to look up to someone: meaning and explanation

If you ‘look up to someone’ then you respect and admire them. If someone is your role model then you can say that you look up to them.

Have a go at this dictation exercise to hear this phrasal verb being used in context – how much can you understand?

Dictation #1

Accent: North America

today don't politicians
Young today don't up to politicians


Anymore in the sentence has the meaning any longer. It can be used as one word or two words (any more).

Discussion questions

Write your answers to these questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you with some feedback:

  • 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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