Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name. It enjoyed a more-than-30-year reign as the all-time Hollywood box office champion, and it won eight Academy Awards. The story took place in the southern United States during the Civil War. It focuses on the life of the spoiled southern belle Scarlett O’Hara, tells a turbulent romance between Scarlett and roguish Rhett Butler, the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family. 

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Today, let’s look at some of the classic quotes from this movie: 💡

Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was woman’s lot. It was a man’s world, and she accepted it as such. The man owned the property, and the woman managed it. The man took credit for the management, and the woman praised his cleverness.

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

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Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.

I loved something I made up, something that’s just as dead as Melly is. I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not. And I wouldn’t see what he really was. I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.

And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.

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She couldn’t survey the wreck of the world with an air of casual unconcern.

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for ’tis the only thing in this world that lasts, ’tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for — worth dying for.

Never pass up new experiences Scarlett, They enrich the mind.

Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways and only a little tamed.

 

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

It is the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for — worth dying for.

  1. be worth doing…: used to say that someone should do something because they will gain something from it.
  • It’s well worth getting there early if you want a good seat.
  • It is not worth sacrificing your health for your career.

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

2. It is better/it would be better to do…: used to give your opinion or make a suggestion about what you think should be done or happen.

  • It is better to walk alone, than with the crowd going in the wrong direction.
  • It is better not to borrow money from your friend.

 

Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

That’s all for today. Have a good day!

Peace…

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