (8-7).


  1. Tell us about any movie that didn't live up to your expectations...

  2. The "Dorian Gray" film didn't live up to my expectations.

  3. If someone think that you don´t live up her or his expectations, you must be wise an learn from the experience but never let that opinion let you down;if you have a heart,a soul,and mind that it´s enough to be glad and happy.

  4. I really like the last comment!