to look up to sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 4 comments

to look up to sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 4 comments

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to look up to somebody'. Do you know the meaning of this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Northern England

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to look up to somebody'. Do you know the meaning of this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Northern England

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Whether , a teacher, , it's important people somebody to as growing up.

Whether it's a , a teacher, or a , it's important for people to have somebody to up to as they growing up.

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to look up to sb

If you look up to somebody, it means that you respect or admire them. If you see someone as a role model, then we can say that you look up to them.


Notice the use of whether in this sentence. Whether has several uses. One of these is used to mean it makes no difference if. e.g:

You're going to spend the weekend studying for your exams, whether you like it or not (= It doesn't matter if you like it or not, you're going to spend the weekend studying).

Whether the sun is shining or it's pouring with rain, I always enjoy going out for long walks on Sunday (= I always enjoy going for a walk on Sundays, and it doesn't matter what the weather is like).

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  • Who do you look up to and why?

  • Do you think it's true that young people tend to look up to celebrities these days? What do you think of this?

  • Does anyone look up to you?

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Very interesting expression!

I look up to one couple I have a friendship with. They are a great example of a happy family for me! Also I look up to Jesus Christ, who is the best one in love, faith humbleness and power.

A lot of young people look up to celebrities, and I think it’s okey if these people are good to take example of.

What about me, I just try to be a worthy person someone could look up to.

What about you? Is there anyone you look up to? 🙂

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1) I look up to my mother, because she is a great role model to me.

2) Yes, unfortunately young people tend to look up to celebrities, but they are not a great example at all.

3) I guess no, because I’m developing myself yet.

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