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  • hello and welcome to number thirteen of

  • 25 bite-sized lessons which I'm making

  • especially for you because it's

  • Christmas

  • so today we're looking at the word rise

  • now do you know the difference between

  • the word rise and raise quite simply

  • they both mean to lift up, but to rise

  • is to lift up by yourself without help

  • and raise is to be lifted up by

  • something else so I might raise up a

  • ship that's sunk to the bottom of the

  • ocean because the ship can't come up by

  • itself so it can't rise up

  • it has to be raised up. As we've already said

  • rise means to lift up so i might rise

  • if I'm getting higher and higher

  • this also covers things like numbers so

  • a number can rise the number of people

  • living in a country can rise

  • this means that when your wages increase

  • you get 'a rise'. When we get up in the

  • morning we rise out of bed. When the Sun

  • comes up in the morning you have a sunrise.

  • So let's look at some common

  • phrases that use the word rise

  • well one that I used to hear every morning

  • was rise and shine

  • this is a positive phrase used when you

  • wake someone up

  • rise and shine, rise and be happy

  • You might hear about the rise and

  • fall of something

  • historians might talk about the rise and

  • fall of a dictator or a rise and fall of

  • a certain period in time. If we say that

  • something is on the rise then it means

  • it's increasing so you could say that

  • random acts of kindness are on the rise

  • if you hear someone talking about an

  • uprising

  • this is like a revolt a movement against

  • something like the establishment it

  • would be an uprising, you might be

  • expected to rise to the occasion, that

  • means that you meet the expectations of

  • an occasion.

  • For example if you've been asked

  • to sing in a show and you're normally a

  • very nervous singer, if you rise to the

  • occasion it means that you gain courage,

  • you stand up and you sing your best so

  • you rose to the occasion. If you're

  • watching a zombie movie then you'll

  • notice that people rise from the dead

  • this is where a corpse literally comes

  • up out of his grave and becomes a zombie

  • sometimes you might be warned not to

  • rise to it. Don't rise to it

  • this means do not allow the situation to

  • make you emotional

  • so if someone said something to wind you

  • up to make you angry or annoy you

  • you will be rising to it if you get

  • angry and irritated but if you don't

  • rise to it you simply ignore them

  • Finally we might use the phrase give

  • rise to, this means that something will

  • set off something else

  • so if i fail to wash the dishes in my

  • shared house it might give rise to

  • unrest amongst the other housemates so

  • my actions gave rise to upset and unrest. So

  • there we have it, a very quick lesson on

  • the word rise

  • I hope you found that helpful don't

  • forget there are 25 lessons in this

  • series so if you haven't seen the other

  • lessons then why not check them out there

  • is a playlist called bite-sized lessons

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hello and welcome to number thirteen of

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British Bitesize Lesson #13: RISE

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    wendy posted on 2017/04/21
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