Grandma Moses, Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Aprender [Phrasal Verb: Take Up (Something) / Take (Something) Up]

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Categories: Phrasal Verbs, U.S. History & Culture
Grandma Moses, Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Aprender [Phrasal Verb: Take Up (Something) / Take (Something) Up]

Have you ever heard of Grandma Moses? She’s an example to all of us that you are never too old to learn a new skill. Check out this cool video about her, and learn the phrasal verb take up (an activity).

Você já ouviu falar da Vovó Moisés? Ela é um exemplo para todos nós de que você nunca está velho demais para aprender uma nova habilidade. Confira este vídeo interessante sobre ela, e aprenda o phrasal verb take up (an activity).

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FILL IN THE BLANKS (then see script with explanations below).

Have you ever heard of Grandma Moses?

Grandma Moses was a renowned American folk artist. Her paintings are _______  millions today. One of her paintings even ________  in the White House in Washington, D.C.

What makes Grandma Moses so special?

Well, she only ______  ____  painting when she was 75 years old, and then it was only because she couldn't do ____________ anymore because of her arthritis.

  • take up [phrasal verb] = (see below)
  • and then it was only because = e isso só porque
  • do embroidery = fazer bordado

After Grandma Moses' paintings were discovered by a famous art collector, her work soon became highly _________ after all over the world.

  • (highly) sought after [phrasal verb] = (altamente) procurado

If Grandma Moses could learn how to paint and _________ a famous painter in her late 70s, then there is no excuse for anyone to stop learning English and phrasal verbs; is there?

SCRIPT WITH TRANSLATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS

Have you ever heard of Grandma Moses?

Grandma Moses was a renowned American folk artist. Her paintings are worth millions today. One of her paintings even hangs in the White House in Washington, D.C.

  • renowned = renomado, conhecido, famoso
  • folk art = arte popular
  • paintings = pinturas
  • are worth = valem
  • hangs = está pendurado

What makes Grandma Moses so special?

Well, she only took up painting when she was 75 years old, and then it was only because she couldn't do embroidery anymore because of her arthritis.

  • take up [phrasal verb] = (see below)
  • and then it was only because = e isso só porque
  • do embroidery = fazer bordado

After Grandma Moses' paintings were discovered by a famous art collector, her work soon became highly sought after all over the world.

  • (highly) sought after [phrasal verb] = (altamente) procurado

If Grandma Moses could learn how to paint and become a famous painter in her late 70s, then there is no excuse for anyone to stop learning English and phrasal verbs; is there?

  • in her late 70s = com mais que 70 anos de idade
  • no excuse = nenhuma desculpa
  • is there? = tem?
O que significa o phrasal verb ‘take up (something) / take (something) up'Como se diz “take up (something)" / “take (something) up” em português? Qual é a tradução de "take up (something)” / “take (something) up”? What does "take (something) up” / “take up (something)” mean? What is the meaning of "take up (something)" / “take (something) up”

  • take up (something) / take (something) up [phrasal verb] = começar a aprender (um esporte, uma arte, uma atividade)
  • to be turned down = ser rejeitado / negado (em um emprego, teste, proposta, etc.)

Check out this video about Grandma Moses that I found on youtube:

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Por que o Tim Decidiu Começar a Correr [Phrasal Verb: Take Up Something]

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How about you? What have you taken up recently? Please tell us about it below.

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15 comments “Grandma Moses, Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Aprender [Phrasal Verb: Take Up (Something) / Take (Something) Up]”

Hello;

I’ve been taking english up nowadays for good.. I’ve got such a difficult challenges recently, but I know that with a good english I can go over it easily.

Anderson

Good for you, Anderson! Good luck with your studies!

Hey, Tim!

Well, I’m applying to work for the Brazilian Central Bank, although I should have settled down, because I’ve been working at a government bank for the last 10 years, but I’ve decided to go on and make some changes in my life… So I’m studying like crazy these days, but it will be worth it.

That’s it, thanks for your post!

I wish you all the best with your plans, Thaís! Thank you for participating here!

Hello, teacher, very interesting this video, I agree never is too old to learn a new skill, I`m 48 years old I taken up recently besides English, French,Spanish. Thank you, continue posting these scrips and your explanations, a big hug.

Thank you for writing, Ana! I wish you the best with all your endeavors!

Hello Tim,
I have taken up my course on Interior Decorating e-course and like Grandma Moses, never is late to start something new in our lives. I mean to learn and improve our skills, which some of them were not awaken yet, and we discover them any time of our lives.

That’s very true, Maria! Without a doubt, Grandma Moses is an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for writing!

Hi, Tim

Thanks, I liked very much know the history about Grandma Moses, she is a fantatisc example of womam and a good an inspiration for me this moment.

God bless you.

She sure is, Cida! Thank you for your comment!

Hi, Tim! I’ve taken up a pre-intermediate English course, I’m very happy I can understand more words and speak more fluently, and I should thank this blog, because it helped me a lot!

I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for commenting, Eduardo!

Iliked the video thanks you !

Hi Tim.
Thanks for your videos and explanations, this is very useful to me.
God bless you.

Thanks, Danillo! So glad you are enjoying the tips!