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break the mold

break the mold

Date: Oct 03 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Sports


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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””We were able to break the mold... when tennis was very dominated by white people.”

Tennis player Serena Williams, talking about the success of herself and her sister, Venus (Tennis Quotes)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something different or unique

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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There are two kinds of mold in English. The first is the blue or green stuff that grows on old food, but the second is more interesting and pleasant to think about. A mold is a container that’s used to give shape to something. For example, candy is made with molds. You can pour hot chocolate into a heart-shaped mold, and after it cools, your piece of chocolate will be in the shape of a heart, ready to give to someone special.

If people were made with molds, everyone would be exactly the same. No one would have special skills, talents, or qualities, and the world would be pretty boring. This is why it’s important to break the mold and do something unique with your life. When people break the mold, they try new things, which inspires other people to try new things. Think about what the world would be like if we didn’t break the mold once in a while.

Athlete Serena Williams knows that she and her sister, Venus, broke the mold when they became successful as black, female tennis players. Before they came along, tennis was mostly played by white people. But the Williams sisters have changed that forever, and tennis is no longer thought of that way.

Do you think it’s important to break the mold? If yes, why? If not, why not?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“It’s time to break the mold and change how we think about education.”

“Sha-Rock broke the mold when she became the first female rapper in the US.”

“Jon broke the mold when he chose not to become a police officer like his father and brother.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

GWTA achieve something special, overcome a hurdle
by GWTASuper Member!
Manu4 To change the things the way they were
by Manu4
ortiz2037 Do something that has never been try or done before...
by ortiz2037
a2020 To change the common thing.
by a2020
aijaciba To do something in a different way.
by aijaciba
 julito new and different.
by julito
to break the mould means to break the privilege
by Valentina Monaco
break rules or doing something out of expectations.
by La Princesse de la vie
Arunshyam Break the old records
by Arunshyam
be the first in do something
by letr
Sergijko Totally changing the imagination of something or amending the attitude to some groups of people.
by Sergijko
To do completely different things from what has been done before or from what is usually done.
by Jasatti
Crizsearch It means doing something different not as usual
by Crizsearch
ScienceBoy be confident and achieve something by getting over the problems.
by ScienceBoy

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In Ukraine people have to brake the mold and change the way they think about economics and politics.

12:55 PM May 30 2015 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Breaking the mold is important because the life of human needs to be improve in all of knowledge and science such as medical ,technology and also services,products,police and … so the people must to be different.

06:15 PM Feb 28 2015 |

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Serbia and Montenegro

break down stereotypes

04:22 PM Feb 28 2015 |

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Saudi Arabia

do new something even the world not to be boring 

04:18 PM Feb 27 2015 |

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we should break the mold in our life, when you try new things the result would be fail or pass. when you passed you became leader and you lose you can guide others. 

commonly, we follow footstep of our seniors,greate leaders, inventors, and others who did brillent jobs during their time and uptil now they are reconized because they broke the mold at that time. so now, we should also break the mold and became ideal for the next generations.

07:57 PM Feb 26 2015 |




everybody needs to break the mold to make his life unique and special

07:29 PM Feb 26 2015 |



United States

It is absolutely worthy to try to break the mold because you will find yourself growing and progressing. It such a great feeling! It also help you strengthen your self-edteem and self-confidence. You will feel definitely better about yourself! Let’s break the mold!! 

06:34 PM Feb 26 2015 |



Break the mold is one of the most important things in our life!
When we don’t do this we are invisible and ordinary. 

The easier way to break the mold? Have a mind of your own and don’t be afraid to take the risk. 

04:14 PM Feb 26 2015 |



” Run Forrest Run ” ..yes its from famous ” Forrest Gump ” movie..it tells us a man’s life story.. why Forrest Gump ? whats related with ” break the mold” ? 

we can count alot of famous people who broke the mold ..they did it with courage..they didnt get afraid from troubles,difficulties,problems..sometimes they walked alone ..but at last, they succeed it..Barrack Obama..yes as a first USA president..Rosa Parks ,as a civilian right activiest..we can give many examples for it. 

sometimes Everybody can feel to brake the mold like Forrest Gump.for better and healty life, for happier life ,for succesful life ,for meaningful and beautiful life..we need only courage,determination,stability.




Viet Nam

I’ve never forgive the lie of someone  but I will “break the mold” for them to have a chance to change.

It means going against the rules have been set out earlier!

03:40 PM Feb 26 2015 |



Sri Lanka

I also feel that breaking the mold is important. 

It’s because of the people who broke the mold we know that sky’s the limit to mankind. They inspire us, dare us to dream and help us to turn our passion into reality. 

02:25 PM Feb 26 2015 |




Great breakthroughs is  been accomplished by people that  dare to walk off the beaten path , by thinking outside the box  they bring on new ideas ,fashion ,etc. 

02:14 PM Feb 26 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Break the mold, intersting phrase word but I can’t rememer somthing to say

08:32 AM Feb 26 2015 |




Obama broke the mold by being elected as the first black President of the US. 

Sure it’s important to break the mold. There would be no change and no growth if nobody had broken the mold. Just like dear Mahtab said. We wouldn’t have those amazing technological and scientific break throughs. We would be communicating with letters. 

Thanks to people breaking the mold, now we have our smart devices, we have internet and here we are from all over the world discussing “breaking the mold”. 

05:28 AM Feb 26 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Breaking the mold is important to be alive!

As long as you do the same things that you have always done , you will never achieve anything new and better in you life!

No change No growth!

04:23 AM Feb 26 2015 |




Serena Williams!!! She is my role model! 6th times to be a champion on Australian open. She’s my inspiration to break the mold!

03:19 AM Feb 26 2015 |




Why we need mode,something like unspoken rules.

02:13 AM Feb 26 2015 |

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